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Walker M White

Senior Lecturer and Stephen H. Weiss Provost's Teaching Fellow
Computer Science
Gates Hall 451


Walker White is a lecturer in the computer science department, as well as the director of the Game Design Initiative at Cornell; in this role his directs the computer game minor at Cornell. He also sponsors several independent student projects in game developerment.

Teaching Interests

Walker White's teaching focus includes the introduction computer science courses (1110, 1133) as well as the computer game design courses (CS/INFO 3152, CS/INFO 4152). He is a strong proponent of project-based education incorporating interdisciplinary teams. He is also the faculty sponsor of the CU-AppDev engineering project team.

Selected Publications

  • White, Walker M.  2017.  "PathViewer: Visualizing Pathways through Student Data."  Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on human factors in computing systems, Denver, CO,  May.
  • White, Walker M., G. Culbertson, E. Anderson, D. Zhang, M. Jung.  2016.  "Crystallize: An Immersive, Collaborative Game for Second Language Learning."  Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Symposium on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, San Francisco,  February.
  • Salles, Marcos Vaz, Tuan Cao, Benjamin Sowell, Alan Demers, Johannes Gehrke, Christoph Koch, Walker M White.  2009. "An Evaluation of Checkpoint Recovery for Massively Multiplayer Online Games."  PVLDB.
  • White, Walker M., Dorothy Wallace.  2008. "Pseudoprime factorizations of integer matrices."  Linear Algebra and Its Applications 429(1): 142-155.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • au Beta Pi Professor of the Year 2014
  • Stephen H. Weiss Provost's Teaching Fellow 2016
  • Fiona Ip Li 78 and Donald Li 75 Excellence in Teaching Award 2016
  • CEAA Academic Achievement Award 2015
  • James and Mary Tien Teaching Award (College of Engineering, Cornell University) 2012