Paúl Pauca, Ph.D.
Faculty Director, Program for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship
Lelia and David Farr Faculty Chair of Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship
Associate Professor of Computer Science
We are excited to welcome Dr. Paúl Pauca as the new faculty director of the ICE Program! Dr. Pauca is also a '94 WFU alum. Professor Pauca's specialized interests are in computational imaging science, data analysis, mobile computing, and entrepreneurship with applications in space surveillance (detecting and identifying man-made objects orbiting the Earth), remote sensing through LiDAR and hyperspectral imaging, biometric identification, and human-computer interaction for disabilities.
Pauca was named one of the top 20 NBC Latino Innovators of the year in 2012. His interest in mobile computing and entrepreneurship arose from the tremendous need he saw in local schools for children with disabilities for modern and affordable assistive technology, particularly associated with speech and communication.