UC Davis & CSH External Faculty
Raissa D’Souza is professor of computer science and of mechanical engineering at the University of California, Davis, as well as an External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute. She has been a member of the CSH External Faculty since March 2019.
Raissa received a PhD in statistical physics from MIT in 1999, then was a postdoctoral fellow, first in fundamental mathematics and theoretical physics at Bell Laboratories, then in the theory group at Microsoft Research. Her interdisciplinary work on network theory spans the fields of statistical physics, theoretical computer science and applied math, and has appeared in journals such as Science, PNAS, and Physical Review Letters.
Raissa is a fellow of the American Physical Society, serves on the editorial board of numerous international mathematics and physics journals, has organized key scientific meetings like NetSci 2014, and was a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Complex Systems.
She served as president of the Network Science Society from 2015 to 2018, and as outgoing president from 2018 to 2019.