Augusta University School of Computing and Cyberscience is proud to announce the addition of 10 new faculty this academic year.
The School of Computing and Cyberscience has experienced unprecedented growth over the past four years. Student enrollment doubled, and for the first time in the school’s history, the student body totaled over 700.
The school has a bold vision for the future, with excellence in education and research at all levels. In order to continue to provide high-engagement, cutting-edge technology training to a growing number of students, the school welcomed 10 new faculty members.
“We are thrilled to have 10 fantastic new faculty members on our team this school year to accompany us as we become a nationally visible college in the disciplines of computing, information and technology. cybersecurity,” said Alex Schwarzmann, PhD, dean of the School of Computer Science. and cyberscience. “Now, with over 40 full-time faculty and over 10 part-time faculty, our students will have more opportunities to take courses and conduct innovative research.
Discover the new faculty:
- Kamal Al Nasr, PhD, is an associate professor. Al Nasr holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Old Dominion University and before coming to Augusta, he served on the faculty at Tennessee State University. Al Nasr also holds a master’s degree in computer science from New Mexico State University and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Yarmouk University (Jordan). His research focuses on bioinformatics, machine learning, data analysis and image processing.
- Abdullah al-Mamoun, PhD, is an assistant professor. Al-Mamun received a doctorate in computer science and engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno; a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Trento (Italy) and the University of Aachen (Germany); and a bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering from Bangladesh. Al-Mamun’s research aims to solve original problems that intersect distributed computing, high performance computing and data security.
- Yuyan Bao, PhD, is an assistant professor who earned a doctorate in computer science from the University of Central Florida, a master’s degree in software engineering from Beihang University in China, and a bachelor’s degree in computer science and technology from Peking University of Technology. Bao was a postdoctoral associate at Penn State, Purdue, and Waterloo University. His research focuses on programming languages and formal methods, with applications to cryptography and software security.
- Waylon Brune, PhD, is an assistant professor on the tenure track. Brunette earned a doctorate in computer science, a master’s degree in computer science, and a bachelor’s degree in software engineering from the University of Washington. He was also a postdoctoral researcher and research engineer at the University of Washington. Brunette interned at Google in the past and spent a year working with Amazon. Brunette is an accomplished systems builder and her research interests are in pervasive computing and software engineering.
- Zi Wang, PhD, is an assistant professor who earned a doctorate in computer science from Florida State University. He also holds a master’s and bachelor’s degree in information systems from Beijing Jiaotong University (China). His areas of research focus on cybersecurity (biometrics and Internet of Things security) and mobile computing (sensors and human-computer interaction). In 2021, he received the Outstanding Research Award from the Department of Computer Science at Florida State University.
- Wei Zhang, PhD, is an assistant professor. Zhang holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Georgia and a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in English from Tongji University (China). Zhang was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Francisco in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging. His research focuses on machine learning, data mining, medical image analysis and brain network modeling.
- Gursimran Walia, PhD, is a professor and associate dean for academic affairs. He earned a Ph.D. and a Masters in Computer Science from Mississippi State University. Walia was president and professor of computer science at Georgia Southern University. He is an accomplished researcher in several areas of computer science and software engineering. His well-cited research focuses on the areas of empirical software engineering, human and software error, and software quality improvement.
- Pierre Robinson, PhD, is an associate professor with a doctorate in computer science and a master’s degree in computational intelligence from the Vienna University of Technology. Robinson was an assistant professor at City University of Hong Kong. His research focuses on the design of new distributed and parallel algorithms, distributed processing of big data, fault tolerance in communication networks against adversarial attacks, and the development of robust protocols that operate in highly dynamic environments such as peer-to-peer networks. -to-peer Blockchain and mobile ads. – point networks.
- Ming Ming Tan, PhD, is a teacher with a doctorate and a bachelor’s degree in mathematical sciences from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). His doctoral work resulted in two publications in the journal Designs, codes and cryptography. She also worked as a senior engineer at the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute. She has worked on graph analysis projects such as developing tools to build a knowledge graph that facilitates enterprise risk monitoring for organizations.
- It’s them, PhD, is an assistant professor and holds a doctorate in computer science from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He also earned a master’s degree in computer science from Indiana University in Bloomington. While earning his PhD, he worked as a research assistant to advance research in cloud computing, software engineering, and data science. In 2020, he received an Outstanding Research Award from the Department of Computer Science.
In the 2022-23 academic year, the School of Computing and Cyberscience is delighted to award a historic number of degrees, including the second group of students to graduate with a degree in cybersecurity engineering.
Schwarzmann says the addition of the new faculty will bring talent and research expertise to the college in several areas, including software engineering, mobile and cloud computing, cybersecurity and cryptography, distributed and high-speed computing. performance, bioinformatics and machine learning.
The growth doesn’t stop there, as the School of Computing and Cyberscience is once again looking to add at least 10 more faculty at all levels, with responsibility for advancing education and research across all common computer fields, including information systems, computer science. , cybersecurity, data science and cybersecurity engineering.
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