People - Faculty

Ymir Vigfusson

Assistant Professor

Office: W302-H
Phone: 404-727-3637
Email:
Personal Website: http://www.ymsir.com/
Research Groups: Databases and Information Management

Office Hours:
  • Wednesday: 1:00PM - 2:00PM

Teaching (Fall 2020):
  • CS 171 (2) - Introduction to Computer Science II TuTh 9:40AM - 10:55AM
  • CS 485 (1) - Topics in Computer Science: Structure of Information Networks TuTh 1:00PM - 2:15PM
  • CS 584 (1) - Topics in Computer Science: Structure of Information Networks TuTh 1:00PM - 2:15PM

Research:
  • My academic research is focused on distributed systems and data science, and I am particularly interested in socially motivated real-world problems that embody deep trade-offs. My primary interests are on making distributed data replication smarter -- including caching, live streaming and multicast -- and on practical ways to improve security. I am also interested in optimization, data mining, network science, wireless ad-hoc networks and epidemiology. Check out my website or shoot met an e-mail for more information.

Education:
  • Ph.D. (2010), Cornell University (Department of Computer Science)
  • M.Sc. (2008), Cornell University (Department of Computer Science)
  • B.Sc. (2005), University of Iceland (Department of Mathematics)

Honors and Awards:
  • NSF CAREER Award