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Teaching a ‘Driving Force’ for Computer Scientist Doina Bein

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Before joining Cal State Fullerton in the fall, Doina Bein, assistant professor of computer science, taught at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she earned a master’s degree and doctorate in computer science. Bein also was a visiting scholar at Osaka University in Japan and conducted research at Pennsylvania State University and the University of Texas, Dallas.

She also holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science from Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in Iași, Romania.

Why did you pursue the opportunity to join the Titan community?

I love teaching, plus I wanted to live in California. At the University of Nevada, I taught courses in advance analysis of algorithms, computer science, programming for engineers and introduction to computers.

What do you most look forward to now that you’re here?

I look forward to becoming tenured in my department and working on collaborative projects with my colleagues and students. I also enjoy teaching, which has been a driving force within my professional and scholarly activities. At Penn State, I worked hard on mentoring students and getting them involved in my research. I am very grateful to CSUF for giving me the opportunity to teach, while supporting me in continuing to do research.

What areas of continued scholarship and research are of particular interest to you?

I have authored five book chapters, 19 journals and 51 research and survey papers. I’m also the associate editor for two journals and an academic editor for the British Journal of Mathematics and Computer Science. My research interests, broadly speaking, include the complexities that derive from advanced interaction of devices with limited power, but capable of solving increasingly complex algorithms through cooperation. Thus, I have concentrated on various data fusion technologies, energy-efficient wireless networks and self-organizing ad hoc networks.

What are some of your outside activities, hobbies or interests?

I love to travel and see new places, and enjoy visiting national parks in North America.