Amani Altarawneh / Computer Science Scholar
Phone: (970) 491-7742
Office: Computer Science Building 342

My primary interests are in cybersecurity, blockchain, IoT and smart cities, and parallel and distributed systems. I have worked on projects that produced innovative techniques to evaluate security for blockchain systems and IoT and smart cities applications.

Chuck Anderson / Professor
Phone: (970) 491-7491
Office: Computer Science Building 444

Artificial Intelligence, Reinforcement Learning, Neural Networks, Graphics

Jack Applin / Special Instructor
Phone: (970) 491-1140
Office: Computer Science Building 246

Asa Ben-Hur / Professor
Phone: (970) 491-4068
Office: Computer Science Building 448

Bioinformatics, Machine Learning

Ross Beveridge / Professor
Phone: (970) 491-5877
Office: Computer Science Building 348

Computer Vision, Model Matching, Sensor Fusion, Visual Feature Extraction, Local Search Optimization

James Bieman / Professor Emeritus (Joint Appointment Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Phone: (970) 491-7096
Office: Computer Science Building 462

Software Engineering, Software Metrics and Measurement, Object-oriented Software, Software Design and Testing

Nathaniel Blanchard / Assistant Professor in Data Science
Phone: (970) 492-4213
Office: Computer Science Building 366

My research interests broadly cover machine learning and artificial intelligence applications. I work with several data modalities including computer vision, audio/text, and human-centric data such as fMRI, eye-gaze, and physiology. I have researched applications for student learners, teachers in classrooms, generalized AI, athlete injury prevention, and sentiment analysis.

Megan Brice / Graduate Advisor
Phone: (970) 491-8256
Office: Computer Science Building 252

Kim Chacon / Accounting Technician III
Phone: (970) 491-7327
Office: Computer Science Building 266

Abhimanyu Chawla / Systems Administrator
Phone: (970) 491-0460
Office: Computer Science Building 478

Elisa Cundiff / Academic Success Coordinator
Phone: (970) 491-3739
Office: Computer Science Building 262

I am a graduate of the UWC of Hong Kong and NYU. In 2014 I was honored by the National Science Foundation at the White House as one of the “100 SuperStar Computer Science instructors” in the United States. I spent 2017 on a fellowship studying high performing low-income schools across the US.

Amanda Denstedt / Research Coordinator
Phone: (970) 491-5341
Office: Computer Science Building 264

Kelsey Dockendorff / Academic Success Coordinator
Phone: (970) 491-4191
Office: Computer Science Building 272

Bruce Draper / Professor
Phone: (970) 491-7873
Office: Computer Science Building 442

My research is in computer vision and machine learning, and specifically, developing techniques for visually recognizing people, their gestures, and their actions, and for applying these recognition techniques to complex systems of interacting people and machines. I also hold an appointment in the Molecular, Cellular and Integrated Neuroscience (MCIN) program.

Joe Gersch / Special Assistant Professor
Phone: (970) 492-4003
Office: Computer Science Building 464

My area of specialty is systems security and advanced networking. My current research is in blockchain and applying AI anomaly detection to network security. I am also the President of Invykta LLC, a cyber-security consulting company. I was previously President and CEO of Secure64 Software Corporation and spent 24 years in R&D and Marketing at Hewlett Packard.

Sudipto Ghosh / Professor
Phone: (970) 491-4608
Office: Computer Science Building 468

My research interests are in the areas of modeling and testing software in the object-oriented, aspect-oriented, and component-based paradigms. I serve on the editorial boards of prominent technical publications, co-chair major conferences in the field, and am a member of the ACM and Senior Member of the IEEE.

Dale Grit / Associate Professor Emeritus

Distributed Evaluation of Functional Programs

Paul Hansen / Systems Administrator
Phone: (970) 491-6388
Office: Computer Science Building 472

Bess Hewitt / Academic Success Coordinator
Phone: (970) 491-5944
Office: Computer Science Building 258

Anura Jayasumana / Professor (Joint Appointment Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Phone: (970) 491-7855
Office: Engineering C201D

Communication Networks and Protocols, Design Testing of Digital Systems

Michael Kirby / Professor (Joint Appointment Department of Mathematics)
Phone: (970) 491-6850
Office: Weber 211

Computational and Applied Mathematics, Optimization and Mathematical Modeling

Lisa Knebl / Communications Coordinator
Phone: (970) 491-7993
Office: Computer Science Building 260

Nikhil Krishnaswamy / Assistant Professor
Phone: (970) 491-3267
Office: Computer Science Building 362

My research lies at the intersection of Computational Linguistics/Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Embodied Cognition. I use simulation and multimodal methods to research human language understanding, communication, and reasoning in a computational context.

Albert Lionelle / Instructor and Curriculum Specialist
Phone: (970) 491-6765
Office: Computer Science Building 274

Yashwant Malaiya / Professor
Phone: (970) 491-7031
Office: Computer Science Building 356

My research interests cover several key areas in reliable and secure computing. I work on topics that include vulnerability discovery, security risks and economics, software reliability, test effectiveness, impact of testing on reliability, fault modeling, and fault tolerance.

Dave Matthews / Special Instructor
Phone: (970) 491-4193
Office: Computer Science Building 244

I teach undergraduate courses in the Department of Computer Science and joined the faculty after 37 years in industry, primarily at HP in software R&D. My experience includes projects in languages, software engineering, networking, network management, user experience, and databases. I received my M.S. in computer science from CSU in 2013.

Ross McConnell / Associate Professor (Joint Appointment Department of Mathematics)
Phone: (970) 491-7524
Office: Computer Science Building 466

My research is on efficient algorithms for combinatorial problems. I am especially interested in recursive decompositions of arbitrary graphs and digraphs, algorithms for classes of graphs that are subclasses of the class of perfect graphs, and classes of graphs that have geometric representations.

Marcia Moraes / Computer Science Scholar
Phone: (970) 491-3027
Office: Computer Science Building 456

My research interests are in learning analytics, technology enhanced teaching and learning, computer science education, and distance learning. I am particularly interested in developing innovative applications and methods that improve learning and teaching.

Francisco Ortega / Assistant Professor
Phone: (970) 491-7445
Office: Computer Science Building 360

My main research area focuses on improving user interaction by eliciting (hand and full-body) gesture sets by user elicitation, developing interactive gesture-recognition algorithms, multimodal user interaction for virtual and augmented reality, and how to increase interest in computer science for non-CS, entry-level college students.

Sangmi Pallickara / Associate Professor
Phone: (970) 492-4153
Office: Computer Science Building 374

My research interests are in the area of Big Data for the sciences, with an emphasis on issues related to predictive analytics, storage, retrievals, and metadata management. The research crosscuts data science and data engineering especially in the context of voluminous, high-velocity data. Software produced by my group has been deployed in agricultural sciences, environmental monitoring, epidemiology, and meteorology.

Shrideep Pallickara / Professor
Phone: (970) 492-4209
Office: Computer Science Building 364

My research interests are broadly in cloud computing, big data, and analytics with a focus on using machine learning, probabilistic, and statistical techniques to address scaling, autonomy, and tractability issues. These efforts target processing, routing, storing, and mining data streams generated by networked sensors, observational equipment, and programs.

Craig Partridge / Professor & Department Chair
Phone: (970) 491-6633
Office: Computer Science Building 270

My research focuses on data networking. Any problem that involves moving bits, bytes, packets, chunks, files, or another abstraction between two machines is of interest to me. Much of my recent work has been in wireless networks. As department chair, I am working to improve the diversity of our student body and to expand our industry partnerships.

Sudeep Pasricha / Professor (Joint Appointment Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Phone: (970) 491-0254
Office: Engineering B119

My research broadly focuses on software algorithms, hardware architectures, and hardware-software co-design for energy-efficient, fault-resilient, real-time, and secure computing. These efforts target multiscale computing platforms, including embedded and Internet of Things (IoT) systems, cyber-physical systems, mobile devices, and datacenters.

Jean Peccoud / Professor (Joint Appointment Chemical & Biological Engineering)
Phone: (970) 491-2482
Office: Scott Bioengineering Building 356A

Louisnoel Pouchet / Associate Professor (Joint Appointment Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Phone: (970) 491-6439
Office: Computer Science Building 346

Optimizing Compilers, Parallel and Distributed Systems, High Performance Computing

Vinayak Prabhu / Assistant Professor
Phone: (970) 491-4192
Office: Computer Science Building 446

Cyber-physical Systems, Formal Methods, Hybrid Systems, Verification and Control

Sanjay Rajopadhye / Professor (Joint Appointment Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Phone: (970) 491-7323
Office: Computer Science Building 340

Parallel Computing, Computer Architecture, Application Specific VLSI Processors, Embedded Systems

Indrajit Ray / Professor
Phone: (970) 491-7097
Office: Computer Science Building 344

Database Systems, Transaction Processing and Workflow Systems, Computer and Network Security, Security Protocols, E-commerce Protocols

Indrakshi Ray / Professor
Phone: (970) 491-7986
Office: Computer Science Building 440

Database Systems, Formal Methods, Computer Security, E-commerce Protocols

Benjamin Say / Instructor
Phone: (970) 491-4197
Office: Computer Science Building 256

Phil Sharp / Instructor
Office: Computer Science Building 248

HJ Siegel / Professor Emeritus (Joint Appointment Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Phone: (970) 491-7982
Office: Engineering B115

Distributed and Heterogeneous Computing, Parallel Processing, Architectures and Algorithms, Networks

Fritz Sieker / Instructor
Phone: (970) 491-4197
Office: Computer Science Building 256

Wendy Stevenson / CS Administrative Assistant/Assistant to the Chair
Phone: (970) 491-5862
Office: Computer Science Building 276

Wayne Trzyna / Systems & Network Administrator
Phone: (970) 491-1057
Office: Computer Science Building 474

Russell Wakefield / Instructor
Phone: (970) 491-2090
Office: Computer Science Building 240

L Whitley / Professor
Phone: (970) 491-5373
Office: Computer Science Building 462

Artificial Intelligence, Genetic Algorithms, Machine Learning

Jen Zimmerman / Office Manager
Phone: (970) 491-5848
Office: Computer Science Building 278


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ARIEL BOWDEN / Student Staff Assistant
Email:      Phone: (970) 491-5792      Office: Computer Science Building 278

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FAITH KELLY / Student Staff Assistant
Email:      Phone: (970) 491-5792      Office: Computer Science Building 278

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ANN KRAUS / Student Staff Assistant
Email:      Phone: (970) 491-5792      Office: Computer Science Building 278

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BRENNA PAVEY / Student Staff Assistant
Email:      Phone: (970) 491-5792      Office: Computer Science Building 278

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SHERIDAN REED / Student Staff Assistant
Email:      Phone: (970) 491-5792      Office: Computer Science Building 278


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In Memoriam

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Professor Emeritus
In Memoriam