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Faculty Profiles

Breitler, Alan

Adjunct Professor, Computer Engineering and Sciences

Hello!  I have been teaching computer science and software engineering courses at FIT since January, 1998.  The courses I teach include SWE5001, CSE 5636, CSE 5281, and CSE 5290.  

My academic background includes degrees from Florida State University (BA), George Washington University (MA), the University of Maryland (MSIT), and Catholic University (PhD).

My employment history includes teaching computer science courses at Montgomery College (Maryland), George Washington University, The University of Maryland, and the US Coast Guard Academy.  

I held positions in the Federal Aviation Administration, the Center for Naval Analyses, and DDLOmni Engieering LLC (where I am presently a senior staff member supporting the VX-1 US Navy squadron at Patuxent River NAS).

My home is in Silver Spring, MD.  I enjoy teaching and look forward to interacting with students.





Personal Overview

Dr. Breitler lives in Silver Spring, Maryland with his wife, Elaine, a speech pathologist. They have 2 children and 6 grandchildren.

Educational Background

BA - Physics Florida State University 1960
MA - Education George Washington University 1968
PhD - Education Catholic University 1975
MS - Information Technology University of Maryland 2006

Recognition & Awards

Certified Data Processor - DPMA - 1981

Professional Experience

1960-63 US Army guided missile maintenance officer
1964-75 Faculty Member, Montgomery College
1976-94 Program Analyst, US Dept of Transportation
1994-2001 Center for Naval Analyses Research Staff
1998-Present Florida Institute of
Technology Faculty Member
2007-Present University of Maryland Faculty Member

Current Research

Neural Networks