Surgical Planning Laboratory - Brigham & Women's Hospital - Boston, Massachusetts USA - a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School

Surgical Planning Laboratory

Robert A. McKie (October 2001-July 2013)

My Background

A.B. Mathematics, Hamilton College
M.S., Ph.D. (ABD) Systems and Information Science, Syracuse University

After graduate school, I worked for a number of firms in Rome NY, building automated cartography systems for both the U.S. Air Force and Navy. I began working with Unix on PDP-11's in 1978. I escaped from the frozen North for the gentler climes of New York's Hudson Valley, working for IBM to develop a coprocessor card and port of BSD4.3 Unix for their PC/AT and later, the PS/2. Moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts to work as IBM Visiting Engineer at MIT's Project Athena. At Athena's conclusion, I returned to work at the IBM Cambridge Scientific Center, and from there, to a series of software startups. Most recently, I was Engineering Manager (multi-platform software development) at a startup developing PKI security applications.


When I am not here, and weather permits, I sail competitively, fly fish and do some upland bird hunting.


Robert A. McKie
Director of Information Technology, Surgical Planning Laboratory
Department of Radiology
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Thorn 323
75 Francis St.
Boston, MA 02115
Tel: 617.278.0986
Fax: 617.264.6887
E-mail: mckie at

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