Faculty & Staff Directory

Administrators for the Department of Computing Sciences

Photo of Scott KingScott King, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Office: CI 341
Phone: (361) 825-5877

Computer Graphics: Facial Animation and Modeling, Real-Time Graphics, Rendering, Scientific Visualization; Face-to-Face Human Computer Interaction

Faculty in the Department of Computing Sciences

Photo of Mohammed Belkhouche Mohammed Belkhouche, Ph.D.
Professional Assistant Professor
Office: CI 305
Phone: (361) 825-3492

Machine vision, pattern recognition and analysis, Multi-sensor information fusion, immersive visualization, formal specification methods.
Photo of Carol Binkerd Carol Binkerd
Assistant Professor
Office: CI 320
Phone: (361) 825-2397

Advising, Mentoring, Retention, and Recruitment

Photo of Mario Garcia Mario Garcia, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Academics; Professor, Computer Science
Office: CI 370
Phone: (361) 825-2898

Network Security; Intrusion Detection/Prevention; Computer Forensics; Web Security; Software Engineering; Artificial Intelligence; Neural Networks; Fuzzy Logic; Intelligent Agents; Genetic Algorithms.
Photo of Jeffrey Gordon Jeffrey Gordon, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: EN 316L
Phone: (361) 825-3688

Photo of Ismail Hadimlioglu Ismail Hadimlioglu
Instructor of Computer Science
Office: CI 339
Phone: (361) 825-3436

Photo of Seneca Holland Seneca Holland
Office: CBI 108
Phone: (361) 825-3712

Photo of Lucy Huang Lucy Huang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Office: CBI 109
Phone: (361) 825-2646

•Geospatial Semantic Web development: Ontology construction & mapping, semantic interoperability

Internet GIS: Web Map service development

GIS in public health: agent-based modelling and simulation

Photo of Gary Jeffress Gary Jeffress, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Conrad Blucher Institute
Office: CBI 111
Phone: (361) 825-2720

Land Surveying and Land Administration Systems, Real-time environmental monitoring, Cadastral systems design, Geospatial systems design

Photo of Dulal Kar Dulal Kar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Office: CI 321
Phone: (361) 825-5878

Signal and image processing algorithms, network architecture and performance measurement, network and information security, information retrieval, and educational technology
Photo of Ajay Katangur Ajay Katangur, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Office: CI 340
Phone: (361) 825-2478

Computer Networks, Network related Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, Parallel and Distributed Computing, and Bio-Informatics

Photo of Longzhuang Li Longzhuang Li, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Office: CI 323
Phone: (361) 825-2406

Information Retrieval on the Internet, web-based Learning, image processing
Photo of Ahmed Mahdy Ahmed Mahdy, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for RCO
Associate Professor and Director of iCORE
Office: CBI 103D
Phone: (361) 825-2828

Broadband Wireless Networks, Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, Sensor Networks, Optical Wireless Networks, Peer-to-Peer Networks, Software Stability, Software Architecture, Software Patterns

Photo of Tony Nettleman Tony Nettleman, Ph.D.
Professional Assistant Professor
Office: CBI 105
Phone: (361) 825-3412

Photo of Maryam Rahnemoonfar Maryam Rahnemoonfar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Office: CI 332
Phone: (361) 825-2448

Photo of Alaa Sheta Alaa Sheta, Ph.D.
Professional Assistant Professor
Office: CI 342
Phone: (361) 825-3711

Photo of Richard Smith Richard Smith, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Office: CBI 106
Phone: (361) 825-2750

Disaster mapping, democratization of cartography, open source GIS, geospatial programming.

Photo of Michael Starek Michael Starek, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Office: NRC 3407
Phone: (361) 825-3978

Geospatial remote sensing and analytics, including LiDAR and UAV approaches, for study of natural and built systems with emphasis on coastal-environmental problem domains.
Photo of David Thomas David Thomas, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Office: CI 319
Phone: (361) 825-2475

Theory of computing, mathematics and graduate project proposals

Photo of Junfei Xie Junfei Xie, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Office: CI 327
Phone: (361) 825-3622

Photo of Masoud Yari Masoud Yari, Ph.D.
Visiting Professor
Office: EN 317
Phone: (361) 825-3165

Staff in the Department of Computing Sciences

Photo of Margo Carrasco Margo Carrasco
Senior Administrative Assistant
Office: CI 301
Phone: (361) 825-6068

Photo of Dee Edgar Dee Edgar
Executive Assistant
Office: CBI 110
Phone: (361) 825-5850

Photo of Frances Jordan Frances Jordan
Academic Advisor

Electrical Engineering
Geospatial Computing Sciences
Geospatial Survey Engineering

Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Photo of Lori Shearin Lori Shearin
Academic Advisor

Computer Science Freshmen*
Electrical Engineering Freshman*
Geography Minor
Geographic Information Science
Mechanical Engineering Freshmen*
Mechanical Engineering Technology Freshmen*

*Freshmen are defined as students with fewer than 30 semester credit hours earned

Photo of Martha Simcik Martha Simcik
Academic Advisor

Coastal & Marine System Science
Computer Science
Environmental Science MS