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 three levels of graduate faculty: (1) Full, (2) Associate, and (3) External.

Only Full graduate faculty members may chair doctoral committees. Full or Associate graduate faculty may chair master's committees. Only one external graduate faculty member may serve as a voting member on any master's or doctoral committee.


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

SCOTT D. FLEMING, Associate Professor, PhD (2009), Michigan State University [2027]

STANLEY P. FRANKLIN, Professor, PhD (1963), University of California, Los Angeles [2027]

MAX GARZON, Professor, PhD (1984), The University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana [2026]

NIRMAN KUMAR, Assistant Professor, PhD (2014), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign [2029]

SANTOSH KUMAR, Professor, PhD (2006), The Ohio State University [2027]

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 [2026]

DEEPAK VENUGOPAL, Associate Professor, University of Texas at Dallas [2027]

LAN WANG, Professor, PhD (2004), University of California Los Angeles [2026]

THOMAS WATSON, Assistant Professor, PhD (2013), University of California, Berkeley [2028]

MYOUNGGYU WON, Assistant Professor, PhD (2013), Texas A&M University [2025]

KAN YANG, Assistant Professor, PhD (2013), City University of Hong Kong [2024]

XIAOFEI ZHANG, Assistant Professor, PhD (2013), The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology [2025]

WEIZI LI, Assistant Professor, PhD (2019), The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill [2026]

CHRISTOS PAPADOPOULOS, PhD (1999), Washington University in Saint Louis [2026]

AMY COOK, Assistant Professor, PhD (2019), Carnegie Mellon University [2026]

ANDREW NEEL, PhD (2007), University of Memphis [2027] 

XIAOLEI HUANG, PhD (2020), University of Coloarado Boulder [2027


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

FATIH SEN, PhD (2014), University of Arkansas at Little Rock

JAMES YU, PhD (1987), MacMaster University. Ontario Canada


FREDERICK SHELDON, Visiting Professor, PhD (1996) University of Texas at Arlington [2022]

EMERSON MURPHY-HILL, PhD (2009), Portland State University [2021]



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