Professor Richard E. Crandall
Vollum Adjunct Professor of Science and
Director, Center for Advanced Computation, Reed College
Prof. Richard E. Crandall.
Richard Crandall currently holds the title of Apple Distinguished Scientist, having previously been Apple's Chief Cryptographer, the Chief Scientist at NeXT, Inc., and recipient of the Vollum Chair of Science at Reed College. In 1997 he founded a consulting firm, Perfectly Scientific, Inc., dedicated to industrial algorithm design. His primary interest is interdisciplinary scientific computation, though he has authored numerous theoretical papers in quantum physics, biology, mathematics, and chemistry, as well as various patents across engineering fields.
Professor Crandall's latest venture is a scientific book publishing company based out of Portland, Oregon called Perfectly Scientific Press (PSIpress).
The Center for Advanced Computation at Reed College is currently (2004) occupied with deep computations involving conflagration and the spread of diseases.