Alex Aiken

Alcatel-Lucent Professor

Tencent Chair of Computer Science

Stanford University

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Contact Information
For chair-related issues ...... for everything else
phone 650-723-9745650-723-9745
office276 Gates276 Gates
assistant Charlotte Marquez
Sue George

Biographical Sketch
Alex Aiken is the Alcatel-Lucent Professor and the current Tencent Chair of the Computer Science Department at Stanford. Alex received his Bachelors degree in Computer Science and Music from
Bowling Green State University in 1983 and his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1988. Alex was a Research Staff Member at the IBM Almaden Research Center (1988-1993) and a Professor in the EECS department at UC Berkeley (1993-2003) before joining the Stanford faculty in 2003. His research interest is in areas related to programming languages. He is an ACM Fellow, a recipient of Phi Beta Kappa's Teaching Award, and a former National Young Investigator.

Alex is married to Jennifer Widom. Jennifer and Alex have a son Tim and a daughter Emily. Here are some photos from the family's travels.



Research Projects

New Papers

Here are (some of) the most recent papers I've been working on with my collaborators. As they appear in print the papers move to my publications page.

Current Projects

And here's a link to various pages internal to these projects.

Past Projects


Current Ph.D. Students