Full Time Faculty

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Dr. Leland Beck

Office: GMCS 547   Phone Number: 619-594-6807

Email: beck@sdsu.edu

Dr. John Carroll, Undergraduate Adviser

Research Interests: queueing theory, analysis of computer systems, data replication, and computer reliability

Office: GMCS 537   Phone Number: 619-594-7242

Email: carroll@edoras.sdsu.edu

Dr. Bryan Donyanavard

Research interests:  Self-aware computing systems, cyber-physical systems management and optimizationIndustry experience: SPARC Systems, Oracle; Infrastructure, Google; Mobile, Google; IoT and Cyber-physical Systems, Ericsson Research

Bryan Donyanavard is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at San Diego State University.  His work focuses on applying principles of computational self-awareness to the runtime management of energy-efficient cyber-physical systems. He received his BS and MS in Computer Engineering from UC Santa Barbara, and his PhD in Computer Science from UC Irvine. He previously spent time as a researcher at TU Munich and Ericsson.

Office PS 123  Email:  bdonyanavard@sdsu.edu

Shawn Healey

Office: GMCS 540   Phone Number: 619-594-1668

Email:  sjhealey@sdsu.edu

Dr. Hajar Homayouni

Research interests:  Data Science, Database, Applied Machine Learning, Interpretability of Machine Learning, and Big Data Quality Assurance

Hajar Homayouni is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at San Diego State University.  She received the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Colorado State University in 2021. The main focus of her research is to automate the process of detecting and explaining anomalies in big data being used by data analyzers to make critical decisions. In addition to her academic experience as instructor and teaching assistant at Alzahra University, Tehran and Colorado State University, she has several years of industry experience, primarily in software R&D.

Office:  GMCS 540  Email:  hhomayouni@sdsu.edu
Website:  https://homayouni.sdsu.edu

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Patty Kraft

Industry Experience: Data communications embedded systems, Biotechnology large scale web applications

Office: GMCS 544   Phone Number: 619-594-7243

Email: pkraft@sdsu.edu

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Dr. Xiaobai Liu

Research Interests:  Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Computational Statistics and their applications to clinic diagnosis,  sports, transportation, surveillance, video games and others.

Industry Experience: video surveillance security system; transportation monitoring;  medical image analysis and diagnose.

Office: GMCS 531   Phone Number: 619-594-6837

Email: xiaobai.liu@sdsu.edu

Dr. Shangping Ren, Chair

Research Interests: Cyber-Physical Systems, Real-Time Scheduling, and Cloud Computing

Office: GMCS 407A   Phone Number: 619-594-6191

Email: sren@sdsu.edu

Dr. Marie Roch

Research Interests: bioacoustics, machine learning

Industry Experience: AT&T Bell Telephone Laboratories

Office: GMCS 533   Phone Number: 619-594-5830

Email: marie.roch@sdsu.edu

Dr. Chen Song

Office: GMCS 536   Phone Number: 619-594-0788

Email: csong@sdsu.edu

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Dr. Mahmoud Tarokh

Office: GMCS 541   Phone Number: 619-594-2640

Email: mtarokh@sdsu.edu

Dr. Hoa Vu

Office: GMCS 542   Phone Number: 619-594-4345

Email: hvu2@sdsu.edu

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Dr. Wei Wang, Graduate Adviser

Research Interests: QoE/QoS Resource Allocation, Networks Economics, Wireless Multimedia Communications.

Industry Experience: Siemens AG Communications.

Office: EIS 310   Phone Number: 619-594-4302

Email: wwang@sdsu.edu

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Dr. Roger Whitney, Associate Chair and Graduate Adviser

Research Interests: Object-oriented programming, Functional programming, software development, mobile computing

Industrial experience: AT&T Bell Telephone Laboratories

Office: GMCS 561   Phone Number: 619-594-3535

Email: whitney@sdsu.edu

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Dr. Tao Xie

Research Interests: High Performance Computing, Storage Systems, Cluster and Grid Computing, Parallel Processing, Distributed Systems, Real- time/Embedded Systems, Dynamic Resource Management, and Performance Evaluation

Industry Experience: Microsoft Global Technical Engineering Center, Shanghai, China; Anhui Province Computing Center, Hefei, China

Office: GMCS 535   Phone Number: 619-594-2014

Email: txie@sdsu.edu

Dr. Yang Xu

Research Interests: Natural language processing (NLP), Computational Psycholinguistics, Cognitive Sciences, and Long Term Historical Change of Languages in the World. He uses machine learning techniques to study patterns of language used in natural dialogue, the communication effectiveness in task-oriented dialogues, and the computational modeling of multi-modality in human communication.

For more information, see the website: https://clcs.sdsu.>edu/.

Office: GMCS 545

Email: yang.xu@sdsu.edu

Part Time Faculty

Dr. Neda Alipanah

Research Interests: Knowledge Presentation, Integration and Discovery; Text Mining and Natural Language Processing; Semantic Web and Reasoning; Bioinformatics and Biomedical Ontologies; Efficient Algorithms for Ontology Computation; Ontology Ranking, Ontology Alignment

Office: GMCS 536   Phone Number: 619-594-0788

Email: nalipanah@sdsu.edu

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Peter Bartoli

Office: GMCS 564   Phone Number: 619-594-1700

Email: pbartoli@sdsu.edu

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Cyndi Chie

Office: GMCS 564   Phone Number: 619-594-1700

Email: cyndi.chie.cs@sdsu.edu

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Guy Leonard

Office: GMCS 540   Phone Number: 619-594-1668

Email: gleonard@sdsu.edu

Hau Nguyen

Research Interests:  Cybersecurity, Big Data and Data Science, Cloud Computing, Machine Learning, and Information Systems.

Industry Experience:  Over 25 years of industry experience at numerous companies and government agencies in the area of Telecommunications, Unmanned Vehicles, Big Data and Data Science, Cybersecurity, Networking, and Data Centers, holding various positions in engineering and management.

Teaching Experience:  Over 20 years of teaching experience at several colleges and universities in the San Diego region in areas such as Cybersecurity, Computer Science, and Management Information Systems.  Some of the courses that he has taught in the Computer Science Department, Management Information Systems Department, and World Campus at San Diego State University include: Computer Networks and Distributed Systems; Social, Legal and Ethical Issues in Computing; Data Management Systems; Principles of Information Systems; Cybersecurity and You.

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Steve Price

Research Interests: Visualization of Big Data, Data Analytics, Gameification, Game Theory, Video Game Design, Graph Theory, Software Engineering, and Computer Security

Industry Experience: Over thirty years experience managing medium to large projects in the commercial, health care and academic sectors

Office: GMCS 564   Phone Number: 619-594-1700

Email: sprice@sdsu.edu

Other Part Time Faculty

R. Hasan – mhasan3@sdsu.edu

Y. Lu – llu@sdsu.edu

S. Pati – spati@sdsu.edu

B. Shen – bshen2@sdsu.edu

W. Wilson – wjwilson@sdsu.edu

Adjunct Faculty

Kazem Sohraby

Dr. Kazem Sohraby, Research Professor (Adjunct)

Research Interests: wireless and cognitive radio, communications networks and systems.

Industry Experience: Bell Labs — advanced communications technologies and mathematics.

Email: ksohraby@sdsu.edu

Emeritus Faculty

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Dr. Kasi Anantha

Email: anantha@sdsu.edu

Dr. Sara Baase-Mayers

Email: sara.baase@sdsu.edu

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Dr. Carl Eckberg

Email: ceckberg@sdsu.edu

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Dr. Jo Ann Lane

Email: jalane@sdsu.edu

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Alan Riggins

Email: ariggins@sdsu.edu

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William Root

Office: GMCS 531

Email: wroot@sdsu.edu

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Dr. Kris Stewart

Email: stewart@sdsu.edu

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Dr. Vernor Vinge

Email: vvinge@sdsu.edu


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Dr. Marko Vuskovic

Email: mvuskovic@sdsu.edu



Naedean Anderson

Office: GMCS 407A Phone Number: 619-594-1931

Email: nbanderson@sdsu.edu


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Dr. John Donald

1940 – 2020

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Dr. Nenad Marovac

1941 – 2021

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Roman Swiniarski

1943 – 2014