Dr. Michael Verdicchio is an Associate Professor of Computer Science in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, which he joined in 2011. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and a B.S.E. in Computer Systems Engineering from Arizona State University, in Tempe Arizona. Michael teaches computer science students at all levels, from first-semester freshmen to working professionals in the evening graduate program. His current research interests cross cybersecurity education, algorithms, and software engineering. His previous research projects have also been in the area of computational biology and bioinformatics. Michael serves the college and department in various roles, including as the faculty academic advisor to Charlie Company in the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. Michael is a Professional Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
Courses Taught • CSCI 103: Survey of Computer Science (fall 2013, 2012) • CSCI 110: Microcomputer Applications (twelve times over ten terms) • CSCI 201: Introduction to Computer Science I (ten times over eight terms) • CSCI 202: Introduction to Computer Science II (fall 2012) • CSCI 223: Data Structures and Algorithms (six times) • CSCI 305: Computer Organization and Programming (fall 2013, 2011) • CSCI 355: Programming Languages (spring 2012) • CSCI 420: Software Engineering (five times) • CSCI 421: Software Engineering Practicum (spring 2017, spring 2016, spring 2015) • CSCI 491: Internship in Computer Science (seven times) • CSCI 499: Research in Computer Science (spring 2014, spring 2013) • HONR 400: Honors Directed Research Project I (spring 2013) • LDRS 411: Senior Leadership Integration Seminar1 (five times) • CSCI 602: Foundations of Software Engineering (seven times) • CSCI 636: IT Policy, Strategy, and Governance (summer 2016, summer 2014) • CSCI 654: Software Requirements Analysis and Specifications (spring 2017)
Selected Publications Verdicchio, M., Joshi, D., Banik, S., (2016) “Embedding Cybersecurity in the Second Programming Course (CS2).” In Proceedings of The 2016 Southeast Conference of the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC-SE), Nov 3-5, 2016, Asheville, NC.
Meyer, M. and Verdicchio, M. (2016) Explorations in Computer Science, Third Edition (267 pages). Jones and Bartlett Learning. ISBN: 978-1-284-09812-9.
Verdicchio, M. and Kim, S. (2014) “Template-Based Intervention in Boolean Network Models of Biological Systems.” EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, 14(11).