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Duben, Anthony
Stephen F. Austin State University
Nacogdoches, Texas
 
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Duben is the Dean of the College of Sciences and Mathematics of the Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. He took this position after he retired as professor emeritus of computer science from Southeast Missouri State University, where he spent 22 years, rising from assistant professor to professor, and serving as associate dean of the College of Science and Mathematics and as chairman of the computer science department.

He studied chemistry and mathematics for his BS from Marquette University in Milwaukee. His PhD, in physical chemistry, is from the Pennsylvania State University. He was, and is, particularly interested in computational chemistry. His early exposure to computing was on an IBM 7094 using Fortran II, and he completed his dissertation research on an IBM 360. At that time, he discovered that a person could make a lot of friends if he knew OS360 JCL.

His interest in computational chemistry took him from large quantum mechanical calculations into statistical mechanical studies of glycoprotein geometries, as well as into instrument construction and computerized data collection and control systems.

Although he is a full-time administrator, he is still interested in computational science. In particular, he wishes he had the time to use the new college parallel processing cluster to work on some unresolved problems in molecular hydrodynamics and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy of proteins and sugars. He is also interested in Extensible Markup Language (XML) applications in the sciences for data storage and portability among computer programs.

He belongs to the ACM, IEEE, and IEEE-Computer Society, and served the profession as an ABET-CAC accreditation evaluator (and hopes to continue doing so).

 
 
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The curricular standards for a bachelor’s degree in computer science (and related programs) requires instruction on the ethics and professional conduct of practitioners. Often there is a separate course that students are required to take. It...

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   The consciousness revolutions: from amoeba awareness to human emancipation
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   Genius: theory, history and technique
Manzocco R., Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland, 2023. 182 pp.  Type: Book (9783031270918), Reviews: (1 of 2)

Most of us stand in awe of the great intellectual giants who exemplified, or even created, the character of the eras in which they lived. Newton, Einstein, Euler, J. S. Bach, Beethoven, Botticelli, Picasso, and Shakespeare are just a few of these ...

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   The Apple II age: how the computer became personal
Nooney L., UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS, Chicago, Illinois, 2023. 352 pp.  Type: Book (0226816524)

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This book is a short, focused essay on data security and privacy. The author makes it clear that these are two separate matters that are often in conflict both in practice and in law. Each of the book’s three major sections emphasizes a diff...

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