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CS department welcomes new faculty

Friday, August 21, 2020
Three new teaching and tenure-track faculty members join the Department of Computer Science.
Headshots of Bert Huang, Daniel Votipka, and Dave Lillethun

The Department of Computer Science is pleased to welcome three new faculty members this year – Assistant Professor Bert Huang, Assistant Teaching Professor David Lillethun, and Visiting Assistant Professor Daniel Votipka.

Bert Huang, Assistant Professor, joins Tufts from Virginia Tech, where he directed the Machine Learning Laboratory. His research addresses topics surrounding machine learning, including structured prediction, weakly supervised learning, and algorithmic fairness.

David Lillethun, Assistant Teaching Professor, comes to Tufts from Seattle University. He teaches in the areas of operating systems, networking, distributed systems, and cloud computing systems. He has additional interests in computer science education and cybersecurity. Lillethun has worked with both undergraduate and graduate students in his research on distributed systems for performing live stream analysis in Fog Computing, as well as security topics related to that and to the Internet of Things.

Daniel Votipka, Visiting Assistant Professor, joins Tufts from the University of Maryland, where he was a doctoral student. His research interests include computer security and privacy, secure development, security professionals, human-computer interaction, and mobile security. His tenure-track position will start in January.