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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 happy to meet with you during office hours regardless of whether you are in one of my classes. If you would like to meet with me, please make an appointment or stop by my office if the door is open.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I meet with you?

Yes, even if you aren’t in one of my classes. Please make an appointment or drop by my office if the door is open.

Will you be my advisor?

Unfortunately, I am at my cap for advisees. I may have space by Spring 2018, but I can’t promise anything at this point.

Will you write me a letter of recommendation?

Yes, as long as you ask at least two weeks in advance. Please send me a request by email (even if we already discussed it in person). In your email, please tell me when the letter is due, how it should be submitted, a brief description of what you are applying for, and attach your application materials.



August 30, 2018

Course websites for my fall 2018 sections of CSC 151 and CSC 211 are now posted.

August 30, 2018

Welcome Barbara Johnson and Fahmida Hamid, the two newest members of the CS department!

January 25, 2018

Interested in staying in Grinnell to work on research this summer? See my MAP Opportunities page.

January 22, 2018

The course website for CSC 213 is now posted.

August 23, 2017

The course website for TUT 100 is now posted.