“What We Forget to Teach”
Dr. Feliks Kluzniak, UT Dallas
The ability to write imperative programs is a basic skill, necessary for carrying out many tasks in the software industry and in computing science research. In recognition of this fact most university departments of computing science have programming courses for undergraduate students. Sadly, these courses often do not assign sufficient importance to a few simple facts that have been well-known for almost 40 years. As a result, most programmers lack elementary methodological awareness: this makes them less effective than they could be. In this talk I will demonstrate the kind of lecture that can and ought to be given to all students or practitioners of programming.
Feliks Kluzniak received his MSc and PhD in computing science from Warsaw University. Between 1978 and 1993 he lectured, did research and developed software at Warsaw University, the University of Leuven, the University of Bristol, Linkoeping University and the University of California. In 1993 he moved to Sweden, where he worked in the software industry to practice his chosen profession of a programmer, working as a designer/developer, a consultant and a manager. Since September 2008 he has been a visiting research scholar at UT Dallas, where he is developing a new logic programming system for multiple processors. His interests revolve around programming methodology, languages and compilers, and declarative programming. He is a co-author of two early books about Prolog.
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