Michael Bender
Michael Bender

Department of Computer Science
Room 245
Stony Brook, NY 11794-2424

(631) 632-7835
bender [at] cs.stonybrook.edu
Algorithms, Data Structures, Cache and I/O-efficient Computing, Parallel Computing, Scheduling.

Michael A. Bender is the David R. Smith Leading Scholar of Computer Science at Stony Brook University. Bender was Founder and Chief Scientist at Tokutek, Inc, an enterprise database company that was acquired by Percona in 2015. He has won several awards, including a Test-of-Time award, two Best Paper Awards, and five awards for graduate and undergraduate teaching. He was a member of the Sandia team that won the R&D 100 Award for scheduling in parallel computers. He has held Visiting Scientist positions at both MIT and King's College London.

Bender received his A.B. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University in 1992 and obtained a D.E.A. and Magistere in Computer Science from the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France in 1993. He completed a Ph.D. on Scheduling Algorithms from Harvard University in 1998.


Michael Bender works in both pure and applied algorithms, data structures, parallel computing, I/O-efficient computing, storage systems, and scheduling. He has published over 170 papers, and has been PI/co-PI of over 37 grants.

Michael Bender is a recipient of the following awards: USENIX FAST Best Paper Award, 2016; IPDPS Best Paper Award, 2015; Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, SBU, 2015; Major Contributions to Graduate Education and Research, CS Dept, SBU, 2012; Imre Simon Test-of-Time Award, 2012; Undergraduate Teaching Award, CS Dept, SBU, 2006; R&D 100 Award, 2006; PODS Best Newcomer Award, 2006; Dean's Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching, SBU, 2005; Graduate Teaching Award, CS Dept, SBU, 2000.
Teaching Summary
CSE 150, CSE 303, CSE 350, CSE 373, CSE 385, CSE 495/496, CSE 548, CSE 638, CSE 642