The same ten questions we always ask (Faculty edition): Pascal Van Hentenryck, Professor of Computer Science

Professor Van Hentenryck has authored 5 books and more than 170 scientific articles. He calls CS 31  (Introduction to Computer Systems) and 258 (Solving Hard Problems in Combinatorial Optimization) his “dream courses,” and believes he was “born…to work on constraint programming.”

Name: Pascal Van Hentenryck

Age: 0x2E

Occupation: Professor of Computer Science

What’s your job description, in one sentence? I teach undergraduate and graduate courses, do research with my students, and write optimization software.

What’s the best part of your job? All the above

The worst? The elevators in the CIT (Center for Information Technology) drive me nuts.

How long have you lived in Providence? 18 years, if you count Barrington as part of Providence.

What’s your ringtone? It depends who is calling

Your homepage?

What newspapers and magazines do you subscribe to? None that anyone not living in the CIT would ever want to read.

Nice Slice or Antonio’s? Antonio’s

Blue State or Starbucks? Blue State

Which three words would you use to describe Brown students? Incredibly smart, playful, passionate, and caring. Oops! That is 6 words.

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