Glenn P. Downing

I'm on the faculty 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.

My wife was born and raised in Managua, Nicaragua. She did her undergraduate work at Tufts and her graduate work at Salamanca and Texas, and is now a Ph.D. student in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

Office Hours

Term Days Time Place
Summer 2018 MF 12-12:45pm GDC 6.308


Term Unique Class Days Time Place
Summer 2018 86360 CS373: Software Engineering MWF 10-11:45am CBA 4.328
Fall 2018 51680 CS373: Software Engineering MWF 10-10:50am GDC 1.304
51685 11-11:50am CLA 1.106
51670 CS371p: Object-Oriented Programming 1-1:50pm CLA 0.128
51210 CS104c: Competitive Programming F 2-2:50pm GDC 1.304
Spring 2019 CS373: Software Engineering MWF 10-10:50am
CS371p: Object-Oriented Programming 1-1:50pm
CS104c: Competitive Programming F 2-2:50pm


Term Class eCIS
Spring 2018 CS371p: Object-Oriented Programming 4.8 / 4.7
CS373: Software Engineering 4.7 / 4.5
4.7 / 4.3
Fall 2017 CS371p: Object-Oriented Programming 4.8 / 4.6
CS373: Software Engineering 4.4 / 4.2
4.5 / 4.0
Summer 2017 CS371g: Generic Programming 5.0 / 5.0
CS373: Software Engineering 4.8 / 4.6

Hispanic Association of Computer Scientists (HACS)

UT Competitive Programming (UTPC)

CS 370

Year Title Students
2017-18 Bridging Disciplines: Digital Arts & Media Jared Jones
Bitcoin Project Matt Gmitro
2014-15 Facebook Open Academy
UT Computer Science Returns to the Facebook Open Academy
Kevin Wheeler
Ryan Brooks
Samantha Cooper
Timothy Sherlock
2013-14 Facebook Open Academy Aizhuldyz Gabbassova
Benjamin Bowley-Bryant
Eddie Saenz
Fiona Lara
Thomas Torres
2012-13 Facebook Open Academy
Glenn Downing Spearheads Collaborative Open Source Project Course
Adrian Maceiras
Alex Coomans
Daniel Jordan
2011-12 Empowering Leadership Alliance (ELA) John Hubbard
Mario Carillo
Nicolas Echeverria
Victor Adossi
2010-11 Empowering Leadership Alliance (ELA) Christian Rodriguez
Joaquin Rodriguez
Ricardo Alvarez
iPhone Project Amaan Penang
2007-08 Computer Science Academic Genealogy Vladimir Chernis
2006-07 Ruby on Rails Andrew Rousset

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
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, 1995-2018