Meet Key Members of our Faculty

Dr. David Hendrickson
Dean of the School of Computer and Information Science

Dr. Hendrickson received a Bachelor degree from University of Minnesota’s College of Science and Engineering, Master degree from University of St. Thomas’ School of Engineering, and PhD in Information Systems from Nova Southeastern University’s College of Engineering and Computing.  Before working at Washington Technology University, David spent five years with City University of Seattle where he served as both Professor and Executive Director of The Technology Institute overseeing both undergraduate and graduate programs in computer science, information assurance, information systems, and information technology and technology management. Prior to academia, he spent nearly 20 years in industry as an electrical and software engineer, project manager, and engineering manager for companies such as Philips Healthcare, Boston Scientific, Medtronic, Medical Graphics Corporation and IBM.  Dr. Hendrickson has worked with or managed design teams in France, the Netherlands, India, and South Korea.  Dr. Hendrickson holds patents in Artificial Intelligence.

 

Dr. Xiaojuan (Ada) Cai
Associate Professor

Dr. Cai received her Ph.D degree in Computer Science from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, in 2009. Before working at Washington Technology University, she spent 6 years in Shanghai Jiao Tong University as an assistant professor where she taught several key courses in Computer Science, including Algorithms, Programming languages, etc. Ada has a passion for teaching and received "Excellent Young Faculty" and "New Teaching Star" awards.  She also conducted research in concurrent models for program analysis and supervised graduate students with their master theses.  Ada was awarded to two grants from the National Natural Science Foundation of China.

 

Dr. Cuiyu (Emma) Kong
Assistant Professor

Dr. Kong received a B.S degree in Information Engineering from South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China, M.S degree in Communication Engineering from National Central University, Taiwan, and Ph.D degree in Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University in January 2018. Before working at Washington Technology University, she had been a research assistant and teaching assistant in the areas of networking, stochastic modeling and control in communication networks since 2011. She had assisted in multiple undergraduate and graduate courses, which included Computer Networks, Introduction to Computer Systems, Introduction to Wireless Networking, Principles of Electrical Engineering, and Queuing Theory. Her missions are not only to convey knowledge efficiently to the students, but also to inspire and motivate the students inside and outside the classroom.