Stephen Taylor

I am a professor at Fitchburg State University.

Fall 2016 teaching schedule:

Hours Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:30 - 10:45 CSC3300 Assembly Language   CSC3300 Assembly Language
11:00 - 12:15 Department meeting Office Hour  Office Hour;
12:30 - 1:45 CSC2600 Computer Architecture CSC2600 lab CSC2600 Computer Architecture
2:00 - 3:15   CSC 2600 lab  
3:30 - 5:00 CSC3200 Programming languages CSC 7011-51 Computer Engineering  CSC3200 Programming languages
5:00 - 8:00 (registrar says 7:30. We'll sometimes achieve that.)   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 staylor@fitchburgstate.edu
My home telephone is (508)867-9288.

Course Details

CSC3300 Assembly Language
CSC2600 Computer Architecture
CSC3200 Programming languages
CSC 7011-51 Computer Engineering     
Courses I've taught in previous terms

Some schedules from past terms

Spring 16 Fall 15 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

Competitions

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 and Fall 2015 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 Fitchburg State programming contest was held on December 7, 2012, and the spring contest was May 3, 2013. The Fall 2013 Fitchburg State programming contest was held on December 6, 2013, and the spring 2014 contest was May 2, 2014.

The Fall 2014 Fitchburg State 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 was held on December 4, 2015.

The Spring 2016 Fitchburg State High School Programming Contest was held May 5, 2016

The Fall 2016 Fitchburg State High School Programming Contest will be held on December 9, 2016.

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