Paul Vincent Craven '94

Department Chair of Computer Science, Associate Professor of Computer Science

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

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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