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David Schmidt

Department of Computing and Information Sciences
Kansas State University
234 Nichols Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506 USA

Email: das at ksu.edu (old address: schmidt at cis.ksu.edu)
(please use email to contact me...)

Phone: +1-785-532-7912; +1-785-532-6350.
Fax: +1-785-532-7353.



Activities: My 60th-birthday Fest | SLS 2013 | EJCP 2011 | SAS series | WSSA03 (my part) | Neil Jones Festschrift

Teaching:
CIS301, spring 2014
CIS501, spring 2014
CIS505, fall 2014
CIS705, fall 2014
CIS705a, fall 2014

Hardcover textbooks:
* Denotational Semantics: A Methodology for Language Development (Allyn and Bacon, 1986; out of print, but you can download it)
* The Structure of Typed Programming Languages (MIT Press, 1995; still available)

Online textbooks:
* Programming Principles in Java: Architectures and Interfaces (contracted to Scott-Jones Press)
* CS1 course text; Python-based
* CS2 (data structures) course text; Java-based
* programming logic
* programming-language principles and paradigms

Recent Publications and Presentations

Misc: NewsWeatherSearch | Vita

Pavarotti loves elephants | Le petit Nicolas en thèse | World's Greatest Korean Drummer

Why It's So Hard to Cut the Federal Budget | Where did our national debt come from?

Income disparity in the U.S.: Slate, 3 Sept. 2010: "All my life I've heard Latin America described as a failed society because of its grotesque maldistribution of wealth. Peasants in rags beg for food outside the high walls of opulent villas, and so on. But according to the Central Intelligence Agency, income distribution in the United States is more unequal than in Guyana, Nicaragua, and Venezuela, and roughly on par with Uruguay, Argentina, and Ecuador. The main difference is that the United States is big enough to maintain geographic distance between the villa-dweller and the beggar."

Is your course grade ``realistic'' or ``ironic''?

A soap story

Youtube: Flagstad 1938 | Furtwängler 1942 | 1964: Beatles on Ed Sullivan; Beach Boys on Ready Steady Go | Coltrane 1965 | Ronettes 1965 | Supremes 1965 | Spirit 1970

The Mighty 1090 KAAY