am an associate professor at
Fitchburg State University.
Spring 2014 teaching schedule:
My office is in Edgerley 312, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
My home telephone is (508)867-9288.
- CSC 1500 Computer Science I
- CSC 1650 Digital Electronics
- Courses I've taught in previous terms
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
Research Groups and Independent Studies
- I'm looking for students to participate in a weekly or bi-weekly N(atural) L(anguage) P(rocessing)
research group. This area includes document summarization, question answering, and machine
translation. I hope that we'll read papers in these areas and write some programs and some papers
to submit to
various international workshops, perhaps TREC, DUC, and MT-EVAL. Student programs have been submitted in
the past to
DUC workshop and the TREC workshop.
- Over the course of the past year I have accumulated data in a number of different formats,
including digital recordings, an Access database, and text files in formats for various programs.
I'd be delighted to work with students who'd like to join me in teasing out relationships from the data.
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.
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.
Most recently, Will Duthie entered this robot
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 will be May 2, 2014.
We need student volunteers to help; it's a fun time.