Area of expertise:

  • Cyber- & cyber-physical security, information assurance, and privacy
  • Software engineering

Specialty areas:

  • Software testing,
  • Software comprehension and visualization tools,
  • Software complexity metric,
  • Information assurance education,
  • Computer supported cooperative work,
  • Artificial Intelligence.

Keywords/Tags: Software Engineering, Software Testing, Software Metric,s Software Quality Assurance, Software Applications.


    • Testing object-oriented software using usage profiles and formal specifications
    • Software comprehension through complexity profile
    • Information Assurance Education – sponsored by NSF and DoD
    • NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) - Pervasive and Mobile Computing
      • Summer research opportunities (2006 2007, and 2008)

Research Areas:

  • Cyber, cybersecurity, information security, privacy
  • Software engineering.
Past Affiliations
Computer Software, Computer Science, Computer Engineering
PhD, University of Cincinnati, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1986
MS, University of Cincinnati, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1982
Diploma, Taipei Institute of Technology, Taiwan, Electrical Engineering, 1977
computer education or literacy computer and information sciences computer engineering & hardware computer software software engineering
Chinese, Mandarin, English, Taiwanese

Outstanding Engineering Faculty, 1989, 1992, 1997, College of Engineering (Auburn University)

Alumni Professorship, Auburn University Alumni Association (Auburn University), 2004-2009

ACM Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Service (ACM Southeast Annual Conference), ACM, 1997

Association for Computing Machinery
IEEE Computer Society
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers