Dirk Grunwald is the Wilfred and Caroline Slade Endowed Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, in the Department of Computer Science. He received his PhD from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign under Dr. Daniel Reed in the Department of Computer Science. He has been a member of the CU Boulder faculty since 1989. He holds joint appointments in the Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering and the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program.
Dirk works in the area of computer systems, broadly defined. This includes network, wireless networking and computer architecture, as well as privacy and analysis of data sets. Previously, he has been involved in high performance computing and storage systems. He is also interested in and publishes on technology policy, particularly Internet and wireless policy.