Jason Liu

Professor & Graduate Program Director

Jason Liu received his 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. He is currently an Associate Professor at the 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, and an Assistant Professor at Colorado School of Mines during 2004-2007. He holds an honorary position as Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University, China, and has been a Visiting Scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC)/Laboratory of Information, Networking and Communication Sciences (LINCS).

Dr. Jason Liu’s research focuses on modeling and simulation, parallel discrete-event simulation, performance modeling and simulation of computer systems and computer networks. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation (TOMACS) and SIMULATION, Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International. He is also on the Steering Committee of ACM SIGSIM Conference on Principles of Advanced Discrete Simulation (SIGSIM-PADS). He served as General Chair or Program Chair for several conferences in related areas.

Dr. Jason Liu is an NSF CAREER awardee in 2006 and an ACM Distinguished Scientist in 2014. His research has been supported by various funding agencies, including NSF, DOE, DOD, and DHS.

Rebeca Arocha

Graduate Program Advisor

I’ve been working with FIU for 10 years. Two time FIU alumna. having earned my bachelors in criminal justice in 2012 and my masters in criminal justice in 2014. currently a doctoral student in the international crime and justice program.

Jeanely Guzman

Academic Advisor

Myrian Herlle

Academic Advisor III
Myrian Herlle is a two-time alumna of FIU. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration. Currently, a doctoral student for the AE/HRD program. Before joining the School of Computing and Information Sciences (SCIS)  she was an International/Academic Advisor in Houston, Texas. During her tenure, she traveled nationwide and overseas mentoring, guiding, and advising Angolan students. She is passionate about student success, education, and the transformational power on students.

Yessenia Lopez Reyes

Academic Advisor

Yessenia Lopez Reyes is a two-time alumna of FIU. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration. Throughout her time as a student, Yessenia worked for the Office of the Registrar and The Honors College. Prior to joining the School of Computing and Information Sciences (SCIS) as an Academic Advisor, she was the Registrar at Everglades University. Yessenia is passionate about accessible education and enjoys working with students in a higher education setting.

Federico Moscoso L

Academic Advisor

Christian Rivera

Academic Success Coach

Ruth Suarez

Academic Advisor III

Ms. Ruth Suarez joined FIU in 2013 as an academic undergraduate advisor for the College of Engineering and Computing at the School of Computing and Information Sciences. She received in 1988 her BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez and her MS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1996.

Prior to working at FIU Ms. Suarez worked at the Polytechnic University of PR as an adjunct faculty teaching Freshman Engineering Design, Calculus 1 and Engineering Mechanics Statics courses. She also worked for AT&T/Lucent Technologies for the Core Software Unit as a Testing Engineer. In addition, she worked at the American Heritage School teaching Physics and Engineering courses and at MDC as the Accelerated Programs advisor. Her passions are to raise her children to be positive contributors to society, serve God and help students reach their educational goals.