Department of Computer Science

David Briggs

Associate Professor of Computer Science

Office Location

Science 220

Faculty Office Hours Fall 2016

Tues/Thurs 1:00-2:30 or by appointment.



Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. Computer Science, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst 1986-1988
  • M.S. Computer Science, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst 1980-1984
  • B.A. History, Swarthmore College 1971-1975


Prof. Briggs is a Maine native and grew up on a dairy farm that has been in his family for eight generations.  He was educated at Tilton School, Leavitt High School, Swarthmore College, and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and has degrees in history and computer science.   He has a wide range of academic interests in the humanities and computer science and enjoys hiking and kayaking.

Research Interests

Formal methods in Software Development

Programming Language Semantics

Computer Security

Database Systems