Faculty

Program Chair

  • Waqar Haque
    PhD, MSc, MEng
    • Professor
    • Acting Chair, Computer Science
    Phone:
    250-960-6522
    Office:
    10-2052
    Dr. Haque received his Masters and PhD in Computer Science from Iowa State University, USA. He joined UNBC in 1995 and is presently Full Professor, cross-appointed in the Computer Science Program and the School of Business. His teaching commitments also extend into the MBA Program. His academic...

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Faculty

  • Dr. Alex Aravind
    PhD, MTech
    • Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-5548
    Office:
    10-2050
    Dr. Aravind received his Ph.D in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, and his M.Tech. in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. Later, he worked as a Scientific officer in the Supercomputer Education and Research Center, IISc.,...

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  • PhD, MMath, BSc
    • Associate Professor (on sabbatical leave)
    Phone:
    250-960-6672
    Office:
    10-2080
    Dr. Casperson received his Ph.D. and M.Math. in Pure Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, and his B.Sc. in Mathematical Physics from Simon Fraser University. His research areas include computational algebra, Galois theory, universal algebra, and programming language semantics. He has a...

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  • PhD
    • Professor, Computer Science and Interdisciplinary Studies (On Sabbatical)
    Phone:
    250-960-5838
    Office:
    10-2046
    His research areas are: pattern recognition, image processing, computational geometry, intelligent language tutoring system, data mining, bioinformatics; and the computational intelligence fields, including fuzzy systems, neural network, and fast approximate practical algorithms for solving some NP...

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  • PhD, MSc, BSc
    • Adjunct Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-6756
    Office:
    10-2068
    Dr. Hirt received his PhD and MSc from the University of Calgary, specializing in networking, cryptography, and security. He received his BSc from the University of Northern British Columbia. His research interests include networking, cryptography, security, performance evaluation, anonymous...

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  • MSc, PhD
    • Assistant Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-6626
    Office:
    10-2030

    Supervises in: MSc Computer Science

    Dr. Fan Jiang received both his MSc and PhD in Computer Science from University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. His research areas include big data mining, association rule mining, frequent pattern mining, social network mining, sentiment analysis, machine learning, and data visualization.

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  • Allan Kranz
    MSc UNBC, BSc UNBC
    • Senior Lab Instructor
    Phone:
    250-960-5800
    Office:
    10-2058
    Mr. Allan Kranz received his M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Northern British Columbia. Allan came to UNBC from the area of industrial process control and his experience includes embedded systems, interfacing industrial equipment, data gathering and logging, and process...

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  • PhD, MSc, BSc
    • Adjunct Professor
    Dr. Polajnar comes to UNBC from the post of Chief Software Engineer at Positron Industries, a Montreal-based manufacturer of telecommunications equipment. Before coming to Canada he taught graduate and undergraduate Computer Science courses at the Universities of Belgrade and Novi Sad, Yugoslavia....

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