Faculty Associates

Dr. Bilaye Benibo

Faculty Associate
Professor of Sociology
Contact Information
+ Office: BH 346
+ Phone: (361) 825-5980
+ Email: bilaye.benibo@tamucc.edu
Education
+ Ph.D. 2004, Washington Universit (Sociology)
+ M.S. 1980, University of Lagos (Sociology)
+ B.S. 1978, University of Lagos (Sociology)
Interests
+ Leadership Succession in Organizations, Race and Ethnic Relations.
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Dr. David H. Bridges

Faculty Associate
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Director, TAMU-CC Unmanned Aerial Systems Program
Contact Information
+ Office: EN 207A
+ Phone: (361) 825-2181
+ Email: david.bridges@tamucc.edu
Education
+ Ph.D. 1993, California Institute of Technology (Aeronautics)
+ M.S. 1987, Mississippi State University, Lincoln (Aerospace Engineering)
+ B.S. 1986, Mississippi State University (Aerospace Engineering)
Interests
+ Aircraft Aerodynamics and Performance, Fluid Mechanics, Unmanned Aerial Systems Development
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Dr. Ruizhi Chen

Faculty Associate
Endowed Chair of Geographic Information Science
Contact Information
+ Office: NRC 3407
+ Phone: (361) 825-2123
+ Email: ruizhi.chen@tamucc.edu
Education
Interests
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Mr. Burak Ersoy

Faculty Associate
Instructor of Computer Science
Contact Information
+ Office: CI 342
+ Phone: (361) 825-3711
+ Email: burak.ersoy@tamucc.edu
+ Website: http://sci.tamucc.edu/~iersoy/
Education
+ M.S. 2013, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (Computer Science)
+ B.S. 2009, Atilim University (Computer Science)
Interests
+ Unmanned Vehicle Systems, Remote Sensing and Geosensing Systems, Human-Computer Interaction, Software Engineering, Agile Software Development, Business Analysis, Project Management, and New Technologies
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Dr. Mario Garcia

Faculty Associate
Professor of Computer Science
Contact Information
+ Office: CI 331
+ Phone: (361) 825-3478
+ Email: mario.garcia@tamucc.edu
+ Website: http://sci.tamucc.edu/~garciam
Education
+ PostDoc 2008, University of Maryland University College (Information Assurance)
+ Ph.D. 1997, Texas A&M University, College Station (Computer Science)
+ M.S. 1990, Monterrey Tec – ITESM (Computer Science)
+ M.S. 1980, Tecnologico de la laguna (Electric Engineering)
Interests
+ Computer Networks, Network related Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, Parallel and Distributed Computing, and Bio-Informatics
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Mr. Jack Gron

Faculty Associate
Professor of Fine Arts
Contact Information
+ Office: CA 206A
+ Phone: (361) 825-3473
+ Email: jack.gron@tamucc.edu
Education
+ MFA 1976, Washington University – St. Louis
+ BFA 1973, Columbus College of Art and Design
Interests
+ Sculpture, Metals, Public Works, Community engagement
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Mr. Ismail Hadimlioglu

Faculty Associate
Instructor of Computer Science
Contact Information
+ Office: CI 339
+ Phone: (361) 825-3436
+ Email: ismail.hadimlioglu@tamucc.edu
+ Website: http://www.hadimlioglu.com
Education
+ M.S. 2013, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi (Computer Science)
+ B.E. 2010, Istanbul Commerce University (Computer Engineering)
Interests
+ Automated Music Composition, Generative Grammars and Artificial Intelligence, Visualization and Simulation, Software Engineering
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Dr. Yuxia (Lucy) Huang

Faculty Associate
Associate Professor of Geographic Information Science
Contact Information
+ Office: CBI 109
+ Phone: (361) 825-2646
+ Email: lucy.huang@tamucc.edu
Education
+ Ph.D. 2009, State University of New York at Buffalo (GIS/Geography)
+ M.S. 1996, South China Normal University (Computer Science)
+ B.S. 1991, Jiangxi Normal University (Computer Science)
Interests
+ GIS and GIS in Public Health, Spatial Ontology and Semantic Interoperability, Spatial Information Retrieval, Remote Sensing and GIS Applications in Agriculture
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Dr. Dulal Kar

Faculty Associate
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Contact Information
+ Office: CI 321
+ Phone: (361) 825-5878
+ Email: dulal.kar@tamucc.edu
+ Website: http://sci.tamucc.edu/~dkar
Education
+ Ph.D. 1994, North Dakota State University (Computer Engineering)
+ M.S. 1991, North Dakota State University (Electrical and Electronics Engineering)
+ M.S. 1985, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Computer Engineering)
+ B.S. 1982, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Electrical and Electronics Engineering)
Interests
+ Algorithms, Network Architecture and Performance Measurement, Network and Information Security, and Information Retrieval
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Dr. Ajay Katangur

Faculty Associate
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Contact Information
+ Office: CI 340
+ Phone: (361) 825-2478
+ Email: ajay.katangur@tamucc.edu
+ Website: http://sci.tamucc.edu/~akatangur/
Education
+ Ph.D. 2004, Georgia State University (Computer Science)
+ M.S. 2001, Georgia State University (Computer Science)
+ B.Tech 1999, Kakatiya Institute of Technology and Science (Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering)
Interests
+ Computer Networks, Network related Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, Parallel and Distributed Computing, and Bio-Informatics
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Dr. Byung Cheol Lee

Faculty Associate
Assistant Professor of Engineering
Contact Information
+ Office: EN 315
+ Phone: (361) 825-4134
+ Email: byungcheol.lee@tamucc.edu
Education
+ Ph.D. 2013, Purdue University, IN (Industrial Engineering)
+ M.S. 1994, Yonsei University, Korea (Chemical Engineering)
+ B.S. 1992, Yonsei University, Korea (Chemical Engineering)
Interests
+ Human – Computer Interactions, Human Information Processing Systems, Human Behavior Intervention System, Multimodal Perception System to Minimize Human Errors, and Effective and Efficient Learning Algorithm.
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Dr. Longzhuang Li

Faculty Associate
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Contact Information
+ Office: CI 323
+ Phone: (361) 825-2406
+ Email: longzhuang.li@tamucc.edu
+ Website: http://sci.tamucc.edu/~lli/
Education
+ Ph.D. 2002, University of Missouri-Columbia (Computer Engineering and Computer Science)
+ M.S. 1995, Northwestern Polytechnic University (Electrical Engineering)
+ B.S. 1992, Northwestern Polytechnic University (Computer Science and Engineering)
Interests
+ Information Retrieval on the Internet, Web-based Learning, Image Processing
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Dr. Maryam Rahnemoonfer

Faculty Associate
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Contact Information
+ Office: CI 332
+ Phone: (361) 825-2448
+ Email: maryam.rahnemoonfar@tamucc.edu
+ Website: http://faculty.tamucc.edu/mrahnemoonfar/
Education
+ Ph.D. 2010, University of Salford Manchester (Computer Science)
+ M.S. 2005, University of Tehran (Remote Sensing Engineering)
+ B.S. 2002, University of Isfahan (Geomatics Engineering)
Interests
+ Computer vision, Pattern Recognition, Remote Sensing, SAR Interferometry, Document Image Analysis
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Dr. Michael Starek

Faculty Associate
Assistant Professor of GISc & GSEN
Contact Information
+ Office: CBI 113
+ Phone: (361) 825-3978
+ Email: michael.starek@tamucc.edu
+ Website: http://gisc.tamucc.edu/Faculty/mike.html
Education
+ Ph.D. Geosensing Systems Engineering, Dept. of Civil & Coastal Engr., University of Florida
+ M.S. Computer Science, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, TX
Interests
+ Geospatial remote sensing, particularly lidar
+ Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for surveying and mapping
+ Muilti-sensor data fusion applications
+ Spatial analytics and pattern recognition
+ Coastal processes and hazards assessment
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Dr. Pablo Tarazaga

Faculty Associate
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Contact Information
+ Office: CI 316
+ Phone: (361) 825-3187
+ Email: pablo.tarazaga@tamucc.edu
+ Website: http://pablo.tarazaga.net/index.html
Education
+ Ph.D. 1977, Universidad Nacional de San Luis, Argentina (Mathematics)
+ M.S. 1971, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Argentina (Mathematics)
Interests
+ Linear Algebra, Matrix Analysis, Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimization
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Dr. Dugan Um

Faculty Associate
Associate Professor of Engineering
Contact Information
+ Office: EN 222C
+ Phone: (361) 825-3381
+ Email: dugan.um@tamucc.edu
+ Website: http://sci.tamucc.edu/~duganum
Education
+ Ph.D. 1999, University of Wisconsin, Madison (Mechanical Engineering)
+ M.S. 1991, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Automation)
+ B.S. 1988, Busan National University
Interests
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Dr. Myounggyu Won

Faculty Associate
Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Contact Information
+ Office: CI 327
+ Phone: (361) 825-3622
+ Email: myounggyu.won@tamucc.edu
+ Website: https://sites.google.com/site/drmgwon
Education
+ Ph.D. 2013, Texas A&M University, College Station
+ B.E. 2007, Sogang University, Seoul, South Korea
Interests
+ Cyber Physical Systems, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vehicular Networks, Wireless Sensor Networks, and Mobile Computing.

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Dr. Hao Xu

Faculty Associate
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
Director, Unmanned System Laboratory
Contact Information
+ Office: EN 313
+ Phone: (361) 825-3731
+ Email: hao.xu@tamucc.edu
Education
+ Ph.D. 2012, Missouri University of Science and Technology (Electrical Engineering)
+ M.S. 2009, Southeast University (Electrical Engineering)
+ B.S. 2006, Nanjing Forestry University (Electrical Engineering)
Interests
+ Unmanned Systems, Robotics, Intelligent Control, Networked Control, and Cyber Physical Systems.

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Dr. Paul V. Zimba

Faculty Associate
Associate Professor and Director, Center for Coastal Studies
Contact Information
+ Office: NRC Suite 3213
+ Phone: (361) 825-2768
+ Email: paul.zimba@tamucc.edu
+ Website: http://ccs.tamucc.edu
Education
+ Ph.D. 1990, Mississippi State University (Biological Sciences)
+ M.S. 1985, Old Dominion University (Biological Sciences)
+ Fellow 1985, University of Hawaii (Oceanography)
+ B.A. 1979, Virginia Wesleyan College (Biological Sciences)
Interests
+ Stress responses of plants, plant pigment characterization, ecology of emergent and submersed plants, reflectance/remote sensing

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