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Alfred Weaver

Alfred Weaver

Professor of Computer Science
Associate Director, Applied Research Institute

Office: Rice Hall, Room 506
Phone: (434) 982-2201
Fax: (434) 982-2214
Home Page: Alfred Weaver

Department of Computer Science
School of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Virginia
85 Engineer's Way, P.O. Box 400740
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904-4740

"Crowdfunding is now viable for e-commerce startups"

Areas Of Interest

Computer networks, network protocols, telemedicine, electronic commerce, medical data privacy and security, crowdsourcing

Biographical Sketch

Alf Weaver received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois in 1976. He joined the University of Virginia in 1977 and is now Associate Director of UVa’s Applied Research Institute where he is working with projects related to national security. He was an ACM National Lecturer, gave keynote addresses at several leading conferences, held the Lucian Carr III endowed chair, and is a Fellow of the IEEE. He has supervised over 130 funded research projects, advised 68 PhD and master’s students, and co-authored two books, 14 book chapters, and 170 refereed journal and conference publications.


Weaver and colleagues developed the Xpress Transport Protocol (supporting multicast and knowledge of the multicast group members) for the US Navy, and then turned XTP into a commercial product.  He was a Founding Director of Virginia’s Internet Technology Innovation Center, which provided technical and business strategy for e-business, and developed e-commerce software for corporate and government clients.  Other projects include improving security for mobile devices, evaluating relational keyword search techniques, and writing software that can perform a scientometric analysis of scientific literature.  His current research focuses on determining whether the use of crowdsourcing would be an effective adjunct for disaster management.

Selected Publications

  • "An Empirical Performance Evaluation of Relational Keyword Search Techniques," Joel Coffman and Alfred C. Weaver, Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering.
  • "Crisis Management through Ubiquitous Social Networks," Liliya I. Besaleva and Alfred C. Weaver, 2013 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp’13), September 8-12, 2013, Zurich, Switzerland.
  • "CrowdHelp: An Android Application for Emergency Response Improvement through Crowdsourced and Sensor-Detected Information," Liliya I. Besaleva and Alfred C. Weaver, 2013 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC’13), October 20-23, 2013, San Jose, CA.
  • "Importance of Social Networking for Emergency Response," Liliya I. Besaleva and Alfred C. Weaver, 2013 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM '13), August 25-28, 2013, Niagara Falls, Canada.
  • "An Interactive, Execution-safe System for Teaching e-Commerce using Real-time Feedback," William Burns and Alfred C. Weaver, IEEE Frontiers in Education 2011 (FIE'11), Rapid City, SD, October 2011.