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Dr. Pruhs received a BS degree (Mathematics and Computer Science, 1984) from Iowa State University and a PhD degree (Computer Science, 1989) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
His research interests are in algorithmic problems that arise in computer and communications systems. His research is funded by the Theory of Computing program and the Advanced Networking Infrastructure and Research program at the National Science Foundation, and by the United States Air Force.
He is on the editorial boards of Journal of Scheduling and INFORMS Journal of Computing. He was awarded an inaugural innovation in teaching award from the University of Pittsburgh Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence.