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Duncan A. Buell received the B. S. and M. A. degrees in mathematics from the University of Arizona and University of Michigan, respectively, and in 1976 his Ph. D. in mathematics from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He was an assistant and then associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

In 1986 he joined the Supercomputing Research Center (now the Center for Computing Sciences), a division of the Institute for Defense Analyses, doing high performance computing and computational mathematics research for the National Security Agency. He has written two books and more than fifty research papers in number theory, document and information retrieval, parallel algorithms, and computer architecture.

While at IDA he was project manager for the Splash 2 reconfigurable computing project, one of the first successful ventures into the use of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) as the programmable "CPU" in what is now known as a reconfigurable computing machine. He was also one of the co-founders of the FPGAs for Custom Computing Machines (FCCM) conference held yearly since 1993.

In 1997 Dr. Buell was a member of a team that received a National Meritorious Unit Citation from Director of Central Intelligence George Tenet for the solution of a long-outstanding problem of national significance.

He joined the University of South Carolina as Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in October 2000, where he continues research in high performance and reconfigurable computing and in computer security. In 2005-2006 he served as Interim Dean of the College of Engineering and Information Technology.