Stephen P. Tarzia: software engineer


Stephen Tarzia

Steve is Assistant Department Chair and a Lecturer at the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at Northwestern University. I also publish Gun Memorial and I was recently a Professional Fellow at the Knight Lab at Northwestern University and a Sr. Computational Research Consultant at the Kellogg School of Management.

Previously, I worked as an engineering manager, a product manager, and as a senior software engineer at various startups in Chicago (see my resume for details).

I completed a Ph.D. program at Northwestern University in August of 2011 in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department. My advisor was Professor Peter Dinda, and I worked on mobile systems, with an emphasis on acoustic sensing. My other interests include operating systems, electronics design automation, optimization algorithms, Internet telephony, embedded systems, architectural acoustics and high-performance computing.

My graduate work was funded by Northwestern University through various fellowships and through my advisors' National Science Foundation grants.