Professor of Computer Science at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP)

College of Engineering Associate Dean for People, Culture, and Environment

Chair of UTEP’s Graduate Council
UTEP Distinguished Teaching Professor
Member of the UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers


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.


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.

Austin 09/30/2019

Teaching Dossier 11/28/2023

NHETC 2024

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