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Mario Di Francesco elected Computer Science teacher of the year 2020

The teacher of the year was announced at the CS department’s online holiday party on Thursday 17 December 2020.
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Professor Mario Di Francesco was elected as the Computer Science teacher of the year 2020. In recent years, Mario Di Francesco has actively developed teaching in CS at both bachelor and master level, through continuous renewal of course content and teaching methods. He has created a new set of courses that are up-to-date and relevant for modern industry. As a teacher, he encourages questions and discussions, and is always prompt in replying to any queries. He always tries to help and guide students to their best potential.

Picks from the course feedback of CS-E4100 Mobile Cloud Computing:

Excellent course. One of the best courses that I have attended with the right amount of workload. The course is well planned. The lab/ practical exercises are perfect. Well done.

Overall, the course was well organized, and the staff was excellent.

Excellent teaching staff, always ready to help and give additional material.

Based on the little experience I've managed to attain in the industry, the contents of the course were highly relevant. - - - This experience can surely be put into use in the job market.

The teacher award has been granted since 2007. This year, a total of 26 proposals were received and 18 teachers nominated for the award. The final decision on the winner was made by a board including the following members Professor Tuomas Aura (BSc in computer science), Professor Petri Vuorimaa (Master’s programme in CCIS), Lecturer Sanna Suoranta and Planning Officer Elsa Kivi-Koskinen (Learning Services). The teacher of the year receives a certificate of honour and a reward of 1000 euros.

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