Math & Computer Science

Shaun Ramsey

Associate Professor of Computer Science; Chair of Math and Computer Science
Education
  • B.S., University of Delaware, 1999
  • Ph.D., University of Utah, 2004
Research

SuPeR Fractals: http://shaunramsey.com/research/superfractal/

 Lately, Dr. Ramsey has been working on discovering more about the SuPeR fractal, non-uniform time domains, and their relationships to other structures in mathematics. Ramsey has been working closely with students to learn more about these types of problems, so stay tuned.

One of Dr. Ramsey’s favorite collaborations with students was with Project Dream. You can find more information here: http://shaunramsey.com/dream and a quick video of our launch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9SgUij83ts

Project Dream was a faculty-student collaboration dedicated to interacting with objects at near-space, driven by Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, Shaun Ramsey, PhD. Working closely with faculty members and other members of the community gave students in Project Dream the chance to learn directly from experts in the field and to learn in a way that is not possible in tradition classroom-based education. In specific, students involved with Project Dream gained a tremendous amount of direct experience with electronics, radio, and software development using hands-on learning, experimentation and exploration. 

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Bio:

 

 Shaun Ramsey is an Associate Professor of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department. He earned his undergraduate degree in Computer Science with a concentration in Chemical Engineering at the University of Delaware in 1999, followed by his doctoral degree in Computer Science at the University of Utah in 2004.

       Dr. Ramsey immediately joined the faculty at Washington College in 2004 and since then has taught many different courses in both mathematics and computer science. Dr. Ramsey loves his courses, but some of his favorite courses to teach include Computer Graphics, GUI and Mobile Development, Operating Systems, and Theory of Computation.

       A strong advocate for undergraduate research, Dr. Ramsey is often seen in the lab, during the summer, working on projects covering a broad spectrum of computer science and electronics. Often projects are centered around his specialty in computer graphics, but lately projects in mobile development and radio communication have been prevalent. In fact, by now you may have witnessed the launch of Dr. Ramsey’s first balloon with a host of technology in tow. Student life is also an area where Dr. Ramsey volunteers much of his time. He advises the Washington College Computer Club, Washington College Interactive Gaming Society (WIGS), and the Gamers’ Guild. Often you’ll find him with his students during a video or board game night.

    Dr. Ramsey also wants to push education of computer science to our children in elementary, middle and high schools. He is seen teaching in summer camps most summers. In 2018, in collaboration with GIS, he hosted the Bringing You Technology, Engineering and Science (BYTES) Summer Camp with a curriculum of his own design. Students learned about geospatial navigation and problem solving, discovered the Coriolis effect, controlled computers with Makey Makey, built their own circuits, soldered them together and learned how to program their own designs with motors using Arduino. It was a fun filled information packed week! You can find our information page here: https://www.washcoll.edu/centers/ces/gis/bytes-summer-camp-2018/