Owen L. Astrachan

Professor of the Practice of Computer Science

External Address: 
0241 Lev Sci Res Ctr, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90129, Durham, NC 27708-0129
Phone: 
(919) 660-6522

Object-oriented design, software architecture, computer science education, apprentice learning, and automated reasoning.

Education

  • Ph.D., Duke University 1992

Garcia, DD, Astrachan, O, Brown, B, Gray, J, Lin, C, Beth, B, Morelli, R, DesJardins, M, and Sridhar, N. "Computer science principles curricula: On-the-ground, adoptable, adaptable, approaches to teaching." SIGCSE 2015 - Proceedings of the 46th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (January 1, 2015): 176-177. Full Text

Astrachan, O, Morelli, R, Chapman, G, and Gray, J. "Scaling high school computer science: Exploring computer science and computer science principles." SIGCSE 2015 - Proceedings of the 46th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (January 1, 2015): 593-594. Full Text

Astrachan, O, Osborne, RB, Lee, I, Beth, B, Gray, J, Astrachan, O, Briggs, A, Chapman, G, Goode, J, Osborne, B, and Yongpradit, P. "Diverse learners, diverse courses, diverse projects: Learning from challenges in new directionsA public/private partnership for expanding computer science in schools (PublishedPublished)." SIGCSE 2014 - Proceedings of the 45th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (January 1, 2014): 177-178. Full Text

Astrachan, O, Osborne, RB, Lee, I, Beth, B, and Gray, J. "Diverse learners, diverse courses, diverse projects: Learning from challenges in new directions." SIGCSE 2014 - Proceedings of the 45th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (2014): 177-178. Full Text

Astrachan, O, and Briggs, A. "The CS principles project: A new introductory computing course for everyone." ACM Inroads 3, no. 2 (2012): 38-42. Full Text

Astrachan, O, Briggs, A, Cuny, J, Diaz, L, and Stephenson, C. "Update on the CS principles project." SIGCSE'12 - Proceedings of the 43rd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (2012): 477-478. Full Text

Astrachan, O, Morelli, R, Barnette, D, Gray, J, Uche, C, Cowles, B, and Dovi, R. "CS principles: Piloting a national course." SIGCSE'12 - Proceedings of the 43rd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (2012): 319-320. Full Text

Wolfman, S, Astrachan, O, Clancy, M, Eiselt, K, Forbes, J, Franklin, D, Kay, D, Scott, M, and Wayne, K. "Education: Teaching-oriented faculty at research universities." Communications of the ACM 54, no. 11 (2011): 35-37. Full Text

Astrachan, O, Cuny, J, Stephenson, C, and Wilson, C. "The CS10K project: Mobilizing the community to transform high school computing." SIGCSE'11 - Proceedings of the 42nd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (2011): 85-86. Full Text

Astrachan, O, Barnes, T, Garcia, DD, Paul, J, Simon, B, and Snyder, L. "CS principles: Piloting a new course at national scale." SIGCSE'11 - Proceedings of the 42nd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (2011): 397-398. Full Text

Pages

Camp, T, Schanzer, E, Goode, J, Campos, E, and Astrachan, O. "CSPdWeek: A scalable model for preparing teachers for CS for all." March 8, 2017. Full Text

Arpaci-Dusseau, AC, Astrachan, OL, Barnette, ND, Bauer, M, Carrell, M, Dovi, R, Franke, B, Gardner, C, Gray, J, Griffin, J, Kick, R, Kuemmel, A, Morelli, R, Muralidhar, D, Osborne, RB, and Uche, C. "Computer science principles: analysis of a proposed advanced placement course." ACM, 2013. Full Text

Parlante, N, Astrachan, OL, Clancy, MJ, Pattis, RE, Zelenski, J, and Reges, S. "Nifty assignments panel." ACM, 1999. Full Text

Astrachan, OL. "Pictures as invariants." ACM, 1991. Full Text

Collaborative Research: CS10K: Infusing Cooperative Learning into CS Principles awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2017

Collaborative Research: Broadening Participation in Computer Science: AP Computer Science Principles Phase II awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2013 to 2017

CPATH CDEF: Interdisciplinary Problem and Case-Based Computer Science awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2007 to 2012

Collaborative Research: BPC-A: ARTSI: Advancing Robotics Technology for Societal Impact awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2007 to 2011

Modules and Courses awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2000 to 2005

CAREER: Using and Developing Design Patterns in Undergraduate Computer Science Courses awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1997 to 2002

(96-0731) Center for Undergraduate Education and Research: Integration Through Performance and Visualization awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1996 to 2001

CAREER: Using and Developing Design Patterns awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1997 to 1999

(96-0012) Enhancing the Performance of the Model Elimination Proof Procedure awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 1996 to 1998

(97-0279) Using and Developing Design Patterns in Undergraduate Computer Science Courses awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1997 to 1998

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