Salkin, Robert

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Robert Salkin

Department: Computer Science

Phone Extension: 8967
(518) 736-FMCC (3622)

Building: C 231K

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Robert SalkinRob was born in White Plains, NY and was raised in New York City and the surrounding area. He is a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science, located next to the Jerome Park Reservoir.

Rob graduated Magna cum Laude in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from University at Albany. He went on to earn a Masters of Science in Computer Science from UAlbany in December 2005. As part of his undergraduate study at UAlbany, Rob earned minors in Applied Mathematics, Business, and Information Technology. During his freshman year, Rob was a Theater Supervisor and House Manager at UAlbany’s PAC. He then left the PAC to focus on his studies and teaching. Rob enjoys teaching and has been a Teaching Assistant for many courses.

In summer 2003, Rob took on a research position at the Institute for Informatics, Logics, and Security Studies (ILS) under Professor Tomek Strzalkowski. As Rob’s graduate courses began to take more and more of his time in early fall 2004, Rob left ILS to have more time for his coursework. Rob values the experience he got at ILS and remains involved with the robotics program at ILS that he helped get started. After teaching a few courses at UAlbany and a nearly two-year tenure as a full-time faculty member at Schenectady County Community College, Rob quit to go to law school. After graduating from the Albany Law School and UAlbany JD/MBA program in 2010, Rob took a faculty position as Computer Science Instructor at FM.

“At the moment, I’m teaching Microcomputer Applications (MS Office) and Networking Concepts,” says Rob. “I will be teaching more CS105 next semester as well as Hardware Concepts. I’ll be one of a three faculty member team teaching the Honors Seminar.”