Associate Professor, Graduate Student Advisor

Associate Professor Alan Ling is a theoretician working in combinatorial design, coding theory, and statistical design of experiments, with applications of design theory to engineering and science. Dr. Ling was the recipient of the prestigious Kirkman Medal from the Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications in 2002. He teaches courses in discrete math of CS majors; theory of computation; computer architecture; and network security and cryptography.

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Alan Ling

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

1) Combinatorial design theory including pairwise balanced designs, group divisible designs, triple systems.
2) Coding theory, sequence designs and connection to design theory.
3) Applications of design theory to computer science, engineering and science.
4) Statistical design of experiments.


  • Ph.D., University of Waterloo



  • (802)-656-8688
Office Location:

325 Votey

Office Hours:

Wednesday 4-5pm, 7-9pm or by appointments

Courses Taught

  • CS 125 -¬†Computability and Complexity
  • CS 222 -¬†Computer Architecture
  • CS 266 -¬†Network Security and Cryptography