Cal Newport '04

Computer scientist

Cal Newport '04 is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University. His scholarship focuses on the theory of distributed systems, while his general-audience writing explores intersections of culture and technology.

He is the author of seven books, including, most recently, A World Without EmailDigital Minimalism, and Deep Work. These titles include multiple New York Times bestsellers and have been published in 40 languages. Newport is also a contributing writer for the New Yorker and the host of the Deep Questions podcast.

Newport will be a visiting faculty member in the Department of Computer Science.