Faculty and Staff

CCIA Faculty and Staff

Kalyan Mondal, Ph.D.

Director of Center for Cybersecurity and Information Assurance

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering
Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering

Sameh Abdelazim, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering Technology and Electrical Engineering

Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering

Tayfun Altuntas

SCSE Lab Dir for Computer Sci, Mgmt Info Systs & E-Commerce

Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering

Phone: 201-692-2288
Email: tayfun_altuntas@fdu.edu

Zong Chen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Computer Science and Management Information Systems
Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering

Phone: (201) 692-2721
Email: zchen@fdu.edu

Zong Chen, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Management Information Systems, earned his Ph.D. in computer and information science from New Jersey Institute of Technology. He teaches courses on Computer Programming, Engineering Programming, Game Programming, Data Structure, Operating Systems, Computer Architecture, and Image Processing. His current research interests include image processing and pattern recognition.

Wenyun Dai, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering
Email: wenyun_dai41@fdu.edu

Ihab Darwish, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Cyber Security
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Becton College

Email: idarwish@fdu.edu

Mark Farag, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics
Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering

Stanley R. Huddy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics
Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering

Laila Khreisat, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Becton College

Erdal Kose, Ph.D.

Lecturer of Computer Science
Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering

Melvin Lewis, M.S.

Senior Lecturer of Engineering Technology
Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering

Yaoqing Liu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity
Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering

Phone: 201-692-2260
Email: yaoqing_liu11@fdu.edu

Zhiwei Mao, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering
Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering

Javad Namazi

Professor
Department of Mathematics  and Computer Science, Becton College

Phone: (973) 443-8692
Email: javad_namazi@fdu.edu

Li Qin, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Marketing, Information Systems, and Decision Sciences, Professor of Management Information Systems
Silberman College of Business

Alevoor Ravishankar Rao, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering and Computer Science
Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering

Mark Robertson

Coordinator of Student Outreach & Career Development
Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering

Phone: (201) 692-2390
Email: marobertson@fdu.edu

William “Pat” Schuber

Clinical Professor of Public Administration
School of Public and Global Affairs

Kiron Sharma, Ph.D.

Professor of Computer Science
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Becton College

Phone: (973) 443-8691
Email: sharma@fdu.edu

Co-Director for the Institute for the Enhancement of Teaching Science and Math; Director of Special Projects, Becton College. Teaching: Introductory programming, Discrete Mathematics, Operating Systems, Cryptography, Computational Complexity, Theory of Automata, Artificial Intelligence. Research: Computational Complexity, Organizational Sustainability, Science and Mathematics pedagogy.

Publications

  • Kiayias, A. Pagourtzis, K. Sharma and S. Zachos. “Acceptor-Definable Counting,” Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, ISSN: 0302-9743, Vol. 2563, pp. 453 – 463, 2003.
  • A .Pagourtizs, K. Sharma and S. Zachos, Determining The Maximum Solution is Cook[1]-Equivalent to Counting. Advances In Informatics, World Scientific Books, ISBN: 978-981-02-4192-6, 2000.
  • Pagourtizs, K. Sharma and S. Zachos, “Tree Models and Probabilistic Polynomial Time Computations,”Australian Computer Science Communications, Springer-Verlag Vol.20-3, pp. 291-305, 1998.
  • P. Katti, K. Chopra, “On the Stability of Modified Numerov’s Method for Solving a Class of Singular Two-point Boundary Value Problems,”International Journal of Computer Mathematics,, pp. 221-226, 1991.
  • Sharma , S. K. Sharma, “Capability, Progress, and Cooperative Strategies: A Framework for Sustainability,” International Journal of Global Business and Competitiveness, Vol. 4, No 1, 2009.
  • Khreisat, K. Sharma , N. Sinha, “Learner-Interface Interaction for Technology-Enhanced Active Learning,” Innovate Journal of Online Education, Vol. 5, Issue 3, 2009.
  • Sharma , S.K. Sharma, “Sustainability and Growth: A Framework for Change,” Proceedings of theGlobal Conference on Business and Finance, Vol 4, No 1, ISSN:1931-0285. 2009.

Howard A. Silver, Ph.D.

Professor of Electrical Engineering
Deputy Director, Engineering, Engineering Technology, and Information Technology
Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering

Neelu Sinha, Ph.D.

Professor of Computer Science
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Becton College

Gurjot Singh, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Game Development and Virtual Augmented Reality
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Becton College

Phone: 973-443-8647
Email: gurjot_singh@fdu.edu

Xin Tan, Ph.D.

Professor of Management Information Systems
Department of Marketing, Information Systems, and Decision Sciences
Silberman College of Business

Yongming Tang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems
Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering

William M. Toms

Associate Professor of Public and Global Affairs,
School of Public and Global Affairs

Jane Tsambis, M.B.A

University Director
Grants and Sponsored Projects
Office of the University Provost

Phone: (201) 692-2221
Email: tsambis@fdu.edu

Jane Tsambis University Director of Grants and Sponsored Projects earned her MBA from Pace University’’s Executive Program. She is a senior-level executive with 25 years of achievement in the delivery of innovative business solutions. Her career accomplishments include all aspects of academic operations, research administration and sponsorship, business process redesign and change management in large University settings. Her years of experience include extensive knowledge in government and non-government sponsorship, project management experience, organizational re-engineering, systems implementation, compliance, budgeting and financial oversight include a collaborative leadership style with proven ability in managing expansive professional operations and staff; diversified and dynamic leadership with passion, drive, and creativity. Areas of expertise include:

  • Research Administration and Operations
  • Reorganization and Business Process Redesign
  • Change Management and Client Services
  • Financial Management, Planning and Reporting
  • Resource and Space Management
  • Recruitment, Team Building and Conflict Resolution
  • Strategic Planning and Business Development
  • Systems Design and Implementation
  • Clinical Trials Management
  • Clinical Research Business Processes
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Regulatory Compliance

Avimanyou Vatsa, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering

Phone: 201-692-2498
Email: avatsa@fdu.edu

Hong Zhao, Ph.D.

Professor of Electrical Engineering
Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering

Adjunct Faculty

Jeffrey Burke

Adjunct Faculty
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Becton College

Phone: 201-692-2465
Email: Jeffrey_burke@fdu.edu

Jeff Burke has professional experience in both federal and local law enforcement. Professor Burke is currently a federal criminal investigator and was previously with the Houston Police Department for approximately 4 years where he worked patrol and as a member of the Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force and the Houston Metro Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Burke is an experienced computer forensic examiner and holds a number of widely regarded computer forensic certifications and associations. He has been extensively trained and computer and cell phone forensics and holds a BA in Criminal Justice and an MAS in Computer Security & Computer Forensics.

Reji Joseph, M.S.

Assistant Lab Director of Engineering

Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering

Phone: (201) 692-2498
Email: reji8@fdu.edu

Reji Joseph received his B.S./M.S. from University of Kerala, India

Andrew Joyce

Lecturer
Vancouver College

Phone: (604) 682-8112 or toll-free 1-877-338-8002
Email: ajoyce@fdu.edu

Andy Joyce, Lecturer, is a former UK law enforcement officer and currently works as a Computer Forensic Investigator for the Enforcement Branch at the British Columbia Securities Commission.

He is a former Director of Professional Services at FDR Forensic Data Recovery Inc and EFS E-forensic Services Inc. His responsibilities included the delivery of Computer Forensic and eDiscovery services to clients across Canada and for the delivery of computer forensics training courses in Canada; including EnCase, Helix and ADF.

Andy holds an MSc in Information Security and Computer Crime. He holds the industry certifications EnCE and CISSP.

He is also a part time lecturer at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) instructing on the Advanced Computer Forensics course. Andy has also taught Linux Forensics for the MSc course at Glamorgan University.

Andy has investigated a wide range of complex, international Internet major crimes and testified as an expert computer forensic witness in the Crown courts of the United Kingdom, including the Old Bailey and the Supreme Court of British Columbia. He has successfully led multiple eDiscovery engagements and has been the lead investigator on numerous computer forensic engagements, including network intrusion, intellectual property theft and government investigations.

Andy served as a detective in the UK for 13 years, where his work focused on computer crime, network intrusion, child exploitation and terrorism investigations involving computers.

Andy is a regular presenter at Computer Forensic Conferences including CEIC, HTCIA and China Forensic conferences.

He has taught at the Hong Kong Police College and recent courses taught include Live Forensics and Memory Analysis.

Andy’s current research includes Memory Forensics, Evidence capture from the Internet and Network Forensics.

Jon Morgan

Adjunct Professor
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Becton College

Email: jmorgan@fdu.edu

Professor Morgan joined the FDU Criminal Justice Program faculty as an Adjunct Professor in January, 2014. He has professional experience in both state and local law enforcement as well as over ten years in the private sector. Professor Morgan specializes in Information Systems and Systems Interoperability. He currently works as a Detective for the Passaic County Prosecutors Office. He previously worked with the State of New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness as a Principal Planner in the Planning and Project Management Bureau. Professor Morgan holds an Associate’s Degree in Computer Information Systems from Raritan Valley Community College, an undergraduate degree in Information Systems with a minor in Applied Mathematics from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, as well as a Master’s Degree in Information Systems.

Mohamed Sheriff

Lecturer
Vancouver

Phone: (604) 682-8112 or toll-free 1-877-338-8002
Email: msheriff@fdu.edu

Mohamed Sheriff, Lecturer, obtained his graduate degree in Information Systems Design from Westminster University London, England. Upon graduation, he started lecturing at London Tutorial College and he also worked for Channel 5 which is a television station in England. Furthermore, he has 15 plus years Information Technology experience working for financial, utility, telecommunication and television companies in various countries and continents. In the process, he has worked as head of various Information Technology units/sectors in which he has worked with executives to formulate, implement and deploy 1-3 years plans in areas of enterprise technology such as IT infrastructure, cyber/computer security, forensics, software development, Enterprise Information Systems, policies, business process, operations management, information management (to name a few) that aligns and meet global organizations business needs.

In addition, he also has 10 plus years university lecturing/teaching experience; teaching Cyber Security courses, Computer Science, Information Systems, Business and Management courses at Kwantlem Polytechnic University, London Tutorial College, City University, University of Phoenix (Vancouver Campus), University of Phoenix (Online) and University of Meritus. He has acted as a Subject Matter Expert for Cyber Security courses, Computer Science, Information Systems, Business and Management courses at undergraduate and MBA level. As a result, he has written faculty materials, business cases for courses, evaluated textbooks, developed courses and revision courses, for undergraduate and graduate programs; such courses were Cyber Security Forensics Administration, Software Engineering, E-Business, Computer Information Systems, Technology Management, Project Management, Operations Management, Quality Management and Productivity to name a few. As a researcher, he is interested in the following areas: Cyber/Computer Security, Computer Forensics, Information Systems analysis, design and development, SaaS, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Resource Planning, Project Management, Operations Management, Quality Management and Productivity etc.

Equally important, he does volunteer community work in areas of helping refuges resettle well in Canada, free private tutoring/mentoring to pupils in need etc. He also enjoy playing sports including most of the racket sports such as table tennis, tennis etc.

Mohamed speaks English, Creole, Mandingo, Mende, Temene and a little bit of French.

Publications

Access and Privacy in Post Secondary Institutions

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Evolution: ICT Age Restructuring Society

21st Century pedagogy in open society: Is it a shadow pedagogical system with social media as a pedagogical tool

Bryon Torsiello

Adjunct Instructor
Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences

Silberman College of Business

Phone: (201) 254-0318
Email: bryon_torsiello@fdu.edu

Bryon Torsiello, Adjunct Instructor, obtained his undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University – Florham Campus and his graduate degree in Computer Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University – Metropolitan Campus. Additional education includes a Graduate Certificate in Project Management from Stevens Institute of Technology.

Furthermore, Bryon has 22 plus years Technology Management at the Bergen County Technical Schools, which houses the Bergen Academies, and also the Bergen County Special Services School District, which serves K-Adult students with various disabilities.

Over the past ten years, the following courses have been assigned to me while lecturing at an adjunct level at FDU:

  • MIS1045 Information Technology for Business
  • MIS2001 Management Information Systems
  • MIS4303 Spreadsheet Applications in Business
  • MIS5514 Info Systems & Technology Management

Experience comes from all directions, and Bryon brings six years online lecturing/mentoring experience with him to FDU. The following courses have been taught online at another New Jersey academic institution:

  • Introduction to Computers
  • Computer Architecture
  • Systems Analysis & Design

Bryon also brings experience working with curriculum departments in course revision, modification and review of possible text books for course enhancements.

Real world experience is brought into every lecture taught by Bryon from personal experience, consulting and from meeting vendors from across the technology spectrum.