Frank Coyle, Ph.D.


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Frank Coyle, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Computer Science

Office Location: Caruth Hall 459

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  • BS Psychology Fordham College
  • MS Psychology Emory University
  • MS Computer Science Georgia Tech
  • PhD Computer Science SMU


Dr. Frank Coyle led software development for various state and federal contracts. He developed an internal database to help municipalities identify best-match industries for development opportunities, and worked on contracts for planning software with the U.S. Army with a Top Secret clearance to develop applications for the U.S. Department of Defense.


Dr. Coyle has over 30 years experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses at SMU. He helped initiate the MS program in Software Engineering and Cybersecurity and developed curriculum and courses for the MS Online program in Computer Science with AI Specialization.


Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of "Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award" 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008.


  • Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
  • Software Engineering
  • Large Language Models


  • Coyle, F., XML, Web Services and the Data Revolution. Addison-Wesley, 2002

  • Coyle, F. The Wireless Web: A Manager's Guide. Addison-Wesley, 2001.

  • Coyle, F. & Arranga, E. Object-Oriented Cobol. Cambridge University Press. 1995.

  • Coyle, F. The Aesthetics of the Machine. In Technology and Society, eds. Michael Brint and Reneo Lukic, Toronto, Arbor Press, 2000.

  • Coyle, F. Cloud Computing; Safe Haven or 21st Century Battlefield. Cutter IT journal. May, 2011

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