Eric S. Roberts is a Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University and the department's Associate Chair for Educational Affairs. He is also the Charles Simonyi Professor for Innovation in Teaching. After receiving his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University in 1980, Dr. Roberts founded and chaired the computer science department at Wellesley College. He then worked for five years as a researcher for Digital Equipment Corporation's Systems Research Center in Palo Alto, California. Dr. Roberts is also the author of The Art and Science of C, published by Addison-Wesley in 1995.