CIS Faculty and Administration

Department Chair

Dr. Daniel Leeds

340A John Mulcahy Hall
Email: [email protected]

Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies (Rose Hill)
Dr. Ying Mao | JMH 336 | [email protected]

Assistant to the Chair for Undergrad Studies (Lincoln Center)
Dakota Hernandez | JMH 340 (RH) | [email protected]

Graduate Program Directors

Ph.D. in Computer Science
Dr. Damian Lyons | JMH 320 | dlyons (at)

M.S. in Computer Science
Dr. Gary Weiss | LL 610D | [email protected]

M.S. in Data Science
Dr. Yijun Zhao | LL 610E | [email protected]

M.S. in Cybersecurity
Dr. Thaier Hayajneh | LL 616A | [email protected]

Department Staff

Department Administrator
Palma A. Salerno | JMH 340 | [email protected]

System Administrator
Luis Torres | JMH 329 |  [email protected]

Lincoln Center Secretary
Eliane A. Victoria | LL 813 | 212-636-6310 | [email protected]

Full-Time Faculty

  • Assistant Professor
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    Degree: PhD in Computer Science, Stony Brook University
    Email: [email protected]
    Office: LL 610G (LC)
    Phone:  646-312-8766  
    Research Area(s): Bioinformatics, Machine Learning, Data Science.

  • Associate Professor
    Director, Fordham Dependable and Secure System Research and Education Lab
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    Email: [email protected]
    Office: JMH 334 (RH)
    Phone: 718-817-0582

    Research Areas: Dependability, Cyber Security, Big Data, Cloud Computing, and Internet of Things

  • Assistant Professor
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    Degree: PhD, New York University
    Email: jchen504 (at)
    Office: LL 610H (LC)
    Phone: 646-868-4173 
    Research Area(s): Game and Decision Theory for Cybersecurity, Secure and Resilient Socio-Cyber-Physical Systems, Optimization and Machine Learning for Complex Networked Systems

  • University Professor
    Founder Director, Fordham Center of Cybersecurity
    Program Director, MS in Cybersecurity
    Director of Cybersecurity Research and Education lab

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    Degree: PhD, University of Pittsburgh
    Email: [email protected]
    Office: LL 616A (LC)
    Phone: 212-636-7785
    Research Area(s): Applied Cryptography, Network Security and Privacy

  • Dakota Hernandez
    Email: [email protected]
    Office: JMH 340 (RH)

  • Clavius Distinguished Professor of Science and Professor of Computer and Information Science
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    Degree: PhD, University of Michigan
    Email: [email protected]
    Office: JMH 402A (RH)
    Phone: 718-817-4483
    Research Area(s): Interconnection networks for massively parallel computer systems, communication networks and VLSI designs, parallel algorithms and architectures, telecommunication network design and optimization, graph theory and combinatorial problems.

  • Lecturer
    Email: [email protected]
    Office: JMH 333 (RH)
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  • Associate Professor
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    Degree: PhD, Carnegie Mellon University
    Email: [email protected]
    Office: JMH 308A (RH)
    Phone: 718-817-5196
    Research Area(s): Computational principles of perception, statistical analysis of brain data, computer vision, machine learning

  • Associate Professor, Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies (Rose Hill)
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    Degree: PhD, Wright State University
    Email: [email protected]
    Office: JMH 402B (RH)
    Phone: 718-817-0505
    Research Area(s): Text Mining, Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, Ontology, Information Retrieval, Bioinformatics Analysis, Parallel and Distributed Computing

  • Lecturer
    Email:  [email protected]
    Office: JMH 328D (RH)
    Phone: 718-817-4482
    Research Areas: Expert on design of robust supply chain networks, pricing in supply chains and supply chain competition.

  • Professor
    Director of the Computer Science PhD program

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    Degree: PhD, University of Massachusetts
    Email: [email protected]
    Office: JMH 320 (RH)
    Phone: 718-817-4485
    Research Area(s): 

    Wide area visual navigation for robot teams. Formal analysis of software for robotic systems operating in unstructured environments. Integration of planning and reaction in robotic systems. Bioinspired robotics. 


  • Assistant Professor
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    Degree: Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Massachusetts Boston
    Email: [email protected]
    Office: JMH 336
    Phone: 718-817-5149
    Research Area(s): cloud computing, virtualization, resource management for machine learning algorithms, data-intensive systems, high-performance computing.

  • Associate Dean, Lincoln Center
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    Degree: PhD (Physics), University of California, Berkeley; MS (Computer Science), New York University
    Email: [email protected]
    Office: LL 821-A (LC)
    Phone: 212-636-6302
    Research Area(s): Accelerator-based mass spectrometry of radioisotopes, applied to archeology, geophysics and meteoritics. Scale-space and equation-error minimization approaches to problems in image reconstruction and solution of partial differential equations. Analysis of computer ethics issues.

  • Assistant Professor
    Degree: Ph.D., University of South Florida
    Email: [email protected]
    LL610C (LC)
    Research Area(s): Computer Networking and Networking Security, Secure and Resilient Software Defined Networking-Enabled Applications for Smart Cities, and Networked Emergency Response Systems.

  • Lecturer
    Email: [email protected]
    Office: JMH 340 (RH)

  • Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies (Lincoln Center)
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    Degree: PhD, Stevens Institute of Technology
    Email: [email protected]
    Office: LL 610-B (LC)
    Phone: 212-636-6332
    Research Area(s): Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Computational Complexity, Complexity of Algorithms, Theory of Computation.

  • Lecturer
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    Email: [email protected]
    Office: JMH 308A (RH)
    Phone: 718-817-0785

  • Professor
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    Degree: PhD, University of Pennsylvania
    Email: [email protected]
    Office: JMH 328 (RH)
    Phone: 718-817-4497
    Research Area(s): Parallel and Distributed Computing, Mobile Computing, and Networking.

  • Assistant Professor
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    Degree: PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology
    Email: [email protected]
    Office: LL 610H
    Research Areas: Trustworthy AI, Data Privacy, Responsible AI, Machine Learning, Data Mining

  • Professor in Computer Science
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    Degree: PhD, Rutgers University
    Email: [email protected]
    Office: LL 610D 
    Phone: 212-636-6337
    Research Area(s): Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data Mining.

  • Professor Emeritus
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    Degree: PhD, Carnegie-Mellon University
    Email: [email protected]
    Research Area(s): information-based complexity (the complexity of partial differential equations and integral equations).

  • Chair & Associate Professor
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    Degree: PhD, University of Massachusetts, 2007
    Email: [email protected]
    Office: JMH 340A (RH)
    Phone: 718-817-4484
    Research Area(s): computer networks and distributed systems.

  • Associate Professor and Program Director of M.S. in Data Science (MSDS)
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    Degree: PhD, Tufts University
    Email: [email protected]
    Office: LL 610E
    Phone: 212-636-7816
    Research Areas: Machine Learning, Data Mining, Statistical Pattern Recognition, Algorithms

  • Yiyin Zhou

    Assistant Professor

    Email: [email protected]
    Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus (Lowenstein 808C)


Adjunct and Affiliated Faculty

  • Alim Buksh
    Email: abuksh (at) 

    CSIRT Manager/Lead Incident Responder at Verizon. CISSP, GREM, Cloud + certified security specialist providing managed security service. Specialty includes security incident response; assessing, containing and eradicating threats and vulnerabilities. Experience in all realms of IT and industries, including Telecommunication, Pharmaceutical, Food & Beverage, Aviation and Chemical.

    Anthony Duhaime Candeias
    Email: aduhaimecandeias (at)

    Anthony is a Bronx native who has a passion for technology and information security. His specialty is in the attack life cycle of advanced persistent threats. He currently holds the position of Information Security Manager at the Ford Foundation. The Ford Foundation is an international non-profit which operates in 11 different countries and manages an endowment of 12 billion dollars. Anthony has held a number of positions in the Ford Foundation since joining in 2010. During this time, he has worked closely with the FBI and DHS investigating advanced persistent threats. Now he is responsible for the day to day Security Operations, Incident response and penetration testing of the organization.

    He has worked across a various number of industries providing information technology and security services. Anthony has previously worked for Goldman Sachs, Fordham University and New York City Department of Education.

    During his time as an Adjunct Professor at Fordham University he has taught the following courses: Cyber Security and Applications, Network Essentials and is currently developing the course material for Penetration testing.

    Anthony received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems Management and a Master’s of Science in Cyber Security from Fordham University. He is certified in a number of different technologies and vendors. Holding over 14 certifications most notability the prestigious certifications of:  CISSP, CISSP-ISSMP, CCNP Security, MCSE, CEH and GMON. He received his first certification as a CompTIA A+ certified IT technician at 16-years-old.

    James Doyle
    Email: jdoyle26 (at)

    James Doyle is a highly successful, well respected cyber-security, investigations, and risk management executive leader. He has been a member of Deloitte’s Cyber Risk practice and has been involved in assisting clients with their assessment and solutions for their cybersecurity posture. At Prudential Financial as its VP and Global Head of the Corporate Investigations Division, Jim led a number of the company’s worldwide programs including insurance fraud investigations, internal fraud and misconduct, broker dealer and sales practice compliance, cybercrime, privacy and data breaches, intellectual property theft, and litigation eDiscovery. Prior to Prudential, he served as Senior Director of Guidance Software’s Professional Services Division in New York where he developed, implemented the company's critical response, cybercrime and litigation support services for clients domestically and internationally. Prior to Guidance, James served 21 years with the Police Department of the City of New York and retired from as a Detective Supervisor (Sergeant) of the NYPD Computer Investigations and Technology Unit, one of the most innovative and successful computer crime units in the nation, and he was one of the founding members of that unit. James currently teaches in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences of Fordham University in the Master’s program for Cybersecurity. James received his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Fordham University.

    Stephen Flatley
    Email: sflatley1 (at)

    Stephen R. Flatley is a Senior FBI Forensic examiner with over 11 years of experience in Computer Forensics and over 25 years of general computer experience. He is currently the CART Coordinator for the New York Division of the FBI. He is FBI certified in Wintel, Mac, and cell phone forensics, has testified multiple times in support of cases in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He has been on foreign deployments to The Caribbean, Europe, Scandinavia, Africa, and the Middle East. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Fordham University in the Computer Science Department.

  • Tanweer Akram
    Email: takram( at )
    Office: JMH 340 (RH)

    Robert Alpert
    Email: ralpert3(at)
    Office: JMH 340 (RH)

    Amy Batallones
    [email protected]
    Office: JMH 340 (RH)

    Sharang Biswas
    Email: sharang.biswas( at )
    Office: JMH 340 (RH)

    Josephine Brenda Altzman
    Email: jaltzman( at )
    Office: JMH 340 (RH)

    Cody Brown
    Email: [email protected]
    Office: JMH 340 (RH)

    Kenneth Cavanagh
    Email: kcavanagh1( at )
    Office: JMH 340 (RH)

    Zecheng Chang
    Email: zhang( at )
    Office: JMH 340 (RH)

    Zhixiong Chen
    Email: zchen74( at )
    Office: JMH 340 (RH)

    Jose Deleon
    Email: deleon( at )
    Office: JMH 340 (RH)

    Jeremy Drysdale
    Email: drysdale( at )
    Office: JMH 340 (RH)

    Anusha Dandapani
    Email: adandapani( at )
    Office: JMH 340 (RH)

    Wael Hibri
    Email: hibri( at )
    Office: JMH 308B (RH)

    Zhou Ji
    Email: zji( at )
    Office: JMH 340 (RH)

    Andrew Johnston
    ajohnston9( at )
    Office: JMH 340 (RH)

    Michael Kadri
    mkadri1( at )
    Office: JMH 340 (RH)

    Fawad Khan
    Email: fkhan36( at )
    Office: JMH 340 (RH)

    Ruta Kruliauskaite
    Email: rkruliauskaite ( at )
    Office: JMH 340 (RH)

    Rebecca Leopold
    Email: rleopold ( at )
    Office: JMH 340 (RH)

    Tsung-Ming Liu
    Email: tliu17( at )
    Office: JMH 340 (RH)

    Aale Naqvi:
    Email: aalenaqvi (at )
    Office: JMH 340 (RH)

    Kazi Obaidullah
    Email:kobaidullah (at )
    Office: JMH 340 (RH)

    Subramaniam Palamadai
    Email: spalamadai( at )
    Office: JMH 340 (RH)

    Luigi Patruno
    Email: lpatruno( at )
    Office: JMH 340 (RH)

    Marco Pistoia
    Email: mpistoia( at )
    Office: JMH 340 (RH)
    Phone: 718-817-5292

    Erik Schomburg
    Email: eschomberg( at )
    Office: JMH 340 (RH)

    Kanchan Thaokar
    Email: kthaokar( at )
    Office: JMH 340 (RH)

    Daniel Tsadok
    Email: daniel.tsadok( at )
    Office: JMH 340 (RH)

    Roger Tsai
    Email: tsai( at )
    Office: JMH 340 (RH)

    Martine Zilversmit
    mzilversmit( at)
    Office: JMH 340 (RH)