Dr. Paul Bergstein
Associate Professor

DION   302B
Phone: 508-999-9184
Fax:   508-999-9144
E-mail: pbergstein@umassd.edu


Ph.D. Computer Science Northeastern University June 1994
M.S. Computer Science Northeastern University June 1991
M.S. Organic Chemistry M.I.T. June 1981
B.S. Chemical Engineering SUNY College of Environmental Science and Syracuse University June 1978


  • CIS 180: Object-Oriented Programming
  • CIS 266: Object-Oriented Programming with C++
  • CIS 452: Database Systems
  • CIS 552: Database Design
  • CIS 580: Paradigmatic Software Development
  • CIS 600: Master's Project


My general areas of interest include object-oriented software engineering, database systems, and information technology. 

My research focuses mainly on managing the evolution of object-oriented systems. This work comprises a theoretical framework and practical algorithms for the design, maintenance, and optimization of object-oriented systems. Topics include automatic learning of class organizations from object examples, optimization of class organizations, and automatic maintenance of structural and behavioral consistency in evolving systems.

I am currently leading the development of a visual programming environment for object-oriented languages with built-in support for maintenance and reuse.

I am also interested in information technology. My investigations in this area are mainly concerned with integrating information from heterogeneous sources. I am particularly interested in data mediation to resolve semantic differences between data sources.

Selected Publications

Committee Work

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
Department Faculty Search and Screen
University Computer Users Committee
University Computer Infrastructure Working Group

Professional Affiliations

Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, member since 1990.
Association of Computing Machinery, voting member since 1993.
IEEE Computer Society, voting member since 1995.
American Society for Engineering Education, member since 1997.

Personal Interests

          I enjoy running, sailing, and reading novels.




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