George Stefanek, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Computer Information Technology

George Stefanek


George Stefanek is an assistant professor of computer information technology in the department of computer information technology and graphics in the College of Technology.

Research Overview

Stefanek’s research focus is on medical information systems primarily in the area of mobile apps that integrate natural language processing, wearable devices and knowledge bases.

Select Publications

Stefanek, G., Curia, M., & Garwood, J. (2019, May). An Infrastructure for a Natural Language-Driven Smartphone Healthcare Monitor and Advisor that uses Wearable Technologies. In Proceedings of the IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI’19), Chicago, IL.

Stefanek, G. (2019, June). Mobile Applications Development in Senior Design Capstone Courses. In Proceedings of the 2019 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Tampa, FL.

Stefanek, G. (2017). The Use of Virtualization Technology to Support Information Technology Programming Courses. Issues in Information Systems, 18(3), 184-194. URL:

Teaching Focus

Stefanek’s teaching focus is on computer programming, data structures, distributed application development and integration, mobile technologies and app development, web technologies and application development, web services, project management and senior projects.

George Stefanek


(219) 785-5212

Office Location:

Hammond, ANDR 208K


  • Ph.D. – Electrical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • M.S. – Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • B.S. – Purdue University

Areas of Expertise

  • Computer Programming
  • Mobile Programming
  • Web Technologies
  • Distributed Application
  • Development Application Integration
  • Project Management

Credentials, Accreditations & Awards

  • 2016-2017, Outstanding Faculty Award for Undergraduate Education, College of Technology