Participants

Kate Sanders

Kate Sanders is Professor (as of July 1, 2009) at the Mathematics and Computer Science Department at Rhode Island College in Providence, Rhode Island. She received an A.B. in classics from Brown University, a J.D. from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in computer science from Brown University, with a thesis on artificial intelligence and law. In recent years, her main research interest has been empirical computer-science education. She participated in the Bootstrapping Computer Science Education workshop in 2002-2003, and has published in SIGCSE, ITICSE, ICER, and CSEJ. She is the co-author (with A. van Dam) of "Object-Oriented Programming in Java: a graphical approach".

Rajeev Agrawal

Rajeev Agrawal completed his PhD from Department of Computer Science, Wayne State University, Detroit in May 2009. His Dissertation title was ‘Narrowing down the Semantic Gap Between content and Context Using Multimodal Keywords’. His research interests are Content-based Image Clustering and Retrieval, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Personal Privacy and Security Issues besides computer science education research. He has worked at EDS, an HP Company in Business Intelligence group and worked on SLA management for Airline Industry. He also worked on Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) for Oregon State. He will join Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids Michigan in Fall 2009 as Visiting Assistant Professor and interestingly teach 2 sections of CS 2 course. He has completed his BS and MS in Computer Science from India. Recently, he attended Tekkotsu robotics workshop at Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh. He believes that Data Repository would be the driving force for Computer Science education research in near future. He is a member of IEEE, ACM, and ASEE.

Vicki Almstrum

Stephen Edwards

Stephen Edwards is an associate professor at Virginia Tech. His research interests are in software engineering, the use of formal methods in programming languages, automated testing, component-based approaches, and computer science education. The largest CS education project I am currently working on is Web-CAT: the Web-based Center for Automated Testing. Web-CAT is an open-source automated grading platform that is used by 20 different institutions. Web-CAT is customizable and extensible, allowing it to support a wide variety of programming languages and assessment strategies. Web-CAT is most well-known as the system that “grades students on how well they test their own code,” with experimental evidence that it offers greater learning benefits than more traditional output-comparison grading.

Mark Hall

Mark S. Hall is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin - Marathon County where he is in his 6th and final year on the tenure-track. He holds B.S. degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science, and a Masters of Science in Systems Management (MSSM) at the University of Southern California. He joined the academic world after 20+ years in software development for software companies contracting for the Department of Defense and commercial applications. During this time, he lived in Japan for 5 years and Germany for 8 years. His main research interests involve computer-science education and algorithm visualizations (JHave). He is a member of the ACM and SIGCSE, AITP, and CSTA. He has participated in an ITiCSE working group (2006), and the working group paper was published in the ACM "inRoads" journal. He has presented and published at numerous regional CS Education conferences (MICS, CCSC-Midwest).

Ray Lister

Raymond Lister is an Australian who recently moved to Canada to take up a two year Teaching and Learning Fellowship at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. That fellowship is part of the Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative. In 2007, he became an associate fellow of the Australian Learning and Teaching Council, one of eight such perpetual fellowships awarded in 2007 to Australian academics across all disciplines. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers in Computer Science Education. His primary research interest is the study of novice programmers. Over the last five years, he has co-led the multi-institutional BRACElet project, which has studied novice programmer performance on exam questions. He sees the Data Repository as possibly an ideal location place to place some of the data produced by the BRACElet project, and he also sees the repository as the mechanism for organising the BRACElet project in the future.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Connecticut. He earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Natural Resources at the University of Michigan, worked as a statistician at the Smithsonian Institution, and earned Sc.M. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Brown University. His main research interests involve empirical computer science education research, most recently work on threshold concepts and student preconceptions about computing. His other research interests include diagrammatic reasoning and underwater robotics. He is currently co-editor in chief of ACM JERIC, and was on the editorial board of Computer Science Education from 1998-2006.

Briana Morrison

After earning a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Tulane University, Briana Morrison worked for IBM in Atlanta for 8 years. During her career at IBM she was a software developer, team lead for customer support, and developed and led in-house training for developers and customers on object-oriented programming and specific products. While earning a M.S. in Computer Science from Southern Tech, she was also a graduate instructor and after graduating became an adjunct instructor. She began her full-time position at SPSU in January of 1996. She was the faculty lead for a successful ABET accreditation evaluation which resulted in initial accreditation for the BS in Computer Science program. She is currently Undergraduate Coordinator for the Computer Science and Software Engineering programs. Her research interests include Computer Science Education, gaming in education, gender issues in computer science, and Data Structures.

Jan Erik Mostr÷m

Jan Erik Mostr÷m works as a Lecturer at the Department of Computing Science at Umeň University, Sweden. He got his M.Sc. in Computer Science from Luleň Technical University and a Licentiate of Technology from Umeň University.

His main research interests are computer-science education research and empirical studies of programmers. He participated in the Scaffolding Computer Science Education workshop in 2003-2004, the Stepping Stones workshop in 2006-2007 and has published in SIGCSE, ITICSE, ICER, and CSEJ.

Brad Richards

Brad Richards is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Puget Sound. He holds B.A. degrees in Physics and Computer Science, an M.Sc. in CS from the University of Victoria, and earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. His main research interests involve emprical computer-science education research. He participated in the Bootstrapping Computer Science Education workshop in 2002-2003, is a member of the Liberal Arts Computer Science Consortium (LACS), and has published in SIGCSE, ITICSE, and JERIC.

 

Beth Simon

Jaime Spacco

Craig Zilles

Craig Zilles is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His current research focuses on compiler interaction between compilers and computer architecture and computer science education. In his prior work, he developed the first algorithm that allowed rendering arbitrary three-dimensional polygonal shapes for haptic interfaces (force-feedback human-computer interfaces). He holds 6 patents (1 pending), is a winner of the NSF CAREER award, and his work on "atomic execution for compiler optimization" was selected as an IEEE Micro "Top Pick". For his teaching, he has received the Rose Award and Everitt Award for teaching excellence and is routinely elected to the University of Illinois's "List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students". He received his Ph.D. in 2002 from Wisconsin-Madison.