Assefaw H. Gebremedhin

Assefaw Gebremedhin is an associate professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Washington State University, where he leads the Scalable Algorithms for Data Science (SCADS) Lab. Prior to joining WSU in Fall 2014, he was a research faculty at Purdue University, Department of Computer Science, where he served as a founding member and investigator in the Combinatorial Scientific Computing and Petascale Simulations Institute (CSCAPES), a multi-institution project funded by the Department of Energy under its SciDAC program. His current research interests include: data science and AI, network science, high-performance computing, and applications in cyber security, energy systems, and bioinformatics. In 2016, Assefaw received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award for work on fast and scalable combinatorial algorithms for data analytics. He earned his PhD and MS in Computer Science from the University of Bergen, Norway and his BS in Electrical Engineering from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.


Telephone: (509) 335-3952

Teaching this semester (Spring 2021):

  • CptS 317: Automatata and Formal Languages (Syllabus) (MWF: 10:10--11) [Intro to course slides]
  • CptS 591: Elements of Network Science (Syllabus) (TuTh: 9:10--10:25) [Intro to course slides]
  • Everything is on Canvas for both of them

  • In the News:

  • Mini summit on AI set for WSU Research Week 2020
  • Connecting AI research
  • Understanding bacterial pathogens
  • Beating the crowds -- with data science
  • Transfer students in computer science prove successful
  • Software improves ability to catalog bacterial pathogen
  • SIAM Workshop on Combinatorial Scientific Computing 2016: SIAM News article
  • SIAM Workshop on Combinatorial Scientific Computing 2016: Workshop website