Current Happenings at the KSoC

News from the Kahlert School of Computing

Grad Visit Weekend

Sign up for volunteer opportunities to get involved in the Grad Visit Weekend here!

WTC 3×3 at University of Utah

The 3×3 is a unique networking event where attendees have more personal interactions and mentorship from workforce leaders in STEM fields.

Adobe Internship Talk

Archana Choudhary - Senior Engineering Manager at Adobe | "Decoding the CS Internship Experience: Unveiling Diverse Roles for Computer Science Students"

How the Computer Graphics Industry Got Started at the University of Utah

IEEE SpectrumHow the Computer Graphics Industry Got Started at the University of Utah

How do you envision the future advancement of AI?

University of Utah MagazineHow do you envision the future advancement of AI?

Computer Science Greats

University of Utah MagazineComputer Science Greats

UCIC Ambassador Ashley Lujan Wins Women Tech Council Student Pathway Award

Congratulations to our very own UCIC Ambassador, Ashley Lujan, for winning the Women Tech Council Student Pathway Award! The Women Tech Awards is the premier awards program for women in technology with ties to Silicon Slopes, and has recognized some of the most prestigious and and up-and-coming…

Open House Why PhD

November 3, 3:00pm – 5:00pm Evans Conference Room (3780 WEB) and Zoom

2023 Organick Lecture Series

Elizabeth ChurchillSenior Director of UX at Google The past, present, and future of Human Computer InteractionAbstract: Since computers were first developed, scholars have been working on how to make them more usable and more useful. The early days of human computer interaction (HCI) as…

Utah Data Science Day 2024

Friday January 12, 2024 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm | Union Ballroom | Host or share something during the afternoon research expo!

1st Mountain West Undergraduate Research Showcase in Computing

We invite all undergraduate students in the Mountain West region pursuing research in computing to the first Mountain West Undergraduate Research Showcase on:2–5pm, Friday, November 17thWEB 2250, University of Utah

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Amazon awards $50K to Prof. Anton Burtsev to Develop Atmosphere, a Secure and Reliable Operating System

Kahlert School of Computing Assistant Professor Anton Burtsev is a recipient of the 2023 Amazon Research Award for his research aimed at developing a new operating system, Atmosphere, that utilizes advances in programming languages and formal verification for constructing a formally verified…

Kahlert School of Computing’s Prashant Pandey Earns Early Career Award for High Performance Computing

Supercomputers, massive machines can compute nearly-incomprehensible amounts of data in a blink of an eye, can anticipate complex weather patterns, simulate entire ecosystems, or explore how galaxies are created. And although these feats are far beyond what human minds alone could calculate, for…

Researchers Demonstrate the First Autonomous Medical Robot That Steers Needles In Vivo

To safely operate, an autonomous vehicle needs to be able to recognize and avoid obstacles in real time. Even a momentary lapse could lead to disastrous consequences, especially if the vehicle is a medical needle, less than a millimeter wide, navigating through the cluttered tissue of a…

Adobe Co-Founder and Kahlert School of Computing Alum John Warnock Passes Away

John Warnock, U alum (Ph.D. in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering ’69,) and computer scientist pioneer, died on Saturday, August 19. He co-founded Adobe in 1982 with the late Dr. Charles Geschke, and together, built Adobe from a small start-up into one of the largest, most recognized…

U of U SIGGRAPH Reception

Current and former faculty and alumni from the Kahlert School of Computing gathered for a special U of U reception at the SIGGRAPH conference last week in LA. Thanks to Professor Cem Yuksel and students Elie Diaz, Gaurav Bhokare and Eisen Montalvo for organizing this fun event.

William B. Thompson (1948-2023)

William B. Thompson passed away peacefully in his home in Salt Lake City, Utah, on May 26, 2023. We remember Bill for his enthusiasm for the outdoors, his incredible slide shows and stories, and his scientific contributions and mentoring.  Bill exemplified work-life balance before it was trendy. He…

New ‘Open Testing and Integration Center’ Designation Expands POWDER’s Reach

As the power and ubiquity of mobile devices increases, so does the strain they put on wireless networks. The continuous rollout of new wireless deployments, such as the current “5G” standard, is necessary to keep up with this demand. However, upgrading these standards is a massive undertaking,…

Kessler Inducted into HEVGA Fellows

Bob Kessler, Ph.D., EAE's co-founder and founding director, will be posthumously inducted as a HEVGA Fellow during a ceremony to be held at the Game Developers' Conference in San Francisco, CA, the week of March 20th, 2023. Kessler was a towering figure in the history of EAE, serving to co-found…

Manish Parashar Receives Achievement Award in High Performance Distributed Computing

Congratulations to Manish Parashar for receiving the 2023 Achievement Award in High Performance Distributed Computing for pioneering strategic and technical contributions, and international leadership in high performance parallel and distributed computing, computational science, and…

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Prof. Patil Selected as Faculty Co-Director of the University of Utah’s DATASET Initiative

Associate Prof. Sameer Patil from the Kahlert School of Computing has been selected as a faculty co-director of the Data Science & Ethics of Technology (DATASET) Initiative at the University of Utah to serve alongside co-director Prof. Manish Parashar. Prof. Patil replaces past co-director…

Two visualizations of metabolic networks

Kahlert School Research on Visualizations for Metabolic Networks Published in Nature Cell Biology and Science

In September 2019, Jordan Berg, then a PhD student in the lab of Professor Jared Rutter in the Biochemistry Department, contacted Professor Bei Wang Phillips in the Kahlert School of Computing and the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute regarding how best to design a tool for the analysis…

Sara Nurollahian standing next to a poster presenting the research described in the ICSE 2023 paper.

Award-winning Research from the Kahlert School Examines Student Understanding of Code Quality

Kahlert School of Computing Ph.D. student Sara Nurollahian and Assistant Prof. Eliane Wiese have received the best paper award for the Software Engineering Education and Training Track at the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2023) for their paper titled Improving Assessment…

Diagram showing a neural network and sparse RBF-FD matrices showing discrete spatial differentiation of neural network with L and B

A New Technique by Kahlert School Researchers Paves the Way for Enhancing Training Efficiency for Physics-Informed Neural Networks

Kahlert School of Computing researchers Ramansh Sharma, an incoming PhD student, and Dr. Varun Shankar, an Assistant Professor, have developed a novel method that expedites the training of a specific type of artificial intelligence (AI) system known as Physics-Informed Neural Networks…

U’s Air Quality Network Receives Award

University of Utah air quality researchers along with the Salt Lake County Health Department have received a Smart Cities North America Award for its Air Quality and You project, a network of air quality sensors deployed throughout the county that monitor air pollution in real time.

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Kahlert School of Computing Faculty and Students Heading to Hamburg for CHI 2023

The Kahlert School of Computing is heading to Hamburg, Germany for the CHI 2023 conference, which will be held from April 23rd - April 28th. Considered to be the leading global conference on Human-Computer Interaction, the  ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems brings…

Giving Day

Giving Day, March 28-29

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Kahlert School Ph.D. Student Noelle Brown Presents Work on Ethics & Technology at the Embedded Ethics conference

Noelle Brown How can we teach computer science students about the ethical implications of technology? PhD student Noelle Brown is synthesizing the state of the field regarding this issue and presented her work at Stanford’s Embedded Ethics conference held on March 7, 2023 at Stanford University.…

National Science Foundation Selects the Kahlert School to Serve as the Site for Engaging Undergraduates in Research on Trust and Reproducibility of Intelligent Computation

The National Science Foundation has awarded a prestigious new research experience for undergraduates (REU) site to the Kahlert School of Computing entitled Trust and Reproducibility of Intelligent Computation (TREU). Led by Principal Investigator Prof. Ganesh Gopalakrishnan and Co-Principal…

50th Anniversary of Computing at the University of Utah and IEEE Milestone Event

50th Anniversary of Computing at the University of Utah and IEEE Milestone Event (March 23-24, 2023). This once-in-a-lifetime two-day event, which is open to the public, will be held in the ballroom of the University of Utah’s Cleone Peterson Eccles Alumni House, 155 S. Central Campus Drive, in…

50th Anniversary Celebration and IEEE Milestone

Celebrate our 50th anniversary and IEEE Milestone, March 23-24

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Prof. Jason Wiese Receives Google Award for Inclusion Research

Kahlert School of Computing Assistant Professor Jason Wiese is a recipient of the 2022 Google Research Award for Inclusion Research aimed at developing personal tracking technology that addresses a major challenge faced by power wheelchair users: avoiding pressure ulcers. The research supported…

Award-Winning Tentacle Robots Help Create Less Invasive Surgeries

Assistant professor Alan Kuntz and recent PhD graduate Michael Bentley from the University of Utah Kahlert School of Computing and Robotics Center, have won the 2022 IEEE Access Best Video Award (Part 1). This award is given to the best video of papers submitted within a 6-month period to the…

Prof. Kogan Receives Grant from Meta to Investigate Meme-based Campaigns to Counter Online Propaganda

Kahlert School of Computing Assistant Professor Marina Kogan has received a grant of US $99,562 through Foundational Integrity & Social Impact Research program of Meta to investigate emotionally-driven, meme-based campaigns for countering online propaganda. Memes, which have risen in…

Mu Zhang Receives $65K Grant from Cisco to Enhance the Security of Smart Contracts

Mu Zhang, an assistant professor at the Kahlert School of Computing, and his research team have received a grant of US $65,421 from Cisco Research to look into safety issues surrounding smart contracts. Zhang’s research aims to develop new techniques to automatically and robustly understand the…

Capstone Demo Day

Senior Capstone Demo Day

The University of Utah’s Kahlert School of Computing recently showcased Senior Capstone Projects. Each project demonstrated the keen abilities of the seniors in computer science, and the wide range of skills they possess to solve diverse problems. Judges from academia and local industry…

Data Science Day 2023

Data Science Day 2023

On January 13, 2023, the Utah Center for Data Science hosted at least 280 participants at Data Science Day, making this perhaps the largest data science event ever at the University of Utah. The event was a gathering of all those interested in data science around campus, including students,…

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Marcin Copik, Masado Alexander Ishii, and Shelby Lockhart Named Recipients 
of 2022 ACM-IEEE CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowships

New York, NY, October 19, 2022 – ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, and the IEEE Computer Society announced today that Marcin Copik of ETH Zurich and Masado Alexander Ishii of the University of Utah are the recipients of the 2022 ACM-IEEE CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowships.…

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School of Computing Welcomes 11 New Faculty Members

The School of Computing is delighted to announce that eleven new faculty members have joined the School at the beginning of the 2022-23 academic year. The accomplished group of renowned scholars covers a breadth of research areas across the school. “The new faculty bring research expertise that…

Vermont POWDER Project

Vermont Researchers Use POWDER for Unique Testing

Researchers from the University of Vermont visited Utah recently to utilize the University of Utah’s POWDER wireless communications testbed for experiments involving a new tool that helps contractors detect objects underground. This new ground-penetrating radar system, being developed by University…

News Cell Tower

Developing 5G Tech for the Government

A team led by University of Utah computer science researchers is one of 16 multidisciplinary groups selected nationwide for the first phase of a new convergence research track to develop advanced 5G communications technologies for the U.S. military, federal government and infrastructure operators.…

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Reaching Out to Students in Crisis

For many students, the college experience can be unbearably stressful. Academic pressure, separation from the family and a sense of vulnerability can all lead to a mental-health crisis. And for this generation of young adults, they’ve also had to contend with a stifling once-in-a-century pandemic.…

Chem Lab

Lab Safety Day 2022

At the University of Utah’s College of Engineering, lab safety is a priority. To increase awareness of university safety policies, the college is hosting its first annual “Lab Safety Day” for faculty, postdocs, graduate and undergraduate students. This free special event will be held Friday, Sept.…

News Parashar UAI

Parashar Named Presidential Professor

School of Computing professor Manish Parashar, who is the director of the University of Utah’s Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, was recently named Presidential Professor.

U Research

Van der Merwe receives U Research Award

Congratulations to University of Utah School of Computing professor Jacobus (Kobus) Van der Merwe, who is one of six U faculty to receive this year’s Distinguished Research Award from the Office of the Vice President for Research. 

Bloomberg

Vivek Gupta receives prestigious Bloomberg Fellowship

Vivek Gupta, a PhD student working with Vivek Srikumar was selected as a recipient of the 2021-2022 Bloomberg Data Science Ph.D. Fellowship. Vivek will receive financial and professional support to pursue his research interests over the course of the academic year as he work towards the completion…

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SOC Student receives Women in Tech Award

Congratulations to University of Utah School of Computing student Anna Bell, who received the student 2021 Women Tech Award from the Women Tech Council (WTC).

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SoC Faculty Receive DOE/ASCR X-Stack Award

University of Utah School of Computing professor Ganesh Gopalakrishnan and assistant professor Pavel Panchekha have received one of the five DOE/ASCR X-Stack awards from the U.S. Department of Energy to adapt scientific software for next-generation high-performance computing (HPC) systems.

News Story

Inclusive Computing Center

The School of Computing has officially launched the new Utah Center for Inclusive Computing (UCIC), which recognizes the importance of inclusion in engineering and computing and is designed to boost the percentage of students from groups currently underrepresented in computing.

News Story

SoC’s Ricci Tops Research Grants for 2021

University of Utah research funding continues to grow, totaling $641 million in fiscal year 2021, which ended June 30. The total is a new record high for the U, which achieved milestones of $600 million in funding last year and $500 million three years ago.

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Welcome Back

Welcome to the Fall 2021 semester! As I begin my second year as the Director of the School of Computing, it is good to reflect on the resilience of the School of Computing community over the past year and look forward to changes in the coming year. In recognition of the importance of the computing…

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Introduction to The Data Science Club

When and why did the club start? The Data Science Center is a passion project that has been in the works for several years. Prof. Jeff Phillips and others spent months trying for a data science center to help students interested in Data Science, which was still a fringe issue at the University when…


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Chris Coleman

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Computer Support

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Staff at the Scientific Computing and Imaging Center are listed on the Center’s web page.


Faculty

Faculty Photo

Ziad Al-Halah

ziad.al-halah@utah.edu
MEB 2176
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
Artificial Intelligence (Computer Vision)

Rajeev Balasubramonian

Professor & Associate Director

rajeev@cs.utah.edu
MEB 3414 | 801.581.4553
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
Computer Architecture (Accelerators and VLSI, Memory Systems); High-Performance Computing (Accelerators and VLSI, Scalable Machine Learning)

Martin Berzins

Professor

mb@cs.utah.edu
WEB 4803 | 801.585.1545
Google Scholar

Research Interests
High-Performance Computing (Scientific Computing); Scientific Computing (High-Performance Computing, Modeling Methods and Frameworks)

Aditya Bhaskara

Associate Professor

bhaskara@cs.utah.edu
MEB 3470
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
Algorithms (Approximation / Online Algorithms, Graph Algorithms); Artificial Intelligence (ML: Theory and Modeling)

Daniel Brown

Assistant Professor

dsbrown@cs.utah.edu
MEB 2172
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
Robotics (Autonomous Systems and Learning, Human/Medical Robotics); Machine learning; Artificial intelligence; Human-computer interaction

Richard Brown

Dean of Engineering and Professor

brown@utah.edu
WEB 1692 | 801.585.7498
Website

Research Interests
Chemical Sensors; Neural Interfaces; Electronic Circuit Clocking; Circuit Design; High Performance Microprocessors; Mixed Signal Microprocessors; Biomedical Implants.

Erik Brunvand

Professor

elb@cs.utah.edu
MEB 3142 | 801.581.4345
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
Computer Architecture (Accelerators and VLSI); High-Performance Computing (Accelerators and VLSI); Visual Computing (Computer Graphics)

Anton Burtsev

Assistant Professor

aburtsev@cs.utah.edu
MEB 3424
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
Systems (Operating Systems)

Eric Eide

Research Associate Professor

eeide@cs.utah.edu
MEB 3476 | 801.585.5512
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
High-Performance Computing (Scalable Systems); Systems (Networking, Scalable Systems); Programming Languages (Formal Verification and Testing); Security / Privacy (Systems Security)

Shireen Elhabian

Associate Professor

shireen@sci.utah.edu
WEB 3608 | 801.581.5982
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
Artificial Intelligence (Image Analysis and Computer Vision); Visual Computing (Image Analysis)

Anna Fariha

Assistant Professor

afariha@cs.utah.edu
WEB 2851
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
Data systems usability, Explainable AI, Responsible data management, Data quality

Matthew Flatt

Professor

mflatt@cs.utah.edu
MEB 3256 | 801.587.9091
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
Programming Languages (Language Implementation)

Luis Garcia

Assistant Professor

lgarcia@cs.utah.edu
MEB 3450
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
Cyber-physical Systems, IoT, Cybersecurity, Formal Methods

Ganesh Gopalakrishnan

Professor

ganesh@cs.utah.edu
MEB 3428 | 801.581.3568
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
Artificial Intelligence (ML and Systems); Programming Languages (Formal Verification and Testing)

Ben Greenman

Assistant Professor

blg@cs.utah.edu
MEB 3252
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
Programming languages, gradual type systems, formal methods, human factors

Mary Hall

Director & Professor

mhall@cs.utah.edu
MEB 3190 | 801.585.1039
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
High-Performance Computing (Compiler Optimization, Scientific Computing); Programming Languages (Compiler Optimization); Scientific Computing (High-Performance Computing)

Eric Heisler

Assistant Professor, Lecturer

eric.heisler@utah.edu
MEB 3148
Google Scholar

Tom Henderson

Professor

tch@cs.utah.edu
WEB 2871 | 801.581.3601
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
Robotics (Autonomous Systems and Learning)

Tucker Hermans

Associate Professor

tucker.hermans@utah.edu
MEB 2164 | 801.581.8122
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
Robotics (Autonomous Systems and Learning)

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John Hollerbach

Professor

jmh@cs.utah.edu
MEB 2178 | 801.585.6978
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
Human-Centered Computing (Virtual Reality); Robotics (Human/Medical Robotics)

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Kate Isaacs

Associate Professor

kisaacs@sci.utah.edu
WEB 4660
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
Visual Computing (Visualization)

Christopher R. Johnson Director, Scientific Computing & Imaging Institute (SCI); Co-Director, Center for Integrative Biomedical Computing (NIH NCRR); Distinguished Professor of Computer Science; Research Professor of Bioengineering; Adjunct Professor of Physics; Faculty Member, Computational Engineering & Science (CES); Faculty Member, Brain Intstitute; Co-Founder, Visual Influence Inc.

Christopher Johnson

Distinguished Professor

crj@sci.utah.edu
WEB 3850 | 801.581.7705
Website | Publications

Research Interests
Scientific Computing (Computational Inverse Problems, High-Performance Computing); Visual Computing (Image Analysis, Visualization)

David Johnson

Associate Professor, Lecturer

dejohnso@cs.utah.edu
MEB 3146 | 801.585.1726
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
Geometric computation, haptics, robotics, educational research

Ben Jones

Associate Professor, Lecturer

benjones@cs.utah.edu
MEB 3120
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
Computer graphics, physical simulation

Sneha Kasera

Professor

kasera@cs.utah.edu
WEB 1650 | 801.581.4541
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
Systems (Networking); Security / Privacy (Systems Security)

Mike Kirby

Professor

kirby@cs.utah.edu
WEB 3602 | 801.585.3421
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
Scientific Computing (Computational Inverse Problems, High-Performance Computing, Modeling Methods and Frameworks); Visual Computing (Visualization)

Marina Kogan

Assistant Professor

kogan@cs.utah.edu
MEB 2176
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
Human-Centered Computing (Human-Computer Interaction, Social Computing)

Daniel Kopta

Associate Professor, Lecturer

dkopta@cs.utah.edu
MEB 3190A
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
Ray tracing, computer graphics, computer architecture

Alan Kuntz

Assistant Professor

adk@cs.utah.edu
MEB 2162
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
Robotics (Autonomous Systems and Learning, Human/Medical Robotics)

Alexander Lex

Associate Professor

alex@sci.utah.edu
WEB 3887
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
Human-Centered Computing (Human-Computer Interaction); Visual Computing (Visualization)

Faculty Photo

Nabil Makarem

Assistant Professor, Lecturer

nabil@cs.utah.edu
MEB 3124

Research Interests
Internet of Things, Congestion Control, CoAP

Ana Marasovic

Assistant Professor

ana.marasovic@utah.edu
MEB 2166
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
Artificial Intelligence (Natural Language Processing)

Travis Martin

Assistant Professor, Lecturer

travis@cs.utah.edu
MEB 3122
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
Machine learning, network science, graph algorithms and mechanism design

Andrew McNutt

Assistant Professor
Joining Fall 2024

 amcnutt@uw.edu

N/A
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
Visualization and human-computer interaction

Vijay Nagarajan

Professor

vijay@cs.utah.edu

WEB 2897
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
Computer architecture, Programming Languages and Computer Systems with a focus on: Consistency Models, Coherence Protocols, Replication protocols, Language support for microarchitecture design, Correct-by-construction system design. 

Stefan Nagy

Assistant Professor

snagy@cs.utah.edu
MEB 3446
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
Security / Privacy (Systems Security)

Pavel Panchekha

Assistant Professor

pavpan@cs.utah.edu
MEB 2174
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
Programming Languages (Formal Verification and Testing, Language Implementation)

Prashant Pandey

Assistant Professor

prashant.pandey@utah.edu
WEB 2686
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
Algorithms (Algorithms & Data Structures); Data Management (Approximate Databases, Stream Processing, Storage and Indexing); High-Performance Computing; Computational Biology

Vineet Pandey

Assistant Professor

 vineet.pandey@utah.edu

MEB 3112
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
Human-Centered Computing (Human-Computer Interaction, Social Computing)

Manish Parashar

Professor

parashar@sci.utah.edu
WEB 3750
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
High-Performance Computing (Large Scale Data Management)

Erin Parker

Professor, Lecturer & Associate Director

parker@cs.utah.edu
MEB 3144
Website

Valerio Pascucci

Professor

pascucci@sci.utah.edu
WEB 4646 | 801.587.9885
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
Algorithms (Computational Geometry, Computational Topology); Scientific Computing (Geometry and Mesh Generation, High-Performance Computing); Visual Computing (Image Analysis, Visualization)

Sameer Patil

Associate Professor

sameer.patil@utah.edu
WEB 2857
Google Scholar

Research Interests
Human-Centered Computing (Security and Privacy); Security / Privacy (Sociotechnical Aspects)

Jeff Phillips

Professor

jeffp@cs.utah.edu
MEB 3442 | 801.585.7775
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
Algorithms (Approximation / Online Algorithms, Computational Geometry); Data Management (Stream Processing, Approximate Databases)

Dan Reed

Professor

dan.reed@utah.edu

Google Scholar

Research Interests
High-performance computing and science policy

John Regehr

Professor & Associate Director

regehr@cs.utah.edu
MEB 3268 | 801.581.4280
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
High-Performance Computing (Compiler Optimization); Programming Languages (Compiler Optimization, Formal Verification and Testing)

El Kindi Rezig

Assistant Professor

elkindi@cs.utah.edu
WEB 2815
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
Data preparation, Data discovery, Data debugging, Information extraction, Data quality

Robert Ricci

Research Associate Professor

ricci@cs.utah.edu
MEB 3490B | 801.581.8354
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
High-Performance Computing (Scalable Systems); Systems (Networking, Scalable Systems); Security / Privacy (Systems Security)

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Paul Rosen

Associate Professor

paul.rosen@utah.edu
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
Visual Computing (Visualization)

Saday Sadayappan

Professor

saday@cs.utah.edu
MEB 3458
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
High-Performance Computing (Compiler Optimization, Scalable Machine Learning); Programming Languages (Compiler Optimization); Scientific Computing (High-Performance Computing)

Varun Shankar

Assistant Professor

shankar@cs.utah.edu
WEB 2891
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
Artificial Intelligence (Physics-informed Machine Learning); Scientific Computing (Geometry and Mesh Generation, High-Performance Computing, Modeling Methods and Frameworks)

Pratik Soni

Assistant Professor

psoni@cs.utah.edu

WEB 2863
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
Security / Privacy (Cryptography)

Vivek Srikumar

Associate Professor

svivek@cs.utah.edu
MEB 3126 | 801.587.5681
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
Artificial Intelligence (Natural Language Processing); High-Performance Computing (Scalable Machine Learning)

James de St. Germain

Professor, Lecturer

germain@cs.utah.edu
MEB 3190 B | 801.585.3352
Website

Research Interests
Reverse Engineering and Constraint Optimization, Artificial Intelligence, technological aids for education

Ryan Stutsman

Associate Professor

stutsman@cs.utah.edu
MEB 3436 | 801.585.0913
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
Systems (Networking, Operating Systems, Storage Systems)

Blair Sullivan

Professor

sullivan@cs.utah.edu
MEB 3464
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
Algorithms (Graph Algorithms)

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Hari Sundar

Associate Professor

hari@cs.utah.edu
WEB 2692 | 801.585.9913
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
High-Performance Computing (Scientific Computing); Scientific Computing (Computational Inverse Problems, High-Performance Computing, Modeling Methods and Frameworks)

Kobus Van der Merwe

Professor

kobus@cs.utah.edu
MEB 3490 D | 801.581.3012
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
High-Performance Computing (Scalable Systems); Systems (Networking, Scalable Systems)

Fengjiao Wang

Assistant Professor, Lecturer

fengjiao@cs.utah.edu
MEB 3116
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Haitao Wang

Associate Professor

haitao.wang@utah.edu
MEB 3418
Website | Publications

Research Interests
Algorithms (Algorithms & Data Structures, Computational Geometry)

Bei Wang Phillips

Associate Professor

beiwang@sci.utah.edu
WEB 4608 | 801.585.0968
Website | Publications

Research Interests
Algorithms (Computational Geometry, Computational Topology); Artificial Intelligence (ML and Data Analysis); Visual Computing (Visualization)

Ross Whitaker

Professor

whitaker@cs.utah.edu
WEB 3893 | 801.587.9549
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
Artificial Intelligence (Image Analysis and Computer Vision); Scientific Computing (Geometry and Mesh Generation); Visual Computing (Image Analysis)

Eliane Wiese

Assistant Professor

eliane​.wiese​@utah​.edu
MEB 3264
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
Human-Centered Computing (Computer Science Education, Human-Computer Interaction)

Jason Wiese

Assistant Professor

wiese​@cs.utah​.edu
MEB 3114
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
Human-Centered Computing (Human-Computer Interaction)

Aaron Wood

Assistant Professor, Lecturer

aaron@cs.utah.edu
MEB 3408

Jun Xu

Assistant Professor

junxzm@cs.utah.edu
MEB 3442
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
Security / Privacy (Systems Security)

Yin Yang

Associate Professor

yin.yang@utah.edu
MEB 3454
Google Scholar

Research Interests
Visual Computing (Computer Graphics)

Cem Yuksel

Associate Professor

cem@cs.utah.edu
MEB 3116 | 801.581.4439
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
Visual Computing (Computer Graphics)

Mu Zhang

Assistant Professor

muzhang@cs.utah.edu
MEB 2168
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
Artificial Intelligence (ML and Systems); Security / Privacy (Mobile Security, Systems Security)

Shandian Zhe

Assistant Professor

zhe@cs.utah.edu
MEB 3466
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
Artificial Intelligence (ML: Theory and Modeling, Physics-informed Machine Learning)


Adjunct Faculty

Jake Abbott

Tamara Bidone

Sarah Creem-Regehr

David Darais

David Sacharny

Ellen Riloff

Pierre-Emmanuel Gaillardon

Jake Hochhalter

Tsung-Wei Huang

Mingyue Jie

Vinu Joseph

Sarang Joshi

Jens Krueger

Miriah Meyer

Michael Young

Mark Minor

Arul Mishra

Himanshu Mishra

Chris Myers

Pania Newell

Nina De Lacy

Masood Parvania

Lekha Patel

Penny Atkins

Zhaoxia Pu

Aravind Rajam

Srikumar Ramalingam

Glenn Ricart

Rogelio Cardona-Rivera

Ashley Spear

Benjamin Spike

Jeanine Stefanucci

Kenneth Stevens

Tolga Tasdizen

Ingo Wald

Jeff Weiss

Anders Ynnerman


Emeritus Faculty

Elaine Cohen

Professor Emeritus

Al Davis

Professor Emeritus

David Hanscom

Professor Emeritus

Charles Hansen

Distinguished Professor, Emeritus

Lee Hollaar

Professor Emeritus

Rich Riesenfeld

Professor Emeritus

Joe Zachary

Professor Emeritus


Administration

Mary Hall

Director & Professor

mhall@cs.utah.edu
MEB 3190 | 801.585.1039
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
High-Performance Computing (Compiler Optimization, Scientific Computing); Programming Languages (Compiler Optimization); Scientific Computing (High-Performance Computing)

Rajeev Balasubramonian

Professor & Associate Director

rajeev@cs.utah.edu
MEB 3414 | 801.581.4553
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
Computer Architecture (Accelerators and VLSI, Memory Systems); High-Performance Computing (Accelerators and VLSI, Scalable Machine Learning)

Erin Parker

Professor, Lecturer & Associate Director

parker@cs.utah.edu
MEB 3144
Website

John Regehr

Professor & Associate Director

regehr@cs.utah.edu
MEB 3268 | 801.581.4280
Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests
High-Performance Computing (Compiler Optimization); Programming Languages (Compiler Optimization, Formal Verification and Testing)

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