Adam Gaweda is a Doctoral Student at NC State University. His primary research is focused in improving the quality of Computer Science education for college-level courses. Prior to returning to NCSU, Adam was an Adjunct Instructor for the University of North Carolina - Wilmington and the Lead Software Development Instructor at Cape Fear Community College. As an instructor, Adam taught a variety of courses, including introductory computer science, dynamic web development, security, database development, and information systems. Adam decided to return for his PhD when he realized he enjoyed assisting people grow and learn CS.
Adam Gaweda also has a Master of Computer Science and Information Systems (MSCSIS) from UNCW, where his research focused on facial recognition and artificial face aging under the guidance of Dr. Eric Patterson and Dr. Karl Ricanek. During his time pursuing his MSCSIS, Adam worked with government agencies to improve the search and capture of high-level targeted missing persons. After graduation, Adam worked with an Internet of Things startup company (Efficient Energy America) to monitor and control thermostats for quick service restaurants. During this time, he wore many hats, include acting as a Systems Analyst, UX Designer, Customer Service Rep, and Research and Development.
Adam also has a Bachelor of Arts in Theater. Interestingly, Adam hopes to become a professor after graduation, as it would allow him to be involved in computer science, while performing in front of a crowd!