Two CS Faculty Earn Promotions

Writer(s): Jesica Hollinger

Two Purdue Computer Science faculty members have earned promotions in 2013, effective July 1.

The CS Department announced that Associate Professor Ninghui Li was promoted to Full Professor, and Assistant Professor Xavier Tricoche was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.

Li's recent research focuses on role-based access control, online privacy protection, access control policy specification and analysis, and operating system access control. He has graduated two Ph.D. students and is currently supervising six Ph.D. students. His research is currently supported by three NSF projects and a project funded by IBM. In 2005, he was awarded the NSF CAREER Award for proposed work on "Access Control Policy Verification Through Security Analysis And Insider Threat Assessment".

He received a Ph.D. in computer science from New York University in September 2000. Before joining Purdue, he was a research associate for the computer science department at Stanford University. He has served on the program committees of more than two dozen conferences and workshops in information security, including the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), the ISOC Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS), International Conference on Data Engineering, ACM Symposium on Access Control Models and Technologies (SACMAT), and IEEE Computer Security Foundations Workshop (CSFW).

Associate Professor Xavier Tricoche is a member of the Computer Graphics and Visualization group. His research aims to create new methods for scalable processing and interactive visual analysis of large datasets. His main topics of interest include fluid dynamics, granular materials, orbital mechanics, structural analysis of vector and tensor fields, topology and dynamical systems, medical image analysis, high-performance computing, and computer graphics.

He received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany in 2002. He holds a MSc in applied mathematics from the University of Grenoble in France and an engineering degree in computer science from ENSIMAG.  He previously taught at the University of Utah and the University of Kaiserslautern.