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Office of the Dean

Fatma Mili

Mili, Fatma

College of Computing and Informatics

Dean and Professor
Woodward 443E
704‑687‑8450
fmili@uncc.edu

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MJ Fresina

Fresina, Mike

Director, Communications
Woodward 443K
704-687-7983
mfresina@uncc.edu

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Joe Matesich

Matesich, Joe

cci

Executive Director, Technology Solutions Office
Woodward 337
704-687-8649
jmatesich@uncc.edu

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Pérez-Quiñones, Manuel A

Pérez-Quiñones, Manuel A

Software and Information Systems

Associate Dean and Professor
Woodward 443F
704-687-8553
Perez.Quinones@uncc.edu

Degree Institution: The George Washington University, Washington DC
Degree: D.Sc.
Year Graduated: 1996
 

Research Areas: Human-Computer Interaction

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Cheryl Ring

Ring, Cheryl

cci

Executive Assistant to the Dean
Woodward 443C
704-687-8450
caring@uncc.edu

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Shin, Min

Shin, Min

Computer Science

Professor and Assistant Dean
Woodward 210G
704-687-8578
mcshin@uncc.edu

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Smith, Angela

Smith, Angela

CCI Business Officer
Woodward 443G
704-687-7985
Angela.Smith@uncc.edu

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Tolone, William J.

Tolone, William J.

Software and Information Systems

Professor and Associate Dean
Woodward 443H
704-687-8664
wjtolone@uncc.edu

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Tenured Faculty

Fatma Mili

Mili, Fatma

College of Computing and Informatics

Dean and Professor
Woodward 443E
704‑687‑8450
fmili@uncc.edu

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Akella, Srinivas

Akella, Srinivas

Computer Science

Professor
Woodward 205B
704-687-8573
sakella@uncc.edu

Personal Website:  http://webpages.uncc.edu/sakella
Degree Institution: Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Degree: Ph.D. Robotics
Year Graduated: 1996

Research Areas: Robotics

Research Description:  My current research focuses on algorithms for coordinating the collision-free motions of multiple robots. By designing algorithms that consider the complex dynamics of industrial robots, I can...

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Al-Shaer, Ehab

Software and Information Systems

Professor and Director of Cyber Defense and Network Assurability Center (CyberDNA)
Woodward 343D
704-687-8663
ealshaer@uncc.edu

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Cheng, Dazhao

Cheng, Dazhao

Computer Science

Assistant Professor
Woodward 435G
704-687-8381
dcheng3@uncc.edu

Personal Website: http://webpages.uncc.edu/dcheng3
Degree Institution: Hefei University of Technology, University of Science and Technology of China, University of Colorado, 
Degree: B.E. degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering, M.S. degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering, and Computer Science
Year Graduated: 2006, 2009, and 2016

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Chu, Bill

Chu, Bill

Software and Information Systems

Professor
Woodward 310F
704-687-8661
billchu@uncc.edu

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Cukic, Bojan

Cukic, Bojan

Computer Science

Professor and Chair
Woodward 430A
704-687-6155
bcukic@uncc.edu

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Dai, Dong

Computer Science

Assistant Professor
Woodward 410G
dong.dai@uncc.edu

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Davis, Nicholas

Software and Information Systems

Assistant Professor
Woodward 333D
704-687-8769
ndavis64@uncc.edu

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Dou, Wenwen

Computer Science

Assistant Professor
Woodward 435C
704-687-8577
wdou1@uncc.edu

I'm Wenwen Dou, currently a research assistant professor at the Charlotte Visualization Center.
I work in the cutting-edge research area of Visual Text Analytics, which integrates statstical and machine learning methods with powerful interactive visualization for analyzing large amounts of textual data.

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Du, Xiuxia

Du, Xiuxia

Bioinformatics

Associate Professor
NC Research Campus
704-687-7307
xiuxia.du@uncc.edu

Personal Website:  http://www.du-lab.org/
Degree Institution: Washington University in St. Louis
Degree: Ph.D.
Year Graduated: 2005
Education: D. Sc. (Doctor of Science) in Systems Science and Mathematics Washington University in St. Louis, August, 2005 M.S. in Electrical Engineering Washington University in St. Louis, 2004 B.S. in Electrical Engineering Hefei University of Technology, China, 1991
 

Dr. Du received...

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Fan, Jianping

Fan, Jianping

Computer Science

Professor
Woodward 205D
704-687-8556
jfan@uncc.edu

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Fodor, Anthony

Fodor, Anthony

Bioinformatics

Professor
Bioinformatics 361
704-687-8214
afodor@uncc.edu

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Ge, Yaorong

Ge, Yaorong

Software and Information Systems

Professor
Woodward 333E
704-687-1951
yge@uncc.edu

 

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Cynthia Gibas

Gibas, Cynthia

Bioinformatics

Professor
Bioinformatics 363
704-687-8378
cgibas@uncc.edu

Degree Institution: University of Illinois
Degree: Ph.D. Biophysics and Computational Biology
Year Graduated: 1996

Research Areas: Bacterial genetics and genomics, metagenomics, microbiology of human-built urban environments

Research Description: 

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Guo, Jun-tao

Guo, Jun-tao

Bioinformatics

Professor
Bioinformatics 359
704-687-7492
jguo4@uncc.edu

Degree Institution: University of Kentucky
Degree: Ph.D. Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
Year Graduated: 2001
 

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Hadzikadic, Mirsad

Hadzikadic, Mirsad

Software and Information Systems

Director of Complex Systems Institute/ Professor
Woodward 343A
704-687-8643
mirsad@uncc.edu

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Janies, Daniel

Janies, Daniel

Bioinformatics 315

Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor of Bioinformatics and Genomics
Bioinformatics
704-687-1742
djanies@uncc.edu

Laboratory Website: Janies Lab

Degree Institution: University of Florida
Degree: Ph.D. in Biology

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Krishnan, Siddharth

Krishnan, Siddharth

Computer Science

Assistant Professor
Woodward
704-687-6170
siddharth.krishnan@uncc.edu

Siddharth is a new faculty in the department of computer science (college ofcomputing) at UNCC. His research interests are in web-mining, data analytics, computational social science, and applied machine learning with a primary emphasis on analyzing, characterizing, and forecasting information (news, rumors, memes, advertisements, etc.) dynamics on online social networks & social media.

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Latulipe, Celine

Latulipe, Celine

Software and Information Systems

Professor
Woodward 305D
704-687-8195
clatulip@uncc.edu

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Lee, Jake

Lee, Jake

Computer Science

Assistant Professor
Woodward 205C
704-687-8188
mlee173@uncc.edu

Dr. Lee received his Ph.D. in computer science from Colorado State University. His research interests focus on machine learning, with an emphasis on reinforcement learning,  transfer learning, sparse learning, multiagent learning, fine control based policy development and robust knowledge augmentation. He received REUSSI/NSF funding for research with Inria, France in 2012 and investigated robust high dimensional clustering models for biomedical data.

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Lipford, Heather

Lipford, Heather

Software and Information Systems

Professor
Woodward 305E
704-687-8376
richter@uncc.edu

Degree Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology
Degree: Ph.D.
Year Graduated: 2005
 
Research Description: 
Human Computer Interaction, Usable Security and Privacy, Social Computing
 

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Loraine, Ann

Loraine, Ann

Bioinformatics

Associate Professor
NC Research Campus
704-687-0144
aloraine@uncc.edu

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Lu, Aidong

Lu, Aidong

Computer Science

Professor
Woodward 435F
704-687-8570
alu1@uncc.edu

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Maher, Mary Lou

Maher, Mary Lou

Software and Information Systems

Chair
Woodward 310A-B
704-687-1940
m.maher@uncc.edu

Mary Lou Maher, Ph.D., most recently a Senior Research Scientist in the iSchool at the University of Maryland and Honorary Professor of Design Computing in the Design Lab at the University of Sydney, is joining the College of Computing and Informatics as the Chair of the Department of Software and Information Systems. Mary Lou completed a BSc at Columbia University in 1979, and a MS and Ph.D. at Carnegie Mellon University, completing the Ph.D. in 1984.

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Mays, Lawrence

Mays, Lawrence

Bioinformatics

Professor and Chair, Bioinformatics and Genomics
Bioinformatics 311
704-687-8555
lemays@uncc.edu

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Mostafavi, Taghi

Mostafavi, Taghi

Computer Science

Associate Professor
Woodward 403D
704-687-8572
taghi@uncc.edu

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Moyer, Tom

Moyer, Tom

Software and Information Systems

Assistant Professor
Woodward 333G
704-687-8194
tmoyer2@uncc.edu

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Niu, Xi (Sunshine)

Niu, Xi (Sunshine)

Software and Information Systems

Assistant Professor
Woodward 310G
704-687-8772
xniu2@uncc.edu

Education:

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Papanikolaou, Dimitrios

Papanikolaou, Dimitrios

Software and Information Systems

Assistant Professor
Storrs 146
dpapanik@uncc.edu

Dimitris Papanikolaou is an Assistant Professor at UNCC, jointly between the School of Architecture and the Department of Software and Information Systems. His research investigates how the study of system dynamics, social behavior, and information technology can inform new design strategies for intelligent urban, building, and mobility systems. His interests include human-building interaction, cooperative sharing, ubiquitous computing, data visualization, urban operations research, and design research. He has worked at Microsoft Research on applications of the internet of things and at the...

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Ras, Zbigniew

Ras, Zbigniew

Computer Science

Professor and KDD Lab. Director
Woodward 430C
704-687-8574
ras@uncc.edu

Dr. Zbigniew Ras is a professor of computer science at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. He also holds professorship position in the Institute of Computer Science at Warsaw University of Technology as well as at the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology,both in Poland. His PhD degree is from University of Warsaw and DSc Degree from the Polish Academy of Sciences. In 2012, he was awarded...

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Rogers, Rebekah

Bioinformatics

Assistant Professor
Bioinformatics 355
704-687-1321
rebekah.rogers@uncc.edu

Dr. Rebekah Rogers studies evolution of genome structure mutations and new gene formation. Dr. Rogers did her undergrad in the Department of Genetics at the University of Georgia. She received her PhD in Biology from Harvard University in 2011. She did her postdoctoral research at UC Irvine and UC Berkeley. She joined the faculty at UNCC in 2017.

The Rogers lab works on population genomics of genome structure mutations in Drosophila and other organisms. We are creating a population genomic panel to study complex mutations, such as duplications,...

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Saule, Erik

Saule, Erik

Computer Science

Assistant Professor
Woodward 210D
704-687-8580
esaule@uncc.edu

Degree Institution: Grenoble Institute of Technology, France
Degree: Ph.D.
Year Graduated: 2008
Education: Computer Science (Informatique)
 
Research Areas: Algorithms and Complexity, Computer and Parallel Architecture, Data Mining, Middleware
 

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Schlueter, Jessica

Bioinformatics

Associate Professor
Bioinformatics 261
704-687-8968
jschluet@uncc.edu

Degree Institution: Iowa State University
Degree: Ph.D., Genetics
Year Graduated: 2006

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Sell, Susan

Sell, Susan

Bioinformatics

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, Professor (CHHS)
Bioinformatics 273
704-687-7925
ssell@uncc.edu

Publications:

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Shaikh, Samira

Computer Science

Assistant Professor
Woodward 401
704-687-7022
sshaikh2@uncc.edu

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Shehab, Mohamed

Shehab, Mohamed

Software and Information Systems

Associate Professor
Woodward 333F
704-687-7476
mshehab@uncc.edu

Personal Website:  https://liisp.uncc.edu/mshehab
Degree Institution: Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Degree: Ph.D. Computer Engineering
Year Graduated: 2007
 
Research Description: 
Information Privacy and Security, Access Control and Authentication, Usable Security and Privacy, Application Security

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Shi, Mindy

Shi, Mindy

Bioinformatics

Assistant Professor
Bioinformatics 357
704-687-8437
x.shi@uncc.edu

Education: Ph.D., M.S. in Computer Science, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA. M.Eng., B.Eng. in Computer Science, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China.

Research Description: 

Dr. Shi's research interest is in computational systems biology, particularly, the design and development of tools and algorithms to solve large-scale computational problems in biology and biomedical research. Her lab is currently focused on integrating large-scale "-omics" datasets to study how genetic architecture affects biological processes and...

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Sridhar, Meera

Sridhar, Meera

Software and Information Systems

Assistant Professor
Woodward 305B
704-687-1887
msridhar@uncc.edu

Personal Website:  http://webpages.uncc.edu/msridhar/

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Su, Zhengchang

Su, Zheng- Chang

Bioinformatics

Professor
Bioinformatics 351
704-687-7996
zcsu@uncc.edu

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Subramanian, Kalpathi

Subramanian, Kalpathi

Computer Science

Associate Professor
Woodward 435E
704-687-8579
krs@uncc.edu

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Terejanu, Gabriel

Computer Science

Associate Professor
Woodward 403C
gterejan@uncc.edu

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Wang, Pu

Wang, Pu

Computer Science

Assistant Professor
Woodward 205E
704-687-6168
pwang13@uncc.edu

Pu Wang received his B.E. degree in Electrical Engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology, China, in 2003, and his M.E. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, in 2008. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology under the guidance of Prof. Ian F. Akyildiz in August 2013. Before joining UNC Charlotte, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical...

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Wang, Sheng-Guo

Wang, Sheng-Guo

cci

Professor
Woodward Hall
704-687-3265
SWANG@uncc.edu

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Wang, Weichao

Wang, Weichao

Software and Information Systems

Associate Professor
Woodward 333C
704-687-7987
wwang22@uncc.edu

Degree Institution: Purdue University
Degree: Ph.D. Computer Science
Year Graduated: 2005

 

My research interests are in designing protocols and mechanisms to secure pervasive systems, especially the resource-restraint wireless networks. The investigation focuses on integrating multi-disciplinary schemes ( information theory, scientific visualization, etc.) with network techniques...

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Wang, Yongge

Wang, Yongge

Software and Information Systems

Professor
Woodward 330E
704-687-8665
yonwang@uncc.edu

Degree Institution: University of Heidelberg, Germany
Degree: Ph.D. Computer science,
Year Graduated: 1996

Research Description:
Algorithims and Complexity, Information Theory and Theory of Computation, Industrial Centric Applied Cryptography, Security and Privacy
 

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Wang, Yu

Wang, Yu

Computer Science

Professor and Senior Associate Chair
Woodward 430D
704-687-8443
yu.wang@uncc.edu

Degree Institution: Illinois Institute of Technology
Degree: Ph.D. Computer Science
Year Graduated: 2004
Education: Ph.D. (2004), Department of Computer Science, Illinois Institute of Technology B.Eng. (1998) and M.Eng. (2000), Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University
 
Research Areas: Algorithm Analysis and...

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Wartell, Zachary

Wartell, Zachary

Computer Science

Associate Professor and Director of MS CS Program
Woodward 435B
704-687-8442
zwartell@uncc.edu

Degree Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology
Degree: Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology
Year Graduated: 2001
Education: Computer Science
 
Research Description: 
 Dr. Wartell’s research interests include 3D visualization and 3D graphics and advanced user interfaces including virtual and mixed reality...

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Wei, Jinpeng

Wei, Jinpeng

Software and Information Systems

Associate Professor
Woodward 333A
704-687-1930
jwei8@uncc.edu

Personal Website:  http://webpages.uncc.edu/jwei8/

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Weller, Jennifer

Weller, Jennifer

Bioinformatics

Associate Professor
Bioinformatics 353
704-687-7678
JenniferWeller@uncc.edu

Degree Institution: University Of Montana
Degree: Ph.D.
Year Graduated: 1990

Dr. Jennifer Weller received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Montana in 1990. She subsequently did a post-doc at Michigan State University and the Carnegie Institute at Stanford University, before joining the biotechnology company PE/Applied Biosystems in 1994. After 5 years in R & D working on automated molecular marker and gene expression systems, she moved to the National Center for Genome Resources in 1999 to work more...

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Wilson, David

Wilson, David

Software and Information Systems

Professor
Woodward 330C
704-687-8585
davils@uncc.edu

Degree Institution: Indiana University
Degree: Ph.D.
Year Graduated: 2001

 

Research Description: 
Intelligent Systems, Human-Computer Interaction, Spatial Computing/GIS, Case-Based Reasoning

 

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Xiao, Jing

Xiao, Jing

Computer Science

Professor
Woodward 205A
704-687-8587
xiao@uncc.edu

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Yang, Jing

Computer Science

Professor
Woodward 403E
704-687-8375
jyang13@uncc.edu

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Zadrozny, Wlodek

Zadrozny, Wlodek

Computer Science

Associate Professor
Woodward 435D
704-687-8377
wzadrozn@uncc.edu

Wlodek Zadrozny joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina in Charlotte in 2013, after a 27 year career at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center.  Dr. Zadrozny’s research focuses on natural language understanding and its applications in business. From 2008 to 2013, he was responsible for textual resources in the Watson project, the Jeopardy! playing machine.  He was also the technical leader in building the first application of Watson (for customer care).  As a scientist at IBM Research, he led and contributed to a wide range of projects.  They included a semantic search application...

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Zhang, Shaoting

Zhang, Shaoting

Computer Science

Assistant Professor
Woodward 210F
704-687-8444
szhang16@uncc.edu

Degree Institution: Rutgers University (Jan/2012)
Degree: Ph.D. Computer Science
Education: Computer Science
 
Research Areas: Computer Vision, Medical Imaging and Embedded Systems
 
Research Description: 
Dr. Zhang's research is on the interface of medical imaging informatics, large-scale...

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Faculty

Fatma Mili

Mili, Fatma

College of Computing and Informatics

Dean and Professor
Woodward 443E
704‑687‑8450
fmili@uncc.edu

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Ahmed, Dewan

Ahmed, Dewan

Computer Science

Teaching Assistant Professor
Woodward 423B
704-687-7888
dahmed@uncc.edu

Personal Website: http://webpages.uncc.edu/dahmed
Degree Institution: University of Ottawa, Canada
Degree: Ph.D.
Year Graduated: 2009
Education: Computer Science

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Akella, Srinivas

Akella, Srinivas

Computer Science

Professor
Woodward 205B
704-687-8573
sakella@uncc.edu

Personal Website:  http://webpages.uncc.edu/sakella
Degree Institution: Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Degree: Ph.D. Robotics
Year Graduated: 1996

Research Areas: Robotics

Research Description:  My current research focuses on algorithms for coordinating the collision-free motions of multiple robots. By designing algorithms that consider the complex dynamics of industrial robots, I can...

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Aksut, Ann

Computer Science

Adjunct Faculty
Woodward Hall
aaksut@uncc.edu

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Al-Shaer, Ehab

Software and Information Systems

Professor and Director of Cyber Defense and Network Assurability Center (CyberDNA)
Woodward 343D
704-687-8663
ealshaer@uncc.edu

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Allen, C. Michael

Allen, C. Michael

Computer Science

Emeritus Faculty

Personal Website: https://webpages.uncc.edu/cma/
Degree Institution: Carnegie Mellon University
Degree: Ph.D.

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Atif Farid, Mohammad

Atif Farid, Mohammad

Computer Science

Adjunct Faculty
Woodward 350
704-687-8581
amoham19@uncc.edu

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Bahamon, Julio

Computer Science

Teaching Assistant Professor
Woodward 210C
704-687-8575
jbahamon@uncc.edu

Personal Website: https://juliobahamon.wordpress.com
Degree Institution: North Carolina State University
Degree: Ph.D. in Computer Science

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Clabaugh, Ivory

Blakley, Ivory

cci

NCRC
704-250-5752
ieclabau@uncc.edu

Research Areas:

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Brouwer, Cory

Brouwer, Cory

Bioinformatics

Director of Bioinformatics Services Division and Professor
NC Research Campus
704-687-8357
Cory.Brouwer@uncc.edu

Degree Institution: Iowa State University
Degree: Ph.D. Molecular Biology

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Cao, Lijuan

Cao, Lijuan

Software and Information Systems

Teaching Associate Professor
Woodward 333B
lcao2@uncc.edu

Dr. Cao is a Teaching Associate Professor at UNC Charlotte. Previously, she worked as an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Johnson C. Smith University. She received her Ph.D. in Information Technology from UNC Charlotte in 2008. Her research primarily focuses on wireless networking and mobile computing with an emphasis on ad hoc networks, mobile crowd sensing, mobility models, and the modeling and simulation of network protocols.

 

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Chen, Keh-Hsun

Chen, Keh-Hsun

Computer Science

Emeritus Faculty

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Cheng, Dazhao

Cheng, Dazhao

Computer Science

Assistant Professor
Woodward 435G
704-687-8381
dcheng3@uncc.edu

Personal Website: http://webpages.uncc.edu/dcheng3
Degree Institution: Hefei University of Technology, University of Science and Technology of China, University of Colorado, 
Degree: B.E. degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering, M.S. degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering, and Computer Science
Year Graduated: 2006, 2009, and 2016

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Cheng, Qiong

Computer Science

Lecturer
Woodward 410B
qcheng1@uncc.edu

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Isaac Cho

Cho, Isaac

Computer Science

Research Assistant Professor
Woodward 423C
704-687-8559
icho1@uncc.edu

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Chu, Bill

Chu, Bill

Software and Information Systems

Professor
Woodward 310F
704-687-8661
billchu@uncc.edu

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Elizabeth Cooper

Cooper, Elizabeth

Bioinformatics

Assistant Professor
NC Research Campus
704-687-2402
ecoope23@uncc.edu

 

Dr. Elizabeth Cooper received her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Southern California in 2011, then worked as a post-doc under Dr. Albert Uy at the University of Miami from 2011 to 2014.  Afterwards, she became a research associate and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Clemson University with Dr. Stephen Kresovich, before joining the Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2018.  Dr. Cooper is interested in using big data and high throughput sequencing to identify the genomic changes that lead to species...

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Cukic, Bojan

Cukic, Bojan

Computer Science

Professor and Chair
Woodward 430A
704-687-6155
bcukic@uncc.edu

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Dai, Dong

Computer Science

Assistant Professor
Woodward 410G
dong.dai@uncc.edu

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Dardzinska, Agnieszka

Dardzinska, Agnieszka

Computer Science

Adjunct Faculty
Woodward 402
704-687-8564
adardzin@uncc.edu

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Davis, Nicholas

Software and Information Systems

Assistant Professor
Woodward 333D
704-687-8769
ndavis64@uncc.edu

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Mohsen Dorodchi

Dorodchi, Mohsen

Computer Science

Teaching Associate Professor
Woodward 410E
704-687-5624
mdorodch@uncc.edu

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Dou, Wenwen

Computer Science

Assistant Professor
Woodward 435C
704-687-8577
wdou1@uncc.edu

I'm Wenwen Dou, currently a research assistant professor at the Charlotte Visualization Center.
I work in the cutting-edge research area of Visual Text Analytics, which integrates statstical and machine learning methods with powerful interactive visualization for analyzing large amounts of textual data.

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Du, Xiuxia

Du, Xiuxia

Bioinformatics

Associate Professor
NC Research Campus
704-687-7307
xiuxia.du@uncc.edu

Personal Website:  http://www.du-lab.org/
Degree Institution: Washington University in St. Louis
Degree: Ph.D.
Year Graduated: 2005
Education: D. Sc. (Doctor of Science) in Systems Science and Mathematics Washington University in St. Louis, August, 2005 M.S. in Electrical Engineering Washington University in St. Louis, 2004 B.S. in Electrical Engineering Hefei University of Technology, China, 1991
 

Dr. Du received...

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Elmore, Christopher

Elmore, Christopher

Computer Science

Adjunct Faculty
Woodward 232
704-687-8581
celmore1@uncc.edu

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Fan, Jianping

Fan, Jianping

Computer Science

Professor
Woodward 205D
704-687-8556
jfan@uncc.edu

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Fodor, Anthony

Fodor, Anthony

Bioinformatics

Professor
Bioinformatics 361
704-687-8214
afodor@uncc.edu

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Ge, Yaorong

Ge, Yaorong

Software and Information Systems

Professor
Woodward 333E
704-687-1951
yge@uncc.edu

 

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Ge, Yong

Ge, Yong

Computer Science

Adjunct Faculty
704-687-8575
yge1@uncc.edu

Degree Institution: Rutgers University
Degree: Ph.D. Information Technology
Year Graduated: 2013

Research Areas: Agent-based Modeling, Computer System Engineering, Data Mining

Research Description: include data mining and business analytics with a focus on developing effective and efficient data analysis techniques for data intensive applications.

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Gero, John

Computer Science

Research Professor
Woodward 410C
703-415-1978
jgero1@uncc.edu

John Gero is a Research Professor in the Department of Computer Science and in the School of Architecture and is concurrently a Research Professor at the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, George Mason University. He is the author or editor of 50 books and over 600 papers and book chapters in the fields of design science, design computing, artificial intelligence, computer-aided design, and design cognition.

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Cynthia Gibas

Gibas, Cynthia

Bioinformatics

Professor
Bioinformatics 363
704-687-8378
cgibas@uncc.edu

Degree Institution: University of Illinois
Degree: Ph.D. Biophysics and Computational Biology
Year Graduated: 1996

Research Areas: Bacterial genetics and genomics, metagenomics, microbiology of human-built urban environments

Research Description: 

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Guo, Jun-tao

Guo, Jun-tao

Bioinformatics

Professor
Bioinformatics 359
704-687-7492
jguo4@uncc.edu

Degree Institution: University of Kentucky
Degree: Ph.D. Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
Year Graduated: 2001
 

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Hadzikadic, Mirsad

Hadzikadic, Mirsad

Software and Information Systems

Director of Complex Systems Institute/ Professor
Woodward 343A
704-687-8643
mirsad@uncc.edu

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Hicks, Jennifer

Hicks, Jennifer

Computer Science

Adjunct Faculty
JLTOTH1@uncc.edu

An Adjunct Lecturer for the Department of Computer Science and full time employee for the Department of Information Technology Services at UNC Charlotte.  Passion for learning and enjoys helping others become knowledgeable in, and comfortable with, technology.

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Ilson, Richard

Ilson, Richard

Computer Science

Lecturer
Woodward 423A
704-687-8561
rilson@uncc.edu

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Janies, Daniel

Janies, Daniel

Bioinformatics 315

Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor of Bioinformatics and Genomics
Bioinformatics
704-687-1742
djanies@uncc.edu

Laboratory Website: Janies Lab

Degree Institution: University of Florida
Degree: Ph.D. in Biology

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Jugan, Daniel

Computer Science

Lecturer
Woodward 210B
704-687-8558
djugan@uncc.edu

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Karp, Jason

Karp, Jason

Computer Science

Lecturer and Director of MS CS Admissions
Woodward 423D
jkarp3@uncc.edu

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Krishnan, Siddharth

Krishnan, Siddharth

Computer Science

Assistant Professor
Woodward
704-687-6170
siddharth.krishnan@uncc.edu

Siddharth is a new faculty in the department of computer science (college ofcomputing) at UNCC. His research interests are in web-mining, data analytics, computational social science, and applied machine learning with a primary emphasis on analyzing, characterizing, and forecasting information (news, rumors, memes, advertisements, etc.) dynamics on online social networks & social media.

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Latulipe, Celine

Latulipe, Celine

Software and Information Systems

Professor
Woodward 305D
704-687-8195
clatulip@uncc.edu

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Lee, Jake

Lee, Jake

Computer Science

Assistant Professor
Woodward 205C
704-687-8188
mlee173@uncc.edu

Dr. Lee received his Ph.D. in computer science from Colorado State University. His research interests focus on machine learning, with an emphasis on reinforcement learning,  transfer learning, sparse learning, multiagent learning, fine control based policy development and robust knowledge augmentation. He received REUSSI/NSF funding for research with Inria, France in 2012 and investigated robust high dimensional clustering models for biomedical data.

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Lehmann, Lorrie

Lehmann, Lorrie

Computer Science

Lecturer
Woodward 423C
704-687-8439
ljlehman@uncc.edu

Personal Website: http://webpages.uncc.edu/ljlehman/

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Lejk, Rick

Lejk, Rick

Computer Science

Emeritus Faculty
Lejk@uncc.edu

Degree Institution: Texas A&M University
Degree: Ph.D.

Rick Lejk was originally an engineer by education, having graduated from Georgia Tech with his bachelor’s in industrial engineering in 1955. He then joined the Air Force, where he completed a master’s degree in computer science at the University of Michigan in 1960, and then a Ph.D. in statistics from Texas A&M in 1967. After 27 years in the Air Force, he retired and came to UNC Charlotte.

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Lipford, Heather

Lipford, Heather

Software and Information Systems

Professor
Woodward 305E
704-687-8376
richter@uncc.edu

Degree Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology
Degree: Ph.D.
Year Graduated: 2005
 
Research Description: 
Human Computer Interaction, Usable Security and Privacy, Social Computing
 

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Long, Bruce

Long, Bruce

Software and Information Systems

Assistant Chair, Undergraduate Programs
Woodward 310E
704-687-8441
nblong@uncc.edu

Personal Website:  http://webpages.uncc.edu/nblong/

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Loraine, Ann

Loraine, Ann

Bioinformatics

Associate Professor
NC Research Campus
704-687-0144
aloraine@uncc.edu

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Lu, Aidong

Lu, Aidong

Computer Science

Professor
Woodward 435F
704-687-8570
alu1@uncc.edu

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Luo, Weijun

Luo, Weijun

Bioinformatics

Associate Professor
NC Research Campus
704-687-2414
Weijun.Luo@uncc.edu

Degree Institution: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Degree: Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering
Year Graduated: 2008
 
Research Areas: High throughput genomic data analysis Computational method development and implementation Systems biology on complex diseases and processes Biomedical informatics and computing Personal genome and personalized medicine
 

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Maher, Mary Lou

Maher, Mary Lou

Software and Information Systems

Chair
Woodward 310A-B
704-687-1940
m.maher@uncc.edu

Mary Lou Maher, Ph.D., most recently a Senior Research Scientist in the iSchool at the University of Maryland and Honorary Professor of Design Computing in the Design Lab at the University of Sydney, is joining the College of Computing and Informatics as the Chair of the Department of Software and Information Systems. Mary Lou completed a BSc at Columbia University in 1979, and a MS and Ph.D. at Carnegie Mellon University, completing the Ph.D. in 1984.

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Mays, Lawrence

Mays, Lawrence

Bioinformatics

Professor and Chair, Bioinformatics and Genomics
Bioinformatics 311
704-687-8555
lemays@uncc.edu

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McLeod, Sterling

Computer Science

Lecturer
Woodward 210E
smcleo12@uncc.edu

Research Areas: AI, Robotics

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Medlin, Susan

Medlin, Susan

Computer Science

Adjunct Faculty
Woodward
704-687-0147
smedlin1@uncc.edu

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Mostafavi, Taghi

Mostafavi, Taghi

Computer Science

Associate Professor
Woodward 403D
704-687-8572
taghi@uncc.edu

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Moyer, Tom

Moyer, Tom

Software and Information Systems

Assistant Professor
Woodward 333G
704-687-8194
tmoyer2@uncc.edu

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Murphy, Kevin

Murphy, Kevin

Computer Science

Adjunct Faculty
Woodward Hall
kmurph59@uncc.edu

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Niu, Xi (Sunshine)

Niu, Xi (Sunshine)

Software and Information Systems

Assistant Professor
Woodward 310G
704-687-8772
xniu2@uncc.edu

Education:

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Papanikolaou, Dimitrios

Papanikolaou, Dimitrios

Software and Information Systems

Assistant Professor
Storrs 146
dpapanik@uncc.edu

Dimitris Papanikolaou is an Assistant Professor at UNCC, jointly between the School of Architecture and the Department of Software and Information Systems. His research investigates how the study of system dynamics, social behavior, and information technology can inform new design strategies for intelligent urban, building, and mobility systems. His interests include human-building interaction, cooperative sharing, ubiquitous computing, data visualization, urban operations research, and design research. He has worked at Microsoft Research on applications of the internet of things and at the...

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Albert Park

Park, Albert

Software and Information Systems

Assistant Professor
Woodward 310H
apark11@uncc.edu

 

Hi, I am Albert Park, currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Software and Information Systems within the College of Computing and Informatics at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.

Interests:

Social computing, group-health informatics, human-centered design, personal (consumer) health informatics, online communication, collaborative health technology, patient-provider interaction, peer support, patient-reported outcomes and patient-generated data

Background:

I was a National Institutes of Health-National Library of Medicine...

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Ramaprasad, Harini

Ramaprasad, Harini

Computer Science

Teaching Associate Professor and Assistant Chair
Woodward 410D
704-687-1737
hramapra@uncc.edu

Harini Ramaprasad is currently a Teaching Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Previously, she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She received her Ph.D. from North Carolina State University in 2008. Her primary research interests are in the areas of real-time systems, cyber-physical systems and computer architecture and she has...

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Ras, Zbigniew

Ras, Zbigniew

Computer Science

Professor and KDD Lab. Director
Woodward 430C
704-687-8574
ras@uncc.edu

Dr. Zbigniew Ras is a professor of computer science at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. He also holds professorship position in the Institute of Computer Science at Warsaw University of Technology as well as at the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology,both in Poland. His PhD degree is from University of Warsaw and DSc Degree from the Polish Academy of Sciences. In 2012, he was awarded...

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Reid, Robert

Reid, Robert

Bioinformatics

Assistant Professor
NC Research Campus
704-687-2415
rreid2@uncc.edu

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Revesz, Gyorgy

Computer Science

Emeritus Faculty

Personal Website: https://webpages.uncc.edu/revesz/
Degree Institution: Eotvos Lorand University, Hungary
Degree: Ph.D.

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Rogers, Rebekah

Bioinformatics

Assistant Professor
Bioinformatics 355
704-687-1321
rebekah.rogers@uncc.edu

Dr. Rebekah Rogers studies evolution of genome structure mutations and new gene formation. Dr. Rogers did her undergrad in the Department of Genetics at the University of Georgia. She received her PhD in Biology from Harvard University in 2011. She did her postdoctoral research at UC Irvine and UC Berkeley. She joined the faculty at UNCC in 2017.

The Rogers lab works on population genomics of genome structure mutations in Drosophila and other organisms. We are creating a population genomic panel to study complex mutations, such as duplications,...

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Rudd, James

Computer Science

Adjunct Faculty
Woodward 232
jrudd@uncc.edu

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Saule, Erik

Saule, Erik

Computer Science

Assistant Professor
Woodward 210D
704-687-8580
esaule@uncc.edu

Degree Institution: Grenoble Institute of Technology, France
Degree: Ph.D.
Year Graduated: 2008
Education: Computer Science (Informatique)
 
Research Areas: Algorithms and Complexity, Computer and Parallel Architecture, Data Mining, Middleware
 

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Schlueter, Jessica

Bioinformatics

Associate Professor
Bioinformatics 261
704-687-8968
jschluet@uncc.edu

Degree Institution: Iowa State University
Degree: Ph.D., Genetics
Year Graduated: 2006

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Scott, Sara

Computer Science

Lecturer
Woodward 423E
704-687-8576
shscott@uncc.edu

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Sell, Susan

Sell, Susan

Bioinformatics

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, Professor (CHHS)
Bioinformatics 273
704-687-7925
ssell@uncc.edu

Publications:

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Sha, Wei

Sha, Wei

Bioinformatics

Research Assistant Professor
NC Research Campus
704-687-2417
wsha@uncc.edu

Degree Institution: Virginia Tech, 2006
Degree: Ph.D. Genetics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Dr. Wei Sha is a research assistant professor in the Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics at UNC Charlotte. She received a Bachelor of Medicine in Pediatrics from Capital Medical University, Beijing, China in 1998. She then received an M.S. in Biology in 2002 and a Ph.D. in Genetics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology in 2006, both from Virginia Tech. 

 

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Shaikh, Samira

Computer Science

Assistant Professor
Woodward 401
704-687-7022
sshaikh2@uncc.edu

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Shehab, Mohamed

Shehab, Mohamed

Software and Information Systems

Associate Professor
Woodward 333F
704-687-7476
mshehab@uncc.edu

Personal Website:  https://liisp.uncc.edu/mshehab
Degree Institution: Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Degree: Ph.D. Computer Engineering
Year Graduated: 2007
 
Research Description: 
Information Privacy and Security, Access Control and Authentication, Usable Security and Privacy, Application Security

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Shi, Mindy

Shi, Mindy

Bioinformatics

Assistant Professor
Bioinformatics 357
704-687-8437
x.shi@uncc.edu

Education: Ph.D., M.S. in Computer Science, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA. M.Eng., B.Eng. in Computer Science, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China.

Research Description: 

Dr. Shi's research interest is in computational systems biology, particularly, the design and development of tools and algorithms to solve large-scale computational problems in biology and biomedical research. Her lab is currently focused on integrating large-scale "-omics" datasets to study how genetic architecture affects biological processes and...

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Sridhar, Meera

Sridhar, Meera

Software and Information Systems

Assistant Professor
Woodward 305B
704-687-1887
msridhar@uncc.edu

Personal Website:  http://webpages.uncc.edu/msridhar/

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Su, Zhengchang

Su, Zheng- Chang

Bioinformatics

Professor
Bioinformatics 351
704-687-7996
zcsu@uncc.edu

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Subramanian, Kalpathi

Subramanian, Kalpathi

Computer Science

Associate Professor
Woodward 435E
704-687-8579
krs@uncc.edu

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Sung, Way

Sung, Way

Bioinformatics

Assistant Professor
Bioinformatics 263
704-687-5155
wsung@uncc.edu

Degree Institution: University of New Hampshire, 2010.
Degree: Ph.D. Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

 

Way Sung is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics at the University of North Carolina Charlotte.  He received his PhD from the University of New Hampshire, and performed postdoctoral research at Indiana University.  His contributions to the biological field include long term mutation-accumulation experiments in a number of different eukaryotic and prokaryotic organisms that...

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Terejanu, Gabriel

Computer Science

Associate Professor
Woodward 403C
gterejan@uncc.edu

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Thompson, Pamela

Thompson, Pamela

Computer Science

Adjunct Faculty
Woodward 232
704-687-8581
plthomps@uncc.edu

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Tsay, Li-Shiang

Tsay, Li-Shiang

Computer Science

Adjunct Faculty
ltsay@uncc.edu

Education: Ph.D., Information Technology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2005

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Tzacheva, Angelina

Tzacheva, Angelina

Computer Science

Teaching Associate Professor
Woodward 435A
704-687-7022
aatzache@uncc.edu

Degree Institution: UNC Charlotte
Degree: Ph.D. Information Technology
Year Graduated: 2004

 

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Wang, Pu

Wang, Pu

Computer Science

Assistant Professor
Woodward 205E
704-687-6168
pwang13@uncc.edu

Pu Wang received his B.E. degree in Electrical Engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology, China, in 2003, and his M.E. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, in 2008. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology under the guidance of Prof. Ian F. Akyildiz in August 2013. Before joining UNC Charlotte, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical...

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Wang, Sheng-Guo

Wang, Sheng-Guo

cci

Professor
Woodward Hall
704-687-3265
SWANG@uncc.edu

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Wang, Weichao

Wang, Weichao

Software and Information Systems

Associate Professor
Woodward 333C
704-687-7987
wwang22@uncc.edu

Degree Institution: Purdue University
Degree: Ph.D. Computer Science
Year Graduated: 2005

 

My research interests are in designing protocols and mechanisms to secure pervasive systems, especially the resource-restraint wireless networks. The investigation focuses on integrating multi-disciplinary schemes ( information theory, scientific visualization, etc.) with network techniques...

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Wang, Yongge

Wang, Yongge

Software and Information Systems

Professor
Woodward 330E
704-687-8665
yonwang@uncc.edu

Degree Institution: University of Heidelberg, Germany
Degree: Ph.D. Computer science,
Year Graduated: 1996

Research Description:
Algorithims and Complexity, Information Theory and Theory of Computation, Industrial Centric Applied Cryptography, Security and Privacy
 

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Wang, Yu

Wang, Yu

Computer Science

Professor and Senior Associate Chair
Woodward 430D
704-687-8443
yu.wang@uncc.edu

Degree Institution: Illinois Institute of Technology
Degree: Ph.D. Computer Science
Year Graduated: 2004
Education: Ph.D. (2004), Department of Computer Science, Illinois Institute of Technology B.Eng. (1998) and M.Eng. (2000), Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University
 
Research Areas: Algorithm Analysis and...

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Wartell, Zachary

Wartell, Zachary

Computer Science

Associate Professor and Director of MS CS Program
Woodward 435B
704-687-8442
zwartell@uncc.edu

Degree Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology
Degree: Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology
Year Graduated: 2001
Education: Computer Science
 
Research Description: 
 Dr. Wartell’s research interests include 3D visualization and 3D graphics and advanced user interfaces including virtual and mixed reality...

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Wei, Jinpeng

Wei, Jinpeng

Software and Information Systems

Associate Professor
Woodward 333A
704-687-1930
jwei8@uncc.edu

Personal Website:  http://webpages.uncc.edu/jwei8/

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Weller, Jennifer

Weller, Jennifer

Bioinformatics

Associate Professor
Bioinformatics 353
704-687-7678
JenniferWeller@uncc.edu

Degree Institution: University Of Montana
Degree: Ph.D.
Year Graduated: 1990

Dr. Jennifer Weller received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Montana in 1990. She subsequently did a post-doc at Michigan State University and the Carnegie Institute at Stanford University, before joining the biotechnology company PE/Applied Biosystems in 1994. After 5 years in R & D working on automated molecular marker and gene expression systems, she moved to the National Center for Genome Resources in 1999 to work more...

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Adam Whaley

Whaley, Adam

Bioinformatics and Genomics

Assistant Teaching Professor
Bioinformatics 273
704-687-1609
adam.whaley@uncc.edu

 

Dr. Whaley did his undergraduate work at East Carolina University in Biology before coming to UNCC for graduate school where he worked with Dr. Schlueter.  His graduate and postdoctoral research was focused on plant genomics and transcriptomics.  He joined the faculty in 2018 as an assistant teaching professor.
Publication link: http://uncc.academia.edu/AdamWhaley

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Wilkinson, Barry

Wilkinson, Barry

Computer Science

Emeritus Faculty
abw@ncc.edu

Personal Website: http://webpages.uncc.edu/abw/
Degree Institution: University of Manchester, England
Degree: Ph.D. 

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Wilson, Dale-Marie

Software and Information Systems

Teaching Associate Professor
Woodward 323A
704-687-7988
dwilso1@uncc.edu

Personal Website:  /webpages.uncc.edu/dwilso1/
Degree Institution: Auburn University
Degree: Ph.D. Computer Science
Year Graduated: 2006
 
Research Description: 
Human Centered Computing, Virtual Agents and Speech Technologies

I was born on the island of Trinidad, where I spent my childhood and teen years. I migrated to the United States in 1991 and became a citizen in 2000...

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Wilson, David

Wilson, David

Software and Information Systems

Professor
Woodward 330C
704-687-8585
davils@uncc.edu

Degree Institution: Indiana University
Degree: Ph.D.
Year Graduated: 2001

 

Research Description: 
Intelligent Systems, Human-Computer Interaction, Spatial Computing/GIS, Case-Based Reasoning

 

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Xiao, Jing

Xiao, Jing

Computer Science

Professor
Woodward 205A
704-687-8587
xiao@uncc.edu

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Yang, Jing

Computer Science

Professor
Woodward 403E
704-687-8375
jyang13@uncc.edu

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Zadrozny, Wlodek

Zadrozny, Wlodek

Computer Science

Associate Professor
Woodward 435D
704-687-8377
wzadrozn@uncc.edu

Wlodek Zadrozny joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina in Charlotte in 2013, after a 27 year career at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center.  Dr. Zadrozny’s research focuses on natural language understanding and its applications in business. From 2008 to 2013, he was responsible for textual resources in the Watson project, the Jeopardy! playing machine.  He was also the technical leader in building the first application of Watson (for customer care).  As a scientist at IBM Research, he led and contributed to a wide range of projects.  They included a semantic search application...

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Zhang, Shaoting

Zhang, Shaoting

Computer Science

Assistant Professor
Woodward 210F
704-687-8444
szhang16@uncc.edu

Degree Institution: Rutgers University (Jan/2012)
Degree: Ph.D. Computer Science
Education: Computer Science
 
Research Areas: Computer Vision, Medical Imaging and Embedded Systems
 
Research Description: 
Dr. Zhang's research is on the interface of medical imaging informatics, large-scale...

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Students

Abbas, Fakhri

Abbas, Fakhri

Software and Information Systems

fabbas1@uncc.edu

I am a Phd student and research assistant at the Department of Software and Information Systems. I received my master’s degree in Information Systems at Illinois State University. My research interest is in Natural Language Processing, Data Mining and Text Mining & Analytics.  

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Abbott, Rob

Abbott, Rob

Computer Science

rabbott5@uncc.edu

Rob Abbott is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science at UNC Charlotte, under the guidance of Dr. Mirsad Hadzikadic.  He received his B.S degree in Computing & Information Systems from the University of South Alabama in 1996 and his MBA from the University of Phoenix in 2014.  His research interests include artificial cognition and the automated description of complex environments.  His specific area of interest is using AI techniques to learn and model the dynamics of...

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Abdullah, Malak

Abdullah, Malak

Software and Information Systems

mabdull5@uncc.edu

Malak Abdullah is a PhD student at Complex Systems lab of University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA. Her supervisor is Prof. Mirsad Hadzikadic. She received her BS and MS degrees in computer science with excellent GPAs from Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST), Jordan. She worked as a full time instructor at JUST from 2007-2015. Her research interests lie in the area of programming languages, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Algorithms, and Artificial Intelligent. She is...

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Ahmed, Mohiuddin

Ahmed, Mohiuddin

Software and Information Systems

mahmed27@uncc.edu

Research Areas: Network Security, Security

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Al Jarrah, Abeer

Al Jarrah, Abeer

Software and Information Systems

Doctoral Student
Woodward Hall
aaljarra@uncc.edu

Research Areas:

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Al-Haj, Saeed M.

Al-Haj, Saeed M.

Software and Information Systems

Doctoral Student
Woodward Hall
salhaj@uncc.edu

Research Areas:

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Algarni, Ali

Algarni, Ali

Software and Information Systems

aalgarn1@uncc.edu

Research Areas: Bioinformatics, Bioinformatics/Biomedical Information Systems, Data Mining

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Almardini, Mamoun Almardini

Almardini, Mamoun Almardini

Computer Science

Doctoral Student
Woodward Hall
malmardi@uncc.edu

Publications:

Almardini, M., Hajja, A., Ras, Z.W., Clover, L., Olaleye, D., " Predicting the primary medical procedure through personalization," Proceedings of ECML-PKDD Workshop on New Frontier in Mining Complex Patterns, Riva del Garda, Italy, Sept., 2016.

Almardini, M., Hajja, A., Clover, L., Olaleye, D., Park, Y., Paulson, J., Xiao, Y., " Reduction of Hospital Readmissions Through Clustering Based Actionable Knowledge Mining," 2016 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence, IEEE, 2016.

Almardini, M., Hajja, A., Ras, Z.W., Clover...

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Alsaleh, Mohammed Noraden S.

Alsaleh, Mohammed Noraden S.

Software and Information Systems

Doctoral Student
Woodward Hall
malsaleh@uncc.edu

Research Areas:

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Ambaris H, Regmi

Ambaris H, Regmi

Computer Science

ambarishregmi@uncc.edu

Research Areas: Human-Computer Interaction, Security

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 Arbajian Pierre

Arbajian Pierre

Computer Science

Doctoral Student
Woodward Hall
pierrenclt@yahoo.com

Research Areas:

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Bacaksizlar, N.Gizem

Bacaksizlar, N.Gizem

Software and Information Systems

nbacaksi@uncc.edu

Research Areas: Agent-based Modeling, Complex Adaptive Systems, Modeling and Simulation

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Bagavathi, Arunkumar

Bagavathi, Arunkumar

Computer Science

abagavat@uncc.edu

Publications:

Tzacheva, A.A., Bagavathi, A., and Ganesan, P. D., MR-Random Algorithm for Distributed Action Rules Discovery, in International Journal of Data Mining & Knowledge Management Process (IJDKP), 2016, Vol. 6, No. 5., pp.15-30.

Research Areas: Data Mining, Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, Distributed Knowledge Systems, KDD, Knowledge Discovery in Databases, Social Networks

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Better, Olga

Bioinformatics and Genomics

Doctoral Student
obetter@uncc.edu

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Brown, Matthew C.

Bioinformatics and Genomics

Doctoral Student
mbrown67@uncc.edu

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Burkes, Shelvasha S.

Bioinformatics and Genomics

Doctoral Student
sburkes@uncc.edu

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Burlinson, David

Burlinson, David

Computer Science

dburlins@uncc.edu

David Burlinson is a Ph.D. student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His advisor is Dr. Kalpathi Subramanian, and they are both involved with teaching Data Structures and Algorithms at UNC-Charlotte. David's primary research interests are Visualization and Perception, with particular focus on the use of algorithm and data structure visualizations as teaching and learning tools, and perceptual measures for optimizing encoding strategies in visualization design. 

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Chaffin, Ashley S.

Bioinformatics and Genomics

Doctoral Student
achaffi1@uncc.edu

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Chen, Brianna

Chen, Brianna

Computer Science

bchen4@uncc.edu

Brianna is currently a Ph.D. student and GAANN Fellow recipient in the Department of Computer Science at UNC Charlotte, specializing in the field of Game Design under the guidance of Dr. Dewan Tanvir Ahmed.

Brianna received her B.S. in Art from University of the Cumberlands where she minored in Management Information Systems. She completed her Masters in Computer Science in Spring 2015 from UNC Charlotte. Her research interests include: Gaming Development, Artificial Intelligence and...

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Chen, Jing

Bioinformatics and Genomics

Doctoral Student
jchen60@uncc.edu

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De Bernardi Schneider, Adriano

Bioinformatics and Genomics

Doctoral Student
adeberna@uncc.edu

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Dehbozorgi, Nasrin

Dehbozorgi, Nasrin

Computer Science

NDehbozo@uncc.edu

Research Areas: Computer Based Education, Knowledge Modeling and Assessment, Software Engineering Pervasive Computing Formal Methods

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Duan, Yuehua

Computer Science

Doctoral Student
Woodward Hall
yduan2@uncc.edu

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Dutta, Ashutosh

Dutta, Ashutosh

Software and Information Systems

adutta6@uncc.edu

Research Areas: Network Security

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Eaglin,Todd

Eaglin,Todd

Computer Science

teaglin@uncc.edu

Research Areas: Graphics, Image Analysis, Parallel Programming, Scientific and Information Visualization, Simulation, Visual Analytics, Visualization

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ElTayeby, Omar

ElTayeby, Omar

Computer Science

oeltayeb@uncc.edu

Omar ElTayeby is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He works at The Charlotte VisCenter as a Research Assistant under the supervision of Professor Wenwen Dou. His main research focus is Visual Analytics and Data Mining in general. He received his M.Sc. in Computer & Information Sciences from Clark Atlanta University in May 2014, and his B.Sc. in Communications & Electronics Engineering from Alexandria University in June 2011.

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Farmer, Jennifer S.

Bioinformatics and Genomics

Doctoral Student
jfarmer6@uncc.edu

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Farooq, Abdullah

Farooq, Abdullah

Software and Information Systems

afarooq@uncc.edu

Research Areas: Agent-based Modeling, Computer Based Education, Knowledge Modeling and Assessment, Enterprise Information Security, Modeling and Simulation, Network Security, Security, Simulation

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Feng, Tinghao

Feng, Tinghao

Computer Science

tfeng1@uncc.edu

Research Areas: Visualization

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Ford, Colby T.

Bioinformatics and Genomics

Doctoral Student
cford38@uncc.edu

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Frye, Robert

Frye, Robert

Software and Information Systems

rfrye13@uncc.edu

Publications:

Book: The SAP BW to HANA Migration Handbook, Book: SAP HANA: An Introduction (4th Edition), Poster: Better Recommendations Using Hybrid Approaches to Community Detection-FLAIRS 29

Research Areas:

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Gallagher, Sean

Gallagher, Sean

Computer Science

sgalla19@uncc.edu

Publications:

Shalaby, Zadrozny, and Gallagher, "Knowledge Based Dimensionality Reduction for Technical Text Mining.", IEEE Big Data 2014

Zadrozny, Gallagher and Avadhani, "Simulating IBM Watson in the Classroom.", ACM SIGCSE 2015

Gallagher, Zadrozny, Shalaby and Avadhani, "Watsonsim: Overview of a Question Answering Engine"
Dec 2014, (on arXiv)

Gallagher, "Empirical Methods in an Open Domain Question Answering System", Dec 2015, Master Thesis, UNC Charlotte

Gallagher and Zadrozny, "Leveraging Large Corpora using Internet Search for...

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Gao, Shaun

Gao, Shaun

Computer Science

sgao3@uncc.edu

Research Areas: AI, Algorithm Analysis and Design, Algorithms and Complexity, Computer Modeling

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Gholizadeh, Shafie

Gholizadeh, Shafie

Computer Science

sgholiza@uncc.edu

Research Areas: Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery

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Gillani, Syed Fida Hussa

Gillani, Syed Fida Hussa

Software and Information Systems

Doctoral Candidate
Woodward Hall
sgillan4@uncc.edu

Research Areas:

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Hall, Benika C.

Bioinformatics and Genomics

Doctoral Candidate
bjohn157@uncc.edu

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Jia, Haofeng

Jia, Haofeng

Computer Science

hjia1@uncc.edu

Research Areas: Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery

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Hawkins, Matthew

Hawkins, Matthew

Software and Information Systems

Doctoral Student
Woodward Hall
mhawki30@uncc.edu

Research Areas:

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Hematialam, Hossein

Hematialam, Hossein

Computer Science

hhematia@uncc.edu

Research Areas:

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Hu, Yueqi

Hu, Yueqi

Computer Science


Research Areas: Visual Analytics

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Husari, Ghaith

Husari, Ghaith

Software and Information Systems

ghusari@uncc.edu

Research Areas: AI, Computer Networks, Data Mining, Network Security

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Islam, Md Mazharul

Islam, Md Mazharul

Software and Information Systems

mislam7@uncc.edu

Research Areas: Computer Networks, Network Security, Security

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Javed, Yousra

Javed, Yousra

Software and Information Systems

Doctoral Student
Woodward Hall
yjaved@uncc.edu

Research Areas:

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Jiang, Shanshan

Jiang, Shanshan

Computer Science


Research Areas: Computer Modeling

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Johnson, James B.

Bioinformatics and Genomics

Doctoral Student
jjohn443@uncc.edu

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Jordine, Kieran L

Jordine, Kieran L

Computer Science

Doctoral Student
Woodward Hall
kjordine@uncc.edu

Research Areas:

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Kanwal, Fareeha

Bioinformatics and Genomics

Doctoral Student
fkanwal1@uncc.edu

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Kerr, Andrew

Kerr, Andrew

Software and Information Systems

apkerr@uncc.edu

Research Areas: Security

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Kim, Jingoog

Kim, Jingoog

Software and Information Systems

jkim168@uncc.edu

Research Areas: Human-Computer Interaction

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Knighten, Jonathan

Knighten, Jonathan

Computer Science

jknigh28@uncc.edu

Research Areas: Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks, Data Mining and Intelligent Systems, Emerging Distributed Systems, Ubiquitous Computing, Wireless Systems

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Kong, Bin

Kong, Bin

Computer Science

bkong@uncc.edu

Research Areas: Breast Cancer, Computer Vision, Image Processing

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Lee, Lina

Lee, Lina

Software and Information Systems

llee52@uncc.edu

Research Areas: Human-Computer Interaction

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Li, Hanshang

Li, Hanshang

Software and Information Systems

hli39@uncc.edu

Research Areas: Networking

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Li, Huayu

Li, Huayu

Computer Science

hli38@uncc.edu

Research Areas: Data Mining

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Li, Jialei

Li, Jialei

Computer Science

jli42@uncc.edu

Research Areas: 3D HCI, Graphics, Virtual Reality, Visualization

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Li, Ting

Li, Ting

Computer Science

tli8@uncc.edu

Publications:

Dynamic Participant Recruitment of Mobile Crowd Sensing for Heterogeneous Sensing Tasks

Research Areas: Computer Networks, Social Networks, Wireless Networks

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LI, Yuemeng

LI, Yuemeng

Computer Science

yli60@uncc.edu

Publications:

Y. Li, X. Wu and S. Yang. "Social Network Dominance based on Analysis of Asymmetry". Proceedings of the  IEEE/ACM  International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM), San Francisco, USA, Aug 18-21, 2016.
Y. Li, X. Wu and A. Lu. "Analysis of Spectral Space Properties of Directed Graphs using Matrix Perturbation Theory with Application in Graph Partition".  Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM), Atlantic City, NJ, USA, Nov 14-17, 2015. (acceptance ratio 18.2%) 
...

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Li, Zhongyu

Li, Zhongyu

Computer Science

zli35@uncc.edu

Research Areas: Biomedical Image Analysis, Computer Vision

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li,chuqin

li,chuqin

Software and Information Systems

cli30@uncc.edu

Research Areas: Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Discovery in Databases

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Lin, Maoxuan

Bioinformatics and Genomics

Doctoral Student
mlin8@uncc.edu

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Linchangco, Gregorio V.

Bioinformatics and Genomics

Doctoral Student
glinchan@uncc.edu

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Linchangco, Richard J.

Bioinformatics and Genomics

Doctoral Candidate
rlinchan@uncc.edu

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Liu, Jianfei

Liu, Jianfei

Computer Science

Doctoral Student
Woodward Hall
704-687-8641
jliu1@uncc.edu

Research Areas:

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MacNeil, Stephen

MacNeil, Stephen

Computer Science

smacnei2@uncc.edu

Former Electrical Engineer who uses visualizations and design principles to design and implement systems that support cognition, learning, and the design process.

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Mahzoon, Mohammad Javad

Mahzoon, Mohammad Javad

Software and Information Systems

mmahzoon@uncc.edu

Research Areas: AI, Data Mining, Data Mining and Intelligent Systems, Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, Intelligent Information Systems, Intelligent Systems, KDD, Knowledge Discovery in Databases

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Mao, Huitan

Mao, Huitan

Computer Science

hmao4@uncc.edu

Research Areas: Robotics

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Martin, R. Justin

Martin, R. Justin

Software and Information Systems

rjmartin@uncc.edu

Research Areas: Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Discovery in Databases, Modeling and Simulation

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Mohamadi, Mahmoud

Mohamadi, Mahmoud

Software and Information Systems

mmoham12@uncc.edu

My research area is language-based security, focusing on static and dynamic analysis to find security vulnerabilities in applications. Currently I'm working on security unit testing composed of automatic unit test extraction and prioritization, attack vectors generation and run-time evaluation. 

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Mohammed, Louai

Computer Science

Doctoral Student
Bioinformatics 222
lmohamme@uncc.edu

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Mohseni, Maryam

Mohseni, Maryam

Software and Information Systems

mmohseni@uncc.edu

Research Areas:

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Naderi, Pourya

Naderi, Pourya

Computer Science

pnaderiy@uncc.edu

Received his undergraduate in computer science from Sharif University of Technology, Iran in 2013. He started his PhD. in Computer Science at UNC Charlotte the same year working with Dr. Taghi Mostafavi researching on early detection of ovarian cancer. Currently, His is researching on applications of integrated network models in omics data for ovarian cancer. 

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Narges Seyeditabari

Narges Seyeditabari

Software and Information Systems

nseyedit@uncc.edu

Research Areas: Complex Adaptive Systems, Social Networks

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Nawaz, Mohammad

Nawaz, Mohammad

Software and Information Systems

mnawaz1@uncc.edu

Research Areas: Agent-based Modeling, Algorithms and Complexity, Complex Adaptive Systems

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Nazmus, Sakib Miazi

Nazmus, Sakib Miazi

Software and Information Systems

mmiazi@uncc.edu

Research Areas: Cluster Computing, Computer Networks, Network Security, Security

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Nodzak, Conor M.

Bioinformatics and Genomics

Doctoral Student
cnodzak@uncc.edu

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Northrop, Erik

Northrop, Erik

Software and Information Systems

eriknorthrop@me.com

Research Areas: Human-Computer Interaction

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Nur, Nasheen

Nur, Nasheen

Software and Information Systems

nnur@uncc.edu

Research Areas: AI, Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, Human-Computer Interaction, Security

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Okerlund, Johanna

Okerlund, Johanna

Software and Information Systems

jokerlun@uncc.edu

Publications:

Orit Shaer, Oded Nov, Johanna Okerlund, Martina Balestra, Elizabeth Stowell, Laura Ascher, Joanna Bi, Claire Schlenker, and Madeleine Ball. Informing the Design of Direct-to-Consumer Interactive Personal Genomics Reports. Journal of medical Internet research 17, no. 6 (2015).
Orit Shaer, Oded Nov, Johanna Okerlund, Martina Balestra, Elizabeth Stowell, Lauren Westendorf, Christina Pollalis, Jasmine Davis, Liliana Westort, Madeleine Ball. Genomix: A Novel Interaction Tool for Self-Exploration of Personal Genomic Data. In Proceedings of the 34th...

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Patton, David L.

Bioinformatics and Genomics

Doctoral Student
dpatto12@uncc.edu

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Powell, Laurel

Powell, Laurel

Computer Science

Doctoral Student
Woodward Hall
704-687-8546
lpowel28@uncc.edu

I am a third year PhD student, and I began my doctoral work after completing my undergraduate degree at Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina. There, I majored in Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting and Information Systems.  I am a GAANN fellow, and have had the opportunity through that program to teach undergraduate classes, something which I hope to continue in the future.  My research focuses on Knowledge Discovery in Databases and medical...

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Pritom, Mir Mehedi

Pritom, Mir Mehedi

Software and Information Systems

mpritom@uncc.edu

Research Areas: Data Mining, Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, Intelligent Information Systems, Intelligent Systems, Knowledge Discovery in Databases, Network Security, Wireless and Network Security

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Pyzh, Roman

Pyzh, Roman

Computer Science

Doctoral Student
Woodward Hall
rpyzh@uncc.edu

Research Areas:

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Qiu, Riyi

Qiu, Riyi

Software and Information Systems

rqiu@uncc.edu

Research Areas: Adaptive Complex Systems, Agent-based Modeling, Complex Adaptive Systems

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Quitadamo, Andrew

Bioinformatics and Genomics

Doctoral Student
aquitada@uncc.edu

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Rabinowitz, Terry M.

Bioinformatics and Genomics

Doctoral Student
trabinow@uncc.edu

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Rauf, Usman

Rauf, Usman

Software and Information Systems

urauf@uncc.edu

I am a fourth year PhD student, working under the supervision of Dr. Ehab Al-Shaer. My interest is mainly in using formal method techniques to design, implement and verify, secure cyber systems and protocols. Currently I am involved in multiple projects:

1- Formally designing and verifying resilient and robust protocols against infrastructure level attacks. 

2- Designing bio-inspired resilient frameworks for future cyber infrastructures.

3- Damage detection in...

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Razmyar, Soroush

Razmyar, Soroush

Computer Science

srazmyar@uncc.edu

Research Areas: AI, Applied Physics, Biomedical Instrumentation Lab, Ovarian Cancer, Image Analysis, Image Processing, Information Visualization, Intelligent Systems, Medical Instrumentation, Visualization

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Rice, Lance

Rice, Lance

Computer Science

lrice10@uncc.edu

Publications:

L. Rice, A. Dornhaus, and M. Shin: Efficient Training of Multiple Ant Tracking IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV 2015)

S. Schmugge, L. Rice, N. Nguyen, J. Lindberg, M. Shin: Detection of Cracks in Nuclear Power Plant using Spatial-temporal Grouping of Local Patches IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV 2016)

Research Areas: Application Development, Computer Vision, Image Analysis, Intelligent Systems

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Ru, Boshu

Ru, Boshu

Software and Information Systems

bru@uncc.edu

Before starting PhD study in spring 2014, Boshu was an experienced data analyst, database developer and SAS data modeler. He completed his undergraduate education from Xiamen University, China in 2008 and received a master degree in Finance from Illinois Institute of Technology in 2010 and a master degree in Information Technology from UNC Charlotte in 2013. His dissertation research focuses on mining social media for drug repositioning signals.

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Agarwal, Saurav

Agarwal, Saurav

Computer Science

sagarw10@uncc.edu

Research Areas: AI, Algorithm Analysis and Design, Algorithms and Complexity, Intelligent Systems, Robotics

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Shalab, Walid

Shalab, Walid

Computer Science

wshalaby@uncc.edu

 I'm a PhD student at the Computer Science Department at UNC Charlotte. I started my PhD study at Spring 2014 under supervision of Dr. Wlodek Zadrozny. I'm passionate about providing smart solutions to practical challenging problems.
 

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Shan, Junjie

Shan, Junjie

Computer Science

jshan1@uncc.edu

Research Areas: Computer Vision, Image Analysis

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Shi, Jingyi

Shi, Jingyi

Software and Information Systems

jshi5@uncc.edu

Research Areas:

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Singer, Christopher M.

Bioinformatics and Genomics

Doctoral Student
csinger1@uncc.edu

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Sioda, Michael

Bioinformatics and Genomics

Doctoral Student
msioda@uncc.edu

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Smythwood, Mick

Smythwood, Mick

Software and Information Systems

ksmythwo@uncc.edu

Mick Smythwood received his bachelor’s degree in Experimental Psychology at The Johns Hopkins University and a master’s degree in Information Technology from UNC Charlotte's College of Computing and Informatics.   His research interests include visual analytics, human-computer interaction,  and cognitive psychology--specifically, computational modeling of visual perception and attention.  His current work examines how icon characteristics such as visual complexity,...

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Stonger, Amy J.

Bioinformatics and Genomics

Doctoral Student
astonger@uncc.edu

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Su, Yangqi

Bioinformatics and Genomics

Doctoral Student
ysu13@uncc.edu

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Su, Zheyuan

Su, Zheyuan

Software and Information Systems

zsu2@uncc.edu

Research Areas: Complex Adaptive Systems

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Tabassum, Madiha

Tabassum, Madiha

Software and Information Systems

mtabassu@uncc.edu

Research Areas: Human-Computer Interaction, Security

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Talbot, Christine

Talbot, Christine

Computer Science

ctalbot1@uncc.edu

My research focus is on creating an Artificially Intelligent Director to spatially position characters in virtual environments, such as the theatre. 

I received my Masters Degree in December 2011 in Computer Science from UNCC, along with two Bachelor of Science Degrees (Math and Computer Science) in a total of 3 years from UMO-Columbia in 1998. 

I also work full-time at Salesforce.com as a Program Architect while working on my graduate degree.

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Tarnowska, Katarzyna

Tarnowska, Katarzyna

Computer Science

Doctoral Student
Woodward Hall
704-687-8546
ktarnows@uncc.edu

Master of Science in Computer Science from Technical University of Berlin and Warsaw University of Technology (2015). Master in Economics from Warsaw School of Economics (2011).

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Tavakoli Hosseinabadi, Maryam

Tavakoli Hosseinabadi, Maryam

Software and Information Systems

mtavako1@uncc.edu

Research Areas: AI, Complex Adaptive Systems

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Thomas, W. Tyler

Thomas, W. Tyler

Software and Information Systems

tthoma81@uncc.edu

Tyler Thomas's passion for information security started at a very young age. When he was eight years old, he altered the ram of his Sony Playstation console with a device called a Gameshark in order to create game cheats which were not developed with the games. When he was a preteen, friends and family began to come to him for help with their computers and electronics. When he reached high school, he dual enrolled in college IT courses, became A+ certified, and founded a small IT services...

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Tokmic, Anadin

Tokmic, Anadin

Software and Information Systems

atokmic@uncc.edu

Research Areas: Agent-based Modeling, Complex Adaptive Systems

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Tokmic, Farah

Tokmic, Farah

Software and Information Systems

felmawas@uncc.edu

Farah Tokmic is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Software and Information Systems at UNC Charlotte. She received her bachelor's degree in Molecular Environmental Biology from the University of California, Berkeley and her master’s degree in Graduate Medical Sciences from Boston University School of Medicine. Her research interests include designing and managing health care as a complex adaptive system and utilizing system dynamic methods to study the behavior of health systems. Currently...

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Turner, Nathan T.

Bioinformatics and Genomics

Doctoral Student
nturne21@uncc.edu

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Uppal, Aneeta K.

Bioinformatics and Genomics

Doctoral Student
auppal@uncc.edu

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Elizabeth von Briesen

Elizabeth von Briesen

Software and Information Systems

evonbrie@uncc.edu

Research Areas: Adaptive Complex Systems, Agent-based Modeling, Complex Adaptive Systems, Evolutionary Computation, Modeling and Simulation, Multi-Agents, Scientific and Information Visualization, Social Networks

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Vutetakis, David

Vutetakis, David

Computer Science

dvutetak@uncc.edu

Research Areas: AI, Computer Vision, Image Analysis, Image Processing, Intelligent Systems, Robotics

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Walstead, Rachel N.

Bioinformatics and Genomics

Doctoral Student
rwalstea@uncc.edu

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Wegba, Kodzo

Wegba, Kodzo

Computer Science

kwegba1@uncc.edu

Publications:

1. Discovery of Rating Fraud with Real-Time Streaming Visual Analytics, Kodzo Wegba, Aidong Lu, IEEE Symposium on Visualization for Cyber Security (VizSec), 2015. 

2. Personal Movie Recommendation Visualization from Rating Streams, Kodzo Wegba, Aidong Lu, IEEE VIS Personal Visualization Workshop, 2015. 

Research Areas: Algorithm Analysis and Design, Data Mining, Graphics, Information Visualization, Network Security, Visual Analytics, Visualization

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Wesslen, Ryan

Wesslen, Ryan

Computer Science

rwesslen@uncc.edu

Ryan Wesslen is a PhD student in Computing and Information Systems at UNC Charlotte. His focus is on integrating computer science methods with social science research: the emerging field of computational social science. He has a dual research assistantship through UNC Charlotte's Data Science Initiative and Project Mosaic, the university's social science research initiative. His research includes text analysis (topic models),  social network analysis, visualizations and social media...

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Xia, Jinyue

Xia, Jinyue

Software and Information Systems

Doctoral Student
Woodward Hall
jxia3@uncc.edu

Research Areas:

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Xie, Xiongwei

Xie, Xiongwei

Software and Information Systems

xxie2@uncc.edu

Research Areas: Network Security, Security

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Yerke, Aaron M.

Bioinformatics and Genomics

Doctoral Student
amyerke@uncc.edu

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Yousra, Javed

Yousra, Javed

Software and Information Systems

yjaved@uncc.edu

Research Areas: Human-Computer Interaction, Security

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Zapata, Malcolm

Bioinformatics and Genomics

Doctoral Student
mjzapata@uncc.edu

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Zhang, Xiaofan

Zhang, Xiaofan

Computer Science

xzhang35@uncc.edu

Publications:

1. Xiaofan Zhang, Feng Zhou, Yuanqing Lin, Shaoting Zhang: Embedding Label Structures for Fine-grained Feature Representation. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2016.
2. Xiaofan Zhang, Hang Dou, Tao Ju, Jun Xu, Shaoting Zhang: Fusing Heterogeneous Features from Stacked Sparse Autoencoder for Histopathological Image Analysis. IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (JBHI), Volume 20, Issue 5, Pages 1377-1383, 2016.
3. Xiaofan Zhang, Fuyong Xing, Hai Su, Lin Yang, Shaoting Zhang: High-Throughput Histopathological...

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Zhao, Lei

Bioinformatics and Genomics

Doctoral Student
lzhao13@uncc.edu

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Zhao, Tianyi

Zhao, Tianyi

Computer Science

tzhao4@uncc.edu

Publications:

Fast learning discriminative dictionaries for large-scale visual recognition. MMSP 2015: 1-6
Leveraging Multi-Layer Deep Features for Large-Scale Visual Recognition. KDD DL workshop 2016

Research Areas: Computer Vision, Image Analysis, Image Processing, Multimedia

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Zhen, Yi

Zhen, Yi

Software and Information Systems

yzhen@uncc.edu

Research Areas: Bioinformatics/Biomedical Information Systems, Data Mining, Knowledge Discovery in Databases

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Teaching Faculty

Ahmed, Dewan

Ahmed, Dewan

Computer Science

Teaching Assistant Professor
Woodward 423B
704-687-7888
dahmed@uncc.edu

Personal Website: http://webpages.uncc.edu/dahmed
Degree Institution: University of Ottawa, Canada
Degree: Ph.D.
Year Graduated: 2009
Education: Computer Science

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Bahamon, Julio

Computer Science

Teaching Assistant Professor
Woodward 210C
704-687-8575
jbahamon@uncc.edu

Personal Website: https://juliobahamon.wordpress.com
Degree Institution: North Carolina State University
Degree: Ph.D. in Computer Science

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Cao, Lijuan

Cao, Lijuan

Software and Information Systems

Teaching Associate Professor
Woodward 333B
lcao2@uncc.edu

Dr. Cao is a Teaching Associate Professor at UNC Charlotte. Previously, she worked as an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Johnson C. Smith University. She received her Ph.D. in Information Technology from UNC Charlotte in 2008. Her research primarily focuses on wireless networking and mobile computing with an emphasis on ad hoc networks, mobile crowd sensing, mobility models, and the modeling and simulation of network protocols.

 

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Mohsen Dorodchi

Dorodchi, Mohsen

Computer Science

Teaching Associate Professor
Woodward 410E
704-687-5624
mdorodch@uncc.edu

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Ramaprasad, Harini

Ramaprasad, Harini

Computer Science

Teaching Associate Professor and Assistant Chair
Woodward 410D
704-687-1737
hramapra@uncc.edu

Harini Ramaprasad is currently a Teaching Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Previously, she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She received her Ph.D. from North Carolina State University in 2008. Her primary research interests are in the areas of real-time systems, cyber-physical systems and computer architecture and she has...

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Sung, Way

Sung, Way

Bioinformatics

Assistant Professor
Bioinformatics 263
704-687-5155
wsung@uncc.edu

Degree Institution: University of New Hampshire, 2010.
Degree: Ph.D. Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

 

Way Sung is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics at the University of North Carolina Charlotte.  He received his PhD from the University of New Hampshire, and performed postdoctoral research at Indiana University.  His contributions to the biological field include long term mutation-accumulation experiments in a number of different eukaryotic and prokaryotic organisms that...

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Tzacheva, Angelina

Tzacheva, Angelina

Computer Science

Teaching Associate Professor
Woodward 435A
704-687-7022
aatzache@uncc.edu

Degree Institution: UNC Charlotte
Degree: Ph.D. Information Technology
Year Graduated: 2004

 

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Wilson, Dale-Marie

Software and Information Systems

Teaching Associate Professor
Woodward 323A
704-687-7988
dwilso1@uncc.edu

Personal Website:  /webpages.uncc.edu/dwilso1/
Degree Institution: Auburn University
Degree: Ph.D. Computer Science
Year Graduated: 2006
 
Research Description: 
Human Centered Computing, Virtual Agents and Speech Technologies

I was born on the island of Trinidad, where I spent my childhood and teen years. I migrated to the United States in 1991 and became a citizen in 2000...

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Adjunct Faculty

Aksut, Ann

Computer Science

Adjunct Faculty
Woodward Hall
aaksut@uncc.edu

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Atif Farid, Mohammad

Atif Farid, Mohammad

Computer Science

Adjunct Faculty
Woodward 350
704-687-8581
amoham19@uncc.edu

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Dardzinska, Agnieszka

Dardzinska, Agnieszka

Computer Science

Adjunct Faculty
Woodward 402
704-687-8564
adardzin@uncc.edu

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Elmore, Christopher

Elmore, Christopher

Computer Science

Adjunct Faculty
Woodward 232
704-687-8581
celmore1@uncc.edu

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Ge, Yong

Ge, Yong

Computer Science

Adjunct Faculty
704-687-8575
yge1@uncc.edu

Degree Institution: Rutgers University
Degree: Ph.D. Information Technology
Year Graduated: 2013

Research Areas: Agent-based Modeling, Computer System Engineering, Data Mining

Research Description: include data mining and business analytics with a focus on developing effective and efficient data analysis techniques for data intensive applications.

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Hicks, Jennifer

Hicks, Jennifer

Computer Science

Adjunct Faculty
JLTOTH1@uncc.edu

An Adjunct Lecturer for the Department of Computer Science and full time employee for the Department of Information Technology Services at UNC Charlotte.  Passion for learning and enjoys helping others become knowledgeable in, and comfortable with, technology.

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Lane, Marion Charles

Lane, Marion Charles (Chuck)

Software and Information Systems, Computer Science

Woodward 230A
mlane23@uncc.edu

Research Areas: Complex Adaptive Systems

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Medlin, Susan

Medlin, Susan

Computer Science

Adjunct Faculty
Woodward
704-687-0147
smedlin1@uncc.edu

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Murphy, Kevin

Murphy, Kevin

Computer Science

Adjunct Faculty
Woodward Hall
kmurph59@uncc.edu

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Rudd, James

Computer Science

Adjunct Faculty
Woodward 232
jrudd@uncc.edu

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Thompson, Pamela

Thompson, Pamela

Computer Science

Adjunct Faculty
Woodward 232
704-687-8581
plthomps@uncc.edu

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Tsay, Li-Shiang

Tsay, Li-Shiang

Computer Science

Adjunct Faculty
ltsay@uncc.edu

Education: Ph.D., Information Technology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2005

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Stephen Ward

Stephen Ward

cci

Chief Information Security Officer, Sr. Managing Dir. Risk & Security

Stephen Ward is Chief Information Security Officer at TIAA-CREF, providing direction and ingenuity over IT Security and Risk. As CISO, Stephen oversees an end-to-end view of security for the firm. In this role, he manages the identification and remediation of information technology risks. Stephen is also responsible for effectively identifying, responding to and mitigating computer security incidents impacting our company, clients and customers.

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Emeritus Faculty

Allen, C. Michael

Allen, C. Michael

Computer Science

Emeritus Faculty

Personal Website: https://webpages.uncc.edu/cma/
Degree Institution: Carnegie Mellon University
Degree: Ph.D.

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Chen, Keh-Hsun

Chen, Keh-Hsun

Computer Science

Emeritus Faculty

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Lejk, Rick

Lejk, Rick

Computer Science

Emeritus Faculty
Lejk@uncc.edu

Degree Institution: Texas A&M University
Degree: Ph.D.

Rick Lejk was originally an engineer by education, having graduated from Georgia Tech with his bachelor’s in industrial engineering in 1955. He then joined the Air Force, where he completed a master’s degree in computer science at the University of Michigan in 1960, and then a Ph.D. in statistics from Texas A&M in 1967. After 27 years in the Air Force, he retired and came to UNC Charlotte.

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Revesz, Gyorgy

Computer Science

Emeritus Faculty

Personal Website: https://webpages.uncc.edu/revesz/
Degree Institution: Eotvos Lorand University, Hungary
Degree: Ph.D.

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Wilkinson, Barry

Wilkinson, Barry

Computer Science

Emeritus Faculty
abw@ncc.edu

Personal Website: http://webpages.uncc.edu/abw/
Degree Institution: University of Manchester, England
Degree: Ph.D. 

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Pierre E. Arbajian

Pierre E. Arbajian

parbajia@uncc.edu

Research Areas:

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Cheng Bo

Cheng Bo

cbo1@uncc.edu

Research Areas:

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David Burlison

David Burlison

dburlins@uncc.edu

Research Areas:

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Todd Eaglin

Todd Eaglin

teaglin@uncc.edu

Research Areas:

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Farah El Mawas

Farah El Mawas


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Omar Eltayeby

Omar Eltayeby

oeltayeb@uncc.edu

Research Areas:

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Gharaibeh, Raad

Gharaibeh, Raad

Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics Research Associate
NC Research Campus
704-687-2409
rgharaib@uncc.edu

Degree: Ph.D. Bioinformatics Track
Year Graduated: 2009
Research Areas:

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Jia Haofeng

Jia Haofeng

hjia1@uncc.edu

Research Areas:

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Hossein Hematialam

Hossein Hematialam

hhematia@uncc.edu

Research Areas:

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Yueqi Hu

Yueqi Hu

yhu12@uncc.edu

Research Areas:

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Ghaith Husari

Ghaith Husari

ghusari@uncc.edu

Research Areas:

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Yasaman Kamyab Hessary

Yasaman Kamyab Hessary

ykamyabh@uncc.edu

Research Areas:

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Thomas Kraft

Thomas Kraft

tkraft3@uncc.edu

Research Areas:

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Hanshang Li

Hanshang Li

hli39@uncc.edu

Research Areas:

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Huayu Li

Huayu Li

hli38@uncc.edu

Research Areas:

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Jailei Li

Jailei Li

jli42@uncc.edu

Research Areas:

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Rongcheng Li

Rongcheng Li

rlin4@uncc.edu

Research Areas:

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Chenjun Ling

Chenjun Ling

cling1@uncc.edu

Research Areas:

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He Min

He Min

mhe3@uncc.edu

Research Areas:

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Fan Mingming

Fan Mingming

mfan@uncc.edu

Research Areas:

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Norris, David

Norris, David

Bioinformatics

NCRC
704-250-5751
dcnorris@uncc.edu

Research Areas:

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Manuel Perez-Quinones

Manuel Perez-Quinones

Associate Dean

Research Areas:

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Tuanfa Qin

Tuanfa Qin

Visiting Faculty
Woodward Hall

Research Areas:

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Ting Li

Ting Li

tli8@uncc.edu

Research Areas:

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Wang Xiaoyu

Wang Xiaoyu

Computer Science

Assistant Research Professor
Woodward
xwang25@uncc.edu

Research Areas:

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Watson, Stacey

Watson, Stacey

swatso50@uncc.edu

Stacey Watson joined the College of Computing and Informatics as a PhD student and Lecturer in the department of Software and Information in Fall 2016. Stacey taught Advanced Placement classes for Apex Learning for twelve years before earning her Master of Science in Applied Computer Science with a concentration in Information Assurance at Columbus State University in Georgia.  She then worked her way up from an IT Security Analyst to a Senior IT Security Engineer in a number of multi-...

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Staff

Trish Artis

Artis, Trish

Bioinformatics

Budget Coordinator
Bioinformatics 309
704-687-8541
partis@uncc.edu

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Blanchard, Steven

Blanchard, Steven

Bioinformatics

Systems Analyst
NC Research Campus
704-687-2401
sgblanch@uncc.edu

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Bryant, T.J.

cci

Technology Architect
Bioinformatics 221
704-687-1424
tjbryant@uncc.edu

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Clarke-Jones, Nancy

cci

Business Services Coordinator and Building Operations
Woodward 454
704-687-8644
nancyclarke-jones@uncc.edu

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Davis, Kim

Davis, Kim

Bioinformatics

Business Services Coordinator
NC Research Campus
704-687-2404
kwdavis@uncc.edu

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Katie Dunn

Dunn, Kathleen

Software and Information Systems

SIS Undergraduate Student Services/ Department Support Administrator
Woodward 310D
704-687-8658
Krdunn@uncc.edu

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Estrada, April

Bioinformatics

Research Specialist
NCRC - Kannapolis
704-687-2406
April.Roberts@uncc.edu

Degree Institution: North Carolina State University
Degree: Plant Biology
 
Research Areas: Plant molecular biology and genetics

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Faggart Clare

Faggart Clare

Bioinformatics

NC Research Campus
704-687-2407
ClareFaggart@uncc.edu

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MJ Fresina

Fresina, Mike

Director, Communications
Woodward 443K
704-687-7983
mfresina@uncc.edu

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Crystal Green

Green, Crystal

Computer Science

Department Administrator
Woodward 430B
704-687-8565
cgree113@uncc.edu

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Hudson, Rick

Hudson, Rick

cci

Senior Project Manager
Bioinformatics 212
704-687-5237
rhudson@uncc.edu

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Jones, Nathaisa

Jones, Nathaisa

Computer Science

Graduate Student Support Specialist (Master’s Program)
Woodward 403F
704-687-8552
nrbanks@uncc.edu

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Kelley, Gina

Kelley, Gina

Academic Advisor
Woodward 230B
704-687-8768
gkelley1@uncc.edu

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Kennedy, Caroline E

Kennedy, Caroline E

CCI

Senior Post Award Specialist
Woodward 341B
704-687-0498
cekenned@uncc.edu

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Lopez, Karen

Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics 228
(704) 687-8409

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Lord, Kimberly

Lord, Kimberly

Business Partners Program Coordinator
Woodward 453
klord@uncc.edu

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Lynn Marshall

Marshall, Lynn

Business Partners Director
Woodward 453
704-687-1907
Lynn.Marshall@uncc.edu

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Joe Matesich

Matesich, Joe

cci

Executive Director, Technology Solutions Office
Woodward 337
704-687-8649
jmatesich@uncc.edu

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Moore, Cathy Castellon

Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics 331
704-687-8275

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Ryan Mulkeen

Ryan Mulkeen

Academic Advisor
WH 230C
rtmulkee@uncc.edu

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Naylor, Erica Dawson

Computer Science

Undergraduate Student Services Specialist
Woodward 410A
704-687-8569
enaylor@uncc.edu

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Olson, Mark

Olson, Mark

cci

Research Associate -- Interactive Media Developer
Bioinformatics 223
704-687-8647
molson@uncc.edu

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Parsons, Kevin

Parsons, Kevin

cci

Director, Undergraduate Advising
Woodward 230D
704-687-1847
kfparson@uncc.edu

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Person, Katrina

Bioinformatics

Administrative Support Specialist
Bioinformatics 313
704-687-0149
kperson2@uncc.edu

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Cheryl Ring

Ring, Cheryl

cci

Executive Assistant to the Dean
Woodward 443C
704-687-8450
caring@uncc.edu

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Rorrer, Audrey

CCI

Research Associate, Diversity in Technology Institute
Woodward Hall 230E
704-277-8648
audrey.rorrer@uncc.edu

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Shannon Schlueter

Schlueter, Shannon

cci

Data Scientist
Bioinformatics 210
704-687-7698
sschluet@uncc.edu

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Slane, Lauren

Bioinformatics

Graduate Program Coordinator
Bioinformatics 319
704-687-7481
lslane@uncc.edu

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Smith, Angela

Smith, Angela

CCI Business Officer
Woodward 443G
704-687-7985
Angela.Smith@uncc.edu

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Jocelyn Westpfahl

Jocelyn Westpfahl

Office of the Dean

Administrative Support Associate
Woodward 443B
704-687-7984
jfolger2@uncc.edu

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Young, Christine

Young, Christine

Bioinformatics

Administrative Support Specialist
NCRC - Kannapolis; 150 Research Campus Dr.
704-687-2411
cyoung92@uncc.edu

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Board

Rich Baich

Rich Baich

cci

Executive Vice President and CISO

Rich Baich is Wells Fargo’s Chief Information Security Officer. The four Corporate Risk teams encompassed by Rich’s world include Enterprise Information Security Strategy and Oversight, Enterprise Access Management, Information Security Engineering and Services, and Cyber Defense and Monitoring.

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Chris Benson

Chris Benson

cci

Senior Director

Chris Benson is a Senior Director of Software Development in Oracle’s Communications Global Business Unit.  Mr. Benson is responsible for managing strategic direction and product development for Platform Technologies supporting Oracle’s Communications products.

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Eric Chaniot

Eric Chaniot

cci

Chief Digital Officer

Eric Chaniot is a dynamic and seasoned innovator, who has been in the technology business for over 20 years.

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Ken Chinchar

Ken Chinchar

cci


Ken Chinchar, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, joined DataChambers in September 2015 and serves the sales and marketing organizations for the company’s four data centers and staff.  Ken is responsible for the development and execution of all sales, revenue and sales operations plans and goals and the achievement of those goals.  Ken is also responsible for providing leadership, direction, hands-on coaching and specific guidance to employees, ensuring that each of his business channels...

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Eric Christian

Eric Christian

cci

VP and CTO

Eric Christian, vice president and chief technology officer, joined Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS).

In this newly-created role, Eric will be working with IS leaders, business leaders and other team members to align our technology strategy with the overall mission and business strategy of CHS. By understanding the organization’s business strategies and priorities, Eric and his team will work to ensure the infrastructure and...

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Terry Cox

Terry Cox

cci

President and CEO

Terry Cox is the President and CEO of Business Innovation and Growth(BIG).

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Daniel Friel

Daniel Friel

cci

General Partner

Mr. Friel has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services sector with a strong focus on business development, strategic investments, alliance management and working with early stage technology companies.  Mr. Friel has served as a founder, director, and/or advisor to several companies, including 6fusion, eosMYCO, rFactr, Moneta Corporation, Net Direct Systems, CapitalStream, and InQuira.  Mr.

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Kathy Harris

Kathy Harris

cci

Gartner Corporation

Kathy Harris is a retired VP and Distinguished Analyst for Gartner Inc. Harris was named a Board Emeritus, since she served the CCI Board for over 15 years and still continues to support the college through her time, strategic initiatives and resources.   

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Darlene Heater

Darlene Heater

cci

Executive Director

Darlene Heater is the executive director for University City Partners, which envisions and implements strategies and actions to drive University City’s long term economic vitality as a center for employment, living, education, commerce and entertainment.

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Curtis Hughes

Curtis Hughes

cci

CIO

Curtis Hughes is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Midrex Technologies, where he is responsible for defining and executing the company’s global technology strategy, providing collaborative, innovative and transformational solutions for Midrex's customers, partners, and employees across more than 20 countries worldwide. He is a member of the Midrex Executive Leadership Team and one of two Executive Advisors to its Innovation Council, which focuses on fostering intrapreneurship,...

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Abhishek Mehta

Abhishek Mehta

cci

CEO & Co-Founder

Abhishek Mehta is the CEO of Tresata, a predictive analytics company redefining business with a deep understanding of customer behavior. Launched in 2011, he has shaped Tresata into one of the most innovative, and fastest growing software companies in the world with a vision to ‘enrich life’.

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Dan Roselli

Dan Roselli

cci

Co-Founder

Rare blend of Fortune 500 experience with successful entrepreneurial track record.
- Fortune 500 marketing experience with General Mills, Colgate, M&M's, Bank of America.
- Youngest member in the history of the Bank of America operating committee. 
- Co-Founded 3 separate companies that made it to the Inc 500 Magazine list of fastest growing private companies in America.
- Co-Founded one the largest and most successful entrepreneurship and tech hubs in the world...

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Stoney Sellars

Stoney Sellars

cci

President & CEO

Passionate about enhancing peoples’ lives through leveraging technology and process, Stoney founded StoneLaurel under the name of Technology Project Management in 1994. Prior to establishing StoneLaurel, he was responsible for enterprise project management of large technology and operations projects at NCNB/NationsBank (now Bank of America), and served in the U.S. Air Force where he developed, implemented, and supported secure telecommunications systems worldwide.

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Roger Shaul

Roger Shaul

cci

CEO

Roger Shaul is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Preferred Medical Marketing Corporation (PMMC). PMMC Serves over 450 Hospitals and academic medical practices in 38 states with financial software and consulting services associated with hospital pricing, managed care and value-based purchasing using BIG data.  PMMC has been listed among the Top Revenue Cycle Firms five years in a row by Modern Healthcare Magazine (number 5 in 2016) and included within the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies listing during each of the last six years.   PMMC is the only company to Achieve “...

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Roger Shaul

Roger Shaul

cci

CEO

Roger Shaul is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Preferred Medical Marketing Corporation (PMMC). PMMC Serves over 450 Hospitals and academic medical practices in 38 states with financial software and consulting services associated with hospital pricing, managed care and value-based purchasing using BIG data. PMMC has been listed among the Top Revenue Cycle Firms five years in a row by Modern Healthcare Magazine (number 5 in 2016) and included within the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies listing during each of the last six years. PMMC is the only company to Achieve “Peer...

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Jeff Stovall                                                                    Board Chair

Jeff Stovall Board Chair

cci

CIO

Mr. Stovall joined the City of Charlotte as its first Chief Information Officer in 2008 and is responsible for leading the City’s Innovation and Technology department.  In his tenure, he directed the City’s technology preparations for the successful 2012 Democratic National Convention, consolidated divisional IT organizations into a new City department, implemented a significant modernization of legacy applications and infrastructure, and moved the City to use mobile, social and cloud-based...

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Valerie Truesdale

Valerie Truesdale

cci

Chief Officer, Technology, Personalized Learning, and Engagement

Dr. Valerie Truesdale joined Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in 2012, charged with transforming learning and schools using technology integration to spur innovation and prepare students for 21st century careers. 

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Stephen Ward

Stephen Ward

cci

Chief Information Security Officer, Sr. Managing Dir. Risk & Security

Stephen Ward is Chief Information Security Officer at TIAA-CREF, providing direction and ingenuity over IT Security and Risk. As CISO, Stephen oversees an end-to-end view of security for the firm. In this role, he manages the identification and remediation of information technology risks. Stephen is also responsible for effectively identifying, responding to and mitigating computer security incidents impacting our company, clients and customers.

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Alumni

Bhaskaran Sudeeba

Bhaskaran Sudeeba

Bioinformatics

student
Bioinformatics
schunang@uncc.edu

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Dutta, Akshita

Dutta, Akshita

Bioinformatics

Graduate Student
Bioinformatics
adutta1@uncc.edu

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Adam English

Adam English

Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics at Human Genome Sequencing Center at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas
Bioinformatics
NA@uncc.edu

Degree Institution: UNC Charlotte
Degree: M.S., Bioinformatics
Year Graduated: 2010
Research Areas:

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Hall, Benika

Hall, Benika

Bioinformatics

Graduate Student
Bioinformatics
NA@uncc.edu

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Eric Keller

Eric Keller

Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics Research Associate, BioCytics: Huntersville, NC
Bioinformatics
na@uncc.edu

Education:
  • B.S. in Genetics, University of Georgia- Athens
  • Professional Science Master's in Bioinformatics, UNC Charlotte: December 2009

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Stephen McGee

Stephen McGee

Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics Specialist: Greenwood Genetic Center - Greenwood, South Carolina
Bioinformatics
smcgee10@uncc.edu

"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." -Carl Sagan

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Sohini Mukherji

Sohini Mukherji

Bioinformatics

Graduate Student
Bioinformatics
schatte5@uncc.edu

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Archana Natarajan

Archana Natarajan

Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics Research Associate at NC State
NCRC
anatara5@uncc.edu

Education: Professional Science Master's in Bioinformatics, UNC Charlotte- May 2010
Research Areas:

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Vladyslava Ratushna

Vladyslava Ratushna

Bioinformatics

Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics Bioinformatics Engineer
Bioinformatics
na@uncc.edu

Degree Institution: UNC Charlotte
Degree: Ph.D., IT PhD Bioinformatics Track
Year Graduated: 2010
Research Areas:

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Robert

Robert

Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics Research Associate at NCRC
NCRC
rreid2@uncc.edu

Degree Institution: UNC Charlotte
Degree: Ph.D., IT PhD Bioinformatics Track
Year Graduated: 2010
Research Areas:

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Spencer, Melanie D.

Spencer, Melanie D.

Bioinformatics

Doctoral Candidate
Bioinformatics
704-687-7899
mdspence@uncc.edu

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Nathaniel Watson

Nathaniel Watson

Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics Research Associate: Nunhems- Davis, CA
Bioinformatics
na@uncc.edu

Education:
  • B.S. in Biology, James Madison University
  • Professional Science Master's in Bioinformatics, UNC Charlotte: May 2010

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Research Faculty

Brouwer, Cory

Brouwer, Cory

Bioinformatics

Director of Bioinformatics Services Division and Professor
NC Research Campus
704-687-8357
Cory.Brouwer@uncc.edu

Degree Institution: Iowa State University
Degree: Ph.D. Molecular Biology

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Isaac Cho

Cho, Isaac

Computer Science

Research Assistant Professor
Woodward 423C
704-687-8559
icho1@uncc.edu

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Gero, John

Computer Science

Research Professor
Woodward 410C
703-415-1978
jgero1@uncc.edu

John Gero is a Research Professor in the Department of Computer Science and in the School of Architecture and is concurrently a Research Professor at the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, George Mason University. He is the author or editor of 50 books and over 600 papers and book chapters in the fields of design science, design computing, artificial intelligence, computer-aided design, and design cognition.

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Luo, Weijun

Luo, Weijun

Bioinformatics

Associate Professor
NC Research Campus
704-687-2414
Weijun.Luo@uncc.edu

Degree Institution: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Degree: Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering
Year Graduated: 2008
 
Research Areas: High throughput genomic data analysis Computational method development and implementation Systems biology on complex diseases and processes Biomedical informatics and computing Personal genome and personalized medicine
 

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David Calvin Norris

David Calvin Norris

Bioinformatics

NC Research Campus

Research Areas:

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Reid, Robert

Reid, Robert

Bioinformatics

Assistant Professor
NC Research Campus
704-687-2415
rreid2@uncc.edu

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Alexa Sanders

Alexa Sanders

Bioinformatics

Research Associate
NC Research Campus
704-687-2416

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Sha, Wei

Sha, Wei

Bioinformatics

Research Assistant Professor
NC Research Campus
704-687-2417
wsha@uncc.edu

Degree Institution: Virginia Tech, 2006
Degree: Ph.D. Genetics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Dr. Wei Sha is a research assistant professor in the Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics at UNC Charlotte. She received a Bachelor of Medicine in Pediatrics from Capital Medical University, Beijing, China in 1998. She then received an M.S. in Biology in 2002 and a Ph.D. in Genetics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology in 2006, both from Virginia Tech. 

 

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Smirnov, Aleksandr

Smirnov, Aleksandr

Postdoctoral Researcher
704-687-2419
smirnov09al@gmail.com

Research Areas:

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Zachary L. Witter

Zachary L. Witter

Bioinformatics

Research Engineer
Bioinformatics 358
(315) 292-8632
zwitter1@uncc.edu

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Young, Christine

Young, Christine

Bioinformatics

Administrative Support Specialist
NCRC - Kannapolis; 150 Research Campus Dr.
704-687-2411
cyoung92@uncc.edu

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Post-docs

Tamar Carter

Tamar Carter

Bioinformatics

tcarte47@uncc.edu

Tamar Carter is postdoctoral fellow interested in parasite and human host genetic diversity related to population health. She earned her B.S. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Florida, where she also worked as an undergraduate research assistant with the Florida Museum of Natural History. She continued her education at the University of Florida, earning her MPH (concentration in Epidemiology) and PhD in Genetics and Genomics.

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Freese, Nowlan

Freese, Nowlan

Bioinformatics

Postdoctoral Researcher
NC Research Campus
704-687-2408
nfreese@uncc.edu

Degree Institution: Clemson University
Degree: PhD - Biological Sciences
Year Graduated: 2013

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Gelich, Anna

Gelich, Anna

Computer Science

Woodward 402
704-687-8546
agelich@uncc.edu

Research Areas:

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Jia, Wen

Jia, Wen

Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics 302B
704-687-5014
jwen6@uncc.edu

Dr. Wen earned a B.S. in Statistics and her Ph.D in Statistical Genomics from Nanjing Agricultural University. During her Ph.D research, she is interested in the biostatistics and statistical genomics. Within this framework, her major research focuses on three areas: detection of epistasis for complex traits, GWAS and gene expression data analysis. After she got the Ph.D degree, she joined Dr Shi’s lab as a Postdoctoral fellow on March 2015.

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Kim, Ryanguk

Kim, Ryanguk

cci

Postdoctoral Researcher
Bioinformatics
rkim6@uncc.edu

Research Areas:

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Lambirth, Kevin

Lambirth, Kevin

Bioinformatics

Postdoctoral Researcher
DHMRI Core Lab 3332
KCLambirth@uncc.edu

Kevin finished his B.S.

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Anita Rana

Anita Rana

Bioinformatics

704-687-7809
arana2@uncc.edu

Research Areas: Bioinformatics, Genomics

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Smirnov, Aleksandr

Smirnov, Aleksandr

Postdoctoral Researcher
704-687-2419
smirnov09al@gmail.com

Research Areas:

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 Sudarshan, Sanjana

Sudarshan, Sanjana

Bioinformatics

704-687- 8409
ssudarsh@uncc.edu

Sanjana Sudarshan earned her Ph.D. in Molecular biology from Texas Woman’s University. Her research in Dr. Brian W. Beck’s lab focused on computational analysis of protein-protein interactions. Her work mainly involved the analysis of physico-chemical properties of protein-protein interactions to predict functionally linked proteins. Her graduate work may be used to reduce the number of false positive predictions in protein-protein docking. She joined Dr. Jun-tao Guo’s lab in May of 2015. Dr...

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Winglee, Kathryn

Winglee, Kathryn

Bioinformatics

Postdoctoral Researcher
Bioinformatics 302C
kwinglee@uncc.edu

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Lecturers

Cheng, Qiong

Computer Science

Lecturer
Woodward 410B
qcheng1@uncc.edu

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Ilson, Richard

Ilson, Richard

Computer Science

Lecturer
Woodward 423A
704-687-8561
rilson@uncc.edu

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Jugan, Daniel

Computer Science

Lecturer
Woodward 210B
704-687-8558
djugan@uncc.edu

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Karp, Jason

Karp, Jason

Computer Science

Lecturer and Director of MS CS Admissions
Woodward 423D
jkarp3@uncc.edu

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Lehmann, Lorrie

Lehmann, Lorrie

Computer Science

Lecturer
Woodward 423C
704-687-8439
ljlehman@uncc.edu

Personal Website: http://webpages.uncc.edu/ljlehman/

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Long, Bruce

Long, Bruce

Software and Information Systems

Assistant Chair, Undergraduate Programs
Woodward 310E
704-687-8441
nblong@uncc.edu

Personal Website:  http://webpages.uncc.edu/nblong/

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McLeod, Sterling

Computer Science

Lecturer
Woodward 210E
smcleo12@uncc.edu

Research Areas: AI, Robotics

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Najjar, Nadia

Computer Science

Lecturer
Woodward 330D
nanajjar@uncc.edu

Dr. Nadia A. Najjar is a Lecturer at UNC Charlotte. She completed her B.S. in Electrical Engineering at George Mason University and M.S. and Ph.D. from the College of Computing and Informatics at UNC Charlotte in May 2015. Her research interests include Recommender Systems, Decision-Support Systems, Artificial Intelligence and Human-Computer Interaction.

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Scott, Sara

Computer Science

Lecturer
Woodward 423E
704-687-8576
shscott@uncc.edu

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PhD Event Speakers

Thomas Fasciano

Thomas Fasciano

Applied Scientist

A9.com

Thomas Fasciano got his PhD in Computing and Information Systems at UNCC in 2015 working in the fields of Computer Vision and Machine Learning. 
Thomas graduated from UNCC with a PhD in Computing and Information Systems at UNCC in 2015. While there, his research focused on computer vision and machine learning and worked on projects such as tracking multiple biological objects (e.g., ants, bees, and cells) and biological motion analysis. After graduation, Thomas moved to Atlanta, GA to join the startup Partpic as a Computer Vision Engineer. In 2016, Partpic was acquired by A9.com...

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Scott Heggen

Scott Heggen

Assistant Professor - CS

Berea College

Dr. Scott Heggen is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Berea College in Berea, Kentucky. He specializes in software engineering education, networking, and embedded systems. His most recent accomplishment is the creation of a program for hiring students as software developers building applications to serve the institution as a tool for learning software engineering best practices. Scott enjoys the natural beauty of Kentucky with his wife Sarah and their three children. 
 
Ph.D.: CoIT, 2014
 
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Roshanda Jones

Roshonda Jones

Postdoctoral Scholar

Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

Roshonda Jones is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Southern California and she received her PhD in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. As a part of her doctoral dissertation research, she analyzed complex microbiome sequencing data to identify microbes and microbial gene pathways in the human gut that are associated with disease states or external factors such as diet. She is currently a part of the Childhood Obesity Research Center (CORC) where she uses her expertise in...

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Hari Rajagopalan

Hari Rajagopalan

Dean

School of Business, Francis Marion University

Dr. Hari K. Rajagopalan joined the Francis Marion Faculty in 2006. He is Eugene A. Fallon Professor of Management as well as Dean of the School of Business at Francis Marion University. Dr. Rajagopalan teaches management science, operations management, and statistical model building and does research in location models, supply chain management and complex adaptive systems. His research has been published in academic journals such as Journal of Operations Research Society, European Journal of Operational Research, Computers and Operations Research and Decision Support Systems. He is also...

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Robert Reid

Robert Reid

Research Assistant Professor

UNC Charlotte

Dr. Reid uses computational technologies and statistics for biological data analysis with expertise in sequence, variant and pathway analysis and genome sequence assembly. He has produced genome assemblies in many species, including blueberry, oat, drosophila, starfish and sea cucumbers. His past works includes developing open source software visualization tools to create stunning visual linkage map renderings. Other work includes characterizing microbial profiles in soil to improve agronomy.

Ph.D.: Bioinformatics & Genomics, 2010

LinkedIn: ...

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Scott Spurlock

Scott Spurlock

Assistant Professor - CS

Elon University

Scott Spurlock is an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department at Elon University. He teaches a variety of courses, including Algorithm Analysis, Data Mining and Machine Learning, and Computer Vision. His research focuses on applying machine learning to computer vision problems. He is particularly interested in developing algorithms for human behavior understanding. Scott received his Ph.D. in Computing and Information Systems from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2015 under the direction of Richard Souvenir. Prior to graduate school, Scott also worked in...

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Derek Wang

Derek Wang

CEO and Founder

Stratifyd

Derek Wang is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder at Stratifyd, an AI-powered customer data analytics company based in Charlotte, NC.  Wang founded Stratifyd after years of experience in research science, machine learning and analytics, and following his professorship in Computer Science at UNC Charlotte. While doing government-funded research, Wang and the founders of Stratifyd realized the impact of AI and how it could ingest, analyze, create visualizations of unstructured data, and ultimately be made actionable.  Wang currently leads Stratifyd’s expanding team of 40...

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Michael Whitney

Michael Whitney

Assistant Professor, DIFD Program Director

Winthrop University

Dr. Michael Whitney
PhD in Educational Administration & Higher Education from SIUC '09; Phd Computing and Information Systems from UNCC '15
Webpage: http://faculty.winthrop.edu/whitneym/default.html
Assistant Professor and Director of the Digital Information Design Program at Winthrop University. He earned his first PhD at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and his second PhD at University of North Carolina Charlotte. His current research explores how technology can enhance and advance...

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Hui Wu

Hui Wu

Research Staff

IBM T.J Watson Research Center

Dr. Hui Wu is a research staff member at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, responsible for multiple computer vision projects including food visual recognition and fashion visual analytics. Her work at IBM includes:
Computer vision and multi-modal learning for fashion image retrieval using natural dialogs, and Food visual recognition service at IBM Watson Developer Cloud.

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Research-associates

Jeremy Jay

Jeremy Jay

Bioinformatics

NC Research Campus
704-687-2412
jeremy.jay@uncc.edu

Research Areas:

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David Calvin Norris

David Calvin Norris

Bioinformatics

NC Research Campus

Research Areas:

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Alexa Sanders

Alexa Sanders

Bioinformatics

Research Associate
NC Research Campus
704-687-2416

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Zachary L. Witter

Zachary L. Witter

Bioinformatics

Research Engineer
Bioinformatics 358
(315) 292-8632
zwitter1@uncc.edu

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Board-Emeritus

Ken Russell

Ken Russell

cci

Executive Director, Advanced Networking Research Institute

Ken Russell is focused on building executive level relationships with Cisco's customers and their partners, providing guiding experience as a trusted advisor for CIOs and their staffs. His experience includes developing and implementing enterprise programs and forging necessary relationships with legal, IT, senior leadership, and lines of business to ensure necessary commitments for success. Dr. Russell has a BA in English, and MS and PhD degrees in Education and Organizational Leadership....

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alumni scholarship fund

The Alumni Gives Scholarship allows students to pursue their dreams and contribute to the technology community.  This needs-based scholarship empowers students to overcome financial hurdles while pursuing their education goals and gives preference to underrepresented populations within the CCI student body. 

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