Gerald Ratzer

Here is a link to the Computers in Engineering WWW course site!


Born in England, educated in Scotland at Kelvinside Academy and Glasgow University. First degree in Honours Physics. Started graduate studies at the Maths Lab at Cambridge University, England. This included programming EDSAC 2 in machine language! Awarded an IBM Fellowship and came to McGill University in Montreal, as the first graduate student in Computer Science, in 1964. Founding member of the School of Computer Science at McGill in 1970.

Current Activities

Teach "Computers in Engineering" (308-208A/B) to most incoming McGill Engineering students (about 250/year). See links to course material below. Teach "Microcomputers" (308-573B) to senior undergraduates and graduates. Students enjoy this course, as they have an opportunity to develop a computer application of their own choosing - but this turns out to be more work than expected! Research interests include modelling and simulation as used in real time applications, such as air traffic control simulators. Computer Assisted Learning (CAL) for several different fields ranging from high school to university level courses, both in Canada and overseas. Committee work includes being Chairman of the SOCS Equipment Committee, and a member of the Undergraduate Committee.

Recent Awards

Outside Interests

Honorary Secretary of the Oxford-Cambridge Society of Montreal. Any graduate from either university in the Montreal area should please forward their coordinates to:-

Professor Gerald Ratzer
McGill University
Computer Science
McConnell Room 330
3480 University Street
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 2A7
Tel: (514) 398-7082 Fax: (514) 398-3883

Here is a link to the Computers in Engineering WWW site!

Here is the link to the McGill School of Computer Science

Office: McENG 330
Office Phone:(514) 398-7082
Office FAX: (514) 398-3883

Last Modified: 08/07/97

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