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Dr. Ben K. Steele

Biography

Ben Steele is a Lecturer in the Computer Science Department at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He has a M.S. in Computer Science from Rochester Institute of Technology and a B.A. in Classical Civilization from Wesleyan University.
Starting at Eastman Kodak, he developed microscopic image capture, measurement and analysis systems for manufacturing. As a consultant, he worked on diagnostics and embedded system products for Xerox, Verizon, Plug Power and Optical Gaging Products.
He joined the department in 2005 after a 20 year career. His current interests are in software architecture, program design, programming languages and computing education.
Ben Steele

Dr. Ben K. Steele

Lecturer

Research Areas

CS Education


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Dr. Axel Schreiner

Biography

M.Sc. in mathematics, Northern Illinois University, 1969.
Ph.D. in computer science, University of Illinois, 1973.
Habilitation, University of Ulm, 1975.

Associate professor of computer science, University of Ulm, 1976-1987.
Professor of applied computer science, University of Osnabrück, 1988-2001.
Dean, department of mathematics and computer science, 1990-1991.
Visiting professor at the University of Illinois and at Rochester Institute of Technology.
Professor of computer science, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2001-present.

Editor of unix/mail, Carl Hanser Verlag, 1991-1996.
Editor of Blaue Blätter, Carl Hanser Verlag, 1997-1998.

Dr. Axel Schreiner

Professor

Research Areas

Language Processing
Parser Generators


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Dr. Leon Reznik

Biography

Leon Reznik is a Professor of Computer Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology, New York. He received his BS/MS degree in Computer Control Systems in 1978 and a PhD degree in 1983. Prof. Reznik is an author of the textbook "Fuzzy Controllers" (Elsevier-Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford, 1997) and an editor of "Fuzzy System Design: Social and Engineering Applications" (Physica Verlag, 1998), "Soft Computing in Measurement and Information Acquisition" (Springer, 2003), "Advancing Computing and Information Sciences" (Cary Graphic Arts Press, 2005).

Dr. Reznik's research concentrates on study and development of intelligent models and methods in computer, control, sensor systems and networks. He has pioneered a new direction where he is using neural networks and soft computing models in sensor networks. His techniques application allows for a significant increase in both effectiveness and efficiency of sensor and control systems and networks.
Leon Reznik

Dr. Leon Reznik

Professor

Research Areas

Artificial Intelligence
Intelligent Systems
Computer Security
Cyber-Physical Systems


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Dr. Rajendra K. Raj

Biography

Rajendra K. Raj is a Professor of Computer Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology. His current research interests span large scale data management ("Big Data"), distributed systems, and privacy/security, especially related issues in cloud data management and mobile computing, and applied to a variety of domains including healthcare, finance and critical infrastructure protection. Dr. Raj also works on Computer Science education issues including curriculum design and program assessment. Prior to RIT, he served as a Vice President in Information Technology at Morgan Stanley & Co. in New York, where he developed and managed leading edge global distributed database infrastructures for a variety of financial applications. For his Ph.D. from the University of Washington, Seattle, he investigated software composition and reuse in object-oriented languages and systems.
Rajendra K. Raj

Dr. Rajendra K. Raj

Professor

Research Areas

Data management
Secure systems
Distributed computing


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Dr. Stanislaw Radziszowski

Biography

Stanislaw Radziszowski is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science since 1995. He earned Ph.D. from the Institute of Informatics at the University of Warsaw. During the years 1980-1984 he worked in IIMAS at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City, and since 1984 at the RIT. In the 1990's he held three times 6-week visiting positions at the Australian National University in Canberra, and maintained collaborations with universities in Poland.

His main research interest is in combinatorial computing - solving classical problems in combinatorics, graph theory and design theory, usually with the help of massive computations. Bounds on Ramsey numbers are his favorite. His survey titled "Small Ramsey Numbers", which is a regularly updated living article at the Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, became a standard reference in this area. He teaches mostly theory oriented courses, including very popular courses on cryptography, both at undergraduate and graduate levels. His recent work on applied cryptography led to joint projects with Computer Engineering Department.
Stanislaw P. Radziszowski

Dr. Stanislaw Radziszowski

Professor

Research Areas

Combinatorial Computing
Graph Theory
Design Theory


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Arthur Nunes-Harwitt

Biography

Arthur Nunes-Harwitt received his bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Brandeis University. He went on to receive masters' degrees in both Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh, and is ABD in Computer Science at Northeastern University. He has worked as a software engineer at the Learning, Research and Development Center in Pittsburgh and at The Mathworks, and has taught at the Wentworth Institute of Technology and at SUNY Nassau Community College. His interests include the design and implementation of LISP-like languages, artificial intelligence, and computer algebra.
Arthur Nunes-Harwitt

Arthur Nunes-Harwitt

Lecturer

Research Areas

Programming Languages
Artificial Intelligence
Computer Algebra


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Dr. Minseok Kwon

Biography

Minseok Kwon is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at RIT. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Purdue University in 2004. His main research interests are in the area of computer networks, distributed computing, and wireless mobile networks. He has co-authored dozens of papers published in international journals and conferences including IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Computer Networks Journal, and IEEE ICNP. He has served on many organizing and technical program committees including IEEE Infocom, IEEE ICC, and IEEE Globecom. He is a member of ACM and IEEE.
Minseok Kwon

Dr. Minseok Kwon

Associate Professor

Research Areas

Networking


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Dr. Fereydoun Kazemian

Biography

Fereydoun Kazemian is an associate professor in the department of Computer Science at Rochester Institute of Technology. His current interests include computer science education, software quality, and programming languages.


He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Kansas State University. As a faculty member in the department of Computer Science, he has developed a number of courses in computer science, and has been a consultant in software development for local industries.

Fereydoun Kazemian

Dr. Fereydoun Kazemian

Associate Professor

Research Areas

CS Education


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Alan Kaminsky

Biography

With 37 years of computing experience spanning industry and academia, Alan Kaminsky has developed telephone switching system software at Bell Laboratories, developed real-time embedded control software and fuzzy genetic algorithms at Harris Corporation, taught graduate software engineering as an Assistant Professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology, and worked on printer system architectures at Xerox Corporation. While at Xerox, Alan got involved with Sun Microsystems' Jini Network Technology, led the Jini Printing Working Group industry consortium that defined a draft specification for the Jini Print Service, and was part of the expert group that developed the Java Print Service API released as package javax.print in the standard Java platform. Alan was also one of the original members of the Jini Community Technical Oversight Committee.

Now a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Alan teaches and conducts research in parallel computing, cryptography, and computational science (primary interests), distributed systems, ad hoc networking, and security (secondary interests). Alan investigates the use of parallel computers to solve problems involving massive amounts of computation, including statistical analysis of cryptographic functions; attacks on cryptographic functions using parallel satisfiability (SAT) solvers; massively parallel stochastic local search algorithms for hard (NP) problems; and massively parallel randomized approximation algorithms for NP problems.

Alan invented Parallel Java and its successor Parallel Java 2, an API and middleware for parallel programming in 100% Java on multicore parallel computers, cluster parallel computers, and hybrid multicore cluster parallel computers. Alan wrote the textbook Big CPU, Big Data: Solving the World's Toughest Computational Problems with Parallel Computing (Creative Commons, 2013) based on Parallel Java 2. Alan also wrote the textbooks Building Parallel Programs: SMPs, Clusters, and Java (Cengage Course Technology, 2010) and Simulation Simplified (Creative Commons, 2011).

Alan has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University and an M.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Alan Kaminsky

Alan Kaminsky

Professor

Research Areas

Parallel Computing
Cryptography
Computational Science
Distributed Systems
Ad Hoc Networking
Security


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Dr. Trudy Howles

Biography

Trudy Howles is a Professor of Computer Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Her current interests include data management (data mining), software quality and pedagogical issues in computer science education.


Dr. Howles previously worked as a Senior Software Engineer at Kodak, a consultant to General Motors and Delco Products, and was a long-time adjunct at RIT. She is a Certified Software Quality Engineer (American Society for Quality), and an Associate Editor for the Software Quality Professional Journal. She holds professional memberships in the American Society for Quality and the ACM.

Trudy Howles

Dr. Trudy Howles

Professor

Research Areas

CS Education


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