Charles Wallace, Computer Science, was featured on Computing Crossroads, a research initiative and website with the aim of revealing the often unappreciated value of a computing perspective across a wide variety of fields. Read the feature article here.
Wallace combines his background in linguistics with his work as an educator, computer scientist, and software developer. While the connections between linguistics and computer science may seem unclear to some, Wallace feels the crossover is quite natural, as well-crafted communication is of great importance in software development.
Wallace’s research focuses on how humans can better understand, build, and use software. He founded two student-run outreach programs at Michigan Tech focused on computer science education: BASIC (Building Adult Skills in Computing) and Copper Country Coders.
Computing Crossroads is supported by a grant from SIGCSE, an organization that provides a forum for educators to discuss issues related to the development, implementation, and/or evaluation of computing programs, curricula, and courses, as well as syllabi, laboratories, and other elements of teaching and pedagogy.