Department welcomes two new faculty members, Dr. Lucas Vespa and Dr. Ronald Loui


Dr. Vespa has earned a doctorate in electrical and computer engineering from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2011. He is an expert in the areas of computer security, pattern encoding algorithms and network quality of service. Dr. Vespa has 25 peer-reviewed publications in journals and conferences, including publications in network security. Dr. Loui earned his bachelor’s degree from Harvard and his Ph.D. degree from University of Rochester. He was a postdoctoral affiliate at Stanford, and a Professor at Washington University, St. Louis for more than 15 years. He has published more than 80 papers and articles in the areas of homeland and network security, artificial intelligence, applied logic, cognitive science, decision theory, e-government, legal technology, multi-agent systems, computing practices, user interfaces, and education.