Loyola U. Chicago Computer Science News

Jan 22 2014 laufer

Welcome New Part-Time Computer Science Faculty!

This spring 2014 semester, it is my pleasure to welcome four new and one returning part-time computer science faculty.

  • Dr. Matthew Butcher has a PhD in Philosophy from Loyola. He has been a software developer since 1995, where he got started writing HTML and CGI on an SGI Onyx workstation. Matt has written numerous articles and several books on programming. His research interests include open source ethics, computers and philosophy, and epistemology.
  • Benjamin Galatzer-Levy holds an MA in philosophy from Southern Illinois University and is currently pursuing an MS in Computer Science from Loyola. He has taught philosophy, logic, and psychology at colleges and universities in the Chicago area since 2007, for which he was honored by the Truman College student-body in 2011 with their annual award for exceptional teaching. In addition, Benjamin has been active as a scholar and received a Futurist Grant for his work in support of the arts in Chicago. 
  • Rathi Ramakrishnan earned her MS in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology. She also holds a BS in Computer Engineering. Rathi has interests in Software Engineering, Computer Networks, and Computer Ethics. She has also authored several books on these same topics.
  • Zachary Romer has a MS in Computer Science from Loyola. He performs research in the field of Bioinformatics with Dr. Catherine Putonti, studying phage-bacteria co-evolution and metagenomics. He also collaborates with universities in Kenya with the aim of extending computer education to developing countries, having done a lecture series in partnership with Tracom College in Nakuru, Kenya. 
  • Dr. Curtis Tuckey earned his PhD from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and has more than 20 years of industry experience. While at AT&T and Lucent, he contributed to the development of an internet programming language (mawl) and a new markup language (vxml).  From there, he went to Motorola to lead the development of consumer-content mobile web applications, as well as speech-controlled applications using vxml, and has continued along these lines at Oracle. Along the way, he has taught many courses on internet programming and related topics at the university level, has had leadership roles in standards activities and professional organizations, and has spoken widely at conferences. 

Please join me in welcoming our new colleagues!

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By: laufer
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