Ilya Safro

Associate Professor
Ilya Safro
Office: 430 Smith Hall
Phone: 302-831-4512

Ilya Safro

Associate Professor
Associate Chair


PostDoc | 2007-2010 | Argonne National Laboratory
Ph.D. | 2008 | Weizmann Institute of Science | Applied Mathematics and Computer Science
MSc | 2004 | Weizmann Institute of Science | Applied Mathematics and Computer Science
BSc | 1998 | Ben Gurion University of Negev | Mathematics and Computer Science

Executive Summary

Dr. Ilya Safro received his Ph.D. from the Weizmann Institute of Science under the supervision of Achi Brandt and Dorit Ron. In January 2021, he joined the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Delaware. In 2012-2020, Dr. Safro held assistant and associate professor positions in the School of Computing at Clemson University. He was also a Faculty Scholar of the Clemson University School of Health Research. Before that he was a postdoc and Argonne scholar at the Division of Mathematics and Computer Science at Argonne National Laboratory.

Dr. Safro’s research is funded by several agencies including NSF, DARPA, NIH, DOE, and BMW. His research interests include algorithms and models for quantum computing, AI, machine learning, natural language processing, network science and graph algorithms, and large-scale optimization.

Research Areas

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Computing Foundations