Faculty and Staff

Meet our Computer & Data Sciences faculty and staff

Chair

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Vipin Chaudhary

Department Chair, Computer and Data Sciences Department
Kevin J. Kranzusch Professor
Professor, Computer and Data Sciences Department

High Performance Computing and Applications to Science, Engineering, Biology, and Medicine; Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning/Data Science; Computer Assisted Diagnosis and Interventions; Medical Image Processing; Computer Architecture; Quantum Computing.

Faculty

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Erman Ayday

Assistant Professor, Computer and Data Sciences Department

Privacy enhancing technologies, data security and applied cryptographyy

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Harold Connamacher

Associate Department Chair, Computer and Data Sciences Department
Robert J. Herbold Professor of Transformative Teaching
Associate Professor, Computer and Data Sciences Department

Applies theoretical computer science techniques to discover problem structures and improve algorithm performance

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Dianne Foreback

Assistant Professor, Computer and Data Sciences Department

Secure and dependable distributed systems, networks and algorithms including solutions to the foundational problems of blockchains, churn, consensus, group membership and failure detectors.

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Mehmet Koyutürk

Andrew R. Jennings Professor of Computing Sciences
Professor, Computer and Data Sciences Department

Develops algorithms for transforming "big" biological data into systems biology knowledge

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Sanmukh Kuppannagari

James C. Wyant Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor, Computer and Data Sciences Department

AI/ML Acceleration on Heterogeneous Platforms; Parallel Computing; Reconfigurable Computing; Combinatorial Optimization

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Michael Lewicki

Professor, Computer and Data Sciences Department

Develops theoretical models of computation and representation in sensory coding and perception

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Jing Li

Leonard Case Jr. Professor of Engineering
Professor, Computer and Data Sciences Department

Develops computational approaches and software tools for genomics, bioinformatics and systems biology, and creates computational solutions for big data analytics

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Shuo Li

Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Professor, Computer and Data Sciences Department

AI in medical imaging

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Vincenzo Liberatore

Associate Chair for Graduate Affaris
Associate Professor, Computer and Data Sciences Department

Algorithms and cloud robotics.

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Jing Ma

Timothy E. and Allison L. Schroeder Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor, Computer and Data Sciences Department

Data mining, machine learning, causal inference, graph mining, trustworthy AI (e.g., explanation, fairness, generalization), AI for social good, and their related applications in important areas such as healthcare

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Orhan Ozguner

Assistant Professor, Computer and Data Sciences Department

My research involves applications of robotics and control engineering in the areas of intelligent robotic surgical assistants for autonomous surgical manipulation tasks. Specifically, I focus on developing software to enable visually-guided control of the surgical robotic systems to perform low-level manipulation tasks autonomously. I have a strong interest in Algorithm Development, Human Machine Interactions on Surgical Robotics as well as Data Sciences on Medical Applications.

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Andy Podgurski

Professor, Computer and Data Sciences Department

Develops techniques to assess and improve the reliability and securty of software systems and applications

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Soumya Ray

Associate Professor, Computer and Data Sciences Department

Develops and analyzes algorithms for intelligent adaptive systems

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An Wang

Assistant Professor, Computer and Data Sciences Department

Leverage advanced network technologies to enhance data center system performance and security; optimize distributed machine learning system performance and investigate deep learning model security and privacy concerns.

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Yinghui Wu

Associate Professor, Computer and Data Sciences Department

Devise, design, and develop novel data management and analysis techniques and tools to support data and knowledge management and exploration.

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Kevin Xu

Assistant Professor, Computer and Data Sciences Department

Build data-driven models of complex systems that allow us to understand how they behave and potentially predict how they may change in the future. I am particularly interested in interdisciplinary research with wide societal impact, and I have collaborated with researchers in sociology, psychology, and the health sciences.

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Shuai Xu

Assistant Professor, Computer and Data Sciences Department

My research interest lies in theoretical computer science, with a focus on designing efficient algorithms and Fourier analysis of Boolean functions. I am also interested in developing quantitative portfolios for hedge funds by adhering to mathematical and statistical methods.

I also have a strong passion for quantum computing and quantum information.

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Yu Yin

Assistant Professor, Computer and Data Sciences Department

Emeritus Faculty

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Tekin Ozsoyoglu

Professor Emeritus, Computer and Data Sciences Department
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Michael Rabinovich

Professor Emeritus, Computer and Data Sciences Department

Investigates solutions to improve Internet performance, scalability and security

Administrative Staff

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Brooke Berger

Student Affairs Coordinator

Brooke, under the general direction of the Student Affairs Specialist, serves as an advocate for the students within the departments of Computer & Data Sciences (CDS) and Electrical, Computer & Systems Engineering (ECSE) by providing general administrative assistance to contribute to a positive student experience.

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Angela Estok

Grants Manager

Angie serves as the financial and administrative manager for her assigned portfolio of research grants and contracts over both pre-award and post-award cycles within the departments of Computer & Data Sciences (CDS) and Electrical, Computer & Systems Engineering (ECSE). This follows the full lifecycle of grants from the time of proposal submission through agency funding period, project performance period, and final project closeout.

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Christine Hale

Student Affairs Specialist

Christine serves as an advocate for the students within the department, providing assistance with general inquiries and leading engagement functions to contribute to a positive student experience.

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Cynthia Hatcher

Chair's Assistant, CDS & ECSE

Cynthia provides support for the multiple internal and external associations and relationships between the chairs of the Computer & Data Sciences (CDS) and Electrical, Computer & Systems Engineering (ECSE) departments and other entities.  This includes the dean’s office of the engineering school, the academic and administrative units of the university, the students, the faculty, and others.

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Lavanya Kalahasti

Procurement Clerk

Lavanya serves as the research purchaser for the Computer & Data Sciences (CDS) and Electrical, Computer & Systems Engineering (ECSE) departments, providing assistance with the daily purchasing operations.  She also handles reimbursements and payment requests for the research portfolio.

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Laura Kuhar

Department Coordinator

Laura works directly with the chair, faculty and staff in the preparation and submission of appointment forms and visa applications for the Computer & Data Sciences and Electrical, Computer & Systems Engineering Departments.  She collaborates closely with outside departments including HR Engineering, HR Immigration, and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Engagement.  She further manages the faculty search process and assists with general administrative department responsibilities.

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Maria Vokic

Grants Manager

Maria serves as the financial and administrative manager for her assigned portfolio of research grants and contracts over both pre-award and post-award cycles within the departments of Computer & Data Sciences (CDS) and Electrical, Computer & Systems Engineering (ECSE). This follows the full lifecycle of grants from the time of proposal submission through agency funding period, project performance period, and final project closeout.

Adjunct Faculty Appointments

Mark A. Allman, Adjunct Instructor

Nicholas Barendt, Adjunct Sr. Instructor, Executive Director, Institute for Smart, Secure and Connected Systems (ISSACS)

Praphul Chandra, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Mahdi Cheraghchi Bashi Astaneh, Adjunct Associate Professor

Sanjaya Gajurel, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Ashwin Ganesan, Adjunct Instructor

Manish Gupta, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Dan Izad, Adjunct Instructor

Catherine Jaypandian, Adjunct Instructor

Luis Jimenez Segovia, Adjunct Instructor

Eamon Johnson, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Amey Joshi, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Suryaprakash Kompalli, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Ronald Loui, Adjunct Professor

Sreerama K Murthy, Adjunct Associate Professor

Anand Narasimhamurthy, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Stanley Omeike, Adjunct Instructor

Gideon Samid, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Sadida Siddiqui, Adjunct Instructor

Sunil Kumar Vuppala, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Miguel Zubizarreta-Ada, Adjunct Professor

Secondary Faculty Appointments

Gurkan Bebek, Assistant Professor, Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics, School of Medicine

M. Cenk Cavusoglu, Nord Professor of Engineering, Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering, Case School of Engineering

Vira Chankong, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering, Case School of Engineering

Roger French, Professor, Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Case School of Engineering

Michael Fu, Timothy E. and Allison L. Schroeder Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering, Case School of Engineering

Mark Griswold, Professor, Department of Radiology, School of Medicine

Evren Gurkan-Cavusoglu, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering, Case School of Engineering

Fulai Jin, Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences, School of Medicine

Thomas LaFramboise, Associate Professor, Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences, School of Medicine

Xiao Li, Assistant Professor, Division of General Medical Sciences, School of Medicine

Christos Papachristou, Professor, Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering, Case School of Engineering

Satya Sahoo, Associate Professor, Department of Population & Quantitative Health Sciences, School of Medicine

Peter Thomas, Professor, Math, College of Arts and Sciences

Xiong (Bill) Yu, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Case School of Engineering