William M. Jones Jr.

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Dr. William M. Jones

Professor, Computing Sciences

Phone: 843-349-4142 Email: wjones@coastal.edu Office Hours:


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Dr. William Jones is a native of Conway, S.C. He graduated from Conway High School in 1995 and attended Clemson University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and a Ph.D., each in computer engineering. Before accepting his position at CCU, Jones was an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the U.S. Naval Academy for two years, as well as an adjunct professor at Clemson University in the ECE department and at Tri-County Technical College in the Department of Mathematics.

Current Appointments

Professor, Computing Sciences, Coastal Carolina University: 2017 to present
Guest Scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory: 2023 - present
University Collaborator at Ultrascale Systems Research Center, LANL: 2014 - present
Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Clemson University: 2012 - present


  • Ph.D. Computer Engineering, 2005, Clemson University
  • M.S. Computer Engineering, 2000, Clemson University
  • B.S. Computer Engineering, 1999, Clemson University
  • B.A. Spanish, 2017, Coastal Carolina University

Research Interests

Resilience and fault tolerance in very large scale capability HPC systems, soft errors, fault injectors, parallel computational science applications, discrete event simulation, job scheduling, parallel computing, performance evaluation and modeling, applied machine learning and high performance IO / parallel file systems

Prior Appointments

Joint Faculty Researcher at National Security Education Center, LANL: 2019 - 2023
Department Chair, Computing Sciences, Coastal Carolina University: 2012-2018
Associate Professor, Computing Sciences, Coastal Carolina University: 2013-2017
Assistant Professor, Computing Sciences, Coastal Carolina University: 2008-2013
Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, United States Naval Academy: 2006-2008

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