Welcome Additions

Welcome Additions

Asst. Prof. David R. Martin (Computer Science) Fields of Interest: Computer vision, computer systems.
Courses: Computer Sciences II (Data Structures), Introduction to Computer Vision.
Web: http://www.cs.bc.edu/~dmartin/
Martin did his doctoral studies at the University of California at Berkeley, where he was supported by a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship. This work explored the issues of texture and cue combination in the context of boundary detection and image segmentation. His current research applies analogous principles of perceptual organization to video, with a focus on tracking human figures. He is a 1996 graduate of Princeton University.

Asst. Prof. Meredith E. Monaghan (Classical Studies)
Fields of Interest: Latin literature, especially poetry; Greek and Roman epic; ancient philosophy; Greek tragedy.
Courses: Elementary Latin, Ancient Tyranny, Classical Mythology, Senecan Tragedy (Advanced Latin).
Monaghan was Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics and Humanities at Reed College in Oregon last year after receiving her doctorate from Stanford University in 2002. She is a 1994 graduate of Bowdoin College and earned a master's degree in Classics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has won honors and awards for excellence at every level of scholarship, including the Stillman Drake Research Grant at Reed College; the Centennial Teaching Award at Stanford; the Adams-Slaughter Classics Fellowship from Wisconsin-Madison; and Bowdoin's Goold Classical Prize.

Asst. Prof. Raffaella Giacomini (Economics)
Fields of Interest: Forecasting, time series econometrics, applied macroeconomics.
Courses: Econometric Methods, Time Series Econometrics.
Web: http://www2.bc.edu/~giacomin/
An article co-authored by Giacomini and 2003 Nobel Laureate Clive W.J. Granger, "Aggregation of Space-Time Processes," appears as the lead article in the Journal of Econometrics (Vol. 118). The work deals with the issue of forecasting "spatially correlated" variables, such as time series observed over time and across a number of different regions. Giacomini, one of three Italian nationals hired by the Economics Department this year, holds a degree in mathematics and economic and statistical studies from Universita' di Bologna in Italy and earned a doctorate in 2003 from the University of California, San Diego. She was a visiting fellow at Sydney's University of Technology in Australia before becoming a member of the BC faculty.

Asst. Prof. Valentina L. Zamora (CSOM)
Fields of Interest: Financial accounting, managerial accounting, taxes and business decisions.
Courses: Managerial Accounting.
Web: /schools/csom/departments/accounting/faculty/tzamora/
Zamora brings a blend of international business experience and academic expertise to the Carroll School of Management faculty. In addition to a doctorate in accounting from the University of Washington, she holds dual master's degrees in business administration and Asian studies from the University of Oregon, and studied international business at the graduate level at the Netherlands School of Business. Zamora also has experience in the accounting profession as senior tax specialist in the Japanese Tax and Audit Practice of KMPG LLP in New York City and she worked in the Office of International Education and Exchange at the University of Oregon.

-Reid Oslin

"Welcome Additions," an occasional feature, profiles new faculty members at Boston College.


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