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Daniel Menasce
Daniel Menascé
University Professor of Computer Science

George Mason University

Daniel Menascé

Daniel A. Menascé is university professor of computer science at George Mason University, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1992. He was senior associate dean of the Volgenau School of Engineering for seven years. 

Prior to joining Mason, he held a faculty position at the Pontifical Catholic University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for 13 years, and held visiting positions at the University of Maryland and at the University of Rome, Italy. 

His research is in the area of self-managed computer systems, performance modeling and analysis of computer systems, software performance engineering, distributed systems, and e-commerce technologies. Dr. Menascé’s research funding has come mostly from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Science Foundation.

Menascé has published more than 245 peer-reviewed papers and five books that have been translated into Russian, Korean and Portuguese and adopted as textbooks in several countries. 

He was elected a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in 2014 and a fellow of the Association of Computing Machinery in 1997. Menascé received the 2009 Outstanding Research Faculty Award from Mason’s Volgenau School of Engineering, the 2001 A.A. Michelson Award from the Computer Measurement Group, the 2000 Teaching Excellence Award from George Mason University, and the 1999 Outstanding Teaching Faculty Award from Mason’s Volgenau School of Engineering. Additionally, he received many best-paper awards and several service awards for his role as general chair and Technical Program Committee chair of major conferences in his field.

Menascé stresses critical thinking with his Ph.D. students and emphasizes that learning how to become a researcher is the most important aspect of the doctoral journey. He graduated 26 Ph.D. students during his career.

Menascé received a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California at Los Angeles, an M.S. in computer science and a B.S. in electrical engineering, both from the Pontifical Catholic University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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