Dr. Geoffrey Mainland Joins the CS Department as Assistant Professor

Dr. Geoffrey Mainland

April 26, 2013 — Drexel’s Department of Computer Science is excited to welcome Dr. Geoffrey Mainland as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Mainland will be joining Dr. Maxwell Young as another new faculty member starting in fall 2013.

Dr. Mainland's research focuses on high-level programming language and runtime support for non-general purpose computation. His work seeks to make it easier to exploit the power of special-purpose devices, like GPUs, that require specialized programming models for optimal efficiency.

After obtaining an A.B. in Physics from Harvard, Dr. Mainland spent three years working in Silicon Valley. He then returned to Harvard, where he completed a Ph.D. in computer science in 2011. He is presently a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Programming Principles and Tools group at Microsoft Research Cambridge (UK).

Dr. Mainland's research interests span both the systems and programming languages communities. He has published papers at conferences such as Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI) and the International Conference on Functional programming (ICFP).

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