Administrative Staff

SFU Burnaby Campus

8888 University Drive, Applied Sciences Building (ASB) 9971
Burnaby, BC  V5A 1S6
Tel: 778.782.4277
Fax: 778.782.3045

SFU Surrey Campus

10285 University Drive, Sustainable Energy Engineering Building (SRYE) 5118
Surrey, BC  V3T 0N1
Tel: 778.782.7572
Fax: 778.782.8116


Administrative Staff

Senior Manager

Shannon He


  • Strategic, operational and program planning
  • Administrative process planning and implementation
  • Budget planning
  • Sessional instructor postings and applications

CS Academic Program Manager

Saveena Saran


  • CS Teaching Assistance (TA) management and assignments
  • TA related inquiries


  • Changes, concerns and suggestions related to CS programs
  • Management of academic admin team
  • Liaison between CS and other internal departments on academic matters

Confidential Assistant to the Director

Linda Humeniuk


  • Arranging meetings and signature requests for the CS director 
  • Head of reception: CS room bookings, signage and general inquiries 
  • PostDoc Applications review, aid in the coordination and planning of faculty search
  • Assistance to the Instructional Support Group (ISG)

Faculty Affairs Coordinator

Sarah Song


  • Administration and coordination of academic personnel life cycles
  • Contracts for term SFUFA faculty and other faculty appointments
  • Coordination of faculty search and new academic hires

Financial Coordinator

Ming Lee


  • Financial and Research Administration including research grants accounts
  • Financial analysis and reporting
  • Account reconciliation

CS Financial Assistant

Mary Yu


  • Business and travel expense claims and cash advance pre-approval 
  • RA appointments and inquiries
  • Purchasing requisitions pre-approval Research grants reconciliations, journal vouchers, tri-Council funding use guidelines 
  • C-card reconciliations

CS Financial and Administrative Assistant (Surrey)

Sophia Lee

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  • Surrey Computing Science administrative requests
  • RA appointments and inquiries 
  • Purchase requisitions, C-card reconciliations, C-card purchases 

CS Communications Coordinator

Andrew Ringer


  • News stories
  • Website updates
  • Marketing 
  • Events
  • Social Media

Undergraduate & Graduate Programs

Undergraduate Program Coordinator 

Angela Tai


  • Administrative support of the Computing Science undergraduate academic program, including for: Undergraduate Students, Faculty, and Undergraduate Program Curriculum 
  • General undergraduate program inquiries
  • CourSys forms
  • Support of CS Peer Tutoring Program

Undergraduate Program Assistant

Tara-Lee Koykka


  • General undergraduate program inquiries (admission, registration, courses, exams, grading and graduation processes and procedures)
  • CourSys form submissions for appeals, waivers, applications or requests
  • General assistance on Surrey Campus

CS Graduate Program Coordinator (MSc & PhD)

Jessie Choi


  • Funding (Graduate Fellowship, donor funded awards, entrance scholarships)
  • Admissions, Enrollment, Transfers, Leave of Absence (LOA)
  • Western Deans and CAGS Mobility Agreements (WDA)
  • Visiting Research Students (VRS)

Graduate Program Assistant (MSc & PhD)

Simon Pointer


  • Graduate student inquiries 
  • Thesis defence and exam scheduling

MPCS Academic Program Coordinator

Dora Lau


  • MPCS recruitment 
  • Application processing 
  • Enrollment and student advising
  • Program planning

MPCS & DDP Academic Program Coordinator

Danyu Zhao

email: (MPCS) | (DDP)

  • Dual Degree Program inquiries 
  • MPCS Science Program inquiries 

Program Assistant

Janelyn Ballena 


Research and Affairs

CS Research Coordinator

Krista Burnham


  • Research grant submissions
  • CS signature packages 
  • CFI JELF applications 
  • NSERC Discovery Grants budget planning and overview

CS Research, Grants and Projects Coordinator

Cletus D'Souza


  • Pre-award grant applications
  • Post-award project management 
  • Personnel hires related to Computing Science researchers 


Faculty of Applied Sciences, Student Affairs Unit

Computing Science students are supported by advisors in the Student Affairs Unit. Please visit our advising information page for assistance.