Kelly A. Shaw
Kelly A. Shaw
Computer Science Department
Williams College
Office: TCL 309
Postal: 47 Lab Campus Dr., Williamstown, MA 01267
Phone: 413-597-2772
Email: kshaw AT

2023-2024: I'll be on sabbatical in Seattle, participating in the ELATES Women in STEM Leadership program and helping launch the CRA Undergraduate Research to PhD Mentoring Program.

I am a Professor of Computer Science at Williams College. I received my Master's and PhD degrees from the Computer Science Department at Stanford University and my BS in Computer Science from Duke University.


My research explores ways to improve the performance and power of parallel computer architectures, including heterogeneous architectures. This work includes proposing software and hardware optimizations as well as developing tools that help programmers understand when specific optimizations or hardware are applicable. My research also explores the correctness of Internet of Things platforms and their applications, with respect to data consistency. Information about some of these topics can be found by looking at my publications.

I have had the pleasure of advising both undergraduate and graduate students on this research.


Information about Undergraduate Research

Specific Undergraduate Research Programs

Information about Doing Research

Information about Graduate School

Advice for Mentoring Research Students