"The programmer, like the poet, works only
slightly removed from pure thought-stuff. He
builds castles in the air, from air, creating by
exertion of the imagination."

Fred Brooks (The Mythical Man Month)

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Marc L. Smith

Associate Professor and Chair of Computer Science
Vassar College 

Office: SP 104.5
Voice: 845 437 7497
E-mail: mlsmith@vassar.edu

Fall 2017

Research Interests

  • Bioinformatics (phylogenetic analysis, evolutionary robotics)
  • Models of Parallel and Distributed Computation
  • Unifying Theories of Programming


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