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Brad Vander Zanden

Brad Vander Zanden

Brad Vander Zanden

Professor


Contact Information

Brad Vander Zanden

  • Office Address: Min H. Kao Building, Room 312
  • Phone: 865-974-8175
  • Fax: 865-974-5483
  • E-mail: bvanderz@utk.edu
Personal Website

Education

  • PhD in Computer Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1989
  • MS in Computer Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1985
  • BS in. Accounting/Computer Science, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 1982

Biography

Brad Vander Zanden

Vander Zanden’s research focuses on program language design and implementation, especially as it applies to graphical user interfaces. Vander Zanden’s current research focus is on the development of computer aided drawing tools that make it easier for instructors and students to draw and animate data structures, such as trees and lists, that are commonly presented in undergraduate computer science courses. Such tools can provide presentation aids for instructors in the classroom, allow for the creation of animated notes that might accompany a course, distance course, or textbook, and allow either students or instructors to provide an animated set of homework solutions.


Research

Brad Vander Zanden

  • Graphical programming environments
  • Programming languages
  • Constraint solving
  • Graphical User Interfaces