Rehan Akbar

Associate Teaching Professor

2013 Ph.D., Information Technology, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia
2008 M.S., Computer Science, GC University Lahore, Pakistan
2001 M.S., Computer Science, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan



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Kiavash Bahreini

Associate Teaching Professor

2008 M.Sc., Computer Engineering and Knowledge Management, Eastern Mediterranean University, Turkey (North Cyprus)
2001
B.S., Software Engineering and Databases, Tehran, Iran

Kiavash Bahreini is a computer scientist with a background in software engineering, databases, and artificial intelligence. He received his BSc. diploma in software engineering and databases in Tehran, Iran, in 2001. He received the MSc. diploma in computer engineering and knowledge management from the Eastern Mediterranean University, Turkey (North Cyprus), in 2008. He received his Ph.D. in computer science and computer vision from the Open University of the Netherlands in 2015.

Between 2002 and 2005, he was a lecturer and curriculum designer at the Tehran Institute of Technology in Tehran, Iran. In 2004, he joined the University of Applied Science and Technology in Tehran, Iran, where he taught operating systems, data structures and algorithms, and file systems and structures. From 2006 to 2008, he was a research and teaching assistant at the Eastern Mediterranean University in Turkey (North Cyprus). Since 2009, he has been a researcher, developer, and faculty...



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Kianoosh G. Boroojeni

Associate Teaching Professor

2017 Ph.D., Computer Science, Florida International University
2016 M.Sc., Computer Science, Florida International University
2012 B.Sc., Computer Engineering, University of Tehran

Kianoosh Ghoami Boroojeni received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Florida International University in 2017. He received his B.Sc degree from the University of Tehran in 2012. Dr. Boroojeni is the author/co-author of five books published by MIT Press and Springer Publication. He has also published tens of peer-reviewed journal papers and conference proceedings. He received a conference Best Paper Award and has been granted the 2016 Best Graduate Student Research Award by the School of Computing and Information Sciences, Florida International University. His research interests include network optimization and cybersecurity.



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Trevor Cickovski

Associate Director & Associate Teaching Professor

2008 Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering, University of Notre Dame

Dr. Trevor Cickovski received his Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame in 2008. He holds Graduate Faculty status and specializes in teaching hardware and Unix coursework, and is IRB-certified and a member of the Bioinformatics Research Group (BioRG) at FIU. He also is a member of the ACM, IEEE, and the National Learning Assistant Alliance (LAA).

Before coming to FIU Trevor was Discipline Coordinator of Computer Science at Eckerd College, instructing a variety of computer science and cross-disciplinary liberal arts courses. He has received three teaching excellence awards, from the FIU College of Engineering (2019), FIU Knight Foundation School of Computing and Information Sciences (2017), and from Notre Dame as a graduate instructor (2006). Trevor was named a Center for the Advancement of Teaching (CAT) fellow in 2019, participating in a University-wide effort to improve teaching evaluation and developing a website for CAT referenced in Panther180. He has received funding...



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Debra Davis

Associate Teaching Professor

2004 Ph.D., Cognitive Developmental Psychology, minor: Statistics, University of Texas at Austin
2000 M.S., Computer Science, Florida International University
1996 M.A., Developmental Psychology, minor: Statistics, University of Texas at Austin
1993 B.A. with Academic and Research Honors, Psychology, minor: Computer Science, Florida International University



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Antonio Hernandez

Associate Teaching Professor

1997 Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Hiroshima, Japan

Dr. Hernandez is a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Mathematics with Master’s thesis and Doctoral dissertation in the area of Computer Science. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Hiroshima in 1997 and was a postdoctoral researcher in the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology from 1997 to 1999 under the JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Foreign Researchers. He has a career of more than 20 years in higher education, encompassing interdisciplinary areas of Computer Science, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Dr. Hernandez research interests include computational geometry and its applications, data structures, algorithms, robotics, optimization, and computer science education and has published papers in leading journals and conferences. In the classroom, Dr. Hernandez favors the use of innovative teaching and learning strategies that emphasize an active learning approach.



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Patricia McDermott-Wells

Associate Teaching Professor

2015 Ph.D., Computer Information Systems, Nova Southeastern University
1979 M.S., Management Science/Operations Research, University of Miami
1977 B.A., Mathematics, University of Miami

Over 45 years as a professional software developer and system software specialist, from mainframes to PCs. Now sharing my passion for technology to help launch the next generation of experts.



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Caryl Rahn

Associate Teaching Professor

1986 Masters, Computer Science, University of Pittsburgh
1978 Bachelors, Computer Science, University of New York College at Potsdam

Caryl Rahn received her Bachelors degree in Computer Science from the State University of New York College at Potsdam in 1978, and Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 1989. She spent over 20 years working in industry and taught for about 18 years. She is an author on two United States patents written while working at IBM.



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Michael Robinson

Associate Teaching Professor

2007 M.S., Computer Science, Florida International University
2005 B.S., Computer Science, Florida International University



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