Dr. Derek Williams

Department of Computer Science
Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Office: TBE A-212
Office phone: 702-895-0526

E-mail address:
  Derek Williams' email address
University policy: All communication from students must come from Rebelmail, otherwise it may not be read or replied to.

Students should email me about anything except specific code advice (i.e. do not email me code to look at). Additionally, please do not show me code before/after class on your laptop. Dissecting code issues usually requires more time than is available in these brief moments. For code examination help, please see me or my GA during office hours (details below).

Fall 2017 Schedule

Office hours: Monday 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

GA information:
Please see https://www.unlv.edu/registrar/dates for a list of important dates relating to drop dates, holidays, and final exams.



Dr. Derek Williams is a lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He holds B.Sc. and M.Eng. degrees in Computer Engineering and Computer Science, both with highest honors, from the University of Louisville, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Las Vegas, Nevada. He has also spent time at the University of Waterloo (Electrical & Computer Engineering / Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research), worked for the Naval Sea Systems Command (DoD SECRET security clearance - inactive), and was the author of the first anti-vandalism software for Wikipedia.


Research Interests

computational game theory, Monte Carlo methods, probability theory, combinatorics, modeling, artificial intelligence, algorithms, logic, cryptography, coding theory, information security, computer forensics


University of Nevada, Las Vegas: University of Louisville: