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Don Heller

Professor Emeritus of Computer Science and Engineering


  • School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Computer Science and Engineering

346C Information Sciences and Technology Building


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Research Areas:

Interest Areas:

Numerical Analysis, Parallel Computation, Computer Architecture, Operating Systems (technology-oriented algorithm design and analysis)





Book Reviews

  • Don E Heller, 2004, "Operating Systems Concepts, Seventh Edition" by Silberschatz, A., P. B. Galvin, G. Gagne, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Don E Heller, 2001, Computer Systems: A Programmer's Perspective (CS:APP) by Bryant, R. E., R. O'Hallaron, Prentice Hall


  • Don E Heller, 2005, "Operating System Concepts"

Research Projects

Honors and Awards


Service to Penn State:

  • Committee Work, Member, IT Committee, August 2010 - July 2014
  • Committee Work, Member, Curriculum/ABET Committee, August 2010
  • Other, Representative, High School Visits, 2007
  • Advisor, CSE Department, January 2007

Service to External Organizations:

  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Board Member, American Philatelic Research Library, August 2012



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