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David Chesney

Lecturer IV in Computer Science & Engineering
at
University of Michigan

Professor Chesney has been on the faculty of the University of Michigan for 15 years, teaching multiple classes, including Introduction to Engineering, Data Structures and Algorithms, Software Engineering, and Professionalism and Ethics. Dave has always focused on the use of technology for the greater good and he communicates that passion to his students every day. Having received two M.S. degrees and his PhD. from Michigan State, Dave then worked at General Motors for 22 years. Here’s just one example of how he has turned to technology to provide social benefits: “In 2016, my EECS 481 software engineering class focused on developing assistive technology for India West, a visually impaired 17-year-old. Students listened to West’s experiences and came up with their own solutions to some of her day-to-day difficulties.” The result, as in all of Dave’s teachings, is a student body motivated to employ technology ethically, humanely and with great benefits to all.

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Events featuring David Chesney

Events featuring David Chesney