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Cary Laxer

Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering

Dr. Cary Laxer specializes in several areas of computer science, including biomedical computing, data structures, and computer graphics. He is very active in helping students understand the importance of global awareness and teaches the Computing in a Global Society course, through which students complete an international collaborative project with peers at an overseas university. Dr. Laxer’s international teaching journeys have taken him to institutions in Germany, Turkey, and Japan, and he is a member of the institute’s Faculty Without Borders group. He has served as an ABET computer science program evaluator and computer science education consultant.

Teaching Interests

  • Computer science education for high school and college students
  • International collaborative projects
  • Biomedical computing
  • Data structures
  • Computer graphics


  • ABET computer science program evaluator and CAC commissioner
  • Computer science education

Awards & Honors

  • Dean’s Outstanding Teaching Award, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 1987

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Duke University, Biomedical Engineering, 1980
  • BA, New York University, Computer Science and Mathematics, 1976