I've had the great fortune to teach and work with many great
students (both undergraduate and graduate) over the years.
with a PhD in December 2006. He is now an Assistant Professor in
the Department of Mathematics and
at Hobart and
William Smith Colleges
in Geneva, New York. He was the lead
student on the Dynamic Instruction Stream Editing (DISE) project.
He is very capable and headed for great things.
Teaching is a gratifying pursuit on its own, but it's nice to get
some encouragement from students from time to time. Here are some
anonymous quotes from students.
"Professor E. Lewis rocked my socks. Definitely one of the more
interesting professors around here. Also the course content was
"Professor Lewis is a great teacher and he taught the course very
well so that i came away with a lot from it."
"E is a really engaging teacher, and he did a great job making the
CSE 240 taught by E Lewis was "...my favorite course to
date... the material was interesting, challenging, and almost all
new to me, and E is an excellent teacher."
E Lewis was "...the best professor I've had."
A student described CSE 240 as follows: "Captivating course
material, excellent assignments, and a fantastic professor (E
And here's a long one... "All-around E Lewis is the finest
professor I've had the pleasure of working with in four years and
almost 60 CUs at Penn. In addition to an engaging lecturing
style, E possesses an exceptional grasp of the material, a
refreshing interest in new research ideas, and unmatched
availability to students. I have occupied many hours of E's time
with concerns about career, family, and research. He has always
been happy to offer whatever advice, objectivity, and analysis he
could. I feel that E's approach to teaching and mentoring should
be held up as an example to other professors (provided that it
doesn't embarrass him too much.)"
Other Teaching/Advising Experience
I have many other teaching/advising-oriented activities.
Penn undergrads take on a two-semester senior design project.
This is a chance for students to bring together many aspects of
computing, work with other students, work with faculty, and build
something substantial. I've had the great pleasure of advising
countless senior design projects. The "Serulian" project by Chao
Cai and Joseph Schorr stands out, because it won first prize among
all CSE projects completed in 2005-2006.
I served as advisor to the student chapter of the ACM (called the
Dining Philosophers) from 2002 to 2006.
With Professors Zack Ives, Milo Martin, and Steve Zdancewic I've
created and organized an on-going weekly seminar to explore topics
in computer systems (e.g., peer-to-peer systems, machine
virtualization, sensor networks). This seminar series is intended
to build and broaden the computer systems work at Penn.
As a graduate student at the University of Washington I served as
co-lecturer in CSE 590ZP (High Performance Scientific Computing in
ZPL) during its four offerings (Autumn 1995, Autumn 1996, Winter
1998, and Winter 1999). I also served as a teaching assistant in
computer architecture, operating systems, programming language,
and networking courses.
CIS 570 Modern Programming Language Implementation, Autumn 2006.
CSE 341 Compilers and Interpreters, Spring 2006.
CSE 240 Introduction to Computer Systems, Autumn 2005.
CSE 240 Introduction to Computer Systems, Autumn 2004.
CSE 341 Compilers and Interpreters, Spring 2004.
CIS 570 Modern Programming Language Implementation, Autumn 2003.
CSE 341 Compilers and Interpreters, Spring 2003.
CIS 570 Modern Programming Language Implementation, Autumn 2002.
CSE 341 Compilers and Interpreters, Spring 2002.
CIS 700 Program Representations for Mobile Computing, Autumn 2001.
CIS 570 Modern Programming Language Implementation, Spring 2001.