Tom Kelliher

Hello! I'm an associate professor of Mathematics and Computer Science in the Center for Data, Mathematical, and Computational Sciences at Goucher College in the big city of Baltimore, MD. Before arriving here, I taught at Westminster College in the small town of New Wilmington, PA. I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1993 from Penn State and have been here at Goucher since September, 1997. Prior to my graduate work, I was an engineer for Burroughs Corp. (now UNISYS) in Tredyffrin, PA. I helped to develop the A12 and A15 mainframes. I received my B.E.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Johns Hopkins in 1983.

What follows is some information about classes I've taught and the research I do. If you dig a bit, you'll also find out a little bit about me.

Course Software

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Current Courses

Archived Courses

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Curriculum Vitae




Working with colleagues at Penn State, we are designing and building architectures for accelerating physical modeling for 3-D graphical systems. We've named this project SPARTA. This work takes place at the MicroSystems Design Laboratory. Here at Goucher, we're working to integrate computer control and networking into a soda machine. This is the COLA project. Some project materials may be found here.

Hobbies, Family, and Friends

In my "other" life I'm active in the hiking community in Pennsylvania. I maintain two sections of the Mid State Trail and serve as the President of the Mid State Trail Association. I'm a regular member of Trail Care and Trail Crew expeditions for the Keystone Trails Association. The enjoyment and peace I've received from hiking in the Pennsylvania wilderness have ignited a passion within me to return, in some small measure, that which I've taken away.

These photos are getting a tad old, but here they are: Family photos. Friends photos.

Materials Developed at Westminster College

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These two courses are taken together in the same semester.

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Faculty Resources


Last updated August 20, 2023.
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