Robert Geist is a professor of Computer Science at Clemson. He is known widely for the research he conducts in computer graphics and systems modeling.
Dr. Geist received his undergraduate degree in Mathematics (1970) and Master's degree in Computer Science (1980) from Duke University in Durham, NC, Master's (1973) and Doctoral degrees (1974) in Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, IN. He was on the faculty of Duke University, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, NC before coming to Clemson in 1987.
Dr. Geist is widely recognized for designing and teaching the most celebrated CpSc 822 course (Case Study in Operating Systems) for graduate students. The course in Linux kernel programming is regarded as one of its kind in the country and gives its graduates advanced standing in the job market and computer system development.