Eric A. Breimer

Associate Professor of Computer Science

Phone: (518) 786‑5084
Email: ebreimer@siena.edu

Eric A. Breimer

Degrees:

Ph.D. Computer Science Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
M.S. Computer Science Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
B.S. Computer Science Binghamton University
A.S. Computer Science Dutchess Community College

Bio:

Dr. Eric Breimer serves on the board of directors for the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) Special Interest Group on Education (EDSIG). His scholarly work, which helps guide faculty in the use of technology to improve student learning through technology-rich hands-on activities, has been published in peer-reviewed Journals and presented at national refereed conferences. Most recently, Dr. Breimer helps organize EDSIG’s two national conferences (ISECON and CONISAR) where the mission is to provide educators with the latest research in techniques, processes and technology by promoting collaboration between industry and academics. Dr. Breimer’s published work and well-attended workshops focus on topics such as the effective use of video-based instruction and computer-supported collaboration systems, the development of data mining activities for an undergraduate MIS course, and the emerging importance of developing websites/applications with mobile-centered frameworks.

What I love about Siena:

I love Cinderella stories where being a good person and working hard leads to success in life. Siena students care about their community in the spirit of Saint Francis and tackle challenging problems with true grit, which is a great recipe for how to live happily ever after. Also, I love Cinderella stories in NCAA Division I basketball and Siena often gets to dance in March.

My Favorite courses to teach are:

Web Design, Web Application Development and Theory of Computation.

Professional Experience:

Associate Professor, Computer Science Siena College 2008 - Now
Assistant Professor, Computer Science Siena College 2002 - 2008
Instructor, Computer Science Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst. 1999 - 2002

My teaching philosophy:

My job is to get students to care about Liberal Arts and Computer Science equally. This involves showing artistically gifted students that computer programming is an inherently creative process and showing computationally gifted students the studying creative design processes will make them better programmers. In both cases, the goal is the same: To teach students how to use technology and systems to make new creations and to solve problems in business, art and science that will make the world a better place. A Liberal Arts education is a long-term investment, but it also produces great short-term benefits when it’s combined with a career-oriented discipline like Computer Science.


Market Basket Analysis for Non-Programmers
Information Systems Education Journal, vol. 10
2012
Developing 21st Century Communicators
Information Systems Education Conference (ISECON), vol. 29
2012
Towards an Innovative Web-based Lab Delivery System for a Management Information Systems Course
Information Systems Education Journal, vol. 9
2011
A Study of Video-based versus Text-based Labs for a Management Information Systems Course
Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education
2011
Market Basket Analysis for Non-Programmers, Proceedings of the Information Systems
Information Systems Education Conference (ISECON), vol. 28
2011
Co-'Lab'oration: A New Paradigm for Building a Management Information Systems Course
Information Systems Education Journal, vol. 8
2010
Labs First: A Computer Scientist's Guide to Teaching Management Information Systems
Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges
2009
Discovering Optimization Algorithms Through Automated Learning
DIMACS Series in Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science
2005
A Learning Algorithm for the Longest Common Subsequence Problem
ACM Journal of Experimental Algorithms, vol. 8
2003
Intrusion Detection: A Bioinformatics Approach
Annual Computer Security Applications Conference
December, 2003
Learning Significant Alignments: An Alternative to Normalized Local Alignment
Symposium on Methodologies for Intelligent Systems, vol. 2366
2002
A Supervised Learning Approach for Detecting Significant Local Alignments
International Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology
April, 2002
On the Height of a Random Set of Points in a d-dimensional Unit Cube
Journal of Experimental Mathematics, vol. 10
2001
Experimental Evaluation of the Height of a Random Set of Points in a d-dimensional Cube
Workshop on Algorithm Engineering and Experiments (ALENEX)
January, 2001
A Task-based Architecture for Application-aware Adjuncts
International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces
January, 2000
A Learning Algorithm for the Longest Common Subsequence Problem
Workshop on Algorithm Engineering and Experiments (ALENEX)
January, 2000
Computer Science Department, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Highest Academic Award for Graduate Students
category: Other
Robert McNaughton Prize, 2002
On the Shoulders of Giants: Mobile Websites with Twitter Bootstrap
2013
Information Systems Education Conference (ISECON), San Antonio, Texas
Exposing Students to Big Data: Hands-on Market Basket Analysis with Access
2012
Information Systems Education Conference (ISECON), New Orleans, Louisiana
A Study of Video-based versus Text-based Labs for a Management Information Systems Course
2011
Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, Darmstadt, Germany
Market Basket Analysis for Non-Programmers, Information Systems Education
2011
Information Systems Education Conference (ISECON), Wilmington, North Carolina
Towards an Innovative Web-based Lab Delivery System for a Management Information
2010
Information Systems Education Conference (ISECON), Nashville, Tennessee
Co-'Lab'oration: A New Paradigm for Building a Management Information Systems Course
2009
Information Systems Education Conference (ISECON), Washington, District of Columbia
Labs First: A Computer Scientist's Guide to Teaching Management Information Systems
2009
Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges Northeastern Conference (CCSCNE), Plattsburgh, New York
Clustering the Protein Databank
2006
Computers in Scientific Discovery III, Ghent, Belgium
Experimental Evaluation of the Height of a Random Set of Points in a d-dimensional Cube
2001
Workshop on Algorithm Engineering and Experiments (ALENEX), Washington, District of Columbia
A Learning Algorithm for the Longest Common Subsequence Problem
2000
Workshop on Algorithm Engineering and Experiments (ALANEX), San Francisco, California