Mathematics & Computer Science Department


R. Matthew Kretchmar

Associate Professor of Computer Science
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Office: 212 Olin Hall
Phone: (740) 587-6721
Email: kretchmar at denison dot edu
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Spring 2021 Classes

cs339: Artificial Intelligence with an emphasis on machine learning and pattern recognition.
cs495: Technical Communication II

Previous Classes

m120: An introductory course on statistics and statistical analysis taught as a writing seminar.
w101: A first-year writing workshop on the topic of "Extreme Sports and Adventure Litature"
fys102: I've taught three different topics: Mathematical Fairness, Game Theory, and Technology and Community
cs110: A multimedia-based introduction to computing.
cs111: Introduction to programming with applications in the natural sciences.
cs112: Introduction to computer science with applications in the social sciences.
cs119: A problem solving seminar for programming contest problems.
cs173: An intermediate programming course focussing on object oriented design.
cs181: Introduction to Data Systems.
cs200: A special topics seminar on Cryptography.
cs234: A course developing mathematical tools for computer science and also an introduction to the theory of computation.
cs271: Data Structures.
cs281: Computer Systems.
cs334: Theory of Computation.
cs339: Artificial Intelligence with an emphasis on machine learning and pattern recognition.
cs391: Robotics.
cs171: (RETIRED) An introductory course in programming and computing; replaced with cs110/cs111/cs112.
cs174: (RETIRED) A discrete math course for CS majors; replaced with cs234.
cs272: (RETIRED) A second course in algorithms and data structures; replaced with cs371.
cs101: (RETIRED) An introductory course in computing.

Research Interests

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, reinforcement learning, evolutionary computation, data and sports analytics, recreational mathematics, games and game theory, combinatorics.
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Personal Interests

I enjoy spending time with my daughter Dylan and my son Eli. I also enjoy running, competitive cycling (especially gravel and mountain biking), chess and other strategic games.