Heather D. Pfeiffer, PhD

hpfeiffe AT nmsu.edu and hdp AT cs.nmsu.edu
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Heather is College Research Faculty at New Mexico State University. If you like, you may look at her resume, Curriculum Vita or Publications.

Teaching Responsibilities

She is teaching the following course at DACC: CS110. If you are student in either section of the class, you can get to the course through Blackboard.

Work Responsibilities

She is research faculty working with Dr. Jeanine Cook on Project ENABLE.

Research Interests

Current research interests include software engineering emphasizing analysis of data structures for fast algorithms for knowledge base and data base management systems, modelling biological algorithms and systems, performance optimization in particular caches, and/or web design and web site development.

She is involved in the Conceptual Structures community. She was the Program Co-Chair for ICCS2004; ran a Workshop on Conceptual Graphs Tools in connection with ICCS2001, Program Co-Chair for CS-TIW 2007 in connection with ICCS2007, and will be the Program Co-Chair for ICCS2013 in India.


Heather is currently the webmaster for the Conceptual Structures Organization web site, and for the SIG-KM group associated with the ASIS&T organization. Lastly, she maintains a mirror web site for the Peirce On-line Resource Testbeds Project, PORT; in which, is developing a testbed of tools for Semantic Web and Concept Analysis.

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Personal Interests

Heather is a bassoon player for the New Horizons Band, and Mesilla Valley Concert Band. She also does lighting and sound for some of the theatres, LCCT and Black Box, in town. She is married to Joseph , and they have two children (Joel and Becca).