Wei DAI (David) has been studying at the Information Science department as a Ph.D student since August 2015. David has worked for IBM China and IBM China Lab as a senior data scientist engineer for more than eight years. He is familiar with Java, Python, and SQL, data quality, data mining, and machine learning. In China, he published two books regarding database and five technical papers, released three patents, and won two times Excellent Employee Award and Outstanding Instructor from IBM. In USA, he has published three conference papers, and has also received an Honorable Mention Award from UALR Student Research and Creative Works Expo 2016. His research interests are machine learning, data quality, IoT, data visualization.
Islam is one of our PhD students, currently working on molecular and bio data visualization. He received his Masters Degree at Arkansas Tech University with a graduation project titled "Visual Programming and Algorithm visualization tool for Genesis programming language" and a focus on database applications. Islam's current research interests are: Molecular visualizations, Virtual Reality applications, Real-time graphics, Scientific and Data visualizations.
Connor Young graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a B.S. in Computer Science in 2016, and is now studying to receive his Ph.D. in Integrated Computing with a Computer Science focus. Along with his work towards receiving a Ph.D., Connor has nearly completed a B.A. in Psychology. As an undergraduate, he worked on research involving emotion detection and gaze detection using a standard webcam. His current work involves accurately and quickly identifying key features of the face in order to mimic facial features onto an avatar. Aside from his research, Connor also assisted in founding the UALR Cyber Security Club, competing in several cyber security competitions. His primary research interests are machine learning, computer vision, and image processing.
Graduate Student Researcher
James Houston holds a bachelor's degree in Systems Engineering from the university of Arkansas at Little Rock and is now pursuing a master's in Computer Science. He has a passion for utilizing programming to help the less fortuinate and is currently working on an application to assit aging adults with Alzehimers and Dementia. When not working he enjoys spending time with his family and researching the history of political science from a global perspective.
Undergraduate Student Researcher
Zaire Husband is currently an undergraduate at UALR striving for her bachelors in Computer Science. She has a love for both the front and back end of programming and wants to pursue a career that tinkers with artificial intelligence.