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Benjamin Hescott receives 2011 Computer Science and Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Award

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Published on Sep 8, 2011

The IEEE Computer Society presented its 2011 Computer Science and Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Award to Benjamin Hescott for making computer science accessible to a broad spectrum of students through his dedication to teaching. The Computer Science and Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Award honors outstanding undergraduate education through teaching and service. Dr. Hescott accepted his award at the Computer Society's 25 May 2011 awards ceremony in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Dr. Hescott is a Senior Lecturer and Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Tufts University's School of Engineering. His research interests include computational complexity, Kolmorgorov complexity, approximation algorithms, and computational biology.
Dr. Hescott is continually searching for new tools and analogies to help make computer science and programming accessible to all. His creative classroom presentations and ability to give the courseware intriguing, real-world connections have frequently inspired undergraduate students to pursue Computer Science and Engineering degrees.

For more information about Benjamin Hescott: http://www.computer.org/portal/web/aw...

For more information about IEEE Computer Society Awards: http://www.computer.org/awards

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