I am 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 have 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, NY and grew up in Miami, FL.


Class Years
CS373: Software Engineering 2008-
CS371p: Object-Oriented Programming 1995-
CS371g: Generic Programming 2002-2020
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

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

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