Faculty Directory

Department Chair

  • Professor and Chair, Computer Science

Links of Interest

Area of Expertise

  • Optimizing Compilers
  • High Performance Architectures
  • Cloud Computing
  • Virtualization

Primary Program Faculty

Koloud Al Khamaiseh
""My success comes only through Allah. In Him I trust and to Him I turn""
—Surah Hud - 88
  • Assistant Teaching Professor

Areas of Interest

  • Machine Learning for Medical Image Processing
  • Machine Learning in CyberSecurity
  • HTML Parsing and Information Retrieval
  • Pattern recognition
  • Assistant Teaching Professor, Computer Science
  • Assistant Teaching Professor, Computer Science

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Computer Architecture
  • High-Performance Computing
  • Programming Languages
  • CS Education 
  • Assistant Professor, Computer Science
  • Assistant Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Interests

  • User experience
  • Human factors
  • Human-computer Interactions
  • Mental models
  • Information representation
  • Rural digital literacy
  • Education, engagement, and retention
  • Digital anthropology 
  • Associate Professor, Computer Science
  • Associate Dean, Data Science Initiatives, College of Computing
  • Director, Data Science, M.S. and B.S. Programs

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
  • Associate Professor, Computer Science

Areas of Expertise

  • Mobile Device Security
  • Cloud Computing Security
  • Internet of Things Security
  • Cyber-Physical Systems Security
  • Blockchain
  • Research Assistant Professor, Computer Science
  • Associate Professor, Computer Science

Area of Expertise

  • Software Engineering
  • Automated Analysis of Fault-Tolerance
  • Formal Methods

Dylan Gaines

  • Research Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Research Areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Accessible Computing
  • Ambiguous Text Input
  • Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI)
  • Director, Great Lakes Research Center
  • Director, Institute of Computing and Cybersystems
  • William and Gloria Jackson Professor

Links of Interest

Areas of Interest

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Signal and Image Processing
  • Sensor and Data Fusion
  • Heterogeneous Data Mining
  • Professor, Computer Science
  • Associate Dean for Research, College of Computing
  • Associate Director, ICC

Research Interests

  • Bioinformatics
  • Data Science
  • Machine Learning/Deep Learning
  • High-performance Computing
  • 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
  • Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Links of Interest

Research Focus

  • Machine Learning

  • Cybersecurity

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

Area of Expertise

  • Distributed Systems
  • Operating Systems
  • Security
  • Computer Science Education
  • Associate Professor, Computer Science

Areas of Expertise

    • String Algorithms
    • Compressed Data Structures
    • Computational Geometry

Links of Interest

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Data Structures
  • Algorithms
  • 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
  • Professor, Computer Science
  • Affiliated Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Links of Interest

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Area of Expertise

  • Computer Architecture
  • Programming Languages
  • Simulation
  • Assistant Teaching Professor

Areas of Expertise

  • Computer Science Education
  • Experiential Learning in STEM
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Programming Languages
  • User Interface Design
  • Professor, Computer Science

Area of Expertise

  • Software Measurement
  • Software Processes
  • Software Engineering Education
  • Women in Computing
  • Retention in Undergraduate CS Education
  • 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
  • Assistant Professor, Computer Science
  • Assistant Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Coordinator, College of Computing Learning Center

Area of Expertise

  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Science Education
  • Intelligent Tutoring Systems
  • Dave House Associate Professor

Area of Expertise

  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
  • Accessible computing
  • Speech and Language Processing
  • Mobile Interfaces
  • Crowdsourcing
Charles Wallace
"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself — and you are the easiest person to fool."
—Richard Feynman
  • Associate Professor, Computer Science
  • Associate Dean for Curriculum & Instruction, College of Computing
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • software usability & accessibility
  • gerontechnology
  • smart & connected communities
  • communication in software development
  • agile development methods
  • applied formal methods
  • computing ethics
  • sustainable computing
  • computer science & software engineering education
  • Professor and Chair, Computer Science

Links of Interest

Area of Expertise

  • Optimizing Compilers
  • High Performance Architectures
  • Cloud Computing
  • Virtualization
  • Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Computer Architecture
  • Operating System
  • System Optimization of Big Data Process
  • Associate Teaching Professor, Computer Science

Area of Expertise

  • Networking and Database Administration
  • Software Engineering

Allied Faculty

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

Links of Interest

Courses Taught

  • EE 4271 VLSI Design

Areas of Interest

  • Neuromorphic Engineering/Computing
  • Energy-efficient Neuromorphic Electronic Circuit Design for Artificial Intelligence
  • Emerging Nanoscale Device Design
  • Spiking Neural Networks
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science
  • 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
  • Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Graduate Program Director, Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Biomechanics (Bio-solids and Biofluids)
  • Medical Image/Signal Processing
  • Machine Learning and Computer Vision with Applications in Medical Imaging
  • Developments of Ultrasound Technologies for Tissue Characterization
  • Deputy Director, Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI)
  • Senior Research Scientist, Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI)

Areas of Expertise

  • Statistical Signal Processing
  • Applied Nonconvex Optimization
  • EO/IR Imaging
  • Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Imaging

Research Interests

  • Information Theoretic Approaches to Inverse-Imaging
  • Computational Techniques For Solving Large Inverse Problems
  • Fundamental Limits of Sensing
  • Professor of Psychology, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Interests

  • Computational Modeling
  • Recognitional Decision Making
  • Perceptual and Memory Processes
  • Representations of Cultural Knowledge
  • Professor Emeritus, Computer Science

Area of Expertise

  • Computer Science Education
  • Computer Architecture
  • Professor Emeritus, Computer Science

Area of Expertise

  • Geometric/solid Modeling
  • Computer-aided Design
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computational Geometry
  • Department Chair and Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Computer Science

Research Interests

  • Basic and applied attention
  • Models of attention
  • Human performance in aviation
  • Display design
  • Tech adoption
  • Technology training
  • Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Computer Science
  • Director, Center for Human-Centered Computing

Research Interests

  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Learning and Video Games for STEM
  • CSCW
  • Structured Analytic Techniques
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."
  • Professor
  • Editor-in-Chief, Forestry Research (ForRes)
  • Affiliated Professor, Department of Computer Science & Department of Mathematics

Software developed by Wei group

 

    Research Interests

  • Bioinformatics tool and software development
  • Identification of genes regulating complex traits via systems biology approaches
  • Algorithms for gene network construction;
  • Genomics of wood formation
  • Functional genomics.
  • Genome Assembly and annotation

     

     

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Research Interests

  • Machine Learning
  • Security and Privacy
  • Edge Computing
  • Associate Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Computer Science

Links of Interest

Teaching Interests

  • Transportation Network Analysis
  • Traffic Flow Theory
  • Travel Demand Analysis
  • Transportation Systems Operations and Control
  • Transportation Planning
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Optimization Methods
  • Deep Reinforcement Learning and Model Predictive Control for Connected and Automated Vehicles

Research Interests

  • Data-driven distributionally robust optimization (DRO) based control models for connected and automated vehicles (CAVs)
  • Big traffic data analytics using machine learning
  • Deep Reinforcement Learning (DRL) and Graph Neural Networks (GNN) for transportation applications
  • Mobile and crowd sensing of dynamic traffic systems (e.g., Drone traffic monitoring, social media data for travel pattern analysis using Twitter and Foursquare smartphone apps)
  • Dynamic network equilibrium and optimization
  • Modeling and simulation of large-scale complex systems (e.g. Traffic Simulation)
  • Freight logistics and supply chain systems (e.g., Intermodal Freight Modeling)
  • Impact of plug-in electric vehicles to smart grid and transportation network systems
  • Interdependency and resiliency of large-scale networked infrastructure systems
  • Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks (VANETs)
  • Smart Cities
  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Assistant Professor, Health Informatics, Applied Computing
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mathematical Sciences

Teaching Interests

  • Medical Informatics
  • Medical Image Analysis

Areas of Expertise

  • Image Processing and Computer Vision
  • Machine Learning
  • Medical Image Analysis
  • Health Informatics
  • Text Mining