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A Professor and Associate Director in the School of Computing and Information Sciences at Florida International University in Miami Florida, he also serves as the Undergraduate Program Director. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering (Summa Cum Laude) from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, NY in 1983; an M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University in 1984; an M.A. in Computer Science from Princeton University in 1985; and his Ph.D. in Computer Science also from Princeton University in 1987, working under Bob Sedgewick. He has been at FIU since 1987, and was promoted to Professor in 1996. His interests include data structures, algorithms, and education, and he is most well-known for his highly-acclaimed Data Structures textbooks, which have been used at hundreds of universities worldwide. From 1997-2004 he served as a member of the Advanced Placement Computer Science Development Committee, chairing the committee from 2000-2004. He is the recipient of numerous awards among which are: the ACM Distinguished Educator (2011); the FIU awards - SCIS Excellence in Service Award (2007); the Excellence in Teaching Award (1994, 1999 & 2005); the Teaching Incentive Program Award (1994) and the Outstanding Achievement and Performance Award (1990); the RCA Fellowship and Merit Prize to Princeton University (1983); Member of the Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science Development Committee; Chairperson of the Committee (1997-2004); Member of the AD-Hoc Committee on the Future of the Advanced placement Examination (1999-2000); and Member of the Ad-Hoc committee that advised the College Board on how to incorporate C++ in the Advanced Placement Exam (1995-1996). Among books he has published, his most recent are: "Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis" 1st ed. 1992, 2nd ed. 1995 in C 1st ed. 1993, 2nd ed. 1997 in Ada 1994 in C++ 1st ed. 1994, 2nd ed. 1999, 3rd ed. 2006, in Java 1st ed. 1999, 2nd ed. 2006, 3rd 2011 (in press); and "Data Structures and Problem Solving in C++" 1st ed. 1996, 2nd ed. 2000 in Java 1st ed. 1998, 2nd ed. 2002, 3rd ed. 2006, 4th ed. 2010. Among the numerous publications he has authored or co-authored are: "Tight Lower Bounds for Shellsort," Journal of Algorithms 11 (1990), 242-251, with R. Sedgewick; and "Empirical Study of the Expected Running Time of Shellsort," Computer Journal 34 (1991), 88-91.
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