Faculty Profile

Kien Hua, PhD

Computer Science Professor Kien Hua, PhD, in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, performs research in areas such as: wireless communications, mobile computing, multimedia databases, multimedia communications, and sensor computing. Dr. Hua’s research and commitment to the community has been beneficial in assisting area companies in cutting edge development work, such as the local companies Oracle, ImageSoft, Fiserv, and Electronic Arts. He has also secured $2.3 million in research funding for his projects.

Ken Stanley, PhD

Ken Stanley, PhD, is the Director of the Evolutionary Complexity (EPlex) Research Group at the University of Central Florida.  His research focuses on abstracting the essential properties of natural evolution that made it possible to discover astronomically complex structures such as the human brain.  If such properties can be abstracted into computer algorithms, then they can be leveraged to automate the discovery of large-scale neural networks (which is called neuroevolution), robot morphologies, building and vehicle architectures, art, and music. 

Charles E. Hughes, PhD

Charles E. Hughes, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Central Florida (UCF). He is also Director of the Synthetic Reality Laboratory / Media Convergence Laboratory and Professor in the School of Visual Arts and Design. He received the BA degree in Mathematics from Northeastern University in 1966, and the MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science from Penn State University in 1968 and 1970, respectively. Charlie is a bit of an old-timer in the computer industry, having started at RCA’s aerospace division in 1962. After receiving his PhD, he was a National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Fellow from 1971 to 1972, and served on the faculties of Computer Science at Penn State University and the University of Tennessee prior to joining UCF in 1980. His research interests are in mixed reality, computer graphics, human-technology interaction and models of computation.
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