Peter VarmanPeter J. Varman
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering  Professor, Computer Science

pjv at rice dot edu

B.Tech  РIIT Kanpur (1978)
M.S.E.E. – University of Texas (1980)
Ph.D. – University of Texas (1983)



Dr. Varman joined the Rice faculty in 1983. He served as a program director of the National Science Foundation from 2002-2005. From 2011-2012 and during the summer of 2013, Dr. Varman was Scholar-In-Residence at VMWare Inc. In the summer of 2012, he was Visiting Faculty, Software and Systems, at the Intel Corporation.

Dr. Varman is a senior member of IEEE, a member of the Association for Computing Machinery, a Member of the IEEE Computer Society, the New York Academy of Science, and is the recipient of a Schlumberger foundation award. He has been the editor of the Journal of Combinational Optimization since 2006, and served as the associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Computers from 2000-2006.

Dr. Varman’s research interests are:

Computer Architecture: storage systems, memory architectures, virtualization

Computer Systems: resource allocation, scheduling, performance evaluation

High-end Computing: parallel architectures, parallel IO, parallel algorithms