Kriangsiri ("Top") Malasri
Instructor and Advising Coordinator
MS, Computer Science, The University of Memphis, 2007
Computer literacy, CS0/CS1/CS2, discrete math
Mr. Malasri joined the Department in Fall 2007 after finishing his MS at the University of Memphis. As a graduate student, he spent a year in the NSF-funded Tri-P-LETS project working with local high-school teachers to improve their computer science curricula. He has also taught SAT and GRE test-prep classes at the Memphis Kaplan Center.
At the University of Memphis, Mr. Malasri has taught a wide variety of introductory computer science courses at the undergraduate level. Since Fall 2011, he has also coordinated academic advising for the Department's undergraduate students. He is actively involved in the Department's recruitment and outreach activities, including the Programming Challenge for high-school students, Computational Thinking Summer Camp for Girls, Creative Game Design Camp, 100 Girls of Code, and GenCyber Boot Camps.
Mr. Malasri received the 2012 Thomas W. Briggs Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award, 2013 Alumni Association Distinguished Advising Award, 2014 College of Arts and Sciences Award for Teaching Excellence, 2015 College of Arts and Sciences Award for Advising Excellence, and 2017 Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award. He was also a finalist for the 2012 Alumni Association advising award.