Faculty by Research Interests

David H. Ackley
Associate Professor; Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, 1987
Interests: Distributed and social computing, artificial life, neural networks, genetic algorithms.

Dorian Arnold
Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2008
Interests: Large scale parallel and distributed systems, system reliability and fault-tolerance.

Patrick Bridges
Associate Professor and Associate Chair; Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2002
Interests: Distributed computing, operating systems, networks.

Joel Castellanos
Lecturer II; Master of Science, University of New Mexico, 2005
Interests: Educational Software for mathematical sciences at all educational levels, computer graphics, scientific visualization, and modeling of natural and abstract systems.

Jedidiah Crandall
Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of California at Davis, 2007
Interests: Security and privacy, Internet measurement, Internet censorship, information flow.

Trilce Estrada
Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Delaware, 2012
Interests: Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning, and Distributed Systems.

Stephanie Forrest
Professor; Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1985
Interests: Adaptive systems, genetic algorithms, computational immunology, computer security, emergent computation.

Tom Hayes
Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2003
Interests: Theoretical Computer Science and Machine Learning with particular interests in convergence rates for Markov chains, sampling algorithms for random combinatorial structures and online decision-making algorithms.

Deepak Kapur
Professor; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980
Interests: Specification and verification, formal methods, automated theorem proving, geometric and algebraic reasoning, symbolic computation, languages.

Shuang Luan
Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2004
Interests: Biomedical engineering, computational geometry, computational medicine. 

Melanie Moses
Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 2005
Interests: Complex biological and information systems, the scaling properties of networks, and the general rules governing the acquisition of energy and information by social organisms.

Abdullah Mueen
Assistant Professor; Ph. D., University of Riverside, 2012
Interests: Data Mining Techniques and Database Management Systems

Gruia-Catalin Roman
Professor; Ph. D., University of Pennsylvania, 1976
Interests: Software engineering,mobile computing, models of concurrency, distributed and concurrent algorithms, formal verification and programming systems and languages

Jared Saia
Professor; Ph. D., University of Washington, 2002
Interests: Designing provably good algorithms for practical problems.
Theoretical interests include: approximation algorithms for NP-Hard problems, randomized algorithms, graph theory and online algorithms. A strong current interest is designing provably good algorithms for problems in peer-to-peer and distributed systems.

Darko Stefanovic
Professor; Ph. D., University of Massachusetts, 1999
Interests: Programming language systems, memory management, computer security, molecular computing.

Lydia Tapia
Assistant Professor; Ph. D., Texas A&M University, 2009
Interests: Robotic motion planning, computational biology, machine learning. 

Lance R. Williams
Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, 1994
Interests: Visual information processing in the human brain, computer vision, image processing, applications of computers in biology and physics.