Bruce Lester
Bruce Lester
Professor of Computer Science
Email: blester at mum.edu
Work Phone: (641) 472-7000 x2676
Home Phone: (641) 209-1493


Ph.D., Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M.S., Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research Interests

Parallel Computing, Programming Languages for Multi-Core Processors
See Dr. Lester’s Publications

Professional Experience

Dr. Lester has six years of experience as a Senior Software Engineer developing client/server database systems and internet websites for Primus Telecommunications, an international long-distance telephone company. He also has thirteen years of experience teaching computer science: two years at Princeton University, and eleven years at Maharishi University of Management. Dr. Lester founded the Computer Science Department at MUM and served as Chair for eight years.

Book Publication

The Art of Parallel Programming. (Adopted as a course textbook by 62 universities) First edition: Prentice Hall, 1993. Second edition: 1st World Publishing, 2006.

Awards and Honors

Best Paper Award for "The 2011 International Conference of Parallel and Distributed Computing" held in London, U.K., July 2011. This conference was part of the annual World Congress on Engineering sponsored by the International Association of Engineers.

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