At NDNU, we take teaching seriously. Faculty members are evaluated on their abilities to teach, advise, and inspire students. The instructors teaching in the Computer and Information Science master’s program are both tenured faculty members with top academic and professional credentials and years of teaching experience as well as current professionals from the computer industry who bring substantial project management and the latest technological experience to the classroom. This mix of instructors is designed to offer you the very best preparation for a successful career in computer and information science.
Eugen Radian, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Prior to serving as the Department Chair of Mathematics and Computer Science for the past 10 years, Dr. Radian was the Director of the Computer Science Program at NDNU, where he organized and managed an Advisory Board of Bay Area executives and professionals for the Computer Science Program, connecting academia with the industry and enabling students’ participation in real-life projects. He entirely redesigned the Computer Science Program, being among the first to use Java in the introductory courses. Dr. Radian has taught a wide spectrum of courses in computer science, has supervised CIS student projects, and has served as a mentor and advisor for many students. Dr. Radian’s current research interests are in the areas of algorithms for portfolio management and financial market behavior.
John Youssefi, Ph.D.
Dr. Youssefi holds a Doctorate in Computer Science from Clemson University and has over 22 years of experience teaching a variety of courses in both undergraduate and graduate CIS programs as well as advising CIS students from diverse backgrounds and cultures. He has published many papers in journals and proceedings in parallel computations and parallel algorithms and has supervised many senior projects, implementing real applications that are instrumental for both students and the community.
Bahram Mahbod, Ph.D.
Dr. Mahbod holds a Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State University and has extensive experience teaching a variety of courses in both undergraduate and graduate programs as well as working with students from diverse backgrounds and cultures. He has over 20 years of enterprise and SaaS application development expertise, applying Agile-SDLC methodologies in the design and development of scalable, multi-tier, performance-critical online applications. Dr. Mahbod also has extensive management experience utilizing PMI best practices while aligning solutions with business strategy, measuring cost against value and monitoring risks and impacts to technology deployments.
Caroline Collins Budwell, Ph.D.
Dr. Budwell holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Nova Southeastern University. She has developed and taught a variety of Computer Science and Information Technology courses and also has over four years of online teaching experience. Her industry experience includes over seven years in an IT department of a large company.
David A. Ostrowski, Ph.D.
Dr. Ostrowski holds a Doctorate in Computer Science from Wayne State University and has over 25 years of industry experience in software development within many areas including real-time data acquisition and analytics. He has 15 years of experience teaching CIS curriculums at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Ostrowski also has over 30 refereed publications, two book chapters, numerous technical reports, and participates within several technical committees including IEEE TEC transactions, IEEE ICSC and IEEE ICIOS.
Jason Denton, Ph.D.
Dr. Jason Denton completed his graduate work at Colorado State University, focusing on Software Engineering for his Masters degree and Artificial Intelligence and Image understanding for his Doctoral studies. He has extensive experience in Software Engineering through his work at fortune 500 technology companies in Silicon Valley. In his past academic engagements he has developed and taught graduate-level courses in Software Engineering and he played a large part in establishing a Masters program in Software Engineering with online and distance learning components at a top tier university. His research interests include image understanding and combinatorial search.
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