David Evans is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Virginia where he leads research in computer security and privacy. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia with his wife and daughter.
He won the Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and an All-University Teaching Award. His Udacity cs101 course was the first course to launch on Udacity and remains the world's most popular MOOC.
He has SB, SM and PhD degrees in Computer Science from MIT. According to Prospect Magazine, "Evans is the kind of nerdy savant whose gap-tooth smile and Monty Python humour attract a cult following on campus."