Four CS Faculty Named Top Ten CoS Teachers
The College of Science Top Ten Teachers have been chosen for 2005-06, and once again Computer Science has fared well filling four of the top ten spots. Congratulations to Professors Mike Atallah, Douglas Comer, Buster Dunsmore and Dr. Rodriguez-Rivera for this recognition from their students.
Professor Atallah has been chosen for the CoS Top Ten Teacher award previously and even ranked as the Favorite Professor in the CoS in 2003-04. He has received several honors for his teaching such as the ACM Outstanding Instructor Award, induction into Purdue's Book of Great Teachers, and he is a Fellow of the Purdue Teaching Academy. Professor Atallah's current research interests are in information security (in particular, secure protocols, software security, and watermarking). He taught Introductions to the Analysis of Algorithms in the spring and two graduate courses in the fall.
Professor Comer was chosen as a CoS Top Ten Teacher in the past as well and also holds many teaching honors. He is a Fellow of the Purdue Teaching Academy, was inducted into the Purdue Book of Great Teachers, and was voted Outstanding CS Teacher of the Year in 1999. In the spring Professor Comer taught Computer Architecture and in the fall he taught two graduate level courses. Professor Comer is an internationally recognized expert on computer networking and the TCP/IP protocols. He has been working with TCP/IP and the Internet since the late 1970s.
Dr. Rodriguez-Rivera has also been in the CoS Top Ten Teacher list in previous years. He taught Data Structures, Operating Systems, and Secure Programming in the spring 2006. In fall 2005, he taught Computer Networks and Advanced Tablet Platform Applications. Dr. Rodriguez-River received his PhD in 1998 from Purdue University. His research areas include internetworking, distributed systems, and operating systems.