Since joining UNR, I have worked on research projects funded by federal agencies (NSF, NASA, DoD-ONR) as well as the local industry (Bally Technologies, General Electric, PC Doctor). I have advised many PhD, Master, and undergraduate students. I have created several new courses, both graduate and undergraduate, and taught the capstone courses Software Engineering and Senior Projects in Computer Science and Engineering. At UNR I received several awards, including the 2005 UNR College of Engineering’s Lemelson Award for Innovation in Teaching and Research, the 2009 Nevada Center for Entrepreneurship’s Faculty Advisor Award, the 2011 UNR Outstanding Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor Award, the 2011 UNR Donald Tibbitts Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award, and the 2014 CoEN Faculty Excellence Award.
My main research interests are in Software Engineering (in particular, software for scientific and interdisciplinary research, requirements specification, software environments, and software systems) and Human-Computer Interaction (user interface design, virtual environments, and simulation environments). Other interests include Data Science and Computer-Aided Education.
The following may provide additional details on my research:
In Spring 2021 I teach CS 420/620 Human-Computer Interaction (details will be made available shortly on UNR Web Campus).
Information about other courses that I taught in the past as well as on courses that I will teach next semester can be found here:
In 2015-2016 I was chair or member of the following committees:
Chair of the Undergraduate Committee of the Computer Science and Engineering Department Member of the Differential Fee Committee, Computer Science and Engineering Department
Member of the Web Committee, Computer Science and Engineering Department
Member of the College of Engineering’s Core Curriculum Committee
Member of the UNR Outstanding Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor Award panel
Other Professional Activities
Keynote speaker, JCC-2015, Santiago de Chile, Chile, November 9-13, 2015.
Keynote speaker, World Usability Day, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Chile, November 13, 2015.
Technical Program Committee member, CATA-2016, Las Vegas, NV, April 4-6, 2016.
Technical Program Committee member, CSEDU-2016, Rome, Italy, April 21-23, 2016.
Technical Program Committee senior member, CTS-2016, Orlando, FL, October 31 - November 4, 2016.
Technical Program Committee member, HPCS-2016, Innsbruck, Austria, July 18-22, 2016.
Technical Program Committee member, ICSOFT-2016 (PT), Lisbon, Portugal, July 24-26, 2016.
Technical Program Committee member, CAINE-2016, Denver, CO, September 26-28, 2016.
Program Co-Chair and Technical Program Committee member, SEDE-2016, Denver, CO, September 26-28, 2016.
Technical Program Committee member, ICSAI-2016, Shanghai, China, November 19-21, 2016.
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