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Jeanine M. Meyer
Purchase College
Purchase, New York

Jeanine Meyer started teaching at Purchase College/State University of New York in 2001. She now is semi-retired, holding the title of Professor Emerita. She was coordinator for the mathematics/computer science program, which serves the major, general education, and other disciplines, including new media, economics, and other sciences. She taught standard courses in the curriculum, including Computer Science I, Data Structures, and Computability and Advanced Topics in Computing. She designed and taught new upper-level courses: Creating Databases for the Web, Scripting for the Web, and Robotics. Jeanine developed a general education course in which students study news stories involving quantitative information and another general education course focusing on origami.

Before her academic career, Jeanine worked at IBM as a research staff member in the robotics group after several jobs as a programmer and systems analyst and while finishing her dissertation. She went on to become a manager and middle manager, and worked on the Corporate Manufacturing Staff. She later was a research consultant for education grants, working with schools, colleges and universities. Her first academic position was at Pace University, in 1993, teaching in the information systems departments in New York City and Westchester County.

Jeanine is co-author (with Palmer Agnew and Anne Kellerman) of Multimedia in the Classroom (1996); (with Cathy Dwyer) of Programming Games Using Visual Basic (2001); and (with Marty Lewinter) of Elementary Number Theory with Programming (2015). She is the sole author of Creating Web Databases Using PHP and ASP (2003), Beginning Scripting through Game Creation (2008), The Essential Guide to HTML5: Using Games to Learn HTML5 and JavaScript (2010, second edition planned for 2018), HTML5 and JavaScript Projects (2011, 2nd ed. 2018), and Programming 101 (2018).

Jeanine received an SB in mathematics from the University of Chicago; an MA in mathematics from Columbia University; and a PhD in computer science from New York University. She lives in Westchester with her daughter, and is an active volunteer for progressive causes. Her hobbies include walking, knitting and crocheting, origami, and piano. Doing reviews provides motivation to study technical literature when she would rather read novels.

Bio updated Aug. 14, 2018


Blockchains from a distributed computing perspective
Herlihy M. Communications of the ACM 62(2): 78-85, 2019.  Type: Article, Reviews: (1 of 2)

This article is an excellent explanation of cybercurrencies, “a tutorial on the basic notions and mechanisms underlying blockchains,” referencing “variations on familiar algorithms and techniques from clas...


When simpler data does not imply less information: a study of user profiling scenarios with constrained view of mobile HTTP(S) traffic
Park S., Matic A., Garg K., Oliver N. ACM Transactions on the Web 12(2): 1-23, 2018.  Type: Article

This well-written paper reports on a study revealing the power of limited datasets to characterize mobile device users. This excellent work deserves attention both for the results and for the general explanations of technologies and us...


Application of augmented reality for multi-scale interactions in emergency vehicles
Paravantes G., Leehane H., Premarathna D., Chung C., Kappen D.  AutomotiveUI 2018 (Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, Toronto, ON, Canada, Sep 23-25, 2018) 221-224, 2018.  Type: Proceedings

The paper describes research in its early stages. It presents a concept for using augmented reality (AR) to assist emergency medical technicians (EMTs) rushing to respond to emergency calls....


The effectiveness of marketing strategies in social media: evidence from promotional events
Adamopoulos P., Todri V.  KDD 2015 (Proceedings of the 21th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, Sydney, NSW, Australia, Aug 10-13, 2015) 1641-1650, 2015.  Type: Proceedings

This paper describes in meticulous detail a study on a specific marketing strategy pursued by American Express and many other companies. American Express makes a promotional offer using Twitter. A consumer accepts and later confirms th...


Web programming with PHP and MySQL: a practical guide
Bramer M., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2015. 388 pp.  Type: Book (978-3-319226-58-3)

Web programming with PHP and MySQL fulfills the promise of its subtitle: a practical guide. The writing is friendly and clear, with the author indicating when every alternative to a command is not given and making suggest...


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