Three New Faculty Join Department of Computer Science

The growing department adds expertise in data science, human-computer interaction, and information security

The Department of Computer Science at Marquette University is excited to announce the hiring of three new faculty members who will join our growing community in August 2020, and will greatly enhance our teaching and research in the areas of data science, human-computer interaction, and information security. We welcome Dr. Keke Chen, Dr. Sabirat Rubya, and Dr. Mumin Cebe to the Marquette family.

Dr. Keke Chen, Northwestern Mutual Data Science Associate Professor of Computer Science

Dr. Keke Chen joins Marquette as the Northwestern Mutual Data Science Associate Professor of Computer Science. Dr. Chen earned his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2006. During 2006–2008, he was a senior research scientist at Yahoo! Labs, working on web search ranking, cross-domain ranking, and web-scale data mining. From 2008 to 2020, he was a faculty member of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Wright State University, directing the Data-Intensive Analytics and Computing Lab at the Ohio Center of Excellence in Knowledge-Enabled Computing. His research interests include artificial intelligence, security & privacy, and distributed systems. Dr. Chen’s recent work includes social and medical data analysis and applications, security and privacy for AI, and resource provisioning for big data in the cloud.

Dr. Sabirat Rubya, incoming Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Dr. Sabirat Rubya is an incoming Assistant Professor in the department of Computer Science at Marquette University. Her research includes human-computer interaction, social computing, health informatics, and human-aided machine learning. Her research focuses on recommending and designing mobile health technologies for critical health contexts, and she has won the SIGCHI graduate student research competition award for her research. Dr. Rubya completed her BSc in Computer Science from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, and her PhD in Computer Science from University of Minnesota.

Dr. Mumin Cebe, incoming Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Dr. Mumin Cebe is an incoming Assistant Professor in the department of Computer Science at Marquette University. Dr. Cebe has a Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Florida International University, US, and an M.Sc. from the Department of Computer Science at Bilkent University, Turkey. During 2008–2016, he worked as a software developer at various companies, developing algorithms and systems for large-scale data warehouses. Currently, he conducts research in security and privacy areas related to Internet-of-Things (IoT), blockchain, and ccyber-physical Systems (CPS).

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