(infinite-loop) is the newsletter of the Department of Computer Science. The department would like to be in continuous communication with alumni, supporters, and other friends, and this newsletter is one channel for that communication.
The name (infinite-loop) is something of a programming
pun. It indicates the department's desire for ongoing contact.
It is also an executable Scheme program. Here is the shortest
definition of (infinite-loop):
(define (infinite-loop) (infinite-loop))
How is that for a circular definition!
Issues of the (infinite-loop):
(the old East Gym)
Cedar Falls, Iowa
ph. (319) 273-2618
fax (319) 273-7123
As a discipline, computer science is relatively young and characterized by rapid technological advances. This dynamism is reflected in the interests of Mark Fienup, associate professor of computer science: Parallel computing, routing and computer networks, and computer science education are all greatly affected by the changing nature of computer science.... [more]