Biography

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Dr. Prakash Duraisamy

Biography

Dr. Prakash Duraisamy received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of North Texas in 2012 and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of South Alabama in 2008 and B.E. in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Bannari Amman Institute of Technology (Bharthiar University) in 2002. He is a Lecturer in the Computer Science Department from August 2014. In addition, he also working as Research affiliate in Electrical Engineering Department at Massachusetts Institute of Technology from January 2013. Prior to joining RIT, he served as Post Doctoral Researcher at Old Dominion Research Foundation from May 2013 to July 2014. He also served as Lecturer at Bannari Amman Institute of Technology from July 2003 - August 2006 and as Lecturer at Maharaja Engineering College from July 2002 to July 2003. He also co-founder of ICCCNT conference started from 2008 which is technically co-sponsored by IEEE Computer Society.
Prakash Duraisamy

Prakash Duraisamy

Lecturer

Research Areas

Image Processing
LiDAR
Remote Sensing


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Dr. Matthew Fluet

Biography

Matthew Fluet is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cornell University. During his graduate studies, he had the opportunity to spend two and a half years visiting the Computer Science department at Harvard University. Prior to joining RIT, he spent three years as a Research Assistant Professor at the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago.

Dr. Fluet's main research interests lie with the design and implementation of programming languages, particularly compiler technology, concurrency and parallelism, type systems, and program semantics. His thesis work focused on type systems for and applications of region-based memory management, a particular scheme for managing dynamically allocated data. With colleagues at the University of Chicago, he leads the Manticore project, an effort to design and implement a new functional programming language to exploit next generation multicore computer systems. He has also begun to explore high-level concurrency programming, leading to the development of a novel abstraction, dubbed transactional events, which combines first-class synchronous message-passing events with all-or-nothing transactions. Finally, he continues to lead the development of MLton, a whole-program optimizing compiler for Standard ML; he is particularly interested in understanding how MLton's compilation model can be extended to richer input languages without sacrificing performance.

Balancing formal theory and practical implementation is a principle that Dr. Fluet plans to continue to practice in his future research endeavors.

Dr. Matthew Fluet

Assistant Professor

Research Areas

Programming languages
Compilers
Parallelism
Type systems


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Dr. Xumin Liu

Biography

Xumin Liu is an Assistant Professor in the department of computer science at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She received her PhD in computer science from Virginia Tech. Her research interests lie in the general field of data management with special focuses on service computing and change management in service oriented enterprises. Dr. Liu.s research has been published in various international journals and conferences, such as the International Journal on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB journal), IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS), International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications, and Worksharing (CollaborateCom), etc. Dr. Liu also frequently serves as a program committee member for various international conferences and workshops.

Dr. Xumin Liu

Assistant Professor

Research Areas

Data Management
Web-based databases
Web services
Semantic Web


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Dr. Manjeet Rege

Biography

Manjeet Rege

Dr. Manjeet Rege

Assistant Professor

Research Areas

Database Management
Data Mining
Information Retrieval


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Henry A. Etlinger

Biography

Hank Etlinger is Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Coordinator of the Department of Computer Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Professor Etlinger has primarily taught courses in data management, professional communications, software engineering, and introductory programming for over thirty-five years. He served on a task force whose work ultimately led to the creation of a separate software engineering department at RIT and was a co-investigator for an NSF funded grant as well as an RIT Productivity Grant that led to the creation of some of the initial software engineering courses and labs. Professor Etlinger is active in reviewing prospective textbooks for major publishers in many areas of computer science, software engineering, mathematics, and technical communications, having produced over 560 such reviews since 1983. More recently, Professor Etlinger helped manage RIT's transition to semesters, continuing in that regard within the department. Since 2008 Professor Etlinger has been an AP Reader for the Computer Science exam and even more recently was a co-recipient of an internal RIT grant that funded initial development of materials designed to support the department's assessment efforts.
Henry A. Etlinger

Henry A. Etlinger

Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Associate Professor

Research Areas

Data Management
Technical Communication


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Dr. Richard Zanibbi

Biography

Dr. Zanibbi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science. His research interests include document recognition, information retrieval, and human-computer interaction. He received his PhD in Computer Science from Queen's University (Canada), and was an NSERC postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence in Montreal before coming to RIT. He directs the Document and Pattern Recognition Laboratory within the Department of Computer Science.

Dr. Zanibbi's publications include papers in international journals and conference proceedings, and he was the Conference Co-Chair for the 2012 and 2013 SPIE Document Recognition and Retrieval (DRR) conferences. He also holds three US patents, and was one of the main contributors to the Freehand Formula Entry System, an influential pen-based equation editing prototype.
Richard Zanibbi

Dr. Richard Zanibbi

Associate Professor

Research Areas

Pattern recognition
Machine learning
Document recognition
Human-computer interaction
Programming languages


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Dr. Walter A.Wolf

Biography

Walter was born on Long Island in 1942 and has not yet recovered. His education includes degrees from Wesleyan University (BA, Chemistry), Brandeis University (MS, PhD, Chemistry) and RIT (MS, Computer Science.). After postdocing at MIT he took up full time teaching in 1970 and except for some excursions into academic administration (about 15 years worth) has been at it ever since. He has over 70 publications in the fields of reagent design, chemical education, biochemistry of insect sex pheromones, agricultural expert systems and CS education. He has authored/participated in several successful NSF grants in both science education and science itself.

Currently he is teaching in the networks, operating systems and data base areas and is participating in a grant exploring virtual theater - directing has been his hobby ever since inability to remember the script cut short his acting career (though it did give him many times to exercise his creativity.) He is looking forward to teaching this spring at the RIT campus in Croatia. He has been married to the same woman for 44 years and has two children and five grandchildren, one of who lives with them.
Walter A. Wolf

Dr. Walter A. Wolf

Professor

Research Areas

Networks
Operating Systems
Databases


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Phil White

Biography

Phil is a Lecturer in the Computer Science Department at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He received a BS in Computer Science and Mathematics from Clarkson University (even though he enrolled in Clarkson College of Technology, and attended Clarkson College, the college had three names in four years) and MS in Computer Science from RIT.

Before starting his teaching career, Phil spent four years at IBM working on the packaging tool used to install software on MVS systems. He has been teaching at RIT for 11 years with a short hiatus working in industry developing custom applications. His current interests are in Computer Organization, Artificial Intelligence, and Computer Graphics.
Phil White

Phil White

Professor

Research Areas

CS Education


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Paul Tymann

Biography

Paul Tymann is Professor and Chair of the Computer Science Department at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He has taught both basic and advanced programming techniques for over 20 years. Professor Tymann has authored several books including .Modern Software Development Using Java.

His initial research focused on the development of algorithms for parallel computers, but more recently has focused on bioinformatics. Prior to entering academia, Professor Tymann worked in industry developing control software for point of sale terminals. Since entering academia, he has maintained an active external consulting schedule. His most recent consultancy was to assist in the design and development of an inventory management system, being written by a software development company in Edinburgh Scotland.

For the past five years he has worked in the area of bioinformatics and has completed joint software development projects at the University of Rochester and Rutgers University. Professor Tymann is a member of the AP Computer Science Development Committee and has served as a reader for the AP exam for several years. In addition to teaching in the United States, Professor Tymann has taught at the University of Zimbabwe in Zimbabwe and at the University of Osnabrück in Germany.

Paul Tymann

Professor and Chair

Research Areas

High Performance Computing
Bioinformatics


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Sean Strout

Biography

Sean Strout is a Lecturer in the Computer Science Department at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He received a BS and MS from the RIT CS Department. Sean's interests are in Programming Languages, Computer Graphics and Game Programming. Prior to entering academia, Sean worked in industry for 10 years developing firmware for real time print devices.
Sean Strout

Sean Strout

Lecturer

Research Areas

Programming Languages
Computer Graphics
Game Programming


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