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Stuart Hirshfield

Stuart Hirshfield
Stuart Hirshfield

Professor of Computer Science

Taylor Science Center 1006

Stuart Hirshfield served as an original member of the Liberal Arts Computer Science Consortium that developed and published what is today the accepted model curriculum for a bachelor's degree in computer science. 

With his colleague Richard W. Decker, Hirshfield has co-authored a number of nationally recognized text and software packages and received the EDUCOM/NCRIPTAL award for best curriculum innovation. His research is conducted primarily with his colleague (and daughter-in-law) Leanne Hirshfield '02 and focuses on the application of brain measurement and computer learning technologies to the design and evaluation of human-computer interfaces.

Recent Courses Taught

Introduction to Computer Science
Principles of Programming Languages
Artificial Intelligence

Selected Publications

  • The Analytical Engine: An Introduction to Computer Science Using the Internet (with colleague, Rick Decker).
  • Pascal's Triangle: Reading, Writing, and Reasoning About Programs (with colleague, Rick Decker).
  • The Object Concept: An Introduction to Computer Programming Using C++  (with colleague, Rick Decker).
  • Using Non-Invasive Brain Measurement to Explore the Psychological Effects of Computer Malfunctions On Users During Human-Computer Interactions. (with Hirshfield, L.M., Barelka, A. Bobko, P. Paverman, D.).
  • The Engaged Brain: fNIRS-based Machine Learning Algorithms that Detect Flow in Video Games.” (with S. Hincks, L.M., Hirshfield, S. and M. Russell).

Appointed to the Faculty: 1982

Educational Background

Ph.D., Syracuse University
M.S., Syracuse University
B.S., University of Michigan

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