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Stuart Hirshfield


Stuart Hirshfield
Stuart Hirshfield

Stephen Harper Kirner Professor of Computer Science

Taylor Science Center 1006
315-859-4136

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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