Frank Friedman

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Position: Professor Emeritus
Office location: Science Education and Research Center (SERC), Room 366
Phone number: 1-215-204-5559
Joined CIS: 1974
About: 
Frank Friedman is Professor Emeritus and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Temple University, where he has taught for the past 40 years.  From 1985-88 and again from 1993-2002, he served as Chairman of CIS.  He has written numerous papers on computer science education and has co-authored (with Elliot B. Koffman) eight books on structured programming in FORTRAN, BASIC, C, and, most recently, C++.  

Dr. Friedman was a Visiting Scientist at Computer Sciences Corporation, Defense Systems Division (1984-85) and at the Carnegie-Mellon University Software Engineering Institute (1989-90).  In 1992, Dr. Friedman and Professor Rajiv Tewari were awarded two NSF grants for design and development work leading toward the introduction of software engineering concepts and the object-oriented paradigm in the CS1 and CS2 curricula. 

Dr. Friedman served for four years on the ACM governing board (ACM Council) and chaired the ACM Conferences Board (1986-92).  Since 1992 he has chaired the Steering Committee for ACM Computing Week, the Association's annual conference event.  He chaired the 1984 ACM Computer Science Conference, the 1987 National Education Computing Conference, and the 1987 ACM Conference on the History of Scientific and Numeric Computation.  He served on the Program Committees for the 1989 ACM/CRA Strategic Directions Conference and the 1990 ACM Critical Issues Conference and on the organizing committees for the 1993 Federated Computing Research Conference (FCRC) and ACM 97.