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New Faculty Hires

The University of Florida Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering welcomes six new faculty members.
Vincent Bindschaedler

Vincent Bindschaedler, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Bindschaedler’s research focuses on information security. His most recent work focuses on privacy-preserving data sharing and side channels.

Philippa Brown

Philippa Brown, Ph.D.


Brown’s research focuses on human-centered computing. Before coming to UF, she worked for IBM as a data visualization software engineer. She earned her Ph.D. in computer science from The University of Georgia.
Susan Lynn Chu

Sharon Lynn Chu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Chu’s research focuses on human-centered computing. She directs the Embodied Learning & Experience (ELX) Lab, which conducts research in human-computer interaction (HCI).

Kejun Huang

Kejun Huang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Huang’s research focuses on machine learning. His other research interests include algorithms; computer vision and medical image computing; database, data science and informatics; and image and signal analysis.
Eric Ragan

Eric Ragan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Ragan’s research focuses on graphics and visualization. He is director of the Indie (Interactive Data and Immersive Environments) research lab.

Byron Williams

Byron Williams, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Williams’s research focuses on information security. His other research interests include pervasive and mobile computing and software engineering.