Andrea Richa

Richa_Andrea_6500wProfessor Andrea W. Richa joined Arizona State University (ASU) in 1998. Prof. Richa’s work on network algorithms has been widely cited, and includes work on distributed load balancing, packet routing, wireless network modeling and topology control, wireless jamming, data mule networks, underwater optical networking, and distributed hash tables (DHTs). Dr. Richa was the recipient of an NSF CAREER Award in 1999, is currently an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, and has served as keynote speaker and program\general chair of several prestigious conferences. Prof. Richa has also delivered several invited talks both nationally and internationally. For a selected list of her publications and other accomplishments, and current research projects, please visit


Ph.D., Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, 1998
M.S., Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, 1995
B.S., Computer Science, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro—Brazil, 1989

Research interests

Self-organizing particle systems, programmable matter, bio-inspired algorithms; distributed computing and algorithms; theory of wireless communication; graph, randomized, and approximation algorithms; self-stabilizing overlay networks; combinatorial optimization; distributed resource allocation

Honors and awards

  • NSF CAREER Award, 2000

Key activities

  • IEEE Workshop on Network Science for Communication Networks (NetSciCom)
  • General Chair and Founder, NSF Workshop on Selforganizing Particle Systems, 2014
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
  • General Chair, ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC), 2010
  • PC Chair ACM DIALM-POMC 2003 & 2010
  • SSS 2012; IEEE NetSciCom 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Publicity Chair, ACM SPAA’08
  • Guest Editor, ACM Baltzer Journal on Mobile Networks and Applications (MONET), Special Issue on Foundations of Mobile computing, 2004