Computer Science

Todd W. Neller


Computer Science



Campus Box 0402


Glatfelter Hall
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400


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PhD Stanford University, 2000
MS Stanford University, 1996
BS Cornell University, 1993
Phillips Exeter Academy, 1989

Academic Focus

Artificial Intelligence (AI), Game Theory, AI as it applies to the design and analysis of games and puzzles

Todd W. Neller is a Professor of Computer Science at Gettysburg College, and was the recipient of the 2018 AAAI/EAAI Outstanding Educator Award.  A Cornell University Merrill Presidential Scholar, he received a B.S. in Computer Science with distinction in 1993. In 2000, he received his Ph.D. with distinction in teaching at Stanford University, where he was awarded a Stanford University Lieberman Fellowship, and the George E. Forsythe Memorial Award for excellence in teaching. His dissertation concerned extensions of artificial intelligence (AI) search algorithms to hybrid dynamical systems, and the refutation of hybrid system properties through simulation and information-based optimization. A game enthusiast, Neller has enjoyed pursuing game AI challenges, computing optimal play for jeopardy dice games such as Pass the Pigs and bluffing dice games such as Dudo, creating new reasoning algorithms for Clue/Cluedo, analyzing optimal Risk attack and defense policies, and designing games and puzzles.