Department of Computer Science and Information Technology

Faculty and Staff

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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
  • 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

Ezzat Kirmani

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

  • Assistant Professor of Computer Science
  • Ph.D. 2003, Bucharest University (Romania)
  • 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.
Dave Keller

Dave Keller

  • Professor in Cybersecurity
  • MS 2018 - Minnesota State University-Moorhead, BS 1989 - Mankato State University
  • Interests: Network Security, Operating System Security and Security of IOT
Shakour Abuzneid

Shakour Abuzneid

  • Professor of Cybersecurity
  • Director of the Cybersecurity Program
  • Ph.D. Computer Science and Engineering, University of Bridgeport
  • Interests: Network Security, Computer Data Communications, Internet of things (IoT)
Adriano Cavalcanti

Adriano Cavalcanti

  • Associate Professor of Software Engineering
  • Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering Monash University
  • Interests: Biomedical Computing, Brain-Computer Interface, Cloud Computing, Computer Graphics, Mobile technology, Nanorobotics, Robotics
Mark Petzold

Mark Petzold

  • Professor of Computer Science
  • Ph.D. 2001 University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
  • Interests: Speech Synthesis/Detection, Computer Data Communications

Adjunct Faculty

Alek Tomovic

Alek Tomovic

  • Adjunct Professor of Computer Science
  • Ed.D 2021, St, Cloud State University
  • Interests: robotics, visualization
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

  • Adjunct Professor of Computer Science / Software Engineering
  • MS in Software Engineering, University of St. Thomas, Minnesota
  • Interests: Object-Oriented Design, Mobile App Development, SQL/NoSQL Databases, and Cybersecurity

Staff

Chris J. Fandel

Chris J. Fandel

  • Computer Technician
Cliff Moran

Cliff Moran

  • Office Administrator

Emeriti Faculty

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

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