Professor O'Connell received his Ph.D. in computer science from The University at Albany, completing a thesis that applied ideas from theoretical computer science to problems in game theory. Prior to coming to Skidmore, Prof. O'Connell worked as a software developer at IBM and a visiting professor at Dartmouth College. Prof. O'Connell's current research interest is in developing heuristic algorithms for hard computational problems. Prof. O'Connell teaches computer science courses at all levels, especially in the areas of algorithms and the theory of computation.
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