George Varghese
Professor of Computer Science
Varghese’s research interests are in network verification and network algorithmics, where he has made pioneering contributions. He was most recently a principal researcher at Microsoft Research. Varghese has previously been on the faculty of UC San Diego and Washington University in St. Louis. His honors include the IEEE Kobayashi Award for Computers and Communications and the SIGCOMM Lifetime Award. Varghese is a Fellow of the ACM. Several of the algorithms he helped develop appear in commercial systems. He is the author a textbook on building fast Internet devices called “Network Algorithmics” published by Morgan-Kaufman in 2004. He received his Ph.D. from MIT.

Tony Nowatzki
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Nowatzki’s research interests include hardware/software co-design, and architectural modeling and applications of mathematical optimization. Nowatzki has received a Google fellowship in computer architecture, and three best paper awards across architecture and programming language conferences. He joins UCLA following his doctoral studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Yizhou Sun
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Sun’s research interest is in mining information and social networks, and more generally in data mining, machine learning, and network science, with a focus at modeling novel problems and proposing scalable algorithms for large-scale, real-world applications, such as academic databases, social media, and healthcare data. Her honors include the NSF CAREER Award, the Yahoo Academic Career Enhancement Award and ACM SIGKDD Dissertation Award. Sun received her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She joins UCLA following a tenure-track faculty position at Northeastern University.

Eran Halperin
Professor of Computer Science, and of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Halperin is focused on developing computational methods for the analysis of genomic data in the context of disease studies. Prior to UCLA, he was a faculty of Tel-Aviv University, where he also received his Ph.D. He previously held research and faculty positions in the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) in Berkeley, in Princeton, and in UC Berkeley. He received various honors, most recently the Krill Prize for Excellence in Scientific Research, and the Juludan Research Fund Prize. He also has a faculty appointment in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.