Dean, College of Informatics
I am a native of Royal Oak, Michigan, moved to Cincinnati in 1994, am married to a writer/teacher, and we have one son.
My undergraduate work was in math and linguistics, and my MS and PhD are in computer science (cognates in physics and neuroscience) from Wayne State University. My dissertation was on neural computing, and I continue to work in deep learning. I received the Mathematical Association of America’s Polya Award in 1997, have been deeply involved in international work at NKU (Mexico and Korea in particular). I became Computer Science chair in ’08 and Informatics dean in ’11. I love teaching everything from intro Python programming to graduate-level theory of computation.