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Retired Faculty | Affiliated Faculty | Research Professionals


Key: 1 = Member of the National Academy of Engineering | 2 = Fellow of a Professional Society |
3 = Industry/Professional Society Award Winner | 4 =Endowed Chair


Connelly Barnes

Connelly Barnes

Assistant Professor, Computer Science
PhD in Computer Science, Princeton University

Office: Rice Hall, Room 510
Phone: 434-982-2610
Fax: (434) 982-2214
Email: connelly@cs.virginia.edu
Faculty Bio: Connelly Barnes
Faculty Home Page: connellybarnes.com/work/

Google Scholar Page

Research Interests: Computer graphics, computational photography, computer vision, optimization techniques related to visual computing including compiler technologies

Nada Basit

Nada Basit

Lecturer, Computer Science
PhD in Computer Science, George Mason University

Office: Rice Hall, Room 405
Phone: 434-982-2213
Fax: (434) 982-2214
Email: basit@virginia.edu
Faculty Bio: Nada Basit
Faculty Home Page: http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~nb3f/

Research Interests: Machine Learning, Bioinformatics, Data Mining, Pattern Recognition, Security, Biometrics, Computer Science Education


Madhur Behl {starting August 2017}

Assistant Professor, Computer Science and
Systems & Information Engineering

PhD in Electrical Systems Engineering, U. Pennsylvania

Office: Rice Hall, Room TBD
Phone: 732-208-8801
Fax: (434) 982-2214
Email: madhur.behl@virginia.edu
Faculty Bio: Madhur Behl
Faculty Home Page: madhurbehl.com

Research Interests: Cyber Physical Systems, Machine Learning, Control Systems, Statistics, and Optimization. Applications in Energy-Efficient Buildings, Smart Cities, Industrial Automation, Advanced Manufacturing, Autonomous Vehicles, Internet of Things, and Medical Devices.

Aaron Bloomfield

Associate Professor, Computer Science
PhD in Computer Science, University of Pennsylvania

Office: Rice Hall, Room 403
Phone: (434) 982-2215
Fax: (434) 982-2214
Email: aaron@virginia.edu
Faculty Bio: Aaron Bloomfield
Faculty Home Page: http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~asb/

Research Interests: Computer science education, computer graphics, virtual reality and haptics


Brad Campbell {starting August 2017}

Assistant Professor, Computer Science and
Electrical & Computer Engineering

PhD in Computer Science, U. Michigan

Office: Rice Hall, Room TBD
Phone: TBD
Fax: (434) 982-2214
Email: bradjc@umich.edu
Faculty Home Page: http://www.bradcampbell.com/

Research Interests: Low power hardware, wireless sensor networks, and building applications on top of the devices.


Kai-Wei Chang

Assistant Professor, Computer Science
PhD in Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Office: Rice Hall, Room 412
Phone: 434-243-2175
Fax: (434) 982-2214
Email: kc2wc@virginia.edu
Faculty Bio: Kai-Wei Chang
Faculty Home Page: http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~kc2wc/

Google Scholar Page

Research Interests: Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing and Data Mining.


James Cohoon 3

Associate Professor, Computer Science
PhD in Computer Science, University of Minnesota

Office: Rice Hall, Room 424
Phone: (434) 982-2210
Fax: (434) 982-2214
Email: cohoon@cs.virginia.edu
Faculty Bio: James Cohoon
Faculty Home Page: http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~cohoon/

Research Interests: Algorithms, design automation, computational geometry, parallel computing, probabilistic search, genetic algorithms, simulated annealing, and diversity in computer science education



Jack Davidson 2,3

Professor, Computer Science
PhD in Computer Science, University of Arizona

Office: Rice Hall, Room 426
Phone: (434) 982-2209
Fax: (434) 982-2214
Email: jwd@virginia.edu
Faculty Bio: Jack Davidson

Research Interests: Computer security, compilers, code generation, optimization, embedded systems, computer architecture



David Edwards

Lecturer, Computer Science
Masters in Computer Engineering, University of Virginia

Office: Rice Hall, Room 420
Phone: 434-982-2227
Fax: (434) 982-2214
Email: dle7pm@cs.virginia.edu
Faculty Bio: David Edwards

Research Interests: Mathematics/Computer Science education, signal processing, and analysis.



David Evans

Professor, Computer Science
PhD in Computer Science, MIT

Office: Rice Hall, Room 507
Phone: Phone information
Fax: (434) 982-2214
Email: evans@cs.virginia.edu
Faculty Home Page: http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~evans/

Google Scholar Page

Research Interests: Computer security, applied cryptography, secure computation, privacy


Lu Feng {starting January 2017}

Assistant Professor, Computer Science and
Systems and Information Engineering

PhD in Computer Science, University of Oxford

Office: Rice Hall, Room TBD
Phone: TBD
Fax: (434) 982-2214
Email: lu.feng@virginia.edu
Faculty Bio: Lu Feng
Faculty Home Page: http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~lufeng/


Research Interests:Safety, security and reliability of Cyber Physical Systems, drawing on Machine Learning and Formal Methods, with applications in Healthcare and Robotics.


Mark Floryan

Lecturer, Computer Science
PhD in Computer Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Office: Rice Hall, Room 203
Phone: 434-243-3087
Fax: (434) 982-2214
Email: mfloryan@cs.virginia.edu
Faculty Bio: Mark Floryan
Faculty Home Page: http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~mrf8t/

Research Interests: Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS), Artificial Intelligence, Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL), Exploratory Learning Environments (ELE), Computer Science Education


Andrew Grimshaw

Professor, Computer Science
Director of UVACSE

University of Virginia Advanced Computing Services and Engagement

PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Office: Rice Hall, Room 502
Phone: (434) 982-2204
Fax: (434) 982-2214
Email: grimshaw@cs.virginia.edu
Faculty Bio: Andrew Grimshaw
Faculty Home Page: http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~grimshaw/

Research Interests: Grid computing, high-performance parallel computing, compilers for parallel systems, operating systems


Quanquan Gu

Assistant Professor, Systems and Information Engineering
and Computer Science

PhD in Computer Science, U. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Office: Olsson Hall, Rm. 101 F
Phone: (434) 243-3428
Fax: (434) 982-2972
Email: qg5w@virginia.edu
Faculty Home Page: http://people.virginia.edu/~qg5w/

Research Interests: Statistical machine learning, with a focus on developing robust, adaptive and efficient machine learning, data mining and optimization algorithms with provable guarantee to understand large-scale, dynamic, complex and heterogeneous data in social and information networks, neuroscience and genomics.


Tom Horton

Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Computer Science
PhD in Computer Science, University of Edinburgh

Office: Rice Hall, Room 402
Phone: (434) 982-2217
Fax: (434) 982-2214
Email: horton@cs.virginia.edu
Faculty Bio: Tom Horton
Faculty Home Page: http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~horton/

Research Interests: Computer science education, software engineering, text analysis, humanities computing


Marty Humphrey

Associate Professor, Computer Science
PhD in Computer Science, University of Massachusetts

Office: Rice Hall, Room 307
Phone: (434) 982-2258
Fax: (434) 982-2214
Email: humphrey@cs.virginia.edu
Faculty Bio: Marty Humphrey
Faculty Home Page:http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~humphrey/

Google Scholar Page

Research Interests: Cloud computing, virtualization, eScience (e.g., for cancer research, environmental research such as fluxdata.org)


Ahmed Ibrahim

Lecturer, Computer Science
PhD in Computer Science, University of Kentucky

Office: Rice Hall, Room 207
Phone: (434) 924-8284
Fax: (434) 982-2214
Email: ai4z@virginia.edu
Faculty Bio: Ahmed Ibrahim
Faculty Home Page: www.cs.virginia.edu/ibrahim/

Research Interests: Cybersecurity, Health Information Exchange, Connected Health, Internet of Things (IoTs), Networks, and Big Data.


Samira Khan

Assistant Professor, Computer Science
PhD, University of Texas, San Antonio

Office: Rice Hall, Room 308
Phone: (434) 982-2227
Fax: (434) 982-2214
Email: smk9u@virginia.edu
Faculty Bio: Samira Khan
Faculty Home Page www.cs.virginia.edu/~smk9u/

Research Interests: Computer Architecture and Computer systems, especially in building new systems by rethinking the traditional assumptions in abstraction and separation of responsibilities in different system layers and redesigning interfaces with new interaction and collaboration to solve systems/architecture research problems.


Mohammad Mahmoody

Assistant Professor, Computer Science
PhD in Computer Science, Princeton University

Office: Rice Hall, Room 511
Phone: 434-982-2989
Fax: (434) 982-2214
Email: mohammad@cs.virginia.edu
Faculty Bio: Mohammad Mahmoody
Faculty Home Page: http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~mohammad/

Research Interests: Foundations of Cryptography and Computational Complexity


Worthy Martin

Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Computer Science
PhD in Computer Science, University of Texas-Austin

Office: Rice Hall, Room 509
Phone: (434) 982-2202
Fax: (434) 982-2214
Email: martin@virginia.edu
Faculty Bio: Worthy Martin
Faculty Home Page: http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~wnm/

Research Interests: Computer vision, human vision, robotics, genetic algorithms, image databases, and artificial intelligence


Vicente Ordonez-Roman

Assistant Professor, Computer Science
PhD in Computer Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Office: Rice Hall, Room 310
Phone: (434) 924-8273
Fax: (434) 982-2214
Email: vicente@cs.virginia.edu
Faculty Bio: Vicente Ordonez-Roman
Faculty Home Page: http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~vicente/

Research Interests: Computer Vision, and Natural Language Understanding


Upsorn Praphamontripong

Lecturer, Computer Science
PhD in Computer Science, George Mason University

Office: Rice Hall, Room 206
Phone: (434) 924-8279
Fax: (434) 982-2214
Email: up3f@virginia.edu
Faculty Bio: Upsorn Praphamontripong
Faculty Home Page: http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~up3f/

Research Interests: Software engineering, software reliability engineering, software testing and maintenance, analysis and testing of web applications, usability, performance analysis, and ways to increase capacity and retention in introductory programming courses.


Yanjun Qi

Assistant Professor, Computer Science
PhD in Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

Office: Rice Hall, Room 503
Phone: 434-243-3089
Fax: (434) 982-2214
Email: yq2h@cs.virginia.edu
Faculty Bio: Yanjun Qi
Faculty Home Page: http://www.cs.virginia.edu/yanjun/

Google Scholar Page

Research Interests: Machine Learning, Bioinformatics, Data Mining, Medical Informatics


Baishakhi Ray

Assistant Professor, Computer Science
PhD in Computer Science, University of Texas Austin

Office: Rice Hall, Room 505
Phone: (434) 982-2212
Fax: (434) 982-2214
Email: br8jr@virginia.edu
Faculty Home Page: rayb.info

Research Interests: Software Engineering research with a focus on empirical studies, program analysis, and software evolution.


Charles Reiss

Lecturer, Computer Science
PhD in Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley

Office: Rice Hall, Room 205
Phone: (434) 924-8274
Fax: (434) 982-2214
Email: cr4bd@virginia.edu
Faculty Bio: Charles Reiss
Faculty Home Page: www.cs.virginia.edu/~cr4bd

Research Interests: Distributed systems, operating systems, computer science education.


Gabriel Robins3

Professor, Computer Science
PhD in Computer Science, UCLA

Office: Rice Hall, Room 406
Phone: (434) 982-2207
Fax: (434) 982-2214
Email: robins@cs.virginia.edu
Faculty Bio: Gabriel Robins
Faculty Home Page: http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~robins/

Research Interests: VLSI CAD, algorithms, computational geometry, optimization, bioinformatics, and RFID


Haiying Shen

Associate Professor, Computer Science,
Systems & Information Engineering and
Electrical & Computer Engineering

PhD in Computer Engineering, Wayne State University

Office: Rice Hall, Room 303
Phone: (434) 924-8271
Fax: (434) 982-2214
Email: hs6ms@virginia.edu
Faculty Bio: Haiying Shen
Faculty Home Page: http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~hs6ms

Research Interests: Cloud computing and datacenters, Big data, Cyber-physical systems, Distributed systems, Mobile computing, High performance computing, and Social networks.


Mark Sherriff3

Associate Professor, Computer Science
PhD in Computer Science, NC State University

Office: Rice Hall, Room 401
Phone: (434) 982-2688
Fax: (434) 982-2214
Email: sherriff@virginia.edu
Faculty Bio: Mark Sherriff
Faculty Home Page: http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~sherriff/

Research Interests: Computer science education, video game design, software engineering, mobile computing


Kevin Skadron 2, 3, 4

Harry Douglas Forsyth Professor and Department Chair,
Computer Science

PhD in Computer Science, Princeton University

Office: Rice Hall, Room 521
Phone: (434) 982-2200
Fax: (434) 982-2214
Email - Department/Chair matters: deptchair@cs.virginia.edu
Email - personal: skadron@cs.virginia.edu
Faculty Bio: Kevin Skadron
Faculty Home Page: http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~skadron/

Google Scholar Page

Research Interests: Computer architecture, including architectures for managing power, temperature, and reliability.


Mary L. Smith

Lecturer, Computer Science
MS Information Systems, Hawaii Pacific University
Ed.D. in Education from University of Southern California,
Los Angeles

Office: Rice Hall, Room 209
Phone: (434) 243-3845
Fax: (434) 982-2214
Email: mls4aa@virginia.edu
Faculty Bio: Mary L. Smith

Research Interests: Human computer interaction, database technologies, and the impact of technology on education.


Mary Lou Soffa 2,3,4

Owen. R. Cheatham Professor, Computer Science
PhD Computer Science, University of Pittsburgh

Office: Rice Hall, Room 421
Phone: (434) 982-2277
Fax: (434) 982-2214
Email: soffa@virginia.edu
Faculty Bio: Mary Lou Soffa
Faculty Home Page: http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~soffa/

Research Interests: Virtual executing environments, optimizing compilers, compilers for embedded systems, program analysis, debugging and testing, path sensitive analysis


John Stankovic 2,3,4

BP America Professor, Computer Science
PhD in Computer Science, Brown University

Office: Rice Hall, Room 428
Phone: (434) 982-2275
Fax: (434) 982-2214
Email: stankovic@cs.virginia.edu
Faculty Bio: John Stankovic

Google Scholar Page

Research Interests: real-time computing, cyber physical systems, ad hoc wireless sensor networks, and wireless health.


Kevin Sullivan

Associate Professor, Computer Science
PhD in Computer Science, University of Washington

Office: Rice Hall, Room 508
Phone: (434) 982-2206
Fax: (434) 982-2214
Email: sullivan@cs.virginia.edu
Faculty Bio: Kevin Sullivan
Faculty Home Page: https://www.kevinjsullivan.com/

Research Interests: Software engineering, architectures, evolution, and economics


Luther Tychonievich

Lecturer, Computer Science
PhD in Computer Science, University of Virginia

Office: Rice Hall, Room 210
Phone: (434) 243-3789
Fax: (434) 982-2214
Email: lat7h@cs.virginia.edu
Faculty Bio: Luther Tychonievich
Faculty Home Page: Luther Tychonievich

Research Interests: Algorithms, Computational Geometry, Computational Theory, Computer Science Education, Diversity in Computing, Family History Technology, Inclusive and Attractive Pedagogy, Programming Languages


Hongning Wang

Assistant Professor, Computer Science
PhD in Computer Science, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

Office: Rice Hall, Room 408
Phone: 434-982-2228
Fax: (434) 982-2214
Email: hw5x@cs.virginia.edu
Faculty Bio: Hongning Wang
Faculty Home Page: http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~hw5x/

Research Interests: Data mining, information retrieval, and machine learning, with a particular focus on computational user behavior modeling and decision optimization


Alfred Weaver 2,3

Professor and Associate Chair, Computer Science
Associate Director, Applied Research Institute

PhD in Computer Science, University of Illinois

Office: Rice Hall, Room 506
Phone: (434) 982-2201
Fax: (434) 982-2214
Email: weaver@cs.virginia.edu
Faculty Bio: Alfred Weaver

Google Scholar Page

Research Interests: Computer networks, network protocols, telemedicine, electronic commerce, medical data privacy and security


Westley Weimer

Associate Professor, Computer Science
PhD in Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley

Office: Rice Hall, Room 423
Phone: (434) 924-1021
Fax: (434) 982-2214
Email: weimer@cs.virginia.edu
Faculty Bio: Westley Weimer
Faculty Home Page:http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~weimer/

Research Interests: Automated program repair, static and dynamic analyses for software quality and reliability


Kamin Whitehouse4

Commonwealth Associate Professor, Computer Science
PhD in Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley

Office: Rice Hall, Room 501
Phone: (434) 982-2211
Fax: (434) 982-2214
Email: whitehouse@cs.virginia.edu
Faculty Bio: Kamin Whitehouse
Faculty Home Page: http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~whitehouse/

Google Scholar Page

Research Interests: Cyber-physical Systems, Ubiquitous Computing, Parallel and Distributed Systems, Wireless Networking


Kong-Cheng (KC) Wong

Lecturer, Computer Science
PhD in Computer Science, SUNY Binghamton

Office: Rice Hall, Room 202
Phone: (434) 982-2224
Fax: (434) 982-2214
Email: kwong@virginia.edu
Faculty Bio: Kong-Cheng (KC) Wong

Research Interests: Operating Systems, Cognitive Modeling, and Computer Networks

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Professors Emeritus

Alan Batson

Emeritus Professor of Computer Science

Office: Rice Hall, Room 420
Phone: (434) 982-2200
Fax: (434) 982-2214
Email: batson@cs.virginia.edu
Faculty Bio: Alan Batson

Research Interests: Computer systems, computer architecture, computer performance


Anita Jones 1,2,3,4

Emerita Professor of Computer Science

Office: Rice Hall, Room 202
Phone: (434) 982-2224
Fax: (434) 982-2214
Email: jones@cs.virginia.edu
Faculty Bio: Anita Jones

Research Interests: Distributed systems, high performance systems, computer simulation, intrusion detection, survivable information systems, protection and security, and national science and engineering policy


John Knight 3

Emeritus Professor of Computer Science
PhD in Computer Science, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Office: Rice Hall, Room 422
Phone: (434) 982-2216
Fax: (434) 982-2214
Email: knight@cs.virginia.edu
Faculty Bio: John Knight
Faculty Home Page: http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~jck/

Research Interests: Software reliability and software engineering


John Pfaltz

Emeritus Professor of Computer Science

Office: Rice Hall, Room 203
Phone: (434) 982-2222
Fax: (434) 982-2214
Email: pfaltz@cs.virginia.edu
Faculty Bio: John Pfaltz
Faculty Home Page: http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~jlp/

Research Interests: Databases and parallel computing, discrete math, anti-matroid closure-spaces


Paul Reynolds

Emeritus Professor of Computer Science

Office: Rice Hall, Room 212
Phone: (434) 924-1039
Fax: (434) 982-2214
Email: reynolds@cs.virginia.edu
Faculty Bio: Paul Reynolds
Faculty Home Page: http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~pfr/

Research Interests: Modeling and simulation technology, parallel and distributed systems, computing for the blind


Sang Son2

Emeritus Professor of Computer Science

Office: Rice Hall, Room 211
Phone: (434) 982-2205
Fax: (434) 982-2214
Email: son@cs.virginia.edu
Faculty Bio: Sang Son
Faculty Home Page: http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~son/

Research Interests: Real-time computing, database and data services, QoS management, wireless sensor networks, and information security


William Wulf 1,2,3

AT&T Professor of Computer Science and University Professor (Emeritus)

Office: Rice Hall, Room 503
Phone: (434) 982-2223
Fax: (434) 982-2214
Email: wulf@cs.virginia.edu
Faculty Page: William Wulf

Research Interests: National science policy, architecture, security, and hardware-software codesign

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Affiliated Faculty

Jon Goodall
Associate Professor
Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering
School of Engineering

Hydrology and Water Resources; Geographic Information Systems; Hydroinformatics; Watershed Modeling
Sudhanva Gurumurthi
Visiting Associate Professor
AMD Research
Computer architecture, storage systems, energy-efficient computing
Jason Lawrence
Visiting Associate Professor
Google
Department of Computer Science
Computer Graphics, realistic surface appearance, and physically-based rendering
Denis Nekipelov
Associate Professor
Department of Economics

Big Data, Data Security, Industrial Organization, and Econometric theory
Aakrosh Ratan
Assistant Professor
Public Health Sciences Administration
School of Medicine

Genomics, Molecular Evolution, Algorithm Design and Analysis
abhi shelat
Visiting Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
Associate Professor, Northeastern University
Cryptography, security, and game theory
Malathi Veeraraghavan
Professor
Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Connection-oriented networking; Airborne networks; Wireless MAC protocols; Bandwidth sharing techniques; Internetworking architectures; Protocols
Layne T. Watson
Visiting Professor
Professor of Computer Science, Virginia Tech
Numerical analysis; nonlinear programming; mathematical software; solid mechanics; fluid mechanics; image processing; parallel computation; bioinformatics

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Research Professionals

Norman Beekwilder
Research Scientist
Cloud computing, Parallel computing, eScience (e.g., for cancer research, environmental research such as fluxdata.org)
Michele Co
Research Scientist
Computer security, computer architecture, binary translation and optimization
Vinh Dang
Research Associate
Automata Processing, High Performance Computing, Compressive Sensing, Electromagnetic Scattering and Inverse Scattering, Radar Imaging, Numerical Methods for Electromagnetic Problems.
Dimitris Diochnos
Research Associate
PhD from U. Illinois-Chicago in 2013
Learning Theory, Reasoning with Knowledge Bases, and Network Analysis.
Abdeltawab Hendawi
Research Associate
PhD from U. Minnesota in 2015
Database Management, Geographic Information Retrieval, Spatio-temporal Data Management and Mining
Jason Hiser
Senior Scientist
compiler/hardware interactions, dynamic translation applications and overhead, and practical security considerations
Tho Nguyen
Research Scientist
Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), Smart Cities in the context of Cyber-Physical Systems
Anh Nguyen-Tuong
Senior Scientist
Ke Wang
Research Scientist
Hardware accelerated data mining Parallel computing, Design automation, Heterogeneous architecture, Heuristic/approximate algorithm for large-scale optimization, Power distribution network modeling and optimization
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