Kemal Akkaya

Professor

2005 Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Maryland Baltimore County
1999 M.S., Computer Engineering, Middle-East Technical University, Turkey
1997 B.S., Computer Science, Bilkent University, Turkey

Dr. Kemal Akkaya is a full professor in the KF School of Computing and Information Sciences with a joint courtesy appointment in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Florida International University (FIU). He received his PhD in Computer Science from University of Maryland Baltimore County in 2005 and joined the department of Computer Science at Southern Illinois University (SIU) as an assistant professor. Dr. Akkaya was an associate professor at SIU from 2011 to 2014. He was also a visiting professor at The George Washington University in Fall 2013, a Faculty Fellow at Airforce Research Lab in Summer 2020 and visiting faculty at University of Florida Nelms Institute of Connected World in 2021. Dr. Akkaya leads the Advanced Wireless and Security Lab (ADWISE) in the ECE Department. He is also acting as the Research Director for the FIU’s Emerging Preeminent Program in Cybersecurity, which is a university wide interdisciplinary program. His current research...



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Xudong He

Professor

1989 Ph.D., Computer Science, Virginia Tech
1984 M.S., Computer Science, Nanjing University
1982 B.S., Computer Science, Nanjing University

Dr. He received his BS and MS degrees in computer science from Nanjing University, China in 1982 and 1984 respectively; and his Ph.D. degree in computer science from Virginia Tech in 1989. He has joined FIU in 2000 after spending 10 years on the faculty at North Dakota State University. Dr. He’s research interests are in software engineering, especially formal methods. He is an internationally known expert on Petri nets. He has published 150 papers in international journals and conferences, and served on more than 80 international conference program committees. He serves on the editorial board of the Transactions on Petri Nets and Other Concurrency Models and several other journals. His research has been funded several major federal agencies including NSF, NASA, ONR, AFRL, and DOE. Dr. He has been a major adviser of 14 Ph.D. and 36 MS graduates.



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S. S. Iyengar

Distinguished University Professor, Ryder Professor

1974 Ph.D., Eng., Mississippi State University, Mississippi
1970 M.S., Mech. Eng., Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
1968 B.S., Mech. Eng., Bangalore University, Bangalore, India

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Dr. S.S. Iyengar is currently the Distinguished University Professor, Ryder Professor of Computer Science and a former Director of the Knight Foundation School of Computing and Information Sciences at Florida International University (FIU), Miami. He is also the founding director of the Discovery Lab. Prior to joining FIU, Dr. Iyengar was the Roy Paul Daniel’s Distinguished Professor and Chairman of the Computer Science department for over 20 years at Louisiana State University. He has also worked as a visiting scientist at Oak Ridge National Lab, Jet Propulsion Lab, Satish Dhawan Professor at IISc and Homi Bhabha Professor at IGCAR, Kalpakkam and University of Paris and visited Tsinghua University, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) etc. His research interests include High-Performance Algorithms, Biomedical Computing,...



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2010 Ph.D., Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
2004 B.Tech., Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Sumit K. Jha is Professor of Computer Science at Florida International University (FIU). Dr. Jha received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University. Before joining Carnegie Mellon, he graduated with B.Tech (Honors) in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. Dr. Jha has worked on R&D problems at Microsoft Research India, General Motors, INRIA France and the Air Force Research Lab Information Directorate. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), DARPA, the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), the Royal Bank of Canada, the Florida Center for Cybersecurity, and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). He is a full member of the Sigma Xi and is a recipient of the IEEE Orlando Engineering Educator Excellence Award. Dr. Jha was awarded the...



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Jason Liu

Endowed Computer Science Professor & Director

2003 Ph.D., Computer Science, Dartmouth College
2000 M.S., Computer Science, College of William and Mary
1993 B.S., Computer Science, Beijing University of Technology

Jason Liu is an Endowed in Computer Science Professor at the Knight Foundation School of Computing and Information Sciences, Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, Florida, USA.  Previously, he was a Research Scientist at Dartmouth ISTS in 2003, a Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign during 2003-2004. He held a honorary position as Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University, China, and was a Visiting Scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC)/Laboratory of Information, Networking and Communication Sciences (LINCS). Jason Liu received a B.S. degree from Beijing University of Technology in China in 1993, an M.S. degree from College of William and Mary in 2000, and a Ph.D. degree from Dartmouth College in 2003.

Jason Liu’s research focuses on modeling and simulation, parallel discrete-event simulation, performance modeling and simulation of computer systems and computer networks. He...



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1989 Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Narasimhan is a professor in the Knight Foundation School of Computing & Information Sciences at Florida International University (FIU) and is an expert in the area of Algorithms, Bioinformatics, and Data Science. He recently served as the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies in the College of Engineering and Computing. Dr. Narasimhan received a B.Tech. in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay. In 1989 he was awarded a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. After being on the faculty in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Memphis, he joined Florida International University as an associate professor in 2001 and was promoted to full professor in 2004. Dr. Narasimhan heads the Bioinformatics Research Group (BioRG) in Knight Foundation School of Computing & Information Sciences, and is involved in interdisciplinary research collaborating with diverse groups form different...



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Niki Pissinou

Professor & Director of Telecommunications and Information Technology Institute

Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Southern California
M.Sc., Computer Science, University of California, Riverside
B.S.ISE, Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Ohio State University

Dr. Pissinou has published over two hundred and fifty research papers in peer reviewed journals, conference proceedings and books chapters on networking, telecommunications, distributed systems, mobile computing, security and aspects of nontraditional data management including co-editing over four texts in the area of mobile and wireless networking and systems and over fourteen IEEE and ACM conference volumes. Widely cited in books and research papers, her research has been funded by NSF, DHS, NASA, DOT, DoD, state governments and industry. She has graduated over nineteen Ph.D. students who now hold positions in academia, federal government and industry. Dr. Pissinou has served as the general and technical program chair on a variety of ACM and IEEE conferences. She also served on hundreds of IEEE and ACM program committees, organizing committees, review panels, advisory boards, editorial boards etc. She has served as an editor of many journals including the IEEE Transactions on...



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Christian Poellabauer

Professor & Graduate Program Director

2004 Ph.D., Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology
1998 Dipl.-Ing., Computer Science, University of Technology Vienna, Austria

Dr. Christian Poellabauer is a Professor in the Knight Foundation School of Computing and Information Sciences at Florida International University. He received his Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2004 and worked as Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the University of Notre Dame from 2004 to 2021. At Notre Dame, he also served as Associate Director of the Lucy Family Institute for Data and Society and Founding Director of the Applied Analytics and Emerging Technologies Lab. At FIU, he directs the MOSAIC (Mobile Sensing and Analytics) Lab, which focuses on developing novel personal, social, and crowdsensing solutions in a variety of application domains, primarily in the healthcare field. Notable outcomes of his lab’s research include the development of various solutions using mobile devices, wearables, and virtual assistants for the diagnosis of concussions, the rehabilitation progress of amputees and...



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Raju Rangaswami

Eminent Scholar Chaired Professor

2004 Ph.D., Computer Science, University of California
2003 M.S., Computer Science, University of California
1999 B.S., Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Dr. Raju Rangaswami is a Professor of Computer Science at Florida International University where he directs the Systems Research Laboratory. His work has focused on computer systems and software, including operating systems, distributed systems, storage systems, computer security, and real-time systems as well as application domains such as web services, databases, cloud computing, and mobile computing. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award, the Department of Energy Early CAREER Principal Investigator (ECPI) award, an Intel University Research Office (URO) Award, the IBM Faculty Award, Seagate Technology research award, and Faculty Fellowship awards from NetApp. 



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1984 Ph.D., Computer Science, Tel Aviv University

Dr. Rishe has authored 6 books and edited 7 books on database management, location-based data, health informatics, and high performance computing. He is the inventor of 8 U.S. patents on database querying, semantic database performance, Internet data extraction, and computer medicine. Rishe has authored 300 papers in journals and proceedings on databases, software engineering, Geographic Information Systems, Internet, and life sciences. He was awarded over $55 million in research grants by Government and Industry, including NSF, NASA, IBM, DoI, DHS, USGS. Rishe is the Founder and Director of the High Performance Database Research Center at FIU (HPDRC) and of the NSF International FIU-FAU-Dubna-Greenwich Industry-University Cooperative Research Center for Advanced Knowledge Enablement (I/UCRC). Rishe is the inaugural FIU Outstanding University Professor and Eminent Chair Professor in Computer Science.

Rishe’s principal projects are TerraFly (a 100 TB database of aerial...



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Selcuk Uluagac

Eminent Scholar Chaired Professor

Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology Electrical and Computer Engineering
M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology Information Security, Computer Science
M.S., Carnegie Mellon University Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. Selcuk Uluagac is currently an Eminent Scholar Chaired Professor in the Knight Foundation School of Computing and Information Science at Florida International University, leading the Cyber-Physical Systems Security Lab with an additional courtesy appointment in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering. Before, he was a Senior Researcher at Georgia Tech and Symantec. He holds a PhD from Georgia Tech and MS from Carnegie Mellon University in cybersecurity.  He is an expert in the areas of cybersecurity and privacy with an emphasis on their practical aspects (focusing on systems security topics, malware, ransomware, forensics, IoT, CPS, smart systems) and teaches classes in these areas. He has hundreds of papers/studies/publications in the most reputable venues such as NDSS, USENIX Security, IEEE TIFS.  He received US National Science Foundation (NSF)...



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Mark Allen Weiss

Distinguished University Professor

1987 Ph.D., Computer Science, Princeton University
1985 M.A., Computer Science, Princeton University
1984 M.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Princeton University
1983 B.E., Electrical Engineering (Summa Cum Laude), The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, NY

Mark Allen Weiss is Distinguished University Professor in the Knight Foundation School of Computing and Information Sciences (KFSCIS) and the Interim Vice Dean for the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) at Florida International University (FIU). He served as CEC’s Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education between 2017 and 2024. He served as Interim Founding Director of the School of Universal Computing, Construction, and Engineering EDucation (SUCCEED) having previously served for nine years as Associate Director of the School of Computing and Information Sciences. His interests include data structures, algorithms, and education. He is most well-known for his highly-acclaimed Data Structures textbooks, which have been used by a generation of students. Per opensyllabus.org, he ranks among the top book authors in the entire field of computer science.

Professor Weiss is the author of numerous publications in top-rated journals and was recipient of the University’s...



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