(Clockwise from upper left) David Crandall, Memo Dalkilic, Apu Kapadia, Logan Paul, Sameer Patil, Yan Huang
The Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering announced a raft of promotions for its faculty members.
“Our world-renowned faculty are dedicated to driving innovation and helping shape the future of technology,” said Dennis Groth, interim dean of the Luddy School. “Whether it be in the classroom or in a research environment, our faculty are leaders who are creating a better tomorrow. I congratulate those who have earned promotions and wish them success as they continue in their careers.”
David Crandall was promoted to full professor of computer science. Crandall’s research focuses on computer vision, the area of computer science that tries to design algorithms that can “see,” with a particular interest in visual object recognition and scene understanding. Crandall has been a faculty member at the Luddy School since 2010 and is the director of graduate studies for computer science.
Memo Dalkilic was also promoted to full professor of computer science. His primary research focus is on data mining and searching for hidden information in large amounts of data. Dalkilic has been with the Luddy School since 2000 and is the director of undergraduate studies for data science.
Apu Kapadia was promoted to full professor of computer science. Kapadia’s interests include computer security and privacy, pervasive computing in the context of cameras, wearable technology, and the internet of things, and accountable anonymity. He has been a faculty member at the Luddy School since 2009 and is the director of graduate admissions for computer science.
Yan Huang earned a promotion to associate professor of computer science with tenure. Huang is interested in security and cryptography and has worked on developing cryptographic protocols that provide strong security guarantees over generic computation.
Sameer Patil was promoted to associate professor of informatics with tenure. He has been a faculty member at the Luddy School since 2016 and focuses on the fields of human computer interaction, computer-supported collaborative work, and social computing with an eye on privacy and security aspects.
Logan Paul was promoted to senior lecturer. He teaches Luddy's large introductory course, courses covering project management and databases, and the informatics capstone course. In addition to teaching, Logan administers the department’s internship for credit opportunities and is engaged in pedagogical research with collaborators around the campus funded by the Association of American Universities. He has been with the Luddy School since 2016.