Undergraduate classes are taught by full-time professors and professionals who integrate practical experience with theoretical concepts. Selected on the basis of their academic preparation and professional activity, instructors work with students to help them attain their academic goals. CLU faculty are committed to excellence in teaching.

Chang-Shyh Peng

Chair, Computer Science Program

B.S., National Taiwan University
M.S., Ph.D., University of Texas, Dallas

Dr. Peng develops and teaches a wide spectrum of undergraduate and graduate level computer science courses. He also has considerable experience in working with business to develop curricular offerings that are responsive to the needs of the corporate community. Dr. Peng's interests include Local Area Network/Wide Area Network, data communication and networking, parallel processing, client/server development and graphical user interface. He has published numerous articles on network simulations and modeling, fuzzy network applications, and design and analysis of algorithms.

Myungsook Klassen

Professor of Computer Science and Director of MSCS Program

B.S., Sogang University, Korea
M.S., Ohio State University
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University

Dr. Klassen received her master’s degree in computer and information science and her doctorate in computer science and engineering. Before coming to CLU, she served as an assistant and associate professor at Chinese University of Hong Kong and Soochow University in Taipei. In addition to her established research record and teaching skills, Dr. Klassen has several years of experience working in industry as a programmer and systems analyst. Her doctorate work and specialties are artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and pattern recognition. As a certified E-commerce architect, she also continues her work on this newest development in the computer field.

Craig Reinhart

Associate Professor of Computer Science

B.S., California State University, Northridge
M.S., Ph.D., University of Southern California

Dr. Reinhart has spent most of his professional career performing research in image processing and computer vision for commercial industry. Projects range from small research grants to large programs covering application areas including advance missile guidance, urban traffic control, semi-autonomous vehicle guidance, automated mail sorting, augmented/virtual reality systems, and consumer digital cameras. His research has resulted in various publications and patents (both in the United States and abroad). While his primary interests remain in image processing and computer visions, he is now studying the various aspects of video game development.

Chitra Chandavarkar

Adjunct Professor of Computer Science


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