University Professor Honored as Fulbright Scholar


(September 1, 2015) – Dr. Felix Hamza-Lup, associate professor of computer science and information technology at Armstrong State University, has been selected as a Fulbright Scholar by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Hamza-Lup will teach and conduct research at Bangkok University, the oldest and largest private university in Thailand, from August 2015 to January 2016.

Hamza-Lup will teach a Web-based 3D Visual and Haptic User Interfaces course, employing technology that interfaces with the user through the sense of touch. Coursework will cover a range of topics including principles of the human visual system, visual perception, tactile perception, static and dynamic 3D worlds and basic animation. He will also collaborate with Bangkok University scholars to research energy efficiency via thermal modeling for residential and commercial buildings and assist with the development of a graduate Computer Science curriculum.

Hamza-Lup has served as the Research Colloquium Coordinator and Director of the NEWS Research Laboratory at Armstrong and earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida. He was granted a Fulbright Specialist award at the Bangkok University in 2013, where he presented his research on haptic systems, increasing Armstrong's visibility and establishing new international collaborations.

The Fulbright Scholar program fosters international understanding through educational exchange and is administered by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State.