Rada Chirkova

Professor of Computer Science
North Carolina State University
Ph.D., Stanford University, 2002

Google Scholar page: https://scholar.google.com.my/citations?user=Jh3QCRYAAAAJ

Director, NCSU CSC Laboratory for the Science of Technologies for End-to-End Enablement of Data (STEED)

Director, NCSU site of the NSF I/UCRC Center for Accelerated Real Time Analytics (CARTA), 2018-2023

Press release for CARTA – NCSU Department of Computer Science, May 17, 2018

Director, NCSU site of the NSF I/UCRC Center for Hybrid Multicore Productivity Research (CHMPR), 2016-2019

Phone : (919) 513-3506
Fax: (919) 515-7896

Office location:

EB-II room 2276 (Centennial Campus)
890 Oval Drive, Raleigh, NC 27695-8206

Postal Address:

Department of Computer Science,
North Carolina State University,
890 Oval Drive,
3320 Engineering Building II,
Raleigh, NC 27606

Email: rychirko-at-ncsu-dot-edu


  • Information and knowledge management
  • Algorithms and theory of computation
  • Data analytics
  • Cyber security
  • Health care information technology


  • Distinguished Member, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) – 2022
  • IBM Faculty Awards – 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019
  • IBM University Partnership Program Awards – 2003, 2004, 2007
  • National Science Foundation Faculty Early CAREER Award – 2005
  • Faculty Research and Professional Development Award (NCSU), 2003


Research support from the National Science Foundation:

Research support from IBM:
The problem of coherence of a distributed hash table

Selected Publications (for the full list, please see my DBLP entry)

Current Ph.D. students:

  • Nahed Abu Zaid
  • Ezio Mei
  • Kara Schatz

Past students:

  • Pei-Yu Hou, Ph.D., May 2023
  • Jing Ao, Ph.D., December 2022
  • Daniel Korn (UNC_CH), Ph.D., October 2022
  • Ran Tan, MCS, December 2019
  • Ling Chen (coadvised with Ting Yu), Ph.D., December 2016
  • Farid Alborzi (coadvised with Jon Doyle and Yahya Fathi), M.Sc., December 2016
  • Pallavi Deo (coadvised with Christopher Healey), M.Sc., May 2016
  • Rong Huang (coadvised with Yahya Fathi), Ph.D., May 2013
  • Keerthana Boloor (coadvised with Yannis Viniotis), Ph.D., May 2012
  • Zohreh Asgharzadeh Talebi (coadvised with Yahya Fathi), Ph.D., May 2010
  • Manik Chandrachud (coadvised with Prasenjit Mitra), Ph.D., December 2009
  • Maxim Kormilitsin (coadvised with Yahya Fathi and Matthias Stallmann), Ph.D., December 2009
  • Dongfeng Chen (coadvised with Fereidoon Sadri), Ph.D., September 2008
  • Gang Gou, Ph.D., August 2008
  • Ahmet Soydan Bilgin (coadvised with Munindar Singh), Ph.D., December 2007
  • Mike Martin, Ph.D., May 2007
  • Kashinath Dev, M.Sc., October 2005
  • Shalu Gupta, M.Sc., July 2005
  • Kyoung-Hwa Kim, M.Sc., January 2005
  • Pooja Kohli, M.Sc., December 2004
  • Ashish Shah, M.Sc., May 2004


I am in charge of the Taming the Data invited-speaker series, held in the Department of Computer Science at NC State University.


Fall-23 office hours (note exceptions): tentatively Tuesdays 5:30pm-6:30pm for Section 601 students, and Tuesdays 12pm-1pm

Courses: Fall-23 CSC 540 (001 and 601) Database Management Concepts and Systems (graduate level).

Past teaching