I am an associate professor of Computer Science at Washington & Lee University. I take pride in using innovative educational techniques in the introductory computer science courses and advanced software development courses. I also enjoy working with motivated undergraduates on research problems with practical outcomes. I also collaborate on developing digital humanities projects, such as The Ancient Graffiti Project.

Education

I completed my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Delaware in August 2007. I was a 2000 NSF Graduate Research Fellow and was featured in the 60th anniversary retrospective.

I graduated with a bachelor's degree in mathematics and computer science from Gettysburg College and with a master's degree in computer science from Duke University.

Teaching

My Teaching Philosophy and All Courses

Research

My research interests are in software testing and distributed systems, specializing in automated testing techniques for web applications. I often collaborate with Lori Pollock's Software Analysis and Compilation Lab. I am also developing collaborations in digital humanities. See my research page for more information about my work and projects you can get involved with.

My publications are in our new publications repository, a student summer development project.

My Google Scholar Profile

News 6/9/2012: One of my papers was selected as #4 of the best papers of the last 20 years at HPDC! I really enjoyed working on that paper with my wonderful co-authors. It's really gratifying that the paper has had such an impact.

Undergraduate Research Projects

I enjoy working with motivated undergraduates on research problems with concrete outcomes. Some examples of past undergraduate research projects include

Resources

Professional Service

Technical

Increasing Diversity in Computing

University

Useful Information

I'm creating a Wiki with lots of useful information for W&L students and others.

Student Groups

The following links are for the University of Delaware, but they contain information and links that are useful to students at other schools as well.

Community

I volunteer for Rockbridge Animal Alliance.


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