Charles Severance

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Charles Severance

Clinical Assistant Professor,
School of Information

Office Location(s): 3437 North Quad
Phone: 734.615.3010

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    Dr. Severance is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Information at the University of Michigan. He received Master's Degree in Computer Science from Michigan State University in 1990 and Ph.D. in Computer Science also from Michigan State University in 1996 in Computer Science. He is currently involved in online collaboration systems for teaching and learning as well as e-Research. Prior research interests include High Performance Computing, having written the O'Reilly book on the subject. He is currently one of the lead investigators on the Open Grid Computing Environments ( He is also active in a number of standards activities including the IEEE POSIX (, IMS (, and the Java Community Process ( He is currently a member of the Expert Group looking at the next generation of the Portlet Specification JSR-286.