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Trivia Contest

Speaker: 
Dr. K. N. King
Affiliation: 
Georgia State University
Time: 
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Student Center Capital Suite

A computer science trivia contest with prizes for the winner of the competition.

Speaker's Bio: 

My original research area was theoretical computer science, with a focus on automata and formal languages. I was later a member of the team that built Mothra, a pioneering software testing system based on the idea of program mutation.

For the last twenty years, my specialty has been programming languages. I have written three books about languages: C Programming: A Modern Approach, Java Programming: From the Beginning, and Modula-2: A Complete Guide. The first edition of C Programming: A Modern Approach, published in 1996, went through 17 printings before being replaced by the second edition in 2008. C Programming: A Modern Approach is widely used by universities in North America and abroad and has been translated into Chinese and Italian.

I also have a strong interest in computer science education. My 1997 paper, "The Case for Java as a First Language," was one of the first to argue that Java should become the primary language for teaching introductory programming. In 2008, I obtained funding from the Institute for Personal Robots in Education to introduce personal robots into CSc 2010 (Introduction to Computer Science), a project that is now well underway.