Williams is a computer scientist. He started as an electrical engineer, then became a software engineer and later on moved to research management.
Williams has a PhD in Computer Science from New York University (advisor Prof Herbert Freeman) and a BSc (1st Hons) from Imperial College, London. He has worked at Philips (researcher at Mullards in England), New York University (as an assistant professor), and IBM (as a researcher). He has always been very involved with professional societies and universities.
His technical experience is in image and data management, computer workstations, character recognition, multimedia and storage systems; as well as managing projects in these and many other related areas.
He is a member of the Dean of Engineering's advisory boards at UC Santa Cruz and at UC Merced. He is a Board member of Schmahl Sciences Workshops, and a program evaluator in ABET (Computer Science) for Universities.
An independent consultant, and when desired by clients, quite willing to work with others (especially IBM)
He recently helped develop a business model of research activities
Life Fellow of IEEE and a Golden Core member
Fellow of the ACM
Member of SIGGRAPH
Elected into Eta Kappa Nu (El Eng hon society)
Associate of City and Guilds Inst, London
Chairman of ACM SIGGRAPH '75-'77
Advisor to ISSIP (International Society of Service Innovation Professionals), which he helped create. See ISSIP.org
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