Professor William Aspray studies the history, policy and social context of information and information technology. He is the author or editor of more than 100 publications and has recorded and edited more than 200 oral histories deposited in professional archives. He serves on the editorial boards of Communications of the ACM, The Information Society, Information and Culture and Information Research. He is also the co-editor of the MIT Press Series on the History of Computing.
Aspray holds a BA and MA in Mathematics from Wesleyan University and a PhD in History of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has extensive experience with computing and information science, history and sociology of science and technology and information policy. He has held faculty positions at Harvard, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia Tech and Williams University. He also served in management positions at the Charles Babbage Institute, the Computing Research Association and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.