Alessio Gaspar


A. Gaspar

Associate Professor

ENB 343E
(813) 974-2932
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Dr. Alessio Gaspar is an Associate Professor with the University of South Florida's Department of Computer Science & Engineering. He leads the USF Computing Education Research & Adult Learning group, and serves as coordinator for the USF BSIT Linux Technologies specialization track. He received his Ph.D. in computer science in 2000 from the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis (France). Before joining USF, he worked as visiting professor at the ESSI polytechnic and EIVL engineering schools (France) then as postdoctoral researcher at the University of Fribourg's Computer Science department (Switzerland). Dr. Gaspar is an ACM SIGCSE, SIGITE and SIGEVO member and regularly serves as reviewer for international journals, conferences and as panelist for various NSF programs. His research interests include Evolutionary Algorithms and Computing Education Research, with applications to Intelligent Tutoring Systems / Computer Assisted Learning. His technology interests include Linux, web development and open source in general.

Research Interests:
Evolutionary Algorithms
Computing Education Research
Computer Assisted Learning
Intelligent Tutoring Systems

Teaching Interests:
Programming; Programming Concepts, Program Design
Linux Technologies, more information found here 
Operating Systems
JavaScript and Web Technologies

PhD in Computer Science, Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis (2000)
MS in Computer Science, Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis (1995)
DUT in Computer Science, Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis (1993)