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people:top [2019/03/27 11:10]
jcolabella [Luke Hunsberger]
people:top [2019/08/19 15:12]
jebailie [Simon Ellis]
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 ===== Faculty ===== ===== Faculty =====
  
-==== Simon Ellis ==== 
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-Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science \\ \\ 
-[[http://​www.cs.vassar.edu/​~sellis|Simon Ellis]] received his PhD in 2016 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, specialising in the application of cognitive computing to artificially intelligent agents for complex board, card and role-playing games. This remains the primary focus of his research, although he is also interested in "​non-educational"​ computer games which permit learning as a '​side-effect'​ of playing the game: in particular, using such a game to help high school students to learn and understand basic computer science concepts without actively learning them. Some of his other interests include programming languages, software development,​ philosophy, and design, of A.I., and just about //​anything//​ to do with games. 
  
  
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 ==== Marc Smith ==== ==== Marc Smith ====
  
-Associate Professor, CS Dept. Chair \\ \\+Associate Professor \\ \\
 [[https://​www.cs.vassar.edu/​people/​mlsmith/​top|Professor Smith]] earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Central Florida. He worked for AT&T for fifteen years, in several different IT capacities, during which time his Ph.D. studies were sponsored by AT&​T'​s Doctoral Support Program. His research spans elements of theoretical and experimental computer science, in the area of parallel and distributed computation. His interests include models of concurrency,​ bioinformatics (specifically,​ computational phylogeny), and programming languages (semantics, paradigms, and unifying theories). [[https://​www.cs.vassar.edu/​people/​mlsmith/​top|Professor Smith]] earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Central Florida. He worked for AT&T for fifteen years, in several different IT capacities, during which time his Ph.D. studies were sponsored by AT&​T'​s Doctoral Support Program. His research spans elements of theoretical and experimental computer science, in the area of parallel and distributed computation. His interests include models of concurrency,​ bioinformatics (specifically,​ computational phylogeny), and programming languages (semantics, paradigms, and unifying theories).