Daniel G. Brown

David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
University of Waterloo

Ph.D. (Computer Science), Cornell, 2000
S.B. (Mathematics with Computer Science), MIT, 1995

(Me, with chickenpox spots, February 2007. Not pleasant.)
(Many more cute photos of Rover, who died in January 2018 after a life full of wagging and snuggling)
(A formal photo of me from early 2005, which I really liked)
(A photo from when I was in grad school. People sometimes are surprised that this photo is here, but I think it's fun to remember where we come from.)

I perform research on bioinformatics, music information retrieval and computational creativity.

I am the Treasurer of the Faculty Association of the University of Waterloo (FAUW), which is the official representative of Waterloo's faculty members. Answers to most important questions about FAUW are on our website, or can be obtained by contacting our fantastic Executive Manager, Erin Windibank.

You may find my CV in .pdf or HTML versions here. My Google Scholar page lists my publications. The summaries below don't link to papers, but they should all be in my Scholar record; if it's confusing, let me know.

Research projects


These are the courses I have taught at UW:

Regrettably, I haven't taught much in the past several years; see the next section for the primary reason why I haven't.


I have a bad habit of saying "yes", which has resulted in my serving in a number of administrative roles.

Non-work-related things

I've decided to put these on their own page. You can find out more about me as a person here.

And finally, I am not the bestselling author Dan Brown, nor are we related. I don't like his writing. We have corresponded in the past, but that was long ago. Please don't send me fan mail or threats.

David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
University of Waterloo
200 University Ave., W.
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada
voice: 519-888-4567 x36278
email: dan.brown@uwaterloo.ca

last updated 2 july 2016