Paul Vincent Craven '94

Department Chair of Computer Science, Associate Professor of Computer Science

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Carver Science 333
1994 – B.A. in Math and Computer Science – Simpson College
1996 – M.S. in Computer Science – Missouri University of Science and Technology
2009 – Ph.D. in Computer Science – University of Idaho

Hello! I’m Dr. Paul V. Craven, head of the Computer Science Department. My main areas of academic interest are:

  • Robotics
  • Student video game development
  • Web development
  • Project management
  • Software security
  • Reliability
  • Distributed systems

I also have a strong interest in weather and almost any kind of machine that flies.

I worked in software development from 1991 until 2006, starting as an intern in Des Moines working on small projects while I studied at Simpson. Eventually I worked my way up to management of large multi-million dollar projects. I first started teaching for Simpson’s evening program in 1996, and later was hired on full time in 2006 after ‘retiring’ out of corporate life.


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