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Faculty

Faculty

Rafiul Hassan

Rafiul Hassan

Associate Professor of Computer Science and Curriculum Development Specialist

  • Education

    Ph.D., University of Melbourne, 2007
    B.Eng., Shah Jalal University of Science and Technology, 1998
  • Bio

    Dr. Hassan received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Software Engineering in 2007 from the University of Melbourne. He worked at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals for more than 10 years as a full-time faculty member before coming to UMPI. He is an expert in machine learning and data science with applications to biomedical, financial and reservoir engineering, network security, and big data analysis. He has 3 U.S. patents, another U.S. patent submitted, and has authored many journal and conference papers. He’ll be working to secure accreditation for the UMPI Computer Science program with ABET (the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.).

  • Areas of Expertise

    Machine Learning Data Science Network Security Big Data Analysis

  • Scholarly Activities

    • COVID-19 – Outburst prediction: Developed an automated computational system to predict the total number of expected COVID-19 patients tomorrow/next week/next month.
    • COVID19 diagnosis from CT-Scan/X-ray
    • Breast Cancer diagnosis/prognosis
    • Protein/gene identification for drug discovery
    • Stock price prediction
    • Big data analysis and knowledge discovery: Developed a number of computational methods to analyze big data and extract knowledge that are important for efficient management of a business/company (e.g., prediction of good customer of a bank)
Fred Strickland

Fred Strickland

Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity and Computer Science

  • Education

    B.A., Stetson University
    M.A., Central Michigan University
    B.S., University of Maryland at College Park
    M.S., Troy State University
    Ph.D., Auburn University
Chunzeng Wang

Chunzeng Wang

Professor of Earth and Environmental Studies

  • Education

    B.S., Guilin Institue of Technology, 1984
    M.S., China University of Geosciences, 1989
    M.Phi., City University of New York, 2000
    Ph.D., City University of New York, 2001