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Dr. John Gao

Security Systems and Law Enforcement Technology


  • PhD Computer Science, CUNY Graduate Center, New York (2007)


Professor in the Department of Security Systems and Law Enforcement Technology

Areas of Research and Teaching Expertise:

Lists of selected publications can be found here. Lists of courses taught and developed can be found here.

Previous Academic or Professional Positions:
Dr. Gao started teaching full-time in university since 1992 and had taught courses in various subjects for 15 years before joining Farmingdale in 2009. Since 2001 he held positions in IT, financial, and manufacturing industries as Software Developer, Database Administrator, Network Engineer, and Information Security Specialist in the Tri-state areas around NYC.

Dr. Gao is a member of the following professional organizations: International Association for Identification (IAI), Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS), High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA).

Enjoy music, tennis, and martial arts.