Joseph J. Crumpton, PhD

Welcome to my web pages here at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of Mississippi State University. In addition learning more about me below you can click through the following links to see my weekly schedule and a collection of helpful reference materials.


This semester (Fall 2017), I am teaching:

In the past I have taught:

Descriptions of the courses are available at the undergraduate and graduate course lists on the CSE department's web pages for academic information.

Education and Work Experience

I received a BS in Computer Engineering from Mississippi State University in 1992. I then attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and earned a MS in Computer Science in 1994. From 1995 to 2000 I worked at FedEx in Memphis, Tennessee. As a Programmer Analyst I developed applications in Smalltalk and Java.

In 2003 I began my career in education by teaching information technology and math courses at the Center for Infomation Technology at Deep Run High School in Henrico County, Virginia. After returning to Starkville in 2005 I taught high school level math classes at Starkville Academy. I joined the faculty of the Computer Science and Engineering Department as an instructor in 2006. I resigned my instructor position in 2012 to focus on my graduate studies.

From 2012 until 2014 I worked as a graduate research assistant for Dr. Cindy Bethel in the Social, Therapeutic and Robotic Systems (STaRS) lab. My research and dissertation involved using vocal prosody in robot speech to express emotions.

During 2015 and 2016 I worked as an Assistant Research Professor at the Distributed Analytics and Security Institute (DASI) at the High Performance Computing Collaboratory (HPC2).

I rejoined the Computer Science and Engineering Department as an Assistant Clinical Professor in January of 2017. My focus is teaching and K12 outreach.

Contact Information



Butler Hall Room 323

Mailing Address

Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Mississippi State University
Box 9637
Mississippi State, MS 39762-9637

Delivery Address

Computer Science and Engineering
Butler Hall Room 300
665 George Perry Street
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Department Phone Number