About The Lab

The Team

Damian Dechev

Dr. Damian Dechev is an Associate Professor at the CS Department at the University of Central Florida and the founder of the Computer Software Engineering - Scalable and Secure Systems Lab at UCF. Damian completed his Ph.D. in 2009 from Texas A&M University under the supervision of Dr. Bjarne Stroustrup. Dr. Dechev specializes in the design and analysis of multiprocessor data structures and algorithms. Dr. Dechev's research in multiprocessor algorithm design has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation and Sandia National Laboratories.

Pierre LaBorde

Pierre LaBorde received his Bachelor of Science (2011), and Master of Science (2013), in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida, and is currently pursuing his PhD in Computer Science at UCF. His work mainly focuses on developing concurrent, lock-free and wait-free, data structures. His research interests include: Data Structures, Multicore Programming, Practical Non-Blocking Synchronization, Locking Algorithms, Hardware Transactional Memory, Distributed Computing.

Christina Peterson

Christina Peterson received her Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida in December 2013. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Computer Science at the University of Central Florida. Her research interests include transactional memory, formal verification of concurrent systems, and combinatorial topology theory for asynchronous computability.

Ramin Izadpanah

Ramin Izadpanah received his Bachelor of Science (2011) and Master of Science (2014) in Computer Science from the University of Tehran and is currently pursuing his PhD in Computer Science at University of Central Florida. His research interests include Non-Blocking Synchronization, practical Efficient and Scalable Software Systems for multi-core machines, Software Testing Automation, and Algorithmic Game Theory.

Lance Lebanoff

Lance Lebanoff received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida in 2016, and is currently pursuing his PhD in Computer Science at UCF. His work mainly focuses on transactional data structures and performance analysis tools for parallel computing.

Colin Mitchell

Colin Mitchell is currently pursuing a Master of Science at the University of Central Florida. He started the program in the Spring of 2016.

Zachary Painter

Zachary Painter is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science at the University of Central Florida. He joined the program in Fall 2014.

Jarrett Wendt

Jarrett Wendt is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. He joined the team in the Fall of 2016.

Lab Alumni

Ph.D. Alumni

Deli Zhang

Deli Zhang, Ph.D. August 2016. First Employer: Microsoft in Redmond, WA.

Steven Feldman

Steven Feldman, Ph.D. December 2015. First Employer: Google in Mountain View, CA.

M.S. Thesis Alumni

Dipanjan Bhattacharya

Dipanjan Bhattacharya, M.S. Thesis August 2016. First Employer: Deloitte LLC in Orlando, FL.

Kishore Debnath

Kishore Debnath, M.S. Thesis August 2016. First Employer: Citrix in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Amruth Dakshinamurthy

Amruth Dakshinamurthy, M.S. Thesis May 2013. First Employer: MathWorks in Natick, MA.

B.S. REU Alumni

Andrew Barrington

Andrew Barrington, B.S. December 2014. First Employer: Amazon in Seattle, WA.

Carlos Valera-Leon

Carlos Valera-Leon, B.S. December 2014. First Employer: Google in Mountain View, CA.