Brent Munsell has been appointed a teaching assistant professor for the Department of Computer Science. Munsell spent the previous academic year working with the department as an adjunct teaching assistant professor and also holds an adjunct research assistant professorship with the Department of Psychiatry.
Munsell quickly integrated into the department and has frequently been involved in research and department life activities beyond the scope of his position. His teaching prowess is a valuable asset to the department as computer science enrollment continues to increase each year.
Munsell received a doctorate in computer science and engineering from the University of South Carolina in 2009. His research merges the fields of medical image analysis, machine learning, and computer vision. He has current projects involving brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) analysis with applications in epilepsy and cognition research.
Outside the classroom, Munsell is the proud father of two girls, Abbylee and Maddy June, who are 13 and 7 years old, respectively, and is actively involved in non-profit organizations like AHCKids and RacersForPacers that improve the quality of life of children with developmental disabilities.