Faculty

Regular Faculty

Kathryn Leonard

Kathryn Leonard, Chair

Associate Dean for Curricular Affairs; Professor, Computer Science
B.S., University of New Mexico; M.S., Ph.D., Brown University
Kathryn Leonard studies geometric models for computer graphics, computer vision, and data analysis, with an emphasis on explainability. 
Professor Celia Chen

Celia Chen

Assistant Professor, Computer Science
B.S., Indiana University, Bloomington; Ph.D., USC
Celia Chen’s research focuses on systems and software engineering, specifically on unorthodox modeling to measure and improve software quality using natural language processing. Read her Oxy Story profile.
Professor Justin Li

Justin Li

Associate Professor, Cognitive Science and Computer Science
B.S., Northwestern University; Ph.D, University of Michigan
Justin Li teaches in cognitive science and computer science, and is interested in how people and artificial agents perform knowledge search.
Irina Rabkina

Irina Rabkina

Assistant Professor, Computer Science
B.A., Scripps College; M.S., Loyola University of Chicago; P.h.D., Northwestern University
Irina Rabkina’s research interests lie at the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive science. She wants to build AI systems that think in the same ways that people do.

Non-Tenure Track Faculty

Benyamin Ahmadnia

Benyamin Ahmadnia

Visiting Assistant Professor, Computer Science
B.Sc., University of Sistan and Baluchestan; M.Sc.,Ph.D., Autonomous University of Barcelona
Bernie Boscoe

Bernie Boscoe

Visiting Assistant Professor, Computer Science
B.F.A., Pratt Institute; M.S., California State University, Northridge; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Hsing-Hau Chen photo

Hsing-Hau Chen

Visiting Assistant Professor, Computer Science
B.A., B.S., M.S., National Taiwan University; M.S., Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Southern California
Professor Gabriel Freiman

Gabriel Freiman

Visiting Assistant Professor, Physics and Computer Science
M.S. in Engineering, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (France); M.S.in Applied Physics, University of Paris 6 (France); Ph.D., Ecole Polytechnique (France)
Gabriel Freiman's research deals with physico-chemistry of surfaces/interfaces. His research work focus towards fluids interaction with solid 2D materials (metals, oxides, carbon nanostructures) at the nanometer scale. He is also interested by its applications (microfluidic sensors, MEMS sensors, photovoltaic conversion, batteries).
Professor Alan Knoerr

Alan Knoerr

Associate Professor, Mathematics, Cognitive Science, Emeritus
B.A., Oberlin College; Sc.M., Ph.D., Brown University
Alan Knoerr is an applied mathematician who teaches a broad range of courses in mathematics; he also teaches in the cognitive science and computer science programs.
Sheldon Schiffer

Sheldon Schiffer

Visiting Assistant Professor, Computer Science
B.A., UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz; M.F.A., UCLA; M.S., Ph.D., Georgia State University