William Barrett received his PhD in medical biophysics and computing from the University of Utah in 1978, where he also received a BS in mathematics. He is currently a professor in the Department of Computer Science at BYU. He has worked with the Family and Church History Department on technologies for scanning, cropping, enhancing, zoning, registering, browsing, and indexing (digital) microfilm. He founded the annual Family History Technology Workshop and is working on the development of Family History Software (see http://roots.cs.byu.edu/pedigree/).
The BYU Family Historian
Issue and Volume
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"Digital Roots of Human Relations: Enabling Technologies for Family History and Genealogical Research,"
BYU Family Historian: Vol. 5
, Article 3.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byufamilyhistorian/vol5/iss1/3