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Faculty Archive

In the fall of 1985, the Department of Computer Science was established. The department emerged with its Bachelor of Science Computer Information Systems Major program from the former Bachelor of Arts Computer Science and Data Processing Minors programs, which were housed in the Department of Mathematics.

Two years later, in fall of 1987, the Department of Computer Science revised the program to offer a Bachelor of Science Computer Science Major. This new major offered three options: Software Design and Applications, Scientific Computing, and Information Systems, as well as a Computer Science Minor.

Over the years, the Department of Computer Science has grown and developed to expose computer science majors to a broad theoretical base while emphasizing the laboratory experience. In winter 2012, the department added a Computational Science Master’s Degree program. Under the computer science major, the department offers specific focuses that may be developed in many areas of computer science; examples include: software engineering, intelligent systems, computational science, computer graphics, visualization and computer vision, human-computer interaction, big data analytics, and cybersecurity. The Department of Computer Science now also has two minors to choose from, Applied Computer Science and Computer Science.

Below is a list of all Computer Science Faculty, past and present, whom have made all of the above possible today.
 

Faculty Archive Past to Present

Years at CWU Faculty Member / Years / Education Specialization Status
1959 - 1993 

Bernard Martin
B.A., M.Ed., Central Washington University
M.S., Ph.D., Oregon State University

Years with CS Dept: 1985 - 1993
CS Chairman: 1985 - 1987
 Mathematics, Languages Emeritus Professor of
Mathematics and Computer Science - Retired
1969 - 1993 

Calvin Gus Wilberg
B.S., M.S., Ohio State University
Ph.D., University of Washington

Years with CS Dept: 1985 - 1993

 Geography, Programing Langauges, and Information Systems
 
 Emeritus Professor of Computer Science and Geography - Retired
1970 - 1991 

Thomas Thelen
B.S., St. Johns University
Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Years with CS Dept: 1985 - 1991
 Computer Science Professor of Biology and Computer Science - Retired
 
1972 - 1996 

George Town
B.S., M.S., University of Wisconsin

Years with CS Dept: 1985 - 1996
CS Chairman: 1991 - 1994

 Systems Programming Emeritus Professor of Computer Science - Retired
1984 - Present 

Barry Donahue
BME.d., ME.d., Ed.D., Montana State University

Years with CS Dept: 1985 - 2001
CS Chairman: 1994 - 1998

 Formal Language Theory, Compiler Design, Software, Programming Language Theory
 
 Professor of Computer Science - Former
1985 - 1993 

Carl Steidley
B.A., M.S, California State University
Ph.D., University of Oregon at Northridge

Years with CS Dept: 1985 - 1993
CS Chairman: 1987 - 1991

 Architecture, Organization, and Hardware of Computers Professor of Computer Science - Retired
1988 - Present 

Lila Harper
Ph.D., English - University of Oregon

Years with CS Dept: 2000 - Present
 Technical Writing Senior Lecture of Computer Science and English
1994 - 2000 

Michelle Kidwell
Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington

Years with CS Dept: 1994 - 2000

 Parallel, GenParallel and Distributed Computing, Genetic Algorithms, Parallel Artificial Intelligenceetic Algorithms, Distributed Computing
 
 Assistant Professor of Computer Science - Left CWU
1994 - 2012 

Edward Gellenback
BBA, University of Texas
M.S., California State University, Chico
Ph.D., Oregon State University

Years with CS Dept: 1994 - 2012
Chairman - 1998 - 1999
 User Interface Design, Web Development, Software Engineering , Artificial Intelligence
 
 Emeritus Professor of Computer Science - Retired
1996 - 2008 

Grant Eastman
Ph.D., University of Utah

Years with CS Dept: 1998 - 2008
 Systems Design and Analysis, Networking, Computer Architecture
 
 Associate Professor of Computer Science - Retired
1998 - 2014
2015 - 2016
 

James Schwing
B.S., Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Ph.D., University of Utah

Years with CS Dept: 1998 - 2014
                    2015 - 2016
CS Chairman: 1999 - 2014
 Parallel Algorithms, User Interface Design, Computer Graphics, Computer Aided Design
 
 Emeritus Professor of Computer Science - Retired
1998 - Present 

Boris Kovalerchuk
M.S., Novosibirsk University
Ph.D., USSR Academy of Science

Years with CS Dept: 1998 - Present
 Artificial Intelligence, Simulation and Optimization, Computer Architecture
 
 Professor of Computer Science
2000 - 2003 

Isabelle Bichindaritz
Ph.D., University of Paris

Years with CS Dept: 2001 - 2003
 Artificial Intelligence, Knowledge Engineering, Case Based Reasoning, Medical Informatics
 
 Assistant Professor of Computer Science - Left CWU
2000 - 2010 

Diana Springer-Lund
B.S. C.S, Central Washington University
M.A., California School of Professional Psychology

Years with CS Dept: 2003 - 2010
   Senior Lecturer of Computer Science - Retired
2000 - 2013 

Robert Ota
MBA Marketing & Finance - University of Puget Sound

Years with CS Dept: 2000 - 2013
   Senior Lecturer of Computer Science - Retired
2003 - 2004 

Ritva Kinzel
MBA - Washington State University

Years with CS Dept: 2003 - 2004
   Lecturer of Computer Science - Left CWU
2004 - Present 

Razvan Andoine
B.S., M.S., University of Cluj-Napoca
Ph.D., University of Bucharest, Romania

Years with CS Dept: 2004 - Present
Interim CS Chairman: 2014 - 2015
 Neural Networks, Parallel and Distributed Computing, Computational Intelligence, Data Mining
 
 Professor of Computer Science
2007 - 2011
2014 - Present
 

Sarah Abdul-Wahid
B.S. C.S., Central Washington University
M.S., Idaho State University

Years with CS Dept: 2014 - Present
                    2007 - 2011
 Computational Chemistry, Bio-Inspired Parallel/Distributed Computing, Bioinformatics
 
 Lecturer of Computer Science
2008 - 2009 

Andreas Stefik
B.A., Central Washington University
M.A., Ph.D., Washington State University

Years with CS Dept: 2008 - 2009
 Database, Compiler Theory Lecturer of Computer Science - Left CWU
2010 - 2011 

Anthony Aaby
B.A., Mathematics Loma Linda University
M.A., Mathematics Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D., Computer Science The Pennsylvania State University

Years with CS Dept: 2010 - 2011
 Parallel and Distributed Computing 
Programming Languages 
Natural Language Processing
Theory of Programming 
Automated Reasoning
 
 Lecturer of Computer Science - Left CWU
2010 - 2011 

Frances Modave
Ph.D., Institute National Polytecnique

Years with CS Dept: 2010 - 2011
 Intelligent Systems, data analysis Assistant Professor of Computer Science - Left CWU
2011 - 2015 

John Anvik
Ph.D., University of British Columbia

Years with CS Dept: 2011 - 2015
Co-Interm CS Chair: 2014 - 2015
 Software Engineering, Machine Learning, Computer Suppored Collaborative Work
 
 Assistant Professor of Computer Science - Left CWU
2013 - 2015 

Filip Jagodzinski
Ph.D., Univeristy Mass Amherst

Years with CS Dept: 2013 - 2015
 Computational Structural Biology, Web/Server Software Engineering and Application Developer
 
 Assistant Professor of Computer Science - Left CWU
2012 - 2015


 

 

Holly Johnson
Ph.D., University of Illinois

Years with CS Dept: 2014 - 2015
 Social Informatics, HCI, Online Information Systems 

Professor of Computer Science - Left CWU
 

2013 - Present 

Edward Lulofs
Ph.D., University of California Irvine

Years with CS Dept: 2013 - Present
   Lecturer of Computer Science
2013 - Present

 

 

Tatiana Harrison
M.S.E.E., St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University

Years with CS Dept: 2013 - Present
   Lecturer of Computer Science
2000 - Present 

Aaron Montgomery
B.A., Pomona College;
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Years with CS Dept: 2015 - 2016
Interim CS Chairman: 2015 - 2016
 Database and Mathematices Professor of Mathematices
2015 - Present

   

 

Rosemary Salter
Ph.D., Cornell University

Years with CS Dept: 2015 - Present
   Lecturer of Computer Science
2015 - Present 

Donald Davendra
Ph.D., Tomas Bata University

Years with CS Dept: 2015 - Present
 Optimization, Evolutionary Algorithms, Manufacturing Systems, Chaos Control, Data Analytics
 
 Associate Professor of Computer Science
2015 - 2017 

Fabio Guerinoni
Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Years with CS Dept: 2015 - 2017
   Lecturer of Computer Science - Left CWU
2015 - 2016 

George Popescu
Ph.D., Rutgers University

Years with CS Dept: 2015 - 2016
   Senior Lecturer of Computer Science - Left CWU
2015 - Present 

Szilárd VAJDA
Ph.D., Henri Poincaré University

Years with CS Dept: 2015 - Present
 Machine Learning, Medical Image Processing, Document Analysis, Data Analytics
 
 Assistant Professor of Computer Science
2016 - Present 

Christos Graikos
Ph.D., University of South Wales

Years with CS Dept: 2016 - Present
CS Chairman - 2016 - Present
 Image/Video Processing, Analysis, Compression and Transmission Professor of Computer Science

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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