Frank Dehne, PhD
Chancellor’s Professor
School of Computer Science

5414 Herzberg Laboratories

Professor Dehne is a distinguished researcher in data science, AI, and parallel computing. Most of his work is interdisciplinary and collaborative. Using large scale cloud computing systems and GPUs, Professor Dehne and his collaborators build high-performance computing systems for solving computationally hard problems in bioinformatics, business data analytics, and computational engineering. Professor Dehne is also co-founder of the biotech startup Designed Biologics Inc.

Professor Dehne and his collaborators have published 187 research papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals and conference proceedings. Their work has received more than 5,000 citations. Professor Dehne has received many research grants and awards. He has served on several editorial boards and many program committees.

According to the Stanford-Elsevier list of the world’s most-cited scholars, Professor Dehne ranks among the world’s top 2% most-cited scientists in data science & AI.

  • 2009 – present: Chancellor’s Professor, School of Computer Science
  • 2015 – 2022: Founding Director, Institute For Data Science
  • 2010 – 2020: Fellow, IBM Centre For Advanced Studies, Toronto
  • 2000 – 2003 and 2006 – 2008: Director, School of Computer Science
  • 1986 – 2009: Assistant Professor / Associate Professor / Professor, School of Computer Science

  • PhD, Computer Science, University of Würzburg, Germany, 1986
  • BCS & MCS, RWTH Aachen University, Germany, 1983