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Tisha Brown-Gaines, Ph.D.

I am a 2017 graduate of the University of Mississippi with a Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Engineering Science with an emphasis in Computer Science. While at the University of Mississippi, I served as a graduate instructor and Turning Technologies intern. My prior educational background includes a M.S. degree in Computer Science from Jackson State University and a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Mississippi Valley State University. I am a former McNair, Mississippi Space Grant (JPL) Consortium, LSMAMP-Bridge to the Doctorate, DOE Mickey Leland Energy and Southern Regional Education Broad (SREB) Fellow.

Student engagement is at the core of my teaching. In an era where self-expression is limited to 140 characters, emoji’s and hashtags; an instant connection is needed to provoke student interest. As a result, my goal within the classroom is to help facilitate open communication and promote a comfortable learning environment for students with a myriad of diverse backgrounds.

I am excited for the opportunity to become an integral member of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Belmont, where I can devote my skills wholeheartedly to help cultivate student’s ideas, encourage their originality and challenge them to excel.

My research interests include: wireless video sensor networks, algorithm optimization, software engineering and embedded systems. For current undergraduate research projects, I am particularly interested in the computer network areas; such as wireless sensor and mesh networks, cyber physical systems and Internet of Things (IoT).

If you are interested in any of the research areas listed above, please feel free to email me.

I would like to contact Dr. Gaines.