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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
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/

Research Interests: Computer Graphics, algorithms that take advantage of repetitions in the natural world, non-parametric and randomized algorithms, and making new creative tools that are inspired by the ways artists work

Nada Basit

Nada Basit

Lecturer
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

Aaron Bloomfield

Associate Professor
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


Kai-Wei Chang

Assistant Professor ** Starting Fall 2016
PhD in Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Email: kw@kwchang.net
Faculty Home Page: http://web.engr.illinois.edu/~kchang10/

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


James Cohoon 3

Associate Professor
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
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
Faculty Home Page:http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~jwd/joomla_site/

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



David Edwards

Lecturer
Masters in Computer Engineering, University of Virginia

Office: Rice Hall, Room 308
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
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/

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


Mark Floryan

Lecturer
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
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


Tom Horton

Associate Professor/Associate Chair
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
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)


Samira Khan

Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Texas, San Antonio

Office: Rice Hall, Room 308
Phone: (434) 982-2227
Fax: (434) 982-2214
Email: smk9u@virginia.edu

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
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/Associate Chair
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 ** Starting Fall 2016
PhD in Computer Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Email: vicenteor@allenai.org
Faculty Home Page: http://www.cs.unc.edu/~vicente/

Research Interests: Computer Vision, and Natural Language Understanding


Yanjun Qi

Assistant Professor
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/

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


Baishakhi Ray

Assistant Professor
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.


Gabriel Robins3

Professor
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


abhi shelat3

Associate Professor
PhD in Computer Science, MIT

Office: Rice Hall, Room 512
Phone: (434) 243-2145
Fax: (434) 982-2214
Email: shelat@cs.virginia.edu
Faculty Bio: abhi shelat
Faculty Home Page: http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~shelat/Me.html

Research Interests: Cryptography, security, and game theory


Mark Sherriff3

Associate Professor
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
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
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
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
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
Faculty Home Page: http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~stankovic/rts.html

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


Kevin Sullivan

Associate Professor
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
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
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/Associate Chair
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

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


Westley Weimer

Associate Professor
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
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/

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


Kong-Cheng (KC) Wong

Lecturer
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


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

Emeritus 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


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
AMD Research
Visiting Associate Professor

PhD in Computer Science and Engineering
Pennsylvania State University

Computer architecture, storage systems, energy-efficient computing

Jason Lawrence
Visiting Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
PhD in Computer Science
Princeton University

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
Malathi Veeraraghavan
Professor
Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering
School of Engineering

Connection-oriented networking; Airborne networks; Wireless MAC protocols; Bandwidth sharing techniques; Internetworking architectures; Protocols



Research Professionals

Mohamed Aly
Research Associate
Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), signal processing, Image processing, and Cryptography
Norman Beekwilder
Research Scientist
Cloud computing, Parallel computing, eScience (e.g., for cancer research, environmental research such as fluxdata.org)
Michele Co
Research Scientist
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
Christopher Koeritz
Research Scientist
Tho Nguyen
Research Scientist
Anh Nguyen-Tuong
Senior Scientist
Ke Wang
Research Scientist