Jeffrey O Pfaffmann PhD - Homepage

Personal Information

Welcome to my web presence! I am a graduate of the Department of Computer Science at Wayne State University (WSU) and a faculty member at Lafayette College in the Department of Computer Science. From WSU I earned both a Masters of Science and Doctorate of Philosophy, with a major in Computer Science.

While at Wayne I was a student of Dr. Michael Conrad's and a member of his BioComputing Group. To paraphrase the group's original web site (no longer active), the Biocomputing Group examines information processing in biological and biomolecular systems through the tools of computer science to create models for evaluating various hypotheses about these systems. The ultimate goal is to determine the principles of biological information processing so that capabilities of natural systems can be conferred to artificially created computational devices.

Since July 2003 I have been on staff at Lafayette College, Easton, PA. Lafayette College is a private liberal arts college established in 1826 and currently has a student population of 2,500-ish. The school is notable because it is one of the few institutions of its size with both a large Engineering Division, and a football team NCAA I. Both the Department of Computer Science (in the Natural Sciences Division) and the Engineering Division are ABET accredited, and are passing through renewal during the 2014-15 academic year. The Department of Computer Science consists of five tenure position, with four of these positions held by tenured Associate Professors.

Brief CV


2003 - Doctorate of Philosophy, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  Dissertation: A Model of Microtubule Based Learning for Perception-Action Behavior Control
  Major: Computer Science
  Minor: Biology
  Advisors: Dr. Monica Brockmeyer & Dr. Silvano Colombano
1998 - Masters of Science, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  Thesis:A Learning System Based on Microtubule Dynamics
1987 - Bachelors of Applied Arts, Central Michigan University, Mount Plesant, MI
  Majors: Computer Science/Broadcasting and Cinematic Arts
  Minor: Business Administration

Research Interests:

Academic and Industrial Experience:

  7/2014 -- 7/2015 Lafayette College, Dept. of Computer Science Head Acting
  7/2011 -- 7/2014 Lafayette College, Department of Computer Science Head
  7/2010 -- Present Lafayette College, Associate Professor, Computer Science
  8/2003 -- 6/2010 Lafayette College, Assistant Professor, Computer Science
  8/1996 -- 8/1997 Ciber, Inc., Consultant
  1/1993 -- 8/1993 Syntel, Inc., Programmer/Analyst
  1/1991 -- 12/1992 Woodley Rollins and Associates, Programmer/Analyst
  3/1988 -- 1/1991 Computer Task Group, Inc., Computer Consultant
Contact Info
My Office
Email: pfaffmaj at
Phone: (610) 330-5251
Room: 514 Acopian
Department Office
E-mail: compsci at
Phone: (610) 330-5428
Fax: (610) 330-5059
Room: 406 Acopian
Lafayette College
Department of Computer Science
740 High Street
Easton, PA 18042

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