CSE welcomes new faculty
CSE welcomes four new faculty members in 2008:
C. Titus Brown
C. Titus Brown has joined the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics as an assistant professor. He earned his PhD ('06) in developmental molecular biology from the California Institute of Technology. He received a BA ('97) in Mathematics from Reed College. Prior to joining MSU, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Caltech. Brown is a member of the Python Software Foundation and an active contributor to the open source software community. His research interests include computational biology, bioinformatics, open source software development, and software engineering.
Brown is director of the laboratory for Genomics, Evolution, and Development (GED) at Michigan State University. The lab combines computation with more traditional biological experiments in order to gain new insights into the field of biology. GED intersects with a number of fields, including developmental biology, molecular biology, bioinformatics, regulatory genomics, and metagenomics.
Yanni Sun will join the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in August as an assistant professor. Her PhD (’08) in computer science is from Washington University in St. Louis. She earned MS ('01) and BS ('98) degrees in computer science from Xi'an Jiaotong University. Sun's research interests are bioinformatics, computational biology, and developing algorithms and software to solve problems motivated by molecular biology. Her recent focus is efficient algorithms for discovering protein and noncoding RNA signals hidden in large-scale databases.
Yiying Tong has joined the Department of Computer Science and Engineering as an assistant professor. He earned his PhD ('04) in computer science from the University of Southern California. His MS and BS degrees in computer science were earned at Zhejiang University. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the California Institute of Technology and has been a research associate in the computer science and engineering department at Michigan State University this past year. His research uses geometric foundations and concepts to develop practical applications for areas such as medical imaging, visualization, biometrics, and medical simulation. His interests include computer animation, discrete differential geometry, and discrete geometric modeling.
Guoliang Xing will join the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in August as an assistant professor. He earned his DSc ('06) and MS ('03) in computer science from Washington University in St. Louis. He received a BS in electrical engineering and MS in computer science from Xi'an Jiaotong University in 1998 and 2001, respectively. Prior to joining MSU, he was an assistant professor of computer science at the City University of Hong Kong. His research interests include wireless sensor networks, mobile computing, and networked embedded systems.
(Date Posted: 2008-06-30)