Professor of Computer Science
Areas Of Interest
Computer networks, network protocols, telemedicine, electronic commerce, medical data privacy and security, crowdsourcing
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 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 one book, 15 book chapters, and 165 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.
- An Empirical Performance Evaluation of Relational Keyword Search Techniques, Joel Coffman and Alfred C. Weaver, Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering.
- Bidirectional ECG Monitoring with an Event Detection Policy Engine, Andrew Jurik and Alfred C. Weaver, 21st International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN'12), July 30-August 2, 2012, Munich, Germany.
- Crowdsourcing the Crisis, Alfred C. Weaver and Joseph P. Boyle, 2nd International Workshop on Privacy, Security, and Trust in Mobile and Wireless Systems (MobiPST'12), July 30, 2012, Munich, Germany.
- Using Crowdsourcing to Enhance Crisis Management, Alfred C. Weaver and Joseph P. Boyle, International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering (FECS'12), Las Vegas, NV, July 16-19, 2012.
- 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.