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, but I have invented and subsequently received my own award (I'm pretty sure this counts but I do have to look into the legitimacy of this award).
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 sessional lecturer in Computer Science.
Thanks for visiting. Feel free to email me at daniel "dot" zingaro "dt" gmail "dot" com.