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Dr. Angkul Kongmunvattana

Professor of Computer Science and Information Technology

Office: UC-340
Information Technology
College of Information and Mathematical Sciences


Angkul Kongmunvattana has 30 years of research experience in Computer Science and Engineering and more than 20 years of teaching experience in Electrical and Computer Engineering (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities), Computer Science and Engineering (University of Nevada Reno), Computer Science and Information Technology (Columbus State University and Clayton State University). His research work spans a broad spectrum of areas. Specifically, Dr. K worked on research projects in robotics, cryptographic algorithms, and chip design in the early 1990s before moving on to performance optimization, system recovery, task migration, reconfiguration, and load balancing in parallel and distributed systems from mid-1990s onward. Recently, in mid-2010s, Dr. K expands his research work to include data and visual analytics, cybersecurity and CS education, and DNA sequencing. His work has been partially supported by Altera, Sun Microsystems, NSF, and USGS. On teaching, Dr. K has taught virtually all courses in the computer science core areas as well as introductory programming courses for freshman and advanced courses for graduate students, earning an Excellence in Teaching Award in 2015.


BE, Computer Engineering, Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), 1995

Ph D, Computer Science, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 1999

Awards and Honors

Teaching Excellence Award for Online Teaching, Columbus State University, Award, 2015

Faculty Service Award, College of Business, Columbus State University, Award, 2016

Intellectual Contributions

Nian-Feng Tzeng, Angkul Kongmunvattana, Distributed Shared Memory Systems with Improved Barrier Synchronization and Data Transfer, In Proceedings of the 11th ACM International Conference on Supercomputing – July 1997

Angkul Kongmunvattana, Prabhas Chongstitvatana, An FPGA-based Behavioral Control System for A Mobile Robot, In Proceedings of the 1998 IEEE Asia-Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems – November 1998

Angkul Kongmunvattana, Yaakov Varol, Jiangtao Zeng, Lightweight Fault Detection for Shared Virtual Memory Clusters, In Proceedings of the 2004 IEEE Region 10 Conference – November 2004

Angkul Kongmunvattana, Wayne Summers, An Evolution of Online CS Foundation Course for Non-CS Graduates in CS Graduate Program, Journal on Computing – October 2014

Rojin Aliehyaei, Angkul Kongmunvattana, Alexander Little, Discovering Alpha Yelpers, In Proceedings of The 30th International Conference on Computer Applications in Industry and Engineering – October 2017

Contracts, Grants, and Sponsored Research

Angkul Kongmunvattana, MRI: Acquisition of SMP Clusters for Supporting Shared-Memory Metacomputing Research, US National Science Foundation, Federal, 102400.00, Funded –  August 1 2001 to July 31 2004

Angkul Kongmunvattana, Software Shared-Memory Clusters, Sun Microsystems, Private, 10000.00, Funded –  January 1 2002 to December 31 2002

Angkul Kongmunvattana, James Coleman (PI), Vanda Grubišić (Focal Lead), Research Infrastructure for Nevada's Growth: Targeting Research with Uniqueness and Excellence II (RING-TRUE II), US National Science Foundation, Federal, 9000000.00, Funded –  August 1 2002 to July 31 2006

Angkul Kongmunvattana, Sushil Louis (PI), Genetic Algorithm Calibration of Cellular Automata, US Geological Survey, Federal, 36000.00, Funded –  August 1 2003 to July 31 2004

Angkul Kongmunvattana, Curriculum Development and Adaptation for Infusion of Parallel and Distributed Computing in BSCS Program at Clayton State University, NSF-supported Center for Parallel and Distributed Computing Curriculum Development and Educational Resources, Federal, 5000.00, Funded –  April 15 2019 to May 31 2020

Service to the University & University System of Georgia

University System, USG Academic Advisory Committee on The Computing Disciplines, Committee Member –  July 1 2016 to Present

University, CLSU Administrative Council, Committee Member –  July 1 2016 to June 30 2019

University, CLSU Information Technology Council, Committee Member –  September 15 2016 to Present

University, CLSU Search Committee - Director of Corporate, Community, and Academic Partnerships, Committee Chair –  2018

Service to the Profession

Reviewer, Book, Programming Language Pragmatics, Michael L Scott, 1st Edition, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers 2000

Reviewer, Journal Article, IEEE Transactions on Computers 2000

Committee Member, Newsletter Editor, IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Distributed Processing 2001 to 2003

Reviewer, Grant Proposal, NSF Proposal Review Panel 2001 to Present

Reviewer, Journal Article, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems 2001

Reviewer, Book, Modern Processor Design: Fundamentals of Superscalar Processors, John Paul Shen and Mikko H. Lipasti, 1st Edition, McGraw-Hill Higher Education 2005

Reviewer, Book, Computer Organization and Design: The Hardware/Software Interface, David A. Patterson and John L. Hennessy, 4th, 4th Revised, and 5th Editions, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers 2011 to 2014

Reviewer, Journal Article, Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience 2018

Service to the Community

Member, Judge, Nevada Western Regional Science and Engineering Fair 2001 to 2003

Guest Speaker, Henry County Career Ready Expo 2016

Guest Speaker, Rex Mill Middle School's STEM Expo 2017