TULANE LILLY TEACHING FELLOWS AY1996-1997

CURRENT FELLOWS


DAVID BOONIN-VAIL - is an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy. David received a B.A. (philosophy and history - summa cum laude) from Yale Uni versity and a Ph.D. (philosophy) from the University of Pittsburgh. His areas of interest include ethics, social and political philosophy, and Thomas Hobbes. For his Lilly project, David has proposed to develop the course Philosophy 365: Crime and Puni shment which will be a new offering in the area of philosophy of law. phone: 862-3382 e-mail: booninvl@mailhost.tcs.tulane.edu


NEMMARA K. CHIDAMBARAN - is an assistant professor in the Department of Finance, A.B. Freeman School of Business. N.K. received his B.Tech (chemical engineering) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India. He did graduate studies (chemical engineering) at the New Jersey Institute of Technolo gy before going on to complete a M.Phil and a Ph.D. (finance) at the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University. For his Lilly project, N.K. plans to develop a course on the no-arbitrage pricing principle in finance, a topic that would inte grate his current research with his teaching. phone: 862-5479 e-mail: chiddi@mailhost.tcs.tulane.edu


MADELEINE DOBIE - is an assistant professor in the Department of French and I talian. Madeleine received her B.A. (philosophy and French) from Wadham College, Oxford University. She received both her M.A. and Ph.D (French literature) from Yale University. In addition, she spent a year at the Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris. For her Lilly project, Madeleine plans to design and teach Representations of Holocaust and Cultural Trauma with former fellow Michael Plante from the Department of Art as an interdisciplinary course. It will explore the idea of history along with various mo des of representation from both a post-modern and a traditional understanding, and how an event such as the Holocaust fits into these understandings. phone: 862-3117 e-mail: mldobie@mailhost.tcs.tul ane.edu


SERGEY DRAKUNOV - is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Sergey received both his B.Sc. (applied mathematics) and his M.Sc. (applied mathematics) from the Moscow Institute of Electronic Engineering, and his Ph.D. (control theory and system analysis) from the Academy of Sciences - Institute of Control Sciences in Moscow. Before coming to Tulane, Sergey was a senior research scientist at Ohio State University, a visiting pr ofessor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an associate professor at the Moscow Institute of Electronic Engineering, and a senior research scientist at the Russian Academy of Sciences. His Lilly project involves further developing the department's control course series through updating and augmenting key undergraduate courses. phone: 862-3285 e-mail: drakunov@mailhost.tcs.tulane.edu


JAMES JENNINGS - is an assistant prof essor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Jim received his B.S. (computer science - with distinction) from Cornell University. He also received both his M.S. and his Ph.D. (computer science) from Cornell University. Jim's current research interests include autonomous robots, artificial intelligence, geometric algorithms, and systems design. His Lilly project involves revising the course Principles of Programming Languages into The Programming Language Experience through v arious innovative ways of teaching programming languages including the use of an integral instructional laboratory. phone: 862-3370 e-mail: jennings@cs.tulane.edu


RONALDO LUNA - is an a ssistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He received a B.S. (civil engineering) from the University of Maryland, a M.S. (civil engineering) from Purdue University, and a Ph.D. (civil engineering) from the Georgia Insti tute of Technology. In addition, Ronaldo was a postdoctoral fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research interests include soil mechanics and foundation engineering, geotechnical earthquake engineering, and numerical modeling and informat ion systems. Ronaldo's Lilly project involves the development a new course in geo-environmental engineering entitled Waste-Residual Facility Design and Management. This course provides a link between the Department of Civil Engineering and the newly cre ated program of Environmental Engineering. phone: 862-3252 e-mail: rluna@mailhost.tcs.tulane.edu





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