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.

Office Hours (for Spring 2024)
Monday / Wednesday - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Office Hours are virtual. Please email for a zoom link if you are not enrolled in a class I am teaching.

Directions to Dr. Gaweda's EB3 2409 Office
From the Oval, enter EB3 and take the right hallway filled with classrooms. Once you reach the end of the hallway, continue left. The office will be located on the left side of the hallway before reaching the restrooms.

Research Areas

  • Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Agents


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