Jennifer Welch

Chevron Professor II, Regents Professor

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Office: 425G HRBB
Phone: 979.845.5076
Fax: 979.458.0718
Email: welch@cse.tamu.edu

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Research Interests

  • Algorithms and lower bounds for distributed computing systems
  • Distributed shared objects and dynamic networks

Awards & Honors

  • ACM Distinguished Scientist Award, 2012
  • Texas A&M University Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching, College and University level, 2009
  • Regents Professor Award, 2008
  • Charles W. Crawford Service Award, 2007
  • Chevron II Professorship, Texas A&M University College of Engineering, November 2004
  • IEEE Education Society Hewlett-Packard Harriet B. Rigas Award for outstanding woman engineering educator, October 2004
  • TEES Fellow, Texas A&M University College of Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2003
  • Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Award for Excellence in Engineering Teaching, Texas A&M University, 2003
  • Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Award for Excellence in Engineering Teaching, Texas A&M University, 2000
  • The Association of Former Students of Texas A&M University, Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching, Texas A&M University College of Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2000
  • Halliburton Fellow, Texas A&M University College of Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1998-1999
  • National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award, 1991
  • IBM Faculty Development Award, 1990

Education

  • Ph.D., Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988
  • S.M., Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984
  • B.A., Liberal Arts, University of Texas at Austin, 1979

Selected Publications

Bernadette Charron-Bost, Matthias Fuegger, Jennifer L. Welch, and Josef Widder, “Time Complexity of Link Reversal Routing,” ACM Transactions on Algorithms, vol. 11, no. 3, 18 pages, 2015.

Hagit Attiya, Hyun-Chul Chung, Faith Ellen, Saptaparni Kumar, and Jennifer L. Welch,“Simulating a Shared Register in an Asynchronous System that Never Stops Changing,” Proc. 29th International Symposium on Distributed Computing (DISC), pp. 75–91, 2015.

Edward Talmage and Jennifer L. Welch, “Improving Average Performance by Relaxing Distributed Data Structures,” Proc. 28th International Symposium on Distributed Computing (DISC), pp. 421–438, 2014.

Bernadette Charron-Bost, Antoine Gaillard, Jennifer L. Welch, and Josef Widder,“Link Reversal Routing with Binary Link Labels: Work Complexity,” SIAM Journal on Computing, Vol. 42, No. 2, pp. 634–661, 2013.

Rebecca Ingram, Tsvetomira Radeva, Patrick Shields, Saira Viqar, Jennifer E. Walter, and Jennifer L. Welch, “A Leader Election Algorithm for Dynamic Networks with Causal Clocks,” Distributed Computing, Vol. 26, No. 2, pp. 75–97, 2013.

Cheng Shao, Jennifer L. Welch, Evelyn Pierce and Hyunyoung Lee, "Multi-Writer Consistency Conditions for Shared Memory Registers," SIAM Journal on Computing, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 28--62, 2011.

Hagit Attiya and Jennifer Welch, Distributed Computing: Fundamentals, Simulations and Advanced Topics, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 414 pp., March 2004.