Prof. John Impagliazzo

Professor of Computer Science

Professor John Impagliazzo holds a Ph.D. and a master's degree in mathematics and a master's degree in engineering; he holds two undergraduate degrees: one in physics and one in electronics. His study and work in computing spans four decades. He joined Hofstra's computer science department in 1984 and served as its department chair for over six years. He has authored or co-authored over six books that includes a graduate text in Mathematical Demography by Springer-Verlag. His current texts include co-authoring two works by Wiley in computer science using a breadth-first approach in C and in Pascal. Dr. Impagliazzo has made over 60 professional presentations in computer science and mathematics around the world, including a weeklong presentation at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Europe. His activity within ACM includes its accreditation committee that he has chaired for ten years, the chair of the 1996 SIGCSE Technical Symposium, and the creation of the ACM Two-Year College Education Committee, which he chaired for three years. He is also editor-in-chief of the publication inroads-the ACM SIGCSE Bulletin, a position he has held since 1997. He is also a commissioner and team leader for the Computing Sciences Accreditation Board. He has been called upon as a computing expert by different universities, governmental agencies in the United States, and institutions around the world.