Faculty Directory

Primary Program Faculty

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

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

Dukka B KC

  • Associate Professor, Computer Science

Research Interests

  • Bioinformatics
  • Data Science
  • Machine Learning/Deep Learning
  • High-performance Computing

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

Xinyu Lei

  • Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Links of Interest

Research Focus

  • Machine Learning

  • Cybersecurity

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

Links of Interest

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

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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

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

Brian Yuan

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

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

Allied Faculty

Serein Al-Ratrout

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Jason Hiebel

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science

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

Joel LeBlanc

  • 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

Shane T. Mueller

  • Associate Professor of Psychology, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Interests

  • Computational Modeling
  • Recognitional Decision Making
  • Perceptual and Memory Processes
  • Representations of Cultural Knowledge

Sidike Paheding

  • Assistant Professor, Applied Computing
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Computer Science
  • Affiliated Faculty, Computational Science & Engineering; ICC Center for Data Sciences

Areas of Expertise:

  • Machine Learning
  • Deep Learning
  • Computer Vision
  • Image and Video Processing
  • Hyperspectral Image Analysis
  • Remote Sensing

David Poplawski

  • Professor Emeritus, Computer Science

Area of Expertise

  • Computer Science Education
  • Computer Architecture

Kelly S. Steelman

  • Department Chair and Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Computer Science

Research Interests

  • Basic and applied attention
  • Models of attention
  • Human performance in aviation
  • Display design
  • Tech adoption
  • Technology training

Elizabeth Veinott

  • Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • 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."

Hairong Wei

  • Professor
  • Editor-in-Chief, Forestry Research (ForRes): http://www.maxapress.com/journal/forres
  • Affiliated Professor, Mathematical Sciences & 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, 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

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

Lan (Emily) Zhang

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

Links of Interest

Teaching

  • EE/CS 5821 Computational Intelligence

Areas of Interest

  • Wireless Communications (e.g., RIS, mmWave, CPS, industrial-IoT )
  • Big Data (e.g., machine learning, smart transportation, eHealth)
  • Cybersecurity and Privacy (e.g., IoT/CPS, learning pipeline, blockchain)