Arup Guha

Arup R. Guha

Professor in the Computer Science department at University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Tel.: (407) 823-1062
Department Fax: (407) 823-5419
Office: HEC-240



  • M.S. Computer Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (May, 1999)
  • B. S. Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA (June, 1997)
  • B. S Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, (June, 1997)
  • High School Diploma, Orange County District School Board, Orlando, FL, (June 1993)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma, Geneva, Switzerland, (July 1993)

Research Interests
Teaching Introductory Courses, Programming Contests, Number Theory, Cryptography, Discrete Mathematics

Associate Instructor, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Central
Florida, Orlando, FL August 2013 – Present

Lecturer, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL May 2003 –May 2013 (Taught Pascal, Computer Science I, Discrete Structures, Tools for Algorithm Analysis, Discrete Structures II, Computer Science II, Programming Languages, Object Oriented Programming, Computer Science III, Introduction to Cryptography, Introduction to C Programming, Topics in Computer Science, Introduction to Algorithms, Honors Mathematical Modeling, Numerical Calculus)

Visiting Lecturer, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL August 1999 –May 2003

Adjunct Teacher, University High School, Orlando, FL August 2007 – May 2010 (Have taught IB HL Mathematics, Analysis of Functions, Algebra I - B, and AP Computer Science A)

Adjunct Teacher, Winter Park High School, Winter Park, FL August 1999 – May 2007 (Taught Theory of Knowledge and Higher Level Mathematics for International Baccalaureate Program)

Educational Contributions
2002 -2015, Instructor, Summer Institute at UCF (Formerly BHCSI) Sole faculty member in charge of academics for accelerated summer program in computer science. Website:

2003 - Present, Coach for the UCF Programming Team (The team has qualified for the World Finals in every year from 2004 through 2012, except 2011.)

Professional Activities
2000 – 2009 (Aug), Foundation Exam Involvement (The department requires students to pass the Foundation Exam in order to declare themselves as Computer Science majors. I have developed exam questions, graded and run review sessions for this exam.)

2009 (Aug) – Present, Foundation Exam (in charge of administering the exam)

2009 – 2011, Participant in NSF Grant #0837320 (Undergraduate Computer Security Course Enhancement), PI Dr. Ratan Guha (UCF)

2010 – 2012, Participant in NSF Grant #0939081 (CPATH2: Collaborative Research: Incorporating Communication Outcomes into the Computer Science Curriculum), PI Dr. Janet Burge (Miami University)

2013 – Present, Order of Pegasus Committee Member

Recognition and Awards
ACM - ICPC Coaches Award –June 2014
UCF Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Award – April 2014
Promoted to Associate Instructor, effective August 2013
UCF Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award – April 2012
Only UCF Faculty Member featured in Florida Trend Article “Successes: Notable Professors and
Departments at Florida Universities” in July of 2011
UCF Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Award – April 2009
UCF Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award – April 2008
LINK First Year Advocate – April 2008

Service Activities
Junior Knights (2011 –Present) – With Dr. Lobo, teaching HS students programming, 20 Saturdays a year
Achieving a College Education Day (2008 –2013, 2015)
Florida Education Fund Career Day (2007 –2012)
Give various lectures at area high schools

2013 – Wrote custom textbook for COP 3223: Programming Knights: An Introduction to Programming in Python and C, Pearson: Boston, MA, 2011, 476 pages. (ISBN-13: 978-1-256-92763-1)

Presentations at Conferences
2011 Competitive Learning Institute Symposium (May 27, 2011) – Using Programming Contests to Excite Introductory Students
2015 Competitive Learning Institute Symposium (May 17, 2015) –UCF’s Women’s Programming Team

Professional Development Activities
2011 Summer IDL 6543 Participant (Training to teach online courses)
2011 Summer FCTL Conference Participant (Teamed with Dr. Vajravelu from Math)
2012 Summer WAC (Writing Across the Curriculum) Fellow (Teamed with Dr. Mohapatra from Math)
2014 Spring FCTL STEM Teaching Group

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