Dan Watson

Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
Utah State University, 84322-4205

402b Old Main Hall

Fall 2008 Office Hours:  MWF 1-3


 

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My research interests are in Parallel and Distributed algorithms.  I teach several classes within the department, including 

CS1410 - Introduction to Computer Science - CS2
Introduction to the science of problem solving, programming, program development, algorithm analysis, and data structures. Students will learn to develop correct software in a current programming language environment.

CS2420 - Algorithms and Data Structures - CS3
Introduction to the science of problem solving, programming, program development, algorithm analysis, and data structures. Students will learn to develop correct software in a current programming environment.

CS2810 - Computer Architecture
Architecture of a computer system, as viewed by the programmer. Topics such as memory management, RISC vs. CISC, pipelining, parallelism, interrupts, and networking discussed in detail. Includes several homework assignments, at least one of which deals with interrupts and interrupt-driven applications.

CS5500 - Parallel Algorithms
Examines basic techniques for designing parallel algorithms, such as balanced trees, pointer jumping, partitioning, pipelining, accelerated cascading, list ranking, and tree contraction. Consideration of classic parallel algorithms in graphs, merging, sorting, planar geometry, string matching, and randomized techniques

CS7550 - Interconnection Networks for Parallel Computer Systems
Explores the design of large-scale parallel processing systems generally suited for multi-microprocessor implementation. Emphasizes interconnection patterns among the processing elements in parallel processors.


And I teach various topics classes from time to time.

I also manage a 16-processor Beowulf cluster used for teaching and research within the department.

 

 







 

 

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