Faculty Profile

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Carlos Arias

Assistant Professor and Chair of Computer Science

Email: arias@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2945
Office: Otto Miller Hall 209

Education: BS, Universidad Tecnologica Centroamericana, 1999; MS, Istituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, 2003; PhD National Tsing Hua University, 2012. At SPU since 2017.

Carlos Arias comes from a Honduran university after serving there for the last 18 years, with positions from lecturer, computer science research professor, and department chairman, to his last position as research director of the university. He holds degrees from a Mexican university, and his PhD from National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan, where he lived with his family for five years. Dr. Arias' research interests are wide, ranging from curriculum design to e-government and e-learning. At SPU, Dr. Arias teaches a broad range of computer science courses from freshman to senior level. Dr. Arias and his wife have a daughter and a son.

Please see Dr. Aria's CV (PDF) for more information.

Selected Publications

  • Análisis y Diseño de Sistemas de Información (Information Systems Analysis and Design) Editorial Fares, Tegucigalpa, 2007
  • Carlos Roberto Arias, Jorge Antonio García, Alejandro Corpeño. Population as Auditor of an Election Process in Honduras: The Case of the VotoSocial CrowdSourcing Platform. Policy & Internet, 2015
  • Carlos Roberto Arias, Jorge Antonio García, José Evelio Serrano: Evaluation of Social Public Policy: Department of Social Development in Honduras. The proceeding of the Fist Conference on E-Democracy and E-Government. (2014)
  • Carlos Roberto Arias, Hsiang-Yuan Yeh, and Von-Wun Soo. Biomarker identification for prostate cancer and lymph node metastasis from microarray data and protein interaction network using gene prioritization method. The Scientific World Journal, 2012

Why I Teach at SPU

Carlos Arias Arevalo, Assistant Professor and Chair, Computer Science, Engineering and Computer Science Department

“I have two passions: computer science and teaching. One is my profession, the other is my vocation. It is a blessing to be part of the adventure students start in our classrooms. We can help them achieve their goals, not only by providing good theoretical and practical skills but also by giving them an integral formation. Being part of that adventure — exploring my faith and sharing my faith and my knowledge — is what makes SPU the perfect place for me to be.”