Computer Science and Engineering welcomes 3 new faculty in fall 2022

Karla Badillo-Urquiola, Aaron Dingler, and Chandrika Satyavolu

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is pleased to welcome three new members of the faculty.

“We are delighted to have three new faculty members joining us this fall,” said Jane Cleland-Huang, Frank M. Freimann Professor of Engineering and department chair.

“These teachers and scholars are strengthening our research and teaching in key areas, including human-computer interaction, computer architecture and emerging devices, and mobile networks. We’re excited to partner with them as they contribute new ideas to our community working to advance a better world for all.”

Karla Badillo-Urquiola has been appointed assistant professor. Her areas of expertise include human-computer interaction, social computing, online safety, digital youth, child welfare, and the design of technology-driven solutions that serve youth and marginalized communities. Her current research makes use of human-centered and participatory design methods to study online safety for teens in foster care. She received her Ph.D. in modeling and simulation from the University of Central Florida in 2022.

Aaron Dingler has been appointed associate teaching professor. His areas of expertise include computer architecture; emerging devices, circuits, and architecture; computer science and engineering education. He worked as a hardware developer in IBM Systems, where he was responsible for modeling core microarchitectural features of future IBM POWER systems.

As a faculty member and chair at Seattle Pacific University, he taught courses in data structures, computer architecture and advanced programming. He received his Ph.D. in computer science and engineering from Notre Dame in 2013.

Chandrika Satyavolu has been appointed associate teaching professor. Her areas of expertise include wireless and mobile networks, RFID anti-collision protocols, and delay tolerant networks and software defined networks.

As a faculty member at California State University at Monterey Bay and Oklahoma City University, she taught courses in the network and security concentration and introductory programming. She received her Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Oklahoma in 2014.

— Karla Cruise, College of Engineering