Adam Byerly

Adam Byerly

Associate Chair and Associate Professor

    Bradley Hall 183
    (309) 677-2462


Ph.D., Brunel University London
M.S., Computer Science, Bradley University
B.S., Religious Studies Major, Fine Arts Minor, Bradley University


Dr. Byerly is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science and Information Systems department at Bradley University. Before joining Bradley, Dr. Byerly accumulated over 20 years of software engineering and architecture experience in various industries including marketing, financial, insurance, and manufacturing.


Dr. Byerly’s teaching is focused on introductory programming and database courses. Courses Dr. Byerly currently teaches or has recently taught include:

  • CS 101 - Introduction to Programming
  • CS 102 - Data Structures
  • CS 370 - Database Management Systems
  • CS 571 - Database Management Systems
  • CIS 576 - Data Management


Dr. Byerly’s research interests are in artificial intelligence with a focus on biologically inspired algorithms and machine learning. Dr. Byerly's earlier publications were related to genetic algorithms and ant colony optimization. More recently, Dr. Byerly has been researching convolutional neural networks for computer vision.

For an up-to-date publication record see


Dr. Byerly’s service to the University and CS&IS Department are varied and include serving as one of the CS&IS Department's Associate Chairs and involvement with multiple student gaming clubs.

Dr. Byerly’s outside interests include (a moderate amount) of gaming, hard rock and metal music, including producing and performing. Dr. Byerly's favorite band is Van Halen (but Sammy or Dave?).