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  • Jay M. Anderson

    The Richard S. and Ann B. Barshinger Professor of Computer Science Emeritus
    717-291-4227
    Office: PGL202

    Professional Biography

     2009-present, Richard S. and Ann B. Barshinger Professor of Computer Science, emeritus, F&M; 2002-2009, Richard S. and Ann B. Barshinger Professor of Computer Science, F&M; 1988-2009, Professor of Computer Science, F&M; 1986-1988, Software Design and Development, Tymlabs Corp., Austin, TX; 1978-1986, Director of Academic Computing Services and Professor, Bryn Mawr College; 1975-1986, Professor of Chemistry, Bryn Mawr College; 1967-1975, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Bryn Mawr College; 1963-1967, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Bryn Mawr College.

    2009-present, instructor in OpenGL, Big Nerd Ranch; 2009, Universitäts-Professor, Faculty of Computer Science, Free University of Bolzano, Italy; 2005-2006, Visiting professor, Faculty of Computer Science, Free University of Bolzano; 2002 Fulbright Senior Specialist, Institute for Mathematics and Informatics, University of Innsbruck (Austria); 2001-present, Apple Distinguished Educator; 2000, Fulbright Lecturer and Gastprofessor, Vienna University of Technology; 1994, Fulbright Lecturer and visiting professor, Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Repulbic); 1982-83, Visiting professor, Hewlett-Packard (Cupertino, CA); 1971-72, Visiting associate professor of management, Sloan School of Management, M.I.T.; 1968-69, Kettering visiting lecturer in chemistry, University of Illinois.

    Education

     1964 Ph.D., Harvard University (Department of Chemistry); 1961 A.M., Harvard University (Department of Chemistry); 1960 B.A., Swarthmore College (Division of Mathematics and the Natural Sciences).

    Research Interests

     Software design and development, especially for Apple Macintosh and Apple iPhone, iPod, iPad; computer graphics, especially algorithm and data visualization and computer cartography.

    Grants & Awards

     Alfred P. Sloan Fellow (1967-1970); Sigma Xi (1960, Swarthmore College; 1964, Bryn Mawr College); Phi Beta Kappa (1960, Swarthmore College).  Seven research grants in nuclear magnetic resonance 1963-1986.

    Publications

     Two books and one CD-ROM title; four applications at iTunes "App Store"; 20 papers in physical chemistry; 17 papers in environmental science; 21 papers in computer science; 5 book reviews. Recently:

    “Visualization of Algorithms from Computational Geometry using QuickTime® Movies,” 2007 Scientific Journals International: Journal of Mathematical Sciences 1(1), [no page number]. http://www.scientificjournals.org/current_issue.htm (URL visited 3 March 2007); http://www.scientificjournals.org/journals2007/articles/1081.htm (URL visited 21 March 2001).

    “Virtual Reality ‘Movies’ to Enhance Algorithm Visualization,” with Lindsay B. H. May, Proceedings of Ed-Media 2006: World Conference of Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia, and Telecommunications (Elaine Pearson and Paul Bohman, eds). Norfolk VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing Education, 2006; p. 2773-2778.

    “Evaluating the Educational Impact of Visualization,”with T. Naps, G. Rößling, et al.  2003 inroads: the SIGCSE Bulletin 35(4), pp. 124-136.

    Presentations

     Recently:

    "Event-Based Data Visualization," Free University of Bolzano, Italy, 8 June 2009.

    “Virtual Reality ‘Movies’ to Enhance Algorithm Visualization,” Ed-Media 2006 (AACE), Orlando, Florida 28 June 2006.

    “Visualization of Algorithms from Computational Geometry: QuickTime® Movies,” Faculty of Computer Science, Free University of Bolzano, 7 March 2006.

    “Algorithm Visualization using QuickTime Movies,” Institute for Informatics, Klaipéda University, Klaipéda, Lithuania, 2 July 2002.

    “QuickTime Movies: Visualization in the Science and Math Classroom,” QuickTime Live! 2001, February 2002, Los Angeles, California.

    “Algorithm Visualization using QuickTime Movies,” Ed-Media 2001, Tampere Finland, June 2001.

    Student Collaborations

     2009:  Lukas Fürler and Christine Niederkofler (exchange students from Free University of Bolzano, Italy, studying at F&M; 2009:  Rob Burkhead, '09; 2008:  Michael Dejori (also from Bolzano); 2006:  Lindsay (Hilbert) May '05.