Computer Science and Engineering Office Information
Dr. Joseph Kizza, Department Head and Professor
Pamela Lewallen, Administrative Assistant
Computer Science and Engineering
College of Engineering and Computer Science
615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Joesph M. Kizza
Department Head and Professor (Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
Dr. Kizza is a Professor and Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at UTC. He is also the Director of UTC InfoSec Center and Program, a National Center of Excellence in Information Assurance Education. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Computing and ICT Research (IJCIR). He is on the editorial boards of five other international journals and an internationally known speaker on social computing and information security and assurance. He has published extensively in journals and conference proceedings including ten books on Computer Network Security, Information Infrastructure Security, Ethics in Computing and Social Computing. Two of his books have been translated in Japanese and Chinese. Some of his books have also won international awards including the 2007 Choice Outstanding Academic Title for Computer Network Security and Cyber Ethics, 2d ed., and the 2002 Choice Outstanding Academic Title award for Computer Network Security and CyberEthics. He has won international awards including the 2004 Outstanding Scholarly Contribution Award from the International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics (IIAS) (Germany). He is a member of ACM and IEEE and a UNESCO expert in Information Technology. Visit his website at http://www.utc.edu/Faculty/Joseph-Kizza/.
Office: EMCS 313D Phone: (423)425-4043 Email: Joseph-Kizza@utc.edu
UC Foundation Professor (Ph.D., University of Central Florida)
Dr. Dumas is a UC Foundation Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at UTC. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of Central Florida in 1993.
Previously, he earned the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Mississippi State University in 1989 and the B.S. degree in Electronics Engineering Technology, with a minor in Computer Science, from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1984. Dr. Dumas joined the UTC faculty in 1993 and has served as Chair of the Graduate Council and multiple terms as a Faculty Senator. He helped found the UTC chapter of the IEEE Computer Society and serves as its faculty advisor; he was chosen Outstanding Computer Science Teacher in 1998, 2002, and 2009. Dr. Dumas’ areas of interest include computer architecture, virtual reality, and real-time, human-in-the-loop simulation.. Visit his website at http://www.utc.edu/Faculty/Joe-Dumas/.
Office: EMCS 313C Phone: (423)425-4084 Email: Joe-Dumas@utc.edu
Claire McCullough, P.E.
Professor (Ph.D., University of Tennessee-Knoxville)
Dr. McCullough is professor of Computer Science and Engineering at UTC. She received her bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Vanderbilt, Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Tennessee, respectively, and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Alabama. She is a member of I.E.E.E., Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, and Eta Kappa Nu. She is currently a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga, and teaches courses in such areas as Communications, Controls, and Signal Processing. Dr. McCullough has over 20 years experience in engineering practice and education, including industrial experience at the Tennessee Valley Authority and the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command. Her research interests include Image and Data Fusion, Automatic Target Recognition, and Bioinformatics.
Office: EMCS 314C Phone: (423)425-4352 Email: Claire-McCullough@utc.edu
Professor (Ph.D., Texas A&M University)
Dr. Thompson is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at UTC. He received a BS in Mathematics from the University of Texas at El Paso in 1961, an MSME in Operations
Research from New Mexico State University in 1968 and a PhD in Computing Science from Texas A&M University in 1974. He began his career in computing as a programmer at the El Paso Natural Gas Company in 1961. He worked and taught at several universities, including Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, the University of Missouri at St. Louis, and Southeast Missouri State University before coming to UTC in 1980. His primary interests include software engineering, programming languages, database management, and computer science education. He is a member of IEEE, the IEEE Computer Society, and ACM where he is active in the Special Interest Group for Computer Science Education. He is also a member of Upsilon Pi Epsilon.Visit his website at http://www.utc.edu/Faculty/Jack-Thompson/.
Office: EMCS 313B Phone: (423)425-4329 Email: Jack-Thompson@utc.edu
Associate Professor (Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology)
Dr. Sartipi is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering. She received her B.Sc. degree from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2001, and from the Georgia the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees Institute of Technology, in 2003 and 2006, respectively. She joined the faculty of the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in August 2006, where she currently holds an Associate Professor position. She received the best researcher awards in the department of Computer science and Engineering and the College of Engineering and Computer Science in 2010. Her expertise and research interests are in the area of communications and signal processing. More specifically, she is interested in communication and network security for wireless sensor networks, data analysis and information processing for wireless sensor network and body sensor network, compressive sensing, and cyber-physical systems (CPS). She is a member of the IEEE.
Office: EMCS 314F Phone: (423)425-5336 Email: Mina-Sartipi@utc.edu
Associate Professor (Ph.D., Florida International University)
Dr. Yang is an Associate Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at UTC. Her research interests focus on Network Security,
Access Control and Trust. She is teaching courses on Security and Computer Networks. She is one of major forces to develop Information Security and Assurance Center at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She has contributed to curriculum development and research in information security and assurance.
Office: EMCS 314A Phone: (423)425-4392 Email: Li-Yang@utc.edu
Assistant Professor (Ph.D., Iowa State University)
Dr. Cao is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at UTC. Before coming to UTC, DR. Cao was an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at California State
University, Fresno. Prior to that, he was a Visiting Fellow of Biomedical Engineering at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Iowa State University in 2005 and 2007, respectively. He received the B.Eng. degree from Harbin Engineering University (China) in 1997, the M.Eng. degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (China) in 2000, all in Computer Science. His research interests span a variety of aspects of intelligent system and biomedical informatics, which include the areas of imaging and structural informatics, medical information retrieval, consumer health informatics and telemedicine. His research work has appeared in various prestigious journals, book chapters, and refereed conference, workshop, and symposium proceedings. His research is being supported by U.S National Science Foundation. He has collaborated with researchers from Mayo Clinic and Iowa State University to develop the first intelligent multimedia system to analyze, retrieve, and visualize important content in medical images and videos captured during endoscopy. He is a member of ACM, IEEE, and Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE). Visit his website at http://web2.utc.edu/~swf134/.
Office: EMCS 313A Phone: (423)425-4351 Email: Yu-Cao@utc.edu
Instructor (M.S., Tulane University)
Mr. Tanis' research interests include scientific computing, computational geometry, programming languages, multimedia and video games.
Office: EMCS 314B Phone: (423)425-4384 Email: Craig-Tanis@utc.edu
Instructor (M.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga)
Ms. Winters is a Lecturer of Computer Science and Engineering at UTC. She received a BS degree in computer science in 1981, masters in engineering management in 1998 and a master in computer science in 2007. From 1977 to 1997, she worked for the Tennessee Valley Authority maintaining and analyzing environmental data. She was an adjunct at Chattanooga State Community College. Prior to joining the faculty full time, she served as an adjunct in the 1997-1998 academic year. After joining the faculty, she coordinated the Introductory Computer Science. She now is heavily involved in information security and teaching a variety of subjects. Her primary research interest is information security and computer science education. She is a member of IEEE, ACM and UPE. Visit her website at http://www.utc.edu/Faculty/Kathy-Winters/.
Office: EMCS 314D Phone: (423)425-4378 Email: Kathy-Winters@utc.edu
Assistant Professor (Ph.D., North Dakota State University)
Dr. Kandah is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN. He earned his Ph.D. from the Computer Science department at North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND. He received his M.Sc. from the Computer Science Department at the University of Jordan. He is an IEEE member and has been serving on technical and organization committees of many internationally reputable conferences, such as CHINACOM, and IEEE ICCVE. Meanwhile he has been a reviewer for many prestigious international journals, such as WILEY Security and Communication Networks (SCN) Journal, and Computer Systems, Networks and Communications (JCSNC) Journal. His research interests and experience span a wide range of topics in computer networks from stationary wireless/wired networks to mobile ad-hoc networks, including Security and Privacy as well as performance optimization in Wireless Networks and Cloud Computing. He has multiple publications in multiple internationally reputable journals and conferences including; WILEY Security and Communication Networks (SCN) journal, ACM/Springer Mobile Networks & Applications (MONET) journal, IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (IEEE GLOBECOM) and IEEE International Conference on Communications (IEEE ICC). Visit his website at http://web2.utc.edu/~wbb845/.
Office: EMCS 314E Phone: (423)425-4395 Email: email@example.com