Message from the Chair

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Department Chair Hari Narayanan

Auburn University’s Computer Science and Software Engineering Department (CSSE) has seen significant growth in recent years, and is on an upward trajectory in terms of education, research, and reputation. CSSE is the highest ranked computer science department in Alabama, fourth among SEC schools, a top-50 department at a public university, and among the top 15% of all departments in the nation according to the latest rankings from U.S. News and World Report. It was one of the first computer science departments in the country to offer an ABET accredited undergraduate degree in software engineering. Research and instruction in CSSE are led by more than thirty faculty, among whom are Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers and NSF CAREER Award recipients, a Rhodes Scholar, and seven endowed chair professors. Our faculty is diverse, international, dynamic, and excellent. We are home to more than 1500 undergraduate and graduate students pursuing one of three undergraduate degrees (BS in Computer Science, Bachelor of Software Engineering, and Bachelor of Computer Science), one of three Master’s degrees (MS in Data Science & Engineering, MS in Cybersecurity Engineering, and MS in CSSE), or PhD in CSSE. Department research covers the full spectrum of topics in the discipline, with particular strengths in Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Data Science, and Machine Learning. The Auburn Cyber Research Center is situated within the department, and we work closely with Auburn’s McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security. Average ACT score of incoming freshmen stands well above 29, close to 10% of our undergraduates are Honors students, and our graduates are highly sought after by well-known companies such as Google as well as federal agencies, regional and national industries, and graduate schools.

Contact Information


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Myoung An

Associate Research Professor

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3101 Shelby Center
mza0041@auburn.edumza0041@auburn.edu
617.590.6943

Ph.D. Mathematics, Graduate Center- University of New York
B.A. Mathematics, Polytechnic Institute of New York

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Sanjeev Baskiyar

Professor

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3127C Shelby Center
baskisa@auburn.edubaskisa@auburn.edu
334.844.6306

Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota
M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota
B.S. Electronics and Communications, Indian Institute of Science

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Debswapna Bhattacharya

Assistant Professor
Ginn Faculty Achievement Fellow

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3104 Shelby Center
bhattacharyad@auburn.edu bhattacharyad@auburn.edu
334.844.6321

Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Missouri
M.S. Computer Science, University of Missouri
B.Tech. Computer Science and Engineering, Haldia Institute of Technology

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Saad Biaz

Professor

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3101Q Shelby Center
biazsaa@auburn.edubiazsaa@auburn.edu
334.844.6307

Ph.D. Computer Science, Texas A&M University
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Henri Poincaré University

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Homer Carlisle

Associate Professor Emeritus

Computer Science and Software Engineering

carliwh@auburn.educarliwh@auburn.edu


Ph.D. Mathematics, Emory University

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Kai Chang

Professor Emeritus

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3127F Shelby Center
changka@auburn.educhangka@auburn.edu


Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Cincinnati
M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Cincinnati
Diploma, Electrical Engineering, Taipei Institute of Technology

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Richard Chapman

Associate Professor
Director, Computer Science and Software Engineering Online Undergraduate Program

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3139F Shelby Center
chapmro@auburn.educhapmro@auburn.edu
334.844.6314

Ph.D. Computer Science, Cornell University
B.S. Mathematics and Computation, University of Oxford
B.S. Mathematics, Wake Forest University

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James Cross

Professor Emeritus

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3127D Shelby Center
crossjh@auburn.educrossjh@auburn.edu
334.844.6315

Ph.D. Computer Science, Texas A&M University
M.S. Mathematics, Sam Houston State University
B.S. Mathematics, University of Houston

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Jason Cuneo

Principal Research Scientist/Engineer, Auburn University Huntsville Research Center
Chief Technologist, Auburn Cyber Research Center
Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3101 Shelby Center
jzc0105@auburn.edujzc0105@auburn.edu
256.327.3181

M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Alabama in Huntsville
B.S. Electrical Engineering, United States Military Academy

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Gerry Dozier

Charles D. McCrary Eminent Chair Professor

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3127G Shelby Center
doziegv@auburn.edudoziegv@auburn.edu
334.844.8834

Ph.D. Computer Science, North Carolina State University-Raleigh
M.S. Computer Science, North Carolina State University-Raleigh
B.S. Computer Science, Northeastern Illinois University

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Ashish Gupta

Professor, Department of Systems and Technology
Adjunct Professor, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering

Computer Science and Software Engineering
417 Lowder
azg0074@auburn.eduazg0074@auburn.edu
334.844.6456

Ph.D. Management Science and Information Systems, Oklahoma State University

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John Hamilton

Affiliate Professor
Professor of Computer Science & Engineering, Texas A&M University
Director, Texas A&M Center for Cyber Security

Computer Science and Software Engineering
435 Nagle Street College Station, Tx 77843-3112
hamilton@tamu.eduhamilton@tamu.edu
979.845.2758.

Ph.D. Computer Science, Texas A&M University
M.S. Computer Science, Vanderbilt University
M.S. Systems Management, University of South Carolina
B.A. Journalism/Public Relations, Texas Tech University

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Dean Hendrix

Associate Professor
Associate Department Chair
Director, Computer Science and Software Engineering Undergraduate Programs

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3101D Shelby Center
hendrtd@auburn.eduhendrtd@auburn.edu
334.844.6305

Ph.D. Computer Science and Engineering, Auburn University
M.S. Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology
B.S. Mathematics and Computer Science, Jacksonville State University

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Shubhra (Santu) Karmaker

Assistant Professor

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3106 Shelby Center
sks0086@auburn.edusks0086@auburn.edu
334.844.6274

Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.S. Computer Science and Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
B.S. Computer Science and Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

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Wei-Shinn (Jeff) Ku

Professor

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3108 Shelby Center
weishinn@auburn.eduweishinn@auburn.edu
334.844.6341

Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Southern California
M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California
M.S. Computer Science, University of Southern California
B.S. Information and Computer Education, National Taiwan Normal University

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Hugh Kwon

Lecturer

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3139C Shelby Center
hzk0070@auburn.eduhzk0070@auburn.edu
334.844.6310

M.S. Computer Science, Columbus State University
B.S. Computer Science, Columbus State University

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Xuechao Li

Lecturer

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3139D Shelby Center
xzl0031@auburn.eduxzl0031@auburn.edu
334.844.6692

Ph.D. Computer Science and Software Engineering, Auburn University
M.S. Computer Science and Technology, Xiamen University

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Alvin Lim

Professor

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3110 Shelby Center
limalvi@auburn.edulimalvi@auburn.edu
334.844.6326

Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Wisconsin
M.S. Computer Science, Indiana University
B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Malaya

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Bo Liu

Assistant Professor

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3101P Shelby Center
boliu@auburn.eduboliu@auburn.edu
.334.844.6348

Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Massachusetts
M.S. Computer Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology
M.S. Control Engineering, University of Science and Technology-China

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Daniela Marghitu

Comp 1000 Coordinator

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3118 Shelby Center
marghda@auburn.edumarghda@auburn.edu
334.844.6386

Ph.D. Computer Science and Engineering, University of Craiova
B.S. Computer Science and Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest

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Hari Narayanan

John H. and Gail Watson Professor and Chair


Computer Science and Software Engineering
3101 Shelby Center
naraynh@auburn.edunaraynh@auburn.edu
334.844.6312

Ph.D. Computer and Information Science, Ohio State University
M.S. Computer Science, University of Rochester
M.E. Automation, Indian Institute of Science
B.E. Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science

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Anh Nguyen

Assistant Professor

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3101R Shelby Center
anhnguyen@auburn.eduanhnguyen@auburn.edu
334.844.6318

Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Wyoming
M.S. Computer Science, University of Wyoming
B.S. Computer Science, Assumption University

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Tung Nguyen

Assistant Professor

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3101T Shelby Center
tung@auburn.edutung@auburn.edu
334.844.4330

Ph.D. Computer Engineering, Iowa State University
B.S. Computer Science, Hanoi University of Education

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Xiao Qin

Alumni Professor
Director, Computer Science and Software Engineering Graduate Programs

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3101E Shelby Center
xqin@auburn.eduxqin@auburn.edu
334.844.6327

Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
M.S. Computer Science, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
B.S. Computer Science, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

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Rodrigo Sardinas

Lecturer

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3127H Shelby Center
ras0054@auburn.eduras0054@auburn.edu
334.844.6320

Ph.D. Computer Science, Auburn University
M.S. Computer Science, Columbus State University
B.S. Computer Science, Columbus State University

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Cheryl Seals

Charles W. Barkley Professor

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3101M Shelby Center
sealscd@auburn.edusealscd@auburn.edu
334.844.6319

Ph.D. Computer Science, Virginia Tech
M.S. Computer Science, Virginia Tech
M.S. Software Engineering, North Carolina A&T State University
B.S. Computer Science, Grambling State University

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David Shaffer

Lecturer

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3101 Shelby Center
cds0096@auburn.educds0096@auburn.edu


Ph.D., Physics, The University of Pittsburgh
B.S., Physics, Stevens Institute of Technology

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Shehenaz Shaik

Lecturer

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3139A Shelby Center
szs0117@auburn.eduszs0117@auburn.edu
334.844.6693

Ph.D. Computer Science and Software Engineering, Auburn University
M.S. Computer Science, University of North Texas
B.S. Computer Science, Sri Krishna Devaraya University

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Tao Shu

Associate Professor

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3101K Shelby Center
tshu@auburn.edutshu@auburn.edu
334.844.5170

Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Arizona
M.S. Electronic Engineering, South China University of Technology
B.S. Electronic Engineering, South China University of Technology

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Anthony Skjellum

Affiliate Professor
SimCenter Director and Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Tennessee Chattanooga

Computer Science and Software Engineering
227 SimCenter
Tony-Skjellum@utc.eduTony-Skjellum@utc.edu
423.425.5493

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Alice Smith

Joe W. Forehand/Accenture Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Adjunct Professor, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering

Industrial and Systems Engineering
3301P Shelby Center
smithae@auburn.edusmithae@auburn.edu
334.844.4340

Ph.D. Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology
M.B.A., Saint Louis University
B.S. Civil Engineering, Rice University

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Drew Springall

Assistant Professor

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3101H Shelby Center
aaspring@auburn.eduaaspring@auburn.edu
334.844.6660

Ph.D. Computer Science and Engineering, University of Michigan
M.S. Computer Science and Engineering, University of Michigan
B.S. Computer Science, University of Alabama

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Daniel Tauritz

Associate Professor
Interim Director and Chief Cyber AI Strategist, Auburn Cyber Research Center

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3127E Shelby Center
dtauritz@auburn.edudtauritz@auburn.edu
334.844.6353

Ph.D. Computer Science, Leiden University
M.S. Computer Science, Leiden University
Propaedeutic Computer Science, Leiden University
Propaedeutic Mathematics, Leiden University

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Jakita Thomas

Philpott-WestPoint Stevens Associate Professor

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3101G Shelby Center
jnt0020@auburn.edujnt0020@auburn.edu
334.844.6498

Ph.D. Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology
B.S. Computer Science, Spelman College

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Hanqin Tian

Alumni and Solon Dixon Professor, Ecology, Climate/Carbon Modeling
Adjunct Professor, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering

Computer Science and Software Engineering
4337 Forestry and Wildlife Sciences Building
tianhan@auburn.edutianhan@auburn.edu
334.844.1059

Ph.D. Systems Ecology, State University of New York, Syracuse
M.S. Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
B.S. Agronomy, Zhejiang University

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David Umphress

COLSA Corporation Cyber Security and Information Assurance Professor
Senior Advisor, Auburn Cyber Research Center

Computer Science and Software Engineering
2116 Shelby Center
david.umphress@auburn.edudavid.umphress@auburn.edu
334.844.6335

Ph.D. Software Engineering, Texas A&M University
M.S. Computer Science, Texas A&M University
B.S. Computer Science, Angelo State University

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Michelle Williams

Visiting Lecturer
CEO and Principal Software Engineer, Nimble. The Software Company, LLC

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3101 Shelby Center
mnd0011@auburn.edumnd0011@auburn.edu
256.489.1187

M.S. Software Engineering, Auburn University
B.S. Computer Science, University of Alabama in Huntsville

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Mark Yampolskiy

Associate Professor

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3127B Shelby Center
mzy0033@auburn.edumzy0033@auburn.edu
334.844.4330

Ph.D. in Computer Science, Ludwig Maximilian University, Germany
Diploma (M.S.) in Computer Science, Technical University Munich, Germany
B.S. in Applied Mathematics, Moscow State Institute of Radiotechnics, Electronics and Automation, Russia

Headshot - Levent Yilmaz

Levent Yilmaz

Alumni Professor

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3116 Shelby Center
yilmale@auburn.eduyilmale@auburn.edu
334.844.6343

Ph.D. Computer Science and Engineering, Virginia Tech
M.S. Computer Science and Engineering, Virginia Tech
B.S. Computer Engineering, Bilkent University

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Yang Zhou

Assistant Professor

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3112 Shelby Center
yangzhou@auburn.eduyangzhou@auburn.edu
334.844.6330

Ph.D. Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology
M.E. Computer Application Technology, Chongqing University
B.E. Engineering, Jiangnan University

Last Updated: 11/10/21 9:13 AM