People - Faculty

Ymir Vigfusson

Associate Professor

Office: W302-H
Phone: 404-727-3637
Personal Website:
Research Groups: Databases and Information Management

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

Teaching (Fall 2022):
  • CS 370 (3) - Computer Science Practicum MW 11:30AM - 12:45PM

  • 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.

  • 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