Daniel Grissom, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Engineering and Computer Science

Phone: (626) 815-5319
Fax: (626) 815-5323
Office Location: Building One, Room 204
Photo of Daniel Grissom, Ph.D.


Daniel Grissom, Ph.D., was born and raised in Ohio where he received his bachelor's degree in computer engineering. He later moved to Riverside where he earned his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside. Grissom has held a wide variety of industry positions including stints at the Air Force Research Lab (Jet Propulsion), Northrop Grumman, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Tellus Web, and Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI).

Grissom is passionate about using his technical skills to make a positive social impact on the world, and inspire others to do so as well. He has focused his academic career in the research and development of digital microfluidic biochips, a technology that automates and miniaturizes biochemistry. When microfluidic technologies mature, they promise to bring affordable clinical diagnostics to the third-world. Grissom’s work earned him a prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) fellowship and he has published a number of papers and journals about digital microfluidics in top international conferences.


  • Ph.D., Computer Science, University of California, Riverside
  • M.S., Computer Science, University of California, Riverside
  • B.S., Computer Engineering, University of Cincinnati

Academic Area

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Department of Engineering and Computer Science


  • Architecture
  • Digital Microfluidic Biochips
  • Scheduling
  • Synthesis

Courses Taught

  • CS 120 – Introduction to Computer Science
  • CS 125 - Fundamentals of Computer Science
  • CS 340 - Systems Programming I
  • CS 430 – Artificial Intelligence
  • CS 445 – Computer Architecture and Organization

Office Hours

M/W/F 10:30-11:30A

Related Links