Dr. Vitter’s educational degrees include a B.S. with highest honors in mathematics in 1977 from the University of Notre Dame; a Ph.D. in computer science in 1980 from Stanford University; and an M.B.A. in 2002 from Duke University.
Dr. Vitter’s research deals with the algorithmic aspects of processing, compressing, and communicating massive amounts of information. He has done much work in external memory algorithms, compressed data structures, data compression, machine learning, and databases. He has been elected a Fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association for Computing Machinery, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He was named a National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator and is a Fulbright Scholar. He has over 280 book, journal, conference, and patent publications. He is an ISI highly cited researcher with a Google Scholar h-index of 60.