Dr. Jeff Huang joins CSE faculty

Image of Jeff Huang newsThe Department of Computer Science and Engineering welcomes Assistant Professor Jeff Huang who will join its faculty this fall. Huang comes to us from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he was a postdoctoral research associate working with Dr. Grigore Rosu on "Runtime Verification of Concurrent and Distributed Systems."

Huang will be teaching courses in software engineering at Texas A&M and is well-known as a guest lecturer in the subject. His research focuses on developing techniques and tools for improving software performance and reliability based on fundamental program analyses and programming language theory. He is particularly interested in applying these techniques to solve problems in real-world, large-scale software systems.

Among his many honors are the 2013 ACM SIGSOFT Outstanding Dissertation Award for his doctoral thesis, "Effective Methods for Debugging Concurrent Software," and a Distinguished Paper Award from the 2013 ACM SIGPLAN conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation (PLDI). He was also the winner of the 2012 PLDI Student Research Competition and a winner of the 2010 Professor Samuel Chanson Best Teaching Assistant Award.

In 2012 Huang, advised by Dr. Charles Zhang, received his doctorate in computer science from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He also holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the National University of Defense Technology in China.