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Samira Towfic

Associate Professor of Computer Science
Office: 216 CBH 
Mail Stop: 1821 
Phone: 6416 


Degrees earned: Ph.D.

Professional experience: Professor and Chair of Computer Science Department at Near East University, Northern Cyprus. Assistant professor at UW-Platteville and Loras College. SAEF grant – UW Platteville, Co-PI of research grants to develop a machine learning web portal for HIV/AIDS data analysis.

Teaching philosophy: Teach as if you are not teaching - Mary Frances Clarke, BVM.

Clarke’s impact on Samira: Clarke University has impacted me in many ways, at the forefront of which is the high spiritual impact that Clarke infuses in the mind and soul of faculty and students. The BVM core value of Freedom, Education, Charity and Justice can be very influential on a person’s life, especially when it comes to raising a family around the atmosphere of faith and kindness. 

Samira’s impact on students: I think caring is something I make sure to provide for my students. In technology, students most of the time require one to one guidance and I try my best to encourage students to meet at their convenient time to discuss and resolve their technology-related difficulties.

Samira’s favorite:

Movie – My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Book – The Kingdom of God is Within You by Leo Tolstoy
Quote –  The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking.
Class in college – Computer Programming and Mathematics
Place traveledEngland, Denmark, France, Switzerland, New Zealand, Turkey
Hobby – Traveling, cooking and reading

  • CONNECT 2015
  • IPCW 2015
  • Timesaver 2014