Faculty Directory

Dr. Sajal K. Das
Department Chair & St. Clair Endowed Chair
Computer Science

325B Computer Science Bldg.
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO 65409
(573) 341-7708
e-mail: Dr. Das

Areas of Interest: Wireless Sensor Networks, Cyber-Physical Systems, Mobile & Pervasive Computing, Cloud Computing,  & Graph Theory.

Dr. Maggie Cheng
Associate Professor
Computer Science

313 Computer Science Building
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO 65409
(573) 341-7501
e-mail: Dr. Cheng

Areas of Interest: Wireless Networks, Network Data Analysis, Big Data Analytics (Algorithms Aspect).

Dr. Fikret Ercal
Professor
Computer Science

314 Computer Science Building
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO 65409
(573) 341-4857
e-mail: Dr. Ercal

Areas of Interest: Parallel Algorithms, Bioinformatics and Computer Vision.

Mike Gosnell
Lecturer
Computer Science

305 Computer Science Building
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO 65409
(573) 341-4491
e-mail: Mr. Gosnell

Dr. Ali Hurson
Professor
Computer Science

323 Computer Science Building
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO 65409
(573) 341-6201
e-mail: Dr. Hurson

Areas of Interest: Parallel and Distributed Systems, Databases, Mobile-Databases, Pervasive and Mobile Computing.

Dr. Wei Jiang
Associate Chair for Graduate Studies & External Affairs
Associate Professor
Computer Science

333 Computer Science Building
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO 65409
(573) 341-4989
e-mail: Dr. Jiang

Areas of Interest: Privacy, Security, Data Mining and Databases: Security and Privacy issues raised by data integration and distributed Data Mining techniques; Security issues in Databases and Federated Search; Applied Cryptography and Secure Multi-Party Computation techniques; Document anonymization to prevent the disclosure of sensitive attributes.

Dr. Jennifer Leopold
Associate Professor
Computer Science

334 Computer Science Building
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO 65409
(573) 341-7219
e-mail: Dr. Leopold

Areas of Interest: Qualitative Spatial Reasoning, Programming Languages, Scientific Visualization, Ontologies, Database Accessessibility and Analysis.

Dr. Dan Lin
Associate Professor and St. Clair Fellow
Computer Science

317 Computer Science Building
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO 65409
(573) 341-4988
e-mail: Dr. Lin

Areas of Interest: Database Systems, Security and Privacy, Cloud Computing, Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks.

Dr. Sanjay Madria
Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies
Professor
Computer Science

319 Computer Science Building
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO 65409
(573) 341-4856
e-mail: Dr. Madria

Areas of Interest: Cloud Computing, Security, Wireless Computing and Mobile Data Management.

Dr. Bruce M. McMillin
Associate Dean for College of Engineering and Computing (CEC)
Professor
Computer Science

322 Computer Science Building
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO 65409
(573) 341-6435
e-mail: Dr. McMillin

Areas of Interest: Cyber-Physical Security,  Distributed Systems, Formal Methods in Software Engineering.

David M Mentis
Teaching Associate
Computer Science

309 Computer Science Building
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO 65409
(573) 341-4965
e-mail: Mr. Mentis

Teaching Interest: Introduction to Programming with C++, Introduction to Programming Methodology, Programming Methodology Laboratory, Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science, Introduction to Numerical Methods, File Structures and Introduction to Database Systems, Algorithms

Dr. Ricardo Morales
Assistant Teaching Professor
Computer Science

340 Computer Science Building
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO 65409
(573) 341-6350
e-mail: Dr. Morales

Teaching Interest: Introduction to Programming with C++, Data Structures, Discrete Mathematics For Computer Science, Algorithms

Dr. Tayo Obafemi-Ajayi
Lecturer
Computer Science

304 Computer Science Building
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO 65409
(573) 341-4491
e-mail: Dr. Obafemi-Ajayi

Clayton Price
Associate Teaching Professor
Freshman/Transfer Advisor
Computer Science

325G Computer Science Building
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO 65409
(573) 341-4620
e-mail: Mr. Price

Teaching Interest: Introduction to Computer Science, Introduction to Programming with C++, C++ Programming Lab, Data Structures I, Introduction to Numerical Analysis, Object Oriented Numerical Modeling I

Dr. Chaman Sabharwal
Professor
Computer Science

318 Computer Science Building
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO 65409
(573) 341-6353
e-mail: Dr. Sabharwal

Areas of Interest: Spatial Reasoning, Graphics, Robotics, Vision & Parallel Algorithms.

Dr. Abusayeed Saifullah
Assistant Professor
Computer Science

335 Computer Science Building
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO 65409
(573) 341-7717
e-mail: Dr. Saifullah

Areas of Interest: Cyber-Physical, Embedded & Real-time Systems, Wireless Sensor Networks, Distributed & Parallel Computing.

Dr. Simone Silvestri
Assistant Professor
Computer Science

307 Computer Science Building
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO 65409
(573) 341-7714
e-mail: Dr. Silvestri

Areas of Interest: Wireless & Inter-Dependent Networks, Network Management & Diagnosis & Recovery after Massive Failures, Tactical Networks.

Dr. Daniel Tauritz
Associate Professor
Computer Science

315 Computer Science Building
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO 65409
(573) 341-7218
e-mail: Dr. Tauritz

Areas of Interest: Evolutionary Computing, Automated Design of Algorithms, Cyber Security, Automated Software Engineering.

Dr. Zhaozheng Yin
Assistant Professor and St. Clair Fellow
Computer Science

320 Computer Science Building
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO 65409
(573) 341-6266
e-mail: Dr. Yin

Areas of Interest: Computer Vision, Biomedical Imaging, Machine Learning, Signal Processing, and Robotics.

Adjunct Faculty

Randy Canis
Adjunct Professor
Computer Science

Missouri University of Science and Technology
Engineering Education Center St. Louis
8001 Natural Bridge Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63121-4499
314-622-6605
email: Mr. Canis

Dr. Sriram Chellappan
Adjunct Professor
Computer Science

325 Computer Science Building
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO 65409

Areas of Interest: Socio-Technical Systems for Smarter Health and Cyber Security.

Adjunct Instructor's

Matt Buechler
Adjunct Instructor
Computer Science

325 Computer Science Building
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO 65409
email: Mr. Buechler

Michael Mason
Adjunct Instructor
Computer Science

325 Computer Science Building
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO 65409

Joint Appointment

Dr. Jagannathan Sarangapani
Rutledge Emerson Endowed Chair Professor in Electrical Engineering
Computer & Electrical Engineering

221 Emerson Electric Co Hall
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO 65409
(573) 341-6775
e-mail: Dr. Sarangapani

Areas of Interest: Systems and control, cyber physical systems and security, wireless/sensor networks, robotics/autonomous systems, and prognostics.

Dr. Sahra Sedigh
Associate Professor in Computer Engineering
Computer & Electrical Engineering

135 Emerson Electric Co. Hall
Rolla, MO 65409-0040
Phone: 573-341-7505
e-mail: Dr. Sedigh

Areas of Interest: Embedded systems; environmental and structural monitoring; wireless sensor networks; dependability of critical infrastructures; system and information quality assurance.

Dr. Donald C. Wunsch II
Mary K. Finley Missouri Distinguished Professor of Computer Engineering
Computer & Electrical Engineering

131 Emerson Electric Co. Hall
Rolla, MO 65409-0040
Phone: 573-341-4521
e-mail: Dr. Wunsch

Areas of Interest: Clustering, Neural Networks, Reinforcement Learning, Approximate Dynamic Programming, Adaptive Dynamic Programming, Adaptive Critic Designs, Adaptive Resonance Theory, Fuzzy Systems, Evolutionary Computation, Particle Swarm Optimization, Nonlinear Regression, Memristors, Game of Go (Baduk, Weichi), Traveling Salesman Problem, Prisoner's Dilemma Problem, Robotic Swarms, Bioinformatics, Self-Healing Critical Infrastructure, Smart Grid, Critical Infrastructure and Cybersecurity.‌‌‎‌‎‌

Visiting Faculty & Postdocs

Shameek Bhattacharjee
Postdoc
Computer Science

324 Computer Science Building
Rolla, MO 65409
PhD, University of Central Florida, 2015
e-mail: Dr. Bhattacharjee

Areas of Interest: Computer Networks, Wireless Sensor Networks, Network Security, Trust Management, Trusted Computing, Cloud Computing, Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks, Cognitive Radio Networks, Information  Assurance, Information Fusion, and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Dr. Alley Choo
Visiting Assistant Professor
Computer Science

341 Computer Science Building
Rolla, MO 65409
PhD, North Carolina State University, 2015
e-mail: Dr. Choo

Areas of Interest: Malware Detection, Spam Detection in Public Forums, and Security and Information Assurance in e-Commerce Market

Debraj De
Postdoc
Computer Science

321 Computer Science Building
Rolla, MO 65409
PhD, Georgia State University, 2014
e-mail: Dr. De

Areas of Interest: Cyber-Physical Systems, Internet of Things, Smart City and Smart Healthcare, Machine Learning, Wireless Sensor Networks, Distributed Systems.