thackerw.jpg (10827 bytes) Faculty Name William I. Thacker
Title Professor of Computer Science
Ph.D., Virginia Tech
Telephone (803) 323-2691 Office Number 323 Thurmond
Teaching Areas Numerical Methods, Parallel Processing, Computer Science


My teaching interests are in the areas of Numerical Methods, Parallel Processing, and Data Structures & Algorithms.

To help me keep my sanity, I also teach a SCUBA Diving course for the P.E. department.

Current Courses


My current research is in the intersection of computer science, mathematics, and engineering. I solve difficult mathematical models of realistic problems for engineers using state of the art numerical methods.

Link to papers published