Mr. Norman Pestaina is a Senior Instructor in the School of Computing and Information Sciences (SCIS) at Florida International University (FIU). Mr. Pestaina completed the B.Sc. in Mathematics (Special) at the University of the West Indies in 1972, and the MS in Computer Science at the Pennsylvania State University in 1979. He has been an Assistant Staff member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Lincoln Laboratory, and Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics at the Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies in his native Barbados, W.I.
A member of the FIU-SCIS faculty for more than 30 years, Mr. Pestaina has taught at all levels of the curriculum, receiving awards for excellence in teaching on five occasions. He served the School as an Undergraduate Advisor for 15 of those years, and has served continuously as a member of the School’s Curriculum/Undergraduate Committees. Mr. Pestaina was a principal architect of the School’s program assessment processes, and the SCIS undergraduate program Assessment Coordinator from 2006 through 2013, leading successful re-accreditation of the BS in Computer Science program in 2004, and 2010. Mr. Pestaina has been a Reader and Question Leader of the College Board’s Advanced Placement Computer Science Exam since 2000.
Tiana Solis is currently a Senior Academic Adviser /Team Leader at the School of Computing and Information Sciences, Florida International University. Prior to moving to Hawaii in 2007, she was an instructor and academic advisor
for the School from 1994 to 2007. Ms. Solis taught different undergraduate courses and mentored several FIU students participating in the Florida-Georgia Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (FGLSAMP). She is a past adviser of the Women in Computer Science (WICS) student club. From 2008 to 2010. Ms. Solis was a programmer analyst at the Department of the Attorney General in Hawaii, a member of the team revamping the State Juvenile Justice Information System.
Her research and instructional Interests include software development, programming languages, and computer ethics.
Peter J. Clarke received his BSc. degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill) in 1987, MS degree from SUNY Binghamton University in 1996 and PhD in Computer Science from Clemson University in 2003. His research interests are in the areas of software testing, software metrics, model-driven software development, domain-specific modeling languages, and computer science education. He is currently an associate professor in the School of Computing and Information Sciences at Florida International University. He is a member of the ACM (SIGSOFT, SIGCSE, and SIGAPP); IEEE Computer Society; and a member of the Association for Software Testing (AST).
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