Elena Machkasova
Associate Professor in Computer Science
University of Minnesota, Morris.

Contact info

Division of Science and Mathematics
600 E 4th St.
Morris, MN 56267-2134
Office: Sci 2325
Phone: (320)589-6308
Fax: (320) 589-6371 (c/o Elena Machkasova)
E-mail: elenam {at} morris {dot} umn {dot} edu
Office hours (Fall 2020): TBA My weekly schedule is on UMM Google Calendar.

On this page:


Fall 2020 (course pages are in the Canvas course management system)

Previous semesters (with links to the course pages).

If you have any questions about any of these courses, please don't hesitate to send me an e-mail or stop by.


My research is in the area of semantics of programming languages and program optimization. Publications and reports are posted here (see below) as they become available. Questions, comments, and suggestions are welcome!

Clojure in Education (ClojurEd)

This is a project on incorporating Clojure into undergraduate curriculum. I will add more information about it shortly. Here are some relevant talk slides and papers.

Our code is on https://github.com/Clojure-Intro-Course/clojure-intro-class

And on a totally different Clojure-related note, my poem written in Clojure was accepted and published in the code{poems} project.

Other projects:


Recent refereed publications:

Regional conference papers (co-authored and advised)

Technical reports (UMM working papers series and other)

Earlier publications and talks

Potential topics for senior seminar

I am interested in any topic related to programming languages, software design, and compilers research, as well as topics in cryptography and its applications and in computational linguistics. Other topics are fine as well. Below are some random ideas:

A bit of history...

I am originally from Moscow, Russia. I spent many years in Boston. I received my Ph.D. at Boston University in Spring 2002. From Fall 2001 till Spring 2003 I taught at Computer Science Department at Wellesley College. Click here to see my web page at Wellesley.

On a lighter side

http://www.dangermouse.net/esoteric/ algorithms and programming languages like you have never seen before :-)

Last modified: April 2015.
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