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Susan Strayer

Dr. Susan Strayer

105 Akeley Hall
(570) 484-2494

Courses Most Commonly Taught

  • Programming I
  • Programming II
  • Data Structures
  • Web Application Development
  • Database Design
  • Advanced SQL
  • Software Engineering
  • Compiler Design
  • Structures of Programming Languages


  • The Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 1990
  • The Pennsylvania State University, M.S. in Computer Science, May 1986
  • The Pennsylvania State University, M.A. in Mathematics, August 1984
  • Washington College, B.A in Mathematics, May 1981

Courses Developed

  • Software Engineering
  • Algorithm Design and Analysis

Programs Developed

  • Applied Computer Science and Information Systems

Professional Publications

Jesse Barlow and Susan Handy, Direct Solution of Weighted and Equality-Constrained Least Squares Problems, Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Journal of Scientific and Statistical Computing, July 1988.

Susan Handy and Jesse Barlow, Numerical Solution of the Eigenproblem for Banded, Symmetric Toeplitz Matrices, SIAM Journal of Matrix Analysis and its Applications, Jan. 1994.

Susan H. Strayer, Eric Petrusic, Rangachar Kasturi , GRIT: The Graphics Recognition and Interpretation Toolkit,  Presentation Abstract, Symposium on Advanced Information and Analysis, Advanced Information Processing and Analysis Steering Group, March 1996

Rangachar Kasturi, Hui Luo, Ullas Gargi, Susan H. Strayer, Document Image Understanding at Penn State, Proceedings of the Symposium on Document Image Understanding Technology, April 1997.

Ullas Gargi, Rangachar Kasturi, Susan H. Strayer. Performance Characterization of Video-Shot-Change Detection Methods. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, February 2000.

Susan Strayer.  The Student TechCorps: Providing Experiential Learning Opportunities to Students in Computing and Information Science.  Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, December 2005.

Professional Presentations

“The Student TechCorps: Providing Experiential Learning Opportunities to Students in Computing and Information Science,” presented at Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges, Eastern Region Conference, October 14-15, 2005.

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