ICS Welcomes 3 New Faculty for 2021

October 5, 2021

The Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences is pleased to introduce the following three faculty who joined ICS in academic year 2021-22. These outstanding researchers and educators advance our school’s strategic priorities in the areas of computer vision, health informatics, information sciences, machine learning, operating systems, and security. With these new hires, ICS has more than 100 tenure-track faculty, reflecting the unprecedented growth in our enrollments and research activity.

Alex Berg

Associate Professor, Computer Science
Ph.D. Computer Science, UC Berkeley

Berg’s research concerns computational visual recognition. He has worked on general object recognition in images, action recognition in video, human pose identification in images, image parsing, face recognition, image search, and machine learning for computer vision. He co-organizes the ImageNet Large Scale Visual Recognition Challenge, and has co-organized a series of workshops on large scale recognition in computer vision. Berg’s Ph.D. at UC Berkeley developed a novel approach to deformable template matching. He is currently a research scientist at Facebook AI Research and a research associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Berg will be joining the ICS faculty in winter 2022.

Anton Burtsev

Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Utah

Burtsev is a systems researcher with many years of first-hand experience in designing and building operating systems. Currently, he is interested in clean slate design of operating systems for novel hardware and software environments, and in the practical evolution of existing systems toward hardware, software and security requirements in the age of warehouse computing. Burtsev’s research covers novel operating system designs that utilize programming language safety of the Rust programming language for security and reliability, secure cloud architectures, and operating system support for modern low-latency, heterogeneous datacenters. He’s been in UCI’s Department of Computer Science since 2016 and became an assistant professor in July 2021.

Madhu Reddy

Professor, Informatics
Ph.D., Information and Computer Science, UC Irvine

Reddy’s primary interests are in understanding how we can better design and implement health information technologies to improve communication and collaboration in clinical settings. His interdisciplinary research connects medical informatics, computer-supported cooperative work, and information sciences. Reddy’s research has been supported by NSF, Lockheed Martin Corporation, The Commonwealth Fund, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Mid-Atlantic Region, and the Center for Integrated Healthcare Delivery Systems. He is an American College of Medical Informatics Fellow and was awarded the American Medical Informatics Association’s Diana Forsythe Award in 2002 and 2010. Reddy was a professor at Northwestern University before joining ICS faculty in July 2021.