Lloyd Williams

Lloyd Williams
Lloyd Williams
Associate Professor of Computer Science
  • B.S. Vanderbilt University
  • M.S., Ph.D. North Carolina State University

Dr. Lloyd Williams teaches classes in algorithms, web design and online technologies. He wishes to bring robotics to campus and create a computer science maker lab that will enable students and faculty to creatively use the latest technology to solve problems and take innovative ideas from concept to reality. Williams received his Bachelor of Science in philosophy from Vanderbilt University and his PhD in Computer Science from North Carolina State University.


Williams’s interests and expertise includes robotics as well as unmanned aerial vehicles, virtual reality, and the latest technologies and hardware being used to create “The Internet of Things.” He is also interested in outreach aimed at bringing new and diverse populations into STEM fields. Williams’s previous work experience includes eight years at Shaw University where he served as the Department Chair of Computer Science, a researcher, and the program director for science and technology innovation. He also worked the summer of 2017 as a Faculty in Residence at Google’s Mountain View Headquarters. His accomplishments include founding the NSF-funded Innovation Lab for exploring robotics, drones, virtual reality and wireless sensor networks. He was awarded the “2017 STEM Educator of the Year” by the Research Triangle Park Foundation’s STEM in the Park Initiative.


“I try to work as much as possible with the some of the latest and coolest new technologies on the planet,” says Williams. “I find this interest is often widely shared by students, and incorporating the latest tech into my teaching can make learning lots of fun.”