Kristofferson Culmer, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Information Technology
Kristofferson Culmer is an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice for the IT Program. Culmer teaches courses in software engineering such as programming languages and paradigms, database management systems and software engineering. He also assists teaching IT 1040 (Problem Solving and Programming).
Culmer was born and raised in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and completed his undergraduate studies at Central Methodist University in Fayette, Mo., before coming to Mizzou for his graduate studies in Computer Science. His research interests includes Online Social Network Analysis (OSN), Natural Language Processing (NLP), and Machine Learning (ML).
Culmer is an advocate for higher education with a passion for service and has also served the College of Engineering and the university in a number of ways. He has previously served as a research mentor for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), and also as a teaching lead for the STEM Cubs program, a STEM education outreach program for K-6 students in the local community. Culmer has also been involved in the Graduate Scholars of Excellence (GSE) program where he has served as a mentor for undergraduate students from underrepresented and underserved communities.
When he is not teaching, researching, or serving, Culmer likes to run, bike, hike and stay active. He particularly loves to Latin Dance and teaches beginner Latin Dance classes at a local business in Columbia.