Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Columbia University, 1967M.S. Electrical Engineering, Columbia University 1964B.S. Electrical Engineering, Columbia University, 1963

Research interests: 

Design and analysis of algorithms, Database systems, Complexity theory, Compiler construction, High performance computing, Discrete dynamical systems, Software engineering


Dr. Daniel J. Rosenkrantz is a Distinguished Institute Professor with the Biocomplexity Institute and Initiative at the University of Virginia. He has made fundamental contributions to many areas of computer science including formal languages, theory of computation, compilers, analysis of algorithms, database systems, very large-scale integration, fault-tolerant computing, operations research and discrete dynamical systems. He is also listed in several notable “Who’s Who” lists for his many scientific achievements.  

Dr. Rosenkrantz also holds the title of Leading Professor Emeritus in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Albany – State University of New York (SUNY), where he spent 28 years as Leading Professor, including six years as the Department Chair. He was a Visiting Research Scientist at the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech for eight years before joining the Biocomplexity Institute at the University of Virginia.  Dr. Rosenkrantz has also held positions at several notable companies, including as a Principal Computer Scientist with Phoenix Data Systems and as an Information Scientist at the General Electric Research Laboratory, now known as GE Global Research, based in Schenectady, New York. He served as an Associate Editor and later as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). He was elected a Fellow of ACM in 1995. He also received the ACM SIGMOD Contributions Award in 2001 in recognition of his contributions to the area of Database Systems.


  • Fellow of Association for Computing Machinery 1995
  • ACM SIGMOD Contributions Award (Special Interest Group on Management of Data) 2001
  • Associate Editor (1981 to 1986) and Editor-in-Chief (1986 to 1991), Journal of the Association for Computing Machinery (J. ACM)
  • Excellence in Research Award, University at Albany – State University of New York 1991

Research Interests

  • Design and analysis of algorithms
  • Database systems
  • Complexity theory
  • Compiler construction
  • High performance computing
  • Discrete dynamical systems

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