Dave Lillethun is an assistant professor at Seattle University, in the Computer Science & Software Engineering department. Nowadays, he teaches Computer Systems (OS), Computer Organization, and Programming & Problem Solving (CS1), and has taught classes on Computer Networking and Object-Oriented Programming in the past.
See “Teaching” for office hours and other information about Prof. Lillethun’s teaching schedule and courses.
The subject of his research is system software support (distributed middleware) for working with Fog Computing and the Internet of Things. He is working on developing a software platform for “municipal” Internet of Things (IoT) applications, which is when sensors and compute/storage resources from multiple administrative domains are combined in federated applications. He advocates such a system software platform because he feels it will make a significant difference in how quickly we will see the proliferation of these “municipal” IoT applications and their impact on our everyday lives.
Personally speaking, his hobbies include gaming of all types, including role-playing games, modern board games, and card games, and he has also begun practicing historical fencing. He also plays a few video games when time allows. In the past, he has worked on a number of short films, commercials, and one feature-length film, most often doing set lighting and production jobs.