Alex Rudniy received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Applied Mathematics from the National University of Radioelectronics, Ukraine. Before joining FDU, he held several positions related to data science and computer science. He teaches courses related to big data and database design while his research interests lie in the areas of deep learning, machine learning, data, web and text mining, and information retrieval as applied to big data analytics, bioinformatics, medical informatics, student success, online social network analysis and fraud detection.