Message from the Chair

Hari Narayanan

Department Chair Hari Narayanan

Auburn University’s Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSSE) Department has seen significant growth in recent years, and is on an upward trajectory in terms of education, research and reputation. We are the largest and highest ranked department in the State of Alabama, and home to 28 research, teaching and tenure-track faculty, five adjunct/affiliate faculty, six staff members and over 1300 undergraduate and graduate students pursuing one of four undergraduate degrees (BS in Computer Science, Bachelor of Software Engineering, Bachelor of Wireless Engineering, and Bachelor of Computer Science), one of two Master’s degrees (MS in Cybersecurity Engineering and MS in CSSE) or PhD in CSSE. We expect to offer a third Master’s degree, MS in Data Science and Engineering, jointly with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in fall 2019. Eight tenure-track and four teaching faculty were hired since 2016, and we expect to add more faculty in the coming years. Among our faculty are four NSF CAREER award winners and one Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers winner. CSSE faculty is diverse, international and active in the research areas of artificial and computational intelligence, autonomous land and aerial vehicles, bioinformatics and computational biology, data science and engineering, computer architecture, computer, cyber and infrastructure security, computer and wireless networks, computer science education, computer games, database systems, distributed, embedded, parallel and high performance computing systems, energy-efficient systems, human-computer interaction, image processing, internet of things, machine learning, mobile device software, modeling and simulation, multi-agent systems, and software analytics, engineering and visualization. The Auburn Cyber Research Center is situated within the department, and we work closely with Auburn’s McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security. Average ACT score of incoming freshmen stands above 29, close to 10% of our undergraduates are Honors students, and our graduates are highly sought after by the likes of Amazon and Google as well as federal agencies, industries and graduate schools.


Myoung An

Associate Research Professor

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3101 Shelby Center
mza0041@auburn.edumza0041@auburn.edu
617.590.6943

Ph.D. Mathematics, Graduate Center- University of New York
B.A. Mathematics, Polytechnic Institute of New York

Sanjeev Baskiyar

Professor

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3127C Shelby Center
baskisa@auburn.edubaskisa@auburn.edu
334.844.6306

Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota
M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota
B.S. Electronics and Communications, Indian Institute of Science

Debswapna Bhattacharya

Assistant Professor

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3104 Shelby Center
bhattacharyad@auburn.edu bhattacharyad@auburn.edu
334.844.6321

Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Missouri
M.S. Computer Science, University of Missouri
B.Tech. Computer Science and Engineering, Haldia Institute of Technology

Saad Biaz

Professor

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3101Q Shelby Center
biazsaa@auburn.edubiazsaa@auburn.edu
334.844.6307

Ph.D. Computer Science, Texas A&M University
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Henri Poincaré University

Homer Carlisle

Associate Professor Emeritus

Computer Science and Software Engineering
Center
carliwh@auburn.educarliwh@auburn.edu


Ph.D. Mathematics, Emory University

Kai Chang

Professor

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3127F Shelby Center
changka@auburn.educhangka@auburn.edu
334.844.6310

Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Cincinnati
M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Cincinnati
Diploma, Electrical Engineering, Taipei Institute of Technology

Richard Chapman

Associate Professor
Director, Computer Science and Software Engineering Online Undergraduate Program
Director, Wireless Engineering Undergraduate Program
Associate Director, Wireless Engineering Research and Education Center

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3127G Shelby Center
chapmro@auburn.educhapmro@auburn.edu
334.844.6314

Ph.D. Computer Science, Cornell University
B.S. Mathematics and Computation, University of Oxford
B.S. Mathematics, Wake Forest Unviersity

James Cross

Professor

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3127D Shelby Center
crossjh@auburn.educrossjh@auburn.edu
334.844.6315

Ph.D. Computer Science, Texas A&M University
M.S. Mathematics, Sam Houston State University
B.S. Mathematics, University of Houston

Jason Cuneo

Principal Research Scientist/Engineer, Auburn University Huntsville Research Center
Chief Technologist, Auburn Cyber Research Center
Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3127E Shelby Center
jzc0105@auburn.edujzc0105@auburn.edu
256.327.3181

M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Alabama in Huntsville
B.S. Electrical Engineering, United States Military Academy

Gerry Dozier

Charles D. McCrary Eminent Chair Professor

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3101H Shelby Center
doziegv@auburn.edudoziegv@auburn.edu
334.844.8834

Ph.D. Computer Science, North Carolina State University-Raleigh
M.S. Computer Science, North Carolina State University-Raleigh
B.S. Computer Science, Northeastern Illinois University

John Hamilton

Affiliate Professor
Director, Center for Cyber Innovation


Computer Science and Software Engineering
2 Research Boulevard, Mississippi State, MS 39759 Unlisted
hamilton@cci.msstate.eduhamilton@cci.msstate.edu
662.325.3570

Ph.D. Computer Science, Texas A&M University
M.S. Computer Science, Vanderbilt University
M.S. Systems Management, University of South Carolina
B.A. Journalism/Public Relations, Texas Tech University

Dean Hendrix

Associate Professor
Associate Department Chair
Director, Computer Science and Software Engineering Undergraduate Programs

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3127B Shelby Center
hendrtd@auburn.eduhendrtd@auburn.edu
334.844.6305

Ph.D. Computer Science and Engineering, Auburn University
M.S. Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology
B.S. Mathematics and Computer Science, Jacksonville State University

Michael Hollingsworth

Lecturer

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3101U Shelby Center
hollimi@auburn.eduhollimi@auburn.edu
334.844.3730

M.S. Information Systems, Auburn University
B.S. Computer and Information Systems, University of Mobile

Jacqueline Hundley

Senior Lecturer

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3101F Shelby Center
hundljh@auburn.eduhundljh@auburn.edu
334.844.6337

Ph.D. Computer Science and Software Engineering, Auburn University
M.S. Industrial Engineering, Auburn University
B.S. Mathematics, Auburn University

Wei-Shinn (Jeff) Ku

Professor

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3108 Shelby Center
weishinn@auburn.eduweishinn@auburn.edu
334.844.6341

Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Southern California
M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California
M.S. Computer Science, University of Southern California
B.S. Information and Computer Education, National Taiwan Normal University

Xuechao Li

Lecturer

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3101U Shelby Center
xzl0031@auburn.eduxzl0031@auburn.edu
334.844.3730

Ph.D. Computer Science and Software Engineering, Auburn University
M.S. Computer Science and Technology, Xiamen University
B.S. Computer Science and Technology, Shijiazhuang Railway Institute

Alvin Lim

Professor

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3110 Shelby Center
limalvi@auburn.edulimalvi@auburn.edu
334.844.6326

Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Wisconsin
M.S. Computer Science, Indiana University
B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Malaya

Bo Liu

Assistant Professor

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3101P Shelby Center
boliu@auburn.eduboliu@auburn.edu
.334.844.6348

Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Massachusetts
M.S. Computer Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology
M.S. Control Engineering, University of Science and Technology-China

Daniela Marghitu

Comp 1000 Coordinator

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3118 Shelby Center
marghda@auburn.edumarghda@auburn.edu
334.844.6386

Ph.D. Computer Science and Engineering, University of Craiova
B.S. Computer Science and Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest

Hari Narayanan

John H. and Gail Watson Professor and Chair


Computer Science and Software Engineering
3101 Shelby Center
naraynh@auburn.edunaraynh@auburn.edu
334.844.6312

Ph.D. Computer and Information Science, Ohio State University
M.S. Computer Science, University of Rochester
M.E. Automation, Indian Institute of Science
B.E. Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science

Anh Nguyen

Assistant Professor

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3101R Shelby Center
anhnguyen@auburn.eduanhnguyen@auburn.edu
334.844.6318

Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Wyoming
M.S. Computer Science, University of Wyoming
B.S. Computer Science, Assumption University

Tung Nguyen

Assistant Professor

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3101T Shelby Center
tung@auburn.edutung@auburn.edu
334.844.4330

Ph.D. Computer Engineering, Iowa State University
B.S. Computer Science, Hanoi University of Education

Xiao Qin

Alumni Professor
Director, Computer Science and Software Engineering Graduate Programs

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3101E Shelby Center
xqin@auburn.eduxqin@auburn.edu
334.844.6327

Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
M.S. Computer Science, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
B.S. Computer Science, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Rodrigo Sardinas

Lecturer

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3127H Shelby Center
ras0054@auburn.eduras0054@auburn.edu
334.844.6320

Ph.D. Computer Science, Auburn University
M.S. Computer Science, Columbus State University
B.S. Computer Science, Columbus State University

Cheryl Seals

Professor

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3101M Shelby Center
sealscd@auburn.edusealscd@auburn.edu
334.844.6319

Ph.D. Computer Science, Virginia Tech
M.S. Computer Science, Virginia Tech
M.S. Software Engineering, North Carolina A&T State University
B.S. Computer Science, Grambling State University

David Shaffer

Lecturer

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3101 Shelby Center
cds0096@auburn.educds0096@auburn.edu


Ph.D., Physics, The University of Pittsburgh
B.S., Physics, Stevens Institute of Technology

Tao Shu

Assistant Professor

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3101K Shelby Center
tshu@auburn.edutshu@auburn.edu
334.844.5170

Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Arizona
M.S. Electronic Engineering, South China University of Technology
B.S. Electronic Engineering, South China University of Technology

Anthony Skjellum

Affiliate Professor
SimCenter Director and Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Tennessee Chattanooga

Computer Science and Software Engineering
227 SimCenter Unlisted
Tony-Skjellum@utc.eduTony-Skjellum@utc.edu
423.425.5493

Alice Smith

Joe W. Forehand/Accenture Professor
Adjunct Professor, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering

Industrial and Systems Engineering
3301P Shelby Center
smithae@auburn.edusmithae@auburn.edu
334.844.1460

Ph.D. Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology
M.B.A., Saint Louis University
B.S. Civil Engineering, Rice University

Daniel Tauritz

Associate Professor
Chief Cyber AI Strategist, Auburn Cyber Research Center

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3127E Shelby Center
dtauritz@auburn.edudtauritz@auburn.edu
334.844.6353

Ph.D. Computer Science, Leiden University
M.S. Computer Science, Leiden University
Propaedeutic Computer Science, Leiden University
Propaedeutic Mathematics, Leiden University

Jakita Thomas

Philpott-WestPoint Stevens Associate Professor

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3101G Shelby Center
jnt0020@auburn.edujnt0020@auburn.edu
334.844.6498

Ph.D. Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology
B.S. Computer Science, Spelman College

Hanqin Tian

Alumni and Solon Dixon Professor, Ecology, Climate/Carbon Modeling
Adjunct Professor, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering

Computer Science and Software Engineering
4337 Forestry and Wildlife Sciences Building
tianhan@auburn.edutianhan@auburn.edu
334.844.1059

Ph.D. Systems Ecology, State University of New York, Syracuse
M.S. Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
B.S. Agronomy, Zhejiang University

David Umphress

COLSA Corporation Cyber Security and Information Assurance Professor
Director, Auburn Cyber Research Center

Computer Science and Software Engineering
2116 Shelby Center
david.umphress@auburn.edudavid.umphress@auburn.edu
334.844.6335

Ph.D. Software Engineering, Texas A&M University
M.S. Computer Science, Texas A&M University
B.S. Computer Science, Angelo State University

Mark Yampolskiy

Associate Professor

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3127B Shelby Center
mzy0033@auburn.edumzy0033@auburn.edu
334.844.4330

Ph.D. in Computer Science, Ludwig Maximilian University, Germany
Diploma (M.S.) in Computer Science, Technical University Munich, Germany
B.S. in Applied Mathematics, Moscow State Institute of Radiotechnics, Electronics and Automation, Russia

Levent Yilmaz

Professor

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3116 Shelby Center
yilmale@auburn.eduyilmale@auburn.edu
334.844.6343

Ph.D. Computer Science and Engineering, Virginia Tech
M.S. Computer Science and Engineering, Virginia Tech
B.S. Computer Engineering, Bilkent University

Yang Zhou

Assistant Professor

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3112 Shelby Center
yangzhou@auburn.eduyangzhou@auburn.edu
334.844.6330

Ph.D. Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology
M.E. Computer Application Technology, Chongqing University
B.E. Engineering, Jiangnan University

Last Updated: 9/9/19 12:51 PM