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Neil R. Grabois Professor in Natural Sciences and Engineering
Computer Science
Swarthmore College
500 College Ave.
Swarthmore, PA 19081
610-328-8565
meeden@cs.swarthmore.edu

I am a Full Professor in the Computer Science Department at Swarthmore College. I also participate in the interdisciplinary program Cognitive Science. I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science with a minor in Cognitive Science from Indiana University in 1994. I received my B.A. in Mathematics from Grinnell College in 1985.

Spring 2018

Teaching Schedule
  Office hours     W 1:30 - 3:30pm     SCI 243  
  CS21: Intro. to Computer Science  
        Class   TR 9:55 - 11:10am     SCI 256  
        Lab B     T 2:45 - 4:15pm     SCI 240  
  CS35: Data Structures and Algorithms  
        Class   TR 1:15 - 2:30pm     SCI 199  
        Lab A     M 8:50 - 10:20am     SCI 240  

Research

My current research is in the field of developmental robotics where the goal is to create intelligent robots by allowing them to go through a developmental process, rather than being directly programmed to solve a particular task. By endowing a robot with an appropriate control architecture and adaptive mechanisms, it can learn through interactions with the world, developing its own knowledge about itself and its environment.

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