Interdisciplinary Faculty

Holistic Safety and Security

Interdisciplinary Faculty

Safety and security concerns develop from many actors and through many different technologies in our advancing society. By applying inter-disciplinary, holistic community approaches to these problems, we will build safer and more secure systems, and in turn, build stronger communities.

Each faculty member on our research team brings unique industry experience and far-reaching academic collaborations from a wide range of disciplines, including:

  • Autonomous Systems

  • Cybersecurity

  • Human Factors

  • Physical Safety

  • STEM Education Research

  • Sustainability

  • Systems & Networks

  • Transportation

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Yingjie “Victor” Chen

Associate Professor, CGT
Co-Lead

 

Visual Analytics, Interactive System Design and Development, Parametric Design and CAD

Chad Matthew Laux

Chad Laux

Associate Professor, CIT
Co-Lead

 

Lean Six Sigma, Quality Systems, Illicit Supply Chains

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Hazar Nicholas Dib

Associate Professor, CGT and CMT

 

(BIM) Building Information Modeling, Building Information Management, Application of Object-Oriented-Modeling to life cycle project management, Construction Project Delivery

Kevin Dittman

Kevin Dittman

Associate Professor, CIT

 

Systems Analysis and Design, Quality Management, Project Management

Stephen J Elliott

Stephen Elliott

Department Head and Professor, TLI

 

Biometrics

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Miad Faezipour

Associate Professor, SOET

 

Digital/biomedical embedded hardware/software co-designs, Healthcare technology with embedded intelligence, AI-based bio-data augmentation

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Yi Gao

Associate Professor, SATT

 

Customer behaviors, safety culture analysis, and pilot selection and education.

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Mary E. Johnson

Professor, SATT

 

Data driven analysis in aviation sustainability and safety

Umit Karabiyik

Umit Karabiyik

Assistant Professor / Director of Ubiquitous and Mobile Investigative Techniques and Technologies Lab

 

Digital Forensics, Cybersecurity, User and Data Privacy, Artificial Intelligence in Security, Privacy and Forensics Applications

Tahir Khan

Tahir Khan

Clinical Assistant Professor, CIT

 

computer privacy, computer security, computer forensics, cybersecurity, internet of things, and cloud computing

Jin Kocsis

Jin Kocsis

Assistant Professor, CIT

 

Deep learning, CPS security, IoT, Blockchain, and privacy preserving

Tianyi Li

Tianyi Li

Assistant Professor, CIT

 

Sensemaking, Crowdsourcing, Human Computing, Intelligent User Interface, Human-AI Teaming

Ida Ngambeki

Ida Ngambeki

Assistant Professor, CIT

 

Cybersecurity Education, Cybersecurity Policy, Social Engineering, Information Technology Ethics, and Cybersecurity Workforce Development

Kevin O'Connor

Kevin O'Connor

Biometrics Center Director, TLI

 

No research interests or specialties

Manoj S. Patankar

Manoj Patankar

Raisbeck Engineering Professor of Aviation Technology & Special Assistant to the Dean for Polytechnic’s Safe Campus Initiative

 

No research interests or specialties

Randy Rapp

Randy Rapp

Associate Professor, CMT

 

Construction equipment management, Disaster restoration and reconstruction management, Construction organization management (strategy, policy, structure, human resources, finance)

Mo Rastgaar

Mo Rastgaar

Associate Professor, SOET

 

Assistive and rehabilitation robots, systems design, cyber-physical systems, dynamics, and controls

Julia Rayz

Julia Rayz

Professor and Assistant Department Head, CIT

 

natural language understanding, knowledge discovery and representation, and computational recognition of salient information in texts, uncertainty management

Marcus Rogers

Marcus Rogers

Professor, CIT

 

Digital Forensics, Cyber adversarial predictive modeling

Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar

Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar

Associate Professor, CIT

 

Personality & Motivation of Cyberdeviants, Behavioral Analysis of Digital Evidence, Internet Crimes Against Children

John Springer

John Springer

Professor, CIT

 

Information Security Research and Education (INSuRE) project, Data Engineering

Sun

Wenhai Sun

Assistant Professor, CIT

 

Data Security, Privacy, Safety and interpretability of AI Systems, Blockchain, Cyber-Physical System and Applied Cryptography

C Tao

Chengcheng Tao

Assistant Professor, CMT

 

Sustainable Infrastructure and manufacturing

Vhaduri

Sudip Vhaduri

Assistant Professor, CIT

 

Machine Learning & AI, Biometric Authentication, IoT, Secure & Sustainable Healthcare, CPS

Voyles, Richard

Richard Voyles

Daniel C. Lewis Professor of the Purdue Polytechnic
University Faculty Scholar, IN-MaC Manufacturing Fellow
Head, Collaborative Robotics Lab

 

Robotics, AI, Emergency Response, and cybersecurity for intelligent agents

Yang, Baijian

Baijian Yang

Professor, CIT

 

Cybersecurity and IoT, Cloud Computing and SDN, Big Data Security Analysis