Faculty Profile

Lawrence Rauchwerger

Computer Science
Lawrence Rauchwerger
Lawrence Rauchwerger
Professor (starting Fall 2019)


Lawrence Rauchwerger is the Eppright Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University and the co-Director of the Parasol Lab. In August 2019, he will join Illinois Computer Science. He received an Engineer degree from the Polytechnic Institute Bucharest, a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Rauchwerger's approach to auto-parallelization, thread-level speculation and parallel code development has influenced industrial products at corporations such as IBM, Intel and Sun. Rauchwerger is an AAAS Fellow, IEEE Fellow, an NSF CAREER award recipient and has chaired various IEEE and ACM conferences, most recently serving as Program Chair of PACT 2016 and PPoPP 2017.

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Research Interests

  • parallel and distributed programming environments, compilers and architectures for parallel and distributed computing