Tim "Dr. T" Chamillard
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Engr 182, (719) 255-3150
Office Hours: M 9-10 am; T 11 am-12 pm; W 1-2 pm
My Office Hours for the Spring 2014 semester are Mondays, 9-10 am; Tuesdays, 11 am-12 pm; and Wednesdays, 1-2 pm. Unless I notify you otherwise, I guarantee that I'll be in my office during these times to meet with students.
I will of course also make an appointment to meet with you if you can't make it during my office hours. I do NOT make any Friday appointments.
Finally, I'm in the office for a good part of each day. If my door is open, feel free to drop in, though I reserve the right to turn you away if I'm busy. If my door is closed, it means I'm busy doing something; in those cases, please only interrupt in case of an emergency.
Computer Science Department
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
P.O. Box 7150
Colorado Springs, CO 80933-7150
Office: Engr. Room 182
Phone: (719) 255-3150
GDD 1200: Introductory Programming for Game Developers
GDD 2150: Fundamental Game Design Concepts
GDD 4900: Commercial Game Development Practicum
At UCCS, we have a freshman class to create games using drag-and-drop tools, a Game Design and Development Minor, and even a new Bachelor of InnovationTM in Game Design and Development degree that started in Fall 2007! Click here for more information.
Click here to see a statement of my teaching philosophy.
My primary research area is computer science education.
My computer science education research is primarily concerned with research that provides useful teaching, advising, and curriculum development techniques to computer science educators. I'm currently focusing my research on how we can use technology to improve the learning of beginning programming students. Specifically, I'm evaluating how Second Life tutorials for introductory programming topics affect student learning for those topics.
Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1987.
M.S. in Computer Engineering, University of Southern California, 1990.
Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1996.
Click here to see a current copy of my CV.
Click here to access pdf copies of my publications.
I've enjoyed cycling for some time now, and I completed numerous centuries (100 mile bike rides) in the late 80s and early 90s. One of those centuries was even rated by Bicycling Magazine as one of the 10 toughest centuries in the country. Why? Because it had over 10,000 feet of climbing!
Something strange happens to your head when you do that much riding (and climbing), so I decided I should try running next. I've completed the L.A. Marathon, the Pueblo Marathon, the Pikes Peak Ascent, and numerous shorter races as well.
Of course at that point, I only needed to add one more sport (swimming) to really go crazy. I did my first triathlon in 1993, and I completed a number of sprint-distance, Olympic-distance, and Half-Ironman races in the mid-90s. The ultimate, so far, was when I completed an Ironman-distance race in 1999. Swimming 2.4 miles, cycling 112 miles, then running 26.2 miles makes for a long day!
In cycling, your palmares are like your resume of significant results. I'll abuse the term a bit here by listing most of the races I've done without worrying about whether or not my results were significant! Click here for my palmares.