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Thomas Borrelli

Principal Lecturer

Department of Computer Science
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences

585-475-4986
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Thomas Borrelli

Principal Lecturer

Department of Computer Science
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences

Education

BS in Physics, St. John Fisher College; BS in Computer Science, St. John Fisher College; MS in Computer Science, RIT

585-475-4986

Areas of Expertise

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Published Conference Proceedings
Holden, Edward and T.J. Borrelli. "Investigating the Effectiveness of Early Programming- Centric Models for IT Education." Proceedings of the ACM SIGITE 2013 Annual Conference on Information Technology Education. Orlando, Florida: n.p., 2013. Web.

Currently Teaching

CSCI-331
3 Credits
An introduction to the theories and algorithms used to create artificial intelligence (AI) systems. Topics include search algorithms, logic, planning, machine learning, and applications from areas such as computer vision, robotics, and natural language processing. Programming assignments are an integral part of the course.
CSCI-462
3 Credits
This course provides an introduction to cryptography, its mathematical foundations, and its relation to security. It covers classical cryptosystems, private-key cryptosystems (including DES and AES), hashing and public-key cryptosystems (including RSA). The course also provides an introduction to data integrity and authentication.
CSCI-464
3 Credits
A fast paced, informal look at current trends in the theory of computing. Each week is dedicated to a different topic and will explore some of the underlying theory as well as the practical applications of the theory. Sample topics may include: quantum cryptography, networks and complex systems, social welfare and game theory, zero knowledge protocols. Students will be evaluated on homework assignments and a final presentation. Offered every other year.
CSCI-662
3 Credits
This course provides an introduction to cryptography, its mathematical foundations, and its relation to security. It covers classical cryptosystems, private-key cryptosystems (including DES and AES), hashing and public-key cryptosystems (including RSA). The course also provides an introduction to data integrity and authentication. Note: students who complete CSCI-462 may not take CSCI-662 for credit.
CSCI-769
3 Credits
This course examines current topics in Theory. This is intended to allow faculty to pilot potential new graduate offerings. Specific course details (such as prerequisites, course topics, format, learning outcomes, assessment methods, and resource needs) will be determined by the faculty member(s) who propose a specific topics course in this area. Specific course instances will be identified as belonging to the Theory cluster, the Security cluster, or both clusters.