Gruia-Catalin Roman is the Harold B. and Adelaide G. Welge Professor of Computer Science in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Washington University in Saint Louis. Roman has an established research career with numerous published papers in a multiplicity of computer science areas including mobile computing, formal design methods, visualization, requirements and design methodologies for distributed systems, interactive high speed computer vision algorithms, formal languages, biomedical simulation, computer graphics, and distributed database. His current research involves the study of formal models, algorithms, design methods, and middleware for mobile computing and sensor networks.

Roman was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, where he received a B.S. degree (1973), an M.S. degree (1974), and a Ph.D. degree (1976), all in computer science. He has been on the faculty of the Department of Computer Science at Washington University in Saint Louis since 1976 and served as department chair for more than a decade. Roman is also a software engineering consultant. His consulting work involves development of custom software engineering methodologies and training programs. Roman served as associate editor for ACM TOSEM and held leading positions in several international conferences and workshops, e.g., the general chair for ICSE 2005 and FSE 2010. He is a founding member of the Board of Directors for the Saint Louis Information Technology Coalition and an external advisor for the Saint Louis Science Center. Roman is a member of Tau Beta Pi, ACM, and IEEE Computer Society.