Glenn P. Downing

I'm an Assistant Professor of Instruction in the Department of Computer Science.

I did my undergraduate work at Purdue and Illinois and my graduate work at MIT, Stanford, and Texas.

I've worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), the Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (MCC).

Both of my parents were born and raised in Granada, Nicaragua. I was born in New York City and grew up in Miami.

Office Hours

Term Days Time Place
Fall 2019 MF 12-12:45pm GDC 6.308
TTh 3-4pm Zoom

Current Teaching

Term Unique Class Days Time Place
Fall 2019 50535 CS373: Software Engineering MWF 10-10:50am RLP 1.106
50540 11-11:50am RLP 1.106
50625 CS371p: Object-Oriented Programming 1-1:50pm RLP 0.128
CS104c: Competitive Programming F 2-2:50pm GDC 1.304
Spring 2020 CS373: Software Engineering MWF 10-10:50am
CS371p: Object-Oriented Programming 1-1:50pm
CS104c: Competitive Programming F 2-2:50pm


Term Class eCIS
Summer 2019 CS373: Software Engineering 4.6 / 4.4
Spring 2019 CS371p: Object-Oriented Programming 4.6 / 4.4
CS373: Software Engineering 4.5 / 4.4
4.5 / 4.4
Fall 2018 CS371p: Object-Oriented Programming 4.7 / 4.5
CS373: Software Engineering 4.8 / 4.5
4.4 / 4.0

Past Teaching

Class Years
CS373: Software Engineering 2008-
CS371p: Object-Oriented Programming 1995-
CS371g: Generic Programming 2002-2017
CS313e: Elements of Software Design 2014
CS327e: Elements of Databases 2012-2014
EE312: Introduction to Programming 2005-2008
CS315: Data Structures and Algorithms 1996-2007

UT Competitive Programming (UTPC)

Papers & Patents

Year Title Co-Authors
2004 Data Sharing in Scientific Simulations
Computing in Science and Engineering (CISE)
Paul Dubois
Teresa Bottom
1998 System and Method for Initializing Variables in an Object-Oriented Program
U.S. Patent No. 6,708,181
James Peterson
Ron Rockhold
1996 Being Lazy About Global-Object Initialization
Journal of Object-Oriented Programming (JOOP)


Year Title
2015-16 Giving Tree
2013-14 Giving Tree

Teaching Awards

Year Title
2018 Nominated for Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards
2013 College of Natural Sciences Golden Apple Teaching Excellence Award
2006 College of Natural Sciences Foundation Advisory Council Awards
2002 College of Natural Sciences Teaching Excellence Award

Copyright © Glenn P. Downing, 1995-2019