Scott Tilley Named Director of Computing Education

11-Year Florida Tech Faculty Member Moves to College of Science

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Scott Tilley has been named professor and director of computing education in the College of Science’s Department of Education and Interdisciplinary Studies at Florida Institute of Technology.

In his new position, Tilley will focus on computing literacy, educational technology, and STEM outreach.

“We are pleased that Dr. Tilley will bring his extensive computing experience to this important program,” said Hamid Rassoul, dean of the College of Science.

“Having Dr. Tilley as a member of our faculty offers a unique opportunity for us to make a positive impact on educators and students through the innovative use of computing technology,” added Kastro Hamed, head of the Department of Education and Interdisciplinary Studies.

Tilley, who joined Florida Tech in 2003, was previously with the Department of Computer Sciences in the College of Engineering, where he was a professor of software engineering. He is an Association for Computer Machinery (ACM) Distinguished Speaker.

“I am looking forward to my new role in computing education – an exciting area with many interesting research challenges and highly practical rewards,” Tilley said.

Tilley’s research has included cloud computing, software testing, and system migration. His most recent book is, “Hard Problems in Software Testing: Solutions Using Testing as a Service (TaaS)” (Morgan & Claypool, 2014). He writes the weekly “Technology Today” column for Florida Today.

Prior to joining Florida Tech, Tilley was with the University of California, Riverside and Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute. He is Chair of the Steering Committee for the IEEE Web Systems Evolution series of events and a Past Chair of the ACM’s Special Interest Group on Design of Communication. He is active in several local arts organizations and is president of the Space Coast Writers’ Guild.


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