Yedidyah Langsam is a professor and chairman of the Department of Computer and Information Science at Brooklyn College, of the City University of New York. He received his B.S. and M.A. in chemistry from Brooklyn College and his PhD in physical chemistry from the New York Polytechnic Institute. Among his research interests are computer science education for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) students, the use of robotics in computer science education, and medical and respiratory care informatics. He has published widely, including several textbooks which have been translated into multiple languages.