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Sarah Carlson

Computer Science 1700 University Ave
2-300

Steven Cater

Associate professor of Computer Science and Mathematics Computer Science 1700 University Ave
2-300L AB
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Dr. Steven C. Cater, associate professor of Computer Science and Mathematics
Ph.D. in Computer Science from Louisiana State University, with expertise in combinatorial enumeration and graph games, compiler/language design and implementation, and mathematical information retrieval.

Cater sees Kettering students as capable, inquisitive and eager. The fact that "Kettering students are better prepared for the real world" distinguishes them from students at other colleges. He was motivated to teach at Kettering by the opportunity to launch a Computer Science program and to work with students in small classes. He enjoys teaching at Kettering because of the high quality of the students.

Hidden talents and outside interests: When not teaching Cater enjoys travel, coding, writing, and music.

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Combinatorial Enumeration and Graph Games
Compiler/Language Design and Implementation
Mathematical Information Retrieval

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John Geske

Professor and Department Head Computer Science, Graduate Faculty 1700 University Ave
2-300I AB
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Dr. John G. Geske, department head and professor of Computer Science
Ph.D. in Computer Science from Iowa State University, with expertise in software engineering, computational complexity, theoretical foundations, discrete mathematics, logic and the philosophy of computing.

Geske, who has taught at Kettering since 1994, describes Kettering students as driven, self-assured and hard-working. In his eyes, they are also more career-oriented and inquisitive than students at other schools.

He says that one of his most enjoyable pleasures of teaching is bearing witness to the "aha!" moment when students first understand a new and difficult concept that they were convinced they would never understand. He came to Kettering for the opportunity to help build the Computer Science program.

Hidden talents and outside interests: He enjoys the "New York Times" Crossword Puzzle, playing golf and walking his dog in the woods around his home.

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Jim Huggins

Associate professor of Computer Science Computer Science 1700 University Ave
2-300G AB
x5439
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Dr. James K. Huggins, associate professor of Computer Science
Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan, with expertise in formal methods, computer science education, theoretical computer science, ethics in computing and the history of computing.

With almost 10 years of service to Kettering, Huggins says that students come to Kettering with a firm intention about what they want at the institution and what they expect out of it. Additionally, the cooperative education work experience component aids students to mature more rapidly than at other schools, which allows Huggins to attempt projects in upper-level courses with greater sophistication than he would at other colleges.

Huggins uses the words dedicated, mature and professional when describing Kettering students and says that the most enjoyable part about teaching at the University is simply the students. This is due in large part to the students' desire to bring their real-life experiences and questions into the classroom, which makes Kettering a very interesting place to work. He chose to teach at Kettering based on the value the institution places on students and student instruction.

Hot tip for prospective students: "For those students who appreciate and value the University's uniqueness, Kettering can provide the opportunity for an educational experience that you won't find anywhere else."

Hidden talents and outside interests: In his free time, Huggins enjoys church life, bible study, reading science and naval fiction, playing computer games and playing bridge with his wife and friends.

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Saroja Kanchi

Professor Computer Science 1700 University Ave
2-300P AB
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Dr. Saroja Kanchi, professor of Computer Science
Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in Computer Science; with expertise in algorithms, distributed systems, graph theory, and wireless networks.

Kanchi finds Kettering students confident, goal-oriented and excellent communicators. What distinguishes Kettering students from students at other universities for Kanchi is that "Kettering students are practical, goal-oriented, have a better vision of their future, plan their time and life carefully, are confident and have a go-getter attitude." Kettering was Kanchi's first job and the experiences here made her change her mind about her plan to go into industry. She enjoys interacting with students in the classroom more than any other aspect of teaching.

Hidden talents and outside interests: When not teaching or researching, Kanchi reads mysteries and loves to play board games and spend time with her family, especially her young daughter.

http://www.kettering.edu/~skanchi

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Algorithms
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Wireless Networks

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Peter Stanchev

Professor Computer Science, Graduate Faculty 1700 University Ave
2-300 E
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Dr. Peter Stanchev, professor of Computer Science
Ph.D. and D.Sc. from Sofia University in Computer Science, with expertise in multimedia systems, database systems, multimedia semantics, and medical systems.

For Stanchev, Kettering students are motivated and confident with great problem-solving skills. He feels that when they are in classes at Kettering, that is their primary focus and what distinguishes them from students at other universities. Stanchev really enjoys the group discussions made possible by Kettering's small class size and was drawn to teach at Kettering by the tight knit Kettering community.

He would tell prospective students about the excellent faculty at Kettering who can assist them in reaching their goals.

Hidden talents and outside interests: Is it any wonder that Stanchev likes Kettering students so much? He is just as focused as they are, carrying on with his research in his off time.

http://www.kettering.edu/~pstanche/

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Giuseppe Turini

Assistant Professor of Computer Science Computer Science 1700 University Avenue
Kettering University - Academic Building
Department of Computer Science - Room 2-300 D
x9706

David Vineyard

Assistant Professor Computer Science 1700 University Ave
2-300M AB
x5768
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Dr. David R. Vineyard, assistant professor of Computer Science
Ph.D. from Michigan State University in Computer Science, with expertise in data bases and distributed algorithms.

Vineyard finds Kettering students to be intelligent, organized and dedicated. He enjoys those "aha!" moments when a difficult concept becomes something the student truly understands.

His insider information for incoming Computer Science students is that through the co-op structure they will be able to use what they learn in class immediately.

Hidden talents and outside interests: A true computer geek, Vineyard noodles around with computers and electronic gaming when he's NOT teaching, but don't let that fool you, he is also into martial arts.

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Yunsheng Wang

Assistant Professor of Computer Science Computer Science 1700 University Avenue
Room: 2-300 F AB
x5979