BS in Electrical Engineering, Alfred University; Ph.D. in Robotics, Carnegie Mellon
Zack Butler is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at RIT. He received his Ph.D. in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon in 2000. His research interests are in the general area of cooperative autonomous systems and computer science education. His publications have appeared in such venues as the International Journal of Robotics Research and the ACM Symposium of Computer Science Education. He is currently the PI on a grant from the National Science Foundation to study the use of pencil puzzles as a problem domain for introductory computing courses, and on a previous grant, developed a team of robots to autonomously roam the department and be easily programmed by students. He has taught a variety courses from the introductory level to the graduate level, including courses in Mobile Robot Programming and Puzzles for Computing that he developed.