Faculty Personnel Changes
New Faculty, Spring 2002
Jeanna Neefe Matthews joined the department in January of 2002 as an assistant professor. She received her Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California at Berkeley in 2000. Her main research interests are file systems, storage systems and more generally operating systems and distributed systems. She has been working on improving file system performance with adaptive methods.
Radu Rugina also joined the CS faculty in 2002 as an assistant professor. He obtained his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Califrnia, Santa barbara in 2001. His research interests lie in the area of programming languages and compiler support for program understanding, maintaining and debugging; for checking safety properties of programs; and for program transformations and optimizations.
New Faculty, Fall 2002
Kavita Bala joined the CS department as an assistant professor in fall, 2002. She received her Ph.D. in computer sceince from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and then joined the Cornell Program of Computer Graphics as a post-doctoral researcher. Bala's research is in the area of computer graphics; her research interets include lgorithms and systems for interactive rendering, image-based modeling and rendering, and augmented reality.
Steve Marschner joined the department as an assistant professor in fall 2002. He obtained his Ph.D. from Cornell in 1998. He has held research positions at Hewlett-Packard Labs, Microsoft Research, and Stanford University before joining the CS faculty. His research interests are in the field of computer graphics, focusing on realistic rendering, digital photography, and high-resolution geomettic modeling.
Sabbaticals and Leaves