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Professors Move South

Dr. Zygmunt Haas and Dr. Mark Paulk are enjoying the sunshine and teaching in the CS Department at the University of Texas at Dallas. Both are from colder, northern cities.  Dr. Haas had previously taught at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.  Dr. Paulk had previously worked as a Senior Research Scientist at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.

Dr. Haas does research in two fields:  Wireless Communications and Mobile Systems and Biologically-inspired Complex Systems and Networks.  More information about his research interests is available on his website:

Dr. Paulk’s research interests revolve around best practices (e.g., Software CMM, ISO/IEC 15504, eSCM-SP), high maturity practices, statistical thinking, agile methods, and technical debt.  More information about Dr. Paulk is available on his website:

There are a lot of good reasons to work as a professor in the CS Department at UT Dallas.  It is one of the largest CS departments in the United States with more than 750 undergraduate, 500 MS, and 125 PhD students. They are committed to exceptional teaching and research in a culture that is as daring as it is supportive. See for more information on the department.

Another reason to work in the Dallas area is the weather!  The following table shows some interesting comparisons between the weather in Dallas and the weather in two northern cities — Ithaca, NY and Pittsburgh, PA.


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