James R. Taylor

James Taylor

James R. Taylor

Associate Professor of Practice

Department: Computer Science


Office Phone: 202-994-0996
SEH 4665

James R. Taylor is an Associate Professor of Practice in the Department of Computer Science. He currently teaches the introductory Python class to students from across the entire university and teaches algorithms and data structures to students majoring in computer science.  He developed his skills as a programmer and trainer while working for an estimation software company that serves the building construction industry and simultaneously studying for his Bachelor's of Science. His interests in programming are motivated by a personal interest in graphical and simulation applications, so James focused his Ph.D. on the development and validation of multi-rigid body simulators for robotics.  
James also conducted post-doctoral research into navigational system rerouting using overhead imaging sources during infrastructure disruptions due to natural disasters.

  • Ph.D. Computer Science - George Washington University, 2018
  • B.S. Computer Science - University of Memphis, 2010
  • Software Development
  • Software Validation and Testing
  • Multi-Rigid Body Dynamic Simulation
  • Spatial Modeling
  • Robotics