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A Problem-Solving Based Approach to Introducing the Design of Recursive Functions

07 Apr
Tuesday, 04/07/2020 10:00am to 11:00am
Virtual on Zoom
Speaker: April Wade

To view this live seminar via Zoom visit: https://zoom.us/j/9274672434

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Abstract: In this presentation, I will describe and discuss the design of a lesson and in-class activity from a unit on recursion from a Data Structures course. The lesson would take place in approximately the middle of the unit and focus on developing and implementing recursive functions. The design process employed in the creation of this lesson is based on the backwards design methodology.

Bio: April Wade is a PhD candidate in the EECS department at the University of Kansas. April is interested in the areas of computer systems, software engineering and programming languages. Her PhD research has explored the properties and benefits of profile-guided optimizations in static and dynamic compilers, and required making major changes to production grade compilers and virtual machines, including GCC, LLVM, and Oracle's HotSpot JVM. April Wade has taught several different classes as a graduate assistant, including compiler construction, programming languages, and senior-level computer systems capstone design.


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