Dr. Carol Zander
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Courses Taught

CSS 161
CSS 198
CSS 301
CSS 332
CSS 341
CSS 342
CSS 343
CSS 442
CSS 448
CSS 501
CSS 502
CSE 142


Me as reference
Buffer Overflow talk
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Carol Zander, Ph.D.
STEM, Computing & Software Systems
University of Washington Bothell
      Email - zander at u dot washington dot edu
Box 358534, 18115 Campus Way NE
      Office - CSS 260 (open area)
Bothell, WA 98011-8246
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Dr. Zander received a B.A. degree in mathematics from San Diego State University, an M.S. degree in mathematics from the University of Colorado, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from Colorado State University. She has worked in the software industry at Hewlett-Packard and IBM, and her interests include object-oriented programming and design, programming languages and compiler theory, and computer science education. She has an active computer science education research program, is a member of a prolific international research group. Here is a brief overview of some of her CSed research. Google does a good job of keeping track: Google scholar profile.

She had been a long time member of the ACM , was active in SIGCSE (Special Interest Group of the ACM in Computer Science Education), has participated in CCSC (Consortium for the Computing Sciences in Colleges), the Northwest Region, and was conference chair for CCSC-NW'05 conference.

She is founding faculty member of CSS, started in autumn of 1996, long-time faculty advisor to the Bothell student chapter of the ACM, and has served as faculty advisor to a gazillion CSS capstone students. She has spent many years shaping the minds of students, teaching mathematics and computer science at the University of Maine, Colorado State University, and Seattle University. At Seattle University her students rewarded her efforts by voting her the Outstanding Faculty Member Award for 1995 and the Excellence in Teaching Award in the College of Science of Engineering in 1996. She was nominated three times for the Distinguished Teaching Award at UWB, the highest teaching honor at the University of Washington, and received the honor in 2002.

She has now retired, but CSS can't seem to be rid of her. She still teaches some and is actively involved in service. She served as chair of the CSS Curriculum Committee, the campus Curriculum Committee, and represented Bothell on UW Curriculum Committee. She has served on the campus Executive Council and Strategic Planning Committee, Faculty Affairs Committee, Instructional/Research Support Committee, the now defunct Honors and Ceremony Committee, and so on. She serves the computer science community by reviewing papers for the annual SIGCSE, ITiCSE, and ICER conferences. She is frequently invited to review papers for various journals.

Courses Taught

CSS 161 -- Fundamentals of Computing
CSS 198 -- Supervised Study
CSS 301 -- Technical Writing for Computing Professionals
CSS 332 -- Comparison of Programming Languages
CSS 341 -- Fundamentals of Programming Theory & Applications
CSS 342 -- Mathematical Principles of Computing
CSS 343 -- Data Structures & Algorithms
CSS 442 (was CSSAP 442) -- Object-oriented Programming and Design
CSS 443 (was CSSAP 443) -- Advanced Programming Methodologies
CSS 448 -- Translation of Programming Languages
CSS 497 -- Cooperative Education
CSS 498 -- Independent Study
CSS 499 -- Undergraduate Research
CSS 502 -- Discrete Mathematics and Algorithms
CSE 142 -- Computer Programming I
BCUSP 123 -- Functions, Models, and Quantitative Reasoning

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Carol Zander
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