Mark Brodie

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Email:
mark.brodie@simpson.edu
Phone Number:
515-961-1833
Office Location:
Carver Science 201
Office Hours:
MTuThF 1-2pm Other hours by appointment.
Credentials:
Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000.
M.A., Mathematics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1992.
B.A., Mathematics, University of the Witwatersrand, 1988.

I grew up in South Africa, where I obtained my undergraduate degree, and then came to the USA. I received my PhD in Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, working in machine learning. After graduate school I moved to the New York area and worked as a researcher in computer science for IBM.

I joined Simpson in Fall 2008, and live in Indianola with my wife and six-year-old daughter. My most enjoyable hobby is making outrageous statements about the future and seeing if people think I’m crazy. However it is not true that I give an A to any student who can beat me at chess.

My favorite class to teach at the moment is the second semester programming class.

Outstanding books I have read recently:

If you have any questions about Computer Science at Simpson, feel free to contact me, or see our website below.


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