Adam Gaweda received two Bachelor degrees from the University of North Carolina – Wilmington. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Theatre with a focus on Performance. He also holds an M.S in Computer Science and Information Systems from UNC Wilmington. Gaweda earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from North Carolina State University. Prior to joining NCSU, he was the Lead Software Development Instructor for Cape Fear Community College and a Systems Analyst & Research Developer for Efficient Energy Technology, a smart-thermostat company out of Leland, NC. 

During his M.S. at UNCW, Gaweda’s research focused primarily on biometric identifiers for individuals including individual identification based on facial dynamics and artificial face aging. However, after find a passion for teaching, his Ph.D. research focused on applying artificial intelligence toward CS education. Currently, he studies lower-level practice exercise types commonly found in CS courses and determining how to provide students with deliberate practice to improve their skills.

He was also hit by a truck.

Research Areas

  • Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Agents

CSC Spring Courses

  • CSC 411-001 LEC Intro Artif Intell   MW 8:30am-9:45am   Room: 2240 Engineering Building 3

  • CSC 411-002 LEC Intro Artif Intell   TTh 3:00pm-4:15pm   Room: 1021 Engineering Building 2


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