Computer Science Research Lab Members


Liang, Lily, Ph. D

Associate Professor, Research Lab Director

Dr. Lily (Rui) Liang joined the Department of Computer Science at UDC in August 2004. She received her PhD degree from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at University of Nevada , Reno , where she worked as a research assistant for three years and a teaching assistant for one year. Dr Liang's research focuses on data mining, risk modeling and decision making, especially with biomedical data.

Rommel Anthony Benite

Rommel Anthony Benites, MSCS

Adjunct Professor CS

Rommel Anthony Benites is a M.S. in Computer Science, D.C. He graduated in 2006 from the "Pontificia Universidad Catolica", Peru (Pontifical Catholic University) with a B.S. degree in Informatics Engineering. In Spring 2009, he started pursuing his master's degree in Computer Science at UDC, DC. He is high interested in Bioinformatics and Health Information Systems. He has plans to keep studying and get a PhD. His strongest skills are in software development having more than 4 years experience using Java and C++ among other languages.

Ramirez Rochac, Juan F

Ramirez Rochac, Juan F., MSCS

Adjunct Professor CS

Juan F. Ramirez Rochac is an Adjunct Professor in the Computer Science and Information Technology department at the University of the District of Columbia. He holds a M.S. in Computer Science from UDC (2010), and a B.Eng. in Information Systems from the University of El Salvador (2005). Juan has published and presented in local, regional and international conferences in the areas of image processing and wireless smart sensors. During his graduate studies, he worked at the Scientific Computing Lab, the Informatics Lab and the Assurance Research Center for Trusted Information Computing, ARCTIC. Juan plans to pursue a Ph.D. and focus his research on information assurance and mobile security for handheld devices.

Levan Kardava


Levan Kardava is an undergraduate Computer Science student. Currently he is working on a number of projects including: developing web site for the Scientific Computing Lab at UDC, as well as iPhone/ iPad development. Levan specializes in C++, and Objective C programming languages.

Shakeel Arjumand


Shakeel Arjumand is Computer Science undergraduate student at the University of the District of Columbia. He has some previous experience in computer programming, Objective-C, C++, Java, Oracle, and computer networks. Currently, he is working on the iPhone, iPod and iPad apps development project.

Students who worked for the lab

Gorbachev Mikhail

Gorbachev, Mikhail

Lab Research Assistant

Mikhail Gorbachev is currently a PhD student at the Catholic University of America. He is an experienced software developer and database administrator with the proven record of technical and research experience and strong mathematical background. He graduated from University of the District of Columbia in May 2008 with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Computer Science(3.83 GPA). Prior to that he successfully completed four years of studies in Volgograd State University (Russia) majoring in Applied Mathematics. In 2008 Mikhail received Xerox fellowship, was recorded in Dean's list, and became an honored member of SEAS Laboratory Fellow Group (LFG). Currently he is a Research Assistant in UDC Scientific Computing Lab working on multiple research, data mining, and programming projects under the guidance of Dr. Liang

Berouel, Soufiane

Berouel Soufiane

Lab Research Assistant

Soufiane Berouel is a senior student working towards a Bachelor's degree of science in computer science (3.91 CGPA). He is a transfer student from AL Akhawayn University in Morocco, and from his first semester at UDC, soufiane has been on the Dean's list. He also presented in conferences and competitions winning few awards. Soufiane is an experienced programmer in different languages especially Java and works currently as a research assistant in UDC' s Scientific Computing Lab.

Alexander-Reindorf, Nii-Emil

Alexander-Reindorf Nii-Emil

Lab Research Assistant

Nii-Emil Alexander-Reindorf is a pre-med computer science major at the University of the District of Columbia. His special intereset is in computer graphics and simulations using different tools and programming languages especially C++ and OpenGL. Nii-Emil is also a research assistant in the Scientific Computing Lab under the supervision of Dr. Liang and a member of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) coalition program in UDC.

Leszczynska, Joanna

Joanna Leszczynska

Joanna Leszczynska graduated from a Polytechnic University with a degree in Civil Engineering in Gdansk, Poland. She enrolled as an undergraduate student in the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology at UDC in Spring 2007. She's currently a Master student of Computer Science and have received honors on the Dean's list for several times. She active participates in a number of presentations and publications and is a member of IEEE, ACM, and ASCE.

Liberty, Togba

Liberty Togba

Liberty Togba, previous UDC undergraduate student, graduated Spring 2008 Togba Liberty started the Bachelors of Science in Computer Science degree course at the University of DC in the Spring of 2004. Presently a senior, Liberty has maintained an exceptional school record, receiving Dean's List and Academic honors in every semester since. Liberty has been involved in a number of research projects at the department of Computer Science at UDC. Notably, he served as a programming participant in a Louis Stoke's Alliance Minority Program (LSAMP) sponsored project, where he interacted and programmed Sony's AIBO robotic dogs using the Tekkotsu software. Presently, he helps to clean data produced from the Dr. Liang's project.

Wang, Ying

Wang Ying

Wang Ying, previous MS student of the American University, Graduated Spring 2007

Mandal Vinay

Mandal Vinay, previous MS student of Wayne State University, graduated Fall 2007

Kou Yufeng

Kou Yufeng, Previous Ph.D. student of Virginia Tech., graduated Fall 2006.

Musoke Moses

Musoke Moses, previous UDC undergraduate student, graduated Spring 2007

Girma Amlak

Girma Amlak, UDC undergraduate student

Ho Yong

Ho Yong, previous UDC undergraduate student, graduated Spring 2007

Ness Eric

Ness Eric, previous UDC undergraduate student, graduated Spring 2007

Eniola Awofodu

Eniola Awofodu, previous UDC undergraduate student

Linval Mathew

Linval Mathew, previous UDC undergraduate student, graduated Spring 2006

Chen Feng

Chen Feng, graduate student of Virginia Tech.

Fei Xubo

Fei Xubo, graduate student of Wayne State University