Dr. Justin Firestone is an Assistant Professor of Practice in the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has his academic home in the School of Computing.
Firestone was a recipient of the Regents Scholarship for his B.A. and a recipient of the GRF-STEM fellowship from the National Institute of Justice for his doctoral degree. Firestone’s interdisciplinary research focuses on the intersection of computer science, synthetic biology, and regulatory frameworks, including how traditional software engineering principles could apply to synthetic biology.
In addition to teaching core Raikes School courses, Firestone also teaches Cyberlaw at the University's College of Law and is licensed to practice in Nebraska and Illinois.
Justin is a lifelong Lincolnite with an affinity for acquiring degrees from Nebraska:
- 2020: Ph.D. in Computer Science
- 2016: M.S. in Computer Science
- 2013: B.S. in Computer Science
- 2005: J.D. in Law
- 1998: M.A. in Classics
- 1996: B.A. in Latin and Economics
Firestone is also a noted food enthusiast who enjoys preparing ingredient-driven meals while composing music using KORG Gadget.
- CSCE 361 Software Engineering
- RAIK 283H Software Engineering III (Algorithms & Data Structures)
- RAIK 284H Software Engineering IV (Intro to Software Engineering)
- RAIK 372H Business Law & Ethics
- LAW 681 Cyberlaw
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