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Charlie Curtsinger

Department of Computer Science
Grinnell College
1116 8th Ave.
Grinnell, IA 50112
Noyce Science Center 3827
(641) 269-3127

About Me

This is my first year in a tenure-track position at Grinnell College in the Department of Computer Science. I am currently working to complete my PhD at the University of Massachusetts Amherst advised by Emery Berger in the PLASMA Lab, where my dissertation work was supported by a Google Ph.D. Fellowship.

Go to the teaching page to see a list of my current and past courses.

My research interests include software performance, security, and reliability with an emphasis on probabilistic and statistical techniques. See the list of my research projects to learn more about what I do when I am not in the classroom.


I am teaching CSC 151 , CSC 213, and CSC 216 this semester. Here is a rough outline of my weekly schedule:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00–8:50am CSC 213 CSC 213 CSC 213 Research CSC 213
9:00–9:50am MAP Meeting Class Prep Class Prep Research Class Prep
10:00–10:50am CSC 151 CSC 151 CSC 151 Research CSC 151
11:00–11:50am Class Prep Scheme Squad Meeting Class Prep Research Class Prep
12:00–12:50pm Home/Division Meeting CS Table Department Meeting Home Faculty Friday
1:00–1:50pm CSC 216 Class Prep CSC 216 Research CSC 216
2:00–2:45pm Class Prep MAP Meeting Meet with Sam Research MAP Meeting
2:45–4:15pm Office Hours1 Office Hours Office Hours Research Office Hours
4:15pm–5:00pm Class Prep1 Class Prep Class Prep CS Extra Class Prep

1 Conflicts with faculty meetings from 4:00–5:00pm on 2/1, 2/15, 3/7, 4/4, 4/18, and 5/2.

If you are unable to make it to my regularly scheduled office hours, I might be available for an appointment during one of the scheduled items in italics. Send me an email to set up an appointment during one of these times. No appointment is necessary for my regularly-scheduled office hours.


May 25, 2016

AutoMan just appeared as a CACM Research Highlight.

March 19, 2016

The course website for CSC 216 is now available.

January 25, 2016

Websites for CSC 151 and CSC 213 are now available.

December 15, 2015

DoubleTake, a system for detecting and replaying memory errors co-written with Emery Berger and Tongping Liu, was accepted to ICSE 2016.

October 22, 2015

I successfully defended my doctoral dissertation. Many thanks to my committee members!