Computer Science Dr. Tamara Rogers was appointed as Amazon Endowed Professorship Chair by President Glover. Dr. Rogers received her BS, MS, and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University. Her dissertation was entitled "The Human Agent: A model for human-robot interaction" and investigated features of social interaction for a humanoid robot and task performance.  Dr. Rogers has been a faculty member at Tennessee State University since 2003. Currently, she is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science.  Dr. Rogers is a member of ACM, ASEE, IEEE, and SWE. Her teaching interests are Data Communications, Network Management, Software Engineering, Assembly Language, Mobile Robotics, Computer Communications (Graduate), Software Systems Design (Graduate). Her research interest is in Cyber security and networking, cloud auditing and mobile device security,  robotics research to mobile robot platforms, recognition in environments with dynamic conditions, human factors with motion trackers and automatic target recognition. As the Amazon Endowed Chair, Dr. Rogers will teach a 12-16 week course developed by Amazon for computer science students in their junior or senior year in each semester. She will help the Department Chair in reviewing the current computer science curriculum, developing innovative education programs and curriculum, fostering collaborations across TSU and relevant industries, continuing the recruitment and supervision of high-quality students, recruiting, and mentoring of new faculty members, and outreach to the broader community. Congratulations to Dr. Rogers.


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