College of Letters & Sciences
Upham Hall

Zachary Oster
Associate Professor

Office Hours: Fall 2019

Monday and Wednesday, 11:00am to 12:10pm and 5:00pm to 5:30pm
Tuesday, 10:30am to 12:10pm
or email me to set up a meeting outside of these times.

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, Web Server and Unix Administration

Graduate

Advanced Software Engineering, Software Specification and Verification

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.