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George Mason University

Thomas LaToza

Assistant Professor, Computer Science

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  • 703-993-1677 (office)
  • Nguyen Engineering Building
    4400 University Drive, MS 4A5
    Fairfax, VA 22030

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Thomas LaToza received a BS in psychology and a BS in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2004. In 2012, he received a PhD in software engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. Most recently, he was a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine. He has also worked in the Human Interactions in Programming group at Microsoft Research. LaToza’s research interests are in the area of software engineering, encompassing both empirical and design work on environments for programming, software design, and collaboration. His recent research focuses on crowdsourcing software engineering, investigating new models and interactions for enabling short, highly parallel contributions to software projects. His research is partially supported by the National Science Foundation with a $1.4 million grant on crowd programming. His research has been featured on TechWire and ACM TechNews. LaToza is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery, has served on various program committees, and has served as a reviewer for journals such as Transactions on Software Engineering. He was co-chair of the Second International Workshop on Crowdsourcing in Software Engineering and currently serves as co-chair of the Sixth Workshop on the Evaluation and Usability of Programming Languages and Tools.

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Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor