- Computer Sciences
Professor Thomas W. Reps joined the computer sciences department at UW-Madison in 1985. He holds the Rajiv and Ritu Batra Chair in Computer Sciences, and he is also the J. Barkley Rosser Professor of Computer Sciences.
Reps is the author or co-author of four books and more than one hundred seventy-five papers describing his research. His work has concerned a wide variety of topics, including program slicing, dataflow analysis, pointer analysis, model checking, computer security, code instrumentation, language-based program-development environments, the use of program profiling in software testing, software renovation, incremental algorithms and attribute grammars.
Professor Reps received his Ph.D. in computer science from Cornell University in 1982. His Ph.D. dissertation won the 1983 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award.
Reps has also been the recipient of an NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award (1986), a Packard Fellowship (1988), a Humboldt Research Award (2000) and a Guggenheim Fellowship (2000). He is also an ACM Fellow (2005). In 2013, Reps was elected a foreign member of Academia Europaea.
Reps has held visiting positions at the Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA) in Rocquencourt, France (1982-83), the University of Copenhagen, Denmark (1993-94), the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche in Pisa, Italy (2000-01) and the University Paris Diderot-Paris 7 (2007-08).