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In the Communications Systems Certificate program, you will be taking five (of six) courses. The courses are taught by experts in Business, Computer Science, and Electrical Engineering.

CIS 521

Headshot of Dr. Christie Fuller

CIS 521 is taught by Dr. Christie Fuller, Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems in the College of Business. Dr. Fuller joined the faculty of Louisiana Tech in 2008. She has been teaching at CenturyLink since Spring 2011. Her primary teaching responsibilities include Introduction to Information Assurance and Database Systems Management, and she has obtained the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) credential.  Dr. Fuller's research focuses on text and data analytics, deception detection, virtual teams, and research methods, specifically common method variance. Her research has been published in several international journals and has been sponsored by the Defense Academy for Credibility Assessment, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and the Air Force Research Laboratory. Dr. Fuller completed her bachelor's degree at Kansas State University and her MBA at Fort Hays State University. She completed her Ph.D. in Management Science and Information Systems at Oklahoma State University.

College of Business 
Room 205
502 W. Texas Avenue
P. O. Box 10318
Louisiana Tech University
Ruston, LA 71272
(318) 257- 4011 (O)
(318) 257- 4253 (FAX)
E-mail: cfuller@latech.edu
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CSC 557

headshot of Dr. Pradeep ChowriappaCSC 557 is taught by Dr. Pradeep Chowriappa, Research Assistant Professor for the Computer Science program at Louisiana Tech University.  

 

 

 

College of Engineering and Science
Nethken Hall 241
600 Dan Reneau Dr.
P. O. Box 10318
Louisiana Tech University
Ruston, LA 71272
(318) 257-4612 (O)
318) 257-4922 (FAX)
E-mail: pradeep@latech.edu

ELEN 525, 526, and 527

Headshot of Dr. Scott ShepardELEN 525, 526, and 527 are taught by Dr. Scott Shepard, Clarke M. Williams Professor of Telecommunications and Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Louisiana Tech University. Dr. Shepard received his Ph.D. and his M.S. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science.

Dr. Shepard was a member of the Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories for six years, and he completed his undergraduate education at Kansas State University where he received a B.S. in Physics and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. His areas of expertise include: optical and wireless communication, solar energy systems including CPV and light-trapping, quantum optics and quantum sensors, nonlinear optics, optical and microwave detection and propagation, optical fiber amplifiers and regenerators, integrated optical devices, quantum measurements and estimation theory, random process simulation and channel modeling, and networking issues.

College of Engineering and Science
Nethken Hall 209
600 Dan Reneau Dr.
P. O. Box 10318
Louisiana Tech University
Ruston, LA 71272
(318) 257-3083 (O)
318) 257-4922 (FAX)
E-mail: sshepard@latech.edu
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