Barry S. Fagin

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We report the results of a year-long experiment in the use of robots to teach computer science. Our data set compares results from over 800 students on identical tests from both robotics and non-robotics based laboratory sessions. We also examine the effectiveness of robots in encouraging students to select computer science or computer engineering as a(More)
We report the results of a year-long experiment in the use of robots to teach computer science. Our data set compares results from over 800 students on identical tests from both robotics and nonrobotics-based laboratory sessions. We also examine the effectiveness of robots in encouraging students to select computer science or computer engineering as a field(More)
I t is now conceded by even its most hostile critics that classical liberalism, also known as libertarianism, is the descriptive political philosophy of the digital age. The political scientist Langdon Winner describes it as " a wildly popular ideology that dominates much of today's discussion on networked computing " [Wi97]. Time magazine identifies the(More)
Advances in computational biology have occurred primarily in the areas of software and algorithm development; new designs of hardware to support biological computing are extremely scarce. This is due, we believe, to the presence of a non-trivial knowledge gap between molecular biologists and computer designers. The existence of this gap is unfortunate, as(More)