Acting Chair [Spring 2015]
Professor of Computer Science
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Philosophy
Faculty in the Neural & Behavioral Sciences Program

Associate Director for Education & Diversity, Center for Science of Information
Member of the ACM Education Council
Member of the IFIP WG3.2 Technical Committee on Undergraduate CS Education
Member of the Computer Science AP Advisory Board

Mailing Address:
Computer Science
247 Park Science Building
Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Voice: (610) 526-7485
Fax: (610) 526-5086
Email: dkumar at brynmawr dot edu


Travels (2015):

  • February 22-24: APCS College Board Summit, Chicago, IL.
  • March 4-6: 2015 SIGCSE Symposium. Kansas City, MO.

Research interests: Artificial Intelligence, BDI Architectures, Robotics, Cognitive Science, Computational Linguistics, AI Education, Evolutionary Computation, Programming Paradigms, Computer uses in Education.

  • Associate Director for Education & Diversity, Center for Science of Information
  • Co-PI, Institute for Personal Robots in Education
  • Member, Program Committee, AAAI Spring Symposium Series Symposium on Developmental Robotics, Stanford, CA, 2005.
  • Member, Program Committee, FLAIRS-2004, and FLAIRS-2005 Track on Artificial Intelligence Education, Florida.
  • Member of Organizing Committee, Pyro Workshop 2003 (U. Mass.-Lowell, MA) and 2004 (Bryn Mawr College, PA).
  • Member, Program Committee, ICCS-2002 (International Conference on Conceptual Structures), Bulgaria.
  • Planning Committee, Just-in-Time Computer Education for the 21st Century, Project Kaleidoscope 2002 Summer Institute, Williamsburg, VA, June 2 - June 5, 2002.
  • Member of the Program Committee, IJCAI 2001 Workshop on Effective Interactive AI Resources
  • Member of the Program Committee, ACM SIGCSE 2000, March 8 to 12, Austin, TX.
  • Member of the Program Committee, FLAIRS 2000 (Florida AI Research Symposium)
  • Member of Program Committee, AAAI 1999 (American Assoc. of Artificial Intelligence National Conferece).
  • Member of Program Committee, FLAIRS 1999 (Florida AI Research Symposium), May 1 to 5, 1999, Orlando, FL.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Selected publications available online


Teaching Resources

My ACM Inroads Columns:

  • A Maniacal Search for Truth in Comics, ACM Inroads Magazine, March 2010. [PDF]
  • Labguage Wars & False Dichotomies, ACM Inroads Magazine, September 2010. [PDF]
  • Top Secret Rosies, ACM Inroads Magazine, March 2011. [PDF]
  • Ready for a Third peak? ACM Inroads Magazine, September 2011. [PDF]
  • Taking Stock. ACM Inroads Magazine, March 2012. [PDF]
  • Data Science Overtakes Computer Science? ACM Inroads Magazine, September 2012. [PDF]
  • 2012: Celebrating Alan Turing Year. ACM Inroads Magazine, March 2013. [PDF]
  • The Changing, Not Evolving, Pedagiogy of CS1. ACM Inroads Magazine, September 2013. [PDF]
  • Digital Playgrounds for Early Computing Education. ACM Inroads Magazine, March 2014. [PDF]
  • Disrupting the Cultural Capital of Brogrammers. ACM Inroads Magazine, September 2014 [PDF]

My ACM Intelligence Magazine (Formerly, SIGART Bulletin) Columns:

Curriculum Descant



Other Interests (these links are defunct...need to update them)