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  • Contact Info

Dykes, Jim

Teaching Assistant Professor


Research Areas research areas



  • Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Social Media


courses taught

  • CSCI 1200 - Introduction to Computational Thinking
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022
    Teaches computational thinking and techniques for writing computer programs using the Python programming language. Intended for students who realize that computational skills are beneficial to all fields of study, but who have little or no experience in programming or are not Computer Science majors. Students will be expected to create computer programs to solve problems in a range of disciplines. Does not count as Computer Science credit for the Computer Science BA, BS, or minor. Degree credit not granted for this course and INFO 1201.
  • CSCI 3100 - Software and Society
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022
    Provides students with an understanding of the professional, ethical, legal and social issues and responsibilities of software developers, as well as providing them with the ability to analyze the local and global impacts of computing on individuals, organizations and society. Credit not granted for this course and CSCI 4308 and CSCI 4328 and CSCI 4338 and CSCI 4348. Required for, and restricted to, students completing a Senior Thesis for the Computer Science BS.
  • CSCI 3202 - Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023
    Surveys artificial intelligence techniques of search, knowledge representation and reasoning, probabilistic inference, machine learning, and natural language. Same as CSPB 3202.
  • INFO 2201 - Computational Reasoning 2: Representations of Data
    Teaching Assistant - Spring 2022
    Surveys techniques for representing data and expressing relationships among data, both at small scales (for example, via programmatic data structures) and at large scales (for example, in various kinds of database systems). Introduces fundamentals of algorithm analysis and the trade-offs involved in managing data using different approaches, tools and organizing principles. Requires demonstrated proficiency with introductory computer programming.