Faculty in Computer Science and Engineering

Ishfaq Ahmad

Ishfaq Ahmad
Professor

Ishfaq Ahmad Profile
iahmad@uta.edu | ERB - 527
Research Areas: big data and large-scale computing, machine learning and data mining, robotics and AI, sustainable computing
Research Interests: robotics and vision, IoT, assistive technologies

Vasillis Athitsos, Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering

Vassilis Athitsos
Professor

Vassilis Athitsos Profile
athitsos@uta.edu | ERB - 623
Office Hrs: MW 11:00a-12:30p
Research Areas: Computer Vision and Multimedia, Machine Learning and Data Mining
Research Interests: Gesture Recognition; Sign Language Recognition; Human Motion Analysis; Face Recognition

Linda Barasch

Linda Barasch
Professor of Instruction and Undergraduate Advisor

Linda Barasch Profile
barasch@uta.edu | ERB - 643
Office Hrs: T 11:00a-1:00p and W 10:00a - 12:00p

William Beksi, Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering

William Beksi
Assistant Professor

William Beksi Profile
william.beksi@uta.edu | ERB - 523
Research Areas: robotics, computer vision, cyber-physical systems
Research Interests: Robotics; Computer Vision; Artificial Intelligence; Applied Topology

Bill Carroll, Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering

Bill Carroll
Professor

Bill Carroll Profile
carroll@uta.edu | ERB - 521
Office Hrs: MTR 3:30p-5:00p and W 4:00p-6:00p
Research Areas: Embedded Systems and Mobile Computing

Sharma Chakravarthy, Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering

Sharma Chakravarthy
Professor

Sharma Chakravarthy Profile
sharmac@uta.edu | ERB - 632
Office Hrs: Tue Thu 11:00AM-12:00PM
817-272-2082
Research Areas: Big Data and Large-Scale Computing, Machine Learning and Data Mining, Database and Information Systems
Research Interests: knowledge discovery, big data analytics, data mining, graph analysis, multilayer networks, video situation monitoring, graph query processing, event-based push

Hao Che, Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering

Hao Che
Professor

Hao Che Profile
hche@uta.edu | ERB - 536
Office Hrs: F 5:00p-6:00p
817-272-3631
Research Areas: Computer Networks, Embedded Systems and Mobile Computing, Sustainable Computing
Research Interests: Internet distributed traffic control; content-centric networking; software-defined networking; Internet router interface programming; multicore processor and warehouse-scale computer analysis and resource management

Chistopher Conly

Christopher Conly
Assistant Professor of Instruction

Christopher Conly Profile
chris.conly@uta.edu | ERB - 642
Office Hrs: Tue Thu 1:00p-2:30p
Research Areas: computer vision and multimedia, machine learning and data mining
Research Interests: machine learning, artificial intelligence, computer vision

Ronald E. Cross

Ronald E. Cross
Associate Professor of Practice and Director of Industry Outreach and Engagement

Ronald E. Cross Profile
recross@uta.edu | ERB - 549
Office Hrs: Mon Wed 11:00AM-12:45PM
817-272-1728

Christoph Csallner, Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering

Christoph Csallner
Professor

Christoph Csallner Profile
csallner@uta.edu | ERB - 554
Office Hrs: TR 8:30AM-9:15AM
Research Areas: Software Engineering, Security and Privacy
Research Interests: software engineering; program analysis; automated testing; mobile software engineering

Brian Dalio

Brian Dalio
Associate Professor of Instruction

Brian Dalio Profile
ERB - 557
817-272-3785
Office Hrs: MTWR 11:00AM-12:30PM

Gautam Das, Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering

Gautam Das
Distinguished University Chair Professor and Associate Dean of Research

Gautam Das Profile
gdas@uta.edu | ERB - 626
Research Areas: Big Data and Large-Scale Computing, Database and Information Systems, Machine Learning and Data Mining, Sustainable Computing
Research Interests: big data analytics; deep web and social media mining; databases exploration; Information retrieval; statistical and combinatorial algorithms

Jimmie Davis, Computer Science and Engineering

Jimmie Davis
Assistant Professor of Practice

Jimmie Davis Profile
jimmie.davis@uta.edu | ERB - 320
817-272-7143

Elizabeth Diaz

Elizabeth Diaz
Associate Professor of Instruction

Elizabeth Diaz Profile
elizabeth.diaz@uta.edu | ERB - 555
817-272-0741
Research Areas: Software Engineering
Research Interests: Mobile Development Application

Alex Dillhoff, Computer Science and Engineering

Alex Dillhoff
Senior Lecturer

Alex Dillhoff
alex.dillhoff@uta.edu | ERB 651
Research Areas: Computer Vision and Multimedia, Machine Learning and Data Mining

Chance Eary

Chance Eary
Assistant Professor of Instruction

Chance Eary Profile
chance.eary@uta.edu
Research Areas: computer networks, security and privacy
Research Interests: opportunistic networks; opportunistic computing; mobile distributed systems; pervasive computing

Leonidas Fegaras

Leonidas Fegaras
Associate Professor

Leonidas Fegaras Profile
fegaras@uta.edu | ERB - 653
Office Hrs: TR 4:00PM-5:30PM
Research Areas: Big Data and Large-Scale Computing, Database and Information Systems
Research Interests: database query processing and optimization, web databases and XML, functional programming languages, formal semantics

Negin Fraidouni

Negin Fraidouni
Senior Lecturer

negin.fraidouni@uta.edu | ERB - 551
Office Hrs: TR 4:00PM-5:00PM
817-272-0890
Research Areas: biocomputing and health informatics, machine learning and data mining, database and information systems

Donna French

Donna French
Senior Lecturer and Graduate Advisor

Donna French Profile
donna.french@uta.edu | ERB - 652
Office Hrs: Mon Tue Wed Thu 4:00PM-5:30PM
Research Areas: Software Engineering

Jean Gao, Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering

Jean Gao
Professor

Jean Gao Profile
gao@uta.edu | ERB - 538
Office Hrs: TR 12:30p-1:30p
817-272-3628
Research Areas: Biocomputing and Health Informatics, Big Data and Large-Scale Computing, Computer Vision and Multimedia, Machine Learning and Data Mining
Research Interests: biomedical and health informatics; big data analysis; machine learning; data mining; pattern recognition

Shawn Gieser

Shawn Gieser
Senior Lecturer

Shawn Gieser Profile
shawn.gieser@uta.edu | ERB - 502
Office Hrs.: Tue Thu 12:30PM-1:50PM Research Areas: Computer Vision and Multimedia
Research Interests: Human Computer Interaction; Motion Tracking; Virtual Reality; Virtual Rehabilitation, XR

Vamsikrishna Gopikrishna

Vamsikrishna Gopikrishna
Senior Lecturer

Vamsikrishna Gopikrishna Profile
vamsikrishna.gopikrishna@uta.edu | ERB - 553
Office Hrs: MW 10:00a-11:30a and TR 5:30p-7:00p
Research Areas: Machine Learning and Data Mining
Research Interests: Computer Vision and Multimedia, Machine Learning and Data Mining, Robotics and AI

Nadra Guizani, Computer Science and Engineering

Nadra Guizani
Assistant Professor of Instruction

Nadra Guizani Profile
nadra.guizani@uta.edu

Dianqi Han, Computer Science and Engineering

Dianqi Han
Assistant Professor

Dianqi Han Profile
dianqi.han@uta.edu

Junzhou Huang, Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering

Junzhou Huang
Professor

Junzhou Huang Profile
jzhuang@uta.edu | ERB - 650
817-272-9596
Virtual Office Hours (Huang)
Research Areas: Machine Learning and Data Mining, Biocomputing and Health Informatics, Computer Vision and Multimedia, Big Data and Large-Scale Computing
Research Interests: sparse learning; medical informatics

Manfred Huber, Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering

Manfred Huber
Professor

Manfred Huber Profile
huber@uta.edu | ERB - 522
Office Hrs: Tue 3:00PM - 5:00PM
817-272-2345
Research Areas: Robotics and AI
Research Interests: autonomous robot systems; sensor-driven robotics; machine learning; development of intelligent behavior

Mohammad Atiqul Islam

Mohammad Atiqul Islam
Assistant Professor

Mohammad Atiqul Islam Profile
mislam@uta.edu | ERB - 540
Research Areas: Big Data and Large-Scale Computing, Embedded Systems and Mobile Computing, Security and Privacy, Sustainable Computing

Bhanu Jain, Computer Science and Engineering

Bhanu Jain
Senior Lecturer

bhanu.jain@uta.edu | ERB - 639
Office Hrs: MW 3:00pm-4:00pm
817-272-2011
Research Interests: Machine Learning Prediction Accuracy and Bias in socially pertinent databases, Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks, Deep Learning

Hong Jiang, Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering

Hong Jiang
Nedderman Professor and Chair

Hong Jiang Profile
hong.jiang@uta.edu | ERB - 639
Office Hrs: MW 10:30a-11:30a
817-272-3605
Research Areas: Big Data and Large-Scale Computing
Research Interests: Computer Architecture, Memory/Storage and I/O Systems, Cloud and Edge Computing Systems, Systems Support for Big Data Analytics, HPC Systems

Song Jiang, Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering

Song Jiang
Professor

Song Jiang Profile
song.jiang@uta.edu | SEIR - 319 | 469-996-3465
Office Hrs.: Tue Thu 2:20PM-3:20PM
Research Areas: Big Data and Large-Scale Computing
Research Interests: File and Storage Systems, OS, HPC, and Management of Big Data

Farhad Kamangar, Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering

Farhad Kamangar
Professor

Farhad Kamangar Profile
kamangar@uta.edu | ERB - 524
817-272-3617
Research Areas: Machine Learning and Data Mining, Machine Learning and Data Mining
Research Interests: computer vision; image processing; artificial intelligence; data mining; signal processing; neural networks

Bhram Khalili

Bahram Khalili
Professor of Instruction and Graduate Advisor

Bahram Khalili Profile
khalili@uta.edu | ERB - 629
817-272-5407
Office Hrs: TR 11:00a-12:30p
Research Areas: Software Engineering
Research Interests: software engineering processes; Software Cost Estimation; Agile methodology; Software Engineering Management

Won Hwa Kim, Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering

Won Hwa Kim
Assistant Professor

Won Hwa Kim Profile
won.kim@uta.edu | SEIR - 324
Office Hrs: T 2:00p-3:00p
817-272-6769
Research Areas: Machine Learning and Data Mining, Biocomputing and Health Informatics, Computer Vision and Multimedia
Research Interests: Machine Learning; Computer Vision; Harmonic Analysis; NeuroImaging

David Kung, Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering

David Kung
Professor

David Kung Profile
kung@uta.edu | ERB - 532
Office Hrs: TR 2:30p-3:30p
Research Areas: Software Engineering, Security and Privacy
Research Interests: agile methods; object-oriented software engineering; testing object-oriented software; software methodology; software design patterns; automated software engineering; software security

Jeff Lei, Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering

Jeff (Yu) Lei
Professor and Director of the UG Software Engineering Program

Jeff (Yu) Lei Profile
ylei@uta.edu | ERB - 531
Office Hrs: TR 10:00a-11:00a
Research Areas: Software Engineering
Research Interests: software analysis, software testing, software security

David Levine

David Levine
Associate Professor of Practice and Associate Chair

David Levine Profile
davel@uta.edu | ERB - 525
817-272-2349
Research Areas: Big Data and Large-Scale Computing
Research Interests: software engineering; systems; distributed-networked objects; operating systems

Chengkai Li, Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering

Chengkai Li
Professor and Associate Chair

Chengkai Li Profile
cli@uta.edu | ERB - 628
Office Hours: Tue Thu 1:30PM-2:30PM
Virtual Office Hours (Li)
817-272-0162
Research Areas: Database and Information Systems, Big Data and Large-Scale Computing, Machine Learning and Data Mining
Research Interests: computational journalism; natural language processing; usability challenges in querying graph data; data-driven fact-checking; exceptional fact finding; applied machine learning

Ming Li, Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering

Ming Li
Associate Professor

Ming Li Profile
ming.li@uta.edu | ERB - 536
Office Hrs: MW 2:30p-3:30p
Research Areas: Security and Privacy, Computer Networks, Embedded Systems and Mobile Computing
Research Interests: Crowd and social sensing; privacy-preserving computing; user authentication;

Yonghe Liu, Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering

Yonghe Liu
Associate Professor

Yonghe Liu Profile
yonghe@uta.edu | ERB - 537
Office Hrs: TR 10:00a-11:00a
Research Areas: Computer Networks, Embedded Systems and Mobile Computing, Security and Privacy
Research Interests: internet of things; sensor networks; next generation networks; opportunistic networks; mobile applications

Jason Losh

Jason Losh
Professor of Practice and Director of the UG Computer Engineering Program

Jason Losh Profile
jlosh@uta.edu | ERB - 649
Office Hrs.: By Appointment
817-272-3785

Jacob Luber, Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering

Jacob Luber
Assistant Professor

Jacob Luber Profile
817-272-5391
jacob.luber@uta.edu | SEIR-417
Office Hours: Thu 9:00AM-10:00AM
Research Areas: biocomputing and health informatics, computer vision and multimedia, big data and large-scale computing, machine learning and data mining
Research Interests: bioinformatics, cancer imaging, machine learning, genomics

Fillia Makedon, Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering

Fillia Makedon
Jenkins-Garrett Professor

Fillia Makedon Profile
makedon@uta.edu | ERB - 624
817-272-3605
Research Areas: Machine Learning and Data Mining, Robotics and AI
Research Interests: human computer interaction; assistive technologies; pervasive computing; assistive robotics; computer aided rehabilitation; Cyber-physical Systems

Chris McMurrough

Chris McMurrough
Associate Professor of Instruction and Director of Senior Design

Chris McMurrough Profile
mcmurrough@uta.edu | ERB - 511
817-272-1034
Research Areas: Robotics and AI
Research Interests: Computer Vision and Multimedia, Embedded Systems and Mobile Computing, perceptual computing for robotics and embedded systems; assistive devices

Jiang Ming, Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering

Jiang Ming
Assistant Professor

Jiang Ming Profile
jiang.ming@uta.edu | ERB - 528
Office Hrs: F 10:30AM-11:50AM
817-272-0906
Research Areas: Security and Privacy, Software Engineering
Research Interests: software security and malware defense; program analysis and verification for security issues; binary difference analysis; secure information flow analysis; malicious code analysis.

Phuc VP Nguyen, Computer Science and Engineering 

VP Nguyen
Assistant Professor

VP Nguyen Profile
vp.nguyen@uta.edu
Virtual Office Hours (Nguyen)
Research Areas: biocomputing and health informatics, robotics and AI, security and privacy
Research Interests: ubiquitous and pervasive computing

Shirin Nilizadeh, Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering

Shirin Nilizadeh
Assistant Professor

Shirin Nilizadeh Profile
shirin.nilizadeh@uta.edu | ERB - 530
Office Hrs.: Fri 10:00AM-12:00PM; Thu 9:00AM-11:00AM
Research Areas: Security and Privacy, Big Data and Large-Scale Computing, Machine Learning and Data Mining
Research Interests: Internet Integrity and Safety

Naman Zoor, PhD. Computer Science and Engineering

Zaman Noor
Senior Lecturer

Zaman Noor Profile
mdhasanuzzaman.noor@uta.edu

Habeeb Olufowobi, Computer Science and Engineering 

Habeeb Olufowobi
Assistant Professor

Habeeb Olufowobi Profile
habeeb.olufowobi@uta.edu | ERB - 560
Office Hrs: MW 2:00PM-3:30PM
817-272-3785
Virtual Office Hours (Olufowobi)
Research Areas: security and privacy, big data and large-scale computing, computer networks, embedded systems and mobile computing
Research Interests: IoT security, machine learning, hardware security, blockchain

Deokgun Park, Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering

Deokgun Park
Assistant Professor

Deokgun Park Profile
deokgun.park@uta.edu | ERB - 533
Office Hrs: W 1:00p-2:00p
Research Areas: Machine Learning and Data Mining, Robotics and AI
Research Interests: visual analytics; information visualization

Salik Parwez, Computer Science and Engineering

Salik Parwez
Senior Lecturer

Salik Parwez Profile
mdsalik.parwez@uta.edu | ERB - 558
Office Hrs: Tue 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Research Interests: 5G and beyond networks

Lynn Peterson, Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering

Lynn Peterson
Professor and Associate Dean of Engineering

Lynn Peterson Profile
peterson@uta.edu | ERB - 534
817-272-5503
Research Areas: Robotics and AI
Research Interests: knowledge representation; artificial intelligence applications; Intelligent Computer-based Instructional Systems; Medical Computer Science; Engineering education

Jia Rao, Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering

Jia Rao
Associate Professor

Jia Rao Profile
Jia.rao@uta.edu | SEIR 223
Office Hours: Tue Thu 10:00AM-11:00AM
817-272-0770
Research Areas: Big Data and Large-Scale Computing, Sustainable Computing
Research Interests: operating systems; virtualization; parallel and distributed computing; multicore architecture; reinforcement learning

Abhishek Santra, Computer Science and Engineering

Abhishek Santra
Senior Lecturer

Abhishek Santra Profile
abhishek.santra@uta.edu
Research Areas: Database and Information Systems, Big Data and Large-Scale Computing, Machine Learning and Data Mining
Research Interests: Graph Mining, Multilayer Networks, Information Fusion, Multi-Feature Data Analysis

Alexandra Stefan

Alexandra Stefan
Associate Professor of Instruction

Alexandra Stefan Profile
astefan@uta.edu | ERB - 625 |
Office Hrs: MW 2:30PM-3:00PM and TR 12:30PM-1:30PM
Research Areas: Computer Vision and Multimedia, Machine Learning and Data Mining

Allison Sullivan, Computer Science and Engineering 

Allison Sullivan
Assistant Professor

Allison Sullivan Profile
allison.sullivan@uta.edu | ERB - 529
Office Hrs: M 11:00AM-1:00PM
Research Areas: software engineering
Research Interests: Software Testing; Program Analysis; Program Synthesis and Repair; Formal Methods; Model-Based Development

Carter Tiernan

Carter Tiernan
Professor of Instruction, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, and Director of Outreach

Carter Tiernan Profile
tiernan@uta.edu | NH - 620
Virtual Office Hours (Tiernan)
817-272-1295
Research Areas: Robotics and AI, Machine Learning and Data Mining
Research Interests: engineering education; computational thinking

Cesar Torres

Cesar Torres
Assistant Professor

Cesar Torres Profile
cearto@uta.edu | ERB - 559
Office Hrs: Fri 2:00PM-3:00PM
817-272-5915
Research Areas: Computer Vision and Multimedia, Embedded Systems and Mobile Computing, Machine Learning and Data Mining, Robotics and AI
Research Interests: Human-Computer Interaction; Physical Computing; New Media

Bob Weems, Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering

Bob Weems
Associate Professor and Director of the UG Computer Science Program

Bob Weems Profile
weems@uta.edu | ERB - 627
Office Hours: Tue Thu 12:30PM-1:30PM; Tue Thu 3:30PM-4:30PM
Research Interests: preference matching, answer set programming

Dajiang Zhu, Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering

Dajiang Zhu
Assistant Professor

Dajiang Zhu Profile
dajiang.zhu@uta.edu | SEIR - 323
Research Areas: Biocomputing and Health Informatics, Big Data and Large-Scale Computing, Machine Learning and Data Mining
Research Interests: Medical Imaging; Computational Neuroscience

Yingying Zhu, Computer Science and Engineering

Yingying Zhu
Assistant Professor

Dr. Zhu's Profile
yingying.zhu@uta.edu
Research Areas: computer vision, machine learning and data mining, biocomputing and health informatics, robotics and AI
Research Interests: computer vision, machine learning, medical image analysis, natural language processing

Adjunct Faculty

Giri Amaravadi - giridhar.amaravadi@uta.edu | Ph: 682-521-5608 | ERB - 551 | Office Hrs: T 6:00PM-7:00PM

Trevor Bakker - trevor.bakker@uta.edu |  ERB - 320 | Office Hrs: MW 8:30p-10:30a

Ranjan Dashranjan.dash@mavs.uta.edu |  ERB - 339

Sajib Datta - sajib.datta@uta.edu | Ph: 817-272-0161 | ERB - 652 | Office Hrs: MW 1:00p-2:30p

Kelly Frenchkelly.french@uta.edu | Ph: 817/939-8869 | ERB - 339 | Office Hrs: T 2:00p-3:30p and W 1:00p-2:30p

Jesus Gonzalezjesus.gonzalezbernal@uta.edu | Ph: | ERB - 321 | Office Hrs: MWF 10:00-11:00a and F 9:00a-11:00a

Trey Jonestrey.jones@uta.edu; ERB 321

Ramakrishna Koganti - ramakrishna.koganti@uta.edu | ERB - 321 | Office Hrs: M 5:00PM-6:00PM

Mary Koone - mary.koone@mavs.uta.edu; 940-231-1164 | ERB - 310 | Office Hrs: TR 5:00p-7:00p

Bill Meszkowilliam.meszko@uta.edu | Ph: 469-258-8909 | ERB - 402 | Office Hrs: W 2:30p-3:30p

Jon Mitchell - jon.mitchell@uta.edu 

Nomaan Muftinomaan.mufti@uta.edu | Ph: 469-931-8345 | ERB - 322 | Office Hrs: MR 4:00p-5:30p

Kyungseo Parkkyungseo.park@uta.edu | ERB - 402 | Office Hrs: TW 6:00p-7:00p

George Ricegeorge.rice@uta.edu | ERB - 402 | Office Hrs: TR 11:00AM-12:00AM

Anam Sahoo - anam.sahoo@uta.edu

Mike Siokmike.siok@uta.edu | ERB - 321 | Office Hrs: F 2:00p-4:00p

Larz Whitelarz.white@uta.edu; ERB 321

Student Instructors

Todd Rosenkrantz, todd.rosenkrantz@uta.edu; ERB 550

Subharag Sarkar, subharag.sarkar@uta.edu; ERB 320

In Memoriam

Ramez Elmasri, Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering

Ramez Elmasri
1950-2022

Dr. Elmasri was an internationally renowned scholar and pioneering researcher in databases. He was a thoughtful role model and mentor. For more than 3 decades Professor Elmasri made invaluable and long-lasting contributions to the CSE Department, College of Engineering and UTA. A tribute fund has been established in Professor Elmasriā€™s honor. Contributions will be used for scholarships for students in CSE. If you would like to contribute, please visit www.give.uta.edu/Elmasri-Tribute to make a donation.


Emeritus Faculty

Chris Ding, Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering

Chris Ding,
Professor Emeritus

Ding Faculty Profile

Roger Walker

Roger Walker,
Professor Emeritus

Walker Faculty Profile

Administration/Staff

Hong Jiang
Nedderman Professor and Chair
639 ERB | 817-272-3567
hong.jiang@uta.edu

Chengkai Li
Professor and Associate Chair
628 ERB | 817-272-0162
cli@uta.edu

David Levine
Associate Professor of Practice and Associate Chair 
525 ERB | 817-272-2349
davel@uta.edu

CSE Staff Directory