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The Department of Computer Science and Engineering welcomed three new faculty members. Left to right: Dr. Drew Hamilton, Dr. Nitesh Saxena and Dr. Nate Veldt. | Image: Texas A&M Engineering

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University welcomes three new faculty members for the fall 2021 semester with research expertise in areas such as graph algorithms, cybersecurity and privacy, and digital forensics.

“Computer science and engineering is a growing program, and we’re excited to have these promising faculty join our department this year,” said Dr. Scott Schaefer, head of the department. “We look forward to their contributions and successes.” 

The three new faculty members include:

Dr. Drew Hamilton Drew Hamilton , professor and director of the Texas A&M Cybersecurity Center, who received his doctoral degree in computer science from Texas A&M, master’s degrees in computer science from Vanderbilt University and systems management from the University of Southern California, and his bachelor’s degree in journalism from Texas Tech University. Hamilton’s research interests include security architecture, digital forensics, cybersecurity and industrial control system security.


Dr. Nitesh Saxena Nitesh Saxena , professor, who received his doctoral degree in information and computer science from the University of California, Irvine, master’s degree in computer science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computing from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. His research interests include various aspects of cybersecurity and privacy with an emphasis on computer systems and technology, applied cryptography, mobile and Internet of Things device security, web privacy and user-centered security.


Dr. Nate Veldt Nate Veldt , assistant professor, who received his doctoral degree in mathematics (with a concentration in computational science) and master’s in mathematics from Purdue University, and his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Wheaton College. His research interests include graph algorithms, matrix computations, network science, computational optimization and data science.