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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
  • Director, Data Science Graduate Program

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

Zhenlin Wang

  • Professor, Computer Science

Links of Interest

Area of Expertise

  • Optimizing Compilers
  • High Performance Architectures
  • Cloud Computing

Saeid Nooshabadi

  • Research Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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

Warren F. Perger

  • Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Areas of Interest

  • Theoretical atomic physics
  • Electrophysics

Soner Onder

  • Professor, Computer Science
  • Affiliated Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Links of Interest

Faculty Web Page  
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Sphinx

Area of Expertise

  • Computer Architecture
  • Programming Languages
  • Simulation

Jeremy P. Bos

  • Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Faculty Advisor, Robotic Systems Enterprise

Links of Interest

Areas of Interest

  • Atmospheric optics
  • Statistical optics
  • Quantum optics
  • Image and Signal Processing
  • Autonomous vehicles and vehicular networks
  • Industrial automation and controls

Yu Cai

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

Links of Interest

Area of Expertise

  • Cybersecurity
  • Computer Network
  • Green Computing
  • Computing Education

Bo Chen

  • Dave House Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering

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

Areas of Expertise

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

Timothy Havens

  • Associate Dean for Research, College of Computing
  • William and Gloria Jackson Associate Professor of Computer Systems
  • Director, Institute of Computing and Cybersystems

Links of Interest

Areas of Interest

  • Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning
  • Signal and Image Processing
  • Sensor and Data Fusion
  • Heterogeneous Data Mining
  • Explosive Hazard Detection

Guy C. Hembroff

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

Research Interests

  • Cybersecurity
  • Biometric development
  • Health care information systems security
  • Human computer interaction
  • Intelligent medical devices

Links of Interest

Personal Webpage 

Teaching Interests

  • Cybersecurity
  • Medical/health informatics
  • Network engineering
  • Health care information systems security

Jingfeng Jiang

  • Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Secondary Graduate Program Advisor, Biomedical Engineering

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
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences

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, PE

  • Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Affiliated Professor, Construction Management

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

Robert J. Nemiroff

  • Professor, Physics

Research Interests

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

Gregory M. Odegard

  • Richard and Elizabeth Henes Professor of Computational Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Director of Research
  • Affiliated Professor, Materials Science and Engineering and ASME Faculty Advisor

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Materials Science

Research Interests

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Computational Materials Science
  • Computational Chemistry

Benjamin W. Ong

  • Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

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

Thomas Oommen

  • Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Teaching Interests

  • Computer Methods in Geomechanics
  • Computational Geoscience
  • Remote Sensing for Geotechniques
  • Geostatistics and Data Analysis
  • Engineering Geology and Geoinformatics

Research Interests

  • Liquefaction susceptibility evaluation at local and regional scales using in-situ measurements and remote sensing observations
  • Estimating liquefaction induced damage such as lateral spread displacement
  • Transportation Geotechniques
  • Documenting earthquake induced damages, especially liquefaction using aerial/satellite images that are sensitive to surficial moisture
  • Geotechnical asset monitoring
  • Machine Learning

Ranjit Pati

  • Graduate Director of Physics
  • Professor, Physics

Links of Interest

Specialties

  • Modeling Molecular Electronics Devices

Donald Peck

  • Professor of Practice, Health Informatics, Applied Computing
  • Retired - Vice Chair, Department of Radiology, Henry Ford Health System

Research Interests

  • Analytics
  • Medical Imaging Methods
  • Image Processing
  • Radiomics

Teaching Interests

  • Medical Imaging Physics
  • Imaging Informatics

Nathir A. Rawashdeh

  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Applied Computing
  • Affiliated Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

  • Image Analysis
  • Mobile Robots
  • Autonomous Driving
  • Mechatronics Education

Teaching Interests

  • Control Systems
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Signal and Image Processing
  • Instrumentation and Measurement
  • Sensors and Actuators
  • Industrial Robots
  • MATLAB

Mark D. Rouleau

  • Associate Professor, Social Sciences

Research Interests

  • Social simulation
  • Agent-based modeling
  • Land-use modeling
  • Norm evolution
  • Survey design
  • International relations

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

Qiuying Sha

  • Professor, Mathematical Sciences
  • Portage Health Foundation Endowed Professor of Population Health

Areas of Expertise

  • Statistical Genetics
  • Applied Statistics
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

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

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

Jinshan Tang

  • Professor, Applied Computing
  • Affiliated Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Affiliated Professor, Computational Science & Engineering, and Data Science

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

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

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
  • Associate Dean for Curriculum & Instruction, College of Computing
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Digital technology adoption for older adults and other digital newcomers
  • K-12 computing education
  • Undergraduate software engineering and computer science education
  • Communication in software development
  • Lightweight formal methods
  • Agile software development
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

  • Professor
  • Affiliated Professor, Mathematical Sciences
  • Affiliated 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, PE

  • Distinguished Professor, Transportation Engineering

Teaching Interests

  • Road design and analysis
  • Civil engineering materials
  • Sustainable pavement engineering
  • Advanced asphalt materials
  • Pavement mechanics

Research Interests

  • Design, construction, and maintenance of pavements

  • Micromechanics for road materials

  • Discrete element modeling and finite element modeling techniques
  • Construction materials: asphalt, aggregate, asphalt concrete

  • Alternative materials for civil engineering

  • Recycled materials for civil engineering

Weihua Zhou

  • Assistant Professor, Health Informatics, Applied Computing
  • Affiliated Associate 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