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School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Faculty

Nella Ludlow, PhD

Nella Ludlow, PhD

Clinical Professor
Director, Data Analytics Program

Nella Ludlow is Clinical faculty for both Pullman and Everett locations.

Office: EME 501
Phone: 360-202-8757

Office: WSU Hall 428
Phone: 425 405-1738  ext: 2-1738


  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Computer Science, University of Cambridge, England, 1992
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Artificial Intelligence, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 1991
  • Master of Science, Computer Science, Wright State University, Ohio, 1988
  • Bachelor of Science, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, Washington State University, 1982

Professional Experience:

  • Washington State University, Clinical Professor, 2017-Present
  • University of Washington, Adjunct Faculty, Computing and Software Systems, 2017
  • Washington State University, Adjunct Associate Professor, 2016-2017
  • Wright State University, Adjunct Professor of Research, Computer Science and Engineering, 2015-present
  • Intellicheck Inc. (NYSE: IDN) Chief Executive Officer, 2008-2011, 2012-2014
  • Intellicheck, Inc. (NYSE: IDN) Chairman of Board & Chief Scientist, 2011-2012
  • Mobilisa, Inc. Chief Executive Officer, 2001-2008
  • Ameranth (Microsoft Funded Startup), Chief Technical Officer, 1999-2001
  • Orincon (sold to Lockheed Martin), Chief Scientist, 1998-1999
  • US Air Force Officer, (Mathematician, Pilot, Intelligence Officer, Research Scientist), 1982-1998
    • Technical Director for Artificial Intelligence, Rome Laboratory (Information Technology)
    • Managed DARPA and AFOSR Programs and Contracts
    • Scientist at Armstrong Laboratory (Human Factors)
    • Director for Advanced Medical Computing Center
  • Naval Postgraduate School, Adjunct Associate Professor, Software Engineering, Monterey, CA 2001-2005
  • Naval Postgraduate School, Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Monterey, CA 1995-1997
  • University of Cambridge, Lecturer, Computer Laboratory, 1992
  • Wright State University, Instructor, Computer Science, 1988

Professional Recognition:

  • Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Pacific Northwest, 2010
  • Washington State Fastest Growing Public-Companies Award: 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Washington State Fastest Growing Private-Companies Award: 2005, 2006, 2007
  • Top Instructional Performance Award, Naval Postgraduate School, 1997
  • 10 US Patents Awarded or Pending