John A. Board

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

John Board is an Associate Professor of ECE and of Computer Science. He also serves as Associate Chief Information Officer for Duke University.  He received his D.Phil in 1986 from Oxford University. His research interests include: High performance scientific computing and simulation, novel computer architectures, cluster computing and parallel processing; ubiquitous computing.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Associate Professor of Computer Science
  • Bass Fellow

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 423 Wiklinson Hall, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: (919) 660-5272
  • Email Address: jab@ee.duke.edu
  • Websites:

Education

  • B.S.E. Duke University, 1981
  • M.S. Duke University, 1982
  • Ph.D. University of Oxford (United Kingdom), 1986

Research Interests

High performance scientific computing and simulation, novel computer architectures, cluster computing and parallel processing; ubiquitous computing.

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Distinguished Teaching Award. Duke University School of Engineering. 2008
  • Distinguished Young Alumnus. Duke University. 2008
  • Klein Family Distinguished Teaching Award. Duke University, Pratt School of Engineering. 2008
  • Member. Eta Kappa Nu. 2008
  • Member. Phi Beta Kappa. 2008
  • Member. Tau Beta Pi. 2008
  • Rhodes Scholar. The Rhodes Trust. 2008

Courses Taught

  • COMPSCI 350L: Digital Systems
  • COMPSCI 394: Research Independent Study
  • ECE 350L: Digital Systems
  • ECE 391: Projects in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ECE 392: Projects in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ECE 493: Projects in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ECE 494: Projects in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ECE 899: Special Readings in Electrical Engineering

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Li, X., X. Chang, J. A. Board, and K. S. Trivedi. “A novel approach for software vulnerability classification.” In Proceedings  Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1109/RAM.2017.7889792.
  • Ybarra, G. A., L. M. Collins, L. G. Huettel, K. D. Coonley, H. Z. Massoud, J. A. Board, S. A. Cummer, et al. “Integrated sensing and information processing theme-based redesign of the undergraduate electrical and computer engineering curriculum at Duke University.” Advances in Engineering Education 2, no. 4 (2010).
  • Ybarra, G. A., L. M. Collins, L. G. Huettel, H. Z. Massoud, J. A. Board, M. Brooke, N. M. Jokerst, et al. “Integrating sensing and information processing in an electrical and computer engineering undergraduate curriculum.” In Proceedings  Frontiers in Education Conference, Fie, 2009. https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2009.5350770.
  • Brown, A., G. Ybarra, H. Massoud, J. Board, J. Holmes, K. Coonley, L. Collins, L. Huettel, M. Gustafson, and S. Cummer. “Redesign of the core curriculum at Duke University.” In Asee Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2006.
  • Brown, A., G. Ybarra, H. Massoud, J. Board, J. Holmes, K. Coonley, L. Collins, L. Huettel, M. Gustafson, and S. Cummer. “Redesign of the core curriculum at Duke University.” In Asee Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2006.