Karen Jin

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Computer Information Systems Minor
Computer Information Systems, B.S.
Computer Science, B.A.
Cybersecurity Engineering, M.S.
Information Technology, M.S.
UNH Manchester


Dr. Karen Jin is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at UNH Manchester. Prior to joining UNH in 2012, she held faculty positions over ten years at University of Windsor and Dalhousie University in Canada. She has taught introductory programming as well more advanced courses in Data Structures, System Programming, Object-Oriented Programming and Design, Software Engineering, Principles of Programming Languages, and Machine Learning. Currently, she is the faculty advisor for the computing internship program at UNH Manchester. She is also the director and founder of UNH EPIC (Elementary Program Introducing Computing) program. Since 2013, the EPIC program has partnered with local schools to introduce computational concepts to young students.

Jin's research interests include developing best practices in curriculum design and classroom organization for teaching computing courses, as well as promoting elementary computational literacy and improving computing education across the entire educational pipeline.  She is also interested in novel curriculum design in applied machine learning and data science at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Dr. Jin graduated from Shanghai University with a Bachelor of Engineering in Telecommunications and Electrical Engineering. She earned an M.S. in Computer Science (2001) and a PhD in Computer Science (2010) from the University of Windsor.