Philip J. Hatcher, Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
Phone: (603) 862-2678, Fax: (603) 862-3493
Phil Hatcher has been a faculty
member at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) since 1986.
a B.S. in mathematics from Purdue University in 1978,
an M.S. in computer science from Purdue University in 1979,
and a Ph.D. in computer science from the Illinois Institute of Technology
He is a member of ACM, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta Kappa, and
the IEEE Computer Society.
In 1992 he received the Outstanding Assistant Professor Award from UNH.
In 1996 Hatcher was appointed to a Norman and Marie Waite Professorship at UNH.
In 1997-1999, 2003-2006 and 2007-2011, Hatcher was the Chair of the
Department of Computer Science at UNH.
During the Spring 2014 semester Prof. Hatcher will be teaching:
During the Spring 2014 semester Prof. Hatcher will have office hours
Mon 10-11am, 12:30-1pm; Wed 10-11am and 12:30-1pm, and Fri 10-11am and
(His Compiler Design class gets out of class at 12:30pm MWF, so he may
be a few minutes late getting back to his office if there are a lot of
questions after class.)
Students may arrange appointments to meet at other times by sending e-mail to
Prof. Hatcher's office is Kingsbury N215B.
Prof. Hatcher's research interests include the design and implementation of
programming languages, parallel and distributed computing, and bioinformatics.
- Jackson and Hatcher.
Parallel Execution of Sequence Similarity Analysis Via Dynamic Load
In the proceedings of the ISCA 3rd International Conference
on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology,
New Orleans, March 2011.
- Colbourne et al.
Ecoresponsive Genome of Daphnia pulex.
In Science 331(6017), 2011.
Flynn, Vohr, Hatcher and Cooper.
rates and gene dispensability associate with replication timing
in the archaeon Sulfolobus islandicus.
Biology and Evolution,
Fogal, Childs, Shankar, Kruger, Bergeron, Hatcher.
Large Data Visualization on Distributed Memory Multi-GPU Clusters.
In the proceedings of the
Graphics Conference 2010.
Cooper, Vohr, Wrocklage, and Hatcher.
Why Genes Evolve Faster on Secondary Chromosomes in Bacteria.
In PLoS Computational Biology
Recent Theses Supervised
Niels Widger, M.S. thesis, January 2014
Deterministic Execution in a Java-like Language
James Jackson, M.S. thesis, May 2012
The Accessibility and Scalability of Gene Family Analysis
Ben Decato, B.S. thesis, May 2012
Patterns of Evolution in Bacteria
Brad Larsen, M.S. thesis, December 2010
Compiling an Array Language to a Graphics Processor
James Jackson, B.S. thesis, May 2010
Load-Balancing Genome Similarity Analysis
Brad Larsen, B.S. honors thesis, August 2008
Object Replication in the Large Address Space Virtual Machine
Lina Faller, B.S. honors thesis, May 2008
An Investigation of Palindromic Sequences in the
Anthony Lapadula, Ph.D. dissertation, September 2007
GlySpy: A Software Suite for Assigning Glycan Topologies from Sequential Mass Spectral Data
Other Important Things
Phil Hatcher is unreasonably proud of his
Hatcher is irrational about
William Carlos Williams,
4th of July in Crown Point,
one particular consultant.
Rest, or rage, in peace
Your choice, man.
Comments and questions should be directed to