Categories: General
      Date: Aug 10, 2017
     Title: New Faculty Join UTSA Computer Science Department


Dr. Rocky Slavin, Ph.D.

Recent UTSA Ph.D. graduate Dr. Rocky Slavin will join the Department of Computer Science as an assistant professor in practice starting this Fall 2017.


Slavin earned his doctoral degree in Computer Science from The University of Texas at San Antonio in Summer 2017, and his bachelors of science in Computer Science in 2012.


Slavin’s research interests include software engineering and cyber security, specifically mobile application security and security requirement patterns.


In addition to co-founding a web-based management system called “Scienteer Technologies,” he has also worked on collaborative research projects involving privacy policy analysis, mobile applications, and security.


Dr. Vijayalakshmi Saravanan


A newcomer to the UTSA campus, Dr. Vijayalakshmi Saravanan will be joining the Department of Computer Science as an assistant professor in practice starting this Fall 2017.

Saravanan earned her doctoral degree in Computer Architecture from Mälardalen University (Sweden) in 2011 and her masters of Computer Science from Manonmaniam Sundaranar University (India) in 1990.

Saravanan’s research interests include multi-core low power design exploration, power-aware processor design, and computer architecture. She has conducted part of her research study at the University of Rochester.

Saravanan is a member of IEEE, ACM, CSI, and is also an active board member for N2WOMEN (Networking Networking Women), IEEE/ACM Women in Engineering, and the IEEE-WIE VIT affinity group in India.


Dr. Amanda Fernandez


Dr. Amanda Fernandez will be returning to UTSA as an assistant professor in practice for the Department of Computer Science in Fall 2017.

Fernandez, formerly a UTSA lecturer of computer science in 2016, spent time working at USAA as a Senior Research Engineer prior to her return to academia.

Fernandez earned her doctoral and masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Albany, SUNY and her bachelors of science from Siena College.

Her research interests include machine learning, computer vision, and signal processing.

Fernandez is a member of IEEE and the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).