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Alva Couch

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

Alva Couch

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

Phone 617-627-3674
Halligan Hall, Room 246
161 College Avenue, Medford, MA
Research: 
data science, software systems engineering, performance analysis, system, network, and data management
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: 
1988-present:

Department of Computer Science, Tufts School of Engineering

  • 1992-present: Associate Professor
  • 1988-1992: Assistant Professor
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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