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CIS Faculty and Administration

Department Chair

Dr. Xiaolan Zhang | xzhang (at)
JMH 340B –718-817-4480
LL 610F | 212-636-7925

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 |

M.S. in Data Science
Dr. Yijun Zhao | LL 610E |

M.S. in Cybersecurity
Dr. Thaier Hayajneh | LL 616A |

Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies (Rose Hill)
Dr. Yanjun Li | JMH 402B

Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies (Lincoln Center)
Dr. Tadeusz Strzemecki | LL 610B |

Department Staff

Department Administrator
Palma A. Sisca | JMH 340 - LL 610G |

System Administrator
Robert Kudyba | JMH 329 | 718-817-4493|

Rose Hill Center Secretary
Alexandra Medure | JMH 340 | 718-817-4480 |

Lincoln Center Secretary
Eliane A. Victoria | LL 813 | 718-636-6310 |

Full-Time Faculty

Mohammad Ruhul Amin

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

Md Zakirul Alam Bhuiyan

Assistant Professor
Director, Fordham Dependable and Secure System Research and Education Lab
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Office: JMH 334 (RH)
Phone: 718-817-0582

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

Juntao Chen

Assistant Professor
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Degree: PhD, New York University
Email: jchen504 (at)
Office: LL 610A (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

Sanchuan Chen

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E-mail: schen409 (at)
Office: JMH 328A
Phone: 718-817-4481
Research Area(s): Security and privacy, software engineering, programming languages.

Julie Harazduk

Office: JMH 308A (RH)
Phone: 718-817-0785
E-mail: jharazduk(at)

Thaier Hayajneh

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
Office: LL 616A (LC)
Phone: 212-636-7785
Research Area(s): Applied Cryptography, Network Security and Privacy

Dakota Hernandez

Dakota Hernandez
Email: dhernandez30 ( at )
Office: JMH 340 (RH)

Frank Hsu

Clavius Distinguished Professor of Sciences and Professor of Computer and Information Science
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Degree: PhD, University of Michigan
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.

Nikitas Kounavelis

Email: nkounavelis (at)
Office: JMH 402C (RH)
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Daniel Leeds

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

Yanjun Li

Associate Professor, Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies (Rose Hill)
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Degree: PhD, Wright State University
Email: yli (at)
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

Zigeng Liu

Email:  zliu165 (at )
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.

Damian Lyons

Director of the PhD program in Computer Science
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Degree: PhD, University of Massachusetts
Office: JMH 320 (RH)
Phone: 718-817-4485
Research Area(s): Target tracking and behavior recognition in Automated Video Surveillance and in Camera-based User Interfaces. Computer vision for Virtual and Augmented Reality Interfaces. Formal analysis of behavior for robotic systems operating in unstructured environments. Integration of planning and reaction in robotic systems.

Ying Mao

Assistant Professor
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Degree: Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Massachusetts Boston
Email: ymao41 (at)
Office: JMH 328A
Phone: 718-817-5149
Research Area(s): cloud computing, virtualization, resource management for machine learning algorithms, data-intensive systems, high-performance computing.

Robert K. Moniot

Associate Dean, Lincoln Center
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Degree: PhD (Physics), University of California, Berkeley; MS (Computer Science), New York University
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.

Mohamed Rahouti

Assistant Professor
Degree: Ph.D., University of South Florida
Email: mrahouti (at)
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.

Marlon Seaton

Marlon Seaton
Email: mseaton( at )
Office: JMH 340 (RH)

Tadeusz Strzemecki

Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies (Lincoln Center)
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Degree: PhD, Stevens Institute of Technology
Email: ts (at)
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.

Karen Trovato

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Email: ktrovato( at )
Office: JMH 308A (RH)
Phone: 718-817-0785

David S. L. Wei

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

Gary M. Weiss

Director of the MS program in Computer Science
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Degree: PhD, Rutgers University
Office: LL 610D 
Phone: 212-636-6337
Research Area(s): Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data Mining.

Arthur G. Werschulz

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

Lawrence Wolk

Email: wolk (at)
Office:  LL 610C
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Hailong Zhang

Assistant Professor
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E-mail: hzhang285 (at)
Office:JMH 332
Phone: 718-817-0582
Research Area(s): Software engineering, programming languages, security and privacy.

Xiaolan Zhang

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

Yijun Zhao

Director of the MS program in Data Science
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Degree: PhD, Tufts University
Office: LL 610E
Phone: 212-636-7816
Research Areas: Machine Learning, Data Mining, Statistical Pattern Recognition, Algorithms

Adjunct and Affiliated Faculty

Affiliated Part-Time 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
Office: JMH 340 (RH)

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

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

Silvio Balzano
Email: sbalzano( at )
Office: JMH 340 (RH)

Cody Brown
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)

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)

Kevin Muller
Email: kemuller( 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)

Hanping Xu
Email: hxu94( at )
Office: JMH 340 (RH)

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