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Dr. Gaitros is currently a Research Associate and Faculty member in the Department of Computer Science at Florida State University. He is currently responsible for managing the Computer Fluency service courses for the Department of Computer Science but also teaches courses in Software Engineering, Databases, Object Oriented Design, Unix, and Data Structures. David is working with the Classics Department at FSU on a grant to digitize Etruscan images and symbols in a database that will be used worldwide in deciphering the language of an ancient civilization.
His past experience involves a long history as an United States Air Force officer, during which he earned his Masters of Science from the Air Force Institute of Technology in 1985. By 1992, he was assigned as an instructor at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey CA, where he was selected to be Associate Chair for that Department. While there, he was the senior Air Force Officer on post and also taught numerous programming and software engineering courses. In 1995, he was assigned to be in charge of upgrading and modernizing all Air Force Civil Engineering local area networks worldwide, as well as leading the Air Force Civil Engineer System (ACES) development project. He retired at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel on June 1st, 1999, and afterwards accepted position as the Associate Chair of the Computer Science Department here at Florida State University. Since joining, Dr. Gaitros has held the positions of Project Manager, Faculty member, Director of User Services, and currently as Research Associate.