Professor of Computer Science at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP)
Chair of UTEP’s Graduate Council
Provost Fellow for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
UTEP Distinguished Teaching Professor
Member of the UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers
AT&T Information Technology II Endowed Fellow
Decision making under uncertainty, using global optimization, constraint solving, and interval computations:
Specifically, over the years, I have worked on decision making for large dynamical systems under uncertainty, using reduced-order modeling of large computationally-intensive problems. For a while, I toyed with the problem of combinatorial testing, in particular t-wise covering test suites.
These days, I am developing an interest for optimization for neural networks, specifically as constraints and uncertainty may be involved.
Teaching is a passion. I discuss my teaching philosophy in a few of my blogs. If you are looking for information about the courses I have taught over the years, please visit my page on teaching.
If you are trying to make an appointment with me for (under-graduate) advising, please go to my appointment scheduling page and suggest three 15-minute time slots among the times that are NOT shown busy, at least 2 business days in advance. Also, please make sure that you are making time suggestions on Mountain Standard Time.
- Example: YISD-Webinar-030614 about code.org on March 6, 2014
- More at this link: here
For a more complete description of my work, visit the research section of this website (or visit the website of my research group: CR2G) or check my resume.
Resource for students:
For all students in need of help regarding time management, please take 5 minutes to visit this link to a time management diagnostic tool.
Other web resources:
- Constraint Research and Reading Group (CR2G): website of my research group
- Constraint Solving: website about constraints where you can find tutorials on constraints, soft constraints, a list of conferences related to constraints, a list of people doing research in constraint-related areas, a guide about constraint solvers, etc.