College of Science and Mathematics

MATTHEW AARDEMA
Assistant Professor
Biology Department
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Dr. AARDEMA, who received his PhD from the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University in December 2015, joins the Department of Biology after a research fellowship at the American Museum of Natural History. There he studied evolutionary patterns in a variety of species including butterflies, cichlid fish, monk seals and malaria parasites. Dr. Aardema has published numerous manuscripts on protein evolution in milkweed butterflies and host specialization in pathogenic bacteria. At Montclair State, his research will focus on genetic divergences among strains of vector-transmitted pathogens and ecological patterns among these vectors, primarily ticks and mosquitos.

 

BOXIANG DONG
Assistant Professor
Computer Science Department
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Office Location:  Richardson Hall

Dr. DONG joined the Department of Computer Science as a Tenure-track Assistant Professor in January, 2017. Prior to that, he received his Ph.D in Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey, and his B.E. in Software Engineering from Dalian University of Technology, Liaoning, China. His research interests cover a broad area in cybersecurity and data mining, which includes privacy-preserving data mining, authenticated outsourced computation, intrusion detection, crowdsourcing, graph mining, and data cleaning. Dr. Dong has published a series of his research results in prestigious conferences such as ICDM, ICDE, CIKM, and ICDCS. He has served as a program committee member or reviewer for various conferences and journals, including AAAI, TKDE, EDBT, and JCC.

 

COLETTE FEEHAN
Assistant Professor
Biology Department
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Dr. FEEHAN received her PhD from the Department of Biology at Dalhousie University in May 2015. She joins the Department of Biology at Montclair State University following postdoctoral fellowships at Rutgers University’s Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences and the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Laboratories. Dr. Feehan’s expertise is in marine biology and disease ecology. Prior to joining the faculty at Montclair State, her graduate work at Dalhousie focused on climate change, disease, and herbivory in a NW Atlantic kelp bed ecosystem. Dr. Feehan’s research often involves the use of SCUBA, and she has been a certified scientific diver since Aug 2009.

DAWEI LI
Assistant Professor
Computer Science Department
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Office Location:  Richardson Hall

Dr. LI received his Ph.D. from the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA in December 2016 and his B.Eng. from the Department of Electronics and Information Engineering at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, P. R. China in July 2011. He joins the Department of Computer Science as an Assistant Professor, after spending one semester as an Instructional Specialist also in the Department of Computer Science. Dr. Li's research interests include energy-efficient techniques for various computer and network systems, design and analysis of large scale Data Center Network architectures, and big data processing in the cloud. He has published research articles in various conferences and journals, such as IEEE INFOCOM, ICPP, IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, and Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing.

 

RODICA MARTIN
Assistant Professor
Mathematical Sciences Department
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Office Location:  Richardson Hall

Dr. MARTIN received her PhD in Physics from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2006. She worked as a Postdoctoral Associate and as an Assistant Scientist at the University of Florida for the LIGO project for almost eight years. During this time, Dr. Martin’s work focused on the development, design and characterization of optical components for the Input Optics subsystem, and she was actively involved in building the Advanced LIGO interferometer that detected gravitational waves for the first time on September 14, 2015. In Fall 2016, she joined the Department of Mathematical Sciences as a Visiting Assistant Professor, and prior to this she taught at William Paterson University, Ramapo College of New Jersey, and Fairleigh Dickinson University. Dr. Martin’s research interests are in experimental gravitational physics and optics for high laser power operation, with focus on developing new optical components and instrumentation for future generation detectors for Gravitational-wave Astronomy.

 

JESSICA MILLER
Assistant Professor
Earth and Environmental Studies Department
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Office Location:  Richardson Hall

Dr. MILLER, who received her PhD from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at The Graduate Center, City University of New York in 2015, joins the Department of Earth and Environmental Studies after a post-doctoral non-tenure track position at Temple University in the Geography and Urban Studies Department. Her community-based research is led by her interest in environmental justice and human-environmental interaction. She has published portions of her dissertation work, which built on an expanding focus on the relationship between environmental justice, environmental clean-up, and green infrastructure and sustainability policy outcomes. She investigated local demographic and policy shifts, residential displacement, and physical changes taking place along the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, New York. She has taken part in several other community-focused projects, focusing on environmental education, water contamination reduction, environmental justice outreach, and environmental perception.

 

JIAYIN WANG
Assistant Professor
Computer Science Department
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Office Location:  Richardson Hall

Dr. WANG received her Ph.D. from the Department of Computer Science at University of Massachusetts Boston under the supervision of Professor Bo Sheng in May 2017. She received her Bachelor degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Xidian University in China. Her research interests mainly focus on the resource management of large-scale big data processing platforms, mobile cloud computing, and wireless networks. Prior to teaching at Montclair State University, Dr. Wang has published 18 peer-reviewed conference and journal papers. During the study for Ph.D., she has held two summer internships: one in the Memory Solutions Lab at Samsung and the other in the Department of Big Data Solutions at EMC. She is awarded the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) Scholarship in 2015.