Bernadette Chung

Assistant Director, Academic Support

Bernadette Chung serves as the Assistant Director, Academic Support Services for the Knight Foundation School of Computing and Information Sciences. Bernadette has been working at Florida International University for over 15 years with her career starting at the MOSS School of Construction for 8 years holding different capacities. She then joined FIU Online as a Senior Instructional Designer for four years and in July 2018 as Assistant Director, Academic Support Services at the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts. She earned both her degrees at FIU, BS in Hospitality Management and MS in Higher Education Administration.

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Scott Graham

Assistant Director, Research Programs

Dr. Graham is the Assistant Director, Research, for FIU’s Knight Foundation 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...

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Steven Luis

Executive Director for Technology

Mr. Luis holds a Masters in Computer Science from Florida International University.

Mr. Luis serves as Executive Director for Technology in FIU’s College of Engineering and Computing. Over the last thirty years he has successfully lead higher education IT research and instructional enterprise services for one of the state’s largest Engineering and Computing programs. He manages cluster computing/networking platform and professional IT support services. Mr. Luis collaborates with FIU faculty, industry research staff, and government agencies on computing-related R&D, via the acquisition and execution of millions of dollars in state, local, and federal funded projects, industry contracts. He conducts business development and outreach for the South Florida IT industry and created with management the SCIS Executive Industry Advisory Board. He has overseen dozens of in-house software development projects, establishing business requirements, designing software frameworks, implementing, and deploying them for administrative or R&D purposes.

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Jerry Miller

Associate Director Administrative Services

2023 Ph.D., Computer Science, Florida International University
M.S., Telecommunications and Computer Networking, Florida International University
1982 M.A., Management and Human Resources
1979 B.S., Basic Sciences (Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics), United States Air Force Academy

Jerry Miller is an Associate Director, Administrative Support Services, and an adjunct faculty member. He joined FIU in 2006 as Associate Director and Principal Investigator for renewable energy, international security, and technology research at the Applied Research Center where he handled a $4 million dollar research portfolio. He joined the Knight Foundation School of Computing and Information Sciences in 2015. He assists the KFSCIS Director with personnel issues, strategic planning, letters of support or recommendation, and research grant writing for large grants. His position is also responsible for media, marketing, and communication for the School.

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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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Lian Zhang

Finance Manager

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