Stephen Taylor

I am a professor at Fitchburg State University.

Fall 2015 teaching schedule:

Hours Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
11:00 - 12:15 Department meeting     Office Hour 
12:30 - 1:45   CSC 1500-04 in Edgerly 106 Office Hour   CSC 1500-04 in Edgerly 106
2:00 - 3:15 CSC 3200-01 in Edgerly 102 Office Hour  CSC 3200-01 in Edgerly 102  
3:30 - 7:30     CSC 7011-51 Computer Engineering   

Contact Points

My office is in Edgerley 312A, and I'm often willing to meet outside office hours. You might also find me in Edgerly 101 or 203.
My office phone number is x3704. From off-campus, that's (978)665-3704.
My email is
My home telephone is (508)867-9288.

Course Details

CSC 1500-04 in Edgerly 106
CSC 3200-01 in Edgerly 102
CSC 7011-51 Computer Engineering    
Courses I've taught in previous terms

Some schedules from past terms

Spring 15
Fall 14
Summer 14
Spring 14
Fall 13

Spoken Arabic in Damascus

The 2009-2010 academic year, I was on sabbatical in Damascus, Syria, studying the dialect of Arabic spoken there. I collected a few recordings and wrote some programs to work with them. Take a look at my summary.

Research Groups and Independent Studies


Usually, Fitchburg State has fielded an undergraduate programming team, which has travelled to several competitions a year throughout the Northeast. In Fall 2012 and 2013, we sent two teams to the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest Preliminary. In Fall 2014 we had three teams of three! We almost always send a team to the CCSCNE contest in the spring.

Programming contests don't use exactly the same skills as regular programming projects; for one thing, time management and teamwork is much more important in a contest, and for another contest problems are usually designed to have a relatively short solution, unlike real world problems. But the contests are a lot of fun, a neat way to temporarily be an insider on another campus, and a chance to meet other folks in the field.

They look good on the resume, too.

If you think you might have any interest, contact me.

Over the years, we've had several competitors in the Firefighting Robot Contest at Trinity College. In spring13, Will Duthie entered this robot, and in spring 2015 Paul Lefebvre built a robot for the contest.

High School Programming Contest

The Fall 2012 Fitchburgstate programming contest was held on December 7, 2012, and the spring contest was May 3, 2013. The Fall 2013 Fitchburgstate programming contest was held on December 6, 2013, and the spring contest 2014 contest was May 2, 2014.

The Fall 2014 Fitchburgstate programming contest was held on December 5, 2014, and the spring contest was on May 1, 2015

The Fall 2015 Fitchburg State High School Programming Contest will be held on December 4, 2015.

We need student volunteers to help; it's a fun time.