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Shasha Wu

Assistant Professor of Computer Science in the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics

Contact Info

Email: swu@arbor.edu
Phone: (517) 750-6698
Office Location: Whiteman-Gibbs Science Center

Education

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2005
  • M.A. in Computer Science and Engineering from University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2003
  • B.E. in Computer Science and Engineering from University of Science and Technology of China, 1997

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Shasha Wu has been an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Spring Arbor University since 2005. Dr. Wu received his M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. His research topics include Information Visualization Methods for Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Constraint and Spatiotemporal Databases, and Software Engineering.

Dr. Wu has research and consulting experience in management and implementation of software solutions with a special emphasis on software engineering and spatial database applications. He has diverse research and development exposure in spatiotemporal database systems, GIS applications, knowledge-based systems, and enterprise computing software. His research publications span cognitive science, management science and computer science and engineering. He was one of the major developers of the MLPQ Constraint Database Management System while at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He was a senior software design engineer that designed and implemented several enterprise computing software suites for several software companies. He is also co-author of many journal and conference papers on stable analysis and design patterns, software stability modeling, information visualization and reasoning, spatiotemporal database systems, and sensor networking.

Dr. Wu is very interested in computer programming and enjoys sharing his experience with people who love to program. He coaches the Spring Arbor University programming team which has participated in many collegiate programming competitions.

Beyond his teaching and researching load, Dr. Wu is very proud of his Chinese heritage and loves to promote Chinese culture within the community. He has been the major organizer of many traditional Chinese festival parties hosted in Jackson area. Dr. Wu, along with his wife, developed and currently coordinate Chinese language classes offered by the Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church. These classes have been well received by parents and students in the greater Jackson area who are interested in learning about Chinese culture and language.