|CSC 207||Algorithms and Object-Oriented Design||Spring 2010|
I studied Computer Science and Mathematics (double major B.S.) at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, a similarly-sized school in Terre Haute, Indiana that focuses on teaching engineering, math, and science.
My PhD in Computer Science came from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where I specialized in computer vision and machine learning. My dissertation research involved designing algorithms for a system to help the blind navigate by reading text from images (such as street signs and storefronts).
In addition to this course, I am teaching "Computer Vision", a fun class investigating what it takes to get computers to understand and do useful things with images. I am also teaching CSC 151 "Functional Problem Solving in Scheme," which I hope you already know about
As always, I look forward to getting to know my students and their approaches to learning about computation.
Even if you are not a Computer Science major or choose not to take any further CompSci classes, my biggest concern is that you will all see the utility of object-centered thinking and come away better equipped to write and study powerful algorithms for processing data.