Stephen P. Tarzia


Stephen Tarzia

I am an Assistant Professor of Instruction in the Computer Science Department at Northwestern University. I also direct the MS programs in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department. I teach various computer systems classes.

I also work in digital journalism by publishing the National Gun Violence Memorial. To better understand the impact of gun violence in America, our volunteers and community have collected over 70,000 photos of American gun violence victims from the past few years. We also host a grief counseling forum for our visitors.

I was recently a Professional Fellow at the Knight Lab at the Medill School of Journalism 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.

I completed a Ph.D. program at Northwestern University in August of 2011 in Computer Engineering. My advisor was Professor Peter Dinda, and I worked on mobile systems, with an emphasis on acoustic sensing.