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Alfred Weaver

Alfred Weaver

Professor of Computer Science

Phone: (434) 982-2201
Fax: (434) 982-2214
Email: weaver@cs.virginia.edu
Home Page: Alfred Weaver

Department of Computer Science
School of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Virginia
151 Engineer‘s Way, P.O. Box 400740
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904-4740

"These gigabit LANs are just not fast enough!"

Areas Of Interest

Computer networks, network protocols, telemedicine, electronic commerce, medical data privacy and security

Biographical Sketch

Alf Weaver received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois in 1976. He joined the University of Virginia in 1977 and is now Director of the department's Computer Networks Laboratory, Director of the university's Internet Commerce Group, and founding Director of the state's Internet Technology Innovation Center. He was an ACM National Lecturer, gave keynote addresses at several leading conferences, held the Lucian Carr III endowed chair, and is a Fellow of the IEEE. He has supervised over 120 research projects, advised over 65 graduate students, and co-authored four books, six book chapters, over 140 refereed papers, and a patent.


Weaver and colleagues developed the Xpress Transport Protocol (supporting multicast and knowledge of the multicast group members) for the U.S. Navy, and then turned XTP into a commercial product. He was a founder of the Virginia's Internet Technology Innovation Center, which provided technical and business strategy for e-business, and developed e-commerce software for corporate and government clients. His current research focuses on medical data privacy and security, implemented by using web services to support authentication, authorization, and federation across trust domains. He is also developing delta compression algorithms for diverse environments

Selected Publications