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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 \\ \\ +Associate Professor ​of Computer Science ​\\ \\ 
-[[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 (specificallycomputational phylogeny), and programming languages ​(semanticsparadigms, and unifying theories). +[[https://​www.cs.vassar.edu/​people/​mlsmith/​top|Professor Smith]] earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees ​in Computer Science ​from the University of Central Florida. He worked ​in industry ​for AT&T for fifteen years, during which time his Ph.D. studies were sponsored by AT&​T'​s Doctoral Support Program. While at AT&T he worked in several different IT capacities, including applications and systems development and support, and IT infrastructure systems engineering. He was an Assistant Professor at Colby College from 2001-2006, before coming to Vassar. His research spans elements of theoretical and experimental computer science, in the areas concurrency (models ​of parallel and distributed computation, ​programming languages, and unifying theories of programming) and bioinformatics (phylogenetic inference and evolutionary robotics). At Vassar he has taught CMPU-101 (Problem-Solving and Abstraction)CMPU-102 (Data Structures and Algorithms), CMPU-203 (Software Design ​and Implementation),​ CMPU-235 ​(Programming Languages)CMPU-245 (Declarative Programming Models)CMPU-240 (Language Theory ​and Computation), CMPU-353 (Bioinformatics),​ CMPU-375 (Networks), CMPU-377 (Parallel Programming),​ and CMPU-381 (Relational Databases and SQL) as an Intensive.
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 ==== Jennifer Walter ==== ==== Jennifer Walter ====
  
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 ===== Staff ===== ===== Staff =====
  
 +====Matt Tarantino====
 +Systems Administrator
  
-==== Jerry Bailie ​====+Matt came to Vassar in January 2020 after a number of years in industry. 
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 +====Jennie Q. Colabella==== 
 +Administrative Assistant 
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 +Jennie joined us initially during the middle of the spring 2017 semester, and she's been with us permanently since August 2017. We are delighted to welcome her to our department. She earned her B.S. degree in Broadcast Production and Management from SUNY New Paltz and is currently working toward a Master'​s Degree in Computer Science. She is interested in developing programs and assistive technologies to help people with learning disorders.
  
-Systems Administrator ​ 
  
-After enjoying an almost 25 year stint with IBM, Jerry sought a new challenge and became Computer Science'​s sysadmin in February, 2015.  He earned his B.S. in Information Systems from Marist College.  ​ 
  
  
  
-==== Jennie Q. Colabella ==== 
  
-Administrative Assistant 
  
-Jennie joined us initially during the middle of the spring 2017 semester, and she's been with us permanently since August 2017. We are delighted to welcome her to our department. She earned her B.S. degree in Broadcast Production and Management from SUNY New Paltz and is currently working toward a Master'​s Degree in Computer Science. She is interested in developing programs and assistive technologies to help people with learning disorders. 
  
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 [[http://​www.cs.vassar.edu/​~pnaumov|Professor Naumov]] has Diploma in Mathematics from Moscow State University and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cornell University, both with specialization in Logic. His present [[http://​www.cs.vassar.edu/​~pnaumov/​publications.html|research]] is focused on logical systems for reasoning about multi-agent systems, information flow, formal epistemology,​ social networks, and game theory. Pavel coauthored over twenty peer-reviewed publications with [[http://​www.cs.vassar.edu/​~pnaumov/​students.html|undergraduate students]]. Previously, he has published papers on proof complexity, type theory, automated deduction, and modal logics. Pavel is teaching Computer Science I: Problem-Solving and Abstraction,​ Foundations of Computer Science, Language Theory and Computation,​ and Special Topics course on Foundations of Multiagent Systems. [[http://​www.cs.vassar.edu/​~pnaumov|Professor Naumov]] has Diploma in Mathematics from Moscow State University and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cornell University, both with specialization in Logic. His present [[http://​www.cs.vassar.edu/​~pnaumov/​publications.html|research]] is focused on logical systems for reasoning about multi-agent systems, information flow, formal epistemology,​ social networks, and game theory. Pavel coauthored over twenty peer-reviewed publications with [[http://​www.cs.vassar.edu/​~pnaumov/​students.html|undergraduate students]]. Previously, he has published papers on proof complexity, type theory, automated deduction, and modal logics. Pavel is teaching Computer Science I: Problem-Solving and Abstraction,​ Foundations of Computer Science, Language Theory and Computation,​ and Special Topics course on Foundations of Multiagent Systems.
  
 +==== 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.
  
 ===== Former Staff ===== ===== Former Staff =====
  
-==== Linda Wood ====+==== Jerry Bailie ​====
  
-Departmental Administrative Assistant. Linda originally started work for Vassar in 2006 for the department of Chinese & Japaneseand is now enjoying work with the CS faculty and students. ​+Systems Administrator2015-2019 ​
  
-She has spent the many years since graduating from Swarthmore College on a variety of adventures, some paid but many not. Highlights include providing pastoral care for people ​with terminal illnessesfor seriously ill patients at Westchester Medical Center as well as in local hospitals and nursing homesand for search and rescue workers at Ground Zero on a weekly basis for 8 months following 9/11As non-medical personnel she has suited up to enter an operating room, held tiny premature newborns, ridden with patients ​in the working area of ambulances, and appreciated high-speed driving skills ​from the back seat of a cruiser as a police officer rocketed through congested NYC traffic.  ​At times Linda'​s adventures have had the makings of a fast-paced book, but thus far she has preferred to edit the work of others.+After enjoying an almost 25 year stint with IBMJerry sought a new challenge and became Computer Science'​s sysadmin ​in February2015.  He earned his B.S. in Information Systems ​from Marist College.  ​
  
-==== Stephen Beare ====+==== Linda Wood ==== 
 +Departmental Administrative Assistant. Linda originally started work for Vassar in 2006 for the department of Chinese & Japanese, and is now enjoying work with the CS faculty and students. 
 +She has spent the many years since graduating from Swarthmore College on a variety of adventures, some paid but many not. Highlights include providing pastoral care for people with terminal illnesses, for seriously ill patients at Westchester Medical Center as well as in local hospitals and nursing homes, and for search and rescue workers at Ground Zero on a weekly basis for 8 months following 9/11. As non-medical personnel she has suited up to enter an operating room, held tiny premature newborns, ridden with patients in the working area of ambulances, and appreciated high-speed driving skills from the back seat of a cruiser as a police officer rocketed through congested NYC traffic. At times Linda'​s adventures have had the makings of a fast-paced book, but thus far she has preferred to edit the work of others. 
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 +====Stephen Beare ====
  
 Systems Administrator Systems Administrator
 +Steve Beare Obtained his B.S. in Computational Mathematics from The University of Manchester Institue of Science and Technology, Manchester, UK. He has been working with UNIX varieties since the late 1980'​s. Steve started as a Pilot with the Royal Air Force, before an accident forced him to change directions. He began working with Computers professionally in 1989 and has worked on High Performance Computing projects with Companies such as Total Oil, IBM, and Siemens. He spends his free time Flying, and rescuing retired racing Greyhounds.
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 +==== Greg Priest-Dorman ====
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 +Greg Priest-Dorman,​ Systems Administrator and Lab Coordinator March 1992 - July 2011. Greg came to Vassar as a student in 1978 and began working in the Computer Science Department that Fall. He returned to the department in 1992 as a part time Faculty Research Associate and became our full time Sys Admin shortly thereafter. We wish Greg all the best in his new position at Google!
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-[[http://​www.cs.vassar.edu/​~stbeare/​|Steve Beare]] Obtained his B.S. in Computational Mathematics from The University of Manchester Institue of Science and Technology, Manchester, UK.  He has been working with UNIX varieties since the late 1980'​s. ​ Steve started as a Pilot with the Royal Air Force, before an accident forced him to change directions. ​ He began working with Computers professionally in 1989 and has worked on High Performance Computing projects with Companies such as Total Oil, IBM, and Siemens. He spends his free time Flying, and rescuing retired racing Greyhounds. 
  
 ==== Ben Stoutenburgh ==== ==== Ben Stoutenburgh ====
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-==== Greg Priest-Dorman ==== 
  
-[[people:​priestdo:​top|Greg Priest-Dorman]],​ Systems Administrator and Lab Coordinator March 1992 - July 2011.  Greg came to Vassar as a student in 1978 and began working in the Computer Science Department that Fall.  He returned to the department in 1992 as a part time Faculty Research Associate and became our full time Sys Admin shortly there after. We wish Greg all the best in his new position at Google! ​