Dr. Gabriel Robins
Professor of Computer Science
Department of Computer Science
School of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Virginia

Email: GabeRobins@gmail.com
Phone: (434) 249-0809
Gabe's Vitae / Resume (NIH Biosketch)

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 6189
Charlottesville, VA 22906-6189

Gabriel Robins is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science, at the University of Virginia, where he received an NSF Young Investigator Award, a Packard Foundation Fellowship, the SIAM Outstanding Paper Prize, a University Teaching Fellowship, an All-University Outstanding Teaching Award, a Faculty Mentor Award, a two-year early promotion/tenure, the Walter N. Munster Endowed Chair, and the Virginia Engineering Foundation Faculty Appreciation Award. He completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1992 at UCLA, where he received an IBM Fellowship and a Distinguished Teaching Award. Gabe's research areas include radio-frequency identification (RFID), computer-aided design of VLSI chips, algorithms, bioinformatics / genomics, computational geometry, and combinatorial optimization. He published a book on high-performance routing and over 100 peer-reviewed papers that are highly cited.

Gabriel Robins consults as an Expert Witness in patent litigations, infringement analyses, and other intellectual property court cases in all areas of computer science. He served as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, and is currently on the Editorial Board of Research Letters in Electronics. He was a member of the Army Science Board, a federal advisory committee to the U.S. Army on science, technology, and research, and is an alumni of the Defense Science Study Group, an advisory panel to the U.S. Department of Defense. He also served on the Navy Future Study panel of the National Academy of Sciences. Gabe was General Chair of the ACM/SIGDA Physical Design Workshop (1996), and co-founded the International Symposium on Physical Design (1997). He served on the technical program committees of the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, the IEEE International ASIC / SOCC Conference, the Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI, and the Canadian Workshop on Field-Programmable Devices, and the Editorial Board of the IEEE Book Series. He is a member of ACM, SIGDA, SIGACT, and IEEE.

Gabe has founded the UVa Computer Science Web Team and the UVa Computer Science Museum. He also created the Computer Science Lounge, and produced the Department of Computer Science brochure. His hobbies include dancing, SCUBA diving, gardening, comic books, archery, weight lifting, roller skating, films, and photography.

Vitae / resume Research summary Grants Students Presentations
Videos Publications Honors and awards News stories Code distributions

Algorithms and Theory Slides (PPT)

CS6161 - Analysis of Algorithms

CS6160 - Theory of Computation

A Brief History of Computing and PDF

Career advice
(and PDF)

Funding agencies

Research Funding Agencies and Sponsors


Gabe's dance videos

"Gabe's DSSG adventures"

Gabe's family album

Gabe's collection of Good quotations

Defining Moments

Gabe doing some early research

With supercomputer pioneer Seymour Cray

Working out with Andrew Kahng (Gabe's Ph.D. advisor at UCLA)

Rollerskating at Venice Beach, CA

Visiting with (former) U.S. Secretary of Defense Bill Perry

Hanging out with U.S. Marines (during a DSSG field trip)

Links etc.

Great Life Advice:

"Achieving Your Childhood Dreams",
its description and media coverage, and the Oprah Show Reprise

Randy Pausch's "Time Management" lecture
and its presentation slides

You and Your Research (or PDF)

Graduate School Advice

My Recollections of Bill Wulf

The Legacy of Randy Pausch

Laura Genender Memorial

Good readings for Researchers and Scholars

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