Faculty & Staff

Full-time Faculty

Faculty in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences are committed to excellence in teaching and providing students with expert guidance and advising.  With many having been awarded research grants from federal, state and corporate agencies, faculty specialize in a wide array of the latest technologies and bring those technologies into classroom and laboratory settings for our students. The department’s adjunct faculty are highly motivated and active in business and industry. We emphasize quality in education which includes solid theoretical foundations and the latest technological developments.

Name & Title Expertise Contact Information

Acharya, Subrata

Associate Professor

Cyber Physical Systems, Medical Analytics, Trusted Computing, Information Security Management, Secure Health Informatics, Secure Mobile Systems, Ethical & Privacy Issues in Computing Systems

(410) 704-4938

YR-474

Alhaj Darwish, Omar M.

Lecturer

Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, RNA-Seq Analysis, Design and Development of Database and Pipelines for Plant Bioinformatics Applications, Databases, Data Mining

(410) 704-4945

YR-450

Alkharouf, Nadim

Associate Professor

Bioinformatics, Design and Development of Database Management Systems and Data Mining Tools

(410) 704-3149

YR-471

Azadegan, Shiva

Professor

Parallel and Distributed Systems, Computer Security

(410) 704-3951

YR-463

Brown, Cheryl Thomas

Lecturer

Sociological Effects of Computerization, Management/End-User Liaison, Systems Analysis, Database Management and Operating Systems

(410) 704-4966

YR-444

Calloway, Andrea S.

Lecturer

Systems Analysis & Design, Web Design, Robotics, Information Technology, Networking Technologies, Application Software, Service Learning

(410) 704-2894

YR-436 

Chakraborty, Joyram

Assistant Professor

Human-Computer Interaction, Medical Informatics, Computer Game Design

(410) 704-2109

YR-442

Chakraborty, Suranjan

Associate Professor

Requirements Engineering, Distributed Information Systems Development Teams, Qualitative Research Methods, Human Computer Interaction

(410) 704-4769

YR-469

Conover, Adam

Lecturer

Object-Oriented Programming, Web Development, Programming Languages, Embedded Systems, Multi-Agent Systems

(410) 704-4782

YR-455

Davani, Darush

Professor

Mathematical Modeling, Computer Simulation, Robotics, Earthquake Engineering

(410) 704-2774

YR-470

Dehlinger, Josh

Associate Professor

Software Engineering, Requirements Engineering, Software Analysis and Design, Programming Languages

(410) 704-4536

YR-476

Dierbach, Charles

Associate Professor

Artificial Intelligence (Analogical Reasoning), Object-Oriented Design and Development, Computer Education

(410) 704-3552

YR-464

Dudley, Alfreda

Clinical Associate
Professor

Information Technology, Databases, Cyber Ethics, Cyber Law, Public Policy, Virtual Worlds, Augmented Reality, Thanatechnology

(410) 704-4946

YR-426

Etesamipour, Behrooz

Lecturer

 

Fuzzy Logic, Decision Support Systems, Computer Networks, IT Infrastructure, Systems Analysis, Project Management, Design and Implementation of Information Systems

 

(410) 704-6310

YR-443

Eyer, Robert

Lecturer

Bare Machine Computing, Network Security, Encryption Algorithms

(410) 704-2428

YR-437

Feng, Heidi

Professor

Human-Computer Interaction, Accessible Computing, Health Informatics, Accessible Security Solutions

(410) 704-3463

YR-477

Fouche, Sandro

Assistant Professor

Software Engineering, Automated Continuous Integration Testing, Distributed Systems, System Administration, Cybersecurity, Mobile Applications and Emerging Technologies

(410) 704-2981

YR-446

Hammell, Robert

Professor

Fuzzy Logic, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Networks

(410) 704-6050

YR-462

Hilberg, Scott

Clinical Associate Professor

ICT Fluency, Information Technology Management, Technology Education and Software Development

(410) 704-5277

YR-423

Hong, Sungchul

Associate Professor

Auction Market Mechanism, e-Commerce, Intelligent Agents, Data Classification

 

(410) 704-6338

YR-479

Karne, Ramesh

Professor

Bare Machine Computing Applications and Architectures; Transformation of OS Based Applications to Bare Machine Computing Applications; Design, Implementation and Performance Analysis of Server Systems, Gateways, Routers, Network Clients, Browser and other Network Elements

(410) 704-3955

YR-429

Kaza, Sidd

Associate Professor and 
Dept. Chair

Cybersecurity Education, Data/Web Mining, Learning Sciences, Web and Mobile Application Development

(410) 704-2633

YR-406C

Kim, Yanggon

Professor

Computer Architecture, Computer Networks, Communications, Computer Graphics, High-Performance Computing Systems

(410) 704-3782

YR-473

Lazar, Jonathan

Professor

Human-Computer Interaction, Web Usability, Web Accessibility for People with Disabilities, User-centered design methods, Public Policy and Law related to Human-Computer Interaction, Usable Security

(410) 704-2255

YR-478

Lu, Chao

Professor

Digital Signal Processing, Algorithm Design and Implementation, FFTs, Parallel and Vector Computing, Computer Vision and Image Processing

(410) 704-3950

YR-465

Mangle, Andrew H.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Computer Security, Information Security, Business Intelligence, Knowledge Management, Web and Mobile Application Development

(410) 704-5439

YR-447

McGuire, Michael

Assistant Professor

Spatio-Temporal Data Mining, Data Warehousing, Sensor Database Systems, Distributed Databases, Environmental Informatics, Information Visualization

(410) 704-2337

YR-424

Meiselwitz, Gabriele

Associate Professor

Web-Based Technologies, Distance Learning, Human-Centered Computing, Social Networking, Multimedia

(410) 704-2835

YR-468

Nguyen, Nam

Assistant Professor

Social Network Analysis, Social-aware Mobile Computing, Data Mining, and Cyber Security

(410) 704-3089

YR-445

O'Leary, Mike

Professor

Mathematical Algorithms for Geographic Profiling, Cybersecurity

(410) 704-4757

YR-317

Pak, Jinie

Clinical Assistant Professor

Intelligence and Security Informatics, Social Network Analysis, Computational Linguistics, Computer Supported Cooperative Works (CSCW), Human-Computer Interaction

(410) 704-3873

YR-458

Park, Kyung Eun

Lecturer

Semantic Web, Ontological Context-Awareness, Big Data Framework, Smart Environment, Collaboration Middleware Platform

(410) 704-4662

YR-457

Song, Yeong-Tae

Associate Professor

Program Slicing, Software Impact Analysis, Software Architecture, Enterprise Architecture, e-Learning Systems, Health Informatics

(410) 704-3557

YR-472

Tang, Katherine

Assistant Professor

Multimedia, Comp Graphics and Vision, Comp Animation and Gaming, Machine Learning, Human-Comp Interaction, Virtual Reality and Virtual Environment

(410) 704-3090

YR-425

Tavakolan, Mona

Lecturer

Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Computer Networks, Design and Development of Database Management Systems

(410) 704-4781

YR-456

Taylor, Blair

Clinical Associate Professor

Software Security, Secure Coding, Security Education

(410) 704-4560

YR-427

Wang, Kathy

Associate Professor

Group Decision Support System, Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Knowledge Management, System Analysis and Design, Software Engineering, Asynchronous Learning Network, e-Commerce

(410) 704-2104

YR-475

Wijesinha, Alexander

Professor

Computer Networks, Wireless Networks, Network Aspects of Bare Machine Computing, Network Security, Network Performance

(410) 704-4660

YR-428

Yu, Wei

Associate Professor

Cyber Security, Computer Networks and Cyber-Physical Systems

(410) 704-5528

YR-467

Zimand, Iliana

Lecturer

Programming Languages, Algorithms, Databases

(410 704-4666

YR-441

Zimand, Marius

Professor

Computational Complexity, Algorithms, Cryptography

(410) 704-4967

YR-466

 

Adjunct Faculty

Name Contact Information
Auten, John

Bachman, Michael

(410) 704-3811 

Bohle, Heather L.

(410) 704-2757

Braman, James

Broadwater, Rebecca

Chiarella, Donald JG

dchiarella56@gmail.com

Downing-Harris, Terry

Hackley, Mary

Hasan, Raza

Jones III, Jerry

Kelleher, Tina

Mezzanotte, Dominic

Patel, Anup

Pondfield, Morris

 

Redd, David

Swartout, George

Webster, Richard D.

(410) 704-2424 

https://tigerweb.towson.edu/webster/

 

Full-time Staff

Name & Title Contact Information
Angela Gardner
Secretary

(410) 704-2633

 

YR 406

Marcy Krawczyk
Administrative Assistant II

(410) 704-3788

YR 406

Heather L. Bohle
Student Services Coordinator

(410) 704-2757

YR 461

Samuel Houston
Computer Resources Director

(410) 704-3177

YR 417

Richard D. Webster
Lab Manager/Coordinator

(410) 704-2424

YR 422

 

Faculty Emeritus

Name and  Education Expertise

Alexander, John 

Ph.D., University of Maryland Baltimore

Artificial Intelligence,
Expert Systems, Neural Network,
Machine Intelligence,
Operating System;
Computer Center Management,
Computer Performance Evaluation

Behforooz, Ali

Ph.D., Michigan State University

Software Engineering,
Software Project Management,
Software Metrics,
Object-Oriented Design and
Development, Compiler Design,
Programming Languages

Graves, Bud

Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

Artificial Intelligence,
Modeling, Simulation

Lidtke, Doris

Ph.D., University of Oregon;

Programming Languages,
Software Engineering,
Social and Ethical Issues,
Computer Science Education

Little, Joyce

Ph.D., University of Maryland College Park, CCP, CDP;

Structured Analysis and Design,
Software Engineering,
Computer Personnel Research,
Societal Impact and Ethical Issues, Computer Science Education

Schmitt, Jeff

M.S., Vanderbilt University, CDP, CCP;

Computer Graphics,
Programming Languages,
Computer Networks

Srivastava, Rajeshwar

Ph.D., University of Idaho

Data Communications,
Neural Nets, Microcomputer Interfacing, Process Control, Artificial Intelligence