Stacey Banks

Office Associate, Undergraduate Programs

Maureen Braham

Office Coordinator

Carlos Cabrera

Program Coordinator, Graduate Programs Advisor

Olga Carbonell

Program Specialist

Donaley Dorsett

Manager, Administrative Operations

Mario Eraso

Program Coordinator, STEM/Internships

2007 Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction with concentration in Science, Florida International University

Mario Eraso currently serves as Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Coordinator in the School of Computing and Information Sciences at Florida International University. In this capacity, he participates in STEM outreach activities for elementary and secondary schools, networks with local tech companies that provide students with internship opportunities, provides students with academic support, and assists faculty with including educational components in their grant proposals. He received his Ph.D. from Florida International University in 2007. After receiving a master’s degree in civil engineering from Lehigh University, and working as a structural engineer, he started his studies in STEM education. Dr. Eraso also worked as assistant professor at Texas A&M University-Commerce, where he taught undergraduate and graduate courses in STEM education, including UTeach courses. His interests include the development of students’ spatial visualization abilities and strategies, the cognitive transition from arithmetic to algebraic reasoning as described by the Algebra Project semiotic process, the implementation of Treisman study groups, and the utilization of Hestene’s model for the learning of mathematics with at-risk and minority students. During his employment at the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, he developed and proposed a program in which mathematical content is integrated into soccer tactics and the physical and cognitive conditioning of soccer players. Currently, he informally supports the Skills Court soccer project, one of several projects in the Vertically Integrated Projects Program. In collaboration with the OHL School of Construction, he co-founded the VITAL Summer Camp in 2016, a camp where secondary students learn about coding, construction and virtual reality. Dr. Eraso has written academic papers and book chapters in which he highlights several of his innovative educational tools such as a three-slope scooter ramp, a spiral stair, a virtual mezzanine designed with dynamic mathematics software, and a roof-like structure called the penta-hut.

Jean Felisme


John Flynn

Systems Network Administrator

Scott Graham

Assistant Director, Research Programs

Dr. Graham is the Assistant Director, Research, for FIU’s School of Computing and Information Sciences (SCIS), Managing Co-Director of FIU’s NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Advanced Knowledge Enablement (I/UCRC CAKE), and Associate Director, Coordination & Strategy, of FIU’s NSF Center for Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) Center for Aquatic Chemistry and Environment (CAChE). He has also served as Program Coordinator for FIU SCIS’s NSF PIRE and CREST awards. As Assistant Director for Government Relations of FIU’s High Performance Database Research Center and Managing Co-Director of I/UCRC CAKE, he has assisted in overseeing projects totaling over $55 million. His areas of interest include program management, computer ethics, broadening participation, database modeling, Internet applications, and computer architecture. Dr. Graham received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from FIU and his BSE in Computer and Information Engineering Science from the University of Florida. He has authored more than forty publications covering his areas of interest and is a member of both Tau Beta Pi and Upsilon Pi Epsilon honor societies.

Jeanely Guzman

Academic Advisor

Tianna Harrison

Academic Advisor II

Myrian Herlle

Academic Advisor II

Catherine Hernandez

Business Support

Eric S. Johnson

Systems/Networking Manager

Network Administrator.

Steven Luis

Director, IT/Business Relations

Jerry Miller

Research Coordinator, Discovery Lab

2011 MS, Telecommunications and Computer Networking, Florida International University
1982 MA, Management and Human Resources
1979 BS, Basic Sciences (engineering, biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, and physics), United States Air Force Academy

Colonel Jerry Miller, USAF (Ret.) is the Discover Lab Research Coordinator and an Adjunct Faculty member. He joined FIU in 2006 and led renewable energy and international security research at the Applied Research Center before joining the School of Computing and Information Sciences. He spent over 27 years in the US Air Force, serving in a variety of positions throughout the world, including duty at the US Embassy in Montevideo, Uruguay. Mr. Miller received his BS in Basic Sciences (engineering, biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics and physics) from the United States Air Force Academy, an MA in Management and Human Resources from Webster University, and an MS in Telecommunications and Computer Networking from FIU. He is also a graduate of the Air University’s Air War College, the Air Command and Staff College, and the Eaker College’s Joint Doctrine Air Campaign Course, as well as the On-Scene Commander’s Disaster Management Course. He holds a Teaching Certificate for upper division and adult education from California, a certificate in Strategic Planning, and a certificate as a Spanish Linguist. His research interests include all things “interesting.”

Deng Pan

Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director

2007 Ph.D., Computer Science, University of New York at Stony Brook

Dr. Deng Pan received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from State University of New York at Stony Brook in 2007. His research interests are generally in high performance switch design and high speed networking. His current research focuses on network function virtualization, data center networking, and energy efficient networking. He has published over fifty peer-reviewed papers in leading refereed journals and conferences, including the IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE INFOCOM, and IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium. He has served as local arrangement co-chair or technical program committee member in many international conferences, including IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE GLOBECOM, and ICPP.

Luis Rivera

Office Assistant

Tiana Solis

Assistant Director Academic Advising

1994 M.S., Computer Information Science, State University of New York Institute of Technology (SUNY), Utica

Tiana Solis is currently the Assistant Director of Advising and Adjunct Faculty in the School of Computing and Information Sciences (SCIS). She received a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Science in 1992-1994 from State University of New York Institute of Technology, Utica. She was an instructor and academic advisor in SCIS from 1994 to 2007 before rejoining SCIS as an instructor in 2010. From 2008 to 2010, Ms. Solis was a programmer analyst at the Department of The Attorney General in Hawaii, a member of the team revamping the State Juvenile Justice Information System. She is a former Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science Grader with the Educational Testing Service.

Ms. Solis has taught different Computer Science and Information Technology undergraduate courses in SCIS, including being the coordinator of the Undergraduate Senior Project course. She has published in the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) conference focusing on assessing BS-CS student outcomes using the senior project. She has mentored several FIU students participating in the Florida-Georgia Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (FGLSAMP).  Ms. Solis was the co-Advisor for the Women in Computer Science (WICS) student club in 2003-2005, and co-founded the FIU STARS (Students & Technology in Academia, Research & Service) in 2011.

Ms. Solis has dedicated her career as an advocate to higher education and student success. She is known by her peers and colleagues as a collaborator, connector, and by students as empathetic and socially oriented.  Her research and instructional Interests include student success and retention, distance learning, software development, programming languages, and computer ethics.

William Solis

Academic Advisor

Ruth Suarez

Academic Advisor II

Ariana Taglioretti

Assistant to the Director

Sharlene Weston

Senior Accounting Officer

Lian Zhang

Finance Manager