Lecturer of Data Science and Machine Learning
UMA Augusta Campus
I obtained a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, with a minor in Church History, from the Boston College School of Management. My three-decade career in computing focused on software development & systems engineering, enterprise architecture, infrastructure and data center operations, and application support for some of Maine’s largest employers. In 2019, I completed a Masters of Computer Science in Machine Learning from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where I remain an Instructional Associate for their Graduate Algorithms class. My interests include using artificial intelligence to combat student plagiarism, the intersection of computing and society, and the growth of artificial intelligence to improve the human experience.
My wife Robyn, a Math Teacher at Marancook Community High School, and I have lived in Readfield for over 30 years, where we raised our two daughters. I served two terms as a Selectman for the Town of Readfield, 10 years on the Board of Trustees for the Theater At Monmouth, six years on the Board of Governors for the Augusta Country Club, and was most recently a member of the UMA Board of Visitors from 2014-2020. An avid golfer, I volunteer as a Rules Official for the Maine State Golf Association and Course Marshall at USGA Championships.
Areas of Focus: Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Computing Complexity & Algorithms