Donald Chinn, Ph.D

Associate Professor
Phone
253-692-4660
Campus Box
358426
Degrees
Ph.D
Computer Science and Engineering
University of Washington
1995
M.S.
Computer Science and Engineering
University of Washington Seattle
1991
B.A.
Computer Science
University of California, Berkeley
1988
Introduction

Focus:
Computer science education, algorithms and algorithmic analysis.

Recent experience includes:
Instructor, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington
Software Design Engineer, Microsoft Corporation

Honors and Awards
  • 2014 Awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Washington Tacoma
  • 2006 Nominated for the Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Washington Tacoma
  • 2005 Nominated for the Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Washington Tacoma
  • 2004 Nominated for the Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Washington Tacoma
  • 2002 Nominated for the ACM Undergraduate Teaching Award, University of Washington Seattle
Teaching
  • Fall 2002 – present: Instructor for various CSS courses at UWT, including: object-oriented programming, data structures, algorithm design and analysis (undergraduate and graduate), computer ethics, discrete mathematics, databases, and theory of computing (undergraduate and graduate).
  • Winter 2010, Spring 2011: Instructor for a course on logic and science in the freshman core at UWT.
  • Winter 2007, 2008: Co-instructor for an interdisciplinary course on science, technology, and society in the freshman core at UWT.
  • Winter 2001, Fall 2001 – Spring 2002: Instructor for various CSE courses at UW Seattle, including: data structures, introductory programming (with Senior Lecturer Hal Perkins), and formal languages and finite automata.
CV or Resume
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Publication Date Bibliographic Citation
2014

A. Miles, Y. Bai, D. Chinn, and B. Bhargava. An Experimental Study of Hybrid Energy-Aware Scheduling in a Cloud Testbed. Proceedings of the 6th Global Information Infrastructure and Networking Symposium, Montreal, Canada, September 2014, 6 pages.

2013

Sheard, J., Carbone, A., Chinn, D., and Laakso, M.-J. Study Habits of CS1 Students: What do they say they do? Learning and Teaching in Computing and Engineering (LaTiCE) conference, Macau, March 22-24, 2013.

2013

Sheard, J., Simon, Carbone, A., Chinn, D., Clear, T., Corney, M., D’Souza, D., Fenwick, J., Harland, J., Laakso, M.-J., and Teague, D. How difficult are exams? A framework for assessing the complexity of introductory programming exams. Fifteenth Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE 2013). CRPIT, 136. Adelaide, Australia, ACS, January 29-February 1, 2013, 145-154.

2012

Feuerborn, L. and Chinn, D. Teacher perceptions of student emotional and behavioral needs: Implications for Positive Behavior Supports. Behavioral Disorders, 37(4), August 2012, 219-231.

2012

Simon, Sheard, J., Carbone A., Chinn, D., Laakso, M.-J., Clear, T., de Raadt, M., D'Souza, D., Lister, R., Philpot, A., Skene, J., and Warburton, G. Introductory programming: examining the exams. Proceedings of the Fourteenth Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE 2012). CRPIT, 123. Melbourne, Australia, ACS, January 2012, 61-70.

2011

Sheard, J., Simon, Carbone, A., Chinn, D., Laakso, M.-J., Clear, T., de Raadt, M., D’Souza, D., Harland, J., Lister, R., and Philpot, A., Warburton, G. Exploring programming assessment instruments: a classification scheme for examination questions. International Computing Education Research Workshop (ICER 2011), Providence, RI, August 2011, 33-38.