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Geoffrey Charles Fox

Associate Dean for Research

Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Informatics
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Contact Information

gcf [at]
(812) 856-7977
815 E 10th street - room 105

Other Titles and Honors

  • Fellow, Association for Computing Machinery
  • Fellow, American Physical Society
  • Professor of Physics
  • Director Community Grids Laboratory
  • Senior Research Associate, Center for Computational Science and Advanced Distributed Simulation at University of Houston Downtown
  • Visiting Scholar, Cyberinfrastructure Development at the Alliance for Equity in Higher Education
  • Distinguished Visiting Scientist, JPL
  • Visiting Professor, Southampton University


  • Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics at Cambridge, 1967
  • M.A., at Cambridge, 1968
  • B.A. in Mathematics at Cambridge, 1964


Fox received a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Cambridge University and is now professor of Informatics and Computing, and Physics at Indiana University where he is director of the Digital Science Center and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies at the School of Informatics and Computing. He previously held positions at Caltech, Syracuse University and Florida State University. He has supervised the Ph.D. of 61 students and published over 600 papers in physics and computer science. He currently works in applying computer science to Bioinformatics, Defense, Earthquake and Ice-sheet Science, Particle Physics and Chemical Informatics. He is principal investigator of FutureGrid – a new facility to enable development of new approaches to computing. He is involved in several projects to enhance the capabilities of Minority Serving Institutions.

Research Areas