David V. Beard, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Computer Science Department
College of Science and Engineering
Colonial Hall Room 5
Idaho State University
Pocatello, ID 83209
Email: beard@isu.edu

I have been at ISU since Fall, 1995 after having been on the faculty at UNC-CH for a decade and receiving my PhD in Computer Science from University of Michigan. I have taught a number of CS and CIS courses including CS1181 Computer Science and Programming I, CS1182 Computer Science and programming II, CS2282 Advanced Programming, CS3321 Software Engineering, CS4499/5599 Reactors and Simulation, CIS4407/5507 Database Management Systems, and CIS4499 Human Computer Ineraction.

My great grandfather was a master cabinet maker. In many ways I see myself in similar role crafting, designing, building, and evaluating tools allowing others to do their jobs better and faster. I have designed and built tools for many users including automotive engineers, computational linguists, linguists, the US army signal corps, radiologists, radiation oncologists, office workers, time-motion analysts, and nuclear engineers.

I have a background in databases, human computer interaction, and medical Imaging. My current research involves imaging and CS curricula.