People

Faculty & Staff

Listed below in each entry, the first year is "the year joined UNCG" and the second year is "the year of the highest degree obtained."

Faculty

Ariyawansa

Chandana (CA) Ariyawansa

Senior Lecturer, 2016
M.S. in Computer Science, University of Massachusetts-Lowell (2018), University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (2002)

Office: Petty 163
Email: c_ariyaw@uncg.edu

Teaching: Elementary Data Structures, Advanced Data Structures, Foundations of Computer Science, Graphics

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Rebecca Crellin

Lecturer, 2022
MS Engineering Technology, Murray State University (1986)

Office: Petty 158
Email: rscrellin@uncg.edu

Teaching: Computer Organization and Hardware and Assembly Language, Introduction to Computer Science, Foundations of Computer Science

Jing Deng

Jing Deng

Bank of America Distinguished Professor and Department Head, 2008
Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University (2002)

Office: Petty 166
Email: jing.deng@uncg.edu
Website

Research: Online Social Networks, Wireless Networks, Network Security
Teaching: Principles of Operating Systems, Principles of Wireless Networks, Network Analysis

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Amitabha Dey

Lecturer, 2023
M.S. in Computer Science, UNC Greensboro (2023)

Office: Petty 005
Email: a_dey@uncg.edu
Website

Research: Natural Language Processing; Large Language Models (LLMs); Data Science; Deep Learning
Teaching: Data, Computing, and Quantitative Reasoning (MAC: Quantitative Reasoning), Foundations of Computer Science I, II, Advanced Data Structures, System Programming

Lixin Fu

Lixin Fu

Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, 2001
Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Florida (2001)

Office: Petty 162
Email: lfu@uncg.edu

Research: Databases, data cube, data mining, machine learning, algorithms and social media
Teaching: Algorithms, databases, and data structures

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Christine Kikuchi

Lecturer, 2020
M.S. in Computer Science Education, NOVA Southeastern University (1995)

Office: Petty 155
Email: cmkikuch@uncg.edu

Teaching: Introduction to Computer Programming for Non-majors, Foundations of Computer Science I, Introduction to Computer Science, Elementary Data Structures and Algorithms

Minjeong Kim

Assistant Professor and Associate Head, 2018
Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering, Ewha Womans University, Korea (2008)

Office: Petty 159
Email: mkim@uncg.edu
Website

Research: Biomedical Image Analysis, Machine (Deep) Learning, Computer Vision, Computational Neuroscience
Teaching: Digital Image Processing, Deep Learning in Computer Vision, Software Engineering (grad)

Regis Kopper

Assistant Professor, 2019
Ph.D. in Computer Science, Virginia Tech (2011)

Office: Petty 161
Email: kopper@uncg.edu
Website

Research: Extended Reality Interfaces, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Human-Centered Design, Human-Computer Interaction
Teaching: Principles of Database Systems; Human-Computer Interface Development

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Sunny Ntini

Lecturer, 2022
M.S. in Computer Science, UNC Greensboro (2021)

Office: Petty 160
Email: sentini@uncg.edu

Teaching: Advanced Data Structures, Software Engineering

Shivani Palley

Lecturer, 2024
M.S. in Computer Science, UNC Charlotte (2023)

Office: Petty 001
Email: srpalley@uncg.edu

Teaching: Introduction to Computer Programming for Non-Majors, Elementary Data Structures and Algorithms, and Data, Computing, and Quantitative Reasoning

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Yingcheng Sun

Assistant Professor, 2022
Ph.D. in Computer Science, Case Western Reserve University (2019)

Office: Petty 164
Email: y_sun4@uncg.edu
Website

Research: Information Retrieval, Natural Language Processing, Biomedical Informatics, Machine Learning
Teaching: Big Data and Machine Learning

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Shan Suthaharan

Professor and Graduate Program Director, 2001
Ph.D. in Computer Science, Monash University [Australia], (1996)

Office: Petty 156
Email: s_suthah@uncg.edu
Website

Research: Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning, Big Data Privacy and Security, Bayesian Inference and Optimization
Teaching: Computer Networks, Software Engineering, Big Data and Machine Learning, Senior Capstone

Steve Tate

Steve Tate

Professor, 2007
Ph.D. in Computer Science, Duke University (1991)

Office: Petty 157
Email: srtate@uncg.edu
Website

Research: Computer Security, Cryptography, Algorithms
Teaching: Cryptography and Security in Computing

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Qianqian Tong

Assistant Professor, 2023
Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Connecticut (2022)

Office: Petty 152
Email: q_tong@uncg.edu
Website

Research: Machine Learning; Stochastic Optimization; Deep Learning; Differential Privacy; Sparse Learning; Graph Convolutional Network (GCN) and Federated Learning
Teaching: Data Science

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Chunjiang Zhu

Assistant Professor, 2021
Ph.D. in Computer Science, City University of Hong Kong (2015)

Office: Petty 153
Email: chunjiang.zhu@uncg.edu
Website

Research: Data Analytics, AI for Drug Discovery, Algorithms and Data Structures.
Teaching: Artificial Intelligence and Theory of Computing

Part Time Instructors

* Do not teach every semester and may not be reachable.

Keir Davis

Part-Time Lecturer, 2020
M.S. in Computer Science, UNC Greensboro (2000)

Office: Moore 307
Email: kbdavis@uncg.edu

Teaching: Programming Languages

John Jenkins

Part-Time Lecturer, 2022
M.S. in Computer Science, North Carolina A&T State University (2018)

Office: Moore 318
Email: jmjenkins@uncg.edu

Teaching: Foundations of Computer Science I, System Programming

Kevin Liu

Part-Time Lecturer, 2021
M.S. in Information Technology and Management, UNC Greensboro (2007)

Email: h_liu@uncg.edu

Teaching: Senior Capstone

Jeff Whitworth

Jeff Whitworth

Part-Time Lecturer, 2014
M.S. in Computer Science, UNC Greensboro (2013)

Office: McNutt 108G
Email: jnwhitwo@uncg.edu
Website

Teaching: Data Structures and Algorithms

Graduate Teaching Associates

Staff

Richard Cheek

Richard Cheek

System Administrator, 1999
M.S. in Computer Science, UNC Greensboro (2006), A+ Certified, Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh Administration

Office: Petty 201
Email: rtcheek@uncg.edu

Andi Smith

Administrative Associate, 2018

Office: Petty 167 Main Office
Email: arsmith5@uncg.edu

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Taneisha Williams

Administrative Support Associate, 2022

Office: Petty 167 Main Office
Email: tnwilli5@uncg.edu

Emeriti and Emeritae Faculty

Francine Blanchet-Sadri

Francine Blanchet-Sadri

Professor Emerita, 1990
Ph.D. in Mathematics, McGill University (1989)

Email: blanchet@uncg.edu
Website

Research: Theoretical Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Combinatorics

Nancy Green

Nancy Green

Associate Professor Emerita, 1999
Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Delaware (1995)

Email: nlgreen@uncg.edu

Research: AI Ethics, Computational Models of Natural Argument and Rhetoric

Sue Lea

Sue Lea

Professor Emerita, 1983
Ph.D. in Physics, Duke University (1970)

Website

Fereidoon (Fred) Sadri

Fereidoon (Fred) Sadri

Professor Emeritus, 1994
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (Computer Science), Princeton University (1980)

Office: Moore 312
Email: f_sadri@uncg.edu
Website

Research: Database and knowledge-base systems, information integration, modeling uncertainty in databases, deductive databases