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William Harrison Associate Professor

William L. Harrison is an associate professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Missouri, who joined MU after working three years at the Oregon Health & Sciences University as a senior research scientist. He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s CAREER award, and his research has also been funded by the U.S. Department of Defense.

Technical Focus

  • Language-based methods in computer security
  • Semantics of programming languages
  • Formal model-driven system synthesis


  • PhD from the University of Illinois
  • MS from the University of California-Davis
  • BA from the University of California-Berkeley