Alessio Gaspar

Alessio Gaspar

Associate Professor

ENB 343E | 813-974-2932 |

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Dr. Alessio Gaspar is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa, FL. 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 PhD in Computer Science in 2000 from the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis (France). Before joining USF, Dr. Gaspar worked as a visiting professor at the ESSI polytechnic and EIVL engineering schools (France), then as a 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)