Full Time Faculty


head shot of Ivan BajicIvan Bajic

Research Interests: routing and optimization, high-resolution medical imaging, GPGPU parallel computing, embedded systems and robotics, multi-media and graphics.

Industry Experience: multi-media and graphics, consultant for tech and bio-tech companies, consultant for NASA student outreach projects.

Office:  GMCS 538     Phone Number: 619-594-7253




Headshot of Leland BeckDr. Leland Beck, Chair

Office:  GMCS 413    Phone Number: 619-594-6191






Dr. John Carroll, Undergraduate Adviser

Research Interests: queueing theory, analysis of computer systems, data replication, and computer reliability

Office:  GMCS 537    Phone Number: 619-594-7242




Headshot of Carl EckbergDr. Carl Eckberg, Graduate Adviser

Office:  GMCS 543    Phone Number: 619-594-6834






rob edwardsDr. Robert Edwards

Research Interests: Bioinformatics analysis of DNA sequences; Computer vision

Industrial experience: Consultant for biotech companies large and small

Office:  GMCS 536   Phone Number: 619-594-1672




Headshot of Patty KraftPatty Kraft

Industry Experience: Data communications embedded systems, Biotechnology large scale web applications

Office:  GMCS 544   Phone Number: 619-594-7243




headshot of Dr. LiuDr. Xiaobai Liu

Research Interests:  Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Computational Statistics and their applications to clinic diagnosis,  sports, transportation, surveillance, video games and others.

Industry Experience: video surveillance security system; transportation monitoring;  medical image analysis and diagnose.

Office:  GMCS 542   Phone Number: 619-594-4345




Alan RigginsAlan Riggins, Undergraduate Adviser

Research Interests: computer science education, web application development

Office:  GMCS 534    Phone Number: 619-594-6809





Headshot of Marie RochDr. Marie Roch

Research Interests: bioacoustics, machine learning

Industry Experience: AT&T Bell Telephone Laboratories

Office:  GMCS 533   Phone Number: 619-594-5830

Email: Marie’s E-Mail Address



Bill RootWilliam Root

Office:  GMCS 531   Phone Number: 619-594-6837






Headshot of Mahmoud TarokhDr. Mahmoud Tarokh

Office:  GMCS 541   Phone Number: 619-594-2640






Headshot of Faramarz ValafarDr. Faramarz Valafar

Office:  GMCS 623   Phone Number: 619-594-3742






headshot of Marko VuskovicDr. Marko Vuskovic

Office:  GMCS 408A   Phone Number: 619-594-0705






Headshot of Wei WangDr. Wei Wang

Research Interests: Cyber Physical Systems, Wireless Multimedia Networking, Computer-Aided Healthcare Systems.

Industry Experience: Siemens Communications Ltd, Beijing, China.

Office:  GMCS 547    Phone Number: 619-594-4302




headshot of Roger WhitneyDr. Roger Whitney, Graduate Adviser

Research Interests: Object-oriented programming, Functional programming, software development, mobile computing

Industrial experience: AT&T Bell Telephone Laboratories

Office:  GMCS 561   Phone Number: 619-594-3535




headshot of Tao XieDr. Tao Xie

Research Interests: High Performance Computing, Storage Systems, Cluster and Grid Computing, Parallel Processing, Distributed Systems, Real-time/Embedded Systems, Dynamic Resource Management, and Performance Evaluation

Industry Experience: Microsoft Global Technical Engineering Center, Shanghai, China; Anhui Province Computing Center, Hefei, China

Office:  GMCS 544   Phone Number: 619-594-2014




Part Time Faculty


headshot of Peter BartoliPeter Bartoli

Office:  GMCS 564   Phone Number: 619-594-1700






Headshot of Cynthia ChieCyndi Chie

Office:  GMCS 564   Phone Number: 619-594-1700






Headshot of Jo Ann LaneDr. Jo Ann Lane

Research Interests: software engineering, system of systems engineering, lean and agile development

Industry Experience: Over 25 years of system and software development in the areas of surveillance, command and control, communications, healthcare, and enterprise-wide integration

Office:  GMCS 564   Phone Number: 619-594-1700




Headshot of Guy LeonardGuy Leonard

Office:  GMCS 540   Phone Number: 619-594-1668





Headshot of Scott LindeneauScott Lindeneau

Office:  GMCS 562   Phone Number: 619-594-1694





Headshot of Steve PriceSteve Price

Research Interests: Visualization of Big Data, Data Analytics, Gameification, Game Theory, Video Game Design, Graph Theory, Software Engineering, and Computer Security

Industry Experience: Over thirty years experience managing medium to large projects in the commercial, health care and academic sectors

Office:  GMCS 564   Phone Number: 619-594-1700




Headshot of Mary ThomasDr. Mary Thomas

Research Interests: Computational science, parallel computing, Web programming, cyberinfrastructure, advanced computational environments that support high-end scientific applications

Industry Experience: Broad range of experimental research and development that includes working on projects for the government (National Science Foundation, Department of Energy), national labs( San Diego Supercomputer Center, Oak Ridge National Labs, Los Alamos National Labs), and private companies (General Atomics, Motoralla). Research projects include: parallel ocean models; science gateway and science portal development; high energy laser diagnostics and development; and high temperature plasma fusion research.

Office:  GMCS 562   Phone Number: 619-594-1694




Teaching Associates

Shawn Healey

Office:  GMCS 540   Phone Number: 619-594-1668

Email:  healey@rohan.sdsu.edu




Emeritus Faculty


Headshot of Kasi AnanthaDr. Kasi Anantha






Dr. Sara Baase-Mayers



Headshot of John DonaldDr. John Donald






Dr. Edmund Deaton


Dr. Richard Hagar



Headshot of Nenad MarovacDr. Nenad Marovac

Office: GMCS 533 Phone Number: 619-594-4345




Headshot of Kris StewartDr. Kris Stewart






Headshot of Vernor VingeDr. Vernor Vinge








Headshot of Amy JensenAmy Jensen

Department Coordinator

Office: GMCS 413  Phone Number: 619-594-1931




Dennis Conte

Office: GMCS 413   Phone Number: 619-594-6192

Email: dconte@mail.sdsu.edu