Joining Marquette University’s New Department of Computer Science

I’m excited to announce that starting in August 2019, I will be joining the faculty of the new Department of Computer Science at Marquette University. After over 10 years at UW-Milwaukee, I’m really looking forward to this new direction in my academic career.

Currently housed in the Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science at Marquette, the computer science faculty recently received approval to create an independent Department of Computer Science, launching in August 2019. This new Department of Computer Science will be centered around a vision to build a strong research and teaching environment for preparing innovation leaders to meet the computing challenges and demands of the 21st century.

I am really looking forward to contributing my research and teaching expertise in areas of digital privacy and data ethics to help the department fulfill its mission. 

I also look forward to potential collaborations across the Marquette Campus, including the Law School, the College of Communication’s digital media faculty, and the ethics faculty in the Department of Philosophy. Marquette’s leadership in the newly announced Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute provides another valuable opprotunity to contribute to the growing focus on data science in Milwaukee. And certainly, my strong commitment to service and public advocacy aligns with the broader mission and Jesuit values of Marquette University.

The Department offers a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science, and a professional terminal M.S. degree in Computing, with strong focus areas in data science, cyber security, and bioinformatics.

The Department will also be launching a revamped PhD in Computer Science, providing a flexible curriculum under an interdisciplinary “big tent” approach to computer science research. I look forward to welcoming doctoral students interested in data ethics, human-computer interaction, and related explorations into the ethical, legal, and social implications of computing and information technologies.

I will be joining 9 computer science faculty who are highly productive, nationally and internationally recognized scholars. The Department is also seeking two new assistant professors and a postdoctoral fellow in data science. Please join me in this new adventure!

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