Faculty & Staff
Title: Professor and Chairperson of Computer Science
Office #: LT-531A
Konstantin Läufer is a professor of computer science at Loyola University Chicago. He majored in physics at the University of Konstanz, Germany, attended Rutgers University, New Jersey, as an exchange student, and received a PhD in computer science from the Courant Institute at New York University in 1992 prior to joining Loyola. His research interests include programming languages, software architecture, and distributed and pervasive computing systems, as well as applications in bioinformatics, environmental science, and digital humanities. Konstantin co-directs Loyola's Emerging Technologies Laboratory (ETL), an environment for experimental research in the above-mentioned areas, and is involved in several open-source software and documentation projects. He also serves as a co-editor for the Scientific Programming department of the IEEE/AIP Computing in Science and Engineering Magazine (CiSE). Konstantin's research has been funded by government agencies and corporations. He is a co-inventor on two patents owned by Lucent Technologies, where he was a research consultant from 1996 to 2000.
His current research focuses on pervasive computing in the context of an air and water quality study in the Chicago metropolitan area through the Clean Air, Clean Water (CACW) program and on innovative file systems. In 2009, he received a faculty fellowship from Loyola's Institute of Environmental Sustainability.