WASIM A. AL-HAMDANI
Location: Hathaway Hall 314A
Phone: (502) 597-6728
Fax: (502) 597-6179
Professor of Cryptography and InfoSec,
Ph.D.in computer Science, 1985, University of East Anglia, U.K
M.Sc. in Computer Science, 1981, Loughborough University of Technology , U.K
B.Sc. Math, 1976, University of Basrah, Iraq
Dr. Al-Hamdani playing a leading role at KSU in developing the Information Security program; He was at the University of Technology in Baghdad from 1985 to 1999. He has published six textbooks dealing with Computer Science and Cryptography. For the past 20 years he has concentrated his research in cryptographic algorithms and computer security. Currently he is engage in information security research and teaching. Dr. Al-Hamdani has contributed many chapters in research textbooks, published more than 250 research papers, projects.
Location: 314J Hathaway Hall
Visiting Assistant Professor
Jens Hannemann received the Dipl.-Ing. Degree in electrical engineering from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany, in 1995 and the Dr.-Ing. Degree in electrical engineering from the Christian-Albrechts-Universität in Kiel, Germany, in 2003. He joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Kentucky as a post-doctoral scholar, working on full-wave electromagnetic simulation of mixed-signal integrated microwave circuits. From 2004 through 2012, he worked as a researcher and professor at the Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments in Lexington, KY, USA. He joined the Division of Computer Science at the Kentucky State University as a Visiting Assistant Professor to help establish the video game development degree program. His main research interests include distributed and parallel audio signal and multimedia processing for immersive virtual environments as well as cross-platform mobile game design and development. Dr. Hannemann is a Senior Member of the IEEE and the IEEE Computer and Signal Processing Societies.
Location: Hathaway Hall 327
Phone: (502) 597-6211
Professor, Division of Computer and Technical Sciences (1995). B.S., University of Delhi; M.S., University of Delhi; M.S. Ball State University; Ph.D., University of Delhi: Mathematics and Computer Science.
Dr. Kumar has taught Mathematics for nine years at the University of Delhi. Since 1982, he has taught Computer Science at various universities in the States. In addition to teaching a wide range of computer courses his current interests are in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Programming Languages, and Distance Learning. He has various research articles published in national and international journals and has co-authored a book on Business Mathematics. Dr. Kumar has been recognized twice in the “Who's Who Among America's Teachers”. He is actively involved in the Bluegrass Indo-American Civic Society holding the office of president at this time.
He has written successful grant applications for KSU, totaling more than $500,000.
DR. ZHANPING LIU
Location: 314G Hathaway Hall
Phone: (502) 597-6652
Fax: (502) 597-6179
Dr. Zhanping Liu is an assistant professor (tenure-track) of Computer Science at Kentucky State University. He will be a 2013 summer faculty fellow of the Division of Mathematics and Computer Science at Argonne National Lab. Previously he was a research fellow of the School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (2010 ~ 2011), a research staff member at Kitware, Inc. (2008 ~ 2010), a research scientist of the Visualization Analysis and Imaging Lab (VAIL) under the High-Performance Computing Collaboratory (HPC², formerly the NSF Engineering Research Center for Computational Field Simulation) at Mississippi State University (2001 ~ 2008), and a post-doctoral associate of the Micro-CT Lab of the School of Medicine at the University of Iowa (2000 ~ 2001). He received the PhD degree in Computer Science from Peking University (2000) and the BS degree in Mathematics (with the specific major in Information Science) from Nankai University (1992), both in P. R. China. His research interests lie in computer graphics, scientific visualization (e.g., flow visualization and volume visualization), information visualization, and (bio-)medical image analysis. The primary goal of his work is to design novel visualization & analysis methods to provide deep insight into the complex pattern underlying large-scale data, investigate effective and efficient algorithms for fast as well as high-quality image generation, and develop interactive visualization & analysis systems to address real-world applications. More information about Dr. Liu is available at www.zhanpingliu.org.
CHI SHEN, Ph.D.
Location: Hathaway Hall 314F
Phone: (502) 597-6083
Fax: (502) 597-6179
Associate Professor/Interim Chair, Division of Computer Science.
Dr. Chi Shen received her Ph.D degree in Computer Science at the University of Kentucky in 2004 and Master degree of Computer and Chemical Engineering at Institute of Chinese Metallurgy, Chinese Academy of Science in 1990. Before she joined KSU, she was an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics at the North China Electric Power University. She won the prize of First Rank in a Teaching Methodology Competition final among 110 junior faculty from 58 universities and colleges in China.
Dr. Shen’s primary research interests are parallel computing, scientific computing, database and data mining, and Information Retrieval. She is currently supervising undergraduate and graduate students in many collaborative research activities in the fields of High Performance Computing, Data Ming, Bioinformatics and Databases with UK, UofL and Kentucky Government. She has numeral publications in international conferences and journals. Dr. Shen is also serving as a Campus Champion for XSEDE (Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment), one of the world largest computing recourses.
Location: Hathaway Hall 325
Phone: (502) 597-6382
Associate Professor of Computer Science (1989); B.S., Kentucky State University; M.P.A., Kentucky State University; M.S., Atlanta University; Ph.D., University of Kentucky.
Dr. Mike Unuakhalu is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and the Coordinator of the Graduate Computer Science Degree Program at Kentucky State University. He holds a Doctorate degree in Educational Technology/Instructional System Design from The University of Kentucky, M.S. in Computer Science from Clark-Atlanta University, M.P.A in Public Administration from Kentucky State University. He teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in the Computer Science and Information Systems field including Computer Programming & Problem Solving, Data Structures, Systems Analysis and Design, Database Management Systems, Electronic Commerce, and Computer Information Systems. He specializes in the areas of information systems business value, knowledge-based training, and usability factors regarding technology. His current research focuses on electronic commerce for small business and communities and database applications for the Web. He has published research in Journal of Educational Technology, Journal of Interdisciplinary Mathematics, Journal of Computing Teachers, Association for Educational Communications and Technology Conference, South-West Conference for Decision Sciences.