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    The Computer Science Department has a fine, dedicated group of faculty and staff. The faculty are committed to providing the finest quality education in the field of computer science. They expect their students' educational experience to be interesting, challenging, and a stepping-stone to a great career. Individually, our faculty have a wide variety of experience, expertise and interest areas. As their research interests progress, upper-division undergraduates, as well as graduate students, often have the opportunity to work collaboratively with faculty members on various projects. To view the information on any of our faculty members, please choose a link to the left.

    Thomas Capaul

    Senior Lecturer in Computer Science
    CEB 303
    Phone: 509.359.7092
    Email: tcapaul@ewu.edu
    Curriculum Vitae
    Education:

    MS Computer Science/Math, Eastern Washington University, 1997
    BA Computer Science, Eastern Washington University, 1994

    Courses:

    Programming Contest Problems, C++ Programming, Data Structures I, Programming Principles I, Programming Principles II, Senior Project, Secure Coding Principles, Net Programming in C#

    Areas of Interest:

    Programming Languages, Algorithms, Web Development

    Bill Clark, PhD

    Professor of Computer Science
    CEB 312
    Phone: 509.359.4277
    Email: bclark@ewu.edu
    Curriculum Vitae
    Education

    PhD in Physiology and Biophysics, University of Washington, 1976
    MS in Computer Science, Washington State University, 1986
    BS in Biology, Marietta College, 1970

    Courses:

    Operating Systems, Graphical User Interface Programming, C and Unix Programming, Advanced 3D Computer Graphics Programming, Photo-Realistic Computer Graphics

    Areas of Interest:

    3D Computer Graphics and Animation, Medical Imaging, Image Processing, Interactive 3D Video, Virtual Reality Markup Language

    Brian A. Kamp

    Lecturer in Computer Science
    CEB 119A
    Phone: 509.359.4292
    Email: bkamp@ewu.edu
    Curriculum Vitae
    Education

    MS in Interdisciplinary Studies - Computer Science & Visual Communications,EWU,2008
    BA in Interdisciplinary Studies - Computer Science & Visual Communications,EWU,2006
    AA in Computer Science, Spokane Falls Community College

    Courses:

    3D Modeling and Animation, Computer Games Development, Multimedia Techniques, Multimedia Programming, Multimedia Development

    Areas of Interest:

    3D Animation, Digital Audio, Computer Game Development, Digital Forensics

    Kosuke Imamura, PhD

    Associate Professor of Computer Science
    CEB 307
    Phone: 509.359.2801
    Email: kimamura@ewu.edu
    Curriculum Vitae
    Education

    PhD Computer Science, University of Idaho, 2002
    MS  Computer Science, Western Washington University, 1997
    BS   Computer Science, minor mathematics,Christopher Newport College,1984

    Courses:

    Architecture and Organization, Network Programming, Concurrent & Real-Time Systems, Computer Systems Design

    Interest areas:

    Computer Architecture, Embedded Systems, Networking

    Rob Lemelin

    Lecturer in Computer Science
    CEB 311
    Phone: 509.359.6016
    Email: rlemelin@ewu.edu
    Curriculum Vitae
    Education

    MS Education, Eastern Washington University, 2000
    BA Education, Eastern Washington University, 1994

    Courses:

    Computer Applications Literacy, Computer Literacy, Intermediate Excel, Word, Powerpoint, HTML Web Development Software

    Areas of Interest:

    Office Applications, Web Development

    Dan Li, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Computer Science
    CEB 314
    Phone: 509.359.4373
    Email: dli@ewu.edu
    Website: http://penguin.ewu.edu/~danl/

     

    Education:

    PhD Computer Science, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 2005
    ME Computer Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1999
    BE Computer Science, Harbin Engineering University , 1996

    Courses:

    Database Systems, Advanced Database Systems, Data Mining

    Areas of Interest:

    Data Mining, Information Technology, Computer Security,
    Database Systems, Computer Science Education

    Chris Peters

    Lecturer in Computer Science
    CEB 306
    Phone: 509.359.4820
    Email: cpeters@ewu.edu
    Curriculum Vitae
    Education

    MS Computer Science, Eastern Washington University, 2007
    BS Computer Information Systems, Eastern Washington University, 2005

    Courses:

    Introduction to Programming, Computer Literacy with Applications, Programming Principles I, Programming Principles II

    Areas of Interest:

    Geographic Information Systems, Mobile Computing

    Rickie Pickett

    Senior Lecturer in Computer Science
    CEB 313
    Phone: 509.359.6907
    Email: rpickett@ewu.edu
    Curriculum Vitae
    Education

    MS in Education, Eastern Washington University, 2000
    BA in Education, Eastern Washington University, 1996

    Courses:

    Computer Applications Literacy, Computer Literacy, Intermediate Excel, Word, Powerpoint, HTML Web Development Software

    Areas of Interest:

    Computer Literacy, Web Development

    Paul Schimpf, PhD

    Professor of Computer Science
    CEB 319A
    Phone: 509.359.6065
    Email: pschimpf@mail.ewu.edu
    Website: http://penguin.ewu.edu/~pschimpf
    Education

    PhD in Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, 1995
    MS in Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, 1987
    BS in Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, 1982

    Courses:

    C, C++, Java Programming, Data Structures, Scientific Computing, Architecture and Organization, Digital Systems Design, Graphical User Interface Programming, Concurrent and Real-time Systems

    Areas of Interest:

    Scientific computing, computational electromagnetics, inverse problems, embedded systems

    Steve Simmons, PhD

    Professor of Computer Science
    CEB 319F
    Phone: 509.358.2265
    Email: ssimmons@ewu.edu
    Curriculum Vitae
    Education

    PhD in Mathematics, University of Oregon, 1972
    MS in Mathematics, University of Oregon, 1966
    BA in Mathematics, Reed College, 1964

    Courses:

    Image Processing, Descrete Structures, Software Engineering, Senior Project, Principles of Programming Languages, C for Engineering

    Areas of Interest:

    Signal Processing, Data Structures, Algorithm Analysis, Image Processing

    Stu Steiner

    Senior Lecturer in Computer Science
    CEB 317
    Phone: 509.359.4296
    Email: ssteiner@mail.ewu.edu
    Curriculum Vitae
    Education

    Current Student working towards Ph.D in Computer Science, University of Idaho, 2012
    MS in Computer Science, Eastern Washinton University, 2001
    BS in Business Management, Montana State University, 1990
    BS in Business Finance, Montana State University, 1990

    Courses:

    Operating System, Advanced Operating Systems, Research Methods, Programming Principles I, Programming Principles II, C and Unix Programming, Web Programming, Advanced Web Programming, C for Engineers, C++ Programming, Game Development

    Areas of Interest:

    Operating Systems, Web Programming

    Dan Tappan, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Computer Science
    CEB 316
    Phone: 509.359.7093
    Email: dtappan@ewu.edu
    Website: http://shelby.ewu.edu
    Education

    PhD in Computer Science, New Mexico State University, 2004
    MS in Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville , 1996
    BS in Computer Science, Arizona State University, 1992
    BA in Foreign Languages/Linguistics, Arizona State University, 1992

    Courses:

    Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence

    Areas of Interest:

    Software and hardware systems engineering, especially aviation-related; modeling, simulation, visualization, and analysis; artificial intelligence (knowledge representation, reasoning, machine learning, natural language processing); STEM education

    Yun Tian, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Computer Science
    CEB 304
    Phone: 509.359.6162
    Email: ytian@ewu.edu
    Curriculum Vitae
    Education

    PhD in Computer Science, University of Mississippi, 2013
    MS in Computer Applied Technology, Shanghai Teachers University, 2008
    BS in Computer Information Systems, Fudan University, 2006

    Courses:

    C & UNIX, Data Structures, Concurrent Systems, GP/GPU Programming

    Areas of Interest:

    Concurrent Systems, Distributed and Parallel Computing, Grid and Cloud Computing, GPGPU Computing, Spatial Index Methods, Big Data

    Carol Taylor, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Computer Science
    CEB 315
    Phone: 509.359.6908
    Email: ctaylor@ewu.edu
    Curriculum Vitae
    Education

    PhD in Computer Science, University of Idaho, 2004
    MS in Computer Science, University of Idaho, 2001
    BA in Computer Science, Colorado State University, 1985

    Courses:

    Network Programming, Computer Security

    Areas of Interest:

    Cyber Security

     

    Bojian Xu, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Computer Science
    CEB 309
    Phone: 509.359.2817
    Email: bojianxu@ewu.edu
    Website: http://penguin.ewu.edu/~bojianxu

    Education:

    PhD Computer Engineering, Iowa State University, 2009
    BE Computer Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, 2000

    Courses:

    Data Structure, Algorithms, Advanced Algorithms, Probabilistic Computing in Computer Science

    Areas of Interest:

    Massive Data Stream Processing, Compressed Data Structures, Data Indexing and Searching, Data Compression, and their applications in Computer Networking and Bioinformatics

    Contact Information

    Computer Science Department
    CEB 319F
    Cheney, WA 99004

    email: compsci@ewu.edu
    phone: 509.359.6260
    fax: 509.359.2215

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