J. Edward Swan II

I have been blessed by working with many excellent students.  Many of my former students have remained valued collaborators.


  • Nate Phillips, PhD Computer Science
  • Mohammed Arefin, PhD Computer Science
  • Kendall Moore, PhD Computer Science
  • Monika Jankun-Kelly, PhD Computer Science


  • Dennis Wu, MS Computer Science, 2020
  • Karl Smink, MS Computer Science, 2020
    Current: Computer Scientist, Information Technology Laboratory, Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MS
  • Krishna Muuva, MS Computer Science, 2019
    Current: PhD student at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, NE
  • Eli Davis, MS Computer Science, 2019
    Current: Immersive Technology Studio Analyst, Exxon, Houston, TX
  • Kristen Massey, MS Computer Science, 2018
    Current: Software Engineer, Torch Technologies, Huntsville, AL
  • Sujan Reddy, PhD Computer Science, 2018
    Initial: Computer Specialist, Child Health and Development Project, Social Science Research Center, Mississippi State University
    Current: Assistant Research Professor, Social Science Research Center, Mississippi State University
  • Trey Cook, MS Computer Science, 2017
    Current: Software Engineer, Green Mountain Technology, Memphis, TN
  • Kenny Moser, PhD Computer Science, 2016
    Initial: Research and Development Engineer, Marxent Labs, Inc., Dayton, OH
    Current: Research and Development Engineer, Radiance Technologies, Inc., Dayton, OH
  • Chunya Hua, MS Computer Science, 2014
    Current: Software Developer, Google Inc., Mountain View, CA
  • Gurjot Singh, PhD Computer Science, 2013
    Initial: Postdoctoral Scholar, Center for Human-Computer Interaction, Virginia Tech
    Current: Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics, Becton College, Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Lorraine Lin, BS Computer Science, 2012
    Current: PhD student at Clemson University
  • J. Adam Jones, PhD Computer Science, 2011
    Initial: Postdoctoral Scholar, Institute for Creative Technologies, University of Southern California
    Then: Postdoctoral Scholar, School of Computing, Clemson University
    Current: Assistant Professor, Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Mississippi
  • Teena Garrison, PhD Cognitive Science, 2010
    Co-advisor: Carrick Williams
    Initial: Assistant Research Professor, Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems, Mississippi State University
    Current: Crash Safety Research Center, LLC
  • Alexander Morais, MS Computer Science, 2009
    Current: Software Engineer, EchoStar
  • Chad Steed, PhD Computer Science, 2008
    Co-advisor: TJ Jankun-Kelly
    Initial: Scientist, Naval Research Laboratory
    Current: Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Joseph L. Gabbard, PhD Computer Science, Virginia Tech, 2008
    Co-advisor: Deborah Hix
    Initial: Assistant Research Professor, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Virginia Tech
    Current: Associate Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • Joseph Langley, MS Computer Science, 2006
    Co-advisor: Susan Bridges
    Current: Naval Research Laboratory