Suzanne W. Dietrich

Applied Computing Program
School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences
New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Arizona State University
Mailing Address: BOX 37100, Phoenix, AZ 85609-7100 U.S.A.
Street Address: 4701 W Thunderbird Rd, Glendale, AZ 85306-4908
Campus Mail Code: 2352
Office Location: CLCC 250F

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Suzanne W. Dietrich is a Professor in Mathematical and Natural Sciences at Arizona State University. She received her B.S. degree in computer science and applied mathematics as valedictorian from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and as the recipient of an Office of Naval Research Graduate Fellowship, earned her Ph.D. degree in computer science at Stony Brook. She then joined the faculty of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Arizona State University, where she established her teaching and research interests in the educational, practical and theoretical aspects of databases. In August 2005, Dr. Dietrich joined the faculty at the West campus to contribute to the new Applied Computing Program.

Dr. Dietrich's research interests emphasize incremental maintenance of materialized views and the monitoring of conditions in active environments that respond to events and streaming information, such as in dataspaces and Grid-based virtual organizations. Her educational efforts involved the WinRDBI ( educational tool for understanding relational database query languages and the development of an advanced database course for undergraduates, including object-oriented conceptual data models (EER and UML), object-oriented databases, object-relational databases and databases and the Web (JDBC and XML). Dr. Dietrich's more recent educational efforts include the integration of the LINQ query language into the database curriculum and interdisciplinary efforts in making databases accessible to students of many majors.

Dr. Dietrich's research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation. She has numerous journal and conference publications on her database and educational research and is the author of several database textbooks, entitled Understanding Databases: Concepts and Practice , Foundations of Object Databases: Object-Oriented and Object-Relational Design, An Advanced Course in Database Systems: Beyond Relational Databases, Understanding Relational Database Query Languages. Dr. Dietrich is recognized by the ACM as a Distinguished Educator for her significant accomplishments and impact in the computing field, including the authorship of educational courseware and textbooks, as well as curriculum innovation. Dr. Dietrich was an Editorial Board Member for the ACM journal Transactions on Computing Education. She is a member of the ACM, the ACM Special Interest Group on the Management of Data (SIGMOD), and the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE).

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Spring 2024
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CLCC 250F In-person > TuTh 12:45-1:15pm
Zoom only > MW 3:30-4:30pm
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ACO 320 Database Systems TuTh 1:30-2:45pm CLCC 158

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