(773) 442-6121
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Marcelo
O.
Sztainberg
Ph.D.
Professor; Department Chair
Computer Science
College of Business and Technology
(773) 442-5750
Expertise
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Multi-Agent Systems, Software Engineering.
Courses Taught
CS-334 Open Source Systems
CS-401 Software Engineering
CS-412 Web Application Development
CS-416 Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
Research Interests
Artificial Intelligence, Human Centered Design, Machine Learning, Medical Informatics.
Education

Ph.D. Stony Brook University

Additional Information

You might want to know: I love to travel, learning about other places, cultures and people.

Teaching interests: Artificial Intelligence, Informatics, Software Engineering

(773) 442-5750
Office Hours
Monday through Friday
Main Campus
Rachel Adler
Rachel
F.
Adler
Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Computer Science
College of Business and Technology
(773) 442-4710
Courses Taught
CS-108 Computer Science For All
CS-342 Introduction To Human Computer Interaction
CS-347 Mobile Application Development
CS-412 Web Application Development
CS-415 Design Of Data Base Systems
Research Interests
Human-Computer Interaction and Computer Science Education
Education

Ph.D. The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Additional Information

You might want to know: I enjoy biking, reading, and teaching my kids to code.

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Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-4710
Office Hours
N/A
Main Campus
Francisco Iacobelli
Francisco
Iacobelli
Ph.D.
Department Associate Chair; Associate Professor
Computer Science
College of Business and Technology
(773) 442-4728
Expertise
Natural Language Processing, Information filtering and HCI.
Courses Taught
CS-200 Programming I
CS 207 Programming II
CS-321 Server Side Web Dev.
CS-315 Modern Database Management
CS-342 Intro HCI- Human Computer Interaction
CS-347 Mobile Apps
CS-416 AI and Robotics
Research Interests
The intersection of human-computer interaction, cognitive psychology and artificial intelligence and health equity. Building smart interfaces for health care.
Education

PhD. Northwestern University, Chicago, Il

MSc. DePaul University, Chicago, Il 

Ingeniero Civil Informático, Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile

Additional Information

I like biking, swimming and playing guitar.

Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-4728
Office Hours
Tuesday: 1-4 p.m.
Wednesday: 4-6 p.m.
Main Campus
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Ahmed Ezzeldin
Khaled
Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Graduate Program Advisor
Computer Science
College of Business and Technology
(773) 442-4727
Courses Taught
CS-308 Operating Systems
CS-331 Computer Networks
CS-341 Parallel Computing and Distributed Systems
CS-349 Introduction to the Internet of Things
CS-415 Design of Database Systems
Research Interests
My research interests include Internet of Things (IoT), Applications for Smart Spaces, Mobile and Pervasive Computing, and Distributed Systems.
Education

Ph.D., University of Florida
M.S., Cairo University
B.S., Cairo University

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Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago , IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-4727
Office Hours
By appointment
Main Campus
Peter G. Kimmel
Peter
G.
Kimmel
Ph.D.
Professor
Computer Science
College of Business and Technology
(773) 442-4717
Expertise
Cryptography, Theoretical Computer Science
Courses Taught
CS-200 Programming Fundamentals
CS-201 Discrete Structures
CS-207 Object-Oriented Programming and Data Structures
CS-304 Data Structures
CS-324 Introduction to design of Algorithms
CS-325 Automata, Languages, and Theory of Computation
CS-355 Cryptography
CS-400 Discrete Modeling and Analysis
CS-404 Analysis of Algorithms
Research Interests
Complexity Theory, Communication Complexity, Algorithms
Education

Ph.D. University of Chicago

Additional Information

You might want to know: I love playing tennis and table tennis. Additionally, I square dance!

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Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-4717
Office Hours
N/A
Main Campus
Graciela Perera
Graciela
Perera
Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Computer Science
College of Business and Technology
(773) 442-4738
Expertise
Computer networks and protocols, distributed systems and applied security.
Courses Taught
CS-109 FYE The information Age: Its impact on Chicago's Culture
CS-323 Cyberlaw
CS-331 Computer Networks
CS-339 Fundamentals Of Information Technology Project Management
CS-355 Cryptography
CS-360 CyberSecurity
CS-460 Computer Security
Research Interests
Computer Science Education in Cybersecurity, Future Networks, Network Security attacks and defenses using experimentation.
Education

Ph.D., University of South Florida

Additional Information

You might want to know: I enjoy discovering about cultures and history, participating in community partnerships for empowering people of all types of backgrounds.

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Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-4738
Office Hours
N/A
El Centro
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Manar
Mohaisen
Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Computer Science
College of Business and Technology
(773) 442-4714
Courses Taught
CS-200 Programming
CS-207 Programming II
CS-360 Cybersecurity
Research Interests
System Security, Wireless Communications, Network Analysis
Education

Ph.D. Inha University, South Korea

Selected Publications
  • "Parallel Complex Quadrature Spatial Modulation," Applied Sciences, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 1-11, January 2021.
  • “On the performance of improved quadrature spatial modulation,” ETRI Journal, Wiley, vol. 42, no. 4, pp. 562-574, August 2020.
  • “Performance analysis and constellation design for the parallel quadrature spatial modulation,” Entropy, vol. 22, no. 8, pp. 1-18, July 2020.
  • "The network ROI: Concept, metrics, and measurement of social media returns (a Facebook experiment)," Internet Research, vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 631-652, May 2020.
  • “On the performance of the multiple active antenna spatial modulation with 3-dimensional constellation,” Applied Sciences, vol. 10, no. 11, pp. 1-14, May 2020.
  • “Assessing the effectiveness of pulsing denial of service attacks under realistic network synchronization assumptions,” Computer Networks, Elsevier, vol. 173, May 2020.
(773) 442-4714
Office Hours
Contact via email.
Main Campus
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Pericles
Prezas
Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Computer Science
College of Business and Technology
(773) 442-4725
Expertise
Systems (low level) programming, networks
Courses Taught
CS-301 Computer Organization
CS-331 Computer Networks
CS-345 Network Security
CS-442 Topics In Network Design
Research Interests
Microprocessor Design, Data Acquisition, Data Processing, DSP Programming.
Education

Ph. D. Illinois Institute of Technology

Additional Information

You might want to know: I like traveling and the design of radio amateur equipment.

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Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-4725
Office Hours
N/A
Main Campus
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Rachel
Trana
Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Computer Science
College of Business and Technology
(773) 442-4720
Expertise
Software Development
Bioinformatics
Machine Learning
Courses Taught
CS-200 Programming Fundamentals
CS-201 Discrete Structures
CS-207 Object-Oriented Programming and Data Structures
CS-321 Server-Side Web Development
CS-324 Introduction to the Design of Algorithms
CS-327 Computational Methods in Biology
CS-335 Artificial Intelligence
CS-412 Web Application Development
Research Interests
CS/Biology Interdisciplinary Research
Computer Science Education
AI/Data Science: Cyberbullying
Education

Ph.D. Northwestern University in Applied Mathematics

B.S. University of Arkansas at Monticello in Mathematics

Additional Information

You might want to know: I’ve run the Chicago marathon twice and I am a true crime podcast junkie.

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Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-4720
Office Hours
Please email
El Centro
Main Campus
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Xiwei
Wang
Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Computer Science
College of Business and Technology
(773) 442-4734
Courses Taught
CS-207 Programming II
CS-304 Data Structures
CS-324 Intro to the Design of Algorithms
CS-404 Analysis of Algorithms
CS-419 Informatics
CS-422 Intro to Data Mining
Research Interests
Data privacy and security, recommender systems, data mining, and machine learning.
Education

Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Kentucky
M.Eng., Computer Software and Theory, University of Science and Technology of China

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Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-4734
Office Hours
TBA
Main Campus
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James
Albright
M.S.
Instructor
Computer Science
College of Business and Technology
(773) 442-4720
Courses Taught
CS 339- Fundamentals Of Information Technology Project Management
CS 401- Software Engineering
CS-411 Professional Computing
CS-412 Web Application Development
CS-413 IT Project Management
CS-420 Object-Oriented Design
Research Interests
Software Engineering
Education

M.S. Computer Science Northern Illinois University

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5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-4720
Office Hours
N/A
Main Campus
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Mirza
Baig
M.S.
Instructor-Senior Systems Administrator
Computer Science
College of Business and Technology
(773) 442-4375
Courses Taught
CS-331 Computer Networks
Research Interests
Role of technology in teaching and learning environments to improve student learning outcome. Student's self-regulation and use of self-regulated learning strategies. Hybrid and online instruction delivery modes.
Education

M.S. Computer Science Northeastern Illinois University

Additional Information

You might want to know: I love to travel and motorcycle riding.

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5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-4375
Office Hours
Appointment via email
Main Campus
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Diego
Fernandez
M.S.
Instructor
Computer Science
College of Business and Technology
(773) 442-4720
Expertise
A senior software engineer with 18 years of experience in analysis, design, and implementation of distributed systems.
Courses Taught
CS-319 Writing Intensive Program: Fundamentals Of Software Engineering
Research Interests
Software Engineering, Software Architecture, Object Oriented Design.
Education

M.S. Sc. Nova Southeastern University

Additional Information

You might want to know: I love technology as a tool that makes our lives more efficient; the technology that adds value to our lives, and enables us to succeed.

LWH 3001
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-4720
Office Hours
N/A
Main Campus
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Michael
Kazarinov
Ph.D.
Instructor
Computer Science
College of Business and Technology
(773) 442-4720
Courses Taught
CS-201 Discrete Structures
CS-304 Data Structures
CS-324 Introduction to The Design of Algorithms
CS-417 Video Game Programming
CS-400 Discrete Modeling and Analysis
CS-420 Object-Oriented Design
Research Interests
tbd
Education

Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics Kharkov State University

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5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-4720
Office Hours
N/A
El Centro
Main Campus
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Freddy
A.
Porps
M.S.
Instructor, Peer Leader Program Coordinator
Computer Science
College of Business and Technology
(773) 442-4726
Courses Taught
CS 100- Computers And Society
CS-109 First Year Experience: The Information Age: Its Impact On Chicago's Culture
CS-200 Programming 1
CS-201 Discrete Structures
CS-207 Programming II
CS-300 Client Side Web Development
CS-301 Computer Organization with Assembly Language
CS-308 Operating Systems
Research Interests
Computer Science Education. Discrete Math, Programming, Operating Systems, Web Development.
Education

M.S. Computer Science at Northeastern Illinois University

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Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-4726
Office Hours
tbd
El Centro
Main Campus
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Kenneth
Sotak
Ph.D.
Instructor
Computer Science
College of Business and Technology
(773) 442-4720
Courses Taught
CS-200 Programming
CS-207 Programming
ICS-319 Writing Intensive Program: Fundamentals Of Software Engineering
ICS-321 Server Side Web Development
Research Interests
Teaching interests: Programming Fundamentals, Database Management, Web Development.
Education

Ph.D. Northwestern University

Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-4720
Office Hours
tbd
El Centro
Main Campus
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Cristina
Haidau
Ph.D.
Instructor
Computer Science
College of Business and Technology
Courses Taught
CS-201 Discrete Structures
CS-342 Introduction to HCI
CS-400 Discrete Modeling & Analysis
CS-419 Informatics
Research Interests
Partial Differential Equations, Digital Analytics, Analytics and Accessibility in Educational Technologies for Online Classes.

Education

Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Illinois at Chicago

 

Additional Information

You might want to know… I enjoy exploring problems with real-life implications and working with mathematical models for different physical systems. My practical knowledge comes from 15+ years of industry experience in analytics and data analysis. While math has always been my passion, analytics is very intriguing to me, especially as it is being used everywhere these days.

I am specifically interested in how analytics can be applied in education to improve the learning process for both students and instructors.
 

Office Hours
N/A
Main Campus
Philip Garofalo
Philip
Garofalo
M.S.
Instructor
Computer Science
College of Business and Technology
(773) 442-4720
Courses Taught
CS-301 Computer Organization
CS-308 Operating Systems
CS-347 Mobile Application Development
Research Interests
Teaching interests: Mobile Application Development, Operating Systems, Software Engineering
Education

M.S. DePaul University

Additional Information

You might want to know: Summers during college I worked at the Museum of Science and Industry and gave tours of the U-505 and Coal Mine exhibits.

(773) 442-4720
Office Hours
TBD
Main Campus
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Elizabeth
Iehl
M.S.
Instructor
Computer Science
College of Business and Technology
(773) 583-4050
Courses Taught
CS-100 Computers and Society
CS-109 First Year Experience
Research Interests
Teaching student to develop the skills to problem solving while learning new Technologies, including Applications software programs and crowdsourcing.
Education

M.S. NEIU 

Additional Information

I love to teach freshman students the courses that introduce them to computer sciences technology.

Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 583-4050
Office Hours
Main Campus
El Centro
Main Campus
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Kamran
Khan
M.S.
Instructor
Computer Science
College of Business and Technology
Courses Taught
CS-323 Cyberlaw
CS-360 Cybersecurity
Research Interests
I like to teach Cyberlaw, being a law graduate from overseas. Also, Computer Organization and Cyber Security are my favorites.
Education

M.S. Computer Science from Northeastern Illinois University

LL.B. University of Punjab, Lahore 

Background

Registered member of Punjab Bar Council, Lahore. As a licensed legal practitioner in Lahore Pakistan, I can serve as advocate or counsel in any legal matter over there. 

Additional Information

You might want to know when I find time to do something, I go on long drives, run antique operating systems like mainframe os, dos, NetWare, etc. and finding new restaurants to eat.

Office Hours
tbd
Main Campus
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Akkady
Tchaba
M.S.
Instructor; Computer Science Clubs Coordinator
Computer Science
College of Business and Technology
Courses Taught
CS-101 Creative Problem Solving
CS-200 Programming
CS-207 Programming II
CS-304 Data Structures
CS-315 Modern Database Management
CS-317 Event-Driven Programming
Research Interests
Teaching interests: Courses in Problem-Solving and Computational Thinking, Programming, Embedded Systems.
Education

M.S. in Computer Science, Northeastern Illinois University

Additional Information

You might want to know: If something doesn’t work, I fix it. If it works, I spend time learning how it works (that’s why I studied engineering). I like to watch soccer, travel, go on fishing trips and try new restaurants.

Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
tbd
Main Campus
NEIU logo
Yuhuda
Gutstein
M.S.
Instructor
Computer Science
College of Business and Technology
Courses Taught
CS-200 Programming I
CS-300 Client Side Web Development
Research Interests
tbd
Education

Illinois Institute of Technology (Bachelor of Architecture)

Northeastern Illinois University-M.S. in Computer Science

 

Office Hours
tbd
Main Campus
NEIU logo
Kristan
Beck
M.A.
Instructor
Computer Science
College of Business and Technology
Expertise
Teaching interests: Computer Science, Mathematics, Science
Courses Taught
CS-108 Computer Science For All
Research Interests
Computational Thinking/Computer Science in Elementary Education
Education

College and Degree: Loyola University BA

National Louis MAT in Education

DePaul University MSED Science 

NEIU/Computer Science Endorsement Coursework

University of Chicago/Mathematics Endorsement

 

Additional Information

You might want to know… that I swim on a masters swim team.

Office Hours
tbd
Main Campus
NEIU logo
Jonathan
Murfey
Instructor
Computer Science
College of Business and Technology
Courses Taught
CS-200 Programming I
CS-201 Discrete Structures
CS-304 Data Structures
CS-324 Introduction To The Design Of Algorithms
CS-355 Cryptography
Research Interests
n/a
Education

n/a

Office Hours
n/a
Main Campus
NEIU logo
Mark
Hatef
Instructor
Computer Science
College of Business and Technology
Courses Taught
CS-308 Operating Systems
CS-331 Computer Networks
CS-334 Open Source Systems
CS-360 Cyber Security
CS-408 Advanced Operating Systems
Research Interests
tbd
Education

DePaul University 

 

Office Hours
tbd
Main Campus
NEIU logo
Carol
Potaczek
J.D.
Instructor
Computer Science
College of Business and Technology
Courses Taught
CS-323 Cyberlaw
Research Interests
Teaching Interests: Cyberlaw, Jurisprudence, Legal Ethics
Education

J.D. Northern Illinois University

Additional Information

You might want to know: My undergrad degree was in Philosophy, and I trained for and briefly taught yoga.

 

Office Hours
TBD
Main Campus
NEIU logo
Alicia
Perez
B.S.
Student/Program Advisor
Computer Science
Education

BS Loyola University Chicago

5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
8:30-4:30 p.m.