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Tamirat Abegaz, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor - Computer Science
Phone: 706-867-4599

Office: Barnes Hall, 104, Dahlonega


Dr. Abegaz brings a wealth of experience in user experience to the University of North Georgia (UNG). Prior to joining UNG, Abegaz served in a variety of web development roles in Ethiopia including senior web developer for Africa Union, and as project manager for Commercial and National Bank of Ethiopia.

Courses Taught

CIS 4950: Information Systems Capstone, CSCI 1301: Computer Science I, CSCI 2700: Object Oriented Systems, CSCI 3300: Software Development, CSCI 4400: Software Engineering, CSCI 4950: Senior Project


  • Ph.D., Human-Centered Computing, Clemson University, 2014
  • M.S., Computer Science, North Carolina A&T University, 2010
  • M.S., Computer Science, Addis Ababa University, 2005
  • Post Graduate Diploma, Computer Science, HilCoE College, 2002

Research/Special Interests

Human-computer interaction (HCI), affective computing, biometrics, genetic & evolutionary computation


Payne, B., Abegaz, T., Antonia, K. (2016). Building and Implementing a Successful NSA-NSF GenCyber Summer Cyber Academy. Journal of Cybersecurity Education Research and Practice (JCERP), 2016(2), 8.

Work Experience

Application Developer
SRA International

Software Engineer
Prime Consultant

Web Designer and Trainer
Commercial Bank of Ethiopia

Web Developer
Global Internet Studios

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