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This directory includes regular CS Department faculty, adjunct faculty and faculty with joint appointments. All email addresses are @cs.ucla.edu, unless indicated otherwise. Click on faculty names to see their personal web pages.


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AFANASYEV (1)Alexander Afanasyev, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Computer Science
PhD (2013) UCLA
UCLA Chancellor’s Award For PostDoc Research
Research: Named Data Networking (NDN), Information-Centric Networking (ICN)
email: afanasev | office: BH 4809 | tel: 310-825-1322 | fax: 310-794-5056


AVIZIENISAlgirdas Avizienis, Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Computer Science
PhD (1960) University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
IEEE Fellow, IEEE CS Technical Achievement Award
Research: computer system architecture and design, fault-tolerant computing, digital arithmetic
email: aviz | office: BH 4731F | tel: 310-825-3028 | fax: 310-825-2273


bagrodia2Rajive Bagrodia, Emeritus Professor of Computer Science
PhD (1987) University of Texas, Austin
Research: wireless networks, mobile computing and communications, network simulation and analysis, parallel and distributed computing
email: rajive | office: BH 3531 | tel: 310-825-0956 | fax: 310-794-5056


cardenas.jpgAlfonso F. Cardenas, Emeritus Professor of Computer Science
PhD (1969) UCLA
Research: database management, distributed heterogeneous and multimedia systems, information systems, medical informatics, legal and IP issues, software engineering
email: cardenas| office: BH 3732E  tel: 310-825-7550 |fax: 310-825-7578


carlyle-NEW#Jack Carlyle, Emeritus Professor of Computer Science
PhD (1961) University of California, Berkeley
Research: communication, computation theory and practice, algorithms and complexity, discrete system theory, developmental and probabilistic systems
email: jwc | office: BH 3731D | tel: 310-825-1617 | fax: 310-825-7578


JOHN-CHO-NEW#2Junghoo (John) Cho, Professor of Computer Science
PhD (2002) Stanford University
Research: internet search engines, database systems, information  management systems, digital libraries, large-scale internet data  management
email: cho | office: BH 3531H | tel: 310-571-8240 | fax: 310-794-5056


WESLEY-CHUWesley Chu, Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Computer Science
PhD (1966) Stanford University
IEEE Fellow, IEEE Life Fellow, IEEE CS Technical Achievement Award
Research: distributed processing and distributed database systems, intelligent information systems
email: wwc | office: BH 3731H | tel: 310-825-2047 | fax: 310-825-7578


CONDIE-PICTyson Condie, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Symantec Chair in Computer Science
PhD (2011) UC Berkeley
Research: Provide appropriate data management toolkits for the data scientist
email: tcondie |office: BH 3532E | tel: 310-825-4740 | fax: 310-825-7578


J-CONG-PICJason (Jingsheng) Cong, Professor of Computer Science
PhD (1990) University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow; IEEE CASS Technical Achievement Award
Research: computer-aided design of VLSI circuits; fault-tolerant designs of VLSI systems; design and analysis of algorithms
email: cong | office: BH 4731J | tel: 310-206-2775 | fax: 310-825-2273



DARWICHE-PICAdnan Darwiche, Professor of Computer Science
PhD (1993) Stanford University
AAAI Fellow
Research: probabilistic and logical reasoning and its applications, including diagnosis, planning, and system design and analysis
email: darwiche | office: BH 4532D | tel: 310-206-5201 | fax: 310-794-5057


DISTEFANO-NEW-PICJoseph DiStefano III, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, Medicine & Biomedical Engineering
PhD (1966) UCLA
Research: biocybernetics, computational systems biology and physiology; biomedical systems modeling and control; integrative cancer biology; optimal drug therapy; intelligent software for automated biomodeling
email: joed | office: BH 4711 | tel: 310-825-7482 | fax: 310-825-2273


DYER-PICMichael G. Dyer, Professor of Computer Science
PhD (1982) Yale University
Research: processing and acquisition of natural language through symbolic, connectionist and genetic algorithm techniques
email: dyer | office: BH 4532F | tel: 310-206-6674 | fax: 310-794-5057



EGGERT-PICPaul Eggert, Lecturer of Computer Science
PhD (1980) UCLA
Research: software design and engineering; programming language design and implementation; software internationalization
office: BH 4532J | tel: 310-267-2254 | fax: 310-794-5057


Jason Ernst, Assistant Professor of Biological Chemistry and Computer ScienceERNST-PIC PhD (2008) Carnegie Mellon University
Research: computational biology, bioinformatics; machine learning
email: jason.ernst at ucla dot edu | office: BSRB 314 | tel:310-825-3658| fax: 310-206-5272


MILOS-PICMilos D. Ercegovac, Distinguished Professor
PhD (1975) University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
IEEE Fellow, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts Member
Research: computer arithmetic and hardware-oriented algorithms, design of digital and reconfigurable systems
email: milos | office: BH 4731H | tel: 310-825-5414 | fax: 310-825-2273


ELEAZAR--ESKIN-PICEleazar Eskin, Assistant Professor of Computer Science
PhD (2002) Columbia University
Research: bioinformatics, computational biology, machine learning
email: eeskin | office: MS 2915 | tel: 310-825-3886 | fax: 310-825-2273


D-ESTRIN-PICDeborah Estrin, Adjunct Professor of Computer Science
PhD (1985) MIT
AAAS Fellow, ACM Fellow, IEEE Fellow
Research: embedded networked sensing, wireless sensing applications, environmental monitoring; network protocols
email: destrin | office: BH 3531 | tel: 310-206-3923 | fax: 310-206-3053



GAFNI--PICEliezer Gafni, Professor of Computer Science
PhD (1982) MIT
Research: distributed algorithms, mathematical programming with application to data networks, computer science theory
email: eli | office: BH 3731F | tel: 310-825-3211 | fax: 310-825-7578


GERLA-PICMario Gerla, Professor of Computer Science and Department Chairman, Jonathan B. Postel Chair in Networking
PhD (1973) UCLA
IEEE Fellow
Research: wireless ad hoc networks, peer to peer communications, dynamic spectrum access, wireless security, mobile health system
email: gerla | office: BH 3732F | tel: 310-825-4367 | fax: 310-825-7578


SHEILA-GREIBACHSheila Greibach, Emeritus Professor of Computer Science
PhD (1963) Harvard University
Research: algorithms and computational complexity, program schemes and semantics, formal languages and automata theory and computability
email: greibach | office: BH 3731D | tel: 310-825-1617 | fax: 310-825-7578



HALPERIN-E-01X143Eran Halperin, Professor of Computer Science
PhD (2001) Tel-Aviv University
The Juludan Research Fund Prize, Krill Prize
Research: computational biology, machine learning, algorithms, population genetics, statistical genetics
email: ehalperin | office: BH 3531F | tel: 310-825-7372 | fax: 310-794-5056


HECKERMAN-PICDavid Heckerman, Adjunct Professor of Computer Science
PhD (1979) University of California Los Angeles
Research: learning from data; graphical models; data analysis and visualization in biology and medicine; design of HIV vaccines; genome-wide association studies
email: heckerma@microsoft.com | office: BH 4732 | tel: 310-824-0458



JACOBSON-PICVan Jacobson, Adjunct Professor of Computer Science
MS (1972) University of Arizona
ACM Fellow, Member of National Academy of Engineering
Research: internet architecture, named data network (NDN)
email: vanj@google.com | office: BH 4732 | tel: 650-529-0233



KAY-PICAlan Kay, Adjunct Professor of Computer Science
PhD (1969) University of Utah
ACM A.M. Turing Award, Kyoto Prize; AAAS Fellow, NAE Fellow, RSA Fellow
Research: object-oriented programming; personal computing; graphical user interfaces
email: | office: BH 4732 | tel: 310-825-1322 | fax:310-825-7578


KIM-PIC-9-1-15Miryung Kim, Associate Professor of Computer Science
PhD (2008) University of Washington
NSF CAREER Award, Google Faculty Research Award
Research: software engineering, software evolution, software analysis algorithm and development Tools
email: miryung | office: BH 4532H | tel: 310-825-2858 | fax: 310-794-5057


KLEINROCK-PICLeonard Kleinrock, Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Computer Science
PhD (1963) MIT
AAAS, IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow; L.M. Ericsson Prize, NAE Charles Stark Draper Prize
Research: queueing theory, packet switching networks, packet radio networks, local area networks, broadband networks, nomadic computing, peer-to-peer networks, intelligent agents
email: lk | office: BH 3732G | tel: 310-825-2543 | fax: 310-825-7578


KLINGER-PICAllen Klinger, Emeritus Professor of Computer Science
PhD (1966) University of California, Berkeley
IEEE Fellow
Research: image analysis, pattern analysis, database systems, computer education
email: klinger | office: BH 4532 | tel: 310-825-4033 | fax: 310-794-5057


KOHLER-PICEddie Kohler, Adjunct Associate Professor of Computer Science
PhD (2001) MIT
Research: operating systems, software architecture, network measurement, network protocol design, programming language techniques for improving systems software
email: kohler | office: BH 4732 | tel: 310-267-5450 | fax: 310-794-5057


KORF-PICRichard Korf, Professor of Computer Science and Vice Chair of Undergraduate Studies
PhD (1983) Carnegie-Mellon University
AAAI Fellow
Research: artificial intelligence, including problem-solving, heuristic search, planning and parallel processing
email: korf | office: BH 4532E | tel: 310-206-5383 | fax: 310-794-5057



LEE-PICChristopher Lee, Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Professor of Computer Science
Ph.D. (1993) Stanford University
MIT Technology Review TR100 Award, Searle Scholar Award
Research: Bioinformatics; statistical inference
email: | office: 601A Boyer | tel: 310-825-7374 | fax: 310-206-4038


LEVINE-PICLeon Levine, Emeritus Senior Lecturer of Computer Science
MS (1949) MIT
Research: computer methodology
email: levine | office: BH 4532 | tel: 310-825-4033 | fax: 310-794-5057


LU-PICSongwu Lu, Professor of Computer Science
PhD (2003) University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
IEEE Fellow
Research: wireless networking, mobile computing, network security system, sensor networks, network middleware
email: slu | office: BH 4731C | tel: 310-794-9289 | fax: 310-825-2273



MAJUMDAR-PICRupak Majumdar, Adjunct Professor of Computer Science
PhD (2003) University of California, Berkeley
Research: formal verification and control of systems, software verification and programming languages, game theoretic problems in verification, logic and automata theory
email: rupak | office: BH 4532 | tel: 310-825-4033 | fax: 310-794-5057


MCNAMEE-PICLawrence P. McNamee, Emeritus Professor of Computer Science
PhD (1964) University of Pittsburgh
Research: computer graphics, discrete simulation, digital filtering, computer-aided design, LSI fabrication techniques, printed circuit board design
email: mcnamee | office: BH 4532 | tel: 310-825-4033 | fax: 310-794-5057


MEKA-PORTRAIT-PICRaghu Meka, Assistant Professor of Computer Science
PhD (2011) University of Texas at Austin
Research: complexity theory, learning theory, algorithms, probability theory
email: raghum | office: BH 3732 H | tel: 310-825-7879 | fax: 310-794-5057


MILLSTEIN-PIC-NEWTodd Millstein, Professor of Computer Science
PhD (2003) University of Washington
Research: programming language design, static type systems, program analysis, software model checking, formal methods, compilers
email: todd | office: BH 4532K | tel: 310-825-5942 | fax: 310-794-5057


MUNTZ-PICRichard R. Muntz, Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Computer Science
PhD (1969) Princeton University
ACM Fellow, IEEE Fellow
Research: distributed and parallel database systems, temporal data models and query processing, knowledge discovery in database systems, computer performance evaluation
email: muntz | office: BH 4731 D | tel: 310-825-4033 | fax: 310-794-5056



nachenberg.jpgCarey Nachenberg, Adjunct Professor of Computer Science
MS (1995) UCLA
Research: Anti-virus and intrusion detection technology
email: kip | office: BH 4531N | tel: 424- 750-7519


NAHAPETIAN-PICAni Nahapetian, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Computer Science
PhD (2007) UCLA
Research: hardware-based system security, embedded systems, mobile and wireless health systems, algorithms for reconfigurable computing
email: ani | office: BH 3532 | tel: 310-825-1322 | fax: 310-794-5056



OSHER-PICStanley Osher, Professor of Mathematics, Professor of Computer Science
PhD (1966) New York University
NAS Member, SIAM Kleinman Prize, ICIAM Pioneer Prize
Research: applied mathematics, numerical methods for PDEs, level set methods; applications to image processing
email:  | office: MS 7619F | tel: 310-825-1758 | fax: 310-206-6673


OSTROVSKY-PICRafail Ostrovsky, Professor of Computer Science, Professor of Mathematics
PhD (1992) MIT
Research: theory of computation, cryptography and security, distributed algorithms, high-dimensional search, routing and flow control in communication networks
email: rafail | office: BH 3732D | tel: 310-206-5283 | fax: 310-825-7578



PALSBERG-PICJens Palsberg, PProfessor of Computer Science, Professor of Mathematics
PhD (1992) University Of Aarhus
Research: compilers, embedded systems, programming languages, software engineering, information security
email: palsberg | office: BH 4531K | tel: 310-825-6320 | fax: 310-794-5057


PAO-PICPeter S. Pao, Adjunct Professor of Computer Science
PhD (1975) University of Michigan
Research: System Engineering
email: peterspao@ucla.edu | office: BH 4531A | tel: 310-825-4033 | fax: 310-794-5057


PARKER-PICD. Stott Parker, Professor of Computer Science
PhD (1978) University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Research: data mining, bioinformatics, database management and scientific data management, modeling
email: stott | office: BH 3532H | tel: 310-825-6871 | fax: 310-794-5056


PAU-PICTUREGiovanni Pau, Adjunct Professor of Computer Science
PhD (1998) University of Bologna
Research: mobile computer network environments, wired and wireless networks, distributed systems: Internet information systems, replication, peer-to-peer, overlay networks
email: gpau | office: BH 3803A | tel: 310-206-3212 | fax: 310-794-5056


PEARL-PICJudea Pearl, Chancellor’s Professor of Computer Science and Emeritus Professor of Computer Science
PhD (1965) Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn
ACM A.M. Turing Award, Member: NAS, NAE, Fellow: AAAS,IEEE, ACM,  AAAI. Prizes: Technion Harvey Prize, Rumelhart Prize, Benjamin Franklin Medal, Allen Newell Award, LSE Lakatos Prize, Dickson Prize, AI Research Excellence Award.
Research: artificial intelligence and knowledge representation, probabilistic and causal reasoning, philosophy of science
email: judea | office: BH 4515 | tel: 310-825-3243 | fax: 310-794-5057


PONTKONJAK-PICMiodrag Potkonjak, Professor of Computer Science
PhD (1991) University of California, Berkeley
Research: complex distributed systems, embedded systems, communication designs, computer-aided design, ad hoc sensor networks, computational security, electronic commerce, IP protection
email: miodrag | office: BH 3532G | tel: 310-825-0790| fax: 310-794-5056



ramin_ramezani (1)Ramin Ramezani, Adjunct Professor of Computer Science
PhD (2014) Imperial College, London
Research: logic and AI, inductive logic programming, constraint solving, machine learning, combined reasoning, signal processing, health analytics, wireless health
email: raminr@ucla.edu | office: BH 3536N | tel: 310-794-5616| fax: 310-794-5056


REIHER-PICPeter Reiher, Adjunct Professor of Computer Science
PhD (1987) UCLA
Research: file systems, network and computer security, distributed operating systems, ubiquitous computing, optimistic methods in computing, parallel discrete event simulation
email: reiher | office: BH 3564 | tel: 310-825-8332 | fax: 310-794-5056


REINMAN-PICGlenn Reinman, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Vice Chair of Graduate Studies
PhD (2001) University of California, San Diego
Research: processor architecture design and optimization, speculative execution, profile-guided optimization, finding and exploiting instruction-level parallelism
email: reinman |office: BH 4731G |tel: 310-794-9755 | fax: 310-825-2273


RENNELS-PICDavid A. Rennels, Emeritus Associate Professor of Computer Science
PhD (1973) UCLA
Research: computer systems architecture, fault-tolerant computing, modular architectures for VLSI implementation
email: rennels | office: BH 4732 | tel: 310-825-4033 | fax: 310-825-2273



SAHAI-PICAmit Sahai, Professor of Computer Science
PhD (2000) MIT
Sloan Research Fellow
Research: theoretical computer science, foundations of cryptography, computer security
email: sahai | office: BH 3731E | tel: 310-267-4982 | fax: 310-825-7578


SANADIDI-PICM.Y. “Medy” Sanadidi, Emeritus Professor of Computer Science
PhD (1982) UCLA
Research: congestion control and adaptive multimedia streaming in heterogeneous networks, analytic modeling of computer and communications systems
email: medy | office: BH 3532 | tel: 310-825-1322 | fax: 310-794-5056


sriram (2)Sriram Sankararaman, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Assistant Professor of Human Genetics
PhD (2010) UC Berkeley
Research: computational biology, statistical genomics, statistical machine learning, probabilistic graphical models, bayesian statistics
email: sriram | office: BH 4531D | tel: 310-825-3219 | fax: 310-794-5057


MAJID-image (2)Majid Sarrafzadeh, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science
PhD (1987) University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
IEEE Fellow
Research: Health Analytics, Embedded Systems, Wireless Health, and Algorithm Design
email: majid | office: BH 3532C | tel: 310-794-4303 | fax: 310-794-5056


FABIEN-SCALZO-PICFabien Scalzo, Assistant Professor in Residence
PhD (2007) University of Liege
BAEF Fellow, NSF China Young Scholar Award
Research: Medical Images, Machine Learning, Biomedical Informatics
email: fab | office: BH 4532B | tel: 310-206-3372 | fax: 310-794-5056


Professor Fei Sha (Photo: Jon Vidar)Fei Sha, Associate Professor of Computer Science
PhD (2007) University of Pennsylvania
Sloan Research Fellow, Young Investigator Award
Research: Statistical Machine Learning, Principled Probabilistic Models and Algorithms
email: feisha | office: BH 3732J | tel: 310-206-4395 | fax: 310-794-5057


SHERSTOV-PICAlexander Sherstov, Associate Professor
PhD (2009) University of Texas at Austin
Research: theoretical computer science
email: sherstov | office: BH 3731J | tel: 310-267-0866 | fax: 310-825-7578


smallberg.jpgDavid Smallberg, Lecturer of Computer Science
MS (1978) UCLA
Research: computer science education, programming languages, generic programming, student software analysis
email: das | office: BH 4532G | tel: 310-267-4665 | fax: 310-794-5057


SOATTO-PICStefano Soatto, Professor of Computer Science
PhD (1996) California Institute of Technology
IEEE Fellow, David Marr Prize
Research: computer vision, machine learning, robotics
email: soatto | office: BH 3531D | tel: 310-825-4840 | fax: 310-794-5056


SRIVASTAVA-PICMani Srivastava, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Professor of Computer Science
PhD (1992) University of California, Berkeley
IEEE Fellow
Research: wireless networked and embedded systems, DSP VLSI
email: | office: BH 6731H | tel: 310-267-2098


YIZHOU-SUNYizhou Sun, Assistant Professor of Computer Science
PhD (2012) University of Illinois @ Urbana Champaign
NSF Career Award
Research: data mining, database systems, information retrieval, machine learning and network science
email: yzsun | office: BH 3531E | tel: 310-825-7372 | fax: 310-794-5056



AMEET-TALWALKAR-PICAmeet Talwalkar, Assistant Professor of Computer Science
PhD (2010) New York University
Research: Statistical Machine Learning, Scalable Data Analytics, Computational Genomics
email: ameet | office: BH 4531F | tel: 310-206-4842 | fax: 310-794-5057


TAMIR-PICYuval Tamir, Associate Professor of Computer Science
PhD (1985) University of California, Berkeley
Research: parallel and distributed systems, fault-tolerant computing; multicore architectures, virtualization, cluster computing (OS, middleware), interconnection networks and switches, reliable network services
email: tamir | office: BH 4531J | tel: 310-206-2852 | fax: 310-794-5057


TERZOP-CURRENTDemetri Terzopoulos, Distinguished Professor and Chancellor’s Professor of Computer Science
PhD (1984) MIT
FRS, FRSC, ACM Fellow, IEEE Fellow, Guggenheim Fellow, European Academy of Sciences Member; Academy Award, PAMI Distinguished Researcher Award, ICCV Helmholtz Prize
Research: computer graphics, computer vision, medical image analysis, computer-aided design, artificial life/intelligence
email: dt | office: BH 4531G | tel: 310-206-6946 | fax: 310-794-5057



GUY-PICGuy Van den Broeck, Assistant Professor of Computer Science
PhD (2013) KU Leuven
Research: machine learning, knowledge representation and reasoning, applications of probabilistic reasoning and learning, artificial intelligence
email : guyvdb | office : BH 4531E | tel : 310-206-6552 | fax: 310-794-5057


VARGHESE-PIC

George Varghese, Professor of Computer Science and Chancellor’s Professor of Computer Science
PhD (1993) MIT
ACM Fellow, ACM SIGCOMM Lifetime Achievement Award, Kobayashi Award
Research:  network verification, network algorithmics
email: varghese | office: BH 4531C | tel: 310-825-7649 | fax: 310-794-5057


VIDAL-PIC

Jacques Vidal, Emeritus Professor of Computer Science
PhD (1961) University of Paris
Research: neuromimetic information processing; pattern recognition, neural networks, fuzzy systems and genetic search, multimedia communication for engineering and science education
email: vidal | office: BH 4532 | tel: 310-825-4033 | fax: 310-794-5057



WEI-WANG-PIC
Wei Wang
, Professor of Computer Science
PhD (1999) University of California, Los Angeles
Research: Data Mining, Bioinformatics, Database Systems
email: weiwang | office: BH 3531G | tel: 310-794-0009 | fax: 310-794-5056


WARTH-NEWAlessandro Warth, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Computer Science
PhD (2009) University of California, Los Angeles
Research: programming language design and implementation, rapid prototyping, improving the programming experience
email: awarth | office: BH 4532M | tel: 310-206-2099 | fax: 310-794-5057



YUILLE-PICAlan Yuille, Professor of Statistics, Professor of Computer Science
PhD (1981) University of Cambridge
IEEE Fellow; David Marr Prize
Research: computer vision, statistical modeling and computing, machine learning
email: | office: MS 8967 | tel: 310-267-5383 | fax: 310-206-5668



ZANIOLO-PICCarlo Zaniolo, N.E. Friedmann Chair in Knowledge Science, Professor of Computer Science
PhD (1976) UCLA
Research: knowledge-based systems, database systems, non-monotonic reasoning, spatio/temporal reasoning, scientific databases
email: zaniolo | office: BH 3532D | tel: 310-825-8137 | fax: 310-794-5056


ZHANG-PICLixia Zhang, Professor of Computer Science
PhD (1989) MIT
ACM Fellow, IEEE Fellow, IEEE Internet Award
Research: Internet architecture and protocol designs, security in large scale and open systems, named data networking
email: lixia | office: BH 3713 | tel: 310-825-2695 | fax: 310-825-7578


S-ZHU-PICSong Chun Zhu, Professor of Statistics, Professor of Computer Science
PhD (1996) Harvard University
David Marr Prize
Research: computer vision, statistical modeling and computing, vision and visual arts, machine learning
email: sczhu | office: BH 9494 | tel: 310-206-8693 | fax: 310-206-8693