SIGCSE 11 seemed like a good place to challenge some of the assumptions that we make all year round. Assumptions, and dare I say, excuses, for why the integration of parallelism into undergraduate classrooms seems to be progressing so slowly. When we develop and decide what programs to fund, Intel wants to know what sort of impact we're making to the ecosystem and we naturally are looking for the pain points.
It is a pleasure to introduce our newest Intel® Black Belt for Academia, Dr. Richard (Dick) Brown of St. Olaf College. Dr. Brown has been an active member of the Intel® Software Network's Academic Community for 3 years.