Floyd Bliss Hanson, Ph.D.

Floyd Hanson

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: University of Illinois at Chicago
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Floyd Bliss Hanson, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in higher education.

With more than 40 years of professional experience, Dr. Hanson has been recognized as a professor emeritus of the University of Illinois at Chicago since 2005, having been a professor since 1983, associate professor from 1975 to 1983, and assistant professor from 1969 to 1975. In addition to his primary roles, he served as the associate director of the Laboratory for Control and Information from 1993 to 2005 and the Laboratory for Advanced Computing from 1990 to 2005. Earlier in his career, he was an associate research scientist with the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University from 1967 to 1969, a physicist with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in 1962, and an applied mathematician with Arthur D. Little and a space technician with Convair Astronautics in 1961.

Dr. Hanson began his career as a student at Antioch College, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in 1962. He continued his studies at Brown University, earning a Master of Science in 1964 and a Doctor of Philosophy in 1968. Throughout his career, he has been recognized for his contributions, having received an Excellence in Teaching Award and a Teacher Recognition Award from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has been a grantee of numerous organizations as well, including the Pittsburgh Supercomputer Center, the San Diego Supercomputer Center, the Cornell Theory Center, the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the National Science Foundation, and the National Center for Supercomputer Applications. He has also been selected for inclusion in several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the Midwest, and Who’s Who in the World. In his free time, Dr. Hanson enjoys hiking and genealogy.

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