Who is Michael?
Michael Liut is an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
(Computer Science) in the Department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences and cross-appointed in both the Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy, University of Toronto Mississauga and in the Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto.
Michael completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science and M.Eng. in Software Engineering under the supervision of Dr. Antoine Deza and Dr. Frantisek Franek at the Advanced Optimization Research Laboratory (AdvOL) in the Department of Computing and Software, Faculty of Engineering, at McMaster University.
Research Areas & Interests
- UTM Dean's Merit Award. August 2021 and July 2022. MCS Department.
- Outstanding Faculty Guidance & Support Award. May 2021. UofT Student Life. See video.
Service Appointments and Positions
- Program Committee for ACM's SIGMOD/PODS' DataEd (2022 - Present)
- Faculty Advisor for WiSC: Women in Science & Computing (2019 - Present)
- Guest Editor for Springer's Education and Information Technology Special Issue (2022 - 2023)
- Faculty Advisor for UTM's CSSC: Computer Science Student Community (formerly, Hacklab) (2020 - 2023)
- Co-Chief Editor for the FYMSiC Newsletter (2019 - 2022)
- CS Education Research Group at the University of Toronto
- Former: Indoor Positioning & Computer Vision Research Group at the University of Toronto
- Former: Advanced Optimization Research Laboratory (AdvOL) at McMaster University
"We are all now connected by the Internet, like neurons in a giant brain."
- Stephen Hawking
"The traditional mathematician recognizes and appreciates mathematical elegance when he sees it. I propose to go one step further, and to consider elegance an essential ingredient of mathematics: if it is clumsy, it is not mathematics."
- Edsger Dijkstra
"Programming is not a zero-sum game. Teaching something to a fellow programmer doesn't take it away from you. I'm happy to share what I can, because I'm in it for the love of programming."
- John Carmack
"Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes."
- Edsger Dijkstra