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Gordon Springer Associate Professor Emeritus

Gordon K. Springer is an associate professor emeritus in the Computer Science Department at the University of Missouri. He has served as scientific director of the UM Bioinformatics Consortium, a UM System-wide resource that facilitates intercampus communication and bioinformatics research collaborations and director of Research Support Computing for the Division of Information Technology, MU’s campus computing organization. A former director of graduate studies for MU’s Computer Science Department, Springer has worked since the late 1980s with the MU Molecular Biology Program and in the Life Science Center to develop and support computer systems and software required to carry out various research projects that need computer analysis of biological data. He has received research funding from such institutions as Cisco Corp., IBM, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the National Institutes of Health, the National Library of Medicine, the National Science Foundation and Monsanto Co. He retired from full-time faculty in 2015.

Technical Focus

  • High Performance computing & networks
  • Bioinformatics
  • Parallel and distributed systems


  • PhD from Pennsylvania State University
  • BS from the University of California-Santa Barbara