whitewater rafting

(Taken on my birthday at the Hospital Bar Rapid of the Southfork of the American River near Sacramento California in 1993)

Curious? As you can see in the photo, I used to enjoy whitewater kayaking. This picture was taken in 1993 when I worked for "Outdoor Adventures" as a kayaking instructor. Now that I am in Florida, whitewater is out because this state is flat.

I got married in 2006. Ann and I live in a nice house on a golf course where I pay fees to not be able to play because I work too much. Through osmosis alone I have managed to get my handicap down to the low teens. I hope that by watching people play golf outside the window I can soon get to single digits.

We own three Welsh Corgi's -- Beck (8 yrs), Snickers (also 8 yrs); and Maggie (5 years) we lost an earlier dog (Nicky age 1.9) when he had a reaction to drugs at the vet, and we miss him every day. Our first corgi, Dancer, died a while ago at the much more acceptable age of 13. Corgi's make wonderful pets and ours make every day happier (well almost every day).

I spend my days doing research in a variety of areas; the advantage of being a Professor is working on any problem you find interesting (as long as you have a student who also finds it interesting). My research is split between low power computer architecture design, mobile app development, and computational biology. I also spend some time teaching classes, traveling too much and occasionally golfing, shopping, eating, and sleeping.

If you are reading this page to decide if I am the same Gary Tyson you knew long ago, here is some biographical information to help you decide.

  • 1963-1972 I lived in various locations around the world and I looked much different than I do now.
  • 1972-1977 San Antonio, Texas
  • 1978-1979 New Orleans, LA (Ben Franklin High School)
  • 1980-1990 Sacramento, CA (JFK High School, CSUS -- B.S. and M.S.)
  • 1990-1995 Davis, Ca. (UC Davis -- Ph.D.)
  • 1995-1996 Riverside, CA (UC Riverside -- Professor)
  • 1996-2003 Ann Arbor, MI (UofM -- Professor)
  • 2003- Tallahassee, FL (FSU -- Professor)

Here are some "historical" pictures of me so you can decide if I am the Gary Tyson you remember. The first was taken around 1980 (high school graduation) and the second was taken around 1990.

me, 1980 me, 1990