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Faculty Profile: Dr. Andrea Salgian

Andrea Salgian1. Why did you decide to study and teach Computer Science?

I have been fascinated by being able to get a computer to do things ever since I first played on a ZX Spectrum computer when I was in middle school. I’m happy I can do so much more these days.

2. What have been your favorite classes that you have taught while at TCNJ?

My favorite class to teach is definitely HCI, but I like all the classes that I teach.

3. What is your favorite part about your job?

Getting students excited about various topics, and seeing the amazing projects they put together.

4. What specific research topic/project are you most excited about this semester?

ASL recognition is really taking off; so many things to try, so many directions to go in.

5. What was your dream job as a child?

First I wanted to be a teacher, then I discovered computers, and finally I figured out that I could do both.

6. What are your favorite places to eat in or around campus?

Panera is always a safe choice.

7. What is your favorite non-academic book, movie, or tv show? 

I don’t have all-time favorites, but here is what I really enjoyed lately:

Book: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
Movie: Tar
Tv show: Ted Lasso and Grey’s Anatomy

8. What advice would you give to first-year students?

Get involved.

9. What is your favorite place on campus?

Anywhere in the STEM building.

10. Please share a “fun fact” about you that hasn’t been mentioned already. 

I am from Transylvania (Yes, it’s a real place. No, there are no vampires.)