Jeffrey Foster is a professor in and chair of the Department of Computer Science. He received a doctorate in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master's of Engineering in Computer Science from Cornell University. His research focuses on creating tools for improving software quality and efficiency. He also studies programming languages and system design and development.
- 2020: Most Influential POPL Paper Award, ACM SIGPLAN-SIGACT Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages (POPL)
- 2017: Outstanding Director of Graduate Studies, University of Maryland at College Park
- 2004: NSF CAREER Award