The Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering has 98 tenure-track, research and teaching faculty members. Our award-winning faculty includes 27 Sloan Research Fellowship recipients, 50 recipients of NSF CAREER or Presidential/NSF Young Investigator Awards, three winners of Presidential Early Career (PECASE) Awards, eight TR35 Award winners, and two recipients of the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, also known as the "Genius" Grant. We have 14 Fellows of the ACM, 11 Fellows of the IEEE, and five members of the National Academies. Five of our faculty have received the University of Washington Distinguished Teaching Award, and we were the first unit on campus to receive the UW's Brotman Award for Instructional Excellence.

CSE2 313
Data Science, Data Mining, Social Network Analysis, Natural Language Processing
CSE2 344

Computing for the developing world, health information systems, educational technology

CSE 558

Computer science education, educational technology, computing for the developing world

CSE 646

Distributed systems, networks, operating systems, security, parallel computing, education

CSE 584
Allen School Director, Professor and Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in Computer Science & Engineering

Databases, cloud computing, big-data analytics, scientific data management, machine learning and data management, image and video analytics, data management for VR/AR

CSE2 205
Development of interactive data-intensive systems for performing complex data exploration and analysis
CSE 668
Allen School Associate Director of Facilities and Professor of Computer Science & Engineering

Computational complexity, proof complexity and satisfiability
Development of domain specific languages and high-performance tools for simulation, optimization, hardware design, and fabrication
CSE2 243
Programming languages, computer architecture
CSE2 210
Fundamental and applied research at the intersection of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotics
CSE 552
Fabrication, Teaching
Nathan Brunelle
CSE2 236
Human-robot interaction, programming by demonstration, robot teleoperation
CSE 576

Computer architecture, machine learning systems, programming languages, energy-efficient computing, molecular storage and computing.

CSE 578
Natural language processing
Quantum computation, with a focus on the interplay between quantum information, cryptography, and complexity theory
CSE 664

Computer graphics, computer vision
Deep learning, representation learning, reinforcement learning, non-convex optimization
CSE 538

Software engineering, programming languages

CSE2 203

Computer vision, machine learning

CSE 632

Human computer interaction, ubiquitous computing

CSE2 204

Robotics, artificial intelligence, activity recognition

CSE 642

Human-computer interaction, accessibility, ubiquitous computing, sensing
CSE 568

Computational health, AI for sound, networks, bio-robotics, wireless, mobile and ubiquitous computing, sensing, security and privacy

CSE 528
Machine learning and data science for neuroengineering and basic systems neuroscience; deep learning techniques for understanding neural computations in the brain; brain-computer interfaces
CSE2 309
Allen School Vice Director and Professor of Computer Science & Engineering

Programming languages
Deep reinforcement learning algorithms for robotic systems, with a focus on reward specification, continual real-world data collection and learning, offline reinforcement learning, and multi-task learning and dexterous manipulation
CSE 470
Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning
CSE2 302

Data visualization and analysis, human-computer interaction and social computing

CSE2 359
Computing for development, networking, crowdsourcing
CSE 544
Computer science education, digital logic, computer systems
Wireless systems for ultra-low power and battery-free communication and sensing; bio-inspired and bio-integrative systems; insect-scale robotics.
CSE2 340

Machine learning, active learning, reinforcement learning
Social reinforcement learning: developing algorithms that combine insights from social learning, deep learning, and multi-agent training to improve AI agents' learning, generalization, coordination, and human-AI interaction.
CSE2 338

Software testing and program analysis, in particular efficient mutation testing, partial test oracles, and security testing.

CSE 586
Allen School Associate Director of Graduate Studies and Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in Computer Science & Engineering

Algorithms, algorithmic game theory
Techniques for building efficient and trustworthy computing systems, with an emphasis on improving the efficiency of datacenter applications, providing systems support for heterogeneous computing platforms, analyzing and fixing failures, and enhancing the security of modern hardware
CSE2 238

Computer vision, computer graphics, learning, augmented reality, virtual reality
Techniques and theory for building reliable and interactive machine learning systems
Software security, systems, and hardware architecture, with special focus on the impact of hardware design on high-level software security

Computer security and privacy
Development of new representations, models, and training paradigms for machine learning and computer vision, drawing on insights from human-computer interaction, social, and behavioral sciences
CSE 592

Distributed systems, networks, operating systems, and security

Bill & Melinda Gates Center for Computer Science & Engineering, Room 244

Design, implementation, and analysis of high-performance computing and communication systems; data-intensive discovery (eScience); information technology and public policy

CSE 574

Algorithms, complexity theory, probability, discrete analysis

CSE 536

Computational biology - precision medicine, network biology, genetics of complex traits; Machine learning - interpretability, feature selection, structure learning

CSE 562

Algorithms, convex optimization, convex geometry, spectral graph theory

CSE 570
Operating systems design, distributed systems and the Web, security and privacy, computer architecture
CSE 652
Cryptography and its interplay with other areas of computer science, including complexity theory, algorithm design, and security.
CSE 560

Designing computing education that empowers students
CSE 658
Systems and networking
CSE2 214

Human-computer interaction, accessibility, 3D printing of custom assistive technologies

CSE 628


CSE2 316
Social impact of machine learning and how social behavior influences decision-making systems
Development and application of machine learning and statistical methods to study health and disease
Computer Science education
Arriving September 2024
Quantum information and complexity theory
Synthetic biology, molecular information storage and computing, molecular engineering, nanopore sensors, cyber-bio security, automation, machine learning for molecular design
CSE2 207
Theory and practice of machine learning, including generative adversarial networks, differential privacy, anonymous messaging, crowdsourcing, and ranking
CSE 546

Computer architecture

CSE 636
Approximation Algorithms, Markov Chain Monte Carlo, Spectral Graph Theory, Geometry of Polynomials, High Dimensional Expanders
CSE 650
Allen School Associate Director of Development & Entrepreneurship and Washington Research Foundation Entrepreneurship Endowed Professor in Computer Science & Engineering and Electrical Engineering

Health, ubiquitous computing, sensing, human-computer interaction, embedded systems

CSE 548

Systems, compilers, languages, education
Operating systems and networks, with a particular focus on low latency data center networking and storage design
CSE 590

Scientific-discovery games, games for learning, computer graphics, animation, optimal control, natural locomotion, optimization

CSE 656

Theoretical computer science

Computational neuroscience, artificial intelligence, brain-computer interfaces

CSE2 305
CSE 594
Allen School Associate Director of Research & Communication and Paul G. Allen Professor of Computer Science & Engineering
Human-computer interaction, intelligent user interfaces, crowdsourcing, cross-cultural usability of technology, unintended consequences of technology
Computer security and privacy
CSE 556
Joint appointment with Department of Mathematics
Theoretical computer science, discrete mathematics
CSE 530
Empirical and theoretical foundations of machine learning, often with a focus on datasets and making machine learning more reliable
CSE2 360

Synthetic biology, biological control circuits

CSE2 342

Computer vision, computer graphics
Allen School Associate Director for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access and Professor of Computer Science & Engineering
Computing education research and learning technologies to help people explore their curiosities and create things to improve the world around themselves
CSE 634

Computer vision, multimedia retrieval, biomedical informatics

Milton and Delia Zeutschel Professor in Entrepreneurial Excellence, Room CSE 582

Sensor systems; wireless power; sensing for robotics; ubiquitous computing; personal robotics
Natural language processing
CSE2 242

Robotic manipulation, motion planning, human-robot interaction, assistive robotics

CSE 662

Data management: uncertain and probabilistic databases, data privacy and security, complexity of parallel query evaluation, data pricing.

CSE 638

Liveness in programming environments, programming for virtual reality, educational technology, collaborative problem-solving environments

CSE2 201
Compilers, CAD, Verification, Synthesis
CSE 564

Computer architecture, hardware design and prototyping, dark silicon, cryptocurrency mining, ASIC Clouds

CSE 644
Cryptography, theoretical computer science, computer security
DNA computing and molecular programming, synthetic biology, theory, and scientific software development
CSE 566
Natural language processing
Development, analysis and implementation of new cryptographic protocols that meet the practical constraints of real-world systems to enhance user privacy while ensuring accountability against bad actors.
Computer science education, programming languages, accessibility, societal impacts of computing
Computational biology — learning in the open-world setting, biomedical natural language processing, network biology
Arriving Summer 2024
Distributed systems, cloud computing, systems for data processing and machine learning
Computer science education, programming languages, formal verification, distributed systems
CSE 542
Computer science education; Computer science teacher training and pedagogy
Design and development of online discussion systems and computational techniques that enable users and communities to customize their online experiences and control the flow of information