With expertise ranging from computational geometry to cyber-physical systems, four new faculty members recently joined computer science. A fifth new faculty member is expected to join us early in 2021.
Avah Banerjee, assistant professor, studies combinatorics and graphs, computational geometry, online algorithms, and quantum computation. Banerjee earned Ph.D. and master’s degree in computer science from George Mason University as well as a bachelor’s degree of technology with honors in electrical engineering. Before joining S&T, she was a postdoctoral researcher at Louisiana State University’s Center for Computation and Technology.
Gerry W. Howser, associate teaching professor, earned a master’s degree and a doctorate in computer science as well as a bachelor’s degree in physics from Missouri S&T. A former visiting assistant professor at Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Howser says his background in physics and computer science give him a unique perspective in analyzing cyber-physical security systems.
Ardhendu Tripathy, assistant professor, studies information and coding theory, machine learning, and signal processing. He earned a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from Iowa State University and a bachelor of technology degree in electrical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.