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Online Master of Science in Computer Science Faculty

Lewis’s MS in Computer Science (MSCS) program is offered through the Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences. MSCS faculty members have significant industry experience and enjoy sharing their passion and the latest learning in this fast-paced field.

Dr. Cindy Howard

Associate Professor

Dr. Cindy Howard is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences at Lewis University. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in 2010.

Education

  • Ph. D., Computer Science, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2010
  • M.S., Computer Science, Governors State University, 2001
  • B.B.A., Accounting and Information Systems, University of Wisconsin, 1985



Dr. Ray Klump

Professor and Chair of Computer Science and Mathematics

Dr. Ray Klump is currently Professor and Chair of Mathematics and Computer Science and Director of the Master of Science in Information Security at Lewis University. He has 20 publications in electric power system analysis, computational techniques, data visualization, and cyber security of critical infrastructures.

Education

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1995
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1993



Dr. Jason Perry

Assistant Professor

Dr. Jason Perry earned his Ph.D. from Rutgers University and started at Lewis in August 2015. His dissertation topic is protocols for secure computation.

Education

  • Ph.D. Computer Science, Rutgers University, 2015
  • M.A. Computer Science, Princeton University, 2004
  • B.S. Computer Science, University of Kentucky, 1999



Dr. Piotr Szczurek

Assistant Professor and Director of Master of Science in Data Science

Dr. Piotr Szczurek is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences at Lewis University. He is also the director for the Master of Science in Data Science program. Since 2012, he holds a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).

Education

  • Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), 2012
  • B.S., Computer Science, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), 2005