Crystal L. Valentine


I am an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in the Department of Computer Science at Amherst College

I am also an alumna of the college (though in those days I was known as Crystal L. Kahn).




Fall 2014

COSC 111  - Introduction to Computer Science I

COSC 450  - Seminar in Computer Science (Computational Biology)





My office is located in 405 Seeley Mudd.

Office Hours: Wednesdays, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM.  I am also happy to chat with you any time my office door is open.

Office phone: (413) 542-5627.

Email: <username> “at” amherst “dot” edu, where my <username> is cvalentine.

I have done research in the areas of computational biology and parallel, high-performance computing.  A list of my academic publications can be found here.

Most recently, after getting my Ph.D., I spent the past few years as a consultant at a private software company working with Fortune 500 companies to implement high-throughput, mission-critical projects.  During that time, I developed a passion for using big data technology to inform intelligent decision making.