Bill holds the Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Drexel University since 2018, the M.Sc. in Science of Instruction at the Drexel School of Education since 2008, the M.Sc. in Computer Science since 2008, and the B.Sc. in Computer Science since 2005. His research interests include machine learning of passive RF wearable systems for biomedical classification, service-oriented architectures, and program comprehension through software engineering. Bill is enthusiastically active in computer science education and engineering education outreach: he holds a teaching certification in Pennsylvania for Grades 7-12 Mathematics and Grades 7-12 Computer Science, has taught, volunteered, developed experiential curriculum connected to STEM research projects, and served as mentor and judge at hackathon events with students in grades 5 through 12. He has served on school board and county STEM, educational technology, and grant-writing committees, as well as in an educational consulting role with County Intermediate Units and State Departments of Education. He is a member of the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA), with collaborators at the CSTA»Philly chapter and board service (since 2022) at the Longwood chapter.
Bill was appointed as Teaching Professor (2008-2019) and Associate Department Head for Undergraduate Affairs (2014-15 through 2019) of Computer Science in the College of Computing and Informatics, teaching the systems track and the new architecture track courses for the Department of Computer Science, including Operating Systems, Concurrent Programming, and Systems Architecture. Here, he blended his research and experiential education interests by fusing undergraduate as well as graduate education with classroom and extracurricular research initiatives. In these roles, he was a recipient of the 2014 College of Computing and Informatics Award for Teaching Excellence and the 2019 College of Computing and Informatics Award for Faculty Leadership.
Bill joined the faculty of the Math and Computer Science Department at Ursinus College as an Assistant Professor (visiting) in Fall, 2020, and was elevated to Associate Professor in Fall, 2022. At Ursinus, he is the Founder and Principal Investigator of the Human-Machine Intelligent Systems Lab, and the host of the Digital Signature Podcast.
He is a Senior Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
I am an instrument rated private pilot, having trained at Cross Keys Airport (17N) in Williamstown, NJ and at Flying W Airport (N14) in Medford, NJ. I have flown a Cessna 152 (N94294), some Cessna 172’s (N172MG, N64608, N739UG, N226CA, N54812, N805FW, N10DJ, N329SP, and N738YT), a Piper Arrow PA-28 (N2954R), a twin Piper Seneca PA-38 (N1380T), and a Cirrus SR20 (N391TD).
I am an Amateur Extra radio operator, licensed since 2017, with callsign W1CLK.
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