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Tsiligardis John

John (Ioannis) Tsiligkaridis


Math & Computer Science

Arts and Sciences Center

Phone: (509) 865-8581

Ext: 2324



Dr John Tsiligaridis obtained his most recent PhD in CSE from the State University of NY at Buffalo, USA, in Sept 2003. Before that he had earned a PhD in Computer Networks from National Technical University of Athens, Greece and he holds a M.Sc. in OR and Informatics and a M.Phil. in Data Mining. He has worked as Software Engineer, Research Faculty Fellow, and he is currently working as Associate Professor of Computer Science at Heritage University, Toppenish, WA. His current interests include Scheduling, Mobile Databases, Wireless Networks, Data Mining, Text Mining, Networking, Bioinformatics,and Genetics Algorithms.

Courses Taught

  • Java II
  • Data Base Management
  • Theory of Programming Languages
  • Design and Analysis of Algorithms
  • Comp.Org.&Architecture
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • SystemAnalysis&Design
  • SW Development
  • Digital Logic
  • Perl II

Education and Degrees

Doctorate: Computer Science and Engineering — Major: Networking,Scheduling, Computations — Location: University at Buffalo, The State University of New York — Date: 2003
Doctorate: Electrical and Computer Engineering — Major: Computer Networks — Location: National Technical University of Athens, Greece — Date: 1994
Master's Degree: Master of Computation — Major: Data Mining — Location: University of Manchester, England — Date: 2000
Master's Degree: Master of Informatics and Operational Research — Major: Informatics and Operational Research — Location: University of Athens,Greece — Date: 1985
Bachelor's Degree: Bachelor of Mathematics — Major: Mathematics — Location: University of Ioannina, Greece — Bachelor Date: 1982
Bachelor's Degree: Bachelor of Economics — Major: Economics — Location: Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki,Greece — Date: 1976

Professional Experience

Position: Teaching and Research Assistant
Start Date: 08/01/2000 End Date: 08/01/2003
Company: State University of New York at Buffalo

Position: Faculty Fellowship
Start Date: 04/01/2004 End Date: 07/01/2004
Company: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

Position: Assistant Professor
Start Date: 08/01/2004 End Date: 08/01/2009
Company: Heritage University


Worked for more than 10 years in Software Engineering positions. Taught graduate Seminar on Statistical Analysis at Hellenic Statistical Institute under a European Union Program.

Special Interests

Dr. Tsiligaridis's interests focus on the design, analysis and testing of innovative techniques, finding algorithmic solutions to problems and creation of s/w tools to support them. He has worked with operations research methods, operating systems, high level languages, software development tools to explore what is possible, ensuring technical depth and practical applicability. He believes that any research contribution has to open new directions for future research. In the institutions of higher education, in addition to quality teaching, he values research foundations which he believes that along with contemporary developments in the filed add value to the student experience.

Community Engagement

Reviewer of new submissions to CS conferences and first class professional journals (IEEE, ELSEVIER, etc.). Program committee Member for conferences (IASTED, IMSA, etc.). Served as Session Chair at the IEEE sponsored conference (ICC, IMSA, etc.). Supervised summer internships in IT companies and prepared student participation in REU programs Guides Computer Science summer research and participates with students at National Conferences (SACNAS, ABRCMS, INFORMS, etc.). Serves as a judge with students in Robot challenge competitions.

Research Interests

Current interests include: Scheduling, Mobile Databases, Wireless Networks, Data Mining, Text Mining, Networking, Bioinformatics, Genetics Algorithms, Evolutionary Computing, Hybrid Methods and Neural Networks. His research work has been published in Book Chapters, Journal Articles and Conference proceedings. He has over 60 publications.

Publications and Professional Affiliations

Publication: A framework for Semi-Autonomous Servers in the Wireless Network Environment
Title: Open Information Management: Applications of Interconnectivity and Collaboration, IGI Global Public.
Date Published: 2008

Publication: A Hybrid Framework of RR Scheduler to Ensure Priority, Low Complexity and Delay with Relative Fairness
Title: Lecture Notes in Computer Science” in the book “Advanced Distributed Systems”, Springer Berlin
Date Published: 2005

Publication: A Restoration Method for Delay Proportional Differentiated Services
Title: Recent Trends in Multimedia Information Processing, World Scientific Publishing Company
Date Published: 2003

Publication: Three New Approaches for Adjustment and Improvement of the R.R. Scheduler in a Dynamic Resource Environment
Title: Elsevier Computer Communications Journal
Date Published: 2005

Publication: Mining Positive and Negative Association Rules : An Approach for Binary Trees
Title: International Journal on New Computer Architectures and their Applications (IJNCAA),SDIWC
Date Published: 2013

Organization: Institute of Electrical, Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Organization: Accociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Organization: Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)

Organization: Society for Modelling and Simulation (SCS)