Associate Professor
Fulbright Scholar
Principle Consultant
Computer Science and Engineering, Wright State University
School of Computer Science, Reykjavik University
Machine Learning and Complex Systems Laboratory, Wright State University
Forefront Analytics and Consulting, LLC
My interests are in machine learning and complex cyber-systems analysis. My current work spans explainable AI, deep learning, topological data analysis, and their applications in complex cyber-securtity, sociotechnological, and geospatial systems. My work has been supported by NSF, AFRL, ORISE, and the Ohio Federal Research Network.

Recent news an updates about my research and scholarship can be found at the homepage of the Machine Learning and Complex Systems Lab at Wright State. The lab's work is powered by amazing WSU students!

I was previously an Interim Researcher at ABB Corporate Research and a visitor of the Dependable Distributed Systems and Networks lab at National Taiwan University as an NSF EAPSI Fellow. I am also a twice summer alumnus of Bell Labs. I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Connecticut.

I'm happy to have been the receipient of the following faculty awards at WSU:

Current Students

Previous Students
Ning Xie
Mahdieh Zabihimayvan
Walter Waldow
Matthew Piekenbrock
Jace Robinson
Lakshika Balasuriya
Samir Yelne
Nathan Rude
Matthew Barrett
Logan Rickert
Scott Duberstein
Nripesh Trivedi

PhD, 2020
PhD, 2020
MS, 2020
MS, 2018
MS, 2018
MS, 2018
MS, 2016
MS, 2016
BS, 2020
BS, 2018
BS, 2017
BS, 2015
Position Following Graduation
Research Scientist, Amazon
Assistant Professor, Central Connecticut State University
Data Scientist, Tenet3 Cybernetics
PhD Student, Michigan State
PhD Student, Purdue
Research Engineer, Gracenote
Data Scientist, Cisco Systems
Software Engineer, LexisNexis Special Services
Software Engineer, Norothrup Grumman
Logan where are you?
Associate Engineer, Sensor Systems, Ball Aerospace
PhD Student, UC Riverside


  • CS 2200: Discrete Structures and Their Algorithms (Sp17, Fa17, Sp18, Fa18, Sp19)
  • CS 3250: Foundations of Data Science (Su15, Sp16, Fa16) [Student Project Sites]

  • CEG 4100: Introduction to Software Engineering (Fa14, Fa15, Fa16, Fa17, Fa18)

  • CS 7210: Network Science (Sp15, Sp16, Sp17, Sp18, Sp19)


  • Fulbright Scholar, U.S. Department of State
  • Excellence in Teaching, College of Engineering and Computer Science, Wright State University
  • Outstanding Research Award, College of Engineering and Computer Science, Wright State University
  • University President's Award for Early Career Achievement, Wright State University
  • Early Career Achievement Award, College of Engineering and Computer Science, Wright State University
  • Best Teaching Paper Runner-up Award, SIGDSA Business Analytics Congress
  • Best Paper Award (Industry Track), ACM/IEEE Intl. Conf. on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining
  • CISE Research Initiation Initiative Award, National Science Foundation
  • Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, University of Connecticut
  • Best Paper (3rd place) Award, Intl. Conf. on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE Intl. Conference on Machine Learning and Applications
  • Graduate Research Award, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies
  • East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes Fellowship, National Science Foundation
  • Best Student Paper Nominee, IEEE Intl. Symposium on Network Computing & Applications
  • New England Scholar, University of Connecticut

Professional Service

Editorial Board, Social Network Analysis and Mining
Editorial Board, International Journal of Web Engineering and Technology
Editorial Board, Software Networking Journal

(Abridged) Referee Service:
  • Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research
  • Entropy
  • Data Mining & Knowledge Discovery
  • Social Network Analysis and Mining
  • Computers & Security
  • Jnl. of Am. Soc. for Info. Science and Tech
  • Computer Networks
  • Sensors
  • Information Systems Frontiers
  • Software X
  • Journal on Information Security
(Abridged) Program Committee Service:
  • [IJCAI] Intl. Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2018, 2016
  • [WWW] Intl. World Wide Web Conference 2018
  • [ASONAM] ACM/IEEE Intl. Conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining 2017
  • [ISWC] Intl. Semantic Web Conference 2017
  • [SMC] IEEE Intl. Conference on Sysems, Man, and Cybernetics 2017
  • [SEKE] Intl. Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering 2017, 16, 15
  • [AAAI] AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2015
  • [HST] Intl. Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security 2015