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K-State Today

September 13, 2016



Former interim named department head of computer science

By Mary Rankin

Scott DeLoach was named head of the department of computer science at Kansas State University in September 2016 after having previously served as interim head since 2014.

DeLoach joined computer science at K-State in 2001 after a 20-year career in the U.S. Air Force. Most recently, in addition to teaching and research, he had been serving as head of the doctoral fellowship selection committee and master's in software engineering committee.

DeLoach received a bachelor's degree in computer engineering from Iowa State University in 1982, and master's and doctoral degrees in computer engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology in 1987 and 1996, respectively.

His main research focus is intelligent, adaptive and distributed systems. Current areas of application include intelligent power-distribution systems and adaptive enterprise network security. DeLoach's research has been sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Marine Corps Systems Command, Intelligent Automation, M2 Technologies and Stanfield Systems Inc.