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Stan Ahalt

Stan Ahalt

Professor

Director, Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI)

ahalt@cs.unc.edu | 919-445-9641

(82) Ph.D. 1986, Clemson. Signal, image, and video processing; high-performance scientific and industrial computing; pattern recognition applied to national security problems; high-productivity, domain specific languages.

Jay Aikat

Jay Aikat

Research Professor

Chief Operating Officer, Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI)

aikat@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6178

(126) Ph.D. 2010, UNC-Chapel Hill. Experimental methods and models in networking research and education; measurement and modeling of Internet traffic, protocol benchmarking; Internet traffic generation, wireless networks, congestion control and active queue management; data science.

Ron Alterovitz

Ron Alterovitz

Professor

Director of Graduate Admissions

ron@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6068

(99) Ph.D. 2006, UC Berkeley. Medical robotics; motion planning; physically-based simulation; assistive robotics; medical image analysis.

James Anderson

James Anderson

Kenan Distinguished Professor

anderson@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6057

(62) Ph.D. 1990, Texas. Real-time systems; distributed and concurrent algorithms; multicore computing; operating systems.

Jaime Arguello

Adjunct Associate Professor

McColl Term Associate Professor, UNC School of Information and Library Science

jarguell@email.unc.edu

Ph.D. 2011, Language Technologies, Carnegie Mellon. Information retrieval, aggregated search systems and evaluation, search behavior, text data mining, machine learning, task-based search, search assistance.

Tonja Austin

Tonja Austin

Student Services Specialist, Undergraduate Programs

taustin@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6040
Staff Team: Administration, Student Services

Stephen Aylward

Adjunct Associate Professor

Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives, Kitware

stephen.aylward@kitware.com
Mohit Bansal

Mohit Bansal

John R. and Louise S. Parker Associate Professor

mbansal@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6042

(139) Ph.D. UC Berkeley, 2013. Statistical natural language processing and machine learning, with a focus on multimodal, grounded, and embodied semantics (i.e., language with vision and speech, for robotics), human-like language generation and Q&A/dialogue, and interpretable and structured deep learning.

Alexander C. Berg

Research Associate Professor

aberg@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6022

(134) Ph.D. UC Berkeley, 2005. Computer vision, machine learning, recognition, detection, large-scale learning for computer vision, machine-learning analysis of fmri.

Tamara L. Berg

Adjunct Associate Professor

Research Scientist Manager, Facebook AI

tlberg@cs.unc.edu

(133) Ph.D. UC Berkeley, 2007. Computer vision, natural language processing, integrating information from words & pictures, visual recognition & retrieval, visual social media and socio-identity, human-in-the loop recognition, gaze pattern analysis, image description generation, clothing recognition.

Gedas Bertasius

Gedas Bertasius

Assistant Professor

gedas@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6058

(170) Ph.D. 2019, Pennsylvania. Video understanding, first-person vision, human behavior modeling, multi-modal deep learning, transfer learning.

Gary Bishop

Professor Emeritus

gb@cs.unc.edu

Ph.D. 1984, UNC-Chapel Hill. Hardware and software for man-machine interaction; assistive technology; tracking technologies; 3D interactive computer graphics; virtual environments; image-based rendering.

Frederick P. Brooks, Jr.

Kenan Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Department Founder

brooks@cs.unc.edu

Ph.D. 1956, Harvard. 3D interactive computer graphics; human-computer interaction; virtual worlds; computer architecture; the design process.

Peter Calingaert

Peter Calingaert

Professor Emeritus

pc@cs.unc.edu

Ph.D. 1955, Harvard.

Samarjit Chakraborty

Samarjit Chakraborty

William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor

samarjit@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6038

(148) Ph.D. 2003, ETH Zurich. Distributed embedded systems, hardware/software co-design, embedded control systems, low-power systems, energy storage systems, electromobility, and sensor network-based information processing.

Praneeth Chakravarthula

Research Assistant Professor

cpk@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6105

Ph.D. 2021, UNC-Chapel Hill. Computational displays and imaging, holographic/3D displays, augmented and virtual reality, diffractive optics, artificial intelligence, human computer interaction.

Snigdha Chaturvedi

Assistant Professor

snigdha@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6068

(158) Ph.D. 2016, Maryland. Natural language understanding, narrative understanding, social NLP, applications of ML and NLP

David Cowhig

System Administrator

Computer Services Manager

dcowhig@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6035
Staff Team: Facilities / Computer Services

Jackson Cox

OASIS Technical Support

coxjm@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6161
Staff Team: Facilities / Computer Services

Sanjeev Kumar Das

Postdoctoral Scholar

sdas@cs.unc.edu
Staff Team: Research Support
Tatyana Davis

Tatyana Davis

Administrative Support Specialist

tatyd@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6222
Staff Team: Administration

Carol Dawson

Accounting Technician

cdawson@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6021
Staff Team: Administration

Prasun Dewan

Professor

dewan@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6123

(63) Ph.D. 1986, Wisconsin. User interfaces; distributed collaboration; software engineering environments; mobile computing; access control.

Parasara Sridhar Duggirala

Assistant Professor

psd@cs.unc.edu | 919-445-6116

(144) Ph.D. Illinois, 2015. Cyber-Physical Systems, Formal Methods, Control Theory, Hybrid Systems, Autonomy, Embedded and Real-Time Systems, Probabilistic Systems.

Briana Enty

Briana Enty

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordinator

brianas@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6246
Staff Team: Diversity & Inclusion
Saba Eskandarian

Saba Eskandarian

Assistant Professor

saba@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6001

(171) Ph.D. 2021, Stanford. Applied cryptography, security, privacy.

Renée Everett

Technology Support Analyst

reverett@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6219
Staff Team: Facilities / Computer Services
Michael J. Fern

Michael J. Fern

Professor of the Practice

Associate Chair for Finance & Administration

fern@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6077

(135) Ph.D. 2005, Strategic Management, Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC-Chapel Hill. Leadership, strategy, customer value creation, innovation & entrepreneurship, business development

Jan-Michael Frahm

Jan-Michael Frahm

Research Professor

jmf@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6003

(97) Ph.D. 2005, Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany. Structure from motion; camera self-calibration; camera sensor systems; multi-camera systems; multi-view stereo; robust estimation; fast tracking of salient features in images and video; computer vision; active vision for model improvement; markerless augmented reality.

Henry Fuchs

Henry Fuchs

Federico Gil Distinguished Professor

fuchs@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6211

(11) Ph.D. 1975, Utah. Virtual environments; telepresence; future office environments; 3D medical imaging; computer vision and robotics.

David Gotz

David Gotz

Adjunct Associate Professor

Associate Professor, School of Information and Library Science

gotz@unc.edu

(151) Ph.D. 2005, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Visualization and visual analytics, data analysis, data science, health informatics, machine learning.

Melissa Gunnell

Events and Outreach Coordinator

mgunnell@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6047
Staff Team: External Relations
Tiki Hair-Rudd

Tiki Hair-Rudd

Research Administrator

thair@email.unc.edu | 919-966-9126
Staff Team: Administration

John H. Halton

Professor Emeritus

halton@cs.unc.edu

Ph.D. 1960, Oxford, Sc.D. 2008, Cambridge.

Alicia Holtz

Human Resources Coordinator

aliciah@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6100
Staff Team: Administration

Adrian Ilie

Senior Research Scientist, Graphics

adyilie@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6081
Staff Team: Research Support
Kevin Jeffay

Kevin Jeffay

Gillian Cell Distinguished Professor

Department Chair

jeffay@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6238

(40) Ph.D. 1989, Washington. Computer networking; operating systems; real-time systems; multimedia networking; performance evaluation.

Stephanie Johnson

Stephanie Johnson

Career Development Lead

stephcj@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6232
Staff Team: Career Development, External Relations

Kris Jordan

Teaching Associate Professor

kris@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6041

(140) M.S. 2008, Brown. Computer science education, educational technology, internet systems, entrepreneurship.

Tessa Joseph-Nicholas

Tessa Joseph-Nicholas

Teaching Professor

nicholas@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6230

(86) Ph.D. 2008, UNC-Chapel Hill. New media arts and poetics, digital communities, and digital-age ethics.

Jasleen Kaur

Associate Professor

Director of Graduate Studies

jasleen@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6066

(88) Ph.D. 2002, Texas-Austin. Design and analysis of networks and distributed systems; high-speed congestion-control, resource management, Internet measurements, and transport protocols.

Kurtis Keller

Research Associate and Engineer, AEL

keller@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6040
Staff Team: Research Support
Denise Kenney

Denise Kenney

Student Services Manager, Graduate Programs

kenney@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6200
Staff Team: Administration, Student Services

Ashok Krishnamurthy

Research Professor

Deputy Director, Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI)

ashok@renci.org | 919-590-6019

(137) Ph.D.1983, Florida. Data analytics with applications in healthcare and social science, high-end computing for modeling and simulation, advanced computational tools to improve industrial productivity through virtual product and process development, digital processing to extract information from images, audio and other signals.

Erin Lane

External Relations Support

eklane@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6034
Staff Team: External Relations

Anselmo Lastra

Professor Emeritus

lastra@cs.unc.edu

(52) Ph.D. 1988, Duke. Interactive 3D computer graphics; hardware architectures for computer graphics.

Deb Levin

Accounting Support

dlevin@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6032
Staff Team: Administration

Ming C. Lin

John R. & Louise S. Parker Distinguished Professor Emeritus

lin@cs.unc.edu

(72) Ph.D. 1993, California-Berkeley. Physically based and geometric modeling; applied computational geometry; robotics; distributed interactive simulation; virtual environments; algorithm analysis; many-core computing.

David Luebke

Research Professor

Vice President of Research, NVIDIA

dluebke@nvidia.com | 919-590-6003

(156) Ph.D. 1998, UNC-Chapel Hill. Computer graphics, display technology, ray tracing, virtual and augmented reality.

Gyula A. Mago

Professor Emeritus (Deceased)

Ph.D. 1970, Cambridge.

Jim Mahaney

Jim Mahaney

Senior Research Associate

Director, Applied Engineering Lab

mahaney@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6050
Staff Team: Facilities / Computer Services, Research Support

John Majikes

Teaching Assistant Professor

jmajikes@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6093

(147) Ph.D. 2017, N.C. State. Computational and Design Techniques for a Semi-Autonomous Computerized Dog-Training System with Timing and Accuracy Performance Comparable to a Professional Dog Trainer.

Dinesh Manocha

Research Professor

dm@cs.unc.edu

Ph.D. 1992, California-Berkeley.

Steve Marron

Steve Marron

Adjunct Professor

Amos Hawley Distinguished Professor, Statistics and Operational Research

marron@email.unc.edu
Ketan Mayer-Patel

Ketan Mayer-Patel

Associate Professor

Director of Undergraduate Studies

kmp@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6009

(80) Ph.D. 1999, UC Berkeley. Multimedia systems; networking; multicast applications.

Crystal McCall

Research Administrator

cmccall@cs.unc.edu
Staff Team: Administration

Leonard McMillan

Associate Professor

mcmillan@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6078

(87) Ph.D. 1997, UNC-Chapel Hill. Computational biology; genetics; genomics; bioinformatics; information visualization; data-driven modeling; image processing; imaging technologies; computer graphics.

Fabian Monrose

Kenan Distinguished Professor

fabian@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6063

(91) Ph.D., 1999, New York University. Computer and communications security and privacy; computer forensics; network security; operating system security; user authentication; data provenance; secure virtual enclaves.

Brent Munsell

Teaching Assistant Professor

Associate Chair for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

munsell@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6103

(159) Ph.D. 2009, University of South Carolina. Medical image analysis, shape modeling, brain connectivity, machine learning, and computational medicine.

David Musick

Networking & Communications Coordinator

musick@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6072
Staff Team: Facilities / Computer Services
Marc Niethammer

Marc Niethammer

Professor

Associate Chair for Academic Affairs

mn@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6149

(98) Ph.D. 2004, Georgia Tech. Medical image analysis; shape analysis, image segmentation, deformable registration, image-based estimation methods.

Shahriar Nirjon

Shahriar Nirjon

Assistant Professor

nirjon@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6039

(136) Ph.D. 2014, Virginia. Mobile Computing (OS, Services and Applications); Embedded Sensor Systems (Hardware-Software Co-Design, Wearables); Wireless Networks (Mobile, WSN, and other RF); Data Analytics for Mobile Systems (Mobile Health, IoT, and Cloud).

Junier Oliva

Junier Oliva

Assistant Professor

joliva@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6158

(142) Ph.D. 2018, Carnegie Mellon. Machine learning, artificial intelligence, nonparametric statistics, deep learning, statistical data mining, signal processing, graphical models, generative models, kernel methods, scalability, complex datasets, optimization, density estimation.

Beatriz Paniagua

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Assistant Director of Medical Computing, Kitware

beatriz_paniagu@med.unc.edu
Brett Piper

Brett Piper

Communication Specialist

bpiper@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6090
Staff Team: External Relations

Stephen M. Pizer

Kenan Distinguished Professor

pizer (at) cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6085

(6) Ph.D. 1967, Harvard. Image display and analysis; medical imaging; human and computer vision; graphics.

David A. Plaisted

Professor

plaisted@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6051

(28) Ph.D. 1976, Stanford. Mechanical theorem proving; term rewriting systems; logic programming; algorithms.

Don Porter

Donald Porter

Associate Professor

porter@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6044

(138) Ph.D. 2010, Texas. Operating systems; virtualization; file systems; security; concurrent programming.

Diane Pozefsky

Research Professor

pozefsky@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6117

(93) Ph.D. 1979, UNC-Chapel Hill. Software engineering and environments; computer education; serious games design and development; social, legal, and ethical issues concerning information technology.

Jan F. Prins

Professor

prins@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6213

(33) Ph.D. 1987, Cornell. High performance computing: parallel algorithms, programming languages, compilers, and architectures; scientific computing with focus on computational biology and bioinformatics.

Timothy L. Quigg

Associate Chair Emeritus for Administration, Finance and Entrepreneurship

quigg@cs.unc.edu

MPA. 1979, N.C. State.

Colin Raffel

Assistant Professor

craffel@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6002

(101) Ph.D. 2016, Columbia. Machine learning techniques, especially semi-supervised, unsupervised, and transfer learning methods for learning from limited labeled data.

Cynthia Ramos

Cynthia Ramos

Accounting Manager

csard@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6195
Staff Team: Administration
Mike Reed

Mike Reed

Professor of the Practice

Engineering Director, Google Chapel Hill

mreed@cs.unc.edu

(143) M.A. 1988, UNC-Chapel Hill. Computer graphics.

Michael K. Reiter

Research Professor

reiter@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6136

(95) Ph.D. 1993, Cornell. Computer and network security; distributed systems; applied cryptography.

Julian Rosenman

Julian Rosenman

Adjunct Professor

Professor, Radiation Oncology

rosenman@cs.unc.edu | 919-445-5438

Dawn Shafar

Accounting Technician

dshafar@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6025
Staff Team: Administration

Dinggang Shen

Adjunct Professor

Professor and Dean, School of BME, ShanghaiTech University

dinggang.shen@gmail.com

Jorge Silva

Teaching Assistant Professor

jsilva@cs.unc.edu

Montek Singh

Associate Professor

montek@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6132

(84) Ph.D. 2002, Columbia. High-performance and low-power digital systems; asynchronous and mixed-timing circuits and systems; VLSI CAD tools; energy-efficient graphics hardware; applications to computer security; and emerging computing technologies

Aaron Smith

Aaron Smith

Teaching Assistant Professor

onsmith@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6147

(174) Ph.D. 2021, UNC-Chapel Hill. Data compression, information theory, video adaptation, computer science education, entrepreneurship, cloud computing services, software engineering.

F. Don Smith

Research Professor

smithfd@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6184

(42) Ph.D. 1978, UNC-Chapel Hill. Computer networks; operating systems; distributed systems; multimedia.

John B. Smith

Professor Emeritus

jbs@cs.unc.edu

Ph.D. 1970, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Jack Snoeyink

Jack Snoeyink

Professor

snoeyink@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6069

(79) Ph.D. 1990, Stanford. Computational geometry; algorithms for geographical information systems and structural biology; geometric modeling and computation; algorithms and data structures; theory of computation.

Mark Snyder

IT Analyst

smark@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6144
Staff Team: Facilities / Computer Services
Shashank Srivastava

Shashank Srivastava

Assistant Professor

ssrivastava@cs.unc.edu

(157) Ph.D. 2018, Carnegie Mellon. Topics in Natural Language Processing, AI, Machine Learning and their applications; focus on Language Grounding and pragmatics, Neuro-symbolic methods, Text analysis, Latent Variable Models

Donald F. Stanat

Professor Emeritus

stanat@cs.unc.edu

Ph.D. 1966, Michigan.

Natalie Stanley

Assistant Professor

natalies@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6018

(166) Ph.D. 2018, UNC-Chapel Hill. Single-cell bioinformatics; computational and systems immunology; developing algorithms for representing and understanding graph-based data.

Andrei State

Senior Research Scientist, Graphics

andrei@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6110
Staff Team: Research Support

David Stotts

Professor

stotts@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6133

(59) Ph.D. 1985, Virginia. Computer-supported cooperative work, especially collaborative user interfaces; software engineering, design patterns, and formal methods; hypermedia and web technology.

Cynthia Sturton

Cynthia Sturton

Associate Professor and Peter Thacher Grauer Scholar

csturton@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6020

(132) Ph.D. 2013, UC Berkeley. Computer and hardware security; applied formal methods for software security.

Martin Styner

Research Associate Professor

Associate Professor, Psychiatry

styner@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6209

(94) Ph.D. 2001, UNC-Chapel Hill. Medical image processing and analysis including anatomical structure and tissue segmentation, morphometry using shape analysis, modeling and atlas building, as well as intra and inter-modality registration.

Dan Szafir

Daniel Szafir

Assistant Professor

dszafir@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6049

(172) Ph.D. 2015, Wisconsin. Human-robot interaction (HRI); human-computer interaction (HCI); virtual, augmented, and mixed reality (VR/AR/MR); user-centered design; human-centered computing (HCC); aerial robotics; robotic technologies for space exploration; human-robot coordination and collaboration; educational technologies; robotic technologies for manufacturing.

Danielle Szafir

Danielle Szafir

Assistant Professor

danielle.szafir@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6074

(173) Ph.D. 2015, Wisconsin. Visualization, data analytics, computer graphics, virtual and augmented reality.

Russell M. Taylor II

Adjunct Research Professor

taylorr@cs.unc.edu

(69) Ph.D. 1994, UNC-Chapel Hill. 3D interactive computer graphics; virtual worlds; distributed computing; scientific visualization; human-computer interaction.

Jeff Terrell

Jeff Terrell

Professor of the Practice

Director, UNC App Lab

terrell@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6103

(145) Ph.D. 2009, UNC-Chapel Hill. Software development, web application development, mobile application development, programming, functional programming.

Quoc Tran-Dinh

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics and Operational Reasoning

quoctd@email.unc.edu

Ph.D. 2012, Engineering, KU Leuven. Numerical optimization: theory and algorithms for convex optimization and non-convex continuous optimization.

Alexander Tropsha

Adjunct Professor

K.H. Lee Distinguished Professor and Chair, Medicinal Chemistry and Natural Products, School of Pharmacy

alex_tropsha@unc.edu

(111) Ph.D. 1986, Moscow State University, Russia.

Leandra Vicci

Lecturer Emeritus (Deceased)

Retired Director of the Applied Engineering Laboratory

B.S. Physics, 1964, Antioch College.

Rosario Vila

External Relations Manager

rvila@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6151
Staff Team: External Relations

Stephen F. Weiss

Professor Emeritus

weiss@cs.unc.edu

Ph.D. 1970, Cornell.

Gregory F. Welch

Adjunct Professor

Florida Hospital Endowed Chair in Healthcare Simulation, University of Central Florida

welch@cs.unc.edu

(71) Ph.D. 1996, UNC-Chapel Hill. Human motion tracking systems; 3D telepresence; projector-based graphics; computer vision and view synthesis; medical applications of computers.

Turner Whitted

Adjunct Professor

jtw@twilab.com

Mary C. Whitton

Research Professor

whitton@cs.unc.edu | 919-590-6150

(81) M.S. 1984, N.C. State. Developing and evaluating technology for virtual and augmented reality systems; virtual locomotion; tools for serious games.

William V. Wright

Research Professor Emeritus

wright@cs.unc.edu

Guorong Wu

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry

guorong_wu@med.unc.edu

Ph.D. 2007, Shanghai Jiao Tong.

Pew-Thian Yap

Adjunct Associate Professor

Associate Professor, Department of Radiology

ptyap@med.unc.edu

Ph.D. University of Malaya (Malaysia).

Hongtu Zhu

Adjunct Professor

Professor, Department of Biostatistics

htzhu@email.unc.edu

Ph.D. Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2000.