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College of Engineering and Computing

Computer Science and Engineering

Our People

The Computer Science and Engineering faculty and staff pride themselves on serving our students and their families both in and out of the classroom.



Jason D. Bakos

Professor Bakos's research interests involve computer architecture at the circuit level, micro-architectural level, and system level. This includes VLSI design, design automation, system-level interconnects, reconfigurable computing and high-performance computing.


Jenay Beer

Professor Beer's research includes investigating the role of robot autonomy and its effect on human robot interaction and identifying needs of older adults and caregivers accommodated by a personal robot’s (PR2) mobile manipulation capabilities.


Duncan Buell

Professor Buell's recent work has been in electronic voting systems and in digital humanities. He has been part of a team that is auditing election data in South Carolina and discovering problems in the process that lead to uncounted votes and to the absence of data to support the vote totals certified by the state. In digital humanities, he is co-supervising work on Ward One App, a critical interactive for iPhone about “urban renewal” in Columbia SC and the University of South Carolina’s role in evicting residents of the Ward One neighborhood adjacent to the university, and is engaged in the analysis of First Year English essays for linguistic characteristics and improvement of writing pedagogy.


Caroline Eastman

Professor Eastman's research interests focus on effective and efficient algorithms for information retrieval. When you want information, how easily and quickly can you find it? Is it useful and correct when you do find it?


Csilla Farkas

Professor Farkas’ research interests include information security, data inference problem, financial and legal analysis of cyber crime, and security and privacy on the Semantic Web.


Stephen A. Fenner

Professor Fenner's research interests are in the core theoretical foundations of computing, computability and computational complexity, especially quantum computing and information.

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Kirk Fiedler

Dr. Fiedler has a joint appointment in the Darla Moore School of Business and Computer Science and Engineering. Currently, his research interested include technology innovation, knowledge management, privacy, ethics and risk. 


Gregory Gay

Professor Gay's research is primarily in the areas of search-based software engineering and automated software testing and analysis, with an emphasis on aspects of the test oracle problem. His work, often involving aspects of data mining and optimization, strives to harness the information content of software development artifacts to improve the efficiency and quality of the testing process and to automate tasks in order to lessen the burden on human developers. 


Jianjun Hu

Professor Hu's research interests are in the area of bioinformatics, machine learning, evolutionary computation, and data mining. The rapid accumulation of large-scale high-throughput biological data such as genome sequences and a microarray gene expression.


Chin-Tser Huang

Professor Huang's research interests include network security, network protocol design and verification, and distributed systems. His current research focuses on intrusion detection and wireless network security.


Michael N. Huhns

Professor Huhns' research interests are in the areas of multiagent systems, service-oriented computing, and ontology-based distributed information systems. In these areas he is the author of over 250 technical papers and eleven books, including his recent book Service-Oriented Computing: Semantics, Processes, Agents.

Neema Kanapala

Neema Kanapala teaches various undergraduate courses.

Jeremy Lewis

Jeremy Lewis teaches various undergraduate courses.

Lannan Luo

Lannan Luo

Professor Luo's research mainly focuses on software and systems security, including mobile security, IoT security, malware analysis, vulnerability analysis, programming languages, software engineering, and deep learning.


Catherine Matthews

Catherine Matthews is in charge of our CSCE 101 and CSCE 102 classes.


Manton M. Matthews

Professor Matthews' research interests include natural language processing, ontologies, parallel processing, and graph theory.


Srihari Nelakuditi

Professor Nelakuditi's research interests are in the areas of mobile computing, wireless networking, and Internet routing.


Jason O'Kane

Professor O'Kane's research is in planning algorithms for robotics and autonomous systems.

James O'Reilly

James O'Reilly teaches various undergraduate courses.

Portia Plante

Portia Plante teaches various undergraduate courses.


Ioannis Rekleitis

Professor Rekleitis's research interests are mobile robotics, space robotics, multi-robot systems, sensor networks, artificial intelligence, computer vision and image processing, computational geometry, and computer graphics.


John R. Rose

Professor Rose's research interests are in the areas of bioinformatics, normative reasoning and planning, DAI and multiagent systems, and computational chemistry.


Jeremiah Shepherd

Dr. Jeremiah Shepherd is the instructor in charge or our CSCE 145 and 146 classes.

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Jijun Tang

Professor Tang's research interests include computational biology and bioinformatics, machine learning and big data analysis, algorithm development and high performance computing, as well as computer gaming and scientific simulation.


Gabriel A. Terejanu

Professor Terejanu's research interests lie primarily in the field of model validation and uncertainty quantification, information fusion, and decision making under uncertainty.


Matt E. Thatcher

Professor Thatcher's research examines the strategic and economic impacts of information technology (IT) with a focus on four themes: IT value, software patent policy design, IT offshoring, and the social costs of information privacy.


Yan Tong

Professor Tong's research interests focus on computer vision and pattern recognition especially on human computer interaction including but not limited to affective computing (facial activity analysis and eye gaze tracking).


Homayoun Valafar

Professor Valafar's research activities fall into two broad categories of research: Computational Medicine and Computational Biology.

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Marco Valtorta

Professor Valtorta's research interests are in the areas of normative reasoning under uncertainty (especially Bayesian networks, influence diagrams, and their use in multiagent systems), heuristics for problem solving, and computational complexity in artificial intelligence.


Jose M. Vidal

Professor Vidal's research interests are in the area of multiagent systems. On the theoretical side he is interested in developing systems that coordinate and aggregate the actions of large number of autonomous agents.


Song Wang

Professor Wang's research interests include computer vision, medical imaging, and machine learning.


Wenyuan Xu

Professor Xu's research interests are in the areas of wireless networks, sensor networks, network security and privacy. She has conducted research into the effect of jamming on commodity wireless networks.


Yonghong Yan

Professor Yan's research interests focus on parallel and high performance computing, parallel programming models and compilers, and computer architectures and systems.