Alva Couch

Alva Couch

Academic Leave
(617) 627-3674
177 College Avenue, Room JCC 351
Research/Areas of Interest:

data science, software systems engineering, performance analysis, system, network, and data management


  • Ph.D., Tufts University, Medford, United States, 1988
  • B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, United States, 1978
  • B.A., North Carolina School of Arts, United States


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. In 1994, he was promoted to Associate Professor without limit of time. Prof. Couch is the recipient of many teaching and advising awards, including the Liebner award (1996) and the Seymour Simches award (2017).