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Jeff Foster

Professor and Chair
Department of Computer Science
Tufts University
420 Joyce Cummings Center, 177 College Ave, Medford, MA 02155
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I am Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Science at Tufts University. I am also Chair of SIGPLAN. The goal of my research is to develop fundamental new ways to make it easier to build more reliable, secure software. I am interested in programming languages, software engineering, and security. I am a member of TuPL. I am an ACM Fellow.

Previously, I was a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and UMIACS at the University of Maryland, College Park, as well as a member of PLUM.

Warning: There are ongoing phishing attempts with messages that purport to come from me. Often the scammers say they are offering research positions, or that I need your help checking equipment prices in a store. They will often ask you to contact a phone number or an email address that is not my official Tufts address. (Sometimes the link will look like my address, but if you click on it, you'll see the "to" field goes somewhere else.) If I contact you, I will always ask you to respond to my Tufts email address (see above), and never via phone, text, WhatsApp, etc. If you have any questions about a message you received that is supposedly from me, you can contact me by email to confirm. If you do receive a scam email, please forward it to Tufts IT Support, and if the message was from a gmail account, you can report abuse from a gmail account.

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