Roy Rada has a B.A. in Psychology from Yale University, a M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Univ. Illinois in Urbana. After completing his M.D., he earned a license to practice medicine but then accepted a NIH Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Illinois to work on healthcare informatics. He was in the mid-1980s the Editor of Index Medicus at the National Library of Medicine, in the early 1990s a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Liverpool, and in the late 1990's the Boeing Distinguished Professor of Software Engineering at Washington State University. He was a Professor of Information Systems at the University of Maryland Baltimore County from 1999 till 2015. In Liverpool Roy founded the 'Many Using and Creating Hypermedia' research group that earned millions of dollars worth of European funding. In the early 2000s, he was a prominent national consultant on the topic of HIPAA for health care information systems. Roy is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery and has authored two hundred journal articles and twenty books. His main research interest has always been how software can become like people.