The Magic and Beauty of Computer Science

Andrew McGettrick

Andrew McGettrick is a full professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland where he has been Head of Department (on and off) for a period of about 15 years. His initial education was in pure mathematics; he has a PhD in Number Theory from Cambridge University in England. His research interests lie in the more formal side of software engineering and in computing education. In the general area of computing education, he has undertaken numerous activities including the benchmarking of undergraduate and Masters degree programs in Computing in the UK. He has also been involved with the ACM activities in providing curricular guidance in computer science, software engineering and computer engineering as well as the Overview volume. He is now Chair of the ACM Education Board and the ACM Education Council.