Rhoades students will have two opportunities next month to meet USCD professor and author, Dr Pam Cosman, author of "The Secret Code Menace", including a book signing on Monday, December 3, at 8:30am during the Rhoades Book Fair, and again at an assembly (for grades 4-6) on Tuesday, December 11. When Dr Cosman's son's second-grade class invited her to their school to talk about her work, she hit on a kid-friendly explanation: demonstrating basic error-correction coding by sending secret messages. Inspired by the students' enthusiastic response, Cosman spent her spare time writing what would become the best selling children's book about coding, The Secret Code Menace, a tale of three friends, bank robbers, and the science of secret codes which appeals to both aspiring techies and non-techies alike.
Dr. Pam Cosman is Co-Director of CRG-STEMM and a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UC San Diego. She received her PhD from Stanford University and her B.S.E.E. from the California Institute of Technology. Dr Cosman was the associate Dean of Students of the Jacobs School of Engineering from 2013-2016. She does research on image and video compression, wireless communications and image and video processing. We are delighted and honored to have Dr. Cosman join us for these 2 special visits.