Raissa M. D'Souza

Raissa M. D'Souza

Position Title
Associate Dean

  • Research
1042 Kemper Hall

Raissa D'Souza is a professor in the Departments of Computer Science and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, as well as an external professor at the Santa Fe Institute. She is lead editor for Physical Review Research and on the Board of Reviewing Editors at Science. She received a Ph.D. in statistical physics from MIT in 1999, then did postdoctoral training at Bell Laboratories and at Microsoft Research. Her interdisciplinary work on network theory and complex systems spans the fields of statistical physics, theoretical computer science and applied math, and has appeared in journals such as Science, PNAS, Nature Physics and Physical Review Letters.

Education and Degree(s)
  • B.S. in Physics with Distinction, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
  • Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics, MIT
Honors and Awards
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society, class of 2016
  • Fellow of the Network Science Society, class of 2019
  • Best paper of 2020 award, Risk Analysis
  • 2019 Euler Award of the Network Science Society
  • 2018 ACM Test-of-Time award
  • 2017 UC Davis College of Engineering Outstanding Mid-Career Faculty Research Award
  • 2013 ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award