Academic Degrees

  • PhD in Computer Science (thesis area: database design), University of Western Australia, Australia 1990.
  • Bachelor of Science (Computer Science major, first class honors), University of Western Australia, Australia 1982.

Awards

  • Presidential Distinction Award for Excellence in Service, Texas State University (2014).
  • NCWIT Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award (2013)
  • Dean Nominee, Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities, Texas State University (2010).
  • Special Developmental Leave Award ($20,000), Texas State University (2008).
  • College Runner Up, Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities, Texas State University (2006, 2004).
  • ITK Research Fellow, Tilburg University, the Netherlands (1993).
  • IEEE Data Engineering Best Stduent Paper Award (1989)

My Curriculum Vitae

My favorite quotes

"The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts" by C.S. Lewis
"A teacher can never truly teach unless he is still learning himself.
A lamp can never light another lamp unless it continues to burn its own flame" by Rabindranath Tagore