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Department of Computer Science

Alva Couch

Associate Professor
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Alva Couch

Associate Professor
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Phone 617-627-3674
Halligan Hall, Room 246
161 College Avenue, Medford, MA
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
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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