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Alva Couch

Associate Professor
Computer Science

Alva Couch

Alva Couch

Associate Professor
Computer Science

Phone 617-627-3674
Halligan Hall, Room 246
161 College Avenue, Medford, MA
Research: 
policy-based languages for system and network administration, support tools for teaching hands-on computer science
Biography: 

Alva Couch came to Tufts University in 1982 as a graduate student in the Department of Mathematics. In 1988, he joined the Department of Computer Science as an assistant professor.

Education: 
Ph.D., Mathematics, Tufts University, 1988
B.S, Architecture, MIT, 1978
B.A., North Carolina School of Arts
Professional Experience: 
1992-present:

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, Tufts School of Engineering

1988-1992:

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Tufts School of Engineering

Selected Honors and Awards: 
2005: Best Paper, LISA 2005
2003: Henry and Madeline Fischer Award, Tufts School of Engineering
2003: Professional Service Award, SAGE
Selected Professional Activities: 
2004-2012: Secretary, Board of Directors, USENIX Association
Professional Memberships: 
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
USENIX
SAGE
LOPSA
Teaching/Courses Taught: 
COMP-0015: Data Structures
COMP-0020: Web Programming
COMP-0111: Operating Systems
COMP-0112: Computer Networks and Protocols
COMP-0120: Advanced Web Programming

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