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

Herzberg Laboratories, rm 5414
(+1) 613-265-6691
dehne@scs.carleton.ca
carleton.ca/dehne

Professor Dehne is a distinguished researcher in parallel computing and data science. Most of his work is interdisciplinary and collaborative. Professor Dehne specializes in parallel algorithms design for cloud computing, multi-core processors, and GPUs. His team builds high-performance computing systems for solving computationally hard problems in bioinformatics, business data analytics, and computational engineering.

Professor Dehne and his team 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 & awards. He has served on several editorial boards and many program committees.


  • 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