Dr. Shriver received his PhD in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He has published extensively and has lectured throughout the US and abroad in the design and implementation of computer hardware and software systems. In 1990, Shriver was made an IEEE Fellow for his work in Computer Systems Organization and Microprogramming. In 2002 he received the IEEE Richard E. Merwin Distinguished Service Award “For outstanding service to both the Computer Society and computing profession that continues to have enormous impact on responsible governance, high-quality publications and conferences, and the international community.” He is also a recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal in 2000 and was made an IEEE Computer Society Golden Core Member in 1996. Shriver was president of the IEEE Computer Society in 1992. He was the editor-in-chief of, Computer and IEEE Software and an editorial board member of a number of other periodicals. Shriver was the Department Group Manager of Software Technology at IBM's T. J. Watson Research Center in the mid-1980s. He has served as Vice-President for Research at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where he also held an Eminent Scholar Chair in Computer Science. He has also held an endowed chair at the University of Hawaii and was an adjunct professor at a number of Universities, including, the University of Aarhus in Denmark. He currently is a Professor-at-Large at the University of Tromsø in Norway where he teaches graduate courses in Computer Architecture and Computer Systems Organization.