I joined the Mathematics department at Davidson College in 2012 after completing my PhD in Computer Science at Cornell University. I attended Purdue University as an undergraduate, graduating with a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
I teach across the computer science curriculum at Davidson, and look forward to supporting and expanding our course offerings in this area. My research interests span multiple areas of Artificial Intelligence, including automated planning, combinatorial search, and machine learning. I supervise student research projects and theses on related topics.
In my free time, I practice with DUFF, Davidson's Ultimate Frisbee team, and engage in a variety of outdoor pursuits including cycling, hiking and nature photography.
Dr. Owen Mundy
I am an artist, designer, and programmer. My research investigates public space, information privacy, and big data. I teach a range of subjects for both the study and production of data visualization, internet art, interface design, game design, and physical computing.
My work includes illuminus.io, a research-based personality and risk analysis tool which appeared in the Peabody-awarded web documentary Do Not Track; the online viral visualization, I Know Where Your Cat Lives, which mapped one million images tagged with #cat using the locations users unknowingly uploaded in their metadata; and Give Me My Data, a tool that helps users export their data back out of Facebook. My work has been covered in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Time Magazine, NPR, and Wired Magazine and exhibited in multiple museums and galleries in New York, Berlin, Los Angeles, Rotterdam, and Mexico City.
I've led projects, teams and workshops for companies like Stripe, Microsoft, Verizon, The Home Depot, Nationwide Insurance and Caterpillar as well as several US federal agencies including the Dept. of Education, the Dept. of Labor, the Dept. of Homeland Security, the Library of Congress and the Federal Aviation Administration.
Over the past 17 years I've taught 3500 adults (in person) how to design and build software solutions for the web using a number of programming languages and platforms with an agile mindset.
I've also had the pleasure of advising coding bootcamps around the world, including schools in Egypt, Finland, Kenya, Mexico, Ukraine and Brazil on their early stage strategy, design and program development.