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Office of the Provost

Christopher Stuetzle, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor in the Computer Science department received his Ph.D. in Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY in 2012. His areas of study were Computer Graphics and Geographic Information Science. He is conducting research exploring the mathematics of terrain data through new terrain representations and statistical analysis, and he has authored several publications in both computer science and civil engineering. He has also helped design a group collaborative problem solving system involving identification of inexpensive, off-the-shelf laser pointers using their unique IR signatures. In his spare time, Dr. Stuetzle enjoys hiking, writing, and playing board games.

Email:                                                                   Office:  Mendel 251                                                                                           Phone: 978-837-3405


Faculty Facts

  • I took Computer Science 1 my first semester as an undergrad and fell in love with it. Programming computers and understanding computation gives you power over the most influential invention in recent history (the personal computer).

  • Dogs and manatees are my favorite animals. I have a white lab mutt named Diesel (named before I got him). He’s dopey, but an amazing companion.

  • My favorite books are Anathem by Neal Stephenson, the Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson, Sphere by Michael Crichton, Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling (also my favorite authors) and my favorite movies are Apollo 13 and the Usual Suspects.

  • “Slowly all the roles we act out become our identity, and in the end we are what we pretend to be.” - Jerry Cantrell

  • I have too many pass times to count…I collect and play board games, I am a writer, I love outdoor activity like hiking, I play basketball and Ultimate Frisbee.

  • I grew up in a small town in upstate New York called Pine Plains.

    My graduating high school class had 80 people in it.