Computer Science

2013-14 General Catalog

Baskin School of Engineering
(831) 459-2158

Program Description | Course Descriptions | Games and Playable Media Courses

Faculty and Professional Interests


Martín Abadi, Emeritus

Dimitris Achlioptas
Analysis of algorithms, machine learning, random structures

Luca de Alfaro
Reputation systems, crowdsourcing game theory, formal methods

Scott A. Brandt
Operating systems, storage systems, real-time systems

Cormac Flanagan
Programming languages, computer security, web programming, concurrency, verification, type systems, dynamic analysis

Lise Getoor
Data  science, machine learning, large-scale networks, databases, artificial intelligence

David P. Helmbold
Machine learning, computational learning theory, analysis of algorithms

Harry D. Huskey, Emeritus

Phokion G. Kolaitis, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science
Principles of database systems, logic in computer science, and computational complexity

Robert A. Levinson, Emeritus

Suresh K. Lodha
Visualization, vision, innovation

Darrell D. E. Long
Storage systems, distributed computing systems, operating systems, mobile computing, performance evaluation, fault tolerance, computer security, multimedia, and video-on-demand systems

Michael Mateas
Artificial Intelligence (AI) for art and entertainment, game AI, AI and creativity, AI-based interactive storytelling, autonomous characters

Charles E. McDowell
Programming languages, parallel computing, and computer science education

Ethan L. Miller
Archival storage systems, non-hierarchical file systems and metadata management, non-volatile memory and next-generation storage, scalable file systems, reliable and secure storage, distributed systems, information retrieval, and computer security

Alex T. Pang
Uncertainty visualization, tensor visualization, scientific visualization, comparative visualization, collaboration software, virtual reality interfaces

Ira Pohl, Emeritus

Neoklis Polyzotis
Databases, online database turning, crowdsourcing, and scientific data management

Wang-Chiew Tan
Database systems: data provenance, information integration

R. Michael Tanner, Emeritus

Allen Van Gelder
Logic programming algorithms, parallel algorithms, complexity, programming languages, automated theorem proving, scientific visualization

Marilyn Walker
Dialogue systems, natural language processing, computer games, human-computer interaction, machine learning, artificial intelligence

Manfred K. Warmuth
Online learning, machine learning, statistical decision theory, game theory, analysis of algorithms

E. James Whitehead Jr.
Software engineering, software evolution, software bug prediction, level design in computer games, procedural content generation

Associate Professor

James E. Davis
Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICTD), technology for global social issues, human computation, computational photography, computer vision, computer graphics

Noah Wardrip-Fruin
Digital media, computer games, electronic literature, software studies

Assistant Professor

Arnav Jhala
Artificial Intelligence: storytelling in games, intelligent machinima generation, smart graphics, and intelligent user interfaces

Adjunct Professor

Don Chamberlin
Database languages and systems, document processing

Linda Werner
Software engineering, computer-science education, testing, social issues

Associate Adjunct

Carlos Maltzahn
Scalable file system data and metadata management, storage Quality of Service (QoS), data management games, network intermediaries, information retrieval and cooperation dynamics

Balder ten Cate
Data management, logic, algorithms, and complexity

Thomas Schwarz
Reliability and security in storage systems

Assistant Adjunct Professor

Reiner Kraft
Data mining, contextual analysis, contextual/semantic search


Wesley Mackey
Compiler construction, programming languages

Patrick Tantalo
Graph theory, combinatorics, optimization, algorithms

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Lawrence Andrews (Film and Digital Media)
Film and video production, documentary, installation and media art, sound, animation

Alexandre Brandwajn (Computer Engineering)
Performance modeling; queueing network models of computer systems and operating systems; computer architecture

Pak K. Chan, Emeritus (Computer Engineering)

Gabriel Elkaim
Embedded systems; robust software architectures for real-time reactive systems; sensor fusion; guidance, navigation, and control (GNC) system identification; robust and advanced control schemes; feedback control systems; robotics; unmanned autonomous vehicles (UAVs); and cooperative control

F. Joel Ferguson (Computer Engineering)
Fault diagnosis, failure analysis, logic fault modeling, digital test pattern generation, design-for-test of digital circuits and systems

J. J. García-Luna-Aceves (Computer Engineering)
Chair of Computer Engineering
Jack Baskin Endowed Professor of Computer Engineering
Director of Networking Sciences Institute
Computer communication, wireless networks, Internet, network science

David Haussler (Biomolecular Engineering; Distinguished Professor of Biomolecular Engineering, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Director, Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering; Scientific Co-Director, California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences [QB3])
Cancer genomics, molecular evolution, neurodevelopment, comparative genomics, bioinformatics, computational molecular biology, statistical models, machine learning, neural networks

Richard Hughey (Biomolecular Engineering and Computer Engineering)
(Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education)
Computer architecture, parallel processing, computational biology

Kevin Karplus (Biomolecular Engineering)
Genome assembly from next-generation sequence data (Formerly protein structure prediction)

Tracy Larrabee (Computer Engineering)
Test-pattern simulation and generation, fault modeling, fault diagnosis, design verification, technical writing, logic simulation

Patrick E. Mantey (Computer Engineering)
(Baskin Professor of Computer Engineering)
Multimedia systems, digital signal processing, sensor systems and networks, real-time monitoring and control, image systems, image processing, visualization, geographic information systems, decision support systems

Katia Obraczka (Computer Engineering)
Computer networks, distributed systems, operating systems, Internet information systems, mobile computing, wireless networks

Warren Sack (Film and Digital Media)
Software design and media theory

Martine D. F. Schlag (Computer Engineering)
VLSI design tools and algorithms, VLSI theory, field-programmable gate arrays, FPGA-based computing engines

Barry Sinervo (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology)
Animal behavior, evolution, physiological ecology

Anujan Varma (Computer Engineering)
Computer networking, computer architecture, optical networks

W. Todd Wipke, Emeritus (Chemistry and Biochemistry)

Revised: 09/01/13