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NDSU Computer Science Department Faculty Promoted

Fargo, ND, August 06, 2017 --( The NDSU Computer Science Department is pleased to announce the promotion of two faculty members. Dr. Anne Denton was promoted to Full Professor and Dr. Oksana Myronovych was promoted to Associate Professor of Practice.

Dr. Denton’s research deals with the development and implementation of analytical techniques for addressing applications that involve big data. She has over 30 peer-reviewed publications in journals and more than 25 in conference proceedings. The titles of some of the journals in which she has published include The Plant Genome, BMC Genomics, Sensors, Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Agronomy Journal, and the International Journal of Research in Engineering and Science. These titles illustrate the diversity of Dr. Denton’s work across disciplines.

Her development and use of techniques such as those of data mining, statistics, machine learning, physics, and database management carried out in full partnership with her collaborators exemplifies computer science achievement at a very high level. Her work is especially significant and appropriate at a land grant university. She has achieved and maintained an impressive output of scholarly work. Overall, her research program is vigorous, well-supported, with strong prospects for future growth, and continued contributions.

“Ann Denton is applying data analysis methods to sustainability and climate change issues and agriculture,” commented Professor and NDSU Computer Science Department Chair Kendall E. Nygard. “This is an important cause of our time. She is among the very best at what she does.”

Dr. Myronovych joined the department as a Lecturer in 2008. After receiving PhD in Software Engineering in 2009, she was promoted to an Assistant Professor of Practice in 2010.

Prior to joining NDSU, Myronovych worked as a Lecturer in the Department of Information Systems and as an Assistant Director of the College of Commerce & Economics Information Center at the Sultan Qaboos University in the Sultanate of Oman. She also served as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science of the University of Fort Hare in South Africa and as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at the Institute for Qualification Improvement in Kiev, Ukraine.

Myronovych has taught multiple graduate and undergraduate courses, including Visual BASIC, Advanced Visual BASIC, Computer Science I, Computer Science II, Modern Software Development, Comparative Programming Languages, Computer Fundamentals I, Computer Fundamentals II, System Testing & Maintenance, Web Scripting Languages, and Software Testing and Debugging. Her research interests are in the area of software testing, cloud computing, and cybersecurity.

“Oksana is a highly principled, student-centered faculty member,” noted Nygard. “I view her as a highly accomplished and very conscious instructor.”

The NDSU Computer Science Department was founded in 1988 (though computer science courses were offered as part of Mathematical Sciences since 1973). It occupies 7,460 square feet in NDSU’s Quentin Burdick Building and has approximately 600 graduate and undergraduate student majors.
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