Timothy W. Wood
Associate Professor
SEH Room 4580
202 994-1918
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I am an Associate Professor of Computer Science at George Washington University and one of the directors of the GW Cloud Systems Lab. I teach and do research in the general areas of operating systems and distributed systems. I am particularly interested in how new virtualization technologies can provide application agnostic tools that improve performance, efficiency, and reliability in cloud computing data centers and software-based networks. My research focuses on practical, systems-level challenges created by emerging technologies in these areas. I received my Ph.D. in CS from UMass Amherst in 2011 and my B.S. in ECE from Rutgers University in 2005.

Recent Courses


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Research Students

I have been fortunate to work with many excellent students!

Current Ph.D. students:

  • Ratnadeep Bhattacharya
  • Xiaosu Lyu
  • Zhen Ni
  • Yuxin Ren (Co-advised with Gabe Parmer)
  • Michael Trotter
  • Cuidi Wei

Past Ph.D. students:

The undergrad and MS students I’ve worked with have also gone on to great things: Mykola Yurchenko (BS ‘19, Facebook), Riley Kennedy (BS ‘19, Apple), Aaron Coplan (BS ‘19, Facebook), Kebo Duan (MS ‘19, Google), Neel Shah (BS ‘17, VMware), Phil Lopreiato (BS ‘17, Facebook), Harpreet Singh (MS ‘17, Stony Brook), Shaohua Duan (MS ‘16, Rutgers), Chenghu He (MS ‘16, EMC), Lucas Chaufournier (BS ‘15, UMass), Rian Shambaugh (BS ‘15, UMass).

MS Advising

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