Dee Weikle

Dee Weikle

Office Phone: (540) 432-4416

Email:

Main Campus, Harrisonburg

Office Location: SC 013C

Office Hours: Summer 2014: please email


Dee Weikle in the news:

Junior Charlie Good shows creativity in chemistry research, website management and tuba playing

‘Reading the same book brings people closer together as a community by creating common ground for discussion’

Asst Professor Comp Science

Mathematical Sciences Dept

“My mission at EMU is to educate students in the core concepts of computer science and how they apply to current technologies while motivating them to apply this knowledge with strong values and an understanding of the ever-increasing social impact of our discipline.”

Dee Ann Burgess Weikle graduated from Rice University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1985. She subsequently worked as an engineer at Tracor Aerospace and then Motorola Semiconductor in Austin, Texas. After leaving Motorola for a year in Sweden, she moved to Charlottesville, Virginia in 1993 where she completed her PhD in computer science at the University of Virginia, specializing in computer architecture with an emphasis on memory system analysis and design. During this time her three children were born. From 2001-2002, she spent another year in Sweden with her family. On returning to the Charlottesville area, she continued to work for the University of Virginia as an adjunct professor, research scientist and consultant to the Curry School of Education.

Dee is an active member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville Virginia where she is serving as a ruling elder and chair of the Adult Education committee. She is happy to be a part of the EMU community where she is fulfilling her life-long dream of teaching. In the fall of 2013 she will be teaching Introduction to Computer Science, Computer Architecture and Operating Systems, and Analysis of Algorithms. She is currently involved in computer architecture research attempting to characterize parallel programs. In addition, she has conducted research on applying computer games to learning, effects and issues surrounding the use of social media, and the use of expectation and value in teaching science classes. Details are available on the STEM pages. Her hobbies include hiking with her husband, Bikram Yoga, crocheting, reading and cooking with her children.

Education

Ph.D Computer Science University of Virginia, May 2001
Dissertation: “Caches As Filters: A Framework for the Analysis of Caching Systems”
Masters of Computer Science University of Virginia, May 1996

B.S. Electrical Engineering Rice University, May 1985
(fulfilled requirements for a B. A. Computer Science, Rice University, May 1985)

Publications

Journal
D. A. B. Weikle, "Improving CS Class Discussions Using The 5 Practices.” The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges – Eastern Conference, 2013.

D. A. B. Weikle, "Two Concrete Examples of Upper-Level Writing Assignments in an Algorithms Course.” in The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges – Eastern Conference, 2012.

M. Co, D. A. B. Weikle, K. Skadron, “Evaluating Trace Cache Energy-Efficiency,” ACM Transactions on Architecture and Code Optimization, 2006.

S. A. McKee, Wm. A. Wulf, J. H. Aylor, R. H. Kelnke, M. H. Salinas, S. I. Hong, and D. A. B. Weikle, “Dynamic Access Ordering for Streamed Computations”, IEEE Transactions on Computers, November 2000, pp. 1255-1271.

Conference/Workshop
P. Sitthi-amorn, D. A. B. Weikle, K. Skadron. “Exploring the Impact of Normality and Significance Tests in Architecture Experiments,” In Workshop on Modeling, Benchmarking, and Simulation (MoBS), held in conjunction with International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA), June 2006.

M. Co, D. A. B. Weikle, K. Skadron, “A Break Even Formulation for Evaluating Branch Predictor Energy Efficiency”, In Workshop Proceedings of the International Conference of Computer Architecture (ISCA), June 2005.

D. A. B. Weikle, S. A. McKee, K. Skadron, Wm. A. Wulf, “Caches As Filters: A Framework for the Analysis of Caching Systems”, Grace Murray Hopper Conference 2000, Sept. 14-16, 2000.

D. A. B. Weikle, S. A. McKee, Wm. A. Wulf, “Caches As Filters: A New Approach to Cache Analysis”, Sixth International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (MASCOTS’98), July 19-24, pp. 2-12, Montreal, Canada.

Scholarly Presentations and Abstracts

“Improving CS Class Discussions Using The 5 Practices.” Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges – Eastern Conference, November 1-2, 2013.

“Two Concrete Examples of Upper-Level Writing Assignments in an Algorithms Course.” Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges – Eastern Conference, November 1-2, 2013.

“Nifty Computing In Society Case Studies”, Birds-Of-A-Feather session at Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) March 2013

“When Half the Class Still Doesn’t Get It: Turning a Test into a Community Learning Experience”
Nifty Idea: Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges Eastern Conference (CCSC-E) October 2011

Other Presentations

Westminster Presbyterian Church Adult Education Offering
“Social Media: What is it and how is it affecting us?”
Sunday, October 9 and Sunday, October 16, 2011

MSC Conference for IT Faculty at EMU
“Programming vs. coding – what’s the difference anyway?”
April, 2011

MSC Conference for Mathematics Faculty at EMU
“High School Math Used in Computer Graphics”
March 25 – 27, 2010

Church, Community and Professional Service

Professional Service
Deputy Editor, SIGCAS (Special Interest Group in Computers and Society) Newsletter, Fall 2013-present.
Workshop, Tutorial, and Panels Chair, Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges Eastern Conference (CCSC-E) November 2013
Program Committee, IEEE International Symp. on Workload Characterization, 2006.
Program Committee, International Conference on Parallel Processing, 2006.
New Investigators Papers Committee, Grace Murray Hopper Conference, 2004.

Church Service
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Charlottesville
Session Elder – May 2012 – present.
Adult Christian Education Committee: Chair 2012 – present

Honors, Awards and Grants

Honors

  • Recipient, "EMU – Summer Scholarship Grant, " 2013. Social and Ethical Implications of a Computing Culture
  • Recipient, “EMUSTEM Travel Grant,” Spring 2012.
  • Recipient, “EMU – Scholarship Release Time Grant,” 2011-2012.
  • Recipient, “NSF Advance Fellows Award: Caches as Filters Benchmark Characterization and Demonstration”, 2004.
  • Best Paper Award, “Caches As Filters: A New Approach to Cache Analysis”
    Sixth International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (MASCOTS’98)

Grants

  • Project Parallax
    Principal Investigators: C. Brighton, T. Moon
    Other Senior Personnel: Dee A. B. Weikle, Garrick Louis, Irina Mitrea, Glen Bull, Carol Tomlinson, John Park, Bill Ferster, Tim Konold
    Javits Gifted and Talented program, administered by the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education of the U.S. Dept. of Education
    Amount: $2,500,000
    Period of Support: 2008 – 2012
  • Caches as Filters Benchmark Characterization and Demonstration
    Principal Investigator: Dee A. B. Weikle
    NSF Award Number, ADVANCE Fellows Award: CNS-0340813,
    Amount: $266,626
    Period of Support: 05/15/04-04/30/07.
Professional Memberships
Professional Conferences Attended

Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges
Eastern Conference (CCSC-E) Oct. 2011 Nov. 2013
Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education
(SIGCSE) March 2011, Feb. 2012, March 2013
Math Specialist Instructors Workshop March 30-31, 2008.
Best Practices Institute (UVA) March 6-8, 2008.
High Performance Computer Architecture Feb. 05, 07.
Service Learning in Engineering May, 2006.
Int. Symp. on Workload Characterization Fall 05, 06.

New Courses Taught

CS333 – Computers and Society
Spring 2014
Computers are ubiquitous in today’s world, yet their presence and influence can be subtle. How have they affected society to-date and what is their influence on us as individuals and as a society today? What does Anabaptist theology and tradition have to offer us in the way of guidance in determining when and how to use this fantastic technology? In this class we will explore these questions and begin to define our own criteria for what a computer and technology built on computers means in our lives.

CS333 – Introduction to Compilers
Spring 2012
Basic introductory course in compiler/interpreter technology. Students learn the theory behind and apply regular expressions, grammars, finite automata, parsing, lexing and code generation. Projects include a lexer, parser, and code generator (target MIPs assembly language) for the COOL language using jflex and cup.

CS340 – Analysis of Algorithms
Spring and Fall 2011
Writing Intensive course to meet General Education requirements, intensive study of sorting algorithms, analysis of running times of standard algorithms including summation and recurrence relations. Includes topics in dynamic programming, greedy algorithms, assorted tree manipulation algorithms and P, NP, NP-Hard definitions along with impact on limitations of computing.

CS250 – Architecture and Operating Systems
Fall 2010, 2011, 2012
Topics covered include assembly language programming with PCSpim, logic design with Logisim, datapath design and computer arithmetic.Basic operating system functionality and how it is related to the computer architecture in terms of virtual memory, priviledged instructions, and concurrency through test-and-set instructions are also covered. All topics are investigated using the MIPs architecture.

CS220 – Intermediate Java
Spring 2011, 2012, 2013
Java based first semester course in programming. Begins with basic variables, assignment statements, and control structures. Ends with objects and object-oriented design.

CS320 – Data Structures
Fall 2011, 2012
Java based programming to create data structures including arrays, linked lists, trees, expression trees, heaps, and hash-tables. Basic algorithmic complexity analysis also covered.

MATH130 – Finite Math
Fall 2011, Spring 2012, 2013
Topics include problems solving, set theory, logic, graph theory, numerations systems, number theory, and probability.

CS110 – Introduction to Computer Science
Spring and Fall 2010 and Spring and Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Spring 2013
Content includes brief survey of most areas of computer science: Architecture, Operating Systems, Algorithms, Theory, Software Engineering, and Programming Languages as well as ethical implications of the practice of computer science and scientific method.

CS333 – Introduction to Computer Graphics and Rendering
Spring 2010
Content included overview of techniques and mathematics used in computer graphics rendering including an introduction to computer graphics processing hardware. Students were required to program in OpenGL. Final project was a 3D graphics interactive game written in OpenGL.

EMU Service
  • IS Planning committee – May 2012-present.
  • Intellectual Life committee – May 2012-present.
  • Sponsor and co-founder EMU computer club – May 2012-present.
  • Organizer and Presenter: MSC Conference for IT Faculty at EMU – April, 2011.
  • Presenter: MSC Conference for Mathematics Faculty at EMU – March 25 – 27, 2010.