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Every fall I get emails from prospective undergraduates asking questions about UMass and our programs in CICS.

These questions and requests are usually one or more of the following:

  • How would you rate the X at UMass, where X is one or more of:

    • undergraduate life
    • the undergraduate CS program
    • the faculty in CS
  • Tell me why I should I choose UMass over other schools.

  • Will I get to take a class with a particular professor?

  • Will I get a top internship/job placement?

  • Will I get to do undergraduate research?

This post is a collection of my thoughts on these topics.

(In particular, it is not a reflection of UMass’s or CICS’s official positions on these questions, which you can learn more about here and here, respectively.)

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These are notes from an in-class exercise on recursion I did in a First Year Seminar. The basic idea is an old one: to draw a tree recursively.

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I am honored to have been selected to receive the CICS Outstanding Teacher Award.

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The members of the teaching faculty in CICS at UMass are going to the College of St. Rose this Saturday, April 8th, to give a panel presentation on Innovation with Scale at CCSCNE 2017.

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I have been nominated for a 2016–2017 Distinguished Teaching Award (DTA).

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Next semester (Spring 2017) I am teaching two courses: COMPSCI 190D: Using Data Structures and COMPSCI 365/590F: Digital Forensics.

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Next semester (Fall 2016) I am teaching COMPSCI 190D: Using Data Structures.

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Next semester (Fall 2016) I am teaching COMPSCI 391L/591L: Computer Crime Law.

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I will be joining the CICS faculty as a lecturer in Fall 2016.

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I’ve joined the PETS 2017 TPC. The Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium is the premier venue for novel research on the theoretical and practical aspects of privacy technologies. Please submit your work! As of 2015, PETS has moved to an open-access journal/conference hybrid model. Articles are submitted for review to an issue of the PoPETs open-access journal, and accepted articles are made freely available online by De Gruyter: http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/popets. Since this change, we have seen an increase in the number and diversity of submissions.

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