SoC Welcomes New Faculty

October 10, 2016

The faculty in the School of Computing at the University of Utah is growing with a number of new strategic hires. It’s a great time to be a member of our faculty. We invite you to learn more about these new faculty members and would like to welcome them to the School of Computing.



Mahdi Nazm Bojnordi (assistant professor, School of Computing) — Mahdi Nazm Bojnordi earned a bachelor’s in computer engineering from Shiraz University in Iran, master’s degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Tehran in Iran and the University of Rochester in New York. He received a doctorate in computer architecture at the University of Rochester. His research interests are in computer architecture, new memory technologies, high-performance memory systems, and energy-efficient computing.




Bei Wang-Phillips (assistant professor, School of Computing) — Bei Wang-Phillips earned a bachelors in computer science and mathematics from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut and a doctorate in computer science from Duke University. Her research is in topological data analysis, scientific visualization, information visualization, computational topology, computational geometry, computational biology and bioinformatics, machine learning, and data mining.




Jason Wiese (assistant professor, School of Computing) — Jason Wiese received a bachelor’s in computer science from the University of California, San Diego, and a doctorate in human computer interaction from Carnegie Mellon University. His research is focused on personal data and human-computer interaction.




Michael Young (professor, Entertainment Arts & Engineering) — Michael Young received his bachelors in computer science at California State University, a master’s in computer science at Stanford University and a doctorate in intelligent systems at the University of Pittsburgh. His research is focused on artificial intelligence, video games and interactive narrative.




Joining the faculty January 2017
Srikumar Ramalingam (associate professor, School of Computing) — Srikumar Ramalingam received his bachelor’s in computer science from Anna University in India and a master’s in computer science at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He earned his doctorate in computer science and applied mathematics at Inria Grenoble Rhône-Alpes in France. His research is focused on autonomous driving, robotics, computer vision, machine learning, computational photography, deep learning, graph algorithms, and discrete optimization.


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