Mark Hammond Liffiton, 1981 USA.

Associate professor of computer science at Illinois Wesleyan, Dr. Liffiton's Fall 2010 classes are on computer science, algorithm design and analysis, and environmentalism. His branch of the family is descended from Arthur Liffiton, who moved to Brooklyn, New York from Montreal in 1899.


From Dr. Liffiton's University of Michigan page: Awarded his Ph.D. in 2009 by the University of Michigan, his "research is focused on analyzing infeasible constraint systems, specifically on extracting information that either points to 'causes' of their infeasibility or indicates portions of a problem that are irrelevant to the conflict. Much of this work is implemented in CAMUS, a tool for performing such analysis." Previously he was a graduate student in Karem Sakallah's group in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan. Source: reviewed on 10/10/2010.

From his 2007 biography at the University of Michigan Center for Research on Learning and Teachning: "I’m originally from Massachusetts, near Boston. After messing around at a tiny liberal arts college for a while, I eventually got a BS in electrical and computer engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in gorgeous Worcester, MA. Following that, I came here for computer science, and I’m currently in my fourth year of a PhD. My interest is fairly evenly split between research and teaching. On the research side, I work on constraint systems and generally developing new, efficient algorithms for difficult problems. And as for teaching, I am interested in anything that actually gets students to think. The more thinking the better. What sort of academic position this leads me to, I’m not entirely sure yet.", reviewed on 10/10/2010.