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Mitch Wagner

Computer Science
  • Program: Computer Science
  • College: Engineering
  • Year Recruited: 2016
  • Advisor(s): T. M. Murali


Mitch is a native of Chesapeake, Virginia. As an undergraduate, he attended Virginia Tech, entering Fall 2012, where he received a Bachelor of Science in computer science, with a minor in mathematics. Following his undergraduate studies, Mitch elected to return to Virginia Tech in Fall 2016 to pursue a Master's degree in Computer Science.

Mitch's research interests lie in software engineering, computer languages and frameworks, and algorithms. His present research is in network biology (specifically, reconstructing protein-protein interaction networks), which provides the opportunity to tie a number of these things together in the solution of practical problems.

An avid supporter of BOINC projects, Mitch runs a home compute cluster crunching numbers to support open science. At the time of writing, he is ranked approximately 26,000 out of nearly 4,400,000 individual contributors overall.