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Northwest Missouri State University

Dr. David Monismith

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2210 Colden Hall


660.562.1963 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2012

Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D. Computer Science; Oklahoma State University, 2010
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering; Oklahoma State University, 2008
  • B.S. Computer Science; Tulane University, 2001

Courses Taught

Northwest Missouri State University

  • Operating Systems (Current)
  • Software Engineering 1 (Current)
  • Graduate Directed Projects (Current)

 Oklahoma State University

  • Computer Science I
  • Computer Science II
  • C Programming
  • C/C++ Programming

Academic Interests

  • Computational Intelligence
  • Numerical Optimization
  • High Performance Computing
  • Video Game Design and Development

Scholarly Activity

  • Monismith Jr., D. R. (2010) The Uses of the Slime Mold Lifecycle as a Model for Numerical Optimization, Ph. D. Dissertation, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, July 2010.
  • Monismith Jr., D. R. and Mayfield, B. E. (2008) Slime Mold as a Model for Numerical Optimization.  IEEE Swarm Intelligence Symposium, St. Louis, MO, September 21 – 23, 2008.

Other Professional Experience

  • Member, IEEE
  • Member, IEEE-Computational Intelligence Society
  • Member, ACM
  • Member, ACM-SIGEVO