Southern University Computer Science Dept.

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Khosravi, Ebrahim

Chairman and Professor of Computer Science 
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Dr. Khosravi is Chairman and Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Southern University (SU). He has ten (10) years experience with computer networks, electronics, nuclear and particle physics instrumentation before joining Southern University in 1997. He has worked at various national research laboratories in U.S. , Japan , and Germany. He has experience with network design, fast electronic, PC board design and layout, CAMAC and FASTBUS data acquisition systems and particle detectors as part of the Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) SDC instrument team. Since joining SU, he has been actively involved in research training for students, especially for minority students. Recently, he led a group of investigators from SU and LSU on a Louisiana BoR grant application for establishing an Electronic Design Automation Facility (EDAF) in the Computer Science Department at SU, Development of a Virtual Collaboratory for Advanced Modeling and Computation on NSF grant, and Vector Images and Indexing XML on DOD grant. Dr. Khosravi's primary research interests are in networks, electronics, theoretical computer science, and machine learning. He has published many papers in Data Networks and parallel computing.

 


 

 

Bai, Shuju
Professor of Computer Science

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Dr. Bai is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Southern University. She has background in both Biology and Computer Science. Her research interests include Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, High Performance Computing, Big Data, and Database Management. She is PI and Co-PI of several projects. Her research focuses on modelling interactions between proteins and substrates using computational approaches, developing computational frameworks for large scale data processing, and High Performance Computing. She has many publications.

 


 

 

Antoine, Marilyn
Assistant Professor of Computer Science

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Dr. Antoine is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at Southern University and a member of the department's curriculum committee. She has backgrounds in both computer science and business administration.  She is responsible for teaching undergraduate computer science courses.  She has over twenty years of experience in computer science.  Her research interests include machine learning, visualization, data analysis, financial modeling, simulations, and self-efficacy.

 

 


 

 

Gwee, Nigel
Associate Professor of Computer Science

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Dr. Gwee is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Southern University (SU). He holds two PhD degrees: one in Musicology and the other in Computer Science. He has taught courses in Music and Computer Science at Louisiana State University and Southern University. He has won awards for research at international conferences. His current research interests include Software Engineering, Machine Learning, Algorithmic Complexity, and Ubiquitous Computing.

 


 

 

Kandara, Osman
Associate Professor of Computer Science

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Dr. Kandara is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Southern University, Baton Rouge. He obtained his PhD in Computer Science at Louisiana State University (LSU). He worked as a full-time professor at LSU before joining SUBR. He has been an active reviewer and member of the program committees in various international conferences. His current research interests include Software Engineering, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Internet Security, and Algorithm Development.

 


 

 

Mathieu K. Kourouma, Ph.D., SCJP
Associate Professor of Computer Science

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Dr. Mathieu Kourouma is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science, College of Engineering and Computer Science, Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, since August 2006. Dr. Kourouma earned a Bachelor degree in Electrical and Electronics from the Polytechnic Institute of the University Gamal Abdel Nasser of Conakry-Guinea, in January 1991, a Master and a Doctorate degrees in Telecommunications and Doctorate in Computer Engineering, respectively in August 1997 and May 2005, from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette-Louisiana-U.S.A. He is Sun Microsystem Certified Java Programmer in August 2008. His teaching experience includes: Assistant Professor, Department of Telecommunication, Polytechnic Institute of the University Gamal Abdel Nasser of Conakry-Guinea, 1991-1994 and then 1997-1999; Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 1999-2005; Instructor, Department of Computer Science, Southeastern University, Hammond, Louisiana, 2005-2006; Adjunct-Professor, Department of Computer Science, Baton Rouge Community College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2009-Present; and Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, Southern University and A&M College, 2006-Present. His teaching areas include: Telecommunications, Computer Networking, Desktop and Server Networking, Wireless Communications, Electronics, Electrical, Microprocessors, Digital Logic, Computer Programming, Programming Languages, Operating Systems, Programming Logic and Design, Database Management Systems, Information Systems, Information Technology, etc. His research areas include: Telecommunications, Computer Networking, Wireless Communications, Sensor Networks, Information Technology, and Information Systems. He has more than ten publications in these areas. His professional and practical experience include: H1N1 Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence design and implementation for the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Baton Rouge, LA; Database Management System of Contractors and Sub-Contractors for the Center of Energy and Environmental Studies, Southern University, and A&M College; Training of AT&T and BellSouth Employees for the Sage Group; Consulting and Training of employees of the Guinean’s Ministry of Telecommunications; Software Application Development using Java, C++, and PHP; Administration of the MSDN Alliance Software Program; his skills include: Wireless Networking, Wired Networking, Troubleshooting Electronic Devices and Networks, Robotics; etc. He is a member of NSTA and a former member of IEEE and ACM.

 

 


 

 

Salam, Abdus
Professor of Computer Science

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Dr. Salam received his Ph.D. from Fukui University , Japan in 2001 in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. During 2002, he was with the Mathematics and Computer Science Department at the City University of New York at York College , as an Adjunct Assistant Professor. From 2003 to 2004, he worked in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of South Alabama , Mobile, Alabama as a post-doctoral research associate and a part-time faculty. He joined the faculty of the Computer Science Department at Southern University, in 2005. He is a member of IEEE, IEICE (Japan), and AIAA. He has developed new algorithm for generating powerful error-correcting codes for communication systems. He worked extensively on designing new embedded system using C++ and assembly language programming. At present, he is a Co-PI of a project and participating in several other research projects. His research interests include wireless communication, error-control coding, computer architecture and networking, and microprocessor based embedded system design.

 


 

Trivedi, Sudhir Kumar
Professor of Computer Science

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Dr. Trivedi holds two Ph.D. degrees: one in Mathematics and the other in Computer Science. He has taught courses in computer science at Louisiana State University and Southern University. He has served as the President of the Faculty Senate of Southern University from 2000 to 2004 and 2008 to 2012. In 2012, the Louisiana AAUP Conference honored him with the prestigious J. Thomas Hamrick award for his exemplary efforts on behalf of academic freedom. Currently, he serves as the Vice President of the Louisiana AAUP Conference. During his 21 years at Southern, Dr. Trivedi has directed theses and projects of more than 100 computer science graduate students. His areas of interest include algorithms, cloud computing, neural networks, systems theory and analysis, and computational modelling using reconstruction analysis. Presently, he is devoting considerable efforts in building collaborations with some institutions of higher education in India.

 


 

 

Yang, Shizhong 
Assistant Professor of Computer Science 
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Dr. Yang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Southern University. He received his Ph.D. from University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2006 in Computational Physics and Electrical Computer Engineering. He then worked in a NSF supported ab initio Molecular Dynamic method development project at Southern University. He was an Assistant Professor in Physics Department at SUBR from January 2008 to May 2008. In June 2008, he joined the LONI Institute at SUBR Department of Computer Science, working on NASA-BOR supported Thermal Barrier Coating (TBC) (Co-PI) and high temperature alloy such as high entropy alloys (PIs) projects. His research has been supported by DOE, NASA, NSF, NIH, and LABoR etc. Currently his research group supports a high performance computing (HPC) lab and a sample preparation lab. Postdoc(s), visiting scholar(s), and students have been working on the projects by closely collaborating with LBNL, HPSTAR etc. on nano-material design, modeling, simulation, synthesis, characterization, and property validation. The group has been using LONI HPC machines, LBNL ALS facility, along with facility at LSU TIER center. The group has been also working on NIH-LBRN supported virus protein-protein and ligand-protein interaction simulation projects (PI). Over recent years, Dr. Yang’s research area covers Computer Science and Electrical Computer Engineering, Biochemistry, Physics, Chemistry, and Material Science. His recent research interests include: high performance computation algorithm, software design, Raman spectrum data mining, 3D visualization of scientific data, digital signal processing, data mining application in material science; EBV gH-gL/integrins and prefusion gB/gH-gL interaction prediction, HSV gK and UL20 viruses membrane interaction, drug and vaccine design; Computational material science: metadynamics and evolutional method material structure prediction, electronic structure and optical properties of doped ZrO2 and Al2O3/ZrO2ab initio plane wave and full potential material simulation: doped C60 and CNT, computational surface physics: physisorption and chemisorption, GW and quantum Monte-Carlo method and application in computational novel nano-materials design, modeling, and simulation.

 


 

 

Yaser Banadaki
Assistant Professor of Computer Science

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Dr. Yaser Banadaki is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science, College of Science and Engineering, Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, since July 2017. Dr. Banadaki received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Louisiana State University in 2016. His Ph.D. work led to 15 publications in highly peer-review journals and conferences. He has won IEEE Best paper awards for his research on Graphene Electronics. Dr. Banadaki's primary research interests are in Computational Modeling of Emerging Post-Silicon Technologies for Information Technology and High-Performance Sensor Devices for Smart Healthcare Monitoring and Internet of Things. He has worked at various research laboratories including a R&D Electronics Engineer at SAMSUNG, before joining Southern University. Dr. Banadaki is a Research Associate of Quantum Science and Technologies Group at the Hearne Institute for Theoretical Physics, and a member of High Performance Computing (HPC) Center and Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices (CAMD) at Louisiana State University. Dr. Banadaki serves as an Associate Editor on the Editorial Board of Journal of Circuits, Systems and Computers (JCSC) and a member of the Editorial Review Board of numerous international journals including the IEEE Transaction on Nanotechnology, Solid-State Electronics, and IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design. He is a member of various scientific society including IEEE, SPIE, ACM, APS, OSA, and ECS. Dr. Banadaki has strong commitment to teach and advise students at the undergraduate and graduate levels with a primary emphasis on mentoring minority students.

 

 


 

Oleg N. Starovoytov
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
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Dr. Oleg N. Starovoytov is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science at Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Dr. Starovoytov earned his Ph.D. in Computational Materials Science at the University of Utah. His research interests include High Performance Computing, Molecular Dynamics Simulations, Big Data Analytics, and Quantum Computing. His primary research work is focused on ab initio and molecular dynamics simulations of condensed state matter, developing new computational algorithms for large-scale data processing. He has several publications in the computational field. Dr. Starovoytov has a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level.

 


Dr. Jackson, Lynette 
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
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Dr. Jackson is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at Southern University. She has taught at the secondary and collegiate level for over 10 years.  She is responsible for teaching at the undergraduate level and serves on the Curriculum, Accreditation, Handbook, and Company Relations committees.  Her research interests include Big Data, Computer Engineering, Mobile Applications, and Pair Learning.

 

 

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