Hugh C. Lauer, Ph. D.

Teaching Professor

Computer Science Department

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

100 Institute Road,

Worcester, MA 01609-2280


Office: Fuller Labs 144
E-mail: <my last name> at

Phone: (508) 831-5493





I will be at the Copenhagen Project Center during A-term, 2017. The best was to reach me is via e-mail. In case of emergency, please contact the IGSD office for additional contact information.


I am available for Skype meetings by appointment only at the e-mail address above.


I will be on campus 4 days per week in B-term 2017, and I will be on campus and two or more days per week in C-term and D-term (2018).


My offices hours during B-, C-, and D-terms will be posted outside my office door and in the link above. If you wish to schedule a different time to meet, please send e-mail to the address above.


Office Hours


Course Web Pages


The following are my course web sites for the Academic Year 2016-2017:–



B-Term            CS-2011, Intro to Machine Organization and Assembly Language

C-Term            CS-3013, Operating Systems

D-Term           CS-4513, Distributed Systems


Note 1: Some of the pages within these web sites require user IDs and passwords, in compliance with WPI’s Fair Use Guidelines of copyright and proprietary material. (Members of the Computer Science Department can access these materials directly by logging into the CS Department servers.)

Note 2: Course web sites are only populated as the term approaches.



MQP Topics for 2017-2018


Because I will be away during A-term, I do not have any three-term MQP projects this year.

I would be happy to brainstorm MQP topics for later terms, particularly involving “Quantum Computing.”


Ph.D. genealogy


I have supervised two Ph.D. dissertations, and those two have gone on to supervise others, and those have gone on to supervise still others, recursively. The chart at the following link is a “genealogy” of my Ph.D. descendants.


The chart is likely to be incomplete. Please send corrections and additions to See also the Math Genealogy Project at .