Raymond Klefstad, Ph.D.
Department of Computer Science, Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Science, U.C. Irvine
Computers and communications technologies have changed
the world. From command-and-control systems to
control of our automobiles, these technologies play a vital role. This
revolution is only a few decades old, but already
futurists talk about the twenty-first century in terms
of the ``information economy,'' the ``information
society,'' and even the ``information age.'' UCI's
Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Science is in the center of this revolution,
with programs of instruction and research in a variety
of areas within computer science technology.
Educational Philosophy ||
I assume my students want to learn. True learning requires hard work.
I motivate my students to learn with lots of course work including weekly
homeworks, weekly quizzes, and a comprehensive final exam. My role is
to define what I want students to learn then to help them understand
and learn that material. I try to balance theory and practice so
students can see the value of what they are learning. I
convey enthusiasm for the material in lecture and I'm sure my
students can sense that I love my job and that I really care about
their futures. I've been very honored to receive fifteen UCI teaching
awards over the past thirty years of UC teaching.
Department of Computer Science,
University of California, Irvine CA 92697-2625