Gita Alaghband, Professor & Chair
CSIS PhD Co-Director
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Campus Box 109,
1380 Lawrence Street,
P.O. Box 173364
University of Colorado Denver
Denver, Colorado 80217-3364
Phone: 303-315-1409   Fax: 303-315-1410
Email: Gita.Alaghband AT ucdenver.edu

CS students interested in CSIS PhD
PhD Preliminary Exam: CSIS PhD Students Sign up for Preliminary Exam by December 5th.
Download and complete this form and submit it to the CSE Department by December 5th. Preliminary Exams will be around second week of February. 
CSIS Preliminary Exam Guide and Date

 Graduate Student's Frequently Asked Questions


Research Interests:
Visit the Parallel Distributed Systems (PDS) lab at http://PDS.ucdenver.edu


  • Parallel Processing 
  • Parallel Algorithms
  • Parallel Languages
  • Performance Measurement and Prediction
  • Shared Memory Multiprocessors
  • Distributed Systems
  • Multi-Core Architectures
  • Cluster Computing
  • SIMD Computing
  • Computer Architectures
  • Operating Systems
  • Simulation

ISBN 0-13-901158-7
Prentice Hall

Teaching Interest:
  • Parallel and Distributed Systems
  • Operating Systems
  • Computer Architecture

     Spring 2019  Course:

  • Advanced Computer Architecture CSCI5593


    Fall 2018  Course:

PhD Students:
  • Lan Vu:
    • Parallel Computation & Algorithms, Dissertation on Parallel Data Mining (Graduated fall 2014, currently at VMWare)
  • David Gnabasik:
    • Computational Biology, Dissertation on Discrete Time Evolution of Proteomic Biomarkers (Graduated spring 2017)
  • Iris Linck:
    • Parallel and Distributed Computing, Combinatorial Optimization Algorithms
  • Henok Ghrebrechristos:
    • Deep Learning: Insight from the Box: Understanding and Characterizing Feature Maps to Improve Performance by Controlled Convolution
  • Manh Huynh:
    • Computer Vision: Real-time High-performance Human Tracking
  • Nao Takano:
    • Neural Network
  • Thoria Alghamdi:
    • Deep Learning

Sample Research Projects

Long Vitae (PDF)