The University of North America welcomes Dr. Jimmy Chang-Lung Tsai as its Academic Manager starting Spring 2019. As a senior college professor and a well-published researcher, Dr. Tsai will play a pivotal role in UoNA’s continued pursuit of academic excellence.
Dr. Tsai joined UoNA faculty in 2018 after a long and successful career in computer science teaching and research. With his new position, he will take on the management of the college of technology academic content, including quality assurance and program development. Another emphasis will be to build academic relations with universities and research organizations. Dr. Tsai said, an international IT symposium is in the plan for this year.
Before joining UoNA, he was a tenured professor at the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering with the Chinese Culture University in Taiwan. He has also taught in Lunghwa University of Science and Technology and Vanang University. From 2008 to 2018, he served on multiple influential committees including one at the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection. He was also a National Standard Reviewer for the Information and Communication Committee at the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
Dr. Tsai has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Chung Cheng Institute of Technology in Taiwan. After serving the government for a few years, he came to the US to pursue further study and graduated Cum Laude with a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
With a passion for research, he studied his PhD and received a doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering from Taiwan’s National Central University. His research areas include computer architecture, cyber security, networking hacking, software security, cryptography, and related information security issues. He has published more than 50 conference papers and 20 research papers in academic journals.
At UoNA, he teaches courses in Computer Architecture, Operating Systems Internals, Network Management and Infrastructure, and System Architecture and Security Design. Dr. Tsai said, he is excited that he could continue his passion in teaching and research in the US.
As UoNA continues to expand its campus and develop its cyber security program, Dr. Tsai is charged with building an advanced cyber range. With years of experience in cyber security, Dr. Tsai said, the hands-on experience will give UoNA students a huge advantage in the job market.