Associate Professor of Computer Science
Areas Of Interest
Computer security, applied cryptography, secure computation, privacy.
David Evans is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Virginia. His research seeks to create systems that can be trusted even in the presence of malicious attackers and that empower individuals to control how their data is used. He won the Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia in 2009, an All-University Teaching Award in 2008. He was Founding Director of the Interdisciplinary Major in Computer Science and Program Co-Chair for the 2009 and 2010 IEEE Symposia on Security and Privacy. He is the author of Introduction to Computing: Explorations in Language, Logic, and Machines, and his open, on-line introductory computer science course has enrolled over 200,000 students. He has BS, MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science from MIT.
Evans' current research seeks to enable the cost-effective production of complex computer systems that can be trusted for critical applications even in the presence of malicious attackers. This goal involves many traditional research areas, including security, software engineering, programming languages, cryptography, and networking.