On Sabbatical in United Kingdom 2015-16
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

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 (2016):

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]
  • Mond the Gap. ACM Inroads Magazine, March 2016.
  • Postcards from the UK: CS for all. ACM Inroads Magazine, September 2016.

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

Curriculum Descant



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