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Emery Berger - University of Massachusetts Amherst. Amherst, MA, US

Emery Berger Emery Berger

Professor of Computer Science | University of Massachusetts Amherst


Emery Berger's research includes languages, runtime systems, and operating systems, security, and performance.

Areas of Expertise (5)


Online Privacy

Operating Systems

Software Engineering

Programming Languages


Computer scientists Emery Berger has been featured in video, print and online media discussing issues of cybersecurity and online privacy.

His research spans programming languages, runtime systems, and operating systems, with a particular focus on systems that transparently improve reliability, security, and performance. He is the creator of a number of influential software systems including Hoard, a fast and scalable memory manager that accelerates multithreaded applications.


Video Appearances





PBS interview about cyber security


Education (3)

University of Texas at Austin: Ph.D., Computer Science

University of Texas at Austin: M.S., Computer Science

University of Miami: B.S., Computer Science

Press Coverage (3)

Introducing 'mesh,' a memory-saving plug-in that could boost phone and computer performance

Tech Xplore  online


Applications like web browsers or smartphone apps often use a lot of memory. To address this, a research group co-led by Emery Berger, a professor of computer science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has developed a system they call Mesh that can automatically reduce such memory demands

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Hackers wreak havoc in the world of online security; UMass professor Emery Berger offers tips for keeping your information safe

MassLive  print


"Hackers are already incredibly sophisticated. On the other hand, most high-profile online commerce and banking sites take the appropriate steps to make it quite difficult for hackers," says Emery D. Berger, a professor of computer science at the University of Massachusetts.

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UMass cyber security expert worries hackers, not CIA, pose biggest privacy threat

Springfield Republican  print


Emily Berger, a cyber security expert at the University of Massachusetts, believes hackers -- and not the CIA -- pose the greater threat to Americans in terms of collecting information gathered through smartphones and other internet-connected devices.

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