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Three New Promotions within SoC Faculty

The School of Computing would like to congratulate and welcome three faculty members who were recently promoted this past month.  

Dr. Le Guan received a PhD from Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2015. Before joining UGA in 2018, he was a post-doctoral researcher at Penn State. He specializes in cyber security, with a particular interest in IoT security and firmware analysis. His research is supported by NSF  (prestigious NSF CAREER award) and Cisco Research. Professor Guan was recently promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.

Dr. In Kee Kim, Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Virginia (2018), specializes in cloud computing, distributed systems, and edge computing. His work emphasizes scheduling and resource management. Specifically, Dr. Kim's work aims to optimize system performance and reliability across various application workloads (e.g., scientific and latency-sensitive tasks) and to improve AI performance on edge devices. His research is supported by USDA/NIFA, DoD, and ARL. Professor Kim was also promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.

Dr. Brad Barnes obtained a PhD in computer science from the University of Georgia in 2011. He has served as the undergraduate coordinator since 2015, winning departmental teaching award three consecutive years in a row from 2014-2016, and most recently in 2022. Since his time teaching Professor Barnes has been awarded six teaching-related grants and has also participated in the 2016 Innovative Teaching Fellowship and the 2022 Active Learning Summer Institute. Professor Barnes was promoted to Principal Lecturer, being the first faculty member in the School of Computing to receive this title. 


Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Senior Lecturer of Computer Science, Undergraduate Coordinator, Ph.D.: University of Georgia, 2010

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