CIS Faculty

The faculty contributing to the Communication and Information Sciences PhD Program reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the program. CIS Graduate Faculty are appointed tenure track faculty from the four partner programs, and may serve as advisors to CIS PhD students, dissertation committee chairpersons, and inside dissertation committee members. CIS Cooperating Graduate Faculty and CIS Affiliate Graduate Faculty may also serve as inside dissertation committee members for CIS PhD dissertations. Friends have served as outside members. (We also used the "Friends" category elsewhere on this web site for persons who have other relationships to the CIS program.)

CIS Program Chair

Rich Gazan

Associate Professor Library and Information Science Program, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: How people integrate diverse types of knowledge, in informal information environments such as social Q&A communities, or in professional and academic environments such as the NASA Astrobiology Institute.

CIS Dissertation Committees: Salvatore Aurigemma (member), Ruobing Chi (member), Kar-Hai Chu (member), Viil Lid (member), Blanca Polo (member)

Website: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~gazan/

CIS Graduate Faculty

Noriko Asato

Associate Professor Library and Information Science Program, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: Japanese and Japanese American print cultures, Asian librarianship, and censorships. In particular, she investigates the anti-Japanese Movement in Hawaii and other USA States from World War II to present days

Website: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~asaton/

Kyungim Baek

Assistant Professor Department of Information and Computer Sciences, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: computer vision, computational models and mechanisms of visual perception and pattern recognition, neural computation, machine learning and bioinformatics

Website: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~kyungim/

Edoardo S. Biagioni

Associate Professor Department of Information and Computer Sciences, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: Networking, systems and languages, especially concerning the issues of power, security, routing and reliability in wireless networks. Currently interested in networking security, he is still open to work in past focus areas such as protocol implementation strategies, specialized networking protocols design, advanced languages for systems programming, continuations in OS design, and the interaction of congestion control with protocol performance

CIS Dissertation Committees: Jeng-Her Chen (member), Hanae K. Kramer (member)

Website: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~esb

Kimberly A. Binsted

Associate Professor Department of Information and Computer Sciences, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: Affective and entertaining intelligent interfaces for language learning and computational astrobiology. Recent research focuses on human communication and information management during space explorations

CIS Dissertation Committees: Sophea Chea (member), David Pai (member), Zach Tomaszewski (chairperson)

Website: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~binsted/

Wayne Buente

Assistant Professor School of Communications, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: Information inequality, social and community informatics, citizenship, and democracy.

Website: http://socialsciences.people.hawaii.edu/faculty/?dept=com,jour&faculty=wbuente@hawaii.edu

Tung X. Bui

Professor and Graduate Chair Department of Information Technology Management, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: Computer-supported group decision and negotiation, e-commerce, information policy, economic evaluation of information technology, and emergency response systems

CIS Dissertation Committees: Kim Chi Diep (member), JungHyun Nam (chairperson), Sunyeen Pai (member), Siong Meng Tay (member), Louis Tomsic (member), Vichianin Yudthaphon (member)

Website: http://kazman.shidler.hawaii.edu/ITMBui.html

Henri Casanova

Associate Professor Department of Information and Computer Sciences, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: Parallel and distributed computing, grid computing, theoretical and practical aspects of scheduling, as well as modeling and simulation of computing platforms

Website: http://navet.ics.hawaii.edu/~casanova/

Hong-Mei Chen

Professor Department of Information Technology Management, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: Service engineering and business-IT alignment, software architecture design, adoption in the framework of business organizations and electronic customer relationship management in business, healthcare and tourism

CIS Dissertation Committees: Kelly Burke (member), Lai Kuen So (member)

Website: http://hmchen.shidler.hawaii.edu

David N. Chin

Professor and Chair Department of Information and Computer Sciences, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: Artificial intelligence, in particular natural language processing and intelligent agents, moreover, his research spans from user modeling and intelligent user interfaces to intelligent software maintenance and geographic information systems

CIS Dissertation Committees: Sungwon Cho (member), Hai Huang (member), Viil Lid (member), Zhengfu Liu (member), Asanga Porage (chairperson), Koji Takeda (member), Rita Michele Vick (member), Xiaobo Wang (member)

Website: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~chin

William G. Chismar

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Department of Information Technology Management, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: Telecommunications, medical informatics, information technology

CIS Dissertation Committees: Mark Alan Hukill (member), Johannes Meier (chairperson), Sunyeen Pai (chairperson), Sonja Wiley-Patton (chairperson)

Elizabeth J. Davidson

Professor and Chair Department of Information Technology Management, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: Social implications of information technologies in organizational settings, requirements definition in systems development, and organizational change associated with information technology systems. She is also interested in qualitative methods and discourse analysis. Current research examines blogging as discursive activity and critical analysis of technology discourse in general

CIS Dissertation Committees: Salvatore Aurigemma (member), Gregory H Carlton (member), Sophea Chea (member), Soussan D Djamasbi (member), Patrick Gilbert (member), Tsui-Chuan Lin (chairperson), Margaret Luo (member), Maureen A. MacLeod (chairperson), Paulo Maurin (member), Carleton Allen Moore (member), John Lee Reardon (chairperson), Siong Meng Tay (chairperson), Rita Michele Vick (member), Vichianin Yudthaphon (chairperson)

Website: http://davidson.shidler.hawaii.edu/

Violet H. Harada

Professor Emeritus Library and Information Science Program, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: Information literacy instruction, instructional design and assessment, school library leadership

CIS Dissertation Committees: Kim Chi Diep (member), Erika Lacro (member), Peter Leong (member), Matthew James Sharritt (member), Joyce Yukawa (chairperson)

Website: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~vharada/

Peter Jacso

Professor Library and Information Science Program, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: Digital librarianship, search engines and user interfaces, citation indexing and journal impact factor calculation

CIS Dissertation Committees: Jennifer L Campbell-Meier (member), Justin M. W. Goo (member), Jenifer Sunrise Winter (member)

Website: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~jacso/

Phillip M. Johnson

Professor Department of Information and Computer Sciences, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: Software engineering, collaborative software, artificial intelligence, and their applications for environmental sustainability

CIS Dissertation Committees: Kelly Burke (member), Carleton Allen Moore (chairperson), Danurahardjo Tjahjono (chairperson), Dadong Wan (chairperson)

Website: http://csdl.ics.hawaii.edu/~johnson/

Rick Kazman

Professor Department of Information Technology Management, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: Software architecture, human-computer interaction, IT Economics and service engineering

Website: http://kazman.shidler.hawaii.edu/

Lipyeow Lim

Assistant Professor Department of Information and Computer Sciences, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: Information management, database technology, web data management, data stream, XML and semi-structured data

Website: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~lipyeow

David Pager

Professor Department of Information and Computer Sciences, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: Compilers, computability, artificial intelligence and electronic medical systems

CIS Dissertation Committees: Candace Chien-Tzu Chou (member), Laurel King (member)

Guylaine Poisson

Associate Professor Department of Information and Computer Sciences, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: Bioinformatics, cognitive informatics, machine learning

Website: http://navet.ics.hawaii.edu/~poisson/BiL/index.html

Dan Port

Associate Professor Department of Information Technology Management, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: Software economics, management of information systems, software engineering

CIS Dissertation Committees: Louis Tomsic (member)

Website: http://db-itm.shidler.hawaii.edu/drupal/index.php?q=users/dport

Luz Quiroga

Associate Professor Library and Information Science Program, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: information filtering systems, virtual collaboration, information retrieval, databases, library systems

CIS Dissertation Committees: Lotus Elizabeth Y. W Kam (member), Kathleen Kihmm (member), Blanca Polo (member)

Website: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~lquiroga/

Nancy Reed

Associate Professor Department of Information and Computer Sciences, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: Artificial intelligence, autonomous agents, cognitive modeling, diagnosis, expert systems, knowledge-based systems, knowledge acquisition, medical informatics, and real-time systems

Website: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~nreed/

Peter-Michael Seidel

Assistant Professor Department of Information and Computer Sciences, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: Formal Methods, Computer Arithmetic, Digital Hardware Design, Algorithms

Ralph H. Sprague

Professor Department of Information Technology Management, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: Management of information systems, in particular decision support systems, electronic document management, and strategic systems planning

CIS Dissertation Committees: Johannes Meier (member), David Pai (member)

Website: http://sprague.shidler.hawaii.edu/

Jan Stelovsky

Associate Professor Department of Information and Computer Sciences, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: Hypermedia, human-computer interaction, software architectures for the acquisition, evaluation, and visualization, of biometrics data

Website: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~janst/

Susanna Still

Associate Professor Department of Information and Computer Sciences, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: Machine Learning, Interactive learning, Predictive models of time series data, Analysis of animal communication sounds, Unsupervised learning / Cluster analysis, Computational Neuroscience, Foundations of Information Theory, Bioinformatics, Robotics, Neuromorphic engineering

Website: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~sstill/

Kazuo Sugihara
Andrew Wertheimer

Associate Professor and Chair Library and Information Science Program, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: information science, library history, Japanese-American print culture

Website: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~wertheim/

Jenifer Sunrise Winter

Associate Professor School of Communications, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: Policy and planning particularly in the Asia-Pacific region, emerging technologies, privacy, social informatics, futures studies, information and communication technologies literacies

CIS Dissertation Committees: Alexander Bergo (member), Kar-Hai Chu (member), Hanae K. Kramer (member)

Website: http://socialsciences.people.hawaii.edu/faculty/?dept=com,jour&faculty=jwinter@hawaii.edu

CIS Cooperating Graduate Faculty

Jeffery C. Ady

Associate Professor Public Administration Program, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: Organizational communication, leadership, intercultural issues in public administrations, national differences in public institution cultures, and fostering regional and multinational cooperation between public institutions

CIS Dissertation Committees: Soussan D Djamasbi (member), Jerome B. Heath (member), John F. Morton (member), Dan Smith (member), Siong Meng Tay (member)

Website: http://socialsciences.people.hawaii.edu/faculty/?dept=puba&faculty=jady@hawaii.edu

Dana L. Alden

Professor Department of Marketing, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: Marketing communications, health care marketing, and global branding; he has significantly contributed to the introduction of a cross-cultural approach in the area, particularly through his works in cross-cultural consumer behavior and Southeast Asian studies

CIS Dissertation Committees: Mauricio Sanchez Featherman (member)

Website: http://mkt.shidler.hawaii.edu/docs/faculty/alden/index.html

Andrew R. Arno

Associate Professor Department of Anthropology, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: Processes of social ordering and law through structured communication. He is interested in the entire range of institutionalized systems of communication about social conflict, art, ritual, and news

CIS Dissertation Committees: donna Bair-Mundy (member), Kumiko Hachiya (chairperson), Jerome B. Heath (chairperson), Hanae K. Kramer (member), Randall Larsen (member), Diane M. Nahl (member), JungHyun Nam (member), Zach Tomaszewski (member), Sonja Wiley-Patton (member)

Website: http://www.anthropology.hawaii.edu/People/Faculty/Arno/index.html

David E. Ashworth

Associate Professor of Japanese Center for Japanese Studies, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: Japanese language and translation pedagogy, Japanese telecommunications, learning technology and distance education particularly in Japanese studies

CIS Dissertation Committees: Yun Du (member), Claire Hitosugi (member), Laurel King (member), Rita Michele Vick (member)

Website: http://www.hawaii.edu/eall/ppl/jpn/AshworthDavid.html

Thomas J. Brislin

Professor School of Communications, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: Media ethics, film and culture, global media and cross-cultural communication

Website: http://socialsciences.people.hawaii.edu/faculty/?dept=com,jour&faculty=tbrislin@hawaii.edu

Richard W. Brislin

Professor Department of Management and Industrial Relations, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: Intercultural interaction and cross-cultural psychology, particularly in the field of industrial relations. Current research covers mentoring, cross-cultural training, and the experiences of business people on overseas assignments

CIS Dissertation Committees: Ravi K Vatrapu (member)

Website: http://mir.shidler.hawaii.edu/faculty/richard_brislin.htm

Robert Doktor

Professor Department of Management and Industrial Relations, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: International business, organizational behavior, strategy and operations research

Website: http://mir.shidler.hawaii.edu/faculty/robert_doktor.htm

Curtis P. Ho
Morris K. Lai

Principal Investigator, Curriculum Research & Development Group Department of Educational Psychology, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: Youth and early childhood education, decolonizing evaluation practices in Hawaiian educational system

CIS Dissertation Committees: Steve Takaki (member)

Matthew P. McGranaghan

Associate Professor Department of Geography, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: Representational, perceptual and cognitive issues in cartography and geographical information systems; technical issues in information representation in spatial databases; secondary interest in algorithms, techniques, and the logic of processing spatial data

Website: http://www.geography.hawaii.edu/faculty/matt.html

Nicholas Ordway

Interests: financial technologies, real estate markets

CIS Dissertation Committees: Gregory H Carlton (member)

Jim R. Wills

Professor Department of Marketing, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: marketing, international business, marketing research methods

Website: http://mkt.shidler.hawaii.edu/Professors/wills.html

CIS Affiliate Graduate Faculty

Norm Abramson

Emeritus Professor Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: Communication systems, satellite networks, and data network. His work in random multiple access has significantly contributed to the development of modern data networks. He directed the construction and operation of the first wireless packet network, the ALOHAnet, which went into operation in 1970, throughout the state of Hawaii

CIS Dissertation Committees: Dara Lee Howard (member)

Website: http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Norman_Abramson

Raydeen Busse
Dennis Streveler

Professor Department of Information and Computer Sciences, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: Medical informatics and includes biomedical informatics, international health policy, global health informatics, issues in the electronic medical record, telemedicine, and computer science as an enabler for change in professional industries

CIS Dissertation Committees: JungHyun Nam (member), Stephanie Rolfe (member), Miwa Yamazaki (member), Lisa Yoda (member), Vichianin Yudthaphon (member)

Website: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~strev/