Photo of David G. Kay   David G. Kay
Professor Emeritus of Teaching
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Informatics Department

  Computer Science Department  
School of Information and Computer Sciences
  • Electronic mail:
  • Postal: ICS, UC Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697-3440
  • Fax: (949) 824-4056
  • Office: 5th floor, Donald Bren Hall

  • As of July 2018, I am retired from active duty. I'm still available by electronic mail; I'll be glad to hear from you and in most cases I'll respond within a day or two. But I'm being selective about taking on new tasks and responsibilities.

    Teaching at UCI

  • Previous courses
  • For students

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  • Outside of ICS

  • UCI UTeach program, where undergrads become seminar instructors (Faculty Director, 2015–2018)
  • The systemwide University Committee on Academic Computing and Communications (UCACC) (Chair, 2015–17)
  • The systemwide University Committee on Educational Policy (UCEP) (Chair, 2010–11)
  • The UCI Council on Educational Policy (CEP) (Chair, 2006–07)
  • Publications, presentations, conferences, workshops
  • Consulting in the area of computer law and "forensic computer science," working with other attorneys on computer-related legal matters or as an arbitrator, mediator, or expert witness
  • Academic interests

  • Computer law, including intellectual property protection for software and in cyberspace
  • Computer science education, including introductory curricula and pedagogy, evaluation of student software, training and advising of instructors, and the development of career positions in universities for teaching-oriented faculty
  • Human-computer interaction, including information visualization and the design of tools and environments for teaching introductory programming
  • Extracurricular interests

  • Domestic and international travel
  • Contemporary and Japanese art
  • Architectural and nature photography
  • Preparing and consuming diverse cuisines
  • Reading The New Yorker, crime fiction, and much else