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Research Areas of Faculty

David T. K. Chen
Associate Professor
Degree: Ph.D., Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany)
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Research Area(s): Database systems, object-oriented design, software engineering (software reuse), software reliability, quality and security.

Elena Filatova
Assistant Professor
Degree: Ph.D., Columbia University
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Research Area(s): Natural language processing, in particular, text data mining, information extraction and question answering.

Henry Han
Associate Professor
Degree: Ph.D., Applied Mathematics and Computational Sciences, University of Iowa, 2004
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Research Area(s): Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Systems Biology, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Statistical Learning, High-performance Computing and Financial Engineering

Frank Hsu
Clavius Distinguished Professor of Science and Professor of Computer and Information Science
Degree: Ph.D., University of Michigan
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Research Area(s): Interconnection networks for massively parallel computer systems, communication networks and VLSI designs, parallel algorithms and architectures, telecommunication network design and optimization, graph theory and combinatorial problems.

Daniel Leeds
Assistant Professor
Degree: Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University
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Research Area(s): Computational principles of perception, statistical analysis of brain data, computer vision, machine learning

Yanjun Li
Assistant Professor
Degree: Ph.D., Wright State University
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Research Area(s): My research interests include Text Mining, Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, Ontology, Information Retrieval, Bioinformatics Analysis, Parallel and Distributed Computing.

Damian Lyons
Associate Professor
Degree: Ph.D., University of Massachusetts
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Research Area(s): Target tracking and behavior recognition in Automated Video Surveillance and in Camera-based User Interfaces. Computer vision for Virtual and Augmented Reality Interfaces. Formal analysis of behavior for robotic systems operating in unstructured environments. Integration of planning and reaction in robotic systems.

Robert K. Moniot
Associate Professor
Degree: Ph.D. (Physics), University of California, Berkeley; M.S. (Computer Science), New York University
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Research Area(s): Accelerator-based mass spectrometry of radioisotopes, applied to archeology, geophysics and meteoritics. Scale-space and equation-error minimization approaches to problems in image reconstruction and solution of partial differential equations. Analysis of computer ethics issues.

Mohammad S. Obaidat
Fellow of IEEE and Fellow of SCS
Editor- in- Chief, , International Journal of Communication Systems, Wiley
Editor, IEEEE Wireless Communications
Department Chair and Professor

Degree: Ph.D., The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
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Research Area(s): Wireless communications and networks, cybersecurity, security of e-based systems, telecommunications and networking systems, performance evaluation of computer systems, algorithms and networks, green ICT, modeling and simulation, high performance and parallel computing/computers, applied neural networks and pattern recognition, adaptive learning and speech processing.

Christine Papadakis-Kanaris
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Tadeusz Strzemecki
Assistant Professor
Degree: Ph.D., Stevens Institute of Technology
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Research Area(s): Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Computational Complexity, Complexity of Algorithms, Theory of Computation.

David S. L. Wei
Degree: Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
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Research Area(s): Parallel and Distributed Computing, Mobile Computing, and Networking.

Gary M. Weiss
Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Graduate Studies
Degree: Ph.D., Rutgers University
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Research Area(s): My primary research focus are in the area of machine learning and data mining. More generally, I am interested in all areas of artificial intelligence. Currently I am working on methods for improving data data mining methods by better handling real-world considerations (e.g., highly skewed class distributions). In the past I have done research on expert systems and object-oriented programming.

Arthur G. Werschulz
Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies (LC) and Professor
Degree: Ph.D., Carnegie-Mellon University
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Research Area(s): My research area is information-based complexity, which deals with the complexity of problems for which the available information is partial, possibly contaminated by error, and priced. I am especially interested in the complexity of partial differential equations and integral equations.

Ellen Zhang
Assistant Professor and Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies (RH)
Degree: Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, 2007
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Research Area(s): My primary research focus is in the area of computer networks and distributed systems. In particular, I am interested in studying challenged networks such as Disruption Tolerant Networks from the aspects of performance modeling of epidemic style routing, and modeling studies of real mobility traces.

Sajal Bhatia
Coordinator of MS in Cybersecurity Program
Postdoctoral Faculty

Degree: Ph.D., Queensland University of Technology, Australia
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Research Area(s): Dr. Bhatia’s research interests revolve around network security in general and Denial-of-Service (DoS) attack, critical infrastructure security and intrusion detection in particular. His Ph.D. thesis focused on designing techniques for efficiently detecting a large variety of DDoS attacks and reliably distinguishing them from benign surges in network traffic, also known as Flash Events, sharing similar characteristics to DDoS attacks.


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