photo of Yousra Aafer
519-888-4567, ext. 35509
Location: 
DC 3522

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Syracuse University, United States (2016)
  • M.Eng., Syracuse University, United States (2012) 

Research interests

  • Mobile and smart device security
  • System and software security

Publications

Yousra Aafer on Google Scholar

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Faculty→Professors
photo of Samer Al-Kiswany
519-888-4567, ext. 37490
Location: 
DC 3516
Degrees
  • Ph.D., University of British Columbia (2013)
  • M.Sc., University of British Columbia (2008)
  • B.Sc., Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan (2003)
Research interests
  • Leverage advances in networking, processing, and storage devices to improve systems performance and efficiency
  • Optimize the modern data center stack using domain specific optimizations
  • Build a software stack to facilitate building efficient cloud applications using new cloud paradigms (e.g., serverless, cloud-native, and disaggregated architectures)
Publications

Samer Al-Kiswany Publications

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
photo of Professor N. Asokan
Location: 
DC 3502
Degrees
  • Ph.D., University of Waterloo, Canada (1998)
  • M.Sc., Syracuse University, United States of America (1989)
  • B.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India (1988)
Research interests
  • Systems security broadly, including topics like the development and use of novel platform security features, applying cryptographic techniques to design secure protocols for distributed systems, applying machine learning techniques to security/privacy problems, and understanding/addressing the security and privacy of machine learning applications themselves
Publications

N. Asokan Publications

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
photo of Professor Sepehr Assadi
Location: 
DC 2334

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania (2018)
  • B.Sc., Computer Engineering, Sharif University of Technology (2013)

Research interests

  • Theoretical foundations of big data analysis, in particular sublinear algorithms and lower bounds in various models of computation for processing massive datasets such as streaming, distributed communication, massively parallel computation, and sublinear time algorithms
  • Algorithmic graph theory, communication complexity, online algorithms, and algorithmic game theory

Publications

Sepehr Assadi on Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
photo of Jo Atlee
519-888-4567, ext. 42871
Location: 
DC 2337

Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of Maryland, United States (1992)
  • M.Sc., University of Maryland, United States (1988)
  • B.Sc., College of William and Mary, United States (1985)

Research interests

  • Analysis of large distributed software systems and visualization of analysis results
  • Semantics of composition of software features, and detection and resolution of feature interactions

Publications

Joanne Atlee on Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
Gladimir Baranoski
519-888-4567, ext. 35412
Location: 
DC 3520

Degrees

  • PhD, University of Calgary
  • MSc, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • MSc, Indiana
  • BSc, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Research interests

  • Predictive simulation of light interactions with organic and inorganic materials

Although the main target of his work is the realistic modelling of material appearance for image synthesis, his research has also been directed toward investigating related problems in remote sensing and biomedical optics. 

In remote sensing, they are used to monitor the effects of adverse environmental conditions on crops and forests.

In biomedical optics, they are used to develop procedures and equipment for the prevention, screening and treatment of different medical conditions.

Publications

Gladimir V. G. Baranoski on DBPL

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
photo of Diogo Barradas
Location: 
DC 2631
Degrees
  • Ph.D., Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal (2021)
  • M.Sc., Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal (2016)
  • B.Sc., Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal (2014)
Research interests
  • Network traffic analysis and obfuscation, with applications to Internet censorship circumvention and anonymous communication
  • Security of programmable network infrastructures, with applications to network threat detection, mitigation, and recovery
  • Digital forensics and information hiding
Publications

Diogo Barradas on Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
Christopher Batty
519-888-4567, ext. 33523
Location: 
DC 3605
Degrees
  • Ph.D., University of British Columbia (2010)
  • B.C.Sc., University of Manitoba (2004)
Research interests
  • Computer graphics and scientific computing
  • Physics-based numerical simulation of fluid and solid phenomena, for applications in computer animation, visual effects, game development, and interactive virtual environments
Publications

Christopher Batty on Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
photo of Professor Shai Ben-David
519-888-4567, ext. 37523
Location: 
DC 2643

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel (1987)
  • M.Sc., Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel (1979)
  • B.Sc., Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel (1978)

Research interests

  • Machine learning theory
  • Unsupervised learning and clustering
  • Domain adaptation and transfer learning
  • Fairness, reliability and interpretability of machine learning-based tools
  • Logic and its applications to computer science theory
  • Alternatives to worst-case complexity

Publications

Shai Ben-David on Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
photo of Professor Shalev Ben-David
Location: 
DC 3128

Degrees

  • PhD, MIT (2017)
  • BMath, University of Waterloo (2011)

Research interests

  • Computational complexity
  • Quantum computing

Publications

Shalev Ben-David on Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
Daniel Berry
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Location: 
DC 3329

Feature article

Daniel Berry celebrates half a century as a professor of computer science

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, United States (1974)
  • B.Sc., Brown University, United States (1969)

Research interests

  • Requirements engineering (RE) in the specific, software engineering (SE) in general
  • Within RE, issues, including human behavior, that affect the adoption of and the effectiveness of RE in the software development lifecycle
  • In general, why RE and SE are not working the way they’re supposed to
Publications

Daniel Berry on DBLP

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
Therese Biedl
519-888-4567, ext. 34721
Location: 
DC 2341
Degrees
  • Ph.D., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States (1997)
  • Dipl.-Math., Technical University of Berlin, Germany (1996)
Research interests
  • Graph Drawing: How to map a graph to geometric objects (such as points in the planes for vertices and line segments for edges), under some objective function?
  • Algorithms for near-planar graphs: If we know that a graph has special properties, how can we exploit this to make algorithms faster?
Publications

Therese Biedl on DBLP

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
Eric Blais
Location: 
DC 3122
Degrees
  • Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, United States
  • M.Sc., McGill University
  • B.Math., University of Waterloo
Research interests
  • Randomized and sublinear-time algorithms
  • Complexity theory
Publications

Eric Blais on DBLP

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
photo of Professor Raouf Boutaba
519-888-4080 or 519-888-4567, ext. 84080
Location: 
DC 1340

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Université de Pierre et Marie Curie (now Sorbonne Université), France (1994)
  • M.Sc., Université de Pierre et Marie Curie (now Sorbonne Université), France (1990)
  • B.Sc., Badji Mokhtar Annaba University, Algeria (1988)

Research interests

  • Management of resources, systems and services in wired and wireless networks
  • Current applications include network virtualization, software-defined networking, network function virtualization, cloud and edge computing, 5G and beyond mobile communications networks, blockchains, and cybersecurity

Publications

Raouf Boutaba on Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
Photograph of Yuri Boyvok
519-888-4567, ext. 34528
Location: 
DC 3142

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Cornell University, USA (1996)
  • MS, Cornell University, USA (1994)
  • B.Sc., PhysTech, Russia (1992)

Research interests

  • Computer vision, image segmentation, stereo, reconstruction, bio-medical image analysis
  • Semi-supervised, weakly supervised, self-supervised, and unsupervised learning, regularization
  • Optimization

Publications

Yuri Boykov on Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
Tim Brecht
519-888-4567, ext. 35892
Location: 
DC 3508
Degrees
  • Ph.D., University of Toronto (1994)
  • M.Math., University of Waterloo (1985)
  • B.Sc., University of Saskatchewan (1983)
Research interests
  • Performance Evaluation, Computer Systems and Networking
  • Wireless Networking, The Internet of Things
  • Sports Analytics
Publications

Tim Brecht Publications

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
photo of Dan Brown
519-888-4567, ext. 36278
Location: 
DC 2516
Degrees
  • Ph.D., Cornell University, United States (2000)
  • M.Sc., Cornell University, United States (1999)
  • B.Sc., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States (1995)
Research interests
  • Computational creativity: using computers to create artifacts that if humans created them, we would call them creative
  • Music Information retrieval: using techniques from computer science to understand the information found in music (recordings, scores, lyrics)
  • Bioinformatics: designing algorithms to compare, analyze, and find information in biological sequences
Publications

Dan Brown on Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
photo of Trevor Brown
519-888-4567 x34439
Location: 
DC 2338
Degrees
  • Ph.D., University of Toronto (2017)
  • M.Sc., University of Toronto (2012)
  • B.Sc., York University (2010)
Research interests
  • Parallel, concurrent and distributed data structures, especially lock-free ones
  • Algorithms for recent technologies like non-volatile memory, transactional memory, remote direct memory access (RDMA)
  • High performance memory allocators and safe reclamation for concurrent software
  • Designing novel CPU instructions for thread synchronization, memory management, cache communication, etc.
Publications

Trevor Brown on DBLP

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
Peter Buhr
519-888-4567, ext. 47453
Location: 
DC 2504

Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of Manitoba (1985)
  • M.Sc., University of Manitoba (1978)
  • B.Sc., University of Manitoba (1976)

Research interests

  • Programming languages, specializing in concurrency, polymorphism, and persistence
  • Visualization and debugging of concurrent programs
  • Persistent storage-management using memory mapping
  • Concurrent storage-allocation

Publications

Peter Buhr on DBLP

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
photo of Wenhu Chen
805-455-1121
Location: 
DC 2635
Degrees
  • Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, United States (2021)
  • M.Sc., RWTH Aachen University, Germany (2017)
  • B.Sc., Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China (2014)
Research interests
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Deep Learning
Publications

Wenhu Chen on Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
photo of Professor Charles Clarke
519-888-4567, ext. 35241
Location: 
DC 2506

Degrees

  • PhD, Computer Science, University of Waterloo (1996)
  • Master of Mathematics, Computer Science, University of Waterloo (1990)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), Mathematics/Computer Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland (1986)

Research interests

  • Search, information retrieval, question answering, data science, data mining, software tools

Publications

Charles Clarke on Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
Richard Cleve
519-888-4567, ext. 37762
Location: 
DC 2117

Degrees

  • PhD, Toronto (1989)
  • MMath, Waterloo (1984)
  • BMath, Waterloo (1983)

Research interests

  • Quantum computing
  • Computational complexity theory

Publications

Richard Cleve on Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
Professor Robin Cohen
519-888-4567, ext. 34457
Location: 
DC 2512

Degrees

  • PhD, University of Toronto (1983)
  • MSc, University of Toronto (1977)
  • BA Hons., Mathematics, McGill University (1975)

Research interests

  • Artificial intelligence: multiagent systems (models of trust and reputation, applications to social networks), trusted AI, user modeling, intelligent interaction
  • Social implications of computers

Publications

Robin Cohen on DBLP

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
photo of Khuzaima Daudjee
519-888-4567, ext. 38375
Location: 
DC 2637

Degrees

  • PhD, Computer Science, University of Waterloo

Research interests

  • Large-scale systems, storage and infrastructure

Selected publications

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Nancy Day
519-888-4567, ext. 35321
Location: 
DC 2335
Degrees
  • Ph.D., University of British Columbia (1998)
  • M.Sc., University of British Columbia (1993)
  • B.Sc., University of Western Ontario (1991)
Research interests
  • Software engineering
  • Formal methods
  • Software requirements and modelling
Publications

Nancy Day Publications

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
photo of Professor Yuntian Deng
Location: 
DC 2633

Degrees

  • PhD, Computer Science, Harvard University (2023)
  • Master in Language Technologies, Carnegie Mellon University (2016)
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Department of Automation, Tsinghua University (2014)

Research interests

Yuntian Deng’s research interests center on the intersection of natural language processing, machine learning, and multi-agent systems. Specifically, he is interested in exploring how large language models (LLMs) can communicate and collaborate to solve complex tasks together, and how they can be trained to specialize in different domains for a division of labor. His key focus areas include:

  • Inducing Latent Language for Inter-LLM Communication: Developing methods to induce a specialized language for LLM communication, thereby enabling LLMs to leverage each other’s expertise.
  • Communication for Models Across Modalities: Extending Inter-LLM communication methods to enable collaboration among models that specialize in different modalities, such as language, image, and sensory data.
  • Collaborative Training for Division of Labor among Models: Exploring ways to foster a division of labor among models, using communication as a tool to distribute knowledge among them during the training process.

Publications

Yuntian Deng on Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
photo of Kimon Fountoulakis
Location: 
DC 3611
Degrees
  • Ph.D., The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (2015)
  • M.Sc., The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (2010)
  • B.Sc., Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece (2009)
Research interests
  • Machine Learning on Graphs
  • Numerical Optimization
Publications

Kimon Fountoulakis on Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
photo of Mark Giesbrecht
519-888-4567, ext. 36582
Location: 
DC 3631
Degrees
  • Ph.D., University of Toronto (1993)
  • M.Sc., University of Toronto (1988)
  • B.Sc., University of British Columbia (1986)
Research interests
  • Computational algebra and symbolic computation
  • Symbolic-numeric and numerical computation
  • Algebraic complexity
Publications

Mark Giesbrecht Publications

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
Michael Godfrey
519-888-4567, ext. 34437
Location: 
DC 2340
Degrees
  • Ph.D., University of Toronto (1997)
  • M.Sc., University of Toronto (1988)
  • B.Sc., University of Toronto (1986)
Research interests
  • Software engineering, software evolution, empirical studies, code review, open-source software systems
  • Software development analytics, mining software repositories, software artifact provenance
  • Code duplication analysis, program comprehension, software architecture, software fact extraction and modelling
Publications

Michael Godfrey on Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
photo of Ian Goldberg
519-888-4567, ext. 36168
Location: 
DC 3518
Degrees
  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, United States (2000)
  • M.Sc., University of California, Berkeley, United States (1998)
  • B.Math., University of Waterloo (1995)
Research interests
  • Privacy enhancing technologies, including metadata-protecting communication, privacy preserving computation, and censorship resistance
  • Computer security and privacy, including trusted execution environments and oblivious algorithms
  • Cryptography, including security multiparty computation, threshold cryptography, and zero-knowledge proofs
Publications

Ian Goldberg Publications

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
photo of Professor Sergey Gorbunov
519-888-4567 x30451
Location: 
DC 3528

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2015)
  • M.Sc., University of Toronto (2012)
  • H.B.Sc., University of Toronto (2011)

Research interests

  • Cryptography, networks, secure protocols, software and network security, privacy

Publications

Sergey Gorbunov on Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
Maura Grossman, Research Professor and Director of Women in Computer Science
519-888-4567, ext. 37522
Location: 
DC 2501
Degrees
  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center (1999)
  • Ph.D., Adelphi University, United States (1984)
  • M.A., Adelphi University, United States (1982)
  • A.B., Brown University, United States (1980)
Research interests
  • High-Recall Information Retrieval, in which the goal is to find substantially all information relevant to an information need with the least possible effort, where the stakes of missing relevant information are high
  • Key application areas include electronic discovery in law, curation of government archives, and systematic review in evidence-based medicine
  • Responsible AI and Data Science, which includes, but is not limited to, legal, ethical, and policy considerations
Publications

Maura R. Grossman on Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
photo of Toshiya Hachisuka
Location: 
DC 2313
Degrees
  • Ph.D., University of California San Diego, United States (2011)
  • B.Eng., University of Tokyo, Japan (2006)
Research interests
  • Combines applied mathematics, computer science, and physics to tackle problems related to visual simulation of objects
  • Topics include computer graphics, light transport simulation, computational statistics, and numerical analysis (numerical solvers for differential/integral equations)
Publications

Toshiya Hachisuka Publications

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
photo of Professor Mohammad Hajiabadi
Location: 
DC 2629

Degrees

  • PhD, Computer Science, University of Victoria (2016)
  • Master of Science, Computer Science, University of Victoria (2011)
  • Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, Sharif University of Technology (2009)

Research interests

  • Theoretical cryptography

Publications

Mohammad Hajiabadi on Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
photo of Xi He
519-888-4567, ext. 32741
Location: 
DC 3347
Degrees
  • Ph.D., Duke University, United States (2018)
  • M.Sc., Duke University, United States (2015)
  • B.Sc., National University of Singapore, Singapore (2012)
Research interests
  • Privacy and security for big-data
  • The development of usable and trustworthy tools for data exploration and machine learning with provable security and privacy guarantees
Publications

Xi He on Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
Urs Hengartner
519-888-4567, ext. 36163
Location: 
DC 3526
Degrees
  • Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University (2005)
  • M.Sc., Carnegie Mellon University (2003)
  • Diploma, ETH Zürich, Switzerland (1997)
Research interests
  • Information privacy and computer and networks security with a focus on security and privacy challenges that arise in the context of smartphones, mobile applications, and IoT
  • User authentication with a focus on using machine learning for securing or attacking devices and services
  • Implicit user authentication, where a device or service continuously authenticates the user based on their behaviour and context
Publications

Urs Hengartner Publications

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
photo of Professor Jesse Hoey
519-888-4567, ext. 37744
Location: 
DC 3613
Degrees
  • Ph.D., University of British Columbia (2004)
  • M.Sc., University of British Columbia (1995)
  • B.Sc., McGill University (1992)
Research interests
  • Assistive Technologies and Rehabilitation Science
  • Emotional Artificial Intelligence and Affective Computing
  • Decision-making under uncertainty
Publications

Jesse Hoey on Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
photo of Professor Xiao Hu
Location: 
DC 3353

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering, HKUST (2019)
  • BE, Computer Software, Tsinghua University (2014)

Research interests

  • Fundamental problems in database theory and their implications to practical systems
  • Massively parallel query processing
  • Dynamic query processing
  • Oblivious query processing

Publications

Xiao Hu on Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
photo of Professor Ihab F. Ilyas
519-888-4567, ext. 33145
Location: 
DC 3348

Degrees

  • PhD, Purdue University, United States (2004)
  • Master’s, Alexandria University, Egypt (1999)
  • Bachelor’s, Alexandria University, Egypt (1995)

Research area

  • Probabilistic and uncertain data management
  • Machine learning for data quality and enrichment
  • Big Data
  • Information extraction

Publications

Ihab Ilyas on Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
Professor Gautam Kamath
519-888-4567, ext. 31245
Location: 
DC 3124
Degrees
  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States (2018)
  • S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States (2014)
  • B.Sc., Cornell University, United States (2012)
Research interests
  • Differential privacy, robustness
  • Machine learning and statistics
  • Algorithms
Publications

Gautam Kamath on Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
Professor Craig S. Kaplan
Location: 
DC 2315
Degrees
  • Ph.D., University of Washington, United States (2002)
  • M.Sc., University of Washington, United States (1998)
  • B.Math., University of Waterloo (1996)
Research interests
  • Applications of mathematics and computation in art and design
  • Computer graphics
  • Computational geometry
Publications

Craig S. Kaplan Publications

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
Professor Lila Kari
519-888-4567, ext. 33336
Location: 
DC 3132
Degrees
  • Ph.D., University of Turku, Finland (1991)
  • M.Sc., University of Bucharest, Romania (1987)
Research interests
  • Biodiversity informatics, Comparative genomics, Genomic signatures, Machine learning
  • Natural computation, Bio-inspired computing, Bio-molecular computing
  • Watson-Crick complementarity in formal languages, DNA computing & combinatorics on words
Publications

Lila Kari on Wikipedia

Lila Kari on Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
Martin Karsten
519-888-4567, ext. 37125
Location: 
DC 3506
Degrees
  • Dr.-Ing., Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany (2000)
  • Diplom, University of Mannheim, Germany (1996)
Research interests
  • Computer Systems Software
  • Networking
  • Performance
Publications

Martin Karsten on Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
Professor Florian Kerschbaum
Location: 
DC 3524
Degrees
  • Dr.-Ing., Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany (2010)
  • M.Sc., Purdue University, United States (2000)
  • B.A., Mannheim Cooperative State University, Germany (1997)
Research interests
  • Data security and privacy, confidentiality and integrity in data science, data collection, preparation and management
  • Applied cryptography, secure multi-party computation, homomorphic and functional encryption, differential privacy
  • Machine learning robustness, privacy, and provenance verification
Publications

Florian Kerschbaum on DBLP

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
George Labahn
519-888-4567, ext. 34667
Location: 
DC 3629
Degrees
  • Ph.D., University of Alberta (1988)
  • M.Sc., University of Alberta (1986)
  • B.Sc., University of Alberta (1973)
Research interests
  • Symbolic Computation/Computer Algebra
  • Scientific Computation/Computational Finance
Publications

George Labahn Publications

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
photo of Professor Kate Larson
519-888-4567, ext. 37760
Location: 
DC 2518
Degrees
  • Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, United States (2004)
  • M.Sc., Washington University in St. Louis, United States (1999)
  • B.Sc., Memorial University of Newfoundland (1997)
Research interests
  • Artificial Intelligence with a focus on multiagent systems and reinforcement learning
  • Cooperation and coordination in multiagent systems
  • Applications of artificial intelligence to support sustainable development and climate-related initiatives
Publications

Kate Larson on Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
photo of Professor Lap Chi Lau
519-888-4567, ext. 38229
Location: 
DC 3120
Degrees
  • Ph.D., University of Toronto
  • M.Sc., University of Toronto
  • B.Sc., The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Research interests
  • Algorithms
  • Optimization
  • Spectral Graph Theory
Publications

Lap Chi Lau Publications

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
Edith Law
519-888-4567, ext. 35751
Location: 
DC 3138

Degrees

  • PhD, Machine Learning, Carnegie Mellon University
  • MSc, Computer Science, McGill University
  • BSc, Computer Science, University of British Columbia

Research interests

  • Social computing technology that coordinates small groups to large crowds
  • New models of interactions with machine intelligence
  • How technology can be designed to foster and celebrate certain human values

Publications

Edith Law publications

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
Ondrej Lhotak
519-888-4567, ext. 36654
Location: 
DC 2520
Degrees
  • Ph.D., McGill University (2005)
  • M.Sc., McGill University (2002)
  • B.Math., University of Waterloo (2001)
Research interests
  • My research interests are in programming languages and compilers. My focus is on program analysis of object-oriented languages. I am currently directing most of my attention to Scala.
Publications

Ondřej Lhoták Publications

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
Yuying Li
519-888-4567, ext. 37825
Location: 
DC 3623
Degrees
  • Ph.D., University of Waterloo (1988)
  • M.Math., University of Waterloo (1985)
  • B.Sc., Sichuan University, China (1982)
Research interests
  • Professor Yuying Li's research interests include the design, analysis, and application of computational algorithms for continuous optimization problems.
  • In addition, Li is particularly interested in applying computational optimization methods to practical problems, focusing especially on  application to  data science and computational finance.
Publications

Yuying Li on Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
Noura Limam
519-888-4567, ext. 33501
Location: 
DC 3501

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Université de Pierre et Marie Curie (now Sorbonne Université), France (2007)
  • M.Sc., Université de Pierre et Marie Curie (now Sorbonne Université), France (2002)
  • B.Sc., Ecole Nationale des Sciences de l’Informatique, Tunisia (2001)

Research interests

  • Network operations and management
  • Autonomic networking
  • Software-defined networking
  • Network programmability
  • Network security
  • 5G and beyond mobile networks

Publications

Noura Limam on Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
photo of Professor Jimmy Lin
519-888-4567, ext. 31104
Location: 
DC 3601

Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2004)
  • Master of Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2001)
  • Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2000)

Research interests

  • Natural language processing
  • Information retrieval
  • Data science

Publications

Jimmy Lin Publications

Jimmy Lin on Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
photo of Sihang Liu
Location: 
DC 3528​

Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of Virginia (2022)
  • M.S., University of Virginia (2020)
  • B.S., University of Michigan (2016)
  • B.S., Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2016)

Research interests

  • Computer architecture, especially the design of the next-generation processor, memory, and storage for data center–scale applications
  • Programming and system support for new and emerging architectures
  • Security in computer hardware systems

Publications

Sihang Liu on Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
photo of Professor Yang Lu
Location: 
DC 2627
Degrees
  • Ph.D., Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, University of Southern California, United States (2017)
  • M.S., Computer Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China (2013)
  • B.S., Computer and Software Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China (2010)
Research interests
  • Developing machine learning and statistical methods for genomics and proteomics data analysis using interpretable machine learning, reproducible (error-controlled) machine learning, and heterogeneous data integration
  • Developing interpretation methods to find scientifically interesting and statistically confident hypotheses from complex biological data from single-cell genomics, mass spectrometry-based proteomics, and metagenomics
Publications

Yang Lu on Google Scholar

Group(s): 
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Bin Ma
519-888-4567, ext. 32747
Location: 
DC 3345
Degrees
  • Ph.D., Peking University, China
  • B.Sc., Peking University, China
Research interests
  • I conduct research in bioinformatics. I develop new experimental methods and computer algorithms for the determination of the amino acid sequences of proteins (de novo protein sequencing) by using mass spectrometry.
Publications

Bin Ma on Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
photo of Sujaya Maiyya
Location: 
DC 3353

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Computer Science, University of California, Santa Barbara (2022) 
  • M.Sc., Computer Science, University of California, Santa Barbara (2017)
  • B.E., Information Science, PESIT, Bangalore (2014)

Research interests

  • Distributed data management, fault tolerance, data privacy & security
  • Designing, prototyping, and evaluating data management protocols that strike a balance between efficiency and security in both trusted and untrusted environments

Publications

Sujaya Maiyya on DBLP

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
519-888-4567, ext. 33006
Location: 
DC 2510
Degrees
  • Ph.D., University of Toronto (1998)
  • M.Eng., McMaster University (1990)
  • B.Eng., McMaster University (1988)
Research interests
  • AI, perception and learning, computer vision (motion understanding, event recognition) and computer audio (acoustics, speech, music)
  • Signal processing, electro acoustic measurement and infra sound
Publications

Richard Mann Publications

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
Stephen Mann
519-888-4567, ext. 34526
Location: 
DC 2317
Degrees
  • Ph.D., University of Washington, United States (1992)
  • M.Sc., University of Washington, United States (1988)
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley, United States (1986)
Research interests
  • Curve and Surface Design for Geometric Modeling and Computer Graphics

  • CNC Machining

  • Geometric Algebra and its applications to Computer Graphics

Publications

Stephen Mann on Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
photo of Ali Mashtizadeh
519-888-4567, ext. 30029
Location: 
DC 3504

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Computer Science, Stanford University (2017)
  • M.S., Computer Science, Stanford University (2017)
  • M.Eng., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT (2007)
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, MIT (2006)

Research interests

  • Operating systems, distributed systems, and storage

Publications

Ali José Mashtizadeh on Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
photo of Professor Shane McIntosh
Location: 
DC 3510

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Queen’s University, Canada (2015)
  • M.Sc., Queen’s University, Canada (2011)
  • B.A.Comp., University of Guelph, Canada (2009)

Research interests

  • Empirical methods for software engineering. Broadly speaking, my trainees and I mine historical and operational data that is generated during the development of large-scale software systems to glean actionable insights for software stakeholders.
  • Software delivery. Improving the process of assembling, verifying, and deploying releases of software systems from its sources (a.k.a., release engineering, devops).
  • Software quality. Deriving practical guidelines for developing more reliable and robust software systems.

Publications

Shane McIntosh on Google Scholar

Group(s): 
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Location: 
DC 3355
Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
photo of Mei Nagappan
519-888-4567, ext. 38147
Location: 
DC 3349

Degrees

  • Ph.D., North Carolina State University, United States (2011)
  • M.Sc., North Carolina State University, United States (2008)
  • B.Sc., Anna University, India (2006)

Research interests

  • Empirical Software Engineering, Mining Software Repositories, Mining Mobile App stores
  • Diversity in Software Engineering
  • Software Security, Static Analysis

Publications

Mei Nagappan on Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
photo of Professor Pengyu Nie

Degrees

  • Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin (2023)
  • M.Sc., The University of Texas at Austin (2020)
  • B.Sc., University of Science and Technology of China (2017)

Research interests

  • Machine learning and natural language processing for software engineering, including code completion, generation, and summarization, code and comment co-evolution, etc.
  • Software testing and formal verification, including test completion and generation, machine learning for proof engineering, etc.

Publications

Pengyu Nie on Google Scholar

Pengyu Nie publications

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
Naomi Nishimura
519-888-4567, ext. 34835
Location: 
DC 2344
Degrees
  • Ph.D., University of Toronto (1991)
  • M.Sc., University of Toronto (1988)
  • B.Sc., Yale University, United States (1983)
Research interests
  • Reconfiguration, including both algorithmic and structural investigations of the relationships among solutions to a problem or other entities, as related by step-by-step modifications
  • Parameterized complexity, primarily algorithms, and among algorithms, primarily those involving graphs; considered on its own or in conjunction with reconfiguration
Publications

Naomi Nishimura on DBLP

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
photo of Rafael Oliveira
519-888-4567, ext. 35505
Location: 
DC 3144
Degrees
  • Ph.D., Princeton University, United States (2017)
  • M.Sc., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States (2012)
  • B.Eng., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States (2011)
  • B.Sc., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States (2011)
Research interests
  • Complexity Theory
  • Optimization
  • Geometry
Publications

Rafael Oliveira on Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
Professor Jeff Orchard
519-888-4567, ext. 35037
Location: 
DC 3615
Degrees
  • Ph.D., Simon Fraser University (2003)
  • M.Sc., University of British Columbia (1996)
  • B.Math., University of Waterloo (1994)
Research interests
  • Neural networks and artificial intelligence
  • Neuroscience, and the use of neural networks to understand the computational principles of the brain
  • Biologically-inspired neural learning algorithms
Publications

Jeff Orchard on Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
Professor Tamer Özsu
519-888-4043 or 519-888-4567, ext. 84043
Location: 
DC 3350
Degrees
  • Ph.D., Ohio State University, United States (1983)
  • M.Sc., Ohio State University, United States (1981)
  • M.Sc., Middle East Technical University, Turkey (1978)
  • B.Sc., Middle East Technical University, Turkey (1974)
Research interests
  • My research is on data management. Although I have done work in basic database technologies such as query processing, transaction processing, and database integration, the main focus of my research follows two threads: (1) application of database technology to non-traditional data types, and (2) distributed & parallel data management.

Publications

Tamer Özsu on DBLP

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
Pascal Poupart
519-888-4567, ext. 36239
Location: 
DC 2514
Degrees
  • Ph.D., University of Toronto (2004)
  • M.Sc., University of British Columbia (2000)
  • B.Sc., McGill University (1998)
Research interests
  • Machine Learning, including Reinforcement Learning, Federated Learning, Continual Learning, Self-Supervised Learning, Meta Learning, Few Shot Learning, Causal Learning, Uncertainty Quantification and Calibration
  • Applications of Machine Learning in Natural Language Processing (Conversational Agents, Grammar Error Correction, Automated Text Editing) and Material Design (Bayesian Optimization of catalysts, oxygen carriers and other materials to facilitate desirable chemical reactions for CO2 conversion and CO2 capture)
Publications

Pascal Poupart Publications

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
Prabhakar Ragde
Location: 
DC 2633
Degrees
  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, United States (1986)
  • B.Math., University of Waterloo (1982)
Research interests
  • Functional programming languages and operational semantics
  • Dependent types and their use in proof assistants for verified computations
Publications

Prabhakar Ragde on DBLP

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
photo of Mohammad Salahuddin
519-888-4567
Location: 
DC 3515

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Western Michigan University, United States (2014)
  • M.Sc., Western Michigan University, United States (2003)
  • M.Sc., Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology, Pakistan (2001)
  • B.Sc., University of Karachi (FAST-ICS), Pakistan (1999)

Research interests

  • Machine/Deep learning for networking, including network security, encrypted traffic classification, and resource management in emerging networks
  • Cognitive management in wired and wireless networks
  • Network softwarization, including network virtualization, software-defined networking, and network function virtualization

Publications

Mohammad Salahuddin on Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors; Sessional Lecturers
photo of Professor Semih Salihoğlu
Location: 
DC 3351
Degrees
  • Ph.D., Stanford University (2015)
  • B.Sc., Yale University (2006)
Research interests
  • Database Management Systems
  • Graph Data Management Systems
  • Distributed Data Processing Systems
Publications

Semih Salihoğlu on Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
Eric Schost
519-888-4567, ext. 34668
Location: 
DC 3627

Degrees

  • PhD, École polytechnique, France (2000)
  • MSc, École polytechnique, France (1996)
  • BSc, École normale supérieure de Cachan, France (1995)

Research interests

  • Computer algebra

Publications

Éric Schost on Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
photo of Jeffrey Shallit
519-888-4567, ext. 34804
Location: 
DC 3134

Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, United States (1983)
  • B.A., Princeton University, United States (1979)

Research interests

  • Automata theory and formal languages, combinatorics on words
  • Number theory, combinatorics, algebra with a computational flavor

Publications

Jeffrey Shallit on Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
photo of Professor Freda Shi
Location: 
DC 2522

Education

  • PhD, Computer Science, Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (2023, expected)
  • BS, Intelligence Science and Technology, Peking University (2018)

Research interests

  • Computational linguistics, natural language processing and machine learning: compositional semantics, grounded language acquisition, unsupervised and semi-supervised representation learning, structured prediction, narrative understanding, and information theory for natural language processing

Publications

Freda Shi on Google Scholar

Freda Shi publications

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
photo of Professor Shlomi Steinberg
Location: 
DC 2323

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Computer Science, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA 2023
  • M.Sc., Computer Science and Mathematics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, 2017
  • B.Sc., Computer Science and Mathematics, Open University, Israel, 2015

Research interests

  • Computer graphics, rendering and light transport: accurately modelling and simulating the behaviour of light and its interaction with matter in complex environments
  • Ray and wave optics

Publications

Shlomi Steinberg on DBLP

Shlomi Steinberg on ORCID

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
Arne Storjohann
519-888-4567, ext. 36361
Location: 
DC 3619
Degrees
  • Ph.D., Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH-Zurich, Switzerland (2000)
  • M.Math., University of Waterloo (1994)
  • B.Math., University of Waterloo (1992)
Research interests
  • The design and analysis of algorithms for symbolic and exact linear algebra
  • Computing matrix canonical forms
  • Algorithms for sparse and black-box matrices
Publications

Arne Storjohann on DBLP

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
photo of Professor Chengnian Sun
Location: 
DC 2339
Degrees
  • Ph.D., National University of Singapore, Singapore (2013)
Research interests
  • Software engineering with a focus on software reliability, software security, and developers’ productivity
  • Programming languages
Publications

Chengnian Sun Publications

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
photo of Professor Mina Arashloo
Location: 
DC 3510
Degrees
  • M.A and Ph.D., Computer Science, Princeton University, United States (2019)
  • B.Sc., Computer Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran (2014)
Research interests
  • Networked systems, with a focus on software defined networking (SDN) and programmable data planes
  • Recent focus on how to exploit programmability to create networks that are verifiably robust across the stack, from the protocols themselves down to the switch and network interface card (NIC) hardware that processes packets
Publications

Mina Tahmasbi Arashloo on Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
David Toman
519-888-4567, ext. 34447
Location: 
DC 3344

Degrees

  • PhD, Kansas State University, USA (1996)
  • Mgr (combined BSc/MSc), Masaryk University, Czechoslovakia (1992)

Research interests

  •   Logic in Computer Science
  •   Knowledge Representation
  •   Database and Information Systems

Publications

David Toman on DBPL

David Toman on Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
Richard Trefler
519-888-4567, ext. 37508
Location: 
DC 2336

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Texas at Austin (1999)
  • M.S., Computer Science, University of Texas at Austin (1994)
  • B.A., Economics and Philosophy, University of Toronto (1986)

Research interests

  • Application of automated reasoning tools, such as model checkers, to the analysis of reactive systems, including computer hardware and software systems; embedded systems; and routing and communication protocols (of particular interest are compositional reasoning and abstraction techniques for coping with the state explosion problem in model checking)
  • Visual notations for describing systems and their specifications; automata on infinite objects; temporal, modal, and description logics; Internet-based routing and communication protocols; and analysis of parameterized systems

Publications

Richard Trefler on DBPL

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
photo of Olga Veskler
Location: 
DC 3136
Degrees
  • Ph.D., Cornell University, United States (1999)
  • M.Sc., Cornell University, United States (1999)
  • B.A., New York University, United States (1995)
Research interests
  • Computer vision, machine learning, deep learning, discrete optimization, graph algorithms
  • Image segmentation, semantic segmentation, salient object detection
Publications

Olga Veksler on Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
Daniel Vogel
519-888-4567, ext. 33561
Location: 
DC 3145
Degrees
  • Ph.D., University of Toronto (2010)
  • M.Sc., University of Toronto (2005)
  • B.FA., Emily Carr University of Art + Design (1996)
  • B.A., Western University (1993)
Research interests
  • Human-computer interaction, interaction techniques, virtual and augmented reality
  • Fundamental characteristics of human input focusing on topics, such as pointing, learning, and manipulation
  • Novel forms of interaction for current and future computing form factors, such as tangibles, mid-air gestures, and whole-body input, for everything from on-body wearable devices and mobile phones, to large displays and mixed reality
Publications

Daniel Vogel on Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
Justin Wan
519-888-4567, ext. 34468
Location: 
DC 3625
Degrees
  • Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles (1998)
  • M.A., University of California, Los Angeles (1995)
  • B.Sc., Chinese University of Hong Kong, China (1992)
Research interests
  • Advanced techniques in scientific computing and computer graphics simulation of physical phenomena
  • ​Medical image processing: CT scan image enhancement, tracking of cell images, image restoration, segmentation, registration
  • Machine learning and neural network model for computational finance such as option pricing and hedging
Publications

Justin Wan Publications

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
photo of Professor Stephen M. Watt
519-888-4567, ext. 35170
Location: 
DC 3621

Degrees

  • PhD, Computer Science, University of Waterloo (1986) 
  • MMath, Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo (1981) 
  • BSc, Hon. Mathematics and Hon. Physics, University of New Brunswick (1979)

Research interests

To make computers handle mathematics intelligently. This work has centered on the following key questions:

  • Programming Languages: What language ideas and technology can improve mathematical software?
  • Algorithms and Domains: How can we expand the areas amenable to effective symbolic computation?
  • Interfaces: How should computer algebra systems interact with each other and other software?
  • Knowledge Management: How to organize and query the world’s mathematical knowledge?
  • Collaboration: What software solutions can enhance mathematical collaboration, including mathematical handwriting recognition?
  • On-line STEM Education: How can mathematically sophisticated software improve learning of STEM subjects?

Publications

Stephen M. Watt publications

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
Grant Weddell
519-888-4567, ext. 34463
Location: 
DC 3346

Degrees

  • PhD, University of Toronto, 1987
  • MSc, University of British Columbia, 1980
  • BSc, University of British Columbia, 1976

Research interests

  • Structured data integration, with a focus on entity reference
  • Query evaluation in both closed and open worlds, with a focus on view-based query rewriting
  • Logic in computer science

Publications

Grant Weddell on DBPL

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
Bernard Wong
519-888-4567, ext. 31301
Location: 
DC 3514

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Cornell University, USA (2011)
  • M.Sc., Cornell University, USA (2007)
  • B.A.Sc, University of Waterloo, Canada (2003)

Research interests

  • Distributed systems and networking, with particular emphasis on problems involving blockchains, cloud and serverless computing, and distributed storage systems

Publications

Bernard Wong on DBPL

Bernard Wong publications

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
photo of Meng Xu
Location: 
DC 2639

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, United States (2020)
  • B.Eng., Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2014)
  • B.Bus., Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2014)

Research interests

  • System and software security
  • Program analysis, testing and verification

Publications

Meng Xu Publications

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
Yaoliang Yu
519-888-4567, ext. 34469
Location: 
DC 3617
Degrees
  • Ph.D., University of Alberta (2013)
  • M.Sc., Fudan University, China (2008)
  • B.Sc., Fudan University, China (2005)
Research interests
  • Machine Learning, including generative modelling, representation learning, robustness, and kernel methods, as well as application to computer vision and natural language processing
  • Optimization Algorithms, including convex and non convex optimization, distributed and federated learning, iteration complexity bounds, robust and stochastic optimization
Publications

Yaoliang Yu on Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
photo of Hong Zhang
Location: 
DC 3530

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2019)
  • B.Sc. and M.Sc., Electronics and Communications Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China (2013)

Research interests

  • Large-scale data analytics
  • Distributed ML training and serving systems
  • Application and network scheduling
  • Data center networking
  • Serverless computing and cloud computing

Publications

Hong Zhang on Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
photo of Hongyang Zhang
519-888-4567, ext. 41337
Location: 
DC 2641
Degrees
  • Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, United States (2019)
  • M.Sc., Carnegie Mellon University, United States (2018)
  • M.Sc., Peking University, China (2015)
Research interests
  • Machine Learning
  • AI Security and Privacy
  • Trustworthy Machine Learning
Publications

Hongyang Zhang on Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
Photo of Yizhou Zhang
Location: 
DC 2508

Degrees

  • PhD, Cornell University (2019)
  • MS, Cornell University (2016)
  • BS, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2012)

Research interests

Programming languages: design, implementation, and theory

Publications

Yizhou Zhang on Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
Professor Jian Zhao
519-888-4567, ext. 32987
Location: 
DC 3129
Degrees
  • Ph.D., University of Toronto (2016)
Research interests
  • Dr. Zhao’s research focuses on the areas of Information Visualization (InfoVis), Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), and Data Science. He develops advanced interaction and visualization techniques that promote the interplay between humans, machines, and data.
  • His research aims to boost the efficiency of real-world data analysis, exploration, and presentation activities that involve a large amount of data, various complicated models, and a diverse group of analysts.
Publications

Jian Zhao on Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Faculty→Professors
photo of Professor Victor Zhong
Location: 
DC 2637

Degrees

  • PhD, Computer Science, University of Washington (2023)
  • Master of Science, Computer Science, Stanford University (2016)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science, Computer Engineering, University of Toronto (2014)

Research interests

  • Machine learning
  • Natural language processing
  • Reinforcement learning
  • Artificial intelligence

Publications

Victor Zhong on Google Scholar

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Faculty→Professors