I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences at Lewis University. In addition, I am also the Director for the Master of Science in Data Science (MSDS). I have received my B.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2005. I have graduated Summa Cum Laude and was recognized with the Bell Honors award for the highest G.P.A. in the graduating class. From 2005 to 2006, I was employed as an Engineer at Tellabs, Inc., a telecommunication equipment developer. There, I worked on the development of automation tools for testing digital cross-connect systems. Starting in 2006, I have pursued a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In the same year, I joined the Computational Transportation Science multidisciplinary doctoral training program and was awarded with the Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT), funded by the National Science Foundation. In July of 2012, I have successfully defended my dissertation, entitled "A Platform for Estimating the Relevance of Information in VANET Applications". In August of 2012, I have joined the Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences at Lewis University as a new faculty member.
Piotr Szczurek, Ph.D.