Dr. Ping Deng joins the department as a Term Assistant Professor. She received her PhD from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2007. Her research interests are in database systems, data mining and bioinformatics.
Dr. Eric Osterweil joins the department as a tenure-track Assistant Professor. He received his PhD from UCLA in 2010 and has subsequently been working as a research scientist at Verisign. His research interests are in computer networks and cybersecurity.
Kevin Andrea and Ivan Avramovic, who are both students in the department's PhD program, are joining the department as Instructors. Kevin's research focuses on wireless sensor networks, while Ivan's research is focused on the design and analysis of algorithms.