DUCA Academic Council

With DUCA staff members, DUCA’s Academic Council coordinates curriculum for Drexel University Computing Academy. Most members of the Academic Council also teach DUCA courses.

Dave Augenblick, Academic Director

Dave Augenblick is an Associate Teaching Professor in Drexel's Computer Science Department. Prior to his current position (beginning in 2008), he taught in Drexel's Goodwin School of Professional Studies (Department of Math and Computer Science) for 24 years. In addition, he was employed as a Systems Consultant for Chemical Engineering projects at Sunoco Inc. for 33 years until 2008.

He is currently the coordinator of the CS Department's Computation Lab sequence (CS121,122 and 123) and also teaches sections of the Engineering School's ENGR101, 102 and 103 offerings along with other courses in the core CS curriculum..

Dave's educational background includes BS and MS degrees in Chemical Engineering from Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania respectively.

Mark Hempstead

Mark Hempstead is the Junior Colehower Chair Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Drexel University. His research group at Drexel investigates methods to increase energy efficiency across the boundaries of circuits, architecture, and systems. Currently, they are exploring the performance and energy benefits of heterogeneity in future microprocessor architectures. Dr. Hempstead received a BS in Computer Engineering from Tufts University and his MS and PhD in Engineering from Harvard University. Mark has developed custom microchips for low power applications and worked in the research divisions of Intel and ARM.

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