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Dr. Jeff Gray is a Professor (Full) in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Alabama (UA) and the Director of the Randall Research Scholars Program. He is a National Science Foundation CAREER award recipient and was named the Professor of the Year (Alabama, 2008) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Jeff is a Distinguished Member of the ACM and a Senior Member of the IEEE, and he currently serves as the chair of the Alabama IEEE Computer Society. He also serves on the Development Committee for the College Board’s AP CS Principles course. Jeff is co-chair of Alabama Governor Kay Ivey’s Computer Science Advisory Council and co-wrote the state plan that informed the 2019 K-12 CS Education Bill, making Alabama one of the first 6 states to have established all of key policies. He was a past member of the Education Advisory Council of For over 20 years, he has helped to expand K-12 opportunities in computer science by supporting students (competitions, camps, science fairs) and teachers (professional development opportunities). His most recent effort is an NSG-funded project to train College of Education students to be future K-12 computer science educators.

Jeff received a BS and MS in Computer Science from West Virginia University and a PhD in Computer Science from Vanderbilt University. More information about his work can be found at: 

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