The CS department has a Discord server you are invited to join and use to stay in contact with all of our faculty and other students. Because it is public, keep in mind the usual expectations for working with other people.
To discuss anything about course material, use the channel for
that course, e.g.
#cs205 and participate in discussion
To discuss something unique to you or private, such as making a plan to turn in late work or asking about grades, use a direct message only to me (or use email).
During my scheduled office hours, if you would like to chat live
in Discord or set up a virtual meeting for voice/screensharing, get my
#office-hour-surton. Of course, I'd be even happier to
see you in my office face-to-face!
By popular demand, my office hours every Wednesday afternoon will be dedicated to a little “siesta”. Come on by for tea, go, cribbage, wide-ranging conversation, programming, etc. with me and whoever else from our CS community comes by. This block of time is face-to-face only. Usual office-hour-type questions are welcome, but so are random musings. No matter what classes you happen to be registered for this term, if you're interested in CS, you're welcome to come join us!
PhD in computer science, minor in theatre performance, 2014
MS in computer science, 2011
BSc in computer science, 2007
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute