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Dr. Qinghai Gao

Associate Professor
Security Systems and Law Enforcement Technology
 Whitman Hall


  • PhD Computer Science, CUNY Graduate Center, New York
  • MS Computer Science (En-route), City College of New York
  • MS Computer Science, College of Staten Island, New York
  • MA Chemistry (En-route), Queens College, New York
  • MS Polymer Chemistry, Sun Yat-Sen University, China,
  • BS Applied Chemistry, China University of Petroleum, China

Joined Farmingdale State College in 2009. Currently I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Security Systems and Law Enforcement Technology at Farmingdale State College.

Areas of Research and Teaching Expertise:

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

I am 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.