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 (Sabbatical AY18-19)

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

Begins Fall 2019

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

Assistant 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.

David Lowenthal

Professor and Associate Department Head

Office: GS 705

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

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

Lester I. McCann

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 809

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

Jon Misurda

Senior Lecturer

Office: GS 846

Interests: Systems, Software Testing, Computer Science Education

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

Todd Proebsting

Professor and Department Head

Office: GS 805

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

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

Carlos Scheidegger

Assistant Professor

Office: GS 734

Interests: Data visualization, data analysis, computer graphics.

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

Ravi Sethi

Professor

Office: GS 720

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 (Sabbatical AY19-20)

Office: GS 746

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

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

Beichuan Zhang

Associate Professor

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:

Interests: Machine learning, learning theory

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

Graduate Students

Reyan Ahmed

PhD Student

Interests: Visualization, data science, natural language processing.

Chinmai Basavaraj

PhD Student

Interests: Computer vision, machine learning.

Ian Bertolacci

PhD Student

Interests: High-performance computing, programming languages, compilers.

Zhuzhi Cai

PhD Student

Interests: Computer networks.

Illyoung Choi

PhD Student

Interests: Distributed computing, cloud storage systems, bioinformatics.

Anh Dao

PhD Student

Interests: Green computing and mobile health

Sabin Devkota

PhD Student

Interests: Information visualization, graph visualization.

Rebecca Faust

PhD Student

Office: GS 756

Interests: Data visualization, exploratory data analysis.

Chavoosh Ghasemi

PhD Student

Office: GS 718

Interests: Named data networking and content-centric networks, network architecture and protocol design, content delivery networks (CDN), QoS of video streaming services, routing and forwarding in large-area networks, computer networks security.

Wei He

PhD Student

Office: GS 725

Interests: Database management systems, compilers.

Hoang Nguyen Hung Van

PhD Student

Office: GS 725

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

Kairong Jiang

PhD Student

Office: GS 756

Interests: Visualization, computer graphics.

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.

Mingwei Li

PhD Student

Office: GS 756

Interests: Machine learning, data visualization.

Jixian Li

PhD Student

Office: GS 756

Interests: Data visualization, computer graphics, machine learning.

Teng Liang

PhD Student

Office: GS 718

Interests: Computer networks, named data networking.

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

Ju Pan

PhD Student

Office: GS 718

Interests: Network and software development

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.

Lee Savoie

PhD Student

Office: GS 749

Interests: Parallel computing, high-performance computing.

Klaus Schneider

PhD Student

Office: GS 718

Interests: Computer networks, named data networking.

Staci Smith

PhD Student

Office: GS 749

Interests: High-performance computing (HPC), networking and network topologies in HPC, runtime systems.

Mahdi Soltan Mohammadi

PhD Student

Office: GS 749

Interests: Compilers, sparse computation parallelization and optimization, program verification.

Richard Spence

PhD Student

Office: GS 721

Interests: Graph algorithms and complexity theory

Simon Swenson

PhD Student

Office: GS 756

Interests: Machine learning and data visualization

Zheng Tang

PhD Student

Office: GS 710

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

Claire Taylor

PhD Student

Office: GS 725A

Interests: Security, obfuscation, cyberlaw, natural language processing.

Zhe Wang

PhD Student

Office: GS 756

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

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.

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.

Joint and Affiliated Faculty

Sandiway Fong

Associate Professor, Linguistics

Office: Douglass 311

Interests: Natural language processing, artificial intelligence.

Hong Hua

Professor, Optical Science

Office: Meinel 727

Interests: 3D and stereoscopic displays, human computer interaction, virtual and augmented interactions.

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.

Richard Schlichting

Adjunct Professor

Interests: Distributed systems, highly dependable computing.

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

Amy Dreweatt

Academic Advisor

Office: GS 917

Alex Hernandez

Academic Advisor

Office: GS 917

Arthur Jordan

Academic Advisor

Office: GS 917

Advises: Undergraduate students (prospective and current).

Bridget Radcliff

Director of Academic and Support Services

Office: GS 845

Chelsea Skotnicki

Graduate Program Coordinator

Office: GS 917

Advises: Graduate students (prospective and current).

Nicole Soley

Academic Advisor

Office: GS 917

Advises: Undergraduate students (prospective and current).

Crystal Soto

Administrative Assistant

Office: GS 927C

Financial and Administrative Services

Alicia Cool

Manager, Business Finance

Office: GS 927A

Janice Hull

Accountant Associate

Office: GS 927B

Laboratory Staff

Eric Collins

Information Technology Support Analyst, Principal

Office: GS 728

Research Staff

Keith Alcock

Systems Programmer

Office: GS 838

Felice DeLuca

Postdoc Research Associate

Office: GS 721

Keaton Hamm

Postdoc Research Associate

Office: GS 721

Md Iqbal Hossain

Research Scientist, Data

Office: GS 721

Faryad Sahneh

Postdoc Research Associate

Office: GS 721

Becky Sharp

Research Scientist

Office: GS 834

Marco Valenzuela

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Office: GS 834