Faculty - Computer Science


Computer Science Department Chair, Dr Gurminder Singh

Gurminder Singh is Professor and Chair of the Dept of Computer Science at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. In addition to excellence in research and teaching, he is championing technology transition and multidisciplinary research. Previously, he has successfully transitioned multiple research projects to industry and lead the formation of global start-ups. Dr Singh was the founder of the ACM Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST) conference in 1995; now held annually across the world. He was also a co-founder of the ACM User Interface Software and Technology (UIST), now the premier conference in its field. He has made lasting contributions to academic research by publishing in numerous conferences and journals, and by editing special issues of the prestigious computing journals: CACM, ACM Transactions on CHI, multiple issues of IEEE Multimedia, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, and Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds. Dr Singh is currently active in research in high-fidelity virtualization to support digital twins of networked computing systems and offensive cyber operations. 



Computer Science Faculty

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Bruce Allen
Faculty Associate Research
MS, Naval Postgraduate School, 2020
Research Interests: Distributed computing, digital forensics, AI, Cyber security, data visualization, GUI design.

Peter Ateshian
Lecturer & Faculty Research Associate
CS, ECE & SE Departments & Space Science Academic Group

Mikhail Auguston
Emeritus Professor
Ph.D., Glushkov Cybernetics Institute, 1983
Research Interests: Software Engineering, Programming Languages, Compiler Construction, Testing and Debugging Automation, Visual Programming, Computer Security. Author Publications List

Imre Balogh
Research Associate Professor, Director, MOVES Institute
MOVES Institute
Ph.D., New Mexico State University, 1993
Research Interests: Artificial Intelligence, Foundations of Modeling, Combat Modeling, Human Behavior Modeling, Agent Based Systems

Armon Barton
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington, 2018
Research Interests: Secure Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Anonymous Communications, Security and Privacy

Valdis Berzins
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Interests: Software Engineering, Computer Aided Design, Software Evolution and Merging, Specification Languages, Computer Languages, Program Synthesis and Verification, Knowledge ...Read More

Curtis Blais
Faculty Associate - Research
Naval Postgraduate School, 2018
Research interests: Interoperability, combat simulation, Semantic Web standards

Chris Darken
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Yale University, 1993
Research Interests: Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and human cognition and behavior models for simulations

Rudy Darken
DSc, George Washington University, 1995
Research Interests: Virtual environments, Human-computer interaction, Human factors, Training systems, Wireless mobile computing

Arijit Das
Faculty Associate Research
MS, University of Nevada, 1989
Research Interests: Mobile-Devices, Database, Big-Data, AI/ML, Analytics. Author Publications List

Cecelia Davis
Faculty Associate Research
Research Interests: Distance Learning for Cyber Security Certificate Programs, Scholarship for Service, and the NPS Naval Research Program. 

Duane Davis
Research Assistant Professor
PhD, Naval Postgraduate School, 2006
Research Interests: Swarm robotics, robotic ethics, object oriented design, artificial intelligence, and aerial robotic swarms. Author Publications List

Peter J. Denning
Director of the Cebrowski Institute and Distinguished Professor
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1968
Research Interests: Technology and transformation, Networking in network centric operations. Author Publications List

George Dinolt
Professor of the Practice Cyber Operations
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1971
Research Interests: Formal Methods, Computer Security. Author Publications List

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Doron Drusinsky
Ph.D., Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, 1988
My research interests are in several areas of computer science. In the past these included automata, run-time verification and execution-based model checking....Read More

Chris Eagle
Senior Lecturer
MS, Naval Postgraduate School, 1995
Research Interests: Computer Network Attack/Defense/Exploitation, Computer Forensics, Reverse Engineering. Author Publications List

John D. (JD) Fulp
Senior Lecturer
MS, Naval Postgraduate School, 1996
Research Interests: Implementation of Public Key Infrastructure, Design of Secure Networks. Author Publications List

Clay Greunke
Faculty Associate Researcher (MOVES)
MS, Naval Postgraduate School, 2015
Research Interests: Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and 3D Scanning

Michael Guerrero
Research Associate, Faculty (MOVES)
Master’s of Interactive Technology - Software Engineering SMU 2009, SMU 2009
Research Interests: Computer graphics, AI, game design. Author Publications List

Dr. Britta Hale
Assistant Professor
PhD, 2017, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Research Interests: Cryptographic Key Exchange and Authentication Protocols, Protocol Design and Analysis, Security Models, Data Authentication and Confidentiality, Group Messaging Security, IoT ...Read More

Eric Heine
Faculty Associate – Research
BS in Computer Science, UC Santa Cruz, 2004
Research Interests: Game design, User Interfaces

Ted Huffmire
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Computer Science, UC Santa Barbara, 2007
Research Interests: Computer Architecture, Computer Security, Quantum Computing

Cynthia Irvine
Distinguished Professor and Director, Center for Information Systems Security Studies and Research
Ph.D., Case Western University, 1975
Research Interests: Information Assurance, Multilevel Security, High Assurance Security Engineering, Network Security, Security Models, Distributed Systems Security, Security Requirements ...Read More

Erik Johnson
Faculty Associate – Research
BS Aviation Computer Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 1995
Research Interests: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Computer graphics, Software design

Mathias Kölsch
Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara, 2004
Research Interests: Computer Vision; Virtual & Augmented Reality, Video Analytics, Artificial Intelligence. Author Publications List

Joshua A. Kroll
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Princeton University, 2015
Research Interests: Trustworthy AI, Technology Governance, Systems Engineering, Privacy, Security, Accountability, Ethics, Computer Science and Law, Human Factors, Formal Methods, Data Science, Bias ...Read More

Ryan Lee
Faculty Associate - Research (MOVES)
Master of Interactive Technology in Digital Game Development (Art Creation focus), Southern Methodist University, 2010
Research Interests: Computer Graphics, Game Design, UX/UI

Luqi Luqi
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1986
Research Interests: Cyber Security, Risk Assessment, Cognitive Modeling, Runtime Monitoring, Cyber-Physical Systems, Autonomous Systems, Network & Communications Systems, Distributed Systems of ...Read More

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Michael McCarrin
Research Associate
M.S., Naval Postgraduate School, 2014
Research Interestes: Author Publications List

Patrick McClure
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. in Computational Neuroscience, University of Cambridge
Research Interests: Deep learning, particularly Bayesian deep learning, for computational neuroscience, Computer Vision, and Medical Imaging. 

Perry McDowell
Faculty Associate - Research
MS, Naval Postgraduate School, 1995
Research interests: Serious games, virtual/augmented/mixed/extended reality, training systems, advanced learning concepts.

Bret Michael
Ph.D., George Mason University, 1993
Research Interests: Artificial intelligence, Engineering trusted systems, and Technical, legal, and policy aspects of military operations in cyberspace. Author Publications List

Thuy Nguyen
Research Associate
B.A., University of California at San Diego, 1982
Research Interests: Secure Cyber-Physical Systems (industrial control systems (ICS), programmable system-on-chip (SoC FPGA) platforms, heavy-duty vehicle communications systems (SAE J1939)), Secure ...Read More

Marko Orescanin
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010
Research Interests Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Neural Networks, Embedded Systems. Author Publications List

Adam Pease
Associate Professor
Computer Science
Doctorate, Hong Kong Polytechnic U.,
Research Interests: Ontology, logic, automated theorem proving

Charles Prince
Research Associate
B.S., Oregon State University, 1993
Research Interests: Mobile Devices, Network, Security, Embedded Devices

Justin P. Rohrer
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2011
Research Interests: Mobile wireless networks, disruption-tolerant networks (DTNs), software-defined networks, network resilience and survivability. Author Publications List

Neil Rowe
Ph.D., Stanford University, 1983
Research Interests: Applied Artificial Intelligence. Author Publications List

Amela Sadagic
Research Associate Professor (MOVES) and Co-director of NPS Center for Additive Manufacturing
Computer Science
Ph.D., University College London (UCL), 1999
Research Interests: Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), human factors in VR/AR; multiuser collaborative environments; coupling and evaluation of emerging technologies in support of systems ...Read More

Alan Shaffer
Senior Lecturer, Academic Associate
Ph.D., Naval Postgraduate School, 2008
Research Interests: Security modeling of systems; high assurance system verification; formal methods analysis; network virtualization....Read More

Gurminder Singh
Department Chair, Professor, and Director of the Center for the Study of Mobile Devices and Communications
Ph.D., University of Alberta, 1989
Research Interests: Wireless Mobile Computing, Mobile Devices, Wireless Data Services. Author Publications List

Michael Thompson
Research Associate
B.S., Marquette University, 1981
Research Interests: Network security simulation based educational games, high assurance multilevel security, software vulnerability analysis tools. Author Publications List

Geoffrey Xie
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1996
Research Interests: Network design, configuration, analysis, and validation; Tactical and disruption tolerant networks; Secure handhelds and seamless mobility; Underwater acoustic networks Author Publications List