Faculty Profiles

Computer Science Faculty

Sikha Bagui

Professor and Chair
Director, Center for Cybersecurity

Education: Ed.D., Curriculum & Instruction: Math & Stat / Science/ Computer Science, University of West Florida
Research Interests: Database, Datamining, Statistical Computing

Phone Number: (850) 474-3022
Office location: Bldg 4, Room 227
Email Address: bagui@uwf.edu

John Bolyard


Education: Ed.D. (ABD), University of West Florida

Office location: Bldg 4, Room 239
Email Address: jbolyard@uwf.edu

John Coffey


Education: Ed.D., University of West Florida
Research Interests: Expert Systems, Knowledge Representation and Management, Semantic Web

Phone Number: (850) 474-3183
Office location: Bldg 4, Room 434
Email Address: jcoffey@uwf.edu

Eman El-Sheikh

Associate Dean
Associate Professor

Education: Ph.D., Michigan State University
Research Interests: Artificial intelligence methods and tools, Adaptive/interactive learning environments, Intelligent tutoring systems, Agent-based architectures, Knowledge-based systems, Computer Science education, Online teaching and learning of programming, Scholarship of teaching and learning and assessment

Phone Number: (850) 474-3074
Office location: Bldg 11, Room 221
Email Address: eelsheikh@uwf.edu


Bilal Gonen

Assistant Professor

Education: Ph.D., University of Nevada, Reno, 2011
Research Interests: Complex networks, Social Network Analysis, Semantic Web, Computer Networks, Bioinformatics

Phone Number: (850) 474-2973
Office location: Bldg 4, Room 238
Email Address: bgonen@uwf.edu

photo of Dr. Ezhil Kalaimannan

Ezhil Kalaimannan

Assistant Professor

Education: Ph.D., University of Alabama in Huntsville
Research Interests: Cyber Security, Digital Forensics, Wireless Networking, Algorithmic Theory, Operations Research, Optimization Algorithms, Privacy and Identity management in Online Social Networks [OSN’s], Information Assurance and Security Education.

Phone Number: (850) 473-7005
Office location: Bldg 4, Room 140
Email Address: ekalaimannan@uwf.edu

Vimal Kumar

Vimal Kumar

Assistant Professor

Education: Ph.D. Missouri University of Science & Technology
Research Interests:
My broad research areas include security in resource constrained environments such as wireless sensors, delay tolerant networks etc. and security in cloud computing. Specifically my work combines the need of energy efficiency, low latency and other QoS parameters with the challenges of security while aggregating data in resource constrained networks. I also work on the development and security of the sensor cloud computing model which integrates cloud computing and sensor networks to create pervasive networks. I am also working on applying machine learning algorithms to solve security issues such as trust in cloud computing.

Phone Number: (850) 857-6338
Office location: Bldg 4, Room 241
Email Address: vkumar@uwf.edu

Jim Lewis


Education: M.A., Ball State University
Research Interests: Computer Organization, OOP, Distributed Software systems - CORBA, Java, Java/RMI

Phone Number: (850) 473-7346
Office location: Bldg 4, Room 232
Email Address: jlewis@uwf.edu


Bernd Owsnicki-Klewe


Education: Doctorate, University of Hamburg Germany
Research Interests: Object orientation, Semantic Web, Ubiquitous Computing

Phone Number: (850) 474-3065
Office location: Bldg 4, Room 435
Email Address: bowsnickiklewe@uwf.edu


Anthony Pinto


20 years Active duty service in the United States Marine Corps. Several years experience and training in business related software development and cyber security.

Education: M.S., University of West Florida
Research Interests: Software Engineering (Software Design, Software Patterns), Interactive teaching, Web and Database Integration, and Cyber Security

Phone Number: (850) 474-2974
Office location: Bldg 4, Room 242
Email Address: apinto@uwf.edu


Thomas Reichherzer

Assistant Professor

Education: Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington, 2009
Research Interests: Case-based reasoning, Knowledge Representation, Semantic Web, Information retrieval, 

Phone Number: (850) 474-2612
Office location: Bldg 4, Room 427
Email Address: treichherzer@uwf.edu

Dallas Snider

Assistant Professor

Education: Ph.D., Integrated Computing, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2011
Research Interests: Data mining, machine learning, data warehousing/business intelligence

Phone Number: (850) 473-7348
Office location: Bldg 4, Room 233
Email Address:dsnider@uwf.edu


Laura White

Associate Professor 

Education: Ph.D., Capella University
Research Interests: Software Engineering, Online Learning

Phone Number: (850) 474-3017
Office location: Bldg 4, Room 244
Email Address: lwhite@uwf.edu


Norman Wilde


Education: Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Interests: Software Engineering

Phone Number: (850) 474-2548
Office location: Bldg 4, Room 245
Email Address: nwilde@uwf.edu