TJX / Feldberg Professor Emeritus of Computer Science
Ph.D., University of Illinois, and
Dr. Sc., University of Grenoble
Volen Center for Complex Systems
Brandeis University
Waltham, MA 02454
Office: (781)-736-2702
Fax: (781)-736-2741


Dr. Sci. University of Grenoble, France (1967, Computer Science)
Ph.D. University of Illinois (1960, Engineering)

Employment Experience

1986-2010 TJX/Feldberg Chair of Computer Science at Brandeis
1982-93 Brandeis University, Department Chairman
1979-85 Brandeis University, Professor
1974-79 Brandeis University, Associate Professor
1968-74 Brandeis University, Assistant Professor
1967-68 MIT, Research Associate
1963-67 CNRS, University of Grenoble, Research Scientist
1961-63 Catholic University, Brazil, Assitant Professor

Part-Time Appointments

2002 Wellesley College, Visiting Professor of Computer Science and Biology
1999 University of Nancy, and University of Grenoble, France, Visiting Lecturer
1982-90 University of Marseilles, France, Invited Lecturer
1981-82 MIT, Senior Lecturer
1979-81 Brown University, Adjunct Professor
1974-79 Brown University, Adjunct Associate Professor
1993 University of Grenoble, Invited Professor

Professional Activities

  • Consultant NSF-Hunter College NYC Bioinformatics 2009-2013 (Chair).
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Science and Technology Education 2003-2010.
  • Consultant ACM/IEEE Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, 2003.
  • Editor of a special issue on Constraint Languages, Constraint Journal Nov 1999.
  • Consultant on Computational Molecular Biology, INRIA, Grenoble, Summer 1998.
  • Associate Editor of Constraints, An International Journal, 1996-2010.
  • Member of the ACM Publications Board, 1992-1998.
  • Golden Core member, IEEE Computer Society, 1996.
  • Editor-in-Chief, Communications ACM, Sept.1992-1996
  • Associate Editor, Communications ACM, 1986-1992.
  • Program Committee Member for Logic Programming Conferences, 1986-1988.
  • Co-organized in 1988 a Workshop on Constraint Logic Programming (with J.L. Lassez) at Alton Jones Campus of the University of Rhode Island.
  • Editor of a special CACM issue on Logic Programming, March 1992.
  • Chairman, Program Committee, International Workshop on Memory Management, INRIA, Sept. 1992.
  • Program Committee Member, History of Programming Languages Conference, 1993.
  • Member of Organizing Committee for the Workshop onPrinciples and Practice of Constraint Programming, 1993 (Newport, RI),1994 (Orcas Island, WA), and 1995 (Marseille).
  • Member of Organizing Committee for the InternationalConference on Memory Management, Glasgow, 1995.
  • Program Committee Member for Constraint Logic ProgrammingConferences, 1993-.
  • Invited to organize a panel on Integrating Research and Educationfor the National Science Foundation, July 1996

Research Grants

Supported continuously as principal investigator since 1974 by grants from the National Science Foundation. The average size of the grants comes close to $100K /year with a major infrastructure grant of $1M for 5 years starting in 1992.

Seminars on Computational Biology

  • University of Nancy
  • University of Grenoble
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Wellesley College