Boston, Massachusetts, USA
amittai dot aviram at gmail dot com
I am a Visiting Associate Professor of Computer Science at Boston College, where I teach courses in systems and other areas of computing. I have also taught courses in computer science at the undergraduate and graduate levels at Boston University and Wentworth Institute of Technology . My background is primarily in systems and programming languages, but I am shifting research direction toward natural language processing (NLP).
In 2012, I finished my second PhD, in Computer Science at Yale University, In my studies, I specialized in systems and contributed to research on deterministic parallel computing under Professor Bryan Ford. Before Yale, I studied computer science at Columbia University's School of General Studies. And, before that, until 2004, I was a professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of South Carolina.
The Prose section has links to a few small CS-related projects, including my B-plus tree implementations in C and in C++ and my Huffman Code Implementation in C++. In addition, there are links to several of my academic essays on poetry and philosophy, which represent my main intellectual project while a literature professor: to define the difference between the fictive and communicative functions of human language and the consequences of that distinction to education and society.
Also posted are many of my poems, a few of which have appeared elsewhere in major print and online venues.
As of August 2022, I have started a Web log, with installments planned to appear monthly.