Department of Mathematics & Computer Science

Meet David Pitts


Director of Experimental Computer Science Laboratory
Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Ph.D. Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology
M.S. Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology
B.S. Mathematics, Georgia Institute of Technology

Phone:  (603) 897-8288
Email:  dpitts@rivier.edu

Specialties
  • distibuted computing
  • parallel programming
  • computer operating systems
  • programming languages

Background/Accomplishments

 Dave Pitts did his doctoral research in the area of reliable, distributed systems as part of a project called Clouds. In many ways, Clouds was to be a form of the modern cloud. Dave taught on the faculty of UMass Lowell and Merrimack College. He was a principle member of the technical staff in Verizon Labs Advanced System Group for ten years. He was chair of the Information Technology program at ITT Wilmington. 

Courses Taught

CS301: Computer Science Foundations CS552: Object-Oriented Design CS554: Operating Systems CS556: Computer Architecture CS582: Practical C++ Programming CS585: Practical Java Programming CS586: High Octane Java Programming CS608: Sotfware Engineering CS610: Database Management Systems CS611: Database Programming CS612: Information Technology CS632: Client/Server Computing CS690: Distributed Computing CS690: Parallel Programming CS699: Professional Seminar

Recent Publications/Proceedings
  • “Supporting Advanced Course Work in Computer Science”, Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education North Eastern Division Conference in Kingston, RI April 2007.
  • “The Standard Template Library: A Guide to Successful Tool-Making”, Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education North Eastern Division Conference in Kingston, RI April 2007.
  • “Design of a Compiler Construction Project”, Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, Volume 21, Number 6, June 2006. “Experiences with Distributed Data Management in Real-time C3 Systems.”

Mathematics LocationComputer Science Lab document