David Chiu

Professor of Computer Science
University of Puget Sound
Thompson Hall 303 | dchiu@pugetsound.edu

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David Chiu is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Puget Sound. He is currently the inaugural director of the Students of Color Living-and-Learning Community.

David obtained a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from The Ohio State University in 2010 as a member of the Systems Group. He was supervised by Gagan Agrawal (now the founding Director of University of Georgia's School of Computing), and worked on problems in the dynamic composition, system modeling, and performance optimizations of scientific workflows in grids/clouds. Prior to Ohio State, he studied under Paul S. Wang on the transmission of math education modules. Between 2010 to 2014, he was an Assistant Professor and the Graduate Studies Chair in the School of Engineering and Computer Science at Washington State University, Vancouver. Since 2014, he has been with the University of Puget Sound as an Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor. He also served a 3-year rotation as the Chair of Computer Science from 2019 to 2022.

David has over 20 years of college teaching experience and is heavily engaged in mentoring and research with undergraduate students. He has supervised over 25 research students on topics spanning data management, distributed cloud computing, and green computing. He has published numerous papers in these and other areas, and he serves on the organizational and technical program committees of many CS conferences. David is the recipient of multiple teaching and research awards, including the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching (2022), the Bartanen Research Award (2017) both from the University of Puget Sound, and the Eleanor Quinlan Award for Excellence in Teaching from The Ohio State University. He has (co)authored several publications earning Best Paper Award honors at internationally recognized conferences.

Here’s a link to my curriculum vitae.

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