Dr. Ryan Benton
Office Hours

Shelby Hall, Room 1117
Tues: 2:00pm–5:00pm 
Wed: 10:00AM - 11:30AM and 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Ph: (251) 460-6298
Dr. Ryan Benton
Assistant Professor
Computer Science


Ph.D. - Computer Science University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2001

Dissertation: Weighted Feature Projection in Instance-based Classifiers

Master of Science: Computer Science, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 1997.

Bachelor of Science: Computer Information Systems, Loyola University New Orleans, 1995.

Research Interest
  • Graph Mining, with an emphasis on Link Discovery
  • Frequent Pattern Mining
      • Selective association mining
      • Action Rule Mining
      • Contrast Mining
  • Applied Data Mining within the Biomedical and Health domains
  • Social Media Analytics

Teaching Experience

Positions Held:

Assistant Professor, School of Computing, University of South Alabama, (August 2015 – present).

Research Scientist, Informatics Research Institute, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, (July 2014 – July 2015).

Research Scientist, Center for Visual and Decision Informatics, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, (February 2012 – June 2014).

Research Scientist, Center for Advanced Computer Studies, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, (January 2002 – January 2012).

Courses Taught:

CSC 331 – Software Engineering Principles

CSC 526 – Data Mining

CIS 594 – Directed Study

CIS 595 – CIS Research Development

CIS 599 – CIS Thesis

CSC 626 – Advanced Big Data

CIS 694 – Directed Study