Dr. Saverio Perugini

An Introduction to Computer Science

An Introduction to Computer Science

Join Dr. Saverio Perugini in his course, "An Introduction to Computer Science", as he unpacks the question "What is Computer Science?" for us.  In this introductory course, Dr. Perugini explores questions such as why study computing, what does the study of computing entail, is computing an art, science, or engineering as well as topics including artificial intelligence, the sub-areas of computer science, and the computer science curriculum at Ave Maria University. With thought-provoking discussions and practical examples, you will leave this course with an improved understanding of what computer science is and, perhaps, an interest in learning more about it. Enroll in this course and gain a well-informed perspective on computer science.

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About the Presenter

Dr. Saverio Perugini is a mathematics and computer science professor at Ave Maria University. With a Ph.D. in computer science from Virginia Tech, he previously held a tenured professor position at the University of Dayton for 18 years. Dr. Perugini’s research interests include information retrieval, human- computer interaction, and programming languages. He has published numerous scholarly papers and co-authored a laboratory manual through an IUSE grant from the National Science Foundation. In 2023, he published a programming languages textbook and is currently working on three book manuscripts. As a senior member of the ACM and IEEE Computer Society, he joined Ave Maria University in the fall of 2022 to establish and lead the computer science program.
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