Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC)

Members

Center for Computing Education

Todd O. Arney

  • Lecturer, Applied Computing
  • Faculty Advisor: Linux Users Group (LUG)
  • Faculty Co-Advisor: 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

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

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

  • Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Mobile Device Security
  • Cloud Computing Security
  • Named Data Networking Security
  • Big Data Security
  • Blockchain

Nagesh Hatti

  • Professor of Practice, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Kedmon N. Hungwe

  • Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Interests

  • Social contexts of development with a focus youth agency and development. 
  • Cognition & tools (encompassing communication technologies, work tools, & everyday tools)

Jean Mayo

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

Area of Expertise

  • Distributed Systems
  • Operating Systems
  • Security
  • Computer Science Education

Aurenice M. Oliveira

  • Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Areas of Interest

  • Vehicular Communications: inter-vehicle (VANETs, V2X) and intra-vehicle (CAN, Automotive Ethernet, LIN, FlexRay, MOST)
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
  • Communication Networks and Systems
  • Wireless Communications
  • Network Security
  • Signal Processing
Sarah (Yin Yin) Tan

Sarah (Yin Yin) Tan

  • Education Assessment Specialist, Pavlis Honors College
  • Affiliated Research Assistant Professor, Department of Cognitive and Learning Science

Specialties

  • Education/Psychology assessment and interview methods

  •  Cognitive task analysis and user experience testing/evaluation 

  • Human performance, decision-making, and preference measuring & modeling 

  • Experiential Learning/Explainable AI 

  • Cultural differences

Jeffrey Wall

  • Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems, College of Business
  • Richard and Joyce Ten Haken Faculty Fellow in Business

Teaching Interests

  • Web programming
  • Business Process Analysis
  • Information Security
  • Database Design

Research Interests

  • Information security behavior
  • Individual deviance
  • Organizational deviance
  • Organizational controls
  • Small business/entrepreneurship

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

Center for Cyber-Physical Systems

Director

Ye Sun

  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Cyber-Physical System
  • Human-Machine Interaction
  • Human Factors in Transportation

Research Interests

  • Wearable sensors and electronics
  • Wearable robotics
  • Internet of things
  • Human factors

Multiple Research Assistantships Available

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

Zhen Liu, PE

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

Teaching Interests

  • Soil mechanics and labs
  • Foundation engineering
  • Numerical simulations (FEM, FDM)
  • Multiphysics in Porous Materials

Research Interests

  • Multiphysical phenomena: soil freezing, cement hydration, gas hydrate dissociation, energy geotechnics, electrokinetics, electromagnetics in soils, and soil-structure-fluid interaction
  • Advanced soil mechanics: stress formulation, soil wetting, adsorption, non-isothermal soil mechanics, phase change, and soil behavior under extreme conditions
  • Geo-sensing with innovative sensor techniques (acoustic, electromagnetic) and geo-intelligence with machine learning (intelligent geo-systems, data-driven geotechnics)
  • Numerical simulation techniques: multiphysics, molecular dynamics, multiscale-driven multiphysics, XFEM, SPH

Elena Semouchkina

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

Job Opening

There is an open PhD position in the field of photonic crystals & metamaterials. Contact esemouch@mtu.edu

Areas of Interest

  • Computational electromagnetic analysis
  • Computer-aided design and development of microwave and photonic devices
  • Dielectric metamaterials and photonic crystals
  • Electromagnetic cloaking
  • High-contrast materials integration
  • Materials and device characterization at microwaves

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

Chee-Wooi Ten

  • Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Teaching Interests

  • Circuit/graph theory
  • Power grid modeling and analysis
  • Distribution emergency 
  • Cybersecurity planning for power grid
  • System dynamics and stability
  • Energy control center applications

Areas of Research Interest

Discipline: Power systems engineering

  • Security protection for power substations
  • Cyber-physical system of critical infrastructure systems
  • Anomaly detection of synchrophasor patterns
  • Future control center framework
  • Distribution management and automation
  • Smart home technologies
  • Geographic information system

Zhaohui Wang

  • Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Links of Interest

Areas of Interest

  • Communications
  • Signal processing
  • Communication networks
  • Network security
  • Emphasis on underwater acoustic applications

Kuilin Zhang

  • Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Computer Science

Links of Interest

Teaching Interests

  • Transportation Network Analysis
  • Traffic Flow Theory
  • Travel Demand Analysis
  • Transportation Systems Operations and Control
  • Transportation Planning
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Optimization Methods

Research Interests

  • Data-driven optimization and control models for connected and automated vehicles (CAVs)
  • Big traffic data analytics using machine learning
  • Mobile and crowd sensing of dynamic traffic systems
  • Dynamic network equilibrium and optimization
  • Modeling and simulation of large-scale complex systems
  • Freight logistics and supply chain systems
  • Impact of plug-in electric vehicles to smart grid and transportation network systems
  • Interdependency and resiliency of large-scale networked infrastructure systems
  • Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks (VANETs)
  • Smart Cities
  • Cyber-Physical Systems

Center for Cybersecurity

Director

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

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

  • Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Mobile Device Security
  • Cloud Computing Security
  • Named Data Networking Security
  • Big Data Security
  • Blockchain

Steven Goldsmith

  • Research Professor, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics
  • Instructor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Affiliated Research Professor, Computer Science

Jean Mayo

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

Area of Expertise

  • Distributed Systems
  • Operating Systems
  • Security
  • Computer Science Education

Jeffrey Wall

  • Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems, College of Business
  • Richard and Joyce Ten Haken Faculty Fellow in Business

Teaching Interests

  • Web programming
  • Business Process Analysis
  • Information Security
  • Database Design

Research Interests

  • Information security behavior
  • Individual deviance
  • Organizational deviance
  • Organizational controls
  • Small business/entrepreneurship

Center for Data Sciences

Director

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

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

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

Mari W. Buche

  • Associate Dean, College of Business
  • Professor of Management Information Systems, College of Business
  • Affiliated Professor, Data Science

Teaching Interests

  • Information Systems/Technology Management
  • IT Project Management
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Business Intelligence
  • Software Engineering

Research Interests

  • Impact of IS/IT change on end users
  • Management of IS/IT workers
  • Computer Anxiety and Computer Self-Efficacy
  • Mentoring using Information Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Various de facto Standards (i.e. Information Technology Infrastructure Library – ITIL)

Susanta Ghosh

  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Faculty member of Center for Data Sciences at the Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC)

Postdoctoral Research Experience

  • Duke University, Durham
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Technical University of Catalunya, Barcelona

Research Expertise

  • Data-driven Modeling
  • Machine Learning
  • Multi-scale Solid Mechanics
  • Atomistic Modeling
  • Ultrasound Elastography
  • Inverse Problem and Computational Science

Sang Yoon Han

  • Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Affiliate Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering - Engineering Mechanics
  • Advisor, Korean Student Association

Research Interests

Lab Web Page

Research Interests

  • Mechanobiology
  • Traction force by a living cell
  • Cell adhesion and migration
  • Image data modeling
  • Machine learning
  • BioMEMS

Nilufer Onder

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

Area of Expertise

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Automated Planning and Scheduling
  • Computer Science Education
  • Student Persistence in STEM

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

Anthony (Tony) Pinar

  • Lecturer, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Senior Design Coordinator, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Areas of Interest

  • Machine Learning
  • Signal and Image Processing
  • Data Fusion
  • Electronic Design

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

Michael C. Roggemann

  • Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Links of Interest

Areas of Interest

  • Optics
  • Image reconstruction and processing
  • Pattern recognition
  • Adaptive and atmospheric optics

Mark D. Rouleau

  • Associate Professor, Social Sciences

Research Interests

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

Timothy J. Schulz

  • University Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Areas of Interest

  • Statistical signal processing

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
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

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 

Center for Human-Centered Computing

Director

Elizabeth Veinott

  • Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Director, Center for Human-Centered Computing

Research Interests

  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Learning and Video Games for STEM
  • CSCW
  • Structured Analytic Techniques

Scott A. Kuhl

  • Associate Professor, Computer Science
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Faculty Advisor, Husky Game Development Enterprise

Area of Expertise

  • Computer Graphics
  • Virtual Environments
  • Head-mounted displays
  • Human Perception

Shane T. Mueller

  • Associate Professor of Psychology, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Interests

  • Computational Modeling
  • Recognitional Decision Making
  • Perceptual and Memory Processes
  • Representations of Cultural Knowledge

Robert Pastel

  • Associate Professor, Computer Science
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Faculty Advisor, Humane Interface Design Enterprise

Links of Interest

Area of Expertise

  • Mobile App Design and Usability
  • Software Development and Processes
  • Computer Science Education

Samantha Smith

  • Assistant Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Interests

  • Cognitive demand of physical tasks
  • Cognitive state assessment
  • Multitasking
  • Sustained attention 

Kelly S. Steelman

  • Interim Department Chair, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Research Interests

  • Basic and applied attention
  • Models of attention
  • Human performance in aviation
  • Display design
  • Tech adoption
  • Technology training

Kevin M. Trewartha

  • Assistant Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Links of Interest

Lab Website

Research Interests

  • Cognitive Aging
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Motor Learning
  • Sensorimotor Control
  • Memory
  • Cognitive Control

Keith Vertanen

  • Associate Professor, Computer Science

Area of Expertise

  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
  • Accessible computing
  • Speech and Language Processing
  • Mobile Interfaces
  • Crowdsourcing

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

Center for Scalable Architectures and Systems

Director

Soner Onder

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

Links of Interest

Faculty Web Page  
FAST
Sphinx

Area of Expertise

  • Computer Architecture
  • Programming Languages
  • Simulation

Ali Ebnenasir

  • Associate Professor, Computer Science

Area of Expertise

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

Daniel R. Fuhrmann

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

Areas of Interest

  • Signal Processing 

Yakov Nekrich

  • Associate Professor, Computer Science

Areas of Expertise

    • String Algorithms
    • Compressed Data Structures
    • Computational Geometry

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Data Structures
  • Algorithms

Zhenlin Wang

  • Professor, Computer Science

Links of Interest

Area of Expertise

  • Optimizing Compilers
  • High Performance Architectures
  • Cloud Computing

Jianhui Yue

  • Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Computer Architecture
  • Operating System
  • System Optimization of Big Data Process

Affiliate Members

Mohamed Mahmoud

Mohamed M. E. A. Mahmoud

  • Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, College of Engineering, Tennessee Technological University
Danda Rawat

Danda B. Rawat

  • Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Howard University
Sachin Shetty

Sachin Shetty

  • Associate Professor, Department of Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Engineering, Old Dominion University
ChunSheng Xin

ChunSheng Xin

  • Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Old Dominion University
Xiaohua Xu

Xiaohua Xu

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Kennesaw State University
Yanxiao Zhao

Yanxiao Zhao

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology