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Graduate faculty teach at all levels and, generally, advise graduate students.  Note that some graduate faculty will only supervise Master’s level students, and some are professionals with specific expertise who will not advise graduate students.  Applicants to the graduate programs are advised to review faculty homepages and publications.

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Saeed Abdullah

E329 Westgate Building

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Assistant Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

  • Pervasive Health Technologies
  • mHealth
  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Human-Computer Interaction
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Guoray Cai

E321 Westgate Building

(814) 865-4448

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Associate Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

  • Geographical information science
  • Visual analytics
  • Online democracy and deliberation
  • Geocollaboration
  • Multimodal dialogue systems
Guoray Cai

John M. Carroll

E319 Westgate Building

(814) 863-2476

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Distinguished Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

  • Human-Centered Technology and Design
  • Community Innovation, Community Data, etc.
  • Health Informatics, Wellbeing
  • Mediated Participation and Coproduction
  • Minimalist Information, Scenario-Based Design
John Carroll

Chao-Hsien Chu

E327 Westgate Building

(814) 865-4446

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Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

  • Internet of Things / Smart Sensing
  • Healthcare Analytics / Smart Healthcare
  • Security Analytics, Digital Forensics, Penetration Testing
  • Data Sciences / Big Data Analytics
  • Operations and Technology Innovation
Chao-Hsien Chu

Fred Fonseca

E388 Westgate Building

(814) 867-4025

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Associate Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

  • Philosophy of Information
  • Ontology
  • GIS
  • Philosophical implications of Big Data

Peter Forster

E397G Westgate Building

(814) 863-8304

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Associate Teaching Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

  • Counterterrorism
  • Risk Management
  • National Security and Cybersecurity
  • Social Network Analysis

Nicklaus A. Giacobe

E333 Westgate Building

(814) 865-8233

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Assistant Teaching Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

  • Cybersecurity
  • Situation Awareness
  • Security Metrics
  • Cybersecurity Education
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C. Lee Giles

E350 Westgate Building

(814) 865-7884

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David Reese Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

  • Machine and Deep Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Text Processing and Knowledge Extraction
  • Information Retrieval and Web Search

Edward Glantz

E322 Westgate Building

(814) 865-3680

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Associate Teaching Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

  • Cybersecurity
  • Risk Analysis
  • Risk Identification
  • Small Business
  • Crisis Management
Edward J. Glantz, P.E.

Benjamin Hanrahan

E383 Westgate Building

(814) 863-8856

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Assistant Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

  • Human-Centered Design
  • Algorithmically Mediated Work
  • Work Practice
  • Personal Information Management
  • Knowledge Management
Ben Hanrahan

Steven Haynes

E358 Westgate Building

(814) 865-7886

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Associate Teaching Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

Steven Haynes

Vasant Honavar

E335 Westgate Building

(814) 865-3141

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Professor and Edward Frymoyer Chair of Information Sciences and Technology

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Science
  • Machine Learning
  • Bioinformatics
  • Health Informatics
Vasant Honavar

Dongwon Lee

E353 Westgate Building

(814) 865-0687

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Associate Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

  • Data Science
  • Fraud Informatics
  • Computational Social Science
  • Human Computation
Dongwon Lee

Zhenhui (Jessie) Li

E331 Westgate Building

(814) 863-6317

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Associate Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

  • Data Mining
  • Big Data

Peng Liu

E330 Westgate Building

(814) 863-0641

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Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

  • Computer Security
  • Building Secure Software Systems
  • Secure Internet of Things
  • Apply Deep Learning to Systems Security
  • Cyber Situational Awareness
Peng Liu

Carleen Maitland

E390 Westgate Building

(814) 863-0640

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Associate Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

  • Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICTD)
  • Social Informatics
  • Organizational Informatics
  • ICTs for Marginalized communities
Carleen Maitland

Prasenjit Mitra

E372 Westgate Building

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Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

  • Database Systems
  • Semantic Web
  • Digital Libraries
  • Data Communications
  • Computer Networks
Prasenjit Mitra

Rosalie Ocker

E391 Westgate Building

(814) 863-8851

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Associate Teaching Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Agility
  • Global teams / Teams
  • Technology Mediated Communication
Rosalie Ocker

David Reitter

E313 Westgate Building

(814) 867-3159

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Assistant Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

  • Cognitive Science
  • Computational Cognition
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Language
  • Decision-making
David Reitter

Frank Ritter

E309 Westgate Building

(814) 865-4453

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Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

  • Cognitive Modelling
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Cognitive Architecture
  • Behavioural Moderators
  • Computer-Based Tutoring
Frank Ritter

Mary Beth Rosson

E397F Westgate Building

(814) 863-3450

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Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

  • Human-Centered Design
  • Technology-Mediated Education
  • Community Informatics
  • Computational Thinking
Mary Beth Rosson

Andrew Sears

E397D Westgate Building

(814) 865-3528

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Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

Andrew Sears

Don Shemanski

E384 Westgate Building

(814) 867-2834

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Professor of Practice of Information Sciences and Technology

  • Homeland Security & Counterterrorism
  • Intelligence Analysis
  • Privacy Law & Policy

Linhai Song

E369 Westgate Building

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Assistant Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

  • Software Engineering
  • System
  • Security
  • Programming Languages

Anna Squicciarini

E326 Westgate Building

(814) 863-7614

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Associate Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

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Andrea Tapia

E325 Westgate Building

(814) 865-1524

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Associate Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

  • Crisis and Disaster Informatics
  • Community and Civic Informatics
  • Citizen Science and Crowdsourced Informatics
  • Social Media and Social Data Analytics
  • Social Theories and Social Methods of Information
Andrea Tapia

James Z. Wang

E354 Westgate Building

(814) 865-7889

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Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

  • Multimedia Big Data
  • Biomedical Imaging Informatics
  • Affective Computing
  • Weather Big Data
  • Visual Arts and Photography
James Wang

Dinghao Wu

E355 Westgate Building

(814) 867-3612

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Associate Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

  • Cybersecurity
  • Software Systems
  • Programming Languages
  • Software Engineering
Dinghao Wu

Xinyu Xing

E312 Westgate Building

(814) 863-0017

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Assistant Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

Xinyu Xing

Heng Xu

E324 Westgate Building

(814) 867-0469

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Associate Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

  • Privacy Informatics in Social Media
  • Adolescent Online Safety
  • Patient Privacy in Medical Practices
  • Fashion Analytics and Informatics
  • Statistical Modeling Approaches (e.g., structural equation modeling, multilevel analysis)

Lynette (Kvasny) Yarger

E381 Westgate Building

(814) 865-6458

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Associate Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

  • Social Informatics
  • Community Informatics
  • Critical Theory
  • Feminist Theory
  • Digital Inequality
Lynette Yarger

John Yen

E359 Westgate Building

(814) 865-6174

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Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning and Data Analytics
  • Health Informatics
  • Cognition and Neuroinformatics
  • Cyber Security
John Yen

Nan Zhang

E357 Westgate Building

(814) 863-9463

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Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

Xiang Zhang

E332 Westgate Building

(814) 865-7004

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Associate Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

  • Data Mining
  • Machine Learning
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Databases
  • Biomedical Informatics

Xiaolong (Luke) Zhang

E323 Westgate Building

(814) 863-9462

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Associate Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

  • Information Visualization/Visual Analytics
  • Gesture-based User Interaction
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Collaboration Systems
Xiaolong (Luke) Zhang

Zihan Zhou

E367 Westgate Building

(814) 865-8717

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Assistant Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

  • Computer Vision
  • Machine Learning
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Robotics
Zihan Zhou

Sencun Zhu

W370 Westgate Building

(814) 865-0995

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Associate Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

  • Mobile and wireless security
  • IoT security
  • Network and systems security
  • Software security
  • Online fraud detection
Sencun Zhu