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Student & Postdoc Supervision


Conference Organization

Personal Biographical Info

Recreational & Creative Interests

John H. Reif




- A. Hollis Edens Distinguished Professor, Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Duke University.

- Full Professor of Computer Science at Duke University, since 1986.

 (Also, secondary appointment in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University since June, 2016.)

- Office: Rm. D223, Levine Science Research Center (LSRC) Building, Box 90129, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708-0129

- Reif Lab: French Family Science Center (FFSC) 3245 and 3246, 124 Science Drive Durham, NC 27708

- Email:

- Phone: (919) 660-6568 Fax: (919) 660-6519

-   An assistant at phone 919-660-6534 is available to help if you need to contact me and I'm not here.


- My Vita (lists publications, education, students, postdocs, grants, etc.)

- My Awards (Fellow of AAAS, ACM, IEEE)

- Education: Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics (Harvard Univ., July 1977).

M.S. in Applied Mathematics (Harvard Univ., July 1975)

B.S., magna cum laude, Applied Mathematics and Computer Science (Tufts Univ., Spring 1973)

- My Personal Webpage:

- Dept of Computer Science's Web Page on me

- Duke University's Webpage on me

- Wikepedia's Citation

- Microsoft's Academic Research Links to Me


Research Publications: most available for download in PDF format

- My publications organized by research area (journal & conf. combined)

- My publications chronographically ordered (journal & conf. combined)

- My publications listed on Duke Faculty Website (journal & conf. separate) 

- Google Scholar List of Papers (Google H-Index 73)


Current and Prior Graduate Students and Postdocs


Current Teaching:

COMPSCI 093 History of Computing, Cryptography, and Robotic Devices Fall 2021.

- prior years teaching


Conference Organization:


General Chairman of FNANO20, Snowbird, Utah, April 6-9, 2020.  


Favorite Quotes

- “Water comes gushing forth from the sand, the deeper and deeper it is dug; likewise, intelligence will grow, the more and more a person studies.” - Thirukkural

- “I have learnt this at least by my experiment, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams in the night, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” -Thoreau

- “The greatest danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low and achieving our mark.” - Michelangelo

-The wonderful rush that comes from taking a challenging ski run through deep, uncut powder is similar to the one that comes from discovering a new algorithm.” - John Reif


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