Office: Russell Hall 320
Hoover, Ala. native Brian Toone received his B.S. degree in
Computer Engineering from Clemson University, and his M.S. and Ph.D degrees in
Computer Science from the University of California. He has worked as a Software
Consultant, a Software Developer for Mercy Ships International, and as an
Instructor/Teaching Assistant while completing his doctorate.
The opportunity to teach in a small school setting in a
vibrant and growing computer science program brought Toone to Samford, and he especially enjoys one-on-one interaction with students who are eager to learn
about computer science.
Toone's research interests include web engineering, software
engineering, trust and security, programming languages, database applications
and theory, mediation, the semantic web, domain-specific languages and parallel
Outside the classroom, Toon is a competitive cyclist, and writes
a blog about his passion for the sport ( http://toonecycling.wordpress.com).
He has been a member of USA Cycling since 1993, and placed in recent state and
Favorite quote/verse: "Do you not know that in a race
all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get
the prize." 1 Corinthians 9:24