Biographical Sketch & CV


After earning a Master's degree in computer science from the University of Illinois in 1981, Stephen V. Rice embarked on a career as a computer scientist and software developer.  Forty years later, he continues to create leading-edge software systems.  This path has taken him from the 40th employee of Oracle Corp. in 1982, to simulation programming languages for CACI, optical character recognition at UNLV, computer audio perception for Comparisonics, and now genomics software for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  In 1996 he received a Ph.D. in computer science from UNLV.


Dr. Rice has developed software systems that are popular (used by millions of people), long lasting (used for more than 20 years), and pioneering, with innovations in pattern recognition and artificial intelligence (AI); database systems and search technology; and computer algorithms. His work in AI has spanned 30 years. To help train the next generation, he devoted 10 years of his 40-year career to teaching computer science at colleges in underserved regions (northwest New Mexico and Mississippi).


Dr. Rice's CV can be found here, last updated in March 2022.