Ralph Tindell became a full-time faculty member in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in December 2001 after having served as an Adjunct Professor in the department for three years. He retired in December 1998 from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, where he had been a Computer Science Professor since 1970 and where he is now Professor Emeritus. Dr. Tindell has also held positions at the University of Georgia; The institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey; the Universitat des Saarlands, Saarbrucken, the Saarland, Germany; and l' Universite Paris-Sud, France. While at Stevens Institute of Technology, Dr. Tindell taught a wide variety of courses in mathematics and computer science and was a leader in the design and later revision of the computer science curriculum, which was among the first to be accredited by the CSAB. He served as Undergraduate Advisor for the Computer Science Department at Stevens, Chairman of the Computer Science Graduate Admissions Committee, and Director of a joint Computer Science Program between Stevens and Ecole Pour l' Informatique et les Techniques Avancees (EPITA) in Paris.