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Rahul Simha is Professor of Computer Science at The George Washington University, with an additional courtesy appointment in GW’s school of education. He received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts in 1990. From 1990-2000 he was first Assistant Professor of Computer Science, then Associate Professor at the College of William & Mary after which he joined GW in 2000.

His research interests in the past have included: security and embedded systems, applied AI, educational technology, as well as interdisciplinary areas such as biocomplexity and STEM Education. Currently, his PhD students are exploring topics in computational neuroscience and quantum computing.

He is the recipient of funding from various agencies such as the National Science Foundation, DARPA, and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. He was a founding member and first Faculty Co-Director of the university’s reformulated teaching center, serving from 2010-2017, and has been involved in and has led numerous educational activities on campus including: co-teaching interdisciplinary STEM courses, co-directing interdisciplinary STEM programs, undergraduate research, senior projects, workshops for K-12 teachers, the Faculty Learning Community for junior faculty, curricular development, assessment, and program development.

He is the recipient of several teaching awards including: 2010 CASE U.S. Professor of the Year for the District of Columbia, the engineering school’s first Distinguished Teacher Award, and several departmental teaching awards.

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