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
Numerical Methods


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Awards & Distinctions

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

Contact Information

Email: fairbanksj@ufl.edu