Department Chair

Daniel Fuhrmann

  • Dave House Professor of Computing
  • Chair, Department of Applied Computing
  • Affiliated Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Primary Program Faculty

Todd O. Arney

  • Associate Teaching Professor, Applied Computing
  • Faculty Advisor: Linux Users Group (LUG)
  • Faculty Co-Advisor: DevOps, Open Source Club, Epsilon Pi Tau - Honors Society (EPT)

Research Interests

  • Wireless security
  • Virtual computing
  • Cybersecurity

Teaching Interests

  • Linux administration
  • Ethics and technology
  • Microsoft administration
  • Wireless systems
  • Scripting
  • Infrastructure services
  • Cybersecurity

Jung Yun Bae

  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Assistant Professor, Applied Computing

Research Interests

  • Robotics, Multi-robot systems
  • Coordination of Heterogeneous Robot Systems
  • Vehicle Routing Problems
  • Multi-robot System Control and Optimization
  • Autonomous Navigation
  • Unmanned Vehicles
  • Operational Research for Autonomous Vehicles

Yu Cai

  • Professor, Applied Computing
  • Affiliated Professor, Computational Science and Engineering

Areas of Expertise

  • Cybersecurity
  • Computer Network
  • Computing Education

Daniel R. Fuhrmann

  • Dave House Professor of Computing
  • Chair, Department of Applied Computing
  • Affiliated Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Areas of Interest

  • Signal Processing 

Paniz Hazaveh

  • Assistant Teaching Professor, Applied Computing

Research Interests

  • Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
  • Single electron devices
  • Charging-effect-based tunneling devices
  • Quantum electronics
  • Circuit design

Teaching Interests

  • Electronics
  • Circuits and instrumentation
  • Physical electronics
  • Digital logic

Guy C. Hembroff

  • Associate Professor, Applied Computing
  • Director, Health Informatics Graduate Program
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Data Science

Research Interests

  • Human Health-focused ML/DL and Computer Vision
  • Large-scale Cybersecurity architectures
  • mHealth
  • Biometric development
  • Intelligent medical devices

Links of Interest

Personal Webpage

Teaching Interests

  • Cybersecurity
  • Medical/Health Informatics
  • Data Science
  • Network Engineering

Dennis Livesay

  • Dave House Dean of Computing
  • Professor, Department of Applied Computing
  • Affiliated Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Research Expertise

  • Computational Biophysics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Protein Dynamics
  • Protein Engineering
  • Data Science and Analytics

Academic Interests

  • Innovation in Computing and Technology Education
  • Broadening Participation in STEM
  • Enrollment Management
  • The Evolving Credentialing Landscape
  • Research Administration

Sidike Paheding

  • Assistant Professor, Applied Computing
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Computer Science
  • Affiliated Faculty, Computational Science & Engineering; ICC Center for Data Sciences

Areas of Expertise:

  • Machine Learning
  • Deep Learning
  • Computer Vision
  • Image and Video Processing
  • Hyperspectral Image Analysis
  • Remote Sensing

Nathir A. Rawashdeh

  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Applied Computing
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Member, Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC)

Teaching Experience

  • Programmable Logic Control (PLC)
  • Digital Electronics
  • Analog Electronics
  • Image Processing
  • Automatic Control Systems
  • Instrumentation & Measurement
  • Mechatronics Senior Design
  • MATLAB Programming

Research Interests

  • Image Processing;
  • Autonomous Vehicles Perception;
  • Mobile Robot Applications;  
  • Mechatronics;
  • Applied Machine Learning.

Ashraf I. Saleem

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Computing
  • Affiliated Faculty, Computational Science & Engineering

Teaching Interests

  • Data Acquisition and Signal Processing
  • Senior Design
  • Mechatronics system design and integration
  • Modeling and simulation of complex systems
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • Control system design
  • Instrumentation and measurements

Research Interests

  • Data acquisition and real-time control
  • Robotics system design and Integration

  • UAV-based Remote Sensing 

  • Drone-based oil spill detection in Ocean
  • Artificial Intelligence Applications in Remote Sensing

  • Computer Vision and AI

  • Control of Pneumatic Systems

Alex Sergeyev

  • Professor, Applied Computing
  • Director, Mechatronics Graduate Program
  • Director, FANUC Certified Industrial Robotics Training Center

Research Interests

  • Optics
  • Signal processing
  • Image reconstruction and processing
  • Adaptive and atmospheric optics
  • Holography and laser spectroscopy
  • Engineering education

Teaching Interests

  • Optics
  • Electrical machinery
  • Power systems
  • Electronic devices and circuits
  • Real-time robotics systems
  • Programmable logic controllers

Tim Van Wagner

  • Assistant Teaching Professor, Applied Computing

Research Interests

  • Interoperability between healthcare organizations
  • Improving patient data management

Teaching Interests

  • Network infrastructure configuration and troubleshooting
  • Device endpoint configuration and management
  • Implementation of wireless technologies
  • Network storage technologies

Xiaoyong (Brian) Yuan

  • Assistant Professor, Applied Computing
  • Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise  

  • Machine Learning
  • Security and Privacy
  • Cloud Computing

Weihua Zhou

  • Assistant Professor, Health Informatics, Applied Computing
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Teaching Interests

  • Medical Informatics
  • Medical Image Analysis

Areas of Expertise

  • Image Processing and Computer Vision
  • Machine Learning
  • Medical Image Analysis
  • Health Informatics
  • Text Mining 

Allied Faculty

Mojtaba Bahramgiri

  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Instructor, Applied Computing

Teaching Interests

  • Digital electronics
  • Data communications

Research Interests

  • Machine learning
  • Computer vision
  • Automated driver assist systems (ADAS)
  • Automotive radar

Dan Boyle

  • Adjunct Instructor, Applied Computing
  • Member, Applied Computing Industrial Advisory Board (CNSA/HI)
  • Board of Directors, Michigan, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)

Teaching Interests

  • Medical/health informatics
  • Health information exchanges
  • System design and analysis
  • Network design and engineering
  • Telehealth

Research Interests

  • Interoperability among healthcare providers / systems / organizations
  • Advancing health information exchanges
  • Improving population health and patient data analytics
  • Healthcare data conformance and standardization
  • Developing meaningful HIT collection and reporting systems
  • Intelligent medical devices

Donald Peck, PhD, FACR, FAAPM

  • Research Associate Professor, Applied Computing

Areas of Interest

  • Medical Imaging
  • Health Informatics - Radiomics
  • Heathcare Standards Development

Chee-Wooi Ten

  • Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Affiliated Professor, Applied Computing
  • PSERC Site Director and ICC CPS Center Director

Teaching Interests

  • Circuit/graph theory
  • Steady-state and dynamics of bulk power systems

Areas of Research Interest

Discipline: Power systems engineering

  • Power grid cybersecurity
  • Smart home and robotic technologies
  • Attack/defense combinatorics

Victoria Walters

  • Adjunct Instructor, Applied Computing