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Dylan McNamee

Visiting Professor of Computer Science
Mathematics Department
Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Professor McNamee was raised in both Eugene and Elgin Oregon. He received his B.A. in computer science at UC Berkeley in 1989 and his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Washington in 1997. He taught three computer science classes at Reed in the 1990's as a visitor from the Oregon Graduate Institute. He was in the software industry from 1999 to 2015; co-founding two startups, then joining Galois, Inc. in downtown Portland as a Principal Investigator. He is happy to be returning to teaching at Reed. McNamee's research has mostly been in areas related to operating systems: file systems, virtual memory, and high confidence systems. His interests include algorithm design and application, computer-based art, video games, and computer security. He is also a HAM radio operator (callsign N4LYD), cyclocross rider, coffee roaster and recreational programmer.


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