These talks are designed for our graduate students to get to know the faculty in the department. Each professor will give a short speech on what their specific area of expertise is on and what projects they have completed and what they have been working on currently.
Arno Puder is an Associate Professor at the San Francisco State University. Prior to his current position, he worked for AT&T Labs Research and Deutsche Telekom AG. His interests include middleware, ubiquitous computing, and applications for sensor networks. He is the founder of the Open Source project XMLVM, a byte-code level cross-compiler. Besides his academic work he is also involved with adding support for NFC to Firefox OS.
Dr. Ilmi Yoon is a Professor in the Computer Science Department at San Francisco State University. She earned both her MS and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science at the University of Southern California at Los Angeles in 1996 and 2000. Her focus was on "Web-based Remote Rendering using Image-Based Rendering Techniques." Her research relates to Gamification, Multiplayer Online Game, Interactive media, and Information and Visualization.
Rahul Singh is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at San Francisco State University and professor (by affiliation) at the Center for Discovery and Innovation in Parasitic Diseases, University of California, San Francisco. His technical interests are in computational drug discovery, bioinformatics, and multimedia information modeling and management. The primary thrusts of Dr. Singh's research activities lies in developing algorithmic techniques and computational infrastructure that are especially of value in curing the neglected diseases of humankind and in designing systems that can store, retrieve, and analyze information expressed through multiple correlated media. His efforts in education and teaching focus on training and developing the next generation of scientists and engineers who can conduct research and technology development at the interface of traditional sciences.
Bill Hsu works in high performance computing, interactive multimedia systems, and computer music. He builds tools, systems and installations in collaboration with scientists, designers and artists.
Jozo Dujmović was born in Dubrovnik, Croatia. He received the Dipl. Ing. degree in electronic and telecommunication engineering and the M.Sc. and Sc.D. degrees in computer engineering, all from the University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia. Since 1994, he has been a Professor of computer science with San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, USA, where he served as the Chair of the Computer Science Department from 1998 to 2002. His teaching and research activities are in the areas of soft computing, software metrics, and computer performance evaluation.