Les Gasser

Les Gasser

PhD, Information and Computer Science, University of California, Irvine

Other professional appointments

Professor, Computer Science
Faculty Affiliate, Computational Science and Engineering Program
Faculty Affiliate, Institute for Software Research, U.C. Irvine
Faculty Fellow, National Center for Supercomputing Applications
Faculty Affiliate, Beckman Institute

Research focus

Social informatics; collective, distributed, and self-organizing information systems; conceptual; foundations of information; extreme-scale distributed simulation; origins and use of information in biological systems.


Professor Gasser passed away on October 16, 2018.

Gasser was a professor in the iSchool, with a joint appointment in the Department of Computer Science and faculty affiliate appointments in the Computational Science and Engineering program and the Beckman Institute. He also held a faculty appointment in the Institute for Software Research at the University of California, Irvine. Gasser held a BA in English literature from the University of Massachusetts, and MS and PhD degrees in information and computer science from the University of California, Irvine. He published over seventy technical papers and five books on the topics of social informatics and multi-agent systems.