Computer Science
Computer Science

Faculty & Staff

Stephen Hartley Associate Professor & Chair hartley@rowan.edu ext 4806
Debra Coughlin Administrative Assistant coughlin@rowan.edu ext 4805
Ganesh Baliga Professor baliga@rowan.edu ext 3890
Seth Bergmann Associate Professor bergmann@rowan.edu ext 3197
Gabriela Hristescu Associate Professor hristescu@rowan.edu ext 3893
Vasil Hnatyshin Professor hnatyshin@rowan.edu ext 4758
Jennifer Kay Professor kay@rowan.edu ext 4593
Andrea Lobo Professor lobo@rowan.edu ext 3815
Jack Myers Instructor myersjac@rowan.edu ext 3278
Darren Provine Instructor kilroy@elvis.rowan.edu ext 3891
John Robinson Instructor robinsonj@rowan.edu ext 4778
Adrian Rusu Professor rusu@rowan.edu ext 3884
Jerome Spencer Instructor spencerj@rowan.edu ext 4732
Nancy Tinkham Assistant Professor nlt@elvis.rowan.edu ext 3869
Jianning Xu Professor xu@rowan.edu ext 3198

 

Ganesh Baliga, Professor; B. Tech., M. Tech., Indian Institute of Technology (Bombay); M.S., Ph.D., University of Delaware.

    Research Interests: Machine Learning, Artificial intelligence, Theoretical Computer Science, Algorithm design, Genetic algorithms, Computational Intractability, Approximation algorithms, Object Oriented software design and development, Mobile and Distributed computing .
    • Office: Robinson Computer Science Dept.
    • Phone: x3890
    • Email: baliga@rowan.edu
    • Courses Taught: Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Object Oriented Design, Advanced Object Oriented Design (graduate), CS Senior Project, Foundations of Computer Science, Data Structures and Algorithms, Operating Systems, Data Communications & Networking, Computer Science & Programming, Introduction to Programming. .

Seth Bergmann, Associate Professor; B.S., Rensselear Polytechnic Institute; M.S.E., University of Pennsylvania.

    Research Interests:Programming Language Design and Implementation, Data Locality in Sorting Algorithms.
    • Office: Robinson Computer Science Dept.
    • Phone: x3197
    • Email: bergmann@rowan.edu
    • Courses Taught: Computer Science & Programming, Web Programming, Intro to Programming, Principles of Software Engineering, Compiler Design, Principles of Digital Computers, Data Structures & Algorithms, Programming Languages, Computer Organization, Computer Architecture, Foundations of Computer Science, Senior Project, Computer Literacy, Programming in COBOL, Numerical Analysis.

Stephen Hartley, Associate Professor; B.A.(Mathematics), Washington College; MCS, PhD (computer science), University of Virginia.

    Research Interests:Computer science education, concurrent programming, operating systems.
    • Office: Robinson Computer Science Dept.
    • Phone: x3895
    • Email: hartley@elvis.rowan.edu
    • Courses Taught: Computer Science and Programming, Computers and Society, Operating Systems, Power Java, Senior Project, Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming.

Gabriela Hristescu, Gabriela Hristescu, Associate Professor; B.S., Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest; MS, Rutgers; PH.D, Rutgers.

    Research Interests:Data Mining, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Databases, Parallel and Distributed Computing, Artificial Intelligence.
    • Office: Robinson Computer Science Dept.
    • Phone: x3893
    • Email: hristescu@rowan.edu
    • Courses Taught: Advanced Database Systems: Theory and Programming(graduate), Database Systems: Theory and Programming, Computer Science, Senior Project, Data Structures and Algorithms, Data Structures for Enineers, Introduction to Object Oriented Programming, Computer Science & Programming.

Vasil Hnatyshin, Professor; B.S., Widener University ; MS, University of Delaware; PH.D, University of Delaware.

    Research Interests:Service Differentiation and Quality of Service in IP and Wireless networks, the Internet and TCP/IP Networks, Network Management, Simulation of Network Performance, Modeling and Simualtion using OPNET Software, Mobile ad hoc Networks (MANET), Routing in MANET, Wireless Technology, Computer and Network Security, Distributed Denial of Service Attacks, Security of TCP and IP prootocols, Distributed Systems, Intelligent Software Agents, Object-Oriented languages.
    • Office: Robinson Computer Science Dept.
    • Phone: x4758
    • Email: hnatyshin@rowan.edu
    • Courses Taught: Introduction to Programming, Introduction to Scientific Programming, Computer Science and Programming, Introduction to Object Oriented Programming, Object Oriented Programming and Data Abstraction, Data Strutures and Algorithms, Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Computer Organization, Data Communication and Computer Networks, TCP/IP and Internet Technologies, Network Security, Introduction to Modeling and Simulation, Independent Study (QoS support in IP Networks), Independent Study (GeoAODV, improving performance of AODV MANET routing protocol throught GPS coordinates).

Jennifer Kay, Professor; Ph.D(Computer Science), Carnegie Mellon University; M.S.(Computer Science) Carnegie Mellon; B.S.E.(Comp. Sci. & Engineering) University of Pennsylvania; B.A.(Math) University of Pennsylvania.

    Research Interests:Robotics, Educational Robotics, Human Computer Interaction, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science Education, Cryptography
    • Office: Robinson Computer Science Dept.
    • Phone: x4593
    • Email: kay@rowan.edu
    • Courses Taught: Computer Science & Programming, Data Structures, Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Robotics, Foundations of Computer Science, Introduction to Programming, Introduction to Scientific Programming, Introduction to Programming Using Robots, Introduction to Object Oriented Programming.

Andrea Lobo, Professor; B.S., University of Costa Rica; M.S. and Ph.D. (CIS), University of Delaware.

    Research Interests:Computer Networks, Network Protocols & Applications, Wireless Networks and Protocols (Mobile, Adhoc, Sensor, Personal), Network Performance Analysis, Systems Modeling & Simulation, Approximation Algorithms, Efficient Solvers for Intractable Problems, Algorithm Design and Analysis, Distributed Algorithms
    • Office: Robinson Computer Science Dept.
    • Phone: x3815
    • Email: lobo@rowan.edu
    • Courses Taught: Data Communications & Networking, Wireless Networks, Design & Analysis of Algorithms, Operating Systems, Object-Oriented Programming and Data Abstraction, Intro. to Object-Oriented Programming, Computer Science & Programming, Intro. to Programming. At other institutions: Graduate hybrid courses on Wireless Networks, Local Area Networks, and Computer Networks; Intro. to Computing, Databases

Jack Myers, Instructor; B.S., St. Joseph’s University; M.S., Rowan University.

    Research Interests: Enterprise Systems, Web Programming, Computer Science Education, Artificial Intelligence, Databases.
    • Office: Robinson Computer Science Dept.
    • Phone: x3278
    • Email: myersjac@rowan.edu
    • Courses Taught: Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming, Object-Oriented Programming and Data Abstraction; SharePoint; Business Objects; Computer Literacy, Web Programming.

Darren Provine, Instructor; B.S., University of Maryland-College Park; M.A., Rowan University.

    Research Interests:Human-Computer Interaction, Web Programming, Computer Science Education.
    • Office: Robinson Computer Science Dept.
    • Phone: x3891
    • Email: kilroy@elvis.rowan.edu
    • Courses Taught: Computer Literacy, Computing Environments, Computer Lab Techniques, Computer Organization, Data Structures for Engineers, Web Programming, Introduction to Programming, Introduction to Scientific Programming.

John Robinson , Instructor & Unix Systems Administrator; B.S., Rowan University; M.S., New Jersey Institute of Technology; Ed.D., Rowan University

    Research Interests: Computer Networking, Web/CGI Programming, Object-Oriented Design & Programming, Wireless Technology, Hardware Design/VHDL Programming, Mobile Application Development, Computer Science Education.
    • Office: Robinson Computer Science Dept.
    • Phone: x4778
    • Email: robinsonj@rowan.edu
    • Courses Taught: Computer Science & Programming, Introduction to Programming, Introduction to Scientific Programming, Computing Environments, Java for Object Oriented Programmers, Introduction to Android Programming Enterprise Computing I & II, Computer Organization, Principles of Digital Computers, Digital Design Lab, Computer Architecture, Embedded Systems Programming, Network Security, Database Systems Theory & Programming.

Adrian Rusu , Professor; B.S., M.S. University of Craiova, Romania; M.S., Ph.D. University at Buffalo.

    Research Interests: Simulation and Modeling, Systems Engineering, Software Engineering (Traditional, Real-Time, Safety-Critical, Agile), Computer Visualization (Information, Scientific), Computer Animation, Advanced Learning Technologies, Human-Computer Interaction, Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Edutainment, Digital Watermarking, Computer Science and Software Engineering Education.
    • Office: Robinson Computer Science Dept.
    • Phone: x3884
    • Email: rusu@rowan.edu
    • Courses Taught:Information Visualization, Software Engineering I, Software Engineering II, Software Engineering Laboratory, Computer Animation, Senior Project, Computer Graphics, Introduction to Computer Game Modeling, Game Design and Development, Computer Science and Programming, C++ for Java Programmers, Introduction to Programming, Introduction to Scientific Programming, Computing Environments, Algorithms and Data Structures, Database Systems.

Jerry Spencer, Professional Staff; Masters, Cornell University.

    Research Interests:N/A.
    • Office: Robinson Computer Science Dept.
    • Phone: x4732
    • Email: spencerj@rowan.edu
    • Courses Taught: Computer Literacy, Computing Environments, Computers & Society.

Nancy Tinkham, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Duke University; B.S.(Mathematics) Wheaton College.

    Research Interests:Artificial Intelligence, Theoretical Computer Science, Computer Science Education.
    • Office: Robinson Computer Science Dept #309.
    • Phone: x3869
    • Email: nlt@elvis.rowan.edu
    • Courses Taught: Artificial Intelligence, Theory of Computing, Programming Languages, Foundations of Computer Science, Programming in Ada, Data Structures, Computer Science & Programming, Introduction to Programming, Senior Project .

Jianning Xu, Professor; Ph.D and M.S., Stevens Institute of Technology; B.S. Harbin Institute of Technology, China.

    Research Interests:Computer Image Processing, Pattern Recognition, Mathematical Morphology.
    • Office: Robinson Computer Science Dept #306.
    • Phone: x3198
    • Email: xu@rowan.edu
    • Courses Taught: Computer Vision, Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Computer Organization, Computer Lab Techniques, Principle of Digital Computers, Computer Architecture, Foundations of Computer Science, Operating Systems, Computer Science & Programming, Data Structures, Computer Graphics, Compiler Design, Intro to Programming.