Rance Necaise (Ph.D. '98) is the author of the new book Data Structures and Algorithms Using Python (Wiley, 2010). Rance's new book gives programmers complete coverage of abstraction and basic data structures and algorithms in the Python language. This timely book appears just as the department, like others in the country, has switched to using Python as the programming language in introductory courses.
Rance is a Visiting Associate Professor in the department. This spring he is scheduled to teach CSCI 241, Data Structures, so some of our current students will get a first-hand look at his new book!