Professor Sean Carroll enjoys both the outdoor plant life and puzzle-solving

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Trine University - Allen School of Engineering & Computing
Bachelor of Engineering, Vanderbilt University; Master of Science in engineering, Princeton University; Doctorate of Philosophy, Princeton University
Office Location-Fawick 205
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Professor Sean Carroll, Ph.D. is the chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His primary interests are in great teaching and real-time systems.

Carroll enjoys the puzzle-solving mindset of debugging and the cleverness needed to make a $10 computer perform important work such as saving lives or connecting friends. Even better, according to Carroll, is seeing students triumphant when they solve a problem themselves and discover they can do something they could not do before.

Carroll’s interests include hiking and walking; he has walked all the way across northern England, coast-to-coast, and hiked in the Olympic Mountains. He also tries to pay attention to world news and the advance of peace and prosperity; advances in the arts, especially architecture and sculpture; and advances in the sciences at a layman’s level. He considers himself an amateur naturalist, dabbling in weather, botany, astronomy and zoology, and he enjoys reading mysteries, science fiction and fantasy, as well as lurking on Reddit.