Faculty and Staff

Faculty

 

Huseyin Arslan

Huseyin Arslan, Ph.D., Professor and Fellow of the IEEE, Southern Methodist University (1998)
Office: ENB 361 | Phone: (813) 974-3940 | Email:arslan@usf.edu

Dr. Arslan's Research Group
Dr. Arslan's Fact Sheet


Dr. Arslan's research interests are related to advanced signal processing techniques at the physical and medium access layers, with cross-layer design for networking adaptivity and Quality of Service (QoS) control. He is interested in many forms of wireless technologies including cellular radio, wireless PAN/LAN/MANs, fixed wireless access, aeronautical networks, underwater networks, in vivo networks, and wireless sensors networks. His current research interests are on 5G and beyond, physical layer security, interference management (avoidance, awareness, and cancellation), cognitive radio, small cells, powerline communications, smart grid, UWB, multi-carrier wireless technologies, dynamic spectrum access, co-existence issues on heterogeneous networks, aeronautical (High Altitude Platform) communications, in vivo channel modeling and system design, and underwater acoustic communications.

 

Sanjukta Bhanja

Sanjukta Bhanja, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Dean for Academics and Student Affairs, University of South Florida (2002)
Office: ENB 376 | Lab: ENB 349A | Phone: (813) 974-4755 | Email: bhanja@usf.edu

Dr. Bhanja's Website
Dr. Bhanja's Fact Sheet


Dr. Bhanja's research is in Nano-Computing using Beyond-CMOS Emerging Technologies: modeling, fabrication, characterization and design automation harnessing unique properties of the nano-devices. Her recent work focuses on nano-magnetic logic, spin-couple computing, organic spintronics, straintronics, resistive logic/memory in creating unique computing paradigm. The target application domains are futuristic programmable magnetic grids for Computer Vision applications, Data-centric Embedded/Secured computing, Graphical Probabilistic Models for Stochastic High Performance Computing and Next generation Memories.

 

Robert H. Bishop

Robert H. Bishop, Ph.D., P.E., Professor and Dean, Rice University (1990)
Office: ENB 105L | Phone: (813) 974-3780 | Email: robertbishop@usf.edu

Dr. Bishop's Fact Sheet

 

Dr. Bishop is a specialist in the area of systems theory, guidance and control of aerospace vehicles, and navigation and estimation theory with applications across a broad range of global challenges. His current research interests are in the area of advanced navigation algorithm development with fast-to-flight characteristics, integrated navigation and guidance for planetary precision landing, small satellites and unmanned aerial vehicles. Dr. Bishop was selected twice as a Faculty Fellow of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and as a Welliver Fellow of the Boeing Company.

 

Alexandro Castellano

Alexandro Castellanos, Ph.D., Instructor, USF (2006)
Office: ENB 251 | Phone: (813) 974-1025 | Email: acastel2@usf.edu





Dr. Castellanos's research interests lie in the area of cyber physical systems, embedded systems, Internet of things (IoT) and control theory for industrial applications in the areas of Mechatronics and Industrial Automation.


Chang

Morris Chang, Ph.D., Professor, North Carolina State University (1993)
Office: ENB 255 | phone: (813) 974-4894 | Email: chang5@usf.edu





Dr. Chang's research interests are in the broad area of computer and wireless networking systems, with recent emphasis on cybersecurity: Attribution, Program Analysis for cybersecurity and privacy-preserving Internet Computation; Energy-aware mobile and cloud systems; Energy-efficient wireless networks.

Dr. Chang's Website

 


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Kwang-Cheng Chen, Ph.D., Professor and Fellow of the IEEE, University of Maryland, College Park (1989)
Office: ENB 245 | Phone: (813) 974-1023 | Email: kwangcheng@usf.edu





Dr. Chen's research interests lie in information communication technology essential to digital society, particularly in large networks and computations. Specific interests include large communication networks: Internet of Things, Cyber-Physical Systems and Edge Computing, 5G Mobile Communications and Beyond, Ad Hoc Sensor Networking, In-Network Computations and Approximate Computing, Cognitive Radio Networks, Secure Communications and Resilient Networks; Large Information Networks: Social Networks, Big Data Analytics, Multi-Agent Systems and Collective Behavior, Fusion and Decision on Heterogeneous/Multimodal Data, Biochemical Reaction Networks and Applications to Synthetic Biology and Systems Biology, Decision under Uncertainty, and Cybersecurity and Privacy

Dr. Chen's Fact Sheet
Dr. Chen's Website

 

Larry Dunleavy

Larry Dunleavy, Ph.D., Professor, University of Michigan (1988)
Office: ENB 364 | Phone: (813) 974-2574 | Email: dunleavy@usf.edu

The WAMI Center
Dr. Dunleavy's Fact Sheet


Dr. Dunleavy's research interests are related to microwave and millimeter-wave device, circuit and system design, characterization and modeling.

 

Lingling Fan

Lingling Fan, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Professor, West Virginia University (2001)
Office: ENB 247 | Phone: (813) 974-2031 | Email: linglingfan@usf.edu

Dr. Fan's Website
Dr. Fan's Fact Sheet


Dr. Fan's research is focused on renewable energy source grid integration, modeling and control of energy systems, large-scale power system planning and operation.

 

Ralph Fehr

Ralph Fehr, Ph.D., Instructor II, University of South Florida (2005)
Office: ENB 366 | Phone: (813) 760-7204 | E-mail:fehr@usf.edu


Dr. Fehr's Website
Dr. Fehr's Fact Sheet

Dr. Fehr's research interests include power system planning methods and reliability enhancement techniques, infrastructure design improvements, high-power semiconductor applications at medium voltages, and engineering education reform.

 

Christos Ferekides

Christos Ferekides, Ph.D., Professor, University of South Florida (1991)
Office: ENB 256 | Phone: (813) 974-4818 | Email: ferekide@usf.edu

 



Dr. Ferekides' research interests include thin-film electronic materials and devices for optoelectronic applications; thin film depositions and properties; device fabrication and characterization.

 

Nasir Ghani

Nasir Ghani, Ph.D., Professor, University of Waterloo, Canada
Office: ENB 374 | Phone: (813) 974-4772 | Email: nghani@usf.edu

Dr. Ghani's Website

 

Currently, Dr. Ghani is involved in a wide range of research activities in the areas of cyberinfrastructure design, networking, disaster recovery, cloud computing, and cyber-physical systems (integrated power grids). In addition, his research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Department of Energy, Qatar Foundation, Department of Education, and Sprint-Nextel Corporation. He also received the NSF CAREER Award in 2005 for his work on multi-domain networking as well as the UNM Lawton-Ellis Award in 2011 for excellence in research, teaching, and outreach.

 

Richard Gitlin

Richard D. Gitlin, Sc. D., Columbia University (1969);
Distinguished University Professor, Agere Systems Chair, State of Florida 21st Century Scholar, National Academy of Engineering and Fellow of the IEEE

Office: ENB 359 | Phone: (813) 974-1321 | Email: richgitlin@usf.edu
iWINLAB      Dr. Gitlin's Fact Sheet


Dr. Gitlin's research interests are communications and networking systems for wireless and wired media. His current focus is wireless networking of intelligent bio-medical systems, with an emphasis on advanced communications and network protocols to realize high-speed and ultra-reliable in vivo wireless networks that are intended to create a paradigm shift in disciplines such as minimally invasive surgery, cyber-physical healthcare systems, and sensor networks.

 

Drew Hoff

Drew Hoff, Ph.D., Professor, Penn State University (1988)
Office: ENB 248 | LAB: ENB 111 | Phone: (813) 974-4958 | E-mail: hoff@usf.edu

Dr. Hoff's Fact Sheet

 

Dr. Hoff's research interests include: Afterglow chemical processing of materials for electronics, sensor, and MEMS applications; Oxide formation on Si & SiC, Diamond processing, Surface Conditioning, Noncontact Corona Kelvin Metrology of electronic materials; Dielectrics, SiC, Corona Ion-Assisted delivery of drugs and DNA to Skin and Tissue, Noncontact voltage and corona characterization of cells and tissue, Contamination monitoring and control in IC Manufacturing, Microsystem and MEMS fabrication, Integrated Circuit manufacturing and in-line testing, and Workforce development and training for technology professionals.

 

Vijay Jain

Vijay K. Jain, Ph.D., Distinguished University Professor, Michigan State University (1964)
Office: ENB 372 | Phone: (813) 974-4741 | Email:jain@usf.edu

The Center for Communications and Signal Processing

Dr. Jain's Fact Sheet


Dr. Jain's research interests are biomedical systems, biomedical imaging and biomedical image processing, communication systems and networks, digital image and video processing. VLSI implementations; system on a chip (bio-sensing, DNA microarrays, opto-electronics, MEMS, digital, analog), and 3-D SOCs.

 

Chung Seop Jeong

Chung Seop Jeong, Ph.D. Instructor, Marquette University (2007)
Office: ENB 253 | Phone: (813) 974-6415 | Email:jeong@usf.edu




 
Dr. Jeong's research interests lie in the area of control systems with specialty in designing resilient, robust, optimal, and adaptive observers and controllers for linear, nonlinear, stochastic, and chaotic systems.

 

Selcuk Kose

Selcuk Kose, Ph.D., Assistant Professor; University of Rochester (2012)
Office: ENB 372A | Phone: (813) 974-6636 | Email:kose@usf.edu

Dr. Kose's Website
Dr. Kose's Fact Sheet


Dr. Kose's research interests are in the broad field of integrated circuits and VLSI systems, with a primary emphasis on circuit design techniques, power grid analysis algorithms, mathematical methods to characterize power grids, power delivery challenges in 3-D integrated circuits, noise issues in on-chip interconnection networks, design and analysis of clock distribution networks, and resistive memories.

Lu

Zhuo Lu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University (2013)
Office: ENB 347 | Phone: (813) 974-8259 | Email: zhuolu@usf.edu

Dr. Lu's Communications, Security and Analytics (CSA) Lab



Dr. Lu's research interests broadly include network science, cyber security, data analytics, wireless and mobile communication networking, and cyber-physical systems.

 

Zhixion Miao

Zhixin Miao, Ph.D., P.E, Assistant Professor: West Virginia University (2002)
Office: ENB 370 | Phone: (813) 974-4237 | Email:zmiao@usf.edu

Dr. Miao's Fact Sheet

 

Dr. Miao's research interests include smart grid automation, electric power system modeling and simulation, microgrid technologies to integrate renewable energy and energy storage, and power market.

 

Don Morel

Don Morel, Ph.D., Professor, Tulane University (1971)
Office: ENB 244 | Phone: (813) 974-2508 | Email: morel@usf.edu

Dr. Morel's Fact Sheet

 

Dr. Morel's research interests include: Photovoltaic solar energy with particular emphasis on the development of thin film solar cells of CuInGaSe2, CdTe and CdSe, amorphous Si, and organic materials; transparent conductors including ZnO, SnO2, ITO; I-III-VI2 and II-VI materials and devices; high efficiency thin film tandem solar cells, photovoltaic device modeling and simulation; photodetectors, thin film transistors and memory devices, LED's, and X-ray and gamma ray detectors; and physical vapor deposition including sputtering, evaporation, close space sublimation and scale up to pre-manufacturing.

 

Wilfrido A. Moreno

Wilfrido A. Moreno, Ph.D., Professor, University of South Florida (1993)
Office: ENB 254 | Phone: (813) 974-4775 | Email: wmoreno@usf.edu

 

 

Dr. Moreno's research interests are: Energy, Power Electronics and Controls Option Supervisor- Primary areas of interest include System integration for industrial applications in the areas of Industrial Controls & Instrumentation, Robotics, Digital Signal Processing, Reconfigurable Architectures, Analog-Digital Mixed Signal Design & Synthesis, Communications and Biomedical Engineering. Other areas of current interest are the use of Lasers in developing new methods and techniques for electronic circuitry interconnects and test validation of VLSI fault tolerant designs, Laser Restructuring for quick prototyping of electronic circuits; laser machining and Multimedia & Instructional Technologies Solutions for Engineering Education including Distance Learning.

 

Salvatore D. Morgera

Salvatore D. Morgera, P. Eng., Ph.D., Fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Tau Beta Pi Eminent Engineer, Professor, Brown University (1975)
Office: ENB 379B | Phone: (813) 974-1004 | Email: sdmorgera@usf.edu

 

Dr. Morgera's Fact Sheet
C4ISI Military & Intelligence Defense Laboratory
Neurological Networks Laboratory
Dr. Morgera's Wikipedia Page
Dr. Morgera's Google Scholar Link

Dr. Morgera has focused on networks all his professional life. He, and the teams he has worked with, are responsible for the Canadian oceanographic data gathering networks, the acoustic networks for American submarine tactical and strategic communications, the worldwide CAT3 auto-landing networks for commercial aircraft, and the military wireless networks used in sensitive and difficult parts of the world. In the last decade, he has turned his attention to living networks, the neurological networks of the brain and has recently discovered the near-field electric spatial-temporal field structures that permeate the brain. This work will lead to non-invasive diagnostic and therapeutic techniques for a variety of neurological dysfunctions, such as Alzheimer's, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Multiple Sclerosis. His work was recently recognized by the McArthur Foundation.

Gokhan Mumcu

Gokhan Mumcu; Ph.D., Associate Professor, The Ohio State University, (2008)
Office: ENB 362 | Phone: (813) 974-8178 | Email: mumcu@usf.edu

Dr. Mumcu's Fact Sheet



Dr. Mumcu's research is focused on electromagnetic theory, computational electromagnetics, THz imaging systems, metamaterials and their applications to small directive radiators and printed miniature antennas.

Dr. NAeini

Mahshid Rahnamay Naeini, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico (2014)
Office: ENB 244 | Phone (813) 974-3780 | Email: mahshidr@usf.edu

Dr. Naeini's Webpage
Dr. Naeini's Fact Sheet


Dr. Naeini's research interests lie in the area of network science, stochastic processes, system modeling, network mining, network analytics, machine learning, and prediction models with applications in communication networks, cyber-physical-human systems with particular emphasis on smart grids, and their reliability, security and performance evaluation.

 

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Ashwin B. Parthasarathy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Austin (2010)
Office Location: ENB 257 | Phone: 813-974-7407 | Email: ashwinbp@usf.edu

Dr. Parthasarathy's Fact Sheet  
Translational Optics Imaging and Spectroscopy Lab


Dr. Parthasarathy's research interests are in the development of novel biomedical instrumentation and imaging techniques with optics, and the clinical translation of these medial devices for applications that include bedside diagnoses/monitoring of brain injuries (e.g., strokes, traumatic brain injury), intraoperative imaging, and critical care monitoring. The ultimate goal of Dr. Parthasarathy's research is utilize these custom clinical biomedical devices and directly measure tissue physiology at the bedside, thereby developing non-invasive biomarkers of disease, bedside disease models, and thus personalized optimization of treatment..

Stephen E. Saddow

Stephen E. Saddow, Ph.D., Professor, University of Maryland at College Park (1993)
Office: ENB 243 | Phone: (813) 974-4773 | Email: saddow@usf.edu

Dr. Saddow's Website

 

Dr. Saddow's research interests are to develop wide-bandgap silicon carbide semiconductor materials for Bio, Nano and MEMS applications His ultimate research objective is to develop smart implants and sensors for biomedical and harsh environment applications. Prof. Saddow was jointly appointed in 2009 to the college of medicine where he is working to develop 3C-SiC based devices for insertion into the nervous system. The goal is the realization of brain-machine-interface (BMI) devices based on SiC. His group has demonstrated the biocompatibility of SiC with neural cells, both in-vitro and in-vivo, and has demonstrated the biocompatibility of epitaxial graphene on SiC.

Ravi Sankar

Ravi Sankar, Ph.D., P.E., Professor, Penn State University (1985)
Office: ENB 373 | Phone: (813) 974-4769 | Email: sankar@usf.edu

iCONS Research Group
Dr. Sankar's Fact Sheet


Dr. Sankar's main research interests are in the multidisciplinary areas of wireless communications, networking, signal processing and its applications. In particular, in the communications and networking area, his research interests are on the resource and mobility managements of wireless cellular, ad-hoc, and sensor networks, energy-efficient protocol design and cross-layer optimization. In the signal processing area, emphasis is on all aspects of processing from feature extraction, coding, and recognition to machine learning applied to speech, biomedical and other signals and in integrating intelligent techniques including the use of neural networks and fuzzy logic in the simulation, modeling, and design of high performance and robust systems. His current focus is on the use of wearable sensors and technologies for advancing health care.

 

Rudy Schlaf

Rudy Schlaf, Ph.D., Professor, Technische Universitat Berlin, Germany (1995)
Office: IDRB 202F | Phone: (813) 974-8463 | Email: schlaf@usf.edu

Surf Science Lab
Dr. Schlaf's Fact Sheet

Dr. Schlaf's main research interests currently span the following areas: Spray based deposition of macro-molecular thin films and interfaces, photoemission spectroscopy on organic semiconductor/bio-materials interfaces, work function measurements, directed assembly of macromolecular materials, biosensors, thin film photovoltaics, and electronic structure and growth phenomena of atomic layer deposition thin films.

E. K. Stefanakos

E. K. Stefanakos, Ph.D., P.E., Professor, Washington State University (1969)
Office: ENB 250 | Phone: (813) 974-4413 | Email: estefana@usf.edu

Dr. Stefanakos' Fact Sheet



Research interests: clean energy; photovoltaics.

 

Arash Takshi

Arash Takshi, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of British Columbia (2007)
Office: ENC 2502 | Phone: 813-974-1121 | Email: atakshi@usf.edu

Bio-Organic Electronics Group

Dr. Takshi's Fact Sheet


Dr. Takshi's primary research interest research is in the field of renewable energy. In particular, he is interested in the research on bio/organic solar cells. He believes that employing new materials can push the limits in solar cells, beyond what silicon technology can offer. Furthermore, using emerging materials, new devices with special features can be developed to address some of the existing challenges in the application of renewable energy.

 

Sylvia Thomas

Sylvia Thomas, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Howard University (1999)
Office: ENB 368 | Phone: (813) 974-4011 | Email: sylvia@usf.edu

Advanced Materials Bio & Integration Research Laboratory
Dr. Thomas' Fact Sheet

 
Dr. Thomas' research and teaching endeavors are in the areas of Advanced Materials for applications in alternative energy sources, sustainable environments, and bio-applications for nano-electro mechanical system (NEMS) devices – nanowires and nanoparticles. Her research explores the chemical vapor deposition (CVD) growth nucleation, film characterization, and device fabrication of III-V and II-IV materials, such as AlN and SiC. Her research is interdisciplinary in nature and fosters collaborations with Chemical and Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Public Health, Medicine, and the Nanomaterials and Nanomanufacturing Research Center (NNRC).

 

Ismail Uysal

Ismail Uysal, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Florida (2008)
Office: ENB 247A | Phone: (813) 974-8823 | Email: iuysal@usf.edu

 



Dr. Uysal's research interests include applications of wireless and radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies for cold chain, pharmaceuticals and healthcare; as well as sensory data analysis, algorithm design and machine learning for different Internet-of-Things (IoT) ecosystems.

 

Jing Wang

Jing Wang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Michigan (2006)
Office: ENB 378 | Phone: (813) 974-6011 | Email: jingw@usf.edu

Transducers Group
Dr. Wang's Fact Sheet

 
Dr. Wang's research interests include nano/microfabrication, nanomaterials, RF MEMS devices, on-chip power generation, microfluidics, MEMS transducers, RF integrated circuit, wide bandgap materials, polymer nanocomposite and responsive polymers.

 

Thomas Weller

Thomas Weller, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, University of Michigan (1995)
Office: ENB 379 | Phone (813) 974-2740 | Email: weller@usf.edu

Dr. Weller's Google Scholar Link
Dr. Weller's Fact Sheet

 
Dr. Weller's current research interests are in the areas of planar and electrically-small 3D antennas, development and application of novel microwave materials, additive manufacturing for RF/microwave design, and electromagnetic sensors.

 

Paris H. Wiley

Paris H. Wiley, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Professor (Associate Chair and Undergraduate Coordinator), Virginia Tech (1973)
Office: ENB 379 | Phone: (813) 974-2369 | Email: wiley@usf.edu




Dr. Wiley's research interests are biomedical instrumentation, clean energy, electromagnetics, and satellite communications

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Yasin Yilmaz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Columbia University, 2014
Office: ENB 251 | Phone (813) 974-4788 | Email: yasiny@usf.edu





Dr. Yilmaz's research interests include statistical data and signal analysis, machine learning, multimodal data fusion, event-driven systems, object-oriented modeling, and sequential analysis with applications in cybersecurity, big data, social networks, smart grid, smart city and intelligent transportation systems, autonomous driving, wireless communications, IoT, and cyber-physical systems.

Dr. Yilmaz's Webpage
Dr. Yilmaz's Research Group
Dr. Yilmaz's Fact Sheet

 


Emeritus Faculty

Kenneth Buckle
Arthur David Snider
Thomas Wade

Courtesy Faculty
Lennox Hoyte
Al-Aakhir Rogers  
W. Joel D. Johnson