College of Letters & Sciences
Upham Hall

Zachary Oster
Associate Professor

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Student Hours: Spring 2021

Online in my Webex Personal Room (https://uww.webex.com/meet/osterz), or call my office phone at 262-472-5006 during these times.

  • Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00am to 11:30am
  • Wednesday, 11:00am to 12:00 noon
  • If these times don't fit your schedule, email me (osterz@uww.edu) to set up an appointment
You may need to wait in the "lobby" for a few minutes if I'm already meeting with someone else. I will admit you to my Personal Room when I am available.

Education

  • Ph.D., Computer Science, Iowa State University, 2013
  • M.S., Computer Science, Iowa State University, 2009
  • B.S., Computer Science, South Dakota State University, 2007
  • B.A., Music, South Dakota State University, 2007

Courses Taught

Undergraduate

Assembly Programming, Concepts of Programming Languages, Compilers, Discrete Structures, Operating Systems, Software Engineering, Theory of Computation, Web Server and Unix Administration

Graduate

Advanced Software Engineering, Software Specification and Verification, Systems Fundamentals for Cybersecurity

Research Interests

Improving the practice of requirements engineering---elicitation, specification, analysis, and verification of software system requirements and design preferences---using both human (listening) and computational (automated preference reasoning) methods.