iSchool welcomes new faculty: Babichenko, Lin, and Palanisamy


The iSchool is pleased to welcome three new faculty members: Dmitriy Babichenko, Yu-Ru Lin, and Balaji Palanisamy. All three will begin teaching in the Fall 2013 Term. Professor Babichenko will be teaching courses in the undergraduate program and supervising the internship program. Professors Lin and Palanisamy will offer courses in the undergraduate and the Graduate Information Science & Technology programs.

Babichenko, who holds the position of Professor of Practice, comes to the School with years of experience in the corporate IT arena at Litigation Solutions, Alcoa, Mediasite, US Information Systems, and Logicon Syscon, Inc. Since 2012, Babichenko has also served as an adjunct professor at the iSchool. He will teach courses on Object-oriented programming, systems analysis, and system design. You can learn more about Professor Babichenko’s research and publications on his bio page.

Assistant Professor Yu-Ru Lin recently served as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the College of Computer and Information Sciences at Northeastern University and the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University. In 2010, she was awarded her PhD in Computer Science (with a concentration in Arts, Media and Engineering) by Arizona State University. Professor Lin’s dissertation explored “Community Discovery in Dynamic, Rich-context Social Networks.” Lin’s research interests include human and social dynamics and computational approaches to mining and visualizing large-scale, time-varying, heterogeneous, multi-relational, and semi structured data. More information about Professor Lin can be found on her bio page.

Assistant Professor Balaji Palanisamy joins the iSchool faculty upon completion of his doctoral studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Palanisamy earned his PhD in Computer Science in August 2013; his dissertation work explored “Cost-effective and Privacy-conscious Cloud Resource Provisioning: Architectures and Algorithm.” Professor Palanisamy’s research program focuses on developing new systems, techniques and models to address the emerging challenges of performance, cost-efficiency and privacy in distributed and Cloud computing systems. On this bio page, you can learn more about Professor Palanisamy’s research and publications.

The iSchool’s faculty, staff and students look forward to working with Professors Palanisamy, Lin and Babichenko.