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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 213, and CSC 395 this semester. Visit the teaching page to see a list of my current and past courses.

Office Hours

My regularly scheduled office hours this semester are Monday and Wednesday from 10am–noon, and Tuesday and Friday from 10am–11am. I am trying a new system for office hours this semester; if you would like to meet with me, please reserve a time slot at If I have unscheduled time during office hours, you are welcome to drop by without an appointment. If you are unable to make it to my regularly scheduled office hours, I may be available to meet at other times. Send me an email to set up an appointment.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8am Open Time CSC 213 Open Time Research Open Time
9am CSC 213 CSC 213 CSC 213 Research CSC 213
10am Office Hours Office Hours Office Hours Research Office Hours
11am Office Hours Grading Office Hours Research Grading
noon Home/Division Meeting CS Table Department Meeting Home Home/Faculty Friday
1pm Class Prep Class Prep Class Prep Research Class Prep
2pm Class Prep Research Class Prep Research Class Prep
3pm CSC 395 Research CSC 395 Research Class Prep
4pm Coding/Faculty Meeting Research Coding/Wellness Time CS Extra Coding


January 22, 2017

Welcome back, students! Course website for CSC 213 and CSC 395 are now available.

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.