Faculty Profile

Grant Braught

(he/him/his)Professor of Computer Science (1997)

Contact Information

braught@dickinson.edu

Tome Scientific Building Room 234
717-245-1401

Bio

His current research interests are in the area of bio-inspired computing. In particular he focuses on evolutionary neural networks, interactions between learning and evolution, evolutionary and developmental robotics and swarm intelligence. He is also active in computer science education research, with recent projects evaluating the effects of tool design, feedback mechanisms and pair programming on student behaviors and learning.

Education

  • B.S., Dickinson College, 1990. M.S., Pennsylvania State University, 1995
  • Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University, 2005

2024-2025 Academic Year

Fall 2024

COMP 390 Free/Open Src Dev Pract
An independent study in which an individual student or small team of students participates in a Humanitarian and/or Free and Open Source (H/FOSS) community for the semester under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Interested students must identify a faculty mentor, select and justify the H/FOSS community and negotiate the scope of work prior to registration. Prerequisite: 232 and 290.

COMP 491 Fall Senior Seminar
A senior capstone course. Students identify and begin a year-long project with options including honors and independent research projects or participation in a Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) project. Class readings and discussions will focus on social, legal and ethical issues in computing, software engineering topics and contemporary issues in computer science. Written and oral presentation of technical and non-technical content will be required. Prerequisite: 290 and Senior standing. Offered every fall.