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Research Staff

The Department of Computer Science has staff members who support the Department's research mission, including research scientists, research programmers, and postdoctoral research associates.

Research Scientists

Zoran Budimlić
Zoran Budimlić
Senior Research Scientist
Office: Duncan Hall 3081
Email: zoran#|)@^:(rice.edu
Phone: +1 713 348-5708
Research Interests: Compilers for high productivity languages, object-oriented languages and compilation, high-performance and parallel computing, software transactional memory
Sanjay Chatterjee
Sanjay Chatterjee
Research Scientist
Office: Duncan Hall
Email: sanjay.chatterjee#|)@^:(rice.edu
Research Interests: Parallel programming models and runtime systems, high-performance and resilient computing, programming language design and implementation, compilation techniques for automatic parallelization and code generation
Akihiro Hayashi
Akihiro Hayashi
Research Scientist
Office: Duncan Hall 3028
Email: akihiro.hayashi#|)@^:(rice.edu
Phone: +1 713 348-5690
Research Interests: Parallel computing including automatic parallelization, programing languages, and compiler optimization for parallel computer systems
Mark Moll
Mark Moll
Senior Research Scientist
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Office: Duncan Hall 3055
Email: mmoll#|)@^:(rice.edu
Phone: +1 713 348-5934
Research Interests: Computational structural biology, robotics
Carlos Monroy
Carlos Monroy
Research Scientist
Office: Duncan Hall 3051
Email: cm13#|)@^:(rice.edu
Phone: +1 713 348-5860
Research Interests: Learning analytics, data mining, information retrieval, digital humanities, pedagogy, digital libraries, gaming technologies, socio-technical systems
Vijay Murali
Vijay Murali
Research Scientist
Office: Duncan Hall 3137
Email: vijay#|)@^:(rice.edu
Phone: +1 713 348-2957
Research Interests: Application of formal methods, particularly symbolic techniques, to solve practical engineering problems: program verification with interpolation and SMT, path-sensitive program analysis and abstract interpretation, automated testing and debugging, and machine learning
Jun Shirako
Jun Shirako
Research Scientist
Office: Duncan Hall 3098
Email: jun.shirako#|)@^:(rice.edu
Phone: +1 713 348-3608
Research Interests: parallel programming languages, compiler optimizations for parallelism and data locality, runtime supports for inter-task synchronizations
Scott Warren
Scott Warren
Senior Research Scientist
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Office: Duncan Hall 3071
Email: scott#|)@^:(rice.edu
Phone: +1 713 348-5693
Research Interests: Programming languages and systems, high performance computing, interactive graphics
Jisheng Zhao
Jisheng Zhao
Research Scientist
Office: Duncan Hall 3028
Email: jisheng.zhao#|)@^:(rice.edu
Phone: +1 713 348-5690
Research Interests: Compilers and runtimes for parallel programming and many-core architectures
Jia Zou
Jia Zou

Research Scientist
Office: Duncan Hall 3051
Email: jiazou#|)@^:(rice.edu
Research Interests: Systems Research, Distributed Computing, Big Data Management and Analytics.

Research Programmers

Laksono Adhianto
Laksono Adhianto
Senior Research Programmer Analyst
Office: Duncan Hall 3070
Email: laksono#|)@^:(rice.edu
Phone: +1 713 348-6189
Research Interests: Programming languages, parallel computing, compilers, code analysis and optimization, distributed systems
R. Matt Barnett
R. Matt Barnett
Research Application Developer
Office: Duncan Hall 3004
Email: barnett#|)@^:(rice.edu
Phone: +1 713 348-4269
Research Interests: Computer science education, programming languages, computational epidemiology 
Mark Krentel
Mark Krentel
Senior Research Programmer
Office: Duncan Hall 3070
Email: krentel#|)@^:(rice.edu
Phone: +1 713 348-6220
Research Interests: High-performance computing
Douglas Moore
Douglas Moore
Senior Research Programmer
Office: Duncan Hall 3071
Email: dougm#|)@^:(rice.edu

Postdoctoral Research Associates

Dinler Antunes
Dinler Antunes
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Office: Duncan Hall 3061
Email: dinler#|)@^:(rice.edu
Research Interests: Immunology and structural bioinformatics, with focus on docking and molecular dynamics
Tiago Cogumbreiro
Tiago Cogumbreiro
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Office: Duncan Hall 2064
Email: cogumbreiro#|)@^:(rice.edu
Research Interests: Formal methods to reduce errors in parallel computing by using verification techniques to reduce programming errors; type systems, symbolic execution, and runtime analysis to handle deadlocks and race conditions
Neil T. Dantam
Neil T. Dantam
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Office: Duncan Hall 3061
Email: ntd#|)@^:(rice.edu
Research Interests: Reliable control policies, particularly for robot manipulation; application of context free grammars to robot policy generation and analysis; practical aspects of robot manipulation and software design
Didier Devaurs
Didier Devaurs
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Office: Duncan Hall 3001
Email: devaurs#|)@^:(rice.edu
Research Interests: Bioinformatics, artificial intelligence, knowledge management, semantic technologies, information systems, formal computer science
Dror Fried
Dror Fried
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Office: Duncan Hall 3054
Email: dror.fried#|)@^:(rice.edu
Phone: +1 713 348-2596
Research Interests: Application of logic to computer science, including formal verification, synthesis and automata theory; artificial intelligence, in particular, navigation under uncertainty; mathematical logic and set theory
Jonathan M. "Max" Grossman
Jonathan M. "Max" Grossman
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Office: Duncan Hall 3036
Email: max.grossman#|)@^:(rice.edu
Research Interests: New programming models and runtimes for highly parallel, heterogeneous, and asynchronous computing systems; Emphasis on application-driven research in the scientific, medical, graph, and learning domains
Farzad  Khorasani
Farzad Khorasani
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Office: Duncan Hall 3059
Email: farzad.khorasani#|)@^:(rice.edu
Research Interests: Parallel Computing on GPUs and Heterogeneous Processors
Martin Kong
Martin Kong
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Office: Duncan Hall 3135
Email: mkong#|)@^:(rice.edu
Research Interests: polyhedral compilation techniques, high-performance computing, SIMD vectorization, parallel languages and run-times.
Jianwen Li
Jianwen Li
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Office: Duncan Hall 3060
Email: jianwen.li#|)@^:(rice.edu
Research Interests: Program verification and automata theory
Kia Teymourian
Kia Teymourian
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Office: Duncan Hall 3011
Email: kia.teymourian#|)@^:(rice.edu
Phone: +1 713-348-3820
Research Interests: Knowledge-based complex event processing, distributed event-based systems, large-scale semantic-enabled distributed information systems, self-organization and Self-X