Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of Texas at El Paso
firstInitialLastname AT utep DOT edu
Phone: 747-5883

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I am an Assistant Professor of the Department of Computer Science at University of Texas at El Paso. I joined the department in Fall 2017. Before that, I was a Research Assistant Professor and the Assistant Director of CyberShare Center of Excellence at UTEP. My research interests include information storage and retrieval, data and information management, data analytics, and cyber-security.

I am currently hosting a research topic on using data analytics in digital education in Frontiers in ICT. If you are interested, please consider submitting a manuscript.

I graduated with a PhD from the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech. My thesis on integrating online community in information management systems was co-advised by Professors Clifford A. Shaffer and Edward A. Fox. I received my MS from Montana State University-Bozeman in Computer Science and BS from Shahjalal University of Science and Technology in Computer Science and Engineering.

Recent News

  • A short paper, Comprehensive Data Analytics for Threat Detection, was accepted in HICSS Symposium on Cybersecurity Big Data Analytics, January 2018.

  • An NSF IUSE proposal (Collaborative Research: Active Learning for Out-of-class Activities to Improve Student Success), in collaboration with the Winston-Salem State University, was awarded funding in Fall 2017, PI, $65,232.

  • Our paper on using disparate scholarly data to identify potential member for Interdisciplinary research groups was accepted at IEEE IRI 2017.

  • Our paper on using linked open data to connect disparate data sources was accepted in RUMOUR, a workshop held in conjunction with JCDL 2017.

  • SolyAgua students secured the First place at ERN 2017 video contest.

  • Christian Murga placed First in Poster Presentation on the Computer Science and Information Management section ERN 2017 Oral and Poster Presentation.