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, view our departmental faculty list.

Name Rank Dept. Research Area(s)
Shivani Agarwal Associate Professor CIS Machine Learning
Rajeev Alur Professor CIS Hardware and Software Systems: Real-Time, Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems; Theory: Algorithms and Complexity
Sebastian Angel Assistant Professor CIS Distributed Systems, Security and Privacy, Computer Networks
Norm Badler Professor CIS Intelligent Systems: Computer Graphics and Animation
Ruzena Bajcsy Professor Emeritus CIS Computer Vision, AI, Robotics, Assistive Technologies, Human Modeling, Tele-immersion, Sensor Networks
Ryan Baker Associate Professor CIS Learning Analytics
Yoseph Barash Assistant Professor Genetics Intelligent Systems: Machine Learning; Information Systems: Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Matt Blaze Adjunct Professor CIS Networks: Security and Privacy
Peter Buneman Adjunct Professor CIS Database Systems
Chris Callison-Burch Associate Professor CIS Intelligent Systems: Natural Language Processing
Pratik Chaudhari Assistant Professor CIS Machine Learning and Computer Vision: Deep Learning, Statistical Physics, Stochastic Processes, Reinforcement Learning, Partial Differential Equations, Distributed Algorithms, Robotics and Control: Urban Autonomous Navigation, Formal Verification, Motion Planning
Kostas Daniilidis Professor CIS Intelligent Systems: Computer Vision
Susan Davidson Professor CIS Information Systems: Computational Biology and Bioinformatics; Databases and Database Management
Anindya De Assistant Professor CIS Algorithms and Complexity
Andre DeHon Associate Professor ESE Hardware and Software Systems: Computer Architecture
Joseph Devietti Assistant Professor CIS Hardware and Software Systems: Computer Architecture
David Farber Professor Emeritus CIS
Eric Fou Assistant Professor CIS Computer Science Education, Learning Technologies and Learning Analytics
Jean Gallier Professor CIS Intelligent Systems: Computer Vision; Computer Graphics and Animation
Jacob Gardener Assistant Professor CIS Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence
James Gee Associate Professor Radiologic Science Information Systems: Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Justin Gottschlich Adjunct Assistant Professor CIS Machine programming, Machine learning, Anomaly detection, Real-time systems
Andreas Haeberlen Associate Professor CIS Networks: Networked Systems, Networks: Security and Privacy
William Hanson, III Professor Anesthesiology Anesthesiology, Surgery, Internal Medicine
Hamed Hassani Assistant Professor CIS, ESE Coding and Information Theory, Machine Learning, Theory and Applications of Graphic Models
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
Dinesh Jayaraman Assistant Professor CIS, ESE Computer Vision, Robotics, Machine Learning
Chenfanfu Jiang Assistant Professor CIS : Computer graphics, 3D animation, Artificial life, Scientific Computing, Computational Solids and Fluids, Virtual Reality etc
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
Konrad Kording Professor CIS, BE Data Science, Neuroscience, Medicine, Rehabilitation, Statistics, Machine Learning, Science of science
Vijay Kumar Professor MEAM Intelligent Systems: Robotics; Hardware and Software Systems: Real-Time, Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems
Stephen Lane Professor CIS Robotics, physically-based character animation, embodied intelligent agents, virtual reality user interfaces
Benjamin C. Lee Professor CIS, ESE Computer architecture and systems, Statistical machine learning, Algorithmic economics
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
Jing (Jane) Li Associate Professor CIS, ESE Architecture and Compilers, Machine Learning, Distributed Systems, VLSI, Microelectronics
Mingyao Li Associate Professor Biostatistics Statistical Genetics, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology
Mark Liberman Professor Linguistics Intelligent Systems: Natural Language Processing
Vincent Liu Assistant Professor CIS Distributed Systems, Computer Networks
Boon Thau Loo 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
Chris Murphy Associate Professor CIS Computer Science Education, Software Engineering
Mayur Naik Professor CIS Programming Languages, Formal Methods, Software Engineering
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
Richard P. Paul Professor Emeritus CIS
Robin Pemantle Professor Mathematics Intelligent Systems: Machine Learning
Linh Thi Xuan Phan 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
Michael Posa Assistant Professor CIS Robotics, Control Systems, Dynamics
Noah Prywes Professor Emeritus CIS
Alexander Rakhlin Assistant Professor Statistics Intelligent Systems: Machine Learning
Aaron Roth Associate Professor CIS Information Systems: Databases and Data Management; Theory: Algorithms and Complexity
Dan Roth Professor CIS Computational foundations of intelligent behavior, Natural language understanding, Machine learning, Reasoning
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
Swapneel Sheth Associate Professor CIS Computer Science Education, Software Engineering, Privacy
Jianbo Shi Professor CIS Intelligent Systems: Computer Vision
Jonathan Smith Professor CIS Networks: Networked Systems; Security and Privacy
David Srolovitz Professor MSE/MEAM Information Systems: Databases and Information Management
Mark Steedman Adjunct Professor CIS Computational Linguistics, Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science
Cynthia Sung Assistant Professor CIS, MEAM Computational Design, Robotics, Mechanical Systems
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
Duncan Watts Professor CIS Computational Social Science, Network Science
Bonnie Webber Adjunct Professor CIS
Scott Weinstein Professor Philosophy Theory: Formal Methods and Logic
Stephanie Weirich Professor CIS Theory: Formal Methods and Logic; Programming Languages and Program Analysis
Charles Yang Associate Professor Linguistics Intelligent Systems: Natural Language Processing
Mark Yim Professor CIs, MEAM, ESE Robotics, Mechanical Systems, Mechanical Design
Christopher Yoo Professor Law Networks: Security and Privacy
Steve Zdancewic Professor CIS Networks: Security and Privacy; Theory: Programming Languages and Program Analysis