- Ph.D., Department of Applied Science at University of Arkansas at Little Rock, AR in 2008
- 4340, Introduction to Parallel Programming
- 1480, Computer Science II
- Research interests include surgical simulations for training, artificial disc replacement surgery simulation development, Finite Element Modeling and analysis of surgical procedures, collision detection and dynamic proximity queries, virtual and augmented reality, general purpose computations on Graphical Processing Unit (GPU), immersive environments, computer graphics, biomedical image processing, and biomedical engineering. He has published over 15 technical papers. He also has a book chapter in Data Engineering: Mining, Information, and Intelligence published by Springer (2008). He has been a member of Alpha Epsilon Lambda, the National Honor Society for Graduate Students since May 2008. Dr. Kockara has an on-going project with the Department of Neurosurgery at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Artificial Disc Replacement (ADR) surgery simulation in virtual environments with haptic force feedback is subject of this project.