Daniel Plante

Daniel Plante

Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science

Dr. Plante believes that approaches to business and economics are computational and should be treated as such. His classes are active and hands-on.

  • PhD, physics, University of Notre Dame, 1995
  • M.E., computer science, North Carolina State University, 2003
  • BS, physics, Marlboro College, 1985


Course Sampling

  • Introduction to Computer Science I and II
  • Software Development I and II
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer and Network Security

Areas of Expertise

  • Software Development
  • Mobile Development
  • Data Mining
  • Analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence


Daniel Plante has had a formal education in both physics and computer science and enjoys teaching and working with students on research projects that cover the broader areas of web application development, software engineering, mobile application development, artificial intelligence, computational science and security. Plante also enjoys crossing disciplinary boundaries and collaborating with students and faculty in mathematics, business, economics and other fields which require a computational approach.

Plante believes students learn best by actively performing tasks associated with the material covered in class rather than by passively listening during a lecture. His classes tend to require students to directly engage during class by working through problems, designs and development of software.


  • Software engineering
  • Data mining
  • Analytics
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Computational economics


  • A. Tavakoli and D. Plante. “Solving Boundary Value Problems by Genetic Algorithm.” U.P.B. Sci. Bull., Series A, Volume 78 (4) pp. 143-154, 2016
  • D. R. Plante, M. Branton, and G. Oliphant. “Introducing Entrepreneurship into an Undergraduate Software Development Course.” Business Education & Accreditation, Volume 8 (2) pp. 79-86, 2016
  • D. R. Plante and B. Penney. “Teaching Security to Undergraduates as a Faculty- Administration Collaborative Endeavor.” Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference, 2015
  • E. M. Ekanayake, R. L. Thaver and D. R. Plante, "The Effects of Exchange Rate Volatility on South Africa's Trade with the European Union," Global Conference on Business and Finance Proceedings 6 (2), 620-627 (2011).
  • **J. Salis and D. R. Plante. “Cloudflock: A Framework for Cross-Platform Aggregation of Cloud-Based Performance Metrics.” Proceedings of the Twenty Eighth International Conference on Computer Applications in Industry and Engineering, pp. 133-138, 2015
  • J. Wray and D. R. Plante, "Mobile Advertising Engine for Centralized Mobile Coupon Delivery," International Journal of Management and Marketing Research, 4 (1), 75-85 (2011).
  • A. Chan, W. Chung, D. Plante. “Panel Discussion: How Should Computing Educators Respond to Changes in Higher Education?” Proceedings of the NSF Workshop on Curricular Development for Computing in Context (CIC), 2015 (ACM DL)
  • D. R. Plante. “Computing in Context: Teaching Intelligence and Security Informatics in Computer Science Courses.” Proceedings of the 2015 NSF Workshop on Curricular Development for Computing in Context, 2015
  • W. Chung, A. Chan, D. Plante, R. Villalobos, J. Woodside. “Intelligence and security informatics: Developing curricular modules in context.” Proceedings of the 45th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, pp. 708-709, 2014 (ACM DL)
  • R. L. Thaver, E. M. Ekanayake and D. R. Plante, "The Impact of Economic Liberalization on South Africa's Disaggregated Import Demand Function with Nigeria," Global Conference on Business and Finance Proceedings 6 (2), 382-387 (2011).