Thomas Wesselkamper

Thomas Wesselkamper, Ph.D.

twesselk@chaminade.edu

Henry Hall Room 2
Tel (808) 739-4610
3140 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816

Computer Science

Dr. Thomas WesselkamperDr. Wesselkamper holds a bachelor's degree in Mathematics from the University of Dayton (1957) and a master's degree in Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame (1960). He holds the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of London (1972). He served in the Computer Science Department at Virginia Tech from 1973 to 1980, there being promoted to the rank of Professor. In 1980 he became founding Chair of the Computer Science Department at Hunter College of the City University of New York. For the four years 1987-1991 he served at Executive Officer for the Computer Science Ph.D. Program at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. For the rest of the period 1980-1996 he served as chair of the Computer Science Department at Hunter College.

Dr. Wesselkamper's research centers upon the study of minimal instruction sets for computer processors. Most of his research papers investigate the algebraic properties of such reduced instruction sets. His book (with J. C. Muzio, now of the University of Victoria) deals with the problems associated with designing switching circuits in a multiple-valued setting, using such reduced sets. In his years as a Department Head, as an Executive Officer of a Ph.D. Program, and now, as Director of the Office of Sponsored Research at Chaminade University, he has focused his efforts on the mentoring of students engaged in research and on the mentoring of young faculty as they begin research careers, particularly in the early years leading to tenure. At Chaminade, Dr. Wesselkamper teaches courses in Computer Science and Mathematics.

Education

B.S., University of Dayton
M.S., University of Notre Dame
Ph.D., University of London

Teaching

Computer Science
Mathematics