Department of Computer Science and Information Technology

Faculty and Staff

Contact us

Cliff Moran
cdmoran@stcloudstate.edu
(320) 308-4966

Engineering and Computing Center 139
St. Cloud State University
720 Fourth Ave. S
St. Cloud, MN  55301-4498

Faculty

Ramnath Sarnath

Ramnath Sarnath

Chairperson
Professor of Computer Science
Ph.D. 1994, State University of New York at Buffalo

Interests: algorithm analysis and design, data-structures, computational geometry and object-oriented software design
Omar Al-Azzam

Omar Al-Azzam

Associate Professor of Software Engineering and Computer Science
Ph.D. 2012, North Dakota State University

Interests: big-data analytics, bioinformatics, data mining
Andrew A. Anda

Andrew A. Anda

Professor of Computer Science
Ph.D. 1995, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

(320) 308-2044 | ECC 223
aanda@stcloudstate.edu
Interests: High-performance scientific computing, Computing Ethics
Donald O. Hamnes

Donald O. Hamnes

Professor of Computer Science
Ph.D. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Interests: distributed systems, operating systems
Jayantha Herath

Jayantha Herath

Professor of Computer Science
Ph.D. 1988, Keio University (Japan)

Interests: computer architecture, distributed and parallel computing
Bryant A. Julstrom

Bryant A. Julstrom

Professor of Computer Science
Ph.D. 1987, University of Iowa

Interests: genetic algorithms, evolutionary computation, particularly representations and operators in evolutionary algorithms for combinatorial problems

Ezzat Kirmani

Professor of Information Technology Security
Ph.D. Illinois Institute of Technology

(320) 308-3071 | ECC 147
ekirmani@stcloudstate.edu
Interests: computer networks, security, dependability, performability, performance evaluation; fault management, network management, modeling, and cluster computing
Jie H. Meichsner

Jie H. Meichsner

Professor of Computer Science
Ph.D. 1996, Tohoku University (Japan)

Interests: neural computation, parallel computing
Mehdi Mekni (On Leave)

Mehdi Mekni (On Leave)

Associate Professor of Software Engineering
Ph.D. 2010, Laval University Canada

Interests: spatial modeling and simulation using artificial intelligence and visualization techniques
Sister Del Marie Rysavy

Sister Del Marie Rysavy

Professor of Information Technology Security
Ph.D. 1991, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Interests: databases, use of technology in learning
Alek Tomovic

Alek Tomovic

Adjunct Professor of Computer Science
Ed.D 2021, St, Cloud State University

Interests: robotics, visualization
Akalanka Bandara Mailewa

Akalanka Bandara Mailewa

Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Ph.D. 2020, Texas Tech University

Interests: Big Data Security, IoT Security, Cyber-Security, Computer Networking, Cryptography, Vulnerability Assessment, Penetration Testing, Ethical Hacking, and Software Test Automation
Hazim Alsaqaa

Hazim Alsaqaa

Asst. Professor of Computer Science
Ph.D. 2003, Bucharest University (Romania)

(320) 308-4963 | ECC 249
haalsaqaa@stcloudstate.edu
Interests: Programming Languages, Artificial Intelligence, Software Engineering, and Operating Systems.
Maninder Singh

Maninder Singh

Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Ph.D. 2019, North Dakota State University

Interests: Software Quality, Requirement Engineering, Machine Learning, Big Data Analytics, Graph Mining, Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Empirical Software Engineering.
Silvia Preston

Silvia Preston

Adjunct Professor of Computer Science
Ph.D. 2012, The University of Southern Mississippi

Interests: Software engineering, Database, Website Development, Object-Oriented Software Design
Sam Espana

Sam Espana

Professor of Computer Science / Software Engineering
MS in Software Engineering, University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

(320) 308-4966 | ECC 257
seespanalopez@stcloudstate.edu
Interests: Object-Oriented Design, Mobile App Development, SQL/NoSQL Databases, and Cybersecurity
Dave Keller

Dave Keller

Adjunct Professor in Cybersecurity
MS 2018 - Minnesota State University-Moorhead, BS 1989 - Mankato State University

Interests: Network Security, Operating System Security and Security of IOT

Staff

Chris J. Fandel

Chris J. Fandel

Computer Technician

(320) 308-6099 | ECC 102B
cjfandel@stcloudstate.edu
Cliff Moran

Cliff Moran

Office Administrator

(320) 308-4966 | ECC 139
cdmoran@stcloudstate.edu