Majid Shaalan, Ph.D
Program Director of Computer Science and Information Sciences
717-901-5116

Dr. Shaalan is the lead faculty of Computer and Information Sciences department and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Analytics, and CISC. Majid previously taught at Colorado School of Mines, University of Colorado Denver, and University of Denver. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from University of Mustansryah, Baghdad, Iraq, 1987, and a Master of Science in Computer Science from University of Baghdad, Iraq, 2000. In 2006, Dr. Shaalan earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Computer Science from Informatics Institute for Postgraduate Studies, Baghdad University. His research interests include Algorithms, Computational Sciences, Machine Learning, and Data Science. 

 

Nushwan Al-Nakash
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
717-901-5100 ext 1611

 

Mohammad Teli
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
717-901-5100 ext 1612

Dr. Mohammad Teli is assistant professor of computer science at Harrisburg University. 
His education includes a 2007 master’s degree and 2013 Ph.D., each in computer science, from Colorado State University. His most recently position was working as an assistant professor with the department of computer science and engineering at the National Institute of Technology in India. In addition, he worked as an instructor in Colorado State University’s computer science program, teaching object oriented programming using Java.

His research interests will allow Dr. Teli to bring a unique perspective on the ever-changing field of computer science in regards to face detection in videos. Dr. Teli also has experience researching computer vision, biometrics, image filter design, high dimensional data analysis and EEG signal understanding. 

His Ph.D. dissertation was on the very topic of “Face Detection Using Correlation Filters.” 
Face detection algorithms help find faces in an image or a video, if present, and report otherwise when the faces are missing. Face detection acts as a precursor to face verification and face recognition. These algorithms are used to help computers recognize the similarities and differences in people’s faces. As technology improves, the goal is to have the programs recognize faces as good as or even better than humans. It’s a tool that’s used by government agencies, law enforcement, marketing companies and many others. 

Dr. Teli’s experience teaching in the United States and India at undergraduate and graduate levels will allow him to share his research skills with Harrisburg University students who will become future leaders in facial recognition technology. 

 

Daqing Yun
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
717-901-5100 ext 1627

Dr. Yun received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from New Jersey Institute of Technology in August 2016. He is currently an assistant professor of computer science at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. His research interests include High-performance Networking, Parallel and Distributed Computing, Green Networking, and Big Data. 

 

Saeed Esmaili-Sardai
Assistant Professor, ISEM Program & Computer and Information Systems
717-901-5138

Dr. Saeed Esmaili Sardari has earned a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the National University of Tehran, Iran, in 2001. He continued his education in The United States by joining Georgetown University in Washington D.C. back in 2002 and then receiving a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Maryland in College Park (UMD). In 2012, he earned his Ph.D. in Microelectronics and Device Physics from A James Clark School of Engineering at UMD.
 
Dr. Esmaili has taught several mathematics, physics, computer science, and engineering courses at Georgetown University and UMD prior to joining us here at Harrisburg University; he is teaching computer science and Information System Engineering courses at HU. 

His research interests are in semiconductor device fabrication, device physics, nanotechnology, circuit design, and digital logic. 

 

Mina Gabriel, MSc
Lecturer in Computer Science
717-901-5164

Mina earned a Bachelor of information system engineering from Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport in Alexandria, Egypt 2008. In 2014, he earned a Master degree of Information System Engineering and Management from Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. Mina teaches Programming and Mobile computing courses.  

 

Chad Chu, MSc
Lecturer in Computer Science
717-901-5100 ext 1622

Mr. Chu is a lecturer of the Computer and Information Sciences department and also in the General Education department. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in CISC and MATH. Mr. Chu previously attended Harrisburg University of Science and Technology as a student both in the undergrad and graduate programs. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in 2014 and a Master of Science in Analytics in 2016. His research interests include Theoretical computer science, Algorithms, Combinatorics and Computation.   

 

Ron Jones
Lecturer in Cybersecurity
717-901-5100