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About Professor Strenn:

I am an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Santa Barbara City College. Since starting to work with the college in 2000, I have developed a wide range of cutting-edge courses including:

  • Software Design Patterns
  • Android Programming
  • Java Server Programming
  • ASP.NET programming
  • Software Engineering
  • Programming for Engineers

My current research interests include mobile device programming, evolutionary computation, and software engineering.

Prior to joining the college, I worked for 10 years in the infrared detector industry as an electrical engineer at the Santa Barbara Research Center, and conducted robotics research as an engineer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. I received my Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Davis.

I have previously published in the areas of evolutionary computation, Java enterprise programming, software design patterns, software engineering, Eclipse and the SWT, ASP.NET, artifical intelligence, and robotics. In 2005, I was a speaker at the IASTED Artificial Intelligence and Applications Conference.

I was the lead engineer for the 2010 R&D 100 Award winning Archimedes Particle Metrology System. I currently have three applications published on the Android Market.

Published Materials:

S. Strenn, Android Programming Guidebook, 1st Ed., Cogito Engineering LLC, 2010.
S. Strenn, Programming for Engineers Guidebook, 1st Ed., Cogito Engineering LLC, 2010.
S. Strenn, Data Structures Guidebook, 3rd Ed., Cogito Engineering LLC, 2009.
S. Strenn, Software Engineering with UML Guidebook, 4th Ed., Cogito Engineering LLC, 2009.
S. Strenn, Creating Highly Functional Tables in JSP Using DisplayTag and JavaScript, DevX Java, March 27, 2006.
S. Strenn, How to Create an SWT Installer for Windows, DevX Java, January 17, 2006.
S. Strenn, On the Effectiveness of In-Group Behavior in the Spatially Iterated Prisoner’s Dilemma, Proc. of the 2005 IASTED Artificial Intelligence and Applications Conference, paper 453-230, Feb 2005.
S. Strenn, Software Design Patterns Guidebook, 2nd Ed., Cogito Engineering LLC, 2004.
S. Strenn, ASP.NET in C# Guidebook, 1st Ed., Cogito Engineering LLC, 2004.
S. Strenn, Java Server Programming Guidebook, 1st Ed., Cogito Engineering LLC, 2004.
S. Strenn, C Programming Guidebook, 11th Ed., Cogito Engineering LLC, 2004.
S. Strenn, T.C. Hsia, K. Wilhelmsen, A Segmentation Algorithm for Collision Avoidance in Telerobotics Applications, Robotica, volume 14, part 6, pp. 603-610, Cambridge University Press, Nov.-Dec., 1996.
S. Strenn, T.C. Hsia, K. Wilhelmsen, A Collision Avoidance Algorithm for Telerobotics Applications, Proc. of the 1994 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 359-365, May 8, 1994.
K. Wilhelmsen, S. Strenn, Telerobotics with Whole Arm Collision Avoidance, Proceedings of the International Society for Optical Engineering Conference, Sept. 7th, 1993.