200-D Riley Hall

Computer Science Dept.

3300 Poinsett Highway

Greenville, SC 29613

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Syed Fahad Sultan
سید فہد سلطان

Hi! 👋🏾 Welcome to my little corner of the internet 🌐.

I am an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science 💻 Department at Furman University 🏫.

I received my PhD 🎓 from Stony Brook University in New York 🗽 advised by Dr. Steven Skiena and Dr. Lilianne Mujica Parodi.

I am essentially interested in computer programming 🖥️, mathematics 🔢 and visualizations 🎨 particularly as they relate to temporal 📈, spatial 🌎 and network 🕸️ data. At the macro level, these interests manifest as research in the areas of data science 📊, machine learning 🤖, computational neuroscience 🧠 and computational social science ⚖️.

Currently Teaching

No teaching responsibilities in the summer. ☀️🏖️🍹

Active Research Projects

Visualizing Dynamic Networks I am currently working on extending Hierarchical Edge Bundling and Force-Directed edge bundling for dynamic graphs towards mechanistic interpretability of artificial neural networks as well as for improved diagnostics of time-varying biological functional connectivity networks. Demo (under development)
Improving Participation and Success of Underrepresented Students in Computer Science I am currently working on better understanding and improving participation and success of underrepresented students in Computer Science by mining data from Integrated Post-Secondary Education System (IPEDS). Demo (under development)