Allen B. Downey

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Allen B. Downey (born May 11, 1967) is an American computer scientist, Professor of Computer Science at the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering and writer of free textbooks.

Biography[edit]

Downey received in 1989 his BS and in 1990 his MA, both in Civil Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his PhD in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley in 1997.

He started his career as Research Fellow in the San Diego Supercomputer Center in 1995. In 1997 he became Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Colby College, and in 2000 at Wellesley College. He was Research Fellow at the Boston University in 2002 and Professor of Computer Science at the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering since 2003. In 2009-2010 he was also Visiting Scientist at Google Inc.[1]

Textbook publications[edit]

Downey has published the following textbooks,[2] which are also freely available online from Green Tea Press under the GNU Free Documentation License:[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allen B. Downey CV at allendowney.com. Accessed September 9, 2013
  2. ^ http://allendowney.com/downeyCV.pdf
  3. ^ http://allendowney.com/projects.html
  4. ^ http://greenteapress.com/

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