faculty

Donald Patterson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Computer Science
(805) 565-7028

Office Location

Winter Hall 301
 

Office Available

Dr. Don Patterson is on sabbatical Fall of 2018 and will not be holding Office Hours. He will return to teach Spring of 2019!

Specialization(s)

Ubiquitous Computing, Human-Computer Interaction, Sustainability/Transition Informatics, Machine Learning
 

Research Interests

Applications, algorithms and systems that use intelligent context to support situated sustainable computing

Biography/Details

Dr. Patterson earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Cornell University before serving as a naval operations officer for four years in Japan and Sardinia. He earned a doctorate in computer science from the University of Washington and has received multiple grants and won awards for articles on collapse informatics and abstract object usage. He has co-founded more than four startup companies based on his research. Before coming to Westmont in 2015, he worked at the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at UC Irvine, where he received tenure and served as director of the Laboratory for Ubiquitous Computing and Interaction.