The School of Computer and Cyber Sciences is thrilled to announce that two more faculty will be joining us in the new academic year. Dr. Konstantin “Costas” Busch and Dr. Jason Williams will be starting as a professor and assistant professor, respectively, at Augusta University in the fall 2020 semester.
Dr. Konstantin Busch received his PhD in computer science in 2000 from Brown University. Before that, Busch obtained his Bachelor of Science in 1992 and a Master of Science in computer science in 1995 from the University of Crete, Greece. Busch joins us from the Louisiana State University, where he was a full professor of computer science and engineering.
His research interests are in the areas of distributed algorithms and data structures, algorithmic game theory, robot coordination algorithms, blockchain consensus and data streaming algorithms. Busch is an author of over 120 research articles appearing in such renowned international computer science conferences such as FOCS, STOC, SODA, PODC, SPAA and DISC, and in prestigious journals such as Journal of the ACM, SIAM Journal on Computing, Distributed Computing, Theoretical Computer Science, and Algorithmica. Busch’s research has been supported by several awards from the National Science Foundation.
Dr. Jason Williams comes to Augusta University from Georgia Southern University, where he previously served as the director of IT project management. Williams earned his PhD in information systems from Kennesaw State University in 2020, and he holds a 2003 Bachelor of Business Administration and a 2007 Master of Business Administration in information systems from Georgia Southern University.
Williams’ primary research centers on IT use in organizations. His research focuses at the individual level and includes theory development and mixed research methods. Williams was selected for the 2019 International Conference on Information Systems doctoral consortium. He has published research in the Journal of Computer Information Systems and presented at several conferences, including the Americas Conference on Information Systems and the International Conference on Information Systems. While not pursuing professional endeavors, Williams enjoys spending time with his wife, Rebecca, and their four children, ages 6-12.
“We are enthused to have Dr. Busch and Dr. Williams join us in the fall. Their expertise broadens our school’s research in several areas, including robot coordination algorithms, game theory, blockchain consensus, information systems, and the enterprise use of IT,” says School of Computer and Cyber Sciences Dean, Dr. Alex Schwarzmann. “The school has gained substantial momentum in the last two years in research and education, and with our growing size and visibility we expect to attract more excellent faculty.”
The School of Computer and Cyber Sciences anticipates the continued growth of our faculty as Schwarzmann’s “Thirty in Three” recruitment plan continues this academic year. Interested in learning more about our “Thirty in Three” recruitment plan? The latest issue of Cyber Augusta breaks down the reason why this plan is so vital to the growth of our school.