College of Computing

Faculty Research

Faculty members in Illinois Tech’s College of Computing are working at the leading edge of research, providing students with opportunities to discover new methods to create innovative solutions to real-world problems. Whether it’s building a faster and more secure internet, improving input/output systems, or ensuring the security of our power grid, Illinois Tech faculty can unravel a mystery through research.


Photo of Lulu Kang, seen from above

Certain Direction in an Uncertain World

Lulu Kang, associate professor of applied mathematics, is currently one of three principal investigators on a $117,888 grant from the National Science Foundation to study and improve four different systems—organ transplantation, semiconductor wafer production, thermal spray coating, and crystal growth processes. These systems are defined as quantitative-qualitative systems since the data collected are of both types.

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Photo of Anita Nikolich in a data center

Internet 2.0: Illinois Tech to Co-Lead Next-Generation Internet Project

Anita Nikolich, a cybersecurity research fellow with Illinois Tech’s Department of Computer Science, was named a co-director of the $20 million FABRIC project. The project’s goal is to enable scientists to explore what a new internet could look like and to determine the internet architecture of the future.

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Building Software for Tomorrow’s Big Challenges

Distinguished Professor of Computer Science Xian-He Sun developed Hermes, a software system for high-performance input/output systems.


Countering Power System Cyberattacks

To make power systems more resilient against cyberattacks, Dong “Kevin” Jin, associate professor of computer science, is developing an innovative central network control to isolate compromised devices, reconnect uncompromised devices, and re-route measurement data with the goal of preserving the system’s observability.

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Featured Faculty Researchers

Rujia Wang
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics
Maurice Dawson
Assistant Professor Director, Center for Cyber Security and Forensics Education
Gurram Gopal
Industry Professor, Industrial Technology and Management
Sonja Petrovic
Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics
Mustafa Bilgic
Associate Professor of Computer Science Program Director, Master of Artificial Intelligence
Yong Zheng
Assistant Professor

College of Computing

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