Seminars & Colloquia

Andrew Hoppe


"Computer Science Education: Confessions of a Dual-Background Professional"

Wednesday April 25, 2012 09:30 AM
Location: 3211, EBII NCSU Centennial Campus
(Visitor parking instructions)



The talk will describe the view at undergraduate Computer Science curriculum, from the perspective of an IT academic/professional who spent two decades practicing in each of these environments. The presenter will describe his beliefs about content, balance and timing of theoretical versus pragmatic elements of the curriculum, based on his experiences while working at several academic institutions and industrial organizations.

Short Bio:

Dr. Hoppe received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Warsaw/Poland. He was a Teaching Assistant, Department of Mathematics/Informatics at the University of Warsaw/Poland from 1978  -- 1987. Dr. Hoppe was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Louisiana State University from 1987 -- 1992. Since 1997, he is an Adjunct Professor in the Computer Information Systems at North Carolina Wesleyan College. He has worked in IT industry since 1993 (SHL Systemhouse, EDS, Reciprocal, Rational Software, IBM). Currently he is a Senior Software Engineer/Business Modeler at International Business Machines. His interests include object-oriented analysis, design and implementation, software development methodologies and practices, and Web technologies, including SOA. He has published and spoken at conferences on topics involving concurrent and OO programming.

Host: Dennis Bahler, CSC Dept

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