Nathan Sommer

Nathan Sommer

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Department/Affiliation: Computer Science
Phone: 330-263-2393
Office Address: Taylor 313


  • B.A. Earlham College, 2004
  • Ph.D. University of Cincinnati, exp. 2016 (Dissertation topic: A Machine Learning Approach to Controlling Musical Synthesizer Parameters in RealTime Live Performance)

Courses Taught

  • Imperative Problem Solving
  • Data Structures Lab
  • Operating Systems
  • Software Engineering - Mobile Computing


  • Nathan Sommer and Anca Ralescu, Developing a Machine Learning Approach to Controlling Musical Synthesizer Parameters in RealTime Live Performance.  Proceedings of the Modern Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science Conference 2014.

Research Interests

  • Machine Learning

Senior Theses Advised

  • Monotonic Untangling to Solve the Unknotting Problem (Dana Foley, Computer Science and Math, 2017)