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Dan Watson

Computer Science
Associate Professor

Educational Background
PhD, Electrical Engineering, Purdue University, 1993
MS, Electrical Engineering, Purdue University, 1988
BS, Electrical Engineering, Tennessee Tech, 1985

Biography
Dr. Watson is a researcher in the area of algorithms
for massively parallel processors.  Recently, his work
has included implementation of a virtual tile approach
to raster-based calculations of large digital elevation
models in a shared-memory system.  He joined the faculty at USU in Fall 1993 as an Assistant Professor, and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 1999. From 2011 to 2017, Dr. Watson served as the head of the department.  He has a lifelong fascination with teaching, and is currently "diving in" to CS Education as a research area.

Dr. Watson is on sabbatical for the 2017-2018 academic year, and is visiting various CS programs around the country.  He will return to the faculty for the Fall 2018 semester.

Contact Information

Office Location:  Old Main Hall, Room 402B
Phone:  435-797-2440
Email: dan.watson@usu.edu