The Algorithmic Research for Essential Asynchronous Computing (AREA 67) lab at the University of Central Florida was established by Dr. Damian Dechev in 2010. His work focuses on concurrency and multiprocessor programming. At AREA 67, Dr. Dechev leads the efforts on creating a collection of concurrent wait-free and lock-free data structures along with supporting verification and optimization tools. The AREA 67 lab has been supported by the National Science Foundation, Sandia National Laboratories, and the Department of Energy.