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Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science

Faculty working with Students: 46
Students: 52
Students receiving assistantships or scholarships: 90.38%
Priority deadline:
  • Fall January 10th
  • Spring July 1st
Campus:
  • Pullman: Yes
Tests required:
  • 93 TOEFL Minimum score

Degree Description:

As the largest unit within this College, the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science is instrumental in determining competencies and preparing students at all levels (B.S., M.S., and Ph.D.) for technological productivity. The success of our graduate students in industry and higher education reflects the excellence of the School of EECS and its programs. In industry, our graduate degree holders are presidents, CEOs, CIOs, vice presidents, directors, and division and department managers. Some have founded at least one company and initiated and promoted new technologies, operations and sales strategies. Others have excelled as senior designers, project managers, senior scientists, and lead engineers. In higher education, they are professors, deans, and research directors. Graduate degrees have enriched their lives and careers, while affecting positively the economy of the state and nation. All are excellent role models for their peers and our students. The program of study should consist of approximately 35 credits of graded course work plus 30 or more research credits (Cpt S 800). A maximum of 6 credits of Directed Study (CptS 595) may be included. A maximum of 9 credits of 400 level graded course work approved by the EECS GSC may be included. In general, undergraduate courses REQUIRED for the BS/CS, BS/EE or BA/CS and undergraduate courses listed as pre-requisite for admission into the MS/PhD in CPT SCI program will NOT BE allowed.

Admission Requirements:

3 Letters of Recommendation and a Statement of Purpose.
All Transcripts from past schools.
GRE

Student Learning Outcomes:

All graduates will be able to:

  1.  Students have general mastery of their field of study in Electrical Engineering.
  2.  Students have mastery of knowledge in a specialized area.
  3.  Students are able to conduct state-of-the-art research in a specialize area that makes a contribution to the knowledge base.
  4.  Students can effectively communicate their research in oral and written form.
  5.  Students are able to disseminate research results in archival literature.

Student Opportunities:

Research positions in National Laboratories, positions in teaching, positions at top companies across the country.

Career Opportunities:

In industry, our graduate degree holders are presidents, CEOs, CIOs, vice presidents, directors, and division and department managers. Some have founded at least one company and initiated and promoted new technologies, operations and sales strategies. Others have excelled as senior designers, project managers, senior scientists, and lead engineers. In higher education, they are professors, deans, and research directors.

Career Placements:

Western Digital, Telecom, Hewlett Packard, PNNL, SEL, WSU
PJM Interconnection, LLC, Transmarket Group, MicroSoft, Intel, Carnegie Institution for Sci.
California ISO, Expedia, Verizon and Amazon

Faculty Members:

Arnaoudova, Venera, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Software engineering, particularly, software evolution, analysis of source code lexicon and documentation, empirical software engineering, refactoring, patterns, and anti-patterns

Bakken, David Edward, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Infrastructure software, middleware.
GridStat: next-generation wide-area mission critical data delivery for the power grid

Belzer, Benjamin Joseph, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Bose, Anjan, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Broschat, Shira Lynn, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Cook, Diane Joyce, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, data mining, robotics, smart environments, and parallel algorithms for artificial intelligence.

Dang, Zhe, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Model-checking and testing for infinite-state and/or real-time systems
Automata theory and Membrane computing systems (P systems)

Delgado-Frias, Jose G, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Doppa, Janardhan Rao, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Machine Learning

Dubey, Anamika, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Developing methods and analytics to facilitate an efficient, secure, resilient, adaptable, and economic power supply

Fischer, Thomas Robert, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Gebremedhin, Assefaw, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Algorithms, Data Science, Machine Learning

Ghasemzadeh, Hassan, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Embedded System Design

Gupta, Subhanshu, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Broadband sampling architectures
High-speed interconnects and sensor interfaces
High-speed data converters
Biomedical imaging and signal processing for circuit design

Hahn, Adam, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Security

Haipeng, Cai, PhD

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Software Engineering, Program Analysis, Software Evolution, Software Reliability, Security and Privacy

Hauser, Carl H, Ph.D.

Serves as: co-chair or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Distributed Systems, Networking, Concurrent Programming Models and Mechanisms, Programming Language Implementations.

Heo, Deuk Hyoun, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Holder, Lawrence, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Hudson, Scott, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Hundhausen, Christopher, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Human-centered Environments for Learning and Programming Lab: Design and empirical evaluation of computer technologies and pedagogical approaches that help undergraduate students learn within the domains of engineering and computer science.

Ji, Shuiwang, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Machine learning, data mining, computational biology, and computational neuroscience

Kalyanaraman, Anantharaman, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Computational biology and bioinformatics; high-performance computing; combinatorial pattern matching.

Kim, Dae Hyun, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Three-Dimensional Integrated Circuits (3D ICs) and Systems
Low-Power and High-Performance Computer Systems
Design Methodologies and Optimization Algorithms for Emerging Technologies and Systems

Lewis, Robert R, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Liu, Chen-Ching, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Lotfifard, Saeed, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Power Systems

Mehrizi-Sani, Ali, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Integration of renewable energy resources in the power system, Power electronics interfaces for distributed generation, Control and management of microgrids and smart grid, Power system applications of power electronics.

Miller, John H, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Olsen, Robert G, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Osman, Mohamed A, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Pande, Partha Pratim, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Pedrow, Patrick D, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Roy, Sandip, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Saberi, Ali, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Optimal Control, Non Linear Systems and Control, Linear Systems and Control, Linear Robust Control, Filtering and Inverse Filtering, Fault Detection and Isolation, Dynamic and Complex Networks, Control, Communications, and Signal Processing, Constrained Control Problems, Complex Systems, Adaptive Control and Filtering

Schneider, John Brand, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Schulz, Noel

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Shirazi, Behrooz, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Sivakumar, Krishnamoorthy, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Srivastava, Anurag K, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Stability, security and vulnerability analysis Real time modeling and simulation Testing and validation of smart grid algorithms and devices Intelligent control application Distributed generation and micro-grid Decision support and situational awareness using phasor data Interoperability and data integration

Stoorvogel, Anton, Ph.D.

Serves as: co-chair or member on graduate committee

Taylor, Matthew E., Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

My research focuses on agents, physical or virtual entities that interact with their environments. My main goals are to enable individual agents, and teams of agents, to learn tasks in real world environments that are not fully known when the agents are designed; perform multiple tasks, rather than just a single task; and
allow agents to robustly coordinate with, and reason about, other agents.
Additionally, I am interested in exploring how agents can learn from humans, whether the human is explicitly teaching the agent, the agent is passively observing the human, or the agent is actively cooperating with the human on a task.

Tosic, Predrag, Ph.D.

Serves as: co-chair or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Data science, machine learning, intelligent agents, large-scale data mining and AI, yber-physical systems, distributed coordination and control, large-scale complex networks, mathematical models and algorithms for smart energy and other grids

Venkatasubramanian, Vaithianath, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Wang, Kung-Chi, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Wu, Yinghui, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Big data, databases systems and data management, with emphasis on graph database, graph query models and languages, distributed and dynamic graphs.

Contact Information:

Sidra Gleason
Pullman, WA 99194-2752
509-335-6636
509-335-3818