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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

I am an assistant professor at Grinnell College in the Department of Computer Science. I completed 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. My research interests include software performance, security, and reliability, with an emphasis on probabilistic and statistical techniques. Visit my research page to learn more about my past research projects.

I am teaching CSC 151, and CSC 211 this semester. Visit the teaching page to see a list of my current and past courses.

Office Hours

My regularly schedule office hours this semester are MWF 11am–noon and MF 1–2pm. If you are unable to make it to my regularly scheduled office hours, I may be available for appointments during “Class Prep” times listed on my schedule below. Send me an email to set up an appointment. No appointment is necessary for my regularly-scheduled office hours, but I will give priority to students who sign up for office hours using the whiteboard on my door.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8am CSC 211 CSC 211 CSC 211 Research CSC 211
9am Class Prep CSC 211 CSC 151 Meeting Research Class Prep
10am CSC 151 CSC 151 CSC 151 Research CSC 151
11am Office Hours Class Prep/ASFAC Meeting Office Hours Research Office Hours
noon Home/Division Meeting CS Table Department Meeting Home Home/Faculty Friday
1pm Office Hours MAP Meeting Class Prep Research Office Hours
2pm Observe CSC 151.02 Observe CSC 151.02 Observe CSC 151.02 Research Observe CSC 151.02
3pm Scheme Squad Meeting Class Prep Class Prep Research Class Prep
4pm Class Prep Class Prep Wellness Time CS Extra Class Prep


October 12, 2016

The Grinnell College CS department is hiring a new tenure-track faculty member. I have some thoughts about why you should work at Grinnell.

August 25, 2016

Welcome back, students! Course websites for CSC 151 and CSC 211 are now available.

June 8, 2016

My article on causal profiling is in the latest issue of USENIX ;login:.

May 25, 2016

AutoMan just appeared as a research highlight in Communications of the ACM.

March 19, 2016

The course website for CSC 216 is now available.