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Shimon Schocken

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William R. Kenan, Jr., Visiting Professor for Distinguished Teaching
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1987
ss5354  (@cs.princeton.edu) 419 Computer Science


Interests: Computer architecture, systems, computer science education

Short Bio

Shimon Schocken is the founding dean of the Efi Arazi School of Computer Science at Reichman University, an Israeli university that he helped establish in 1995, after being a tenured professor at NYU (1985-1995). He was a visiting professor at Harvard (2005) and Stanford (2012), and chairman of the Israeli ministry of education's computer science committee. He is co-developer of Nand to Tetris — a hands-on approach for teaching applied computer science, and co-founder of Matific, a software company that develops mathematics learning games.

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Awards: Coursera Top Instructor (2022), Google Education Award (2021)

Selected Publications

The Elements of Computing Systems (2nd ed.), with Noam Nisan, MIT Press, 2021

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