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College of Sciences & Technology

Hong Lin, Ph.D.

Hong Lin

Assistant Chair & Professor

Office: S717

Dr. Hong Lin holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science. His graduate work includes theoretical and empirical studies of parallel programming models and implementations. Dr. Lin has worked on large-scale computational biology at Purdue University, active networks at the National Research Council Canada, and network security at Nokia, Inc.  Dr. Lin joined UHD at 2001 and he is currently a professor in computer science. He has worked on parallel computing, multi-agent systems, and affective computing since he joined UHD. He established the Grid Computing Lab at UHD through an NSF MRI grant. He has been a Scholars Academy mentor, an REU faculty mentor, and a CAHSI faculty mentor. He is a senior member of ACM. A faculty member at University of Houston-Downtown since 2001. 

  • Ph.D., Computer Software, University of Science and Technology of China
  • Master of Science, Computer Software, University of Science and Technology of China
  • ​Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, University of Science and Technology of China​​

​CS 2401: Intro to Computer Organization (4) (U)
​CS 3304: Data & Information Structures (3) (U)
CS 3306: Theory of Computation (3) (U)
CS 4303: Prog Lang Concepts (3) (U)
CS 4315: Operating Systems (3) (U)​


Hong Lin, Johnathan Kuskos, Manuel Palma, Towards a Meditation Brain State Model for Scientific Study of Chan, International Journal of Art, Culture and Design Technologies (IJACDT), Vol. 3, No. 1, 2013, pp. 1-11.

Hong Lin, Software Aided Classic Chinese Poem Composition, International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching (IJCALLT), Vol. 4, No. 1, 2013.

Hong Lin, Towards Automated Generation of Chinese Classic Poetry, the Journal of New Mathematics & Natural Computing, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2013, pp. 153-181.

Wanli Ma, Dat Tran, Hong Lin, Shang-Ming Zhou, Byeongsang Oh, Gordon Waddington, Dharmendra Sharma, Mohammad A Rahman, Ongard Sirisaengtaksin, Jennie Scarvell , Tim McGrath, and Dat Huynh, Information Technologies: Opportunities and Challenges in Personal Healthcare Systems, International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management  (IJHTM), Special Issue on: "User-Centred Health Informatics", Vol. 13, Nos. 5/6, 2012, pp. 345-362.

Hong Lin, Core Mind-Body Practices and Scientific Calibration, Journal of Man, Machine and Technology (JMMT), Vol. 1, No. 1, 2012, pp. 73-89.

Hong Lin, A Case Study of Teaching Parallel and Distributed Computing Topics on a Computer Cluster, Journal of Cases on Information Technology (JCIT) , Vol. 16, No. 2, 2014, pp. 55-68.  

Academic Interest

Hong Lin currently works on brain states analysis, in particular, the comparison of meditative states to other brain states. Mental discipline and meditative practice can change the workings of the brain and allow people to achieve different levels of awareness. The objective is to create a system that can interact with users on real-time basis and give users feedback on users' current state and the goals of users' mind-body exercises. We are collaborating with researchers at the University of Canberra, Australia, other a couple of other institutions, in pursuit of our research interests.

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