Welcome. This page contains information about me and my personal and research-related projects.
In September 2007, I received my M.Sc in Computer Science from McMaster University. My Master's Thesis was about formalizing and proving properties of parsers. At around that time, I also became interested in writing a text on what I had learned. So, I wrote a book on using invariants to argue program correctness. No one bought the book (not even me!), so I decided to see if I was a better teacher than writer. I started as a sessional lecturer for the Department of CS at University of Toronto in 2008. So far, students are still enrolling in my classes, so in some sense people are buying my teaching more than they bought my book. That said, I don't have any teaching awards, though I have invented and subsequently received my own awards. I've even discussed these awards in my course biographies, but these specific webpages keep getting deleted and I don't understand why!
I'm currently a PhD student at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto. My research focuses on computer science education and online learning. I am also a contract lecturer in Computer Science at University of Toronto Mississauga.
Thanks for visiting. Feel free to email me at daniel "dot" zingaro "dt" gmail "dot" com.