After obtaining B.A. and M.A. degrees in mathematics from Cambridge University, Peter Grogono worked in various fields, including pattern recognition, civil engineering, operating systems and electronic music. In the late 1960s, while at Electronic Music Studios in Putney, England, he implemented MUSYS, a software system for music synthesis on DEC PDP/8. Grogono's research areas include programming languages, expert systems, graphics, and software engineering. He has published seven books and 100+ research articles. He is now Professor Emeritus, having retired from Concordia University in 2014 he pursues hobbies, including photography, music, while continuing to conduct research into programming languages and graphics.