Title: Professor Emeritus of Computer Science
Company: Colorado Technical University
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Bo Ingvar Sandén, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at Colorado Technical University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in computer science, engineering and higher education.
In the 1970s, Dr. Sandén began working on multithreaded software during a period when threading was an uncommon practice in the realm of computer science. Upon transitioning into academia in the mid-1980s, when he first served as a visiting associate professor of software engineering at the Wang Institute in Tyngsboro, MA, he focused his research on the design of such software, including programming languages such as Ada and Java. These programming languages began to include syntax for threading which allowed Dr. Sandén and others to better teach and publish information related to this subject.
Dr. Sandén had worked as a software designer of concurrent systems for 16 years before teaching at The Wang Institute in 1986, George Mason University in 1987 and Colorado Tech University in 1996. Beginning his tenure teaching software-engineering courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, he eventually worked with doctoral students as a teacher, mentor reader and administrator, influencing many in their journey toward higher learning. As time progressed throughout his tenure, multi-core and multiprocessor hardware became more commonplace, supporting such concepts as big data analytics. This has since evolved and garnered the interest of many computer science students and Dr. Sandén was heavily involved in redesigning the local, “classic” DCS program at Colorado Tech as well as in the launching and running of the online program that exists today.
Since 2008, he has worked for the DCS program as a teacher, mentor, reader and administrator. Attaining emeritus status in 2013, Dr. Sandén continues to teach as an adjunct professor, almost exclusively teaching CS844 Concurrent and Distributed Systems based upon his 2011 textbook. The Big Data Analytics program in particular has attracted students interested in these technical topics with about 100 students having taken the course, many with backgrounds that allowed them to give great, relevant feedback and improve the material from one offering to the next.
What motivates Dr. Sandén to continue teaching and remain prominent in his field is the development, publication, and teaching of “entity-life modeling,” a design approach for multithreaded software. He teaches this doctoral level course focusing on “concurrent and distributed software” Sharing his knowledge with others, Dr. Sandén is a frequent contributor of articles to professional journals, and has maintained affiliation with the Association for Computing Machinery and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society.
In light of his prominence in the fields of computer science and education, Dr. Sandén was named the 2018 Distinguished Faculty of the Year by Colorado Technical University, which he cites as a highlight of his career. He holds a Master of Science from the Lund Institute of Technology in Sweden and a Doctor of Philosophy from the Royal Institute of Technology, which is also located in Sweden. Impressively, he has been highlighted in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering and Who’s Who in the South and Southwest.
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