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Doug Lloyd

Doug Lloyd

Doug Lloyd

Head of Online Education Initiatives

Doug Lloyd is CS50’s Head of Online Education Initiatives. In this role he coordinates CS50’s courses on edX and serves as the Head Teaching Fellow for the courses at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education. Doug co-teaches Computer Science for Lawyers at Harvard Law School Executive Education.

From 2015–19 Doug served as Senior Preceptor in Computer Science at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education. He worked alongside Professor David J. Malan on CS50, Harvard’s introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming. In addition, Doug taught or co-taught courses at Harvard Summer School and Harvard’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

After graduating from Harvard with a degree in Computer Science in 2009, Doug attended Northeastern University School of Law and graduated in 2012. After a few years in solo practice, Doug retired from the practice of law and returned to teaching.

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David J. Malan

David J. Malan

David J. Malan

Faculty Chair, Computer Science for Lawyers
Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Computer Science in the Harvard Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences;

Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education

David J. Malan is Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Computer Science in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and a Member of the Faculty of Education in the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University. He received his A.B., S.M., and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the same in 1999, 2004, and 2007, respectively. He teaches Computer Science 50, otherwise known as CS50, which is Harvard University‘s largest course, Yale University‘s largest course, and edX‘s largest MOOC. He also teaches at Harvard Extension School and Harvard Summer School. All of his courses are available as OpenCourseWare.

Previously, Malan served as Chief Information Officer for Mindset Media. While in graduate school, he worked part-time for the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office as a forensic investigator, after which he founded his own startup. On the side, he volunteered as an emergency medical technician (EMT-B) for MIT-EMS. He continues to volunteer as an EMT-B for the American Red Cross.

Malan’s research in graduate school focused primarily on cybersecurity and digital forensics. His dissertation was entitled Rapid Detection of Botnets through Collaborative Networks of Peers. His more recent publications focus on pedagogy and instructional technologies.

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