Kieras has been selected to received a 2007 College of Engineering Education
Excellence Award. Prof. Kieras is well-known for his course, Object-Oriented
and Advanced Programming, an undergraduate course that has a reputation
among students for being an exceptional and demanding course. Students
highly value the mix of education and practical experience of programming
skills and idioms learned in the course, as well as his passion for the
subject. Prof. Kieras developed this course in response to the growing
importance of object-oriented programming in industry. Recruiters have been
known to ask our students whether they have taken this course.
Prof. Kieras serves on the curriculum committee, and has been a long-time
Chief Program Advisor for the undergraduate Computer Science program. He
also holds a joint appointment in the Department of Psychology. His current
research focuses on developing the theory, techniques, and tools for
analyzing and evaluating usability in human-computer interaction.