Dean of the Baskin School of Engineering
Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
University of California, Santa Cruz
Brief Professional Biography
Alexander L. Wolf serves as Dean of the Baskin School of Engineering and is a Distinguished Professor in the department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz (US).
Prof. Wolf received the B.A. degree from Queens College of the City University of New York, majoring in both Geology and Computer Science. He received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Prof. Wolf was a Member of the Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories (now AT&T Labs Research and Bell Laboratories) in Murray Hill, New Jersey, before joining the University of Colorado faculty. During his years at the University of Colorado, Prof. Wolf held the ranks of assistant, associate, and full professor. He also held the Charles Victor Schelke Chair in the College of Engineering. At the University of Lugano he helped found the Faculty of Informatics, the first computer science faculty in the Italian-speaking region of Switzerland. Before moving to his present position, Prof. Wolf held a chaired professorship in the Department of Computing at Imperial College London.
Prof. Wolf's research interests span the areas of distributed systems, networking, and software engineering. His achievements include seminal work in software architecture, business analytics, and information-centric networks. His more recent projects concern cloud computing, data-center networking, and service-based systems hosted on MANETs.
Prof. Wolf served as President of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and chaired the Executive Committee (EC) of the ACM Council, the governing authority of the association. He was also a founding member of the ACM Europe Council and was a long-time participant in the ACM Distinguished Speakers Program (DSP). He previously served as Secretary-Treasurer and then Vice President of the ACM, Chair of the ACM Special Interest Group (SIG) Governing Board (SGB), Vice Chair and then Chair of the ACM Special Interest Group in Software Engineering (SIGSOFT), and Chair of the ACM Software System Award committee. He served on the editorial boards of the Research Highlights section of ACM's flagship publication Communications of the ACM (CACM), the ACM journal Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (TOSEM), the IEEE Computer Society journal Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE), and the Wiley journal Software Process - Improvement and Practice (SPIP), and has chaired a number of international program committees.
Prof. Wolf is a Fellow of the ACM, a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the AAAS, a Chartered Fellow of the British Computer Society (BCS), holder of a Royal Society-Wolfson Research Merit Award, two-time recipient of an ACM SIGSOFT Research Impact Award (,), recipient of both the ACM SIGSOFT Outstanding Research Award and Distinguished Service Award, and recipient of an Alumni Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
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Baskin School of Engineering
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, California 95064 USA
Executive Assistant to the Dean: Stacy Wilson