Department of Computer Science
Stony Brook, NY 11794-2424
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.