Research by Faculty

Dr. Khaled Abdelghany

Transportation network modeling and design
Real-time traffic network management systems
Crowd dynamics
Airlines strategic planning and operations management

Dr. Richard (Dick) Barr

New optimization methods and models: network design; logistics; operations management; military targeting; mission planning
Telecom software: optical telecommunications network design; network management and grooming; yield-management
Information engineering: data-mining; micro-simulation databases; scoring and benchmarking systems

Dr. Gyungsu Byun

Analog/mixed-signal VLSI integrated circuit and system design
Failure-resistant circuit and systems design for wireless/wireline communication
High-speed and low-power CPU/memory design for mobile computing systems
RF/microwave THz electronics for imaging and sensing applications

Dr. Sila Çetinkaya

Supply chain management
Stochastic optimal control and dynamic programming
Applied probability

Dr. Frederick R. Chang

Cyber security

Prof. Adam Cohen

Laboratory for additive manufacturing, robotics, and automation

Dr. Frank Coyle

Software engineering

Dr. Eva Csaky

Sustainable value chains
Social entrepreneurship, including projects targeting resource efficiency
Clean water
Off-grid energy access for some of the most disadvantaged groups in the world

Dr. James G. Dunham

Data compression
Cryptography and data security
Information theory
Communications and telecommunications

Dr. Margaret Dunham

Spatial data mining
Mobile computing

Dr. Jennifer Dworak 

Correct operation of integrated circuits and systems through advances in manufacturing test and online error detection

Dr. Usama El Shamy

Multiscale modeling of geotechnical systems
Computational geomechanics using discrete element method and finite element method
Numerical modeling of flood-induced erosion
Dynamic soil-foundation-structure interaction
Characterization of the thermal conductivity of granular soils
Model-based simulations in undergraduate education
Integration of remote major research instrumentation in undergraduate education

Dr. Daniel W. Engels

RFID security and applications
RFID security
Wireless communications
Mobile computing
Security and privacy policy
Data analytics
Supply chain management
Computer-aided design (CAD) 

Dr. Donald E. Evans

Software engineering

Dr. Xin-Lin Gao

Solid and structural mechanics
Multi-scale materials modeling
Micro- and nano-mechanics
Higher-order continuum theories
Traumatic brain injury, biomechanics, mechanics of soft materials
3-D printed materials;
Indentation/contact mechanics, impact mechanics, damage and fracture mechanics
Nanocomposites, cellular and porous materials, textile and ballistic materials, modeling of manufacturing processes

Dr. Ping Gui

High-speed and low-power circuits design
RF and milli-meter (mm) wave (60GHz above) IC design
Highly-reliable circuits designed for harsh environment
Low-power IC design for medical applications
3D IC thermal modeling and testing
High-performance analog-to-digital converters (ADC) design

Prof. Ira Greenberg 

Creative computation
Digital humanities

Dr. Michael Hahsler

Data mining
Information systems
Software engineering

Dr. LiGuo Huang

Software process
Mining software engineering repositories
Software quality/information dependability assurance
Software modeling
Empirical software engineering

Dr. Yildrim Hürmüzlü

Dynamic systems
Medical visualization
Vibration suppression

Dr. Radovan Kovacevic

Sensing and control of manufacturing processes
Rapid prototyping and manufacturing
Abrasive waterjet technology
Materials processing by high-powered laser
Sensing and control of welding processes

Dr. Paul S. Krueger

Vortex ring formation in starting and pulsed jets for application to propulsion, flow control, and biological locomotion
Quantitative flow visualization

Dr. José Lage

Heat transfer enhancement
Cooling of electronics
Transport in porous media

Dr. Eric Larson

Structured and semi-supervised machine learning
Embedded sensing
Ubiquitous computing

Dr. Charles M. Lovas

Engineering design methodologies
Creativity in engineering design
Effects of team diversity on engineering productivity 

Dr. Duncan MacFarlane

Photonic devices and systems, especially applied to signal processing, instrumentation and communications 

Dr. Theodore Manikas

Computer system security and reliability
Computer-aided integrated circuit design
Genetic algorithms

Dr. David Matula

Computer arithmetic
Peer-to-peer network optimization

Dr. Dona Mularkey

Management of technology and technology policy

Dr. Sukumaran Nair

Cyber security analytics
Software defined networks fault-tolerant computing

Dr. Xu Nie

Experimental solid mechanics
Impact mechanics
Dynamic behavior of materials and structures
X-ray computed micro-tomography 

Dr. Volkan Otugen

Experimental and theoretical fluid mechanics
Plasma applications to aerodynamics
Micro-optical sensor technology

Dr. Eli Olinick

Applied mathematical optimization
Telecommunications network design and optimization
Design and analysis of algorithms

Dr. Panos Papamichalis

Speech and image processing
Computational imaging 

Dr. Behrouz Peikari

Analog and digital control systems

Dr. Andrew Quicksall

Fundamental mechanisms of contaminant partitioning between aqueous solutions and solids
Characterization and remediation of drinking water supplies with particular emphasis on the developing world
Biogeochemical redox processes and the temporal, spatial, and chemical expression of trace metals and metalloids
Synthesis, characterization, and reactivity of naturally-occuring and engineering poorly crystalline and nano-scale solid phases
Analytical method development for GC and ICP mass spectroscopies and application of electron and X-ray beam techniques to environmental systems

Dr. Peter E. Raad

Adaptive thermal modeling and laser-based measurements of submicron electronic devices
Tsunami mitigation and fluid wave interactions with solid structures 

Dr. Dinesh Rajan

Wireless networking
Information theory
Image processing
Optimization theory

Dr. Edmond Richer

Medical robotics, especially applications in minimally invasive, natural orifice, and image guided surgery.
Advanced imaging techniques

Dr. Sevinc Sengor

Mathematical modeling of flow and contaminant fate and transport in the subsurface, emphasizing soil and groundwater remediation
Multicomponent reactive transport modeling of chemical species involving biotic and abiotic reactions in aqueous environments 
Experimental and modeling study of heavy metal induced toxicity and metabolic lag on microbial growth kinetics
Modeling microbial metabolism in anaerobic environments considering thermodynamic factors and maintenance energy requirements

Dr. Jonathan Stolk

Student motivation in STEM classrooms
The role of faculty in lifelong learning
Effects of non-traditional pedagogies on learning outcomes 

Dr. Brett Story

Development and implementation of algorithms for structural impairment detection (SID)
Instrumentation, excitation, and evaluation of structural systems
Design of retrofit solutions for existing structures    

Dr. Wenjie Sun

Environmental biotechnology for the treatment of hazardous contaminants
Application of molecular biology in environmental microbiology
Environmental toxicology
Treatment of emerging contaminants

Dr. Steve Szygenda

Computer-aided design (CAD)
Fault-tolerant computing
Software engineering
Business management and entrepreneurship

Dr. Jerrell Stracener

Systems reliability
Logistics and supply chain systems engineering
Systems analysis

Dr. Mitchell A. Thornton

Hardware security
Quantum logic and computation
Formal verification
Digital system design and verification
Embedded system design
Computer arithmetic and architecture
Systems engineering aspects of computer engineering

Dr. Jeff Tian

Software engineering
Software reliability
Testing measurements and analysis 

Dr. Wei Tong

Biomechanics and biomaterials
Plasticity and its engineering applications
Micromechanics study of materials
Digital image correlation strain mapping techniques

Dr. Halit Üster

Large-scale optimization models
Efficient solution algorithms for design and analysis of networked systems with applications in logistics and communications

Dr. David A. Willis

Experimental, time-resolved diagnostics of short pulse-width laser ablation and micromachining processes
Debris-free laser micromachining of thin metal films

Dr. Jeong Ho You

Energy harvesting materials