CCIS Welcomes Three New Outstanding Faculty Members

November 9, 2009

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The College of Computer and Information Science is pleased to announce the addition of three new outstanding faculty members, Peter Desnoyers, Mirek Riedewald and Emanuele Viola.

Dr. Desnoyers received his PhD from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2008 and joins the College as an assistant professor. His work focuses on operating systems and storage with concentration on storage needs of new and evolving applications. He is currently employed with VMware, Inc. where he is investigating methods of optimizing storage and network transfer of virtual machines.

Dr. Riedewald joins the College as associate professor beginning in the winter semester of 2009. Dr. Riedewald received his PhD from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 2002. His research interests lie in databases and data mining with emphasis on designing scalable techniques for data-driven science. He is currently a Research Associate in the Department of Computer Science at Cornell University.

Dr. Viola received his PhD from Harvard University in 2006 and will serve as an assistant professor. Dr. Viola works in theoretical computer science, particularly computational complexity and pseudorandomness. He has previously served as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, as well as at Columbia University.

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