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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
    Thomas Capaul
    Senior Lecturer in Computer Science
    CEB 303
    Phone: 509.359.7092
    Fax: 509.359.2215
    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, Senior Capstone, Secure Coding Principles, .Net Programming in C#

    Areas of Interest:

    Programming Languages, Algorithms, Web Development

  • Brian A. Kamp
    Brian A. Kamp
    Senior Lecturer in Computer Science
    CEB 119A
    Phone: 509.359.4292
    Fax: 509.359.2215
    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, Introduction to Programming, Programming Principles I

    Areas of Interest:

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

  • Kosuke Imamura, PhD
    Kosuke Imamura, PhD
    Professor of Computer Science
    CEB 307
    Phone: 509.359.2801
    Fax: 509.359.2215
    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
    Rob Lemelin
    Senior Lecturer in Computer Science
    CEB 311
    Phone: 509.359.6016
    Fax: 509.359.2215
    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, Introduction to Programming

    Areas of Interest:

    Office Applications, Web Development

  • Dan Li, PhD
    Dan Li, PhD
    Associate Professor of Computer Science
    CEB 314
    Phone: 509.359.4373
    Fax: 509.359.2215

     

    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

  • Eric Nielsen
    Eric Nielsen
    Lecturer in Computer Literacy
    CEB 313
    Phone: 509.359.6907
    Fax: 509.359.2215

    Education

    MS in Computer Science Candidate, Eastern Washington University
    BS in Hospitality & Tourism, IT Minor, Brigham Young University , 2010

    Courses:

    Computer Literacy

    Areas of Interest: 

    Office Applications, Web Development

     

  • Chris Peters
    Chris Peters
    Senior Lecturer in Computer Science
    CEB 306
    Phone: 509.359.4820
    Fax: 509.359.2215
    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, Relational Database Systems, .Net Web Application Development, Senior Project, Senior Capstone

    Areas of Interest:

    Geographic Information Systems, Mobile Computing

  • Paul Schimpf, PhD
    Paul Schimpf, PhD
    Professor of Computer Science
    CEB 311
    Phone: 509.359.6908
    Fax: 509.359.2215
    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
    Steve Simmons, PhD
    Professor Emeritus of Computer Science
    CEB 319F
    Phone: 509.358.2265
    Fax: 509.359.2215
    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
    Stu Steiner
    Senior Lecturer in Computer Science
    CEB 317
    Phone: 509.359.4296
    Fax: 509.359.2215
    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 Systems, 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

    Areas of Interest:

    Operating Systems, Web Programming

  • Dan Tappan, PhD
    Dan Tappan, PhD
    Associate Professor of Computer Science
    CEB 316
    Phone: 509.359.7093
    Fax: 509.359.2215
    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, Senior Project, Senior Capstone

    Areas of Interest:

    Software and hardware systems engineering, especially for aviation and military applications; modeling, simulation, visualization, and analysis; intelligent systems and artificial intelligence (knowledge representation, reasoning, machine learning); and engineering education

  • Yun Tian, PhD
    Yun Tian, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Computer Science
    CEB 304
    Phone: 509.359.6162
    Fax: 509.359.2215
    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, Parallel and Cloud Computing, GPU Computing

    Areas of Interest:

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

  • Carol Taylor, PhD
    Carol Taylor, PhD
    Associate Professor and Chair of Computer Science
    CEB 319A
    Phone: 509.359.6065
    Fax: 509.359.2215
    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
    Bojian Xu, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Computer Science
    CEB 309
    Phone: 509.359.2817
    Fax: 509.359.2215

    Education:

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

    Courses:

    Data Structures, 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

  • Shamima Yasmin
    Shamima Yasmin
    Assistant Professor of Computer Science
    CEB 315
    Phone: 509.359.4277
    Fax: 509.359.2215

    Education

    PhD in Computer Science, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 2010
    MS in Computer Science, University of New South Wales, 2004
    BSc in Civil Engineering, Bangladesh Univeristy of Engineering and Technology, 1995

    Courses:

    C & Unix, C++, Graphics, Haptics, Visualization 

    Areas of Interest:

    Graphics, Haptics, Visualization

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