Lee Winslow

Professor Emeritus
Emeritus
College of Arts and Sciences: Computer Science

Profile

Dr. Winslow began his career at the University of Dayton in the Department of Computer Science in 1981. He directed the department's graduate program from 1981 to 1997 and led the redesign of the graduate curriculum including introducing new courses. He has taught courses at all levels and his notes for the introductory course have been used by thousands of students at a number of universities including the University of Notre Dame and schools in Canada and Australia.

Faculty Perspective

Early in my career I realized that computer science, as a new discipline, lacked adequate pedagogy. This led to a life-long study of how people learn and how a teacher can smooth a student's path. The results have been most rewarding. In a field advancing as fast as computer science, constant study and research are necessary to stay current. This work led to a number of publications in the areas of pedagogy, electrical engineering, numerical mathematics, databases, and parallel programming; it has also allowed me to approach students as a fellow student in a quest for knowledge.

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Duke University 1965

Research Interests

  • Algorithm design and implementation
  • Databases
  • Parallel processing

Selected Publications

"'Best' Interpolation, Differentiation, and Integration Approximations on the Hard Space H2," Mathematics of Computation, Vol. 24 (1970), pp. 523-527.

"Lossless Nonlinear Networks," with R. Saeks, IEEE Transactions on Circuit Theory, Vol. CT-19 (1972), pp. 392-393.

"A Generalized Translator for a Small Computer," Proceedings ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Pedagogic Languages for Small Computers, 1972, pp.89-97.

"Redundant Filter Design," with R. Saeks, IEEE Transactions on Circuit Theory, Vol. CT-20 (1973), pp. 446-450.