Junior Scientist of the Year:
David Bunde, an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Knox College in Galesburg, is the 2011 QCESC Junior Scientist of the Year. A faculty member in Computer Science at Knox since 2006, he has strengthened that program with his innovative teaching in parallel computing and his involvement with Knox students in undergraduate research. He has also served as a coach for a FIRST Lego Robotics team in Galesburg.
Additional Information: David received his B.S. (1998) degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Harvey Mudd College and his Ph.D. (2006) in Computer Science from the University of Illinois. He lives in Galesburg with his wife Jennifer and young son Douglas.
John Dooley, Professor and Chair of Computer Science at Knox College in Galesburg, is the 2011 QCESC Senior Scientist of the Year. Combining 18 years in the computer industry (including Bell Labs and Motorola) with 17 years of college teaching, his refereed publications and numerous oral presentations explore small-team software development, cryptology and small college computing pedagogy.
Additional Information: He received his B.A. (1974) degree in Mathematics from Lindenwood College and an M.S. (1976) in Computer Science from Syracuse University as well as an M.S. (1982) in Electrical Engineering from Rice University. A resident of Galesburg, he is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and the Association for Computing Machinery.