Dr. Roy Clymer

Roy Clymer graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1967, where he majored in Physics. He deployed three times to the Viet Nam combat zone, including one tour in-country on River Patrol Boats. Upon leaving active duty he attended graduate school in Physics at the University of Maryland for three semesters before changing tacks, first getting a MSW from the University of Maryland, and then a Ph.D. in Medical Psychology from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. For his dissertation research, he did single cell recording from Aplyisa neurons, seeking (and finding) data supporting his theory of synaptic modification.

While at USUHS he developed a mathematical model of his theory and programmed an Apple II computer to operationalize it. The program won a prize in a competition of student medical computer programs. He also designed and patented an integrated circuit implementation of an artificial neuron based on his theory.

As a clinician, he has worked in the public and private sectors including thirteen years at the Specialized Care Program of the Deployment Health Clinical Center at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He directed the program and provided services to returning Service Members from missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.

He currently lives in Austin, TX where he has been further developing Matheta over the last several years.