As we begin the semester, we're highlighting Bryn Mawr's newest faculty members. The College supports faculty excellence in both research and teaching.
Christian Murphy, Senior Lecturer and Program Coordinator, Department of Computer Science
My current academic interests include diversity, inclusion, and mental health in computer science; student contributions to open source software projects; and online learning. I previously served as a member of the teaching faculty at the University of Pennsylvania, where I received a Provost's Award for Teaching Excellence in 2019 and was co-director of the MCIT Online program. Prior to embarking on my career in academia, I completed a Ph.D. in computer science at Columbia University, where my research focused on software testing. Before that, I worked as a professional software developer in Boston, San Francisco, and London after earning a B.S. in computer engineering from Boston University.
Computer Science consists of the science of algorithms (theory, analysis, design and implementation) as well as the design and implementation of computer systems. As such it is an interdisciplinary field with roots in mathematics and engineering and applications in many other academic disciplines. The program at Bryn Mawr is founded on the belief that computer science should transcend from being a subfield of mathematics and engineering and play a broader role in all forms of human inquiry.