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Ben Steele

Senior Lecturer
Department of Computer Science
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences

585-475-7923
Office Hours
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Office Location
Office Mailing Address
GOL-3535

Ben Steele

Senior Lecturer
Department of Computer Science
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences

Education

BA, Wesleyan University; MS, Rochester Institute of Technology

Bio

Ben Steele is a Senior Lecturer in the Computer Science Department at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He has a M.S. in Computer Science from Rochester Institute of Technology and a B.A. in Classical Civilization from Wesleyan University.

He worked for over 20 years in industry developing manufacturing image capture, measurement and analysis systems, embedded subsystems and diagnostics for printers and power systems.  He joined the department in 2005.

His current interests are in software patterns and architecture, program design, programming languages and computing education.


 

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Currently Teaching

CSCI-141
4 Credits
This course serves as an introduction to computational thinking using a problem-centered approach. Specific topics covered include: expression of algorithms in pseudo code and a programming language; functional and imperative programming techniques; control structures; problem solving using recursion; basic searching and sorting; elementary data structures such as lists, trees, and graphs; and correctness, testing and debugging. Assignments (both in class and for homework) requiring a pseudo code solution and an implementation are an integral part of the course. An end-of-term project is also required.
CSCI-243
3 Credits
Students will be introduced to the details of program structure and the mechanics of execution as well as supportive operating system features. Security and performance issues in program design will be discussed. The program translation process will be examined. Programming assignments will be required.
CSCI-251
3 Credits
This course is an introduction to the organization and programming of systems comprising multiple computers. Topics include the organization of multi-core computers, parallel computer clusters, computing grids, client-server systems, and peer-to-peer systems; computer networks and network protocols; network security; multi-threaded programming; and network programming. Programming projects will be required.