Department of Computer Science

The University bestows the designation "Graduate Faculty" upon faculty following review of their credentials and recommendation by their colleagues. The University maintains six levels of graduate faculty: (1) Full, (2) Associate, (3) Adjunct, (4) Adjunct Research Co-Mentor, (5) Affiliate, and (6) Adjunct Teaching.

Only Full graduate faculty members may chair doctoral committees. Adjunct Research Co-Mentor members may serve as co-chair of a master's or doctoral committee. Full or Associate graduate faculty may chair master's committees. Only one adjunct or affiliate graduate faculty member may serve as a voting member on any master's or doctoral committee.

Teaching adjunct members may not serve on graduate committees.


DIPANKAR DASGUPTA, Professor, PhD (1994), The University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom [2023]

SCOTT D. FLEMING, Assistant Professor, PhD (2009), Michigan State University [2021]

STANLEY P. FRANKLIN, Professor, PhD (1963), University of California, Los Angeles [2020]

MAX GARZON, Professor, PhD (1984), The University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana [2020]

NIRMAN KUMAR, Assistant Professor, PhD (2014), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign [2022}

SANTOSH KUMAR, Professor, PhD (2006), The Ohio State University [2021]

VINHTHUY PHAN, Associate Professor, PhD (2003), State University of New York at Stony Brook [2023]

VASILE RUS, Professor, PhD (2002), Southern Methodist University [2023]

SAJJAN G. SHIVA, Professor, PhD (1975), Auburn University [2020]

DEEPAK VENUGOPAL, Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Dallas [2021]

LAN WANG, Associate Professor, PhD (2004), University of California Los Angeles [2020]

THOMAS WATSON, Assistant Professor, PhD (2013), University of California, Berkeley [2022]

KAN YANG, Assistant Professor, PhD (2013), City University of Hong Kong [2023]

associate member

WILLIAM B. BAGGETT, PhD (1998), The University of Memphis [2023]



DANIEL SWEENEY, MS (1981), Carnegie Mellon University [2018]


ANDREW J. NEEL, PhD (2007), University of Memphis [2020]


DUEN HORNG CHAU, PhD (2012), Carnegie Mellon University [duration of committee appointment]

KING-IP LIN, PhD (1996), The University of Maryland-College Park [2018]

BENJAMIN M. MARLIN, PhD (2008), University of Toronto [duration of committee appointment]

FREDERICK T. SHELDON, PhD (1996), University of Texas at Arlington [duration of committee appointment]


affiliate members

MARKO PULJIC, PhD (2005), University of Memphis [2018]

FAITH SEN, PhD (2014), University of Arkansas at Little Rock [2019]

ZHUO LU, PhD (2013), North Carolina State University [2019]

NOTE: Expiration date of graduate faculty membership is indicated in brackets.