Favorite Quotes

  • Anne Frank

    How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
  • James Thurber

    It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.
  • Lewis Grizzard

    It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.
  • John Chesson

    An intellectual is someone who can listen to the 'William Tell Overture' and not think of the Lone Ranger.
  • Anonymous

    In the binary system we count on our fists instead of our fingers.
  • Edsger W. Dijkstra

    The question of whether computers can think is just like the question of whether submarines can swim.
  • Dean Schlichter

    Go down deep enough into anything and you will find mathematics.
  • GK Chesterton

    It isn't that they cannot see the solution. It is that they cannot see the problem.

Contact Information

Virginia Union University
Computer Information Systems / Computer Science Department
1500 N. Lombardy St.
Richmond, VA 23220
relamprecht AT vuu DOT edu

About Me

I completed my Ph.D. in Computer Science at the College of William & Mary. I successfully defended my dissertation on April 15, 2013. I received my B.A. in Mathematics, with a minor in Computer Science, from Lycoming College in 1997, and my M.S. in Computer Science with a Specialization in Operations Research from William & Mary in 2002. After my first graduation, I taught high school math and computer programming and coached high school swimming. After my second graduation, I got married, taught middle and high school math, and started a family.

As of August 2010, I am an Instructor of Computer Information Systems / Computer Science at Virginia Union University in Richmond, VA. At VUU, I have taken responsibility for all programming classes for the CIS major and for the curriculum for the CS minor as well as of all related courses. I have also served on the Faculty Senate from October 2011 to present.



"Translating Spatial Problems into Lumpable Markov Chains"

  • I passed the preliminary exam on January 13, 2010.
  • I successfully defended on April 15, 2013.


  • My doctoral research was done with Dr. Peter Kemper in Simulation, Numerical Analysis, and Optimization.
  • Most of my research was done using Möbius, with a focus on modeling spatial systems and how to improve symmetry detection.
  • Some of my work was done in connection with Dr. Greg Smith in the Applied Sciences Department.

Colloquium Talk

  • I gave an invited talk at Lycoming College in March 2010 on Modeling Spatial Systems in Möbius

Attended Conferences

Interesting Websites

The Quote Garden Set Game Mobius
Free Online Graph Paper txt2day
QEST 2010

Other Interests

Since beginning my work at William & Mary, I have discovered the power of LaTeX and have collected some useful places to go to for reference: My children: Jocelyn Margaret (jpeg) and Isaac McIntire (imac)
Joci and Zack Joci and Zack