Anthony Ruocco, Ph.D., P.E.

Anthony Ruocco, Ph.D., P.E. Professor Computer Science/Computer Science Program Coordinator

Contact Information

(401) 254-3334aruocco@rwu.eduSE 116

Areas of Expertise

Computer Science


B.S. United States Military Academy M.S. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Ph.D. George Mason University

Anthony Ruocco joined the SECCM faculty in Fall of 2002.  Prior to RWU, he was an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the United States Military Academy at West Point N.Y. and served over 20 years as a U.S. Army Officer.

His dissertation work was in the area of document clustering in a parallel environment for which he holds a patent. Currently his research focuses on best practices in undergraduate computer science education and software design and engineering.

Dr. Ruocco is a Senior Member of the ACM, a Senior Member of the IEEE, and is an ABET/CAC Commissioner and was the RWU Crew Coach for ten years.  Dr. Ruocco has served on the boards, including being the Chair, of the RI Chapter of the ASCE and the IEEE Providence Section.  He was a founding officer of the Computer Society Branch within the IEEE Providence Section 

At RWU, he has taught almost every course within the computer science curriculum.  Currently his focus for teaching is on Computer Theory, Secure Programming, Software Design, and Software Engineering.