Faculty Mentors


Dr. Jun Zheng is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at New Mexico Tech. His current research interests are cybersecurity, human-centered computing, and machine learning. He has extensive experiences on involving undergraduate students in his research. He is especially willing to work with underrepresented students. Starting from 2011, he has worked with a number of minority and female undergraduate students on CREU (Collaborative Research Experience for Undergraduates) projects supported by CRA-W/CDC and REU projects supported by NSF. Results of the projects have been published as peer-reviewed conference papers and posters. 


Dr. Subhasish Mazumdar is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at New Mexico Tech. His current research interests are data management, mobile security and privacy, nonstandard information modeling, and machine learning. He has worked with undergraduate students in prior NSF grants and more recently in several NM-SBIR grants on data management-related problems faced by small and medium sized companies in New Mexico. He has guided several undergraduate students in their research-based projects in his upper-level undergraduate courses.


Dr. Ramyaa is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at New Mexico Tech. Her current research interests are logic, computation and complexity, emerging models of computation, and machine learning. She has worked with undergraduate students on criminology research projects and machine learning projects. She has mentored undergraduate research for Google Summer of Code twice in recent years.


Dr. Haoying Wang is an Assistant Professor of Management at New Mexico Tech. His current research interests are regional economics, applied econometrics, sustainability, and technology management. His recent projects involve mostly statistical analysis of large datasets, e.g., remote-sensing data. The topics of these projects range from climate change, crop monoculture, vegetation cover change, to online price competition. He has also been working with undergraduate and graduate students at New Mexico Tech on the dynamics of startup firms and their innovation behavior using web scraped data.


Dr. Jizhou Tong is an instructor of Computer Science and Engineering at New Mexico Tech. His current research interests are web security and intrusion detection systems.


Dr. Sihua Shao is an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at New Mexico Tech. His research areas involve wireless communication and networking with primary interest in visible light communication and positioning. His current research efforts focus on retro-reflective visible light communication, reinforcement and deep learning in intelligent reflecting surface aided wireless network, and ultra-low-power backscatter communication.