Michael Jonas

Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Computer Information Systems Minor
Computer Information Systems, B.S.
Computer Science & Entrepreneurship, B.S.
Electrical Engineering Technology, B.S.
Information Technology, M.S.
UNH Manchester
Office 141
Phone: 
603-641-4352

Profile

Michael Jonas is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science in the Computing Technology and Engineering Technology programs.

He joined UNH Manchester in the fall of 2010. He has a Ph.D., in computer science from Tufts University and an M.S., in computer science from the College of William and Mary. He also has two bachelor's degrees, mathematics and computer science, also from William and Mary.

He has previously worked as a senior development engineer at Microsoft Corporation and as a staff scientist at BBN Technologies, in both cases doing research in speech technology. He was also the president and sole proprietor of Orchard Software, a small software company which made Apple Macintosh utility software, the most successful of which was CPU Doubler. His most recent work was as senior scientist at Kratylos Technologies working on mobile telephony based speech enabled internet search.

His research interests focus on Artificial Intelligence, with an emphasis on Automatic Speech Recognition.

Courses

  • Networking Concepts

  • Information Security

  • Data Structures & Algorithms

  • Object Oriented Software Development

  • Programming Languages

  • Capstone Project

  • Introduction to Programming

Publications

  • A Cryptographic Sandbox for an Introductory Security Course in Information Technology, Michael Jonas, CCSCNE-2014, Providence, RI, April 2014
  • A Student Generated Wiki Based Online Textbook: a Flipped Approach, Michael Jonas, SITE-2014, Jacksonville, Florida, March 2014
  • Group Note Taking in MediaWiki, a Collaborative Approach , Michael Jonas, ACM SIGITE-2013, faculty poster/paper-brief, Orlando, Florida, October, 2013
  • Teaching Introductory Programming using Multiplayer Board Game Strategies in Greenfoot, Michael Jonas. CCSCNE-2013, Loudonville, NY, April 2013
  • Capstone Experience at UNH Manchester: Student Guided Mentoring for an Undergraduate Research, Group in Speech, Michael Jonas, CUR pre-conference symposium at ISSOTL 2012, faculty poster, Hamilton, Ontario, October 2012
  • Adding Micro Labs to Aid Professional Development in Information Technology Class Curriculum, Michael Jonas, CCSCNE-2012, Hamden, CT, April 27-28, 2012
  • Capstone Experience - Lessons from an Undergraduate Research Group in Speech at UNH Manchester, Michael Jonas, ACM SIGITE-2011, West Point, NY, October 20-22, 2011
  • Capstone Experience: Engaging Students in Speech Processing to excite them about STEM, Michael Jonas, CCSCNE-2011, faculty poster, archive Volume 26 Issue 6, June 2011
  • Hierarchical Clustering of Mixture Tying using a Partially Observable Markov Decision Process, Michael Jonas and James Schmolze, InterSpeech 2005, Lisbon Portugal, September, 2005
  • A Large Vocabulary Continuous Speech Recognizer For A Constrained Domain With Limited Training, Manhung Siu, Michael Jonas and Herbert Gish, ICASSP 1999, Phoenix, Arizona

Education

  • Ph.D., Computer Science, Tufts University, 2003

  • M.S., Computer Science, College of William and Mary, 1989

  • B.S., Computer Science, College of William and Mary, 1987

  • B.S., Mathematics, College of William and Mary, 1987