Computer Science

Faculty and Staff Directory

Faculty

Gorkem Asilioglu

  • Lecturer, Computer Science

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Computer Architecture
  • High-Performance Computing
  • Programming Languages
  • CS Education 

Laura E. Brown

  • Associate Professor, Computer Science

Area of Expertise

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Data Mining and Data Science
  • Applications of AI and ML to Energy (microgrids, power systems), Health, and other domains

Bo Chen

  • Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Mobile Device Security
  • Cloud Computing Security
  • Named Data Networking Security
  • Big Data Security
  • Blockchain

Ali Ebnenasir

  • Associate Professor, Computer Science

Area of Expertise

  • Software Engineering
  • Automated Analysis of Fault-Tolerance
  • Formal Methods
Timothy Havens
"The realization that you can't predict the future--and mold it--could only come as a shock to an academic."
—David Harsanyi

Timothy Havens

  • William and Gloria Jackson Associate Professor of Computer Systems
  • Director, Center for Data Sciences
  • Director, Institute of Computing and Cybersystems

Links of Interest

Areas of Interest

  • Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning
  • Signal and Image Processing
  • Sensor and Data Fusion
  • Heterogeneous Data Mining
  • Explosive Hazard Detection

Scott A. Kuhl

  • Associate Professor, Computer Science
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Faculty Advisor, Husky Game Development Enterprise

Area of Expertise

  • Computer Graphics
  • Virtual Environments
  • Head-mounted displays
  • Human Perception

John Lowther

  • Professor Emeritus, Computer Science

Links of Interest

Area of Expertise

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Graphics

Jean Mayo

  • Associate Professor, Computer Science
  • Graduate Program Director, Computer Science

Area of Expertise

  • Distributed Systems
  • Operating Systems
  • Security
  • Computer Science Education

Saeid Nooshabadi

  • Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Professor, Computer Science

Area of Expertise (CS)

  • High-performance computer architecture
  • Embedded systems
  • Design of multimedia systems
  • High-performance and low power computing systems
  • Information-processing systems
  • Embedded electronic systems

Areas of Interest (ECE)

  • VLSI information and multimedia processing
  • SoC design
  • Complex embedded electronic systems
  • Very Large Scale Intergradations (VLSI)
  • Digital architectures
  • Computer engineering

Nilufer Onder

  • Associate Professor, Computer Science
  • Associate Chair, Computer Science
  • Undergraduate Program Director, Computer Science

Area of Expertise

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Automated Planning and Scheduling
  • Computer Science Education
  • Student Persistence in STEM

Soner Onder

  • Professor, Computer Science
  • Affiliated Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Area of Expertise

  • Computer Architecture
  • Programming Languages
  • Simulation

Linda Ott

  • Professor, Computer Science

Area of Expertise

  • Software Measurement
  • Software Processes
  • Software Engineering Education
  • Women in Computing
  • Retention in Undergraduate CS Education

Robert Pastel

  • Associate Professor, Computer Science
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Faculty Advisor, Humane Interface Design Enterprise

Links of Interest

Area of Expertise

  • Mobile App Design and Usability
  • Software Development and Processes
  • Computer Science Education

Ching-Kuang Shene

  • Professor, Computer Science

Area of Expertise

  • Geometric/solid Modeling
  • Computer-aided Design
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computational Geometry

Leo Ureel

  • Lecturer, Computer Science
  • Computer Science Learning Center Coordinator

Area of Expertise

  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Science Education
  • Intelligent Tutoring Systems

Keith Vertanen

  • Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Area of Expertise

  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
  • Accessible computing
  • Speech and Language Processing
  • Mobile Interfaces
  • Crowdsourcing

James W. Walker

  • Lecturer, Computer Science

Areas of Expertise

  • Virtual Reality
  • Computer Security
  • Software Engineering

Charles Wallace

  • Associate Professor, Computer Science

Areas of Expertise

  • Software Requirements
  • Human-Centered Computing
  • Communication in Software Development
  • Formal Methods
  • Software Engineering Education
  • Agile Development Methods
  • Cyberlearning

Shuai Wang

  • Lecturer, Computer Science

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Computer Architecture
  • Reliable Micro-architecture
  • Power-aware Systems
  • Embedded Systems
  • High-Performance Computing
  • On-Chip Networks
  • System/Architectural Support for Big Data

Zhenlin Wang

  • Interim Department Chair, Computer Science
  • Professor, Computer Science

Links of Interest

Area of Expertise

  • Optimizing Compilers
  • High Performance Architectures
  • Cloud Computing

Jianhui Yue

  • Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Computer Architecture
  • Operating System
  • System Optimization of Big Data Process

Ruihong Zhang

  • Senior Lecturer, Computer Science

Links of Interest

Area of Expertise

  • Networking and Database Administration
  • Software Engineering

Staff

Sarah Kuhl

Sarah Kuhl

  • Undergraduate Advisor
Vicky Roy

Vicky Roy

  • Department Coordinator
Cheryl Simpkins

Cheryl Simpkins

  • Office Assistant

Adjunct and Research Faculty

Steven Carr

Steven Carr

  • Adjunct, Computer Science, Michigan Technological University
  • Department Chair and Professor, Western Michigan University

Myounghoon "Philart" Jeon

  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Computer Science and CLS

Research Interests

  • Human-Computer Interaction/ Human-Robot Interaction
  • Auditory Displays/ Sonification
  • Affective Computing/ Emotional Design
  • Automotive User Interfaces
  • Assistive Technology for Special Populations
  • Aesthetic Computing/ Media Art

David Poplawski

  • Professor Emeritus, Computer Science

Area of Expertise

  • Computer Science Education
  • Computer Architecture

Areas of Expertise

  • Internet of Things and Cyber Physical Systems
  • Mobile Computing and Network Security
  • Dynamic Spectrum Access
  • Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning
  • Wireless Communication Networks
Hairong Wei
"We are doing excellent job in describing how an individual gene functions, but not how life functions. Systems biology is to fill this gap."

Hairong Wei

  • Professor, SFRES
  • Affiliated Professor, Mathematical Sciences
  • Affiliated Professor, Computer Science

Areas of Expertise

  • Identification of genes regulating complex traits via systems biology approaches
  • Gene expression data analysis
  • Gene network construction and decomposition
  • Developing software for mining large-scale biological data
  • Genomics of wood formation

Kuilin Zhang, PE

  • Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Links of Interest

Teaching Interests

  • Transportation Network Analysis
  • Operations Research Models for Transportation and Logistics Systems
  • Traffic Flow Theory
  • Travel Demand Analysis
  • Transportation Systems Operations and Control
  • Transportation Planning

Research Interests

  • Dynamic network equilibrium and optimization
  • Modeling and simulation of large-scale complex systems
  • Multimodal transportation systems analysis
  • Freight transportation and logistics systems
  • Data-driven travel behavior analysis
  • Impact of plug-in electric vehicles to smart grid and transportation network systems
  • Vehicle systems dynamics and fuel-efficient driving behavior
  • Railway systems