Paul Gray (information technology)

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Paul Gray (1930 - May 10, 2012) was an American information systems pioneers, and Professor Emeritus at Claremont Graduate University where he was the founding chair of The School of Information Systems and Technology. The School of Information Systems and Technology at Claremont Graduate University is the home of the Paul Gray PC Museum.


Gray received a PhD in Operations Research from Stanford University in 1968.

He has been a member of the faculty at Stanford, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Southern California, Southern Methodist University, University of California at Irvine, and Claremont Graduate University. Gray served as secretary of The Institute of Management Sciences from 1975–79, vice president at large from 1983-1986, and president from 1992-93.

Gray was the founding editor of CAIS, the Communications of the Association for Information Systems and served as editor-in-chief from 1999 to 2006. He is on the editorial board of CAIS and eight other journals.

In 1999, he was elected Fellow of the Association for Information Systems. In 2000, he was named Educator of the Year by EDSIG. In 2002, he was elected Fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS). In 2002, he received the LEO Award of the Association for Information Systems for Lifetime Achievement. In 2003, he received the INFORMS Kimball Medal. In 2006, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award of SIGMIS.

Paul Gray, professor emeritus at Claremont Graduate University (CGU), died on May 10, 2012 from injuries suffered in a car crash. He was 81.

Selected publications[edit]

Gray is the author of 13 books and over 140 professional articles. Books, a selection:

  • Gray, P., Watson, H. J., King, W. R., & McLean, E. R. (1997). Management of information systems. Dryden Press.
  • Negash, Solomon, and Paul Gray. Business intelligence. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2008.

Articles, a selection:


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