James Fairbanks, Ph.D.

James Fairbanks, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


James Fairbanks, Ph.D., earned his B.S. in Mathematics at the University of Florida and his Ph.D at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Computational Science and Engineering. He studied under the supervision of Professor David A. Bader, while supported by the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship.

He then worked at the Georgia Tech Research Institute on Data Analysis and High Performance Computing as applied to scientific computing and data science problems in healthcare. social science, epidemiology, biology, and physics problems. His work focuses on using programming language theory and algebraic techniques for designing and developing large scale software for technical computing problems.

Primary Research Area

Programming Languages

Research Areas

Concurrency, Parallelism and High-Performance Computing, Database, Data Science and Informatics, Programming Languages


Ph.D. Computational Science & Engineering, 2016, Georgia Institute of Technology
B.S. Mathematics, 2012, University of Florida

Research Interests

Programming Languages, Scientific Computing and Data Science, Graph Algorithms & Analytics, and Numerical Methods


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Awards & Distinctions

  • DARPA Young Faculty Award, 2020
  • ODNI XAMINE Challenge Winner, 2018
  • NDSEG Fellowship, 2013
  • Presidential Fellowship for Graduate Study at Georgia Tech, 2012
  • University Scholar at the University of Florida, 2011


Contact Information

Email: fairbanksj@ufl.edu