BioDr. Wyllys served as an electronics technician and as an officer in the U.S. Navy, and worked as a Mathematician for the Department of Defense, Washington, D.C., as an Associate in Information Retrieval for the Planning Research Corporation, Los Angeles, as a Computer Systems Specialist for the System Development Corporation, Santa Monica, California, and as Chief Systems Analyst in the University Libraries and Lecturer in the Computer Sciences Department, University of Wisconsin, Madison. He also taught mathematics for George Washington University, Washington, D.C. Having joined the GSLIS faculty in 1972, he served as Dean from 1982 to 1990. Dr. Wyllys' research interests center on advanced information technologies, natural-language processing for information storage and retrieval, quantitative linguistics, and education for library and information science. He is a co-author of National Document Handling Systems for Science and Technology.
B.A. (With High Distinction), 1950, Mathematics, Arizona State University; Ph.D., 1974, Information Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison.