Ben Tyler, PhD

Associate Professor

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Research interests

Languages for programming, modeling, and specification; artificial intelligence and applications; formal methods; object-oriented software methodology; instructional technology and CS education

Personal profile

Prof. Tyler joined Nazarbayev University in August 2011 as one of the first faculty members of the Computer Science department.  He has been closely involved in the shaping of the academic programs and has developed over a dozen courses for the department.  He is currently the Associate Chair and director of undergraduate studies for CS, and has previously served as Acting Chair of CS.  He has over 20 years of university-level teaching experience and has been awarded three university teaching awards at NU, including the 2021 Master Teacher award.

Before coming to NU, Prof. Tyler was in the U.S. private sector for five years as a research and development software engineer, working for small military contractors.  In the role of developer, he created software tools for the modeling, simulation, and verification of complex systems.  During this time, he was also the PI and Project Manager for numerous government-sponsored projects.   

Education/Academic qualification

Computer and Information Science, Ph.D, Ohio State University

Award Date: Jun 1 2006

Mathematics, B.S., Michigan Technological University

Mathematics, M.S., Ohio State University

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