Computer Science Department

Contacting the Department

Mailing address

Department of Computer Science
Union College
807 Union Street
Schenectady, NY 12308 USA

Office location

The department's main office is located in room 210 of Steinmetz Hall.
Phone: (518) 388-6270

Arranging a visit

Contact the chair of the department:

Kristina Striegnitz, Chair
email: striegnk@union.edu
phone: (518) 388-6554
office: 208 Steinmetz Hall

Faculty & staff

  • Matthew Anderson, Visiting Assistant Professor

    andersm2@union.edu :: (518) 388-6848 :: 231 Steinmetz Hall

    Interests: Theory of Computing, Computational Complexity, Algorithms, Logic, Derandomization

  • Aaron Cass, Associate Professor

    cassa@union.edu :: (518) 388-8051 :: 220 Steinmetz Hall

    Interests: Software Design, Human Computer Interaction, Empirical Methods

  • Chris Fernandes, Associate Professor

    fernandc@union.edu :: (518) 388-6401 :: 219 Steinmetz Hall

    Interests: Database Management Systems, Data Mediation, Interface Design

  • Lisa Galeo, Administrative Assistant

    galeol@union.edu :: (518) 388-6270 :: 210 Steinmetz

  • Matt McClosky, System Administrator and Manager of Research Computing

    mccloskm@union.edu :: (518) 388-6822 :: 229 Steinmetz Hall

    Interests: Systems Management, Disaster Recovery, Internet Security, Photography (Digital & Chemical Process), Automotive Technology

  • Zeynep Orhan, Visiting Assistant Professor

    orhanz@union.edu :: (518) 388-7199 :: 233 Steinmetz Hall

    Interests: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Natural Language and Speech Processing, Sentiment Analysis, Opinion Mining, Linguistics, Psychiatry, e-health, e-education, e-government

  • John Rieffel, Associate Professor

    rieffelj@union.edu :: (518) 388-6062 :: 227 Steinmetz Hall

    Interests: robotics, artificial intelligence

  • Kristina Striegnitz, Associate Professor and Chair

    striegnk@union.edu :: (518) 388-6554 :: 208 Steinmetz Hall

    Interests: Natural Language Processing, Embodied Conversational Agents, Artificial Intelligence, Human-Computer Interaction

  • Nick Webb, Assistant Professor

    webbn@union.edu :: (518) 388-6374 :: 223 Steinmetz Hall

    Interests: Natural Language Processing, Social Robotics, Computer Science Education

Associated Faculty

  • Fernando Orellana, Associate Professor, Visual Arts Center

    orellanf@union.edu :: (518) 388-6473 :: Visual Arts Center 104

    Interests: Artificial life, automated systems, generative art, graphic design, painting, robotic sculpture

  • John Spinelli, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

    spinellj@union.edu :: (518) 388-6307 :: 221 Steinmetz Hall

    Interests: Computer Networks, Communication Protocols for Distributed Systems and Networks, Multi-Access Communication, Interconnection Networks and Switching Systems

  • Cherrice Traver, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

    traverc@union.edu :: (518) 388-6326 :: 201 Steinmetz Hall

    Interests: Computer Architecture, VLSI, Microprocessors, Asynchronous Circuits, Hardware Description Languages and Synthesis

Emeritus Faculty

  • Linda Almstead, Senior Lecturer Emerita, Computer Science

    almsteal@union.edu

    Interests: Software Engineering, Numerical Methods, Web Design, Robotics

  • Dave Hannay, Professor Emeritus, Computer Science

    hannayd@union.edu

    Interests: Automata Theory, Management Information Systems, Computer Architecture

  • David Hemmendinger, Professor Emeritus, Computer Science

    hemmendd@union.edu :: Old Chapel 311

    Interests: Programming Languages, Algorithms, Concurrency, Hardware Specification and Verification, History of Computing

  • George Williams, Professor Emeritus, Computer Science

    williamg@union.edu

    Interests: Program Design, Systems Programming, Information Retrieval