University of Wyoming

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Robin K. Hill, Ph.D.

hill@uwyo.edu

Lecturer, Department of Computer Science

Affiliate, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

Affiliate, Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research

Ph.D., Computer Science, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1994

M.S., Management Information Systems, University of Arizona, 1980

M.A., Mathematical Logic, University of East Anglia, 1978

B.A., Philosophy, University of Wyoming, 1975

Teaching

Computer Science, Information Systems, and Philosophy courses for the University of Wyoming, University of Maryland University College (European Division), State University of New York at Binghamton, Metropolitan State College, and others.


Research in the Philosophy of Computer Science

Blog on the Philosophy of Computer Science hosted by the Communications of the ACM,
online at http://cacm.acm.org/blogs/blog-cacm/

Does Nature Use Data?
The Work and Inspiration of the International Associaton for Computing and Philosophy
What Makes a Program Elegant?
The Work and Inspiration of the APA Newsletter on Philosophy and Computers
Fiction as Model Theory
The Work and Inspiration of the Commission on the History and Philosophy of Computing
Fact Versus Frivolity in Facebook
Ethical Theories Spotted in Silicon Valley
Operating Systems as Possible Worlds
The Ethical Problem of Software Neglect
Deep Dictionary
On the Ethics of Cyberwar
It's Not the 'Why' Chromosome, It's the 'How'
Human Acts and Computer Apps
Tech Ethics at Work
Examples of Phenomenology in Computing
Articulation of Decision Responsibility
First-Class Philosophical Failure
Tech User Reponsibility


A Call for More Philosophy in the Philosophy of Computer Science, American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Computers 15:2, Spring 2016. Online at http://www.apaonline.org/?computers_newsletter

What An Algorithm Is.Philosophy & Technology, March 2016, 29:1, 35-59, DOI:10.1007/s13347-014-0184-5


Other Public Projects

A Collection of Suggested Electronic Course Templates for Use in Higher Education
(Hill, Fresen, and Geng), Online at http://www.researchinlearningtechnology.net/index.php/rlt/article/view/21669, Published in Research in Learning Technology, April 2014

"Derivation of Electronic Course Templates for Use in Higher Education"
(Fresen, Hill, and Geng), Online at http://www.researchinlearningtechnology.net/index.php/rlt/article/view/18665, Published in Research in Learning Technology, December 2012

How Close Did Kurt Godel Get to the University of Wyoming?, SIGACT News, the Newsletter of the Special Interest Group in Algorithms and Computability Theory, Association for Computing Machinery, June 2007. (PDF version)

Teaching the Philosophy of Computer Science, Blog concerning ideas for development of the Philosophy of Computer Science, at http://teachingphilofcs.blogspot.com


Help Sheets for Teaching Computer Science

(These are several years old.)

Top Ten C++ Errors

Loop Invariants

LISP Help