About Me

I am the chair of Computer Science Department and the director of the Information Analytics and Visualization Center at Purdue University Fort Wayne (PFW). I obtained a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1998 and B.S. in CS from Inha University in 1988. During the years 2006 -2009, I served as the ACS Graduate Program director of IPFW. Throughout this time, I created a thesis option for The Master of Science in Applied Computer Science degree.

Ph.D. in Computer Science, Illinois Institute of Technology(1998)
M.S. in Computer Science, Illinois Institute of Technology(1989)
B.S. in Computer Science, Inha University(1988)

Research

My research interests include information visualization, data analytics,
virtual reality, medical imaging, and computer science education.

  • Data Visualization
  • Data Analytics
  • Virtual Reality
  • Medical Imaging
  • CS education

My current study focuses on developing visualization techniques for multiple forms of digitized contents, devising visual analytics tools for health informatics, and studying the depth perception issues on stereoscopic devices. I have published about 60 articles, executed funded projects awarded by the National Science Foundation, State of Indiana, Purdue Research Foundation, Indiana University, Parkview Health System, and regional businesses, etc.
As the Executive Associate Director, I established the Information Analytics and Visualization (IAV) Center which is a Center of Excellence at PFW. The IAV Center opened on February 23, 2011 with a $500,000 grant awarded from the Lilly Endowment Inc. through the Talent Initiative program.

Teaching

I have developed and taught a range of CS courses from freshman to the graduate level. Some of selected courses are Computer Graphics (Undergraduate and Graduate level), Information Visualization, Virtual Environment, Object-oriented System Development, Senior Capstone Project, various programming course (Java, C++, C), etc.

    Undergraduate Courses

    •     CS49400
          Topics in Virtual Reality
    • CS49200
      Introduction to Information Visualization
    • CS49200
      Topics in Computer Science
    • CS42100
      Advanced Computer Graphics
    • CS33100
      Introduction to C++ and Object-oriented Programming
    • CS32100
      Introduction to Computer Graphics
    • CS27400
      Data Communications
    • CS21000
      Computer Programming Fundamentals
    • CS16100
      Introduction to Computer Science II
    • CS16000
      Introduction to Computer Science I

    Graduate Courses

    •     ACS52100
          Topics in Computer Graphics
    • ACS56800
      Object-oriented System Development
    • CS59000
      Information Visualization
    • CS59000
      Topics in Medical Imaging
    • CS59000
      Topics in Virtual Environment
    • CS59000
      Topical Study & Research I
    • CS59000
      Graphical User Interface Programming

Service

I have vigorously presented research work with my students and colleagues at various professional venues.
Further, I have participated in and provided services to professional societies as a member of the editorial board, program committee, international advisory board, session chair, etc. I was the Editor & Conference Chair of The 20th Midwest Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science Conference in 2009.