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I am a faculty member in the TSYS School of Computer Science at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia. I earned a PhD degree in Computer Science from Brigham Young University, where I worked with Dr. Mark J. Clement in the area of multiple sequence alignment. Afterwards, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) where I worked on algorithms and evaluation criteria for sequence alignment. Before coming to Columbus State, I enjoyed several years at Middle Tennessee State University.

I have made contributions in the areas of database retrieval metrics, both pairwise and multiple sequence alignment, phylogeny search, and biological networks. More recently, I have focused on computer science education topics such as autograders (automatic assessment systems) and promoting computer science for all. Please visit my Research and Publications pages for more information.

Spring 2022 Student Hours (aka Office Hours)

I will keep the following Student Hours.  I will be both in my office and available online.  I can also be available at other times, just email me for an appointment.  Note, students that have scheduled a time with me will have priority over walk-ins. During my regular Student Hours (if I don't have a meeting) you can start a video chat with me by clicking HERE or with the following steps: In CougarVIEW, click on the "Content" menu, then "Virtual Student Hours". Click on the link, "Video Chat (Collaborate Ultra) Link". Then, click on "Student Hours" and then "Join Session".

Student Hours
Day Times
Monday 10:00 – 11:00 AM
2:00 – 3:00 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Wednesday   10:00 – 11:00 AM
12:00 – 1:00 PM
2:30 – 3:30 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
1:00 – 2:00 PM
Friday 10:00 – 11:00 AM
12:00 – 1:00 PM
And by appointment

Dr. Carroll's Student Hours

Contact Information

Synovus Center for Technology and Commerce (SCCT) 442
(706) 507-8182
Dr. Carroll's email address

Mailing Address

Dr. Hyrum D. Carroll
Computer Science
4225 University Avenue
Columbus, GA 31907
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