Boon Thau Loo

Boon Thau Loo

Boon Thau Loo

Associate Professor
Department of Computer and Information Science
University of Pennsylvania

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  • Address: 605 Levine Hall, 3330 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6389

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    I am an Associate Professor in the Computer and Information Science department at the University of Pennsylvania. I received my Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley in 2006. Prior to my Ph.D, I received my M.S. degree from Stanford University in 2000, and my B.S. degree with highest honors from UC Berkeley in 1999. I was awarded the 2006 David J. Sakrison Memorial Prize for the most outstanding dissertation research in the Department of EECS at UC Berkeley, and the 2007 ACM SIGMOD Dissertation Award. I am a recipient of the NSF CAREER award (2009) and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Award (2012). My graduated Ph.D. students include three winners of dissertation awards (Rubinoff, SIGMOD, SPEC).

    I lead the NetDB@Penn research group, where we are working on several exciting projects at the intersection of databases, networking, and formal methods. You can learn more about our various research projects, publications, NSF and DoD funded projects, centered around the theme of developing a safe and verifiable future Internet.

    I co-founded Gencore Systems, a spinoff from NetDB@Penn.

    Spring 2015 office hours: 1:30-2pm (Tues and Thurs) in 605 Levine.


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