Kian Pokorny, Ph.D.

Chair of the Division of Computing

Professor of Computing

Office: Clark 202A

Phone: (618) 537-6440


Education


Ph.D., Louisiana Tech

M.S., Central Missouri State University

B.S., Central Missouri State University


Personal Quote


"My highest priority as an educator is to produce lifelong learners with strong critical thinking skills. This I hope to accomplish by creating a non-threatening, student-centered environment within my classroom that allows students to achieve the highest possible levels of learning. As an educator, I believe it is my responsibility to make myself available to students and to remain current in the field of computer science through continued research, and continual updating of my skills."


Representative Publications

 

Pokorny, K. L.(2013), “ What will they know? Standards in High-School Computer Science Curriculum,” The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges. Vol. 28, No. 5, p.218 – 225.

Pokorny, K. L.; Vincent, R. E. (2013), “ Multiple Constraint Satisfaction Problems using the A-Star(A*) Search Algorithm: Classroom Scheduling with Preferences,” The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges. Vol. 28, No. 5, p.152 – 159.

Sondag, Tyler; Pokorny, Kian L.; Rajan, Hridesh (2012) “Frances-A: A Tool For Understanding Computer Architecture and Assembly Language.” ACM Transactions on Computing Education, Vol 12, No. 4.

Pokorny, K. L.; White, N. (2012), “Computational thinking outreach: Reaching across the K-12 curriculum,” The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges. Vol. 27, No. 5, p.234 – 242.

Pokorny, K. L.; Sondag, T.; Rajan, H. (2011), "Frances-A: A Tool for Architecture Level Program Visualization," The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges. Vol. 26, No. 5, p. 283 – 292.

Edward Mirielli, E.; Pokorny, K.L.; Buchan, J. (2010), “Student Classroom Software Development Projects: A Practitioners Perspective,” The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges. Vol. 25, No. 5, p. 265 – 266.

Pokorny, K. L.; Sondag, T.; Rajan, H. (2010), “Connecting High-Level Programming Constructs to Assembly Language Using Frances,” The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges. Vol. 25, No. 5, p. 282 – 283.

Sondag, T.; Pokorny, K. L. ; Rajan, H. (2010) “Frances: A Tool For Understanding Code Generation.” Proceedings of the 41st SIGCSE technical symposium on Computer science education, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, March 10-13, 2010. P. 12-16.

Sondag, T.; Pokorny, K. L. ; Rajan, H. (2009) “Frances: A Tool For Understanding Code Generation.” Technical Report 09-21, Computer Science, Iowa State University.

Beggs, Bill Jr., (Pokorny, K. 2 page contribution) (2009), "Getting St. Louis IT on the Dean's List," St. Louis Commerce Magazine July/August 2009 issue. p. 41-42.

Pokorny, K. (2009), “Introduction to Computing: A Fresh Breadth of Disciplines,” The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges. Vol. 24, No. 5, p. 166 – 172.

Pokorny, K. (2005), “Constructing a Beowulf Cluster as a Pedagogical Tool,” The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges. Vol. 20, No. 4, p. 104 – 105.

Pokorny, K.; Sule, D. (2005), “Uncertainty Estimates in the Fuzzy-Product-Limit Estimator,” International Journal of Uncertainty, Fuzziness and Knowledge-based Systems. Vol. 13, No. 1, p. 11 – 26.

Pokorny, K.; Sule, D. (2004), “Empirical Fuzzy Estimate of the Survival Curve,” International Journal of Uncertainty, Fuzziness and Knowledge-Based Systems, Vol. 12, No. 3, p. 347 – 356.


Awards


Awarded ACI Grant, Intelligent Tutoring Systems Design: An Empirical Approach. 2005-2006


Research Interests


Artificial Intelligence

Computer Science Education

Soft Computing


Personal Interests


Gardening