Directory

Faculty

Eric Anson

Lecturer

Office: GS 823

Interests: Theoretical computer science, computational biology, algorithms, history of computing, machine learning.

Kobus Barnard

Professor

Office: GS 708

Interests: Computer vision, machine learning, scientific applications, multimedia data.

(Ph.D., Simon Fraser University, 1999)

Christian Collberg

Professor

Office: GS 758

Interests: Programming languages, compilers, intellectual property protection of software, domain-specific search engines.

(Ph.D., University of Lund, 1992)

Tyler Conklin

Lecturer

Office: GS 842

Interests: Computer science education, computer hardware, mobile applications and history of computing.

Saumya Debray

Professor

Office: GS 735

Interests: Compilers, program analysis and optimization, programming language implementation.

(Ph.D., The State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1986)

Benjamin Dicken

Lecturer

Office: GS 850

Interests: Software engineering, web development, program analysis, computer science education.

Alon Efrat

Associate Professor

Office: GS 742

Interests: Geometric pattern machining, realistic input models, geographics information science and spatial databases, algorithms for mobile robots.

(Ph.D., Tel-Aviv University, 1998)

Chris Gniady

Associate Professor

Office: GS 730

Interests: Operating systems, multiprocessor architecture and instruction-level parallelism, design of high-performance systems.

(Ph.D., Purdue University, 2005)

John H. Hartman

Associate Professor

Office: GS 747

Interests: Scalable storage systems, network file systems, and distributed operating systems.

(Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1994)

Kate Isaacs

Assistant Professor

Office: GS 712

Interests: Information visualization, high performance computing.

(Ph.D., University of California at Davis, 2015)

Kwang-Sung Jun

Assistant Professor

Office: GS 746

Interests: Machine Learning

(Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015)

John Kececioglu

Professor

Office: GS 727

Interests: Computational biology, algorithm design and implementation, combinatorial optimization.

(Ph.D., The University of Arizona, 1991)

Stephen Kobourov

Professor

Office: GS 715

Interests: Graph drawing and information visualization, algorithm design and data organization, geometric algorithms.

(Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 2000)

Josh Levine

Associate Professor

Office: GS 754

Interests: Visualization, geometric modeling, topological analysis, mesh generation, and computer graphics.

(Ph.D., Ohio State University, 2009)

Russell Lewis

Lecturer

Office: GS 829

Interests: Operating systems, computer architecture. virtualization, and emulation.

Melanie Lotz

Lecturer

Office: GS 845

Interests: Theoretical Computer Science, algorithms, security, and programming languages

David Lowenthal

Interim Department Head and Professor

Office: GS 705

Interests: Parallel and distributed computing, operating systems, and run-time systems.

(Ph.D., The University of Arizona, 1996)

Lester I. McCann

Interim Associate Department Head & Principal Lecturer

Office: GS 819

Interests: Computer Science education, database management systems.

(Ph.D., North Dakota State University, 1994)

Rick Mercer

Senior Lecturer

Office: GS 811

Interests: Computer science education, object-oriented programming and design, agile software development, patterns.

Jon Misurda

Senior Lecturer

Office: GS 858

Interests: Systems, Software Testing, Computer Science Education

(Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2011)

Jason Pacheco

Assistant Professor

Office: GS 724

Interests: Statistical machine learning, probabilistic graphical models, approximate inference algorithms, and information-theoretic decision making

(ph.D., Brown University, 2016)

Todd Proebsting

Professor

Office: GS 847

Interests: Programming languages, compilers, cloud computing, information aggregation.

(Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1992)

Sazzadur Rahaman

Assistant Professor

Office: GS 734

Interests: System and software security, program analysis, applied cryptography, internet measurement

Carlos Scheidegger

Associate Professor (Sabbatical AY20-21)

Office: GS 739

Interests: Data visualization, data analysis, computer graphics.

(Ph.D., University of Utah, 2009)

Ravi Sethi

Professor

Office: GS 809

Interests: Software technologies, communications systems, compilers, programming languages, algorithms.

Richard T. Snodgrass

Professor

Office: GS 711

Interests: Science of computing, temporal databases, data semantics, query languages, database management systems.

(Ph.D., Carnegie-Mellon University, 1982)

Michelle Strout

Professor

Office: GS 707

Interests: High performance computing, compilers including use of the polyhedral model, parallel programming models, scientific computing, and software engineering.

(Ph.D., University of California at San Diego, 2003)

Mihai Surdeanu

Associate Professor

Office: GS 745

Interests: Natural language processing, applied machine learning, artificial intelligence.

(Ph.D., Southern Methodist University, 2001)

Beichuan Zhang

Professor (Sabbatical AY20-21)

Office: GS 723

Interests: Computer networks, Internet routing architecture and protocols, Internet topology, multicast.

(Ph.D. University of California at Los Angeles, 2003)

Chicheng Zhang

Assistant Professor

Office: 720

Interests: Machine learning, learning theory

(Ph.D., University of California at San Diego, 2017)

Graduate Students

Reyan Ahmed

PhD Student

Office: GS 721

Interests: Graph Algorithms, Network Visualization, Data Science.

Sayef Azad Sakin

PhD Student

Office: GS 756

Interests: Data visualization, high performance computing

George C.G. Barbosa

PhD Student

Office: GS 710

Interests: Natural language processing, machine learning, artificial intelligence

Chinmai Basavaraj

PhD Student

Office: GS 725

Interests: Computer vision, machine learning

Jie Bian

PhD Student

Interests:

Zhuzhi Cai

PhD Student

Office: GS 718

Interests: Computer networks

Anna Chernikov

PhD Student

Interests: Bioinformatics, Algorithms, High Performance Computing, Machine Learning

Sabin Devkota

PhD Student

Office: 756

Interests: Information visualization, graph visualization

Rebecca Faust

PhD Student

Office: GS 756

Interests: Data visualization, exploratory data analysis

Shahriar Golchin

PhD Student

Interests: Machine Learning, Bandit Algorithms, Reinforcement Learning

Alonso Granados

PhD Student

Interests: Reinforcement Learning, Computer Vision, Probabilistic Graphical Models, Deep Learning

Ryn Gray

PhD Student

Office: GS 725

Interest: Graph Visualizations

Wei He

PhD Student

Office: GS 725

Interests: Database management systems, compilers

Hoang Nguyen Hung Van

PhD Student

Office: GS 710

Interests: Machine learning, natural language processing, data visualization and question-answering system

Kairong Jiang

PhD Student

Office: GS 756

Interests: Visualization, computer graphics

Xiyu Kang

PhD student

Office: GS 749

Interests: Computer Security

Dharma KC

PhD Student

Office: GS 718

Interests: Machine Learning and Brain Computer Interface

Marina Kisley

PhD Student

Office: GS 725

Interests: Machine learning, computer vision, and astronomical applications 

Spencer Krieger

PhD Student

Office: GS 749

Interests: Bioinformatics, algorithms, hypergraphs, cell signaling pathways, protein secondary structure prediction

Jixian Li

PhD Student

Office: GS 756

Interests: Data visualization, computer graphics, machine learning

Mingwei Li

PhD Student

Office: GS 756

Interests: Machine learning, data visualization

Yichen Li

PhD Student

Interests: Reinforcement learning & imitation learning

Yinan Li

PhD Student

Interests: Machine learning

ZhengZhong Liang

PhD Student

Office: GS 710

Interests: Artificial intelligence, natural language processing, artificial neural networks, question answering system

Terrence Lim

PhD Student

Office: GS 749

Interest: Compilers, database management systems, and programming languages

Fan Luo

PhD Student

Office: GS 710

Interests: Natural language processing, machine learning, artificial intelligence

Ahmad Musa

PhD Student

Office: GS 721

Interests: Natural language processing and machine learning

Harshita Narnoli

PhD Student

Interests:  Computer vision, Computer Graphics and Machine Learning

Brandon Neth

PhD Student

Interests: Programming Languages, Compilers, and High Performance Computing

Mithun Paul

PhD Student

Office: GS 710

Interests: Natural language processing, neural networks, machine learning, ethical hacking

Mahdi Rahimi

PhD Student

Office: GS 718

Interests: Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, robotics

Md Ashiqur Rahman

PhD Student

Office: GS 718

Interests: Computer networks, wireless mobile networks, named data networking

Md Dilshadur Rahman

PhD Student

Office: GS 756

Interests: Visualization

Connor Scully-Allison

PhD Student

Office: GS 756

Interests: Data Visualization, Data Management, Interdisciplinary Software Engineering

Jianwei Shen

PhD Student

Interests: Machine learning

Paulo Soares

PhD Student

Office: GS 725

Interests: Computer vision, social network analysis, machine learning

Richard Spence

PhD Student

Office: GS 721

Interests: Graph algorithms and complexity theory

Zheng Tang

PhD Student

Office: GS 710

Interests: Natural language processing, applied machine learning, artificial intelligence

Claire Taylor

PhD Student

Office: GS 725

Interests: Security, obfuscation, cyberlaw, natural language processing

Robert Vacareanu

PhD Student

Interests: Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence

Manujinda Wathugala

PhD Student

Office: GS 725

Interests: Machine learning, computer vision, natural language processing, and distributed systems

Katy Williams

PhD Student

Office: GS 756

Interests: Data visualization, high-performance computing

Jake Wolfe

PhD Student

Office: GS 710

Interests: Natural Language Proccessing, Machine Learning

Marium Yousuf

PhD Student

Office: GS 749

Interests: Applied Machine Learning, Computational Neuroscience

Ariyan Zarei

PhD Student

Office: GS 725

Interests: Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence

Zhenge Zhao

PhD Student

Office: GS 756

Interests: Interactive data visualization, big data analysis, machine learning

Yao Zhao

PhD Student

Interests: Machine learning, bandit problem, mathematical optimization

DEI Advisory Board

Vanessa Campbell

Undergraduate Student

Girls Who Code Lead Facilitator

Fontaine Coutino Villarreal

Undergraduate Student

Justin Galvez

Undergraduate Student

Aliyah Hernandez

Undergraduate Student

Sage Pezzulo

Undergraduate Student

Valeria Regalado

Undergraduate Student

Department DEI Committee

Stephanie Carlson

Undergraduate Academic Advisor, Senior

Advises (Last names L-Q)

Office: GS 917

Alon Efrat

Associate Professor

Office: GS 742

Interests: Geometric pattern machining, realistic input models, geographics information science and spatial databases, algorithms for mobile robots.

(Ph.D., Tel-Aviv University, 1998)

John H. Hartman

Associate Professor

Office: GS 747

Interests: Scalable storage systems, network file systems, and distributed operating systems.

(Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1994)

Josh Levine

Associate Professor

Office: GS 754

Interests: Visualization, geometric modeling, topological analysis, mesh generation, and computer graphics.

(Ph.D., Ohio State University, 2009)

Melanie Lotz

Lecturer

Office: GS 845

Interests: Theoretical Computer Science, algorithms, security, and programming languages

Martin Marquez

Director, Academic and Support Services

Office: GS 927A

Brandon Neth

PhD Student

Interests: Programming Languages, Compilers, and High Performance Computing

Affiliated Faculty

Steven Bethard

Assistant Professor, School of Information

Office: Harvill, 445B

Interests: natural language processing, machine learning, information extraction

Sandiway Fong

Associate Professor, Linguistics

Office: Douglass 311

Interests: All aspects of language and computation

Marwan Krunz

Professor, ECE

Office: ECE 356H

Interests: Computer networking, protocol design for wireless systems, media streaming, sensor networks, performance evaluation.

Ming Li

Associate Professor, ECE

Interests: Computer networking, network security, wireless security, privacy-enhancing technologies, cyber-physical system security.

Clayton Morrison

Associate Professor, School of Information

Office: Harvill 437A

Interests: Machine Learning, Probabilistic Modeling, Casual Inference, Natural Language Processing, Knowledge Representation, and Automated Planning

Sudha Ram

Professor, Management Information Systems

Office: McClelland Hall 430J

Interests: Enterprise Data Management. Semantic Interoperability among Heterogeneous Data Sources. Biological Data Integration. Semantic Modeling Data Provenance and Quality.

Martin Schulz

Affiliate Faculty

Interests: parallel and distributed architectures and applications; performance monitoring, modeling and analysis; memory system optimization; parallel programming paradigms; tool support for parallel programming; power efficiency for parallel systems; op

Academic Services

Stephanie Carlson

Undergraduate Academic Advisor, Senior

Advises (Last names L-Q)

Office: GS 917

Alex Hernandez

Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Advises (Last names E-K)

Office: GS 917

Arthur Jordan

Coordinator of Career Development

Office: GS 917

Martin Marquez

Director, Academic and Support Services

Office: GS 927A

Alonso Minjarez

Undergraduate Academic Advisor, Senior

Advises (Last names R-Z)

Office: GS 917

Samantha Morrow

Undergraduate Academic Advisor, Senior

Advises (Last names A-D)

Office: GS 917

Crystal Soto

Administrative Assistant

Office: GS 927C

Financial and Administrative Services

Alicia Cool

Manager, Business Finance

Office: GS 835

Janice Hull

Accountant Associate

Office: GS 831

Laboratory Staff

Coal Candelario

Information Technology Support Analyst

Office: GS 728

Eric Collins

Information Technology Support Analyst, Principal

Office: GS 722

Research Staff

Keith Alcock

Systems Programmer

Office: GS 838

Keaton Hamm

Postdoc Research Associate

Office: GS 721

Faryad Sahneh

Postdoc Research Associate

Office: GS 721

Marco Valenzuela

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Office: GS 834