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Michael Van Hilst, Ph.D.

Michael Van Hilst
Associate Professor

College of Engineering and Computing
Department of Engineering and Information Technology

Honors Engagement

  • Serves on Honors Faculty Coordinating Committee

Research Focus

  • Data Visualization and Analytics
  • Software Development
  • Organizational Improvement
  • Engineering Education


  • Ph.D. University of Washington
  • M.S. University of Washington
  • M.C.P. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • B.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Michael Van Hilst teaches a variety of classes at NSU, ranging from web and computer programming to systems engineering, and project management. He publishes articles on programming languages, software engineering, and computer security. Van Hilst has 20 years of industry experience working for HP Labs, IBM Research, NASA, Harvard University, and the French government. He is the interim chair of the Florida Chapter of the IEEE Education Society. He is currently working on accreditation and assessment matters for NSU’s College of Engineering and Computing.

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