Faculty and Staff

Cyril S Ku

Professor • Department of Computer Science

Dr. Cyril S. Ku is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey. He was elected as the Chairperson of the Computer Science Department for two consecutive terms, and led the department to obtain its first ABET accreditation. He received the WPU Award for Excellence in Service in 2009. Before joining the faculty at WPU, he was a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Communications Research (Bellcore, now Ericsson), a Senior Technical Staff Member at AT&T, and a Senior Information Technology Specialist at IBM. His research interests include databases, big data and analytics, data/text mining, machine learning, and software engineering. He holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Utah State University, Logan, Utah; an M.S. degree in Computer Science and Applications from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia; and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. He is a member of UPE (Upsilon Pi Epsilon), ACM (Association for Computing Machinery), and IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Computer Society.


PhD Computer Science, Northwestern University Evanston, IL

MS Computer Science and Applications, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg, VA

BS Computer Science, Utah State University Logan, UT


Databases, Big Data and Analytics, Data/Text Mining, Machine Learning, and Software Engineering

Awards and Honors

Outstanding Partnership Award for Best Practices in Employer Relations
Career Development Advisory Board, William Paterson University

Upsilon Pi Epsilon Computer Science Honor Society Faculty Membership
Upsilon Pi Epsilon

Award for Excellence in Service
William Paterson University

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