Tacksoo Im

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About Me

My name is Tacksoo Im and I am an Associate Professor of Information Technology here at Georgia Gwinnett College. I teach mostly programming courses (from introduction to advanced) and software development, and my research interests are in software engineering, testing, and STEM education.



  • Sebastien Siva, Tacksoo Im, Tom McKlin, Jason Freeman, and Brian Magerko. "Using Music to Engage Students in an Introductory Undergraduate Programming Course for Non-Majors", 2018, SIGCSE ’18: 49th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE'18), Baltimore, MD, USA, Feb. 21–24, 2018. (Link)
  • Tacksoo Im, Sebastien Siva, Jason Freeman, Brian Magerko, Greg Hendler, Shelly Engelman, Morgan Miller, Brandi Villa and Tom McKlin. "Incorporating Music Into an Introductory College Level Programming Course for Non-Majors", 2017 IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference (ISEC'17) (Nominated for Best Paper), Princeton, New Jersey, March 10, 2017. (Link)
  • Sebastien Siva, Tacksoo Im, Jason Freeman, Brian Magerko and Greg Hendler. "Introduction to Programming with Python and EarSketch", 2016 (Link)
  • Tacksoo Im, Jason Freeman, Brian Magerko, Sebastien Siva. "Using Music to Enhance Learning and Engagement Outcomes for Non-Majors in an Introduction to Programming Course", Envisioning the Future of Undergraduate STEM Education (EnFUSE): Research and Practice 2016, (Link)
  • Tacksoo Im, John D. McGregor. "Reasoning about Attribute Architectures", Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE 2010), San Francisco, California, July 1-3, 2010. (pdf)
  • Tacksoo Im, Soujanya Vullam, John D. McGregor. "Reasoning about Safety during Software Architecture Design", Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Software Engineering and Data Engineering (SEDE 2010), San Francisco, California, June 16-18, 2010. (pdf)
  • Tacksoo Im, John D. McGregor. "Evaluating Confidence Levels for Security Scenarios in Attribute Architectures", 6th Annual Cyber Security and Information Intelligence Research Workshop (CSIIRW 2010), Oak Ridge, Tennessee, April 21-23, 2010. (pdf)
  • Roy P. Pargas, Kyungsoo Im, Tacksoo Im, Jeffrey W. Adelberg, Sean Halloran. "Mobile Technology for Outdoor Labs", Proceedings of the 48th ACM Southeast Conference (ACMSE 2010), Oxford, Missisippi, April 15-17, 2010. (pdf)
  • Kyungsoo Im, Tacksoo Im. "Increasing team collaboration using a mobile device-based communication tool", Proceedings of the 47th ACM Southeast Conference (ACMSE 2009), Clemson, South Carolina, March 19-21, 2009. (pdf)
  • Tacksoo Im, John D. McGregor. "Toward a Reasoning Framework for Dependability", DSN 2008 Workshop on Architecting Dependable Systems (WADS 2008), Anchorage, Alaska, June 24-27, 2008. (pdf)
  • Kyungsoo Im, Tacksoo Im, John D. McGregor. "Automating Test Case Definition Using a Domain Specific Language", Proceedings of the 46th Annual ACM Southeast Conference (ACMSE 2008), Auburn, Alabama, March 28-29, 2008. (pdf)
  • Tacksoo Im, John D. McGregor. "Security in the Context of Dependability", Annual Cyber Security and Information Infrastructure Research Workshop (CSIIRW 2007), Oak Ridge, Tennessee, May 14-16, 2007. (pdf)
  • John D. McGregor, Tacksoo Im "A Qualitative Approach to Dependability Engineering", Proceedings of Dagstuhl Seminar, January 2007. (pdf)
  • Tacksoo Im, Mario Guimaraes, "Component Based Programming in Mobile Devices: The Future of Mobile Device Development?" CITSA 2004, Orlando, Florida, July 23-24, 2004. (pdf)
  • Tacksoo Im, Mario Guimaraes, and Ken Hoganson, "An N-tier Client/Server Course: A Classroom Experience." Proceedings of the 42nd Annual ACM Southeast Conference (ACMSE 2004), Huntsville, Alabama, April 2-3, 2004. (pdf)
  • Tacksoo Im, "Learning Embedded Databases Using Berkeley DB", The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges Volume 19, Number 3, pg 1-9," (pdf)

Work Experience


Teaching Experience


  • 2019 Affordable Learning Georgia (ALG) award co-PI Programming Fundamentals ITEC 2140 - $30,000
  • 2016 NSF IUSE co-PI Authentic STEAM-based Computer Science Education for Non-Majors link
  • 2015 STEM Mini-Grant Building Parallel and Distributed Programs in OpenCL- $7,400

Professional Memberships

Contact Information

  • Office: W-2115
  • Phone: 678-682-5653 (cell)
  • Email: tim@ggc.edu

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