Computer Science

Williams College

Andrea Pohoreckyj Danyluk

Mary A. and William Wirt Warren Professor of Computer Science

Contact Information

Address: Department of Computer Science
47 Lab Campus Drive
Williams College
Williamstown, MA 01267

email:andrea "at" cs "dot" williams "dot" edu
phone: 413-597-2178
fax: 413-597-4250

Current Courses

Research Interests


        Selected talks and papers

        Characterizing the effects of systematic data error on inductive classifier learners

        AAAI-98 Workshop on Time Series Problems

        Some AI and Machine Learning Web Sites

I served as General Chair for the 26th International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML-2009). The conference was held at McGill University in Montreal. For more information, please see

I co-chaired the Eighteenth International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML-2001) with Carla Brodley from Purdue University. The conference was held at Williams College.


I'm a member of CRA-WP (the Computing Research Association Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research), where I co-organize mentoring events for undergraduates interested in research and graduate school. I will begin a term as Co-Chair of CRA-W in October 2019.

I was a co-director of CREU (Collaborative Research Experiences for Undergraduates) from 2009 to 2016.

CRA-W celebrated 25 years of mentoring! Check out this short video:

Computer Science Education

Java: an Eventful Approach
by Kim Bruce, Andrea Danyluk, and Tom Murtagh
has been published by Prentice Hall (now Pearson).
I am currently a member of the Liberal Arts Computer Science Consortium (LACS), as well as the ACM Education Board and Education Advisory Committee.

ACM Task Force on Data Science.
This project aims to identify the computing discipline-specific components necessary for an undergraduate data science program.

ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Task Force on Computer Science Curricula 2013 (CS2013).
Jointly sponsored by ACM and the IEEE-Computer Society, CS2013 was an effort to define curricular guidelines for undergraduate programs in Computer Science on an international level. I was a member of the CS2013 Steering Committee.

ACM/IEEE Computer Science 2013 Exemplar-Fest at SIGCSE-13

Selected papers on CS education and more.

Courses Taught

    CSCI 108  -  Artificial Intelligence: Image and Reality
    CSCI 134  -  Introduction to Computer Science
    CSCI 136  -  Data Structures and Advanced Programming
    CSCI 361  -  Theory of Computation
    CSCI 373  -  Artificial Intelligence
    CSCI 374T  -  Machine Learning
    CSCI 011  -  Introduction to Web Programming
    CSCI 014  -  Lego Robot Engineering
    CSCI 011  -  C, Unix, and the Joy of X
    COGS 222  -  Minds, Brains, and Intelligent Behavior: An Introduction to Cognitive Science
    COGS 493  -  Cognitive Science Senior Seminar