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Faculty

As interdisciplinary research on and off campus continues to grow, there will be an ever-increasing mix of research areas. Faculty members on advisory committees for CS&E students actively work together, pooling knowledge and resources, to help students reach their research goals. This includes assisting students in choosing relevant, meaningful courses that lay the groundwork for research and employment.

Laura E. Brown

  • Associate Professor, Computer Science

Area of Expertise

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Data Mining and Data Science
  • Applications of AI and ML to Energy (microgrids, power systems), Health, and other domains

Yu Cai

  • Associate Professor, School of Technology
  • Program Chair, Computer Network and System Administration
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Computational Science and Engineering
906-487-1471
cai@mtu.edu
EERC 309

Research Interests

  • Green computing and sustainability
  • Network security

Teaching Interests

  • Advanced script programming
  • Advanced Unix administration
  • Advanced Windows administration
  • Directory services/green computing
  • Web server administration
  • Senior design

Bo Chen

  • Dave House Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering
906-487-3537
bochen@mtu.edu
MEEM 824

Areas of Expertise

  • Mechatronics and embedded systems
  • Agent Technology
  • Monitoring and control networks
  • Hybrid electric vehicles
  • Smart grid

Research Interests

  • Modeling and control of hybrid electric vehicles
  • EV-smart grid integration
  • Distributed monitoring and control
  • Battery control for HEV and energy storage systems
  • IC engine management systems
  • Sensor information fusion

Ali Ebnenasir

  • Associate Professor, Computer Science

Area of Expertise

  • Software Engineering
  • Automated Analysis of Fault-Tolerance
  • Formal Methods

Mark S. Gockenbach

  • Department Chair, Mathematical Sciences
  • Professor, Mathematical Sciences

Areas of Expertise

  • Inverse problems in partial differential equations
  • Numerical optimization
  • Mathematical software

Jingfeng Jiang

  • Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Secondary Graduate Program Advisor, Biomedical Engineering
906-487-1943
jjiang1@mtu.edu
305 M&M

Research Interests

  • Biomechanics
  • Automated control of ultrasound scanning including the use of 3D printing technology
  • Image and signal processing
  • Non-invasive assessment of biomechanical properties of soft tissues
  • Computer aided analyses of cardiovascular flow

Hassan Masoud

  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics
906-487-3025
hmasoud@mtu.edu
MEEM 802

Areas of Expertise

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Transport Phenomena
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Scientific Computing

Research Interests

  • Interfacial and Multiphase Flows
  • Fluid-Structure Interaction
  • Mechanics of Soft Matter
  • Biological and Bio-Inspired Fluid Mechanics
  • Flow Through Porous Media
  • Micro and Nano Fluidics

Amlan Mukherjee

  • Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
906-487-1952
amlan@mtu.edu
Dillman 201J

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Planning and decision making in infrastructure system management
  • Develop models and implements simulations that can aid decision makers assess design alternatives and explore what-if scenarios

Amitabh Narain

  • Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
906-487-2555
narain@mtu.edu
MEEM 804

Research Team

  • undergraduate
  • MS, and Ph. D. students
  • occasionally—post-docs, visiting faculty, consultants, and other faculty as collaborators

Current research team builds on works of earlier teams. Both current and past research teams, and their contributions, are described in Dr. Narain’s full CV.

Area of Expertise

  • Fluid Mechanics (Theory, Experiments, and CFD). Example: thin-film (mm to mm-scale) flows, stability, pulsatile flows, larger (cm to m-scale) laminar/turbulent flows.
  • Heat Transfer (Theory, Experiments, and Computations). Example: flow-condensation, flow-boiling, pulsatile flows, and contact-line flow-physics.
  • System Design. Example: design of flow-loops with hardware fabrication (including components) and software (including flow-control, sensing, signal-processing, and DAQ), and development of new preliminary design approaches for thermal systems.

Robert J. Nemiroff

  • Professor, Physics

Research Interests

  • Gamma-ray bursts
  • Gravitational lensing
  • Smartphones as science sensors
  • Cosmology
  • Gravitation

Saeid Nooshabadi

  • Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Professor, Computer Science
906-487-4336
saeid@mtu.edu
EERC 512, Rekhi 212

Area of Expertise (CS)

  • High-performance computer architecture
  • Embedded systems
  • Design of multimedia systems
  • High-performance and low power computing systems
  • Information-processing systems
  • Embedded electronic systems

Areas of Interest (ECE)

  • VLSI information and multimedia processing
  • SoC design
  • Complex embedded electronic systems
  • Very Large Scale Intergradations (VLSI)
  • Digital architectures
  • Computer engineering

Gregory M. Odegard

  • Richard and Elizabeth Henes Professor of Computational Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Associate Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies
  • Affiliated Professor, Materials Science and Engineering and ASME Faculty Advisor
906-487-2329
gmodegar@mtu.edu
MEEM 810

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Materials Science

Research Interests

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Computational Materials Science
  • Computational Chemistry

Soner Onder

  • Professor, Computer Science
  • Affiliated Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
906-487-2123
soner@mtu.edu
Rekhi Hall 303

Area of Expertise

  • Computer Architecture
  • Programming Languages
  • Simulation

Benjamin W. Ong

  • Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences
906-487-3367
ongbw@mtu.edu
Fisher 217

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Scientific computing
  • Numerical PDEs
  • Parallel Computing
  • Plasma modeling and simulation
  • Dimension Reduction

Warren F. Perger

  • Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Areas of Interest

  • Theoretical atomic physics
  • Electrophysics

Mark D. Rouleau

  • Assistant Professor, Social Sciences
906-487-2039
mdroulea@mtu.edu
Academic Office Building 205

Research Interests

  • Social simulation
  • Agent-based modeling
  • Land-use modeling
  • Norm evolution
  • Survey design
  • International relations
Allan Struthers
"Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."
—Theodore Roosevelt

Allan A. Struthers

  • Professor, Mathematical Sciences
906-487-3541
struther@mtu.edu
Fisher 212

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Algorithms that can be parallelized on GPUs
  • Applications of differential equations to science and engineering

Jinshan Tang

  • Associate Professor, School of Technology
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Computational Science & Engineering, and Data Science
906-487-3386 (Office); 906-487-1723 (Lab)
jinshant@mtu.edu
EERC 223

Research Interests

  • Image processing and pattern recognition
  • Biomedical imaging and medical image analysis
  • Medical informatics and intelligent medical diagnosis system

Teaching Interests

  • Computer networking
  • Advanced programming
  • Medical information system
  • Medical image analysis

Franz X. Tanner

  • Professor, Mathematical Sciences
906-487-2190
tanner@mtu.edu
Fisher 209

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Computational fluid dynamics, especially the modeling of sprays and multiphase flows

Greg Waite

  • Associate Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences
906-487-3554
gpwaite@mtu.edu
Dow 428

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Seismic source mechanisms of tectonic and volcanic earthquakes
  • Mantle and crustal-scale seismic tomography
  • The relationship of seismic anisotropy to fluids and strain
  • Active-source investigations of magmatic systems
  • Triggering of earthquakes by magmatic and hydrous fluid migration
  • Relationship between shallow syneruptive volcanic earthquakes and degassing

Charles Wallace

  • Associate Professor, Computer Science
  • Undergraduate Program Director, Computer Science

Areas of Expertise

  • Software Requirements
  • Human-Centered Computing
  • Communication in Software Development
  • Formal Methods
  • Software Engineering Education
  • Agile Development Methods
  • Cyberlearning

Zhenlin Wang

  • Professor, Computer Science
906-487-2187
zlwang@mtu.edu
Rekhi Hall 207

Links of Interest

Area of Expertise

  • Optimizing Compilers
  • High Performance Architectures
  • Cloud Computing
Hairong Wei
"We are doing excellent job in describing how an individual gene functions, but not how life functions. Systems biology is to fill this gap."

Hairong Wei

  • Associate Professor, SFRES
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Computer Science

Areas of Expertise

  • Identification of genes regulating complex traits via systems biology approaches
  • Gene expression data analysis
  • Gene network construction and decomposition
  • Developing software for mining large-scale biological data
  • Genomics of wood formation

Zhanping You

  • Professor, Transportation Engineering
906-487-1059
zyou@mtu.edu
Dillman 301A

Teaching Interests

  • Pavement design and analysis
  • Civil engineering materials
  • Bituminous materials
  • Sustainable pavement engineering
  • Advanced asphalt materials
  • Pavement mechanics
  • Simulations and modeling of pavement materials

Research Interests

  • Pavements and transportation materials
  • Nano materials
  • Modified asphalt
  • Bio asphalt
  • Recycled materials for civil engineering application
  • Mechanical testing and constitutive modeling of asphalt binders and mixtures
  • Micromechanics
  • Finite element analysis
  • Discrete element analysis