Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Dr. John Bonomo, associate professor of computer science, presented "There and Back Again" at the Faires Faculty Forum Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 11:40 a.m. in the Sebastian Mueller Theater of the McKelvey Campus Center.
Dr. Bonomo discussed his experiences participating in the World Finals of the International College Programming Contest (ICPC). The contest provides college students with opportunities to interact with students from other universities and to sharpen and demonstrate their problem-solving, programming, and teamwork skills. He also highlighted the impact his latest sabbatical has had on his participation in the world finals, and how his experiences have shaped what he teaches in the classrooms at Westminster.
Dr. Bonomo is an active organizer and problem contributor for many local and regional programming contests. He has been a judge and problem contributor for the ICPC World Finals since 2002, and in 2011 was named head judge for the competition. The competition has taken him to Stockholm, Sweden; Harbin, China; and most recently to Orlando, Fla.
Dr. Bonomo, who has been with Westminster since 1998, earned a joint master's and undergraduate degree from Catholic University and Ph.D. from Purdue University.