WPI Appoints New Computer Science Dept. Head

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WORCESTER, Mass.-- Micha Hofri is the new head of WPI's Computer Science Department. A native of Israel who recently relocated to Worcester, Hofri received a B.Sc., an M.Sc., and a D.Sc. from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, in Haifa, where he was a member of the faculty until 1991. Before coming to WPI he was an adjunct professor of computer science at Rice University in Houston, Texas, and has also taught at Purdue University and the University of Houston.

Hofri's research interests include analysis of computational algorithms and policies in operating systems, the structure of database operating policies, use of visualization in analysis of algorithms and computations, performance evaluation, applied probability and simulation and statistical computation. He is the author of three books including Analysis of Algorithms: Mathematical Models & Computational Tools (1995, Oxford University Press) and has published numerous articles in refereed journals.

An independent technological university founded in 1865, WPI is renowned for its project-based educational program.