CIS Graduate Group Faculty

Below is an alphabetical list of faculty who are members of the CIS Graduate Group. Our graduate group faculty have research activities across many areas of computer science and are from schools throughout Penn, including Penn Engineering and the School of Arts and Sciences. By clicking the name of the faculty member, you can view their profile information.

For faculty listings sorted by research topic, or to learn more about each area of research, please visit the CIS Research Areas page. To see only faculty with academic appointments within the department, visit our departmental faculty page.

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Name Rank DepT Research Area(s)
Rajeev Alur Professor CIS Hardware and Software Systems: Real-Time, Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems
Theory: Algorithms and Complexity
Norm Badler Professor CIS Intelligent Systems: Computer Graphics and Animation
Yoseph Barash Assistant Professor Genetics Intelligent Systems: Machine Learning
Information Systems: Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Matt Blaze Associate Professor CIS Networks: Security and Privacy
Chris Callison-Burch Assistant Professor CIS Intelligent Systems: Natural Language Processing
Kostas Daniilidis Professor CIS Intelligent Systems: Computer Vision
Susan Davidson Professor CIS Information Systems: Computational Biology and Bioinformatics; Databases and Database Management
Andre DeHon Associate Professor ESE Hardware and Software Systems: Computer Architecture
Joseph Devietti Assistant Professor CIS Hardware and Software Systems: Computer Architecture
Jean Gallier Professor CIS Intelligent Systems: Computer Vision; Computer Graphics and Animation
James Gee Associate Professor Radiologic Science Information Systems: Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Sudipto Guha Associate Professor CIS Theory: Algorithms and Complexity
Andreas Haeberlen Assistant Professor CIS Networks: Networked Systems, Networks: Security and Privacy
William Hanson, III Professor Anesthesiology Anesthesioogy, Surgery, Internal Medicine
Brett Hemenway Research Assistant Professor CIS Networks: Security and Privacy
Theory: Algorithms and Complexity
Nadia Heninger Assistant Professor CIS Networks: Security and Privacy
Theory: Algorithms and Complexity
Zachary Ives Professor CIS Information Management: Databases and Data Management
Systems: Networks and Distributed Systems
Ali Jadbabaie Professor ESE Networks: Networked Systems
Aravind Joshi Professor Emeritus CIS Intelligent Systems: Natural Language Processing
Yasmin Kafai Professor Learning Sciences Constructionism | Learning Sciences | Computer Science Education | Equity and Diversity | Serious Gaming
Sampath Kannan Professor CIS Information Systems: Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Theory: Algorithms and Complexity
Ladislav Kavan Assistant Professor CIS Intelligent Systems: Computer Graphics and Animation; Computer Vision
Michael Kearns Professor CIS Intelligent Systems: Machine Learning
Networks: Security and Privacy
Theory: Algorithms and Complexity
Sanjeev Khanna Professor CIS Information Management: Databases and Data Management
Theory: Algorithms and Complexity
Junhyong Kim Professor Biology Information Systems: Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Daniel Koditschek Professor ESE Intelligent Systems: Robotics
Katherine J. Kuchenbecker Associate Professor MEAM Intelligent Systems: Robotics
Vijay Kumar Professor MEAM Intelligent Systems: Robotics
Hardware and Software Systems: Real-Time, Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems
Dan Lee Professor ESE Intelligent Systems: Robotics
Insup Lee Professor CIS Hardware and Software Systems: Real-Time, Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems
Theory: Formal Methods and Logic
Mingyao Li Associate Professor Biostatistics Statistical Genetics, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology
Mark Liberman Professor Linguistics Intelligent Systems: Natural Language Processing
Boon Thau Loo Associate Professor CIS Information Systems: Databases and Data Management
Networks: Network Systems
Rahul Mangharam Associate Professor ESE Hardware and Software Systems: Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems
Mitch Marcus Professor CIS Intelligent Systems: Natural Language Processing
Max Mintz Professor CIS Intelligent Systems: Robotics
Jason Moore Professor Biostatistics & Epidemiology Genomics, Computational Biology
Elchanan Mossel Professor Statistics Combinatorial statistics, Discrete Fourier Analysis and Influences, Randomized Algorithms, Computational Complexity, MCMC, Markov Random Fields, Social Choice, Game Theory, Evolution
Ani Nenkova Associate Professor CIS Intelligent Systems: Natural Language Processing
George Pappas Professor ESE Intelligent Systems: Robotics
Hardware and Software Systems: Real-Time, Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems
Robin Pemantle Professor Mathematics Intelligent Systems: Machine Learning
Linh Thi Xuan Phan Research Assistant Professor CIS Hardware and Software Systems: Real-Time, Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems
Benjamin Pierce Professor CIS Information Systems: Databases and Information Management
Theory: Formal Methods and Logic; Programming Languages and Program Analysis
Joshua Plotkin Professor Biology Information Systems: Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Alexander Rakhlin Assistant Professor Statistics Intelligent Systems: Machine Learning
Aaron Roth Assistant Professor CIS Information Systems: Databases and Data Management
Theory: Algorithms and Complexity
Harvey Rubin Professor Medicine Information Systems: Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Saswati Sarkar Professor ESE Communication Systems, Wireless Networks
Andre Scedrov Professor Mathematics Theory: Formal Methods and Logic
Jianbo Shi Professor CIS Intelligent Systems: Computer Vision
Jonathan Smith Professor CIS Networks: Networked Systems; Security and Privacy
Oleg Sokolsky Research Associate Professor CIS Hardware and Software Systems: Real-Time, Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems
Theory: Formal Methods and Logic
David Srolovitz Professor MSE/MEAM Information Systems: Databases and Information Management
Val Tannen Professor CIS Information Systems: Databases and Data Management
Theory: Formal Methods and Logic
Camillo Jose Taylor Professor CIS Intelligent Systems: Robotics; Computer Vision
Hardware and Software Systems: Real-Time, Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems
Lyle Ungar Professor CIS Intelligent Systems: Machine Learning
Information Systems: Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Rakesh Vohra Professor ESE Theory: Algorithms and Complexity
Li-San Wang Associate Professor Pathology & Lab Medicine Genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia, Computational Methods in Genomics Research
Scott Weinstein Professor Philosophy Theory: Formal Methods and Logic
Stephanie Weirich Associate Professor CIS Theory: Formal Methods and Logic; Programming Languages and Program Analysis
Charles Yang Associate Professor Linguistics Intelligent Systems: Natural Language Processing
Christopher Yoo Professor Law Networks: Security and Privacy
Steve Zdancewic Professor CIS Networks: Security and Privacy
Theory: Programming Languages and Program Analysis