Darko Stefanovic


Phone: 505-277-6561

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Room 137B
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Computer Science

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Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1999

M.S., Computer Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1994

Dipl. Ing., Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, 1989


Darko Stefanovic, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of New Mexico. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1999. Prior to moving to UNM, he held a position as a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University. At UNM, in addition to his appointment in Computer Science, he is an affiliate of the Center for Biomedical Engineering, and is affiliated with the Biomedical Engineering and the Nanoscience and Microsystems graduate programs. His research interests include the study of molecular computation and computation in synthetic chemistry, where his activities address biochemical modes of computation, molecular robotics, statistical physics and microfluidics. He is also interested in the study of experimental computer science in the field of programming language implementation, including the study of virtual machines, garbage collection, compilers and security. He has taught courses in Programming Languages, Operating Systems, Compilers, and Biocomputing. His research has been recognized through an NSF CAREER award and receipt of the Junior Faculty Research Excellence Award from the UNM School of Engineering.

Research Interests

  • Molecular computing
  • Molecular robotics

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