Computer Science

Faculty Directory

Gorkem Asilioglu

  • Lecturer, Computer Science

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

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

Briana Bettin

  • 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 

Laura E. Brown

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

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

  • Associate Dean for Research, College of Computing
  • William and Gloria Jackson Associate Professor of Computer Systems
  • 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

Jason Hiebel

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science

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

Jean Mayo

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

Area of Expertise

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

Yakov Nekrich

  • Associate Professor, Computer Science

Areas of Expertise

    • String Algorithms
    • Compressed Data Structures
    • Computational Geometry

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Data Structures
  • Algorithms

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

Links of Interest

Faculty Web Page  
FAST
Sphinx

Area of Expertise

  • Computer Architecture
  • Programming Languages
  • Simulation

Linda Ott

  • Chair, Department of Computer Science
  • 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

Junqiao Qiu

  • Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Links of Interest

Faculty Web Page

Research Focus

  • Parallel Computing
  • Programming Systems 
  • Compiler Optimization

Ching-Kuang Shene

  • Professor, Computer Science

Area of Expertise

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

Leo Ureel

  • Assistant Professor, Computer Science
  • Coordinator, College of Computing Learning Center

Area of Expertise

  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Science Education
  • Intelligent Tutoring Systems

Keith Vertanen

  • Associate 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
  • Faculty Advisor, IT Oxygen Enterprise

Links of Interest

IT Oxygen Website

Areas of Expertise

  • Virtual Reality
  • CS Education
  • Software Engineering

Charles Wallace

  • 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

  • Digital technology adoption for older adults and other digital newcomers
  • K-12 computing education
  • Undergraduate software engineering and computer science education
  • Communication in software development
  • Lightweight formal methods
  • Agile software development

Zhenlin Wang

  • Professor, Computer Science

Links of Interest

Area of Expertise

  • Optimizing Compilers
  • High Performance Architectures
  • Cloud Computing

Xiaoyong (Brian) Yuan

  • Assistant Professor, Applied Computing
  • Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise  

  • Machine Learning
  • Security and Privacy
  • 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

Area of Expertise

  • Networking and Database Administration
  • Software Engineering

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
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
  • 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

  • Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental 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

Research Interests

  • Data-driven optimization and control models for connected and automated vehicles (CAVs)
  • Big traffic data analytics using machine learning
  • Mobile and crowd sensing of dynamic traffic systems
  • Dynamic network equilibrium and optimization
  • Modeling and simulation of large-scale complex systems
  • Freight logistics and supply chain systems
  • 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