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Michael E. Cotterell

Lecturer of Computer Science
Director of the CS Undergraduate Assistant Program
Ph.D.: University of Georgia, 2017

Basic Information

Personal Website:
812 Boyd Graduate Studies Research Center

He received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from UGA in May 2011 and December 2017, respectively. He received the CS department’s Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award and Teaching Excellence in Computer Science Award in Springs 2016 and 2018, respectively. He was also selected as a 2018--2019 UGA Faculty Online Learning Fellow, 2018--2019 UGA Faculty Writing Fellow, and a 2019-2020 UGA Teaching Academy Fellow. His research interests include Functional Data Analysis, Big Data Analytics, and Computer Science Education with interdisciplinary applications related to Statistics and Open Science.

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Research Interests:

Functional Data Analysis, Big Data Analytics, and Computer Science Education with interdisciplinary applications related to Statistics and Open Science

  1. May 2019 to July 2020 - $10,800. Michael E. Cotterell (PI), Bradley J. Barnes (Co-PI). "Open & Active Course Materials for Software Development." Affordable Learning Georgia Textbook Transformation Grant, Round Fourteen (2019-2020).  
  2. May 2019 to July 2019 - $5,000. Bradley J. Barnes (PI), Michael E. Cotterell (Co-PI). "Creation of interactive tutorials to replace current text in CSCI 1302 Software Development". Provost’s Affordable Course Materials Grant (2019), University of Georgia.


Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Georgia, 2017

  • Michael E. Cotterell. "Supporting Open Science in Big Data Frameworks and Data Science Education" Doctoral Dissertation (Ph.D. in CS Degree), University of Georgia, 2017. Committee: John A. Miller (Major), Maria Hybinette, Yi Hong and Thiab Taha.

Articles Featuring Michael E. Cotterell

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 3:53pm

A new elective course, CSCI 1300/1300L Introduction to Programming with Python, has recently been approved and will be offered starting in Fall 2020. It is an elective course available to majors and non-majors.

No prior programming experience is required…

Monday, October 14, 2019 - 3:21pm

The Computer Science Undergraduate Assistant (CSUA) Program has been approved as an Experiential Learning Requirement opportunity, effective Fall 2019.  Under Dr. Michael Cotterell, Program Director, the CSUA Program aims to leverage the success of…

Monday, August 5, 2019 - 9:14am

Congratulations to Dr. Michael E. Cotterell for being selected for participation in the 2019-2020 Teaching Academy Fellows Program—an early-career mentoring program at the University of Georgia.

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