Dr. Cooper’s primary research area has been program analysis and optimization. He was one of the founding members of the compiler group at Rice and continues as an active researcher and mentor. He has more than 75 technical publications and has produced 18 Ph.D.s. Dr. Cooper is a Fellow of the ACM.
Keith Cooper is the L. John and Ann H. Doerr Professor in Computational Engineering at Rice University. His primary appointment is in the Department of Computer Science, with a courtesy appointment in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He serves as Chair of the Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics at Rice (January 2019), and as co-director of the Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology (July 2015).