Distinguished Professor of Computer Science
Baskin School of Engineering
1156 High St
Mail Stop SOE3
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Phone Number: 831-459-4768
Department: Computer Science
Office Location: Engineering 2, Room 345A
Phokion Kolaitis is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at UC Santa Cruz and a Research Staff Member of the Computer Science Principles and Methodologies Department (a.k.a. the Theory Group ) at the IBM Almaden Research Center. From July 1997 to June 2001, he served as Chair of the Computer Science Department at UC Santa Cruz. From June 2004 to September 2008, he served as Senior Manager of the Computer Science Principles and Methodologies Department at the IBM Almaden Research Center (and while on leave of absence from UC Santa Cruz).
Kolaitis is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), a Foreign Member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, and the recipient of a 1993 Guggenheim Fellowship. He is also the recipient of an IBM Research Division Outstanding Innovation Award, an IBM Research Division Outstanding Technical Achievement Award, and a co-winner of the 2008 ACM PODS Alberto O. Mendelzon Test-of-Time Award.
Principles of database systems, logic in computer science, and computational complexity.
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