Interdisciplinary Faculty

Realizing the Digital Enterprise

Interdisciplinary Faculty

As applied problem solvers, we work toward a common goal: leveraging the digital enterprise to make the world better, faster and sustainable. We collaborate on common goals, leveraging our strengths and developing joint solutions to difficult problems. Our multidisciplinary faculty understand the computational, manufacturing and human factors needed to define a problem, develop a project scope and work to find a workable solution.

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

  • Advanced materials
  • Data visualization & analytics
  • Design
  • Health applications
  • Manufacturing & processes
  • Robotics & mechatronics
  • Sensors
  • Systems & networks
  • Computation
afsari

Keresh Afsari

Assistant Professor, CGT/CMT

 

Applying computational science to building design, construction, and operations for smart living 

Ragu

Ragu Athinarayanan

Professor,  SOET

 

Modeling and control of under-actuated robotic manipulators, signal processing, and machine vision.

benes

Bedrich Benes

Professor,  CGT

 

Geometric modeling and computer graphics

Byrd

Vetria Byrd

Assistant Professor, CGT

 

Data visualization

Chen

Victor Chen

Associate Professor, CGT

 

Information visualization, visual analytics, and Human Computer Interaction.

Chen

Yunfeng Chen

Associate Professor, CMT

 

Human factors, robotics in construction

Yi

Yi Gao

Associate Professor, SATT

 

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

Garcia Bravo

Jose Garcia Bravo

Assistant Professor, SOET

 

Embedded sensing, flexible structures through additive manufacturing, fluid power systems

Hacker

Thomas Hacker

Professor and Interim Head of CIT
Champion, Realizing the Digital Enterprise

 

High Performance Computing, Grid Computing, Operating Systems

Hartman

Nate Hartman

Dauch Family Professor of Advanced Manufacturing and Head of CGT

 

Methodology and process to create model-based definitions and their uses in product lifecycle

Hupy

Joseph Hupy

Associate Professor, SATT

 

Geospatial data collection and analysis, unmanned aerial systems

Huston

Davin Huston

Assistant Professor of Practice, SOET

 

Acoustics, audio/video, additive manufacturing, adaptive furniture design

Kilaz

Gozdem Kilaz

Assistant Professor, SOET/SATT

 

Liquid transportation fuel development, testing, and approval of biofuels

Leach

Sarah Leach

Associate Professor, SOET

 

Systems monitoring and control, computational modeling, and effective learning strategies for education

Salas

Daniel Leon Salas

Associate Professor, SOET

 

CMOS image sensors, solar energy harvesting, optical communications and optical devices.

mcnally

Helen McNally

Associate Professor, SOET

 

Microscopy techniques in fluids for biological and medical applications.

Craig Miller

Craig Miller

Professor, CGT

 

Engineering and technical graphics, industry engagement

Min

BC Min

Assistant Professor, CIT

 

Multi-robot systems, sensor networks, human-robot interaction, field robotics, assistive robotics

Mousas

Christos Mousas

Assistant Professor, CGT

 

Computer animation, computer graphics, virtual reality

Newell

Brittany Newell

Assistant Professor, SOET

 

Adaptive structures, energy transduction, manufacturing techniques for material sensors and actuators.

Panigrahi

Suranjan Panigrahi

Professor, SOET

 

Smart sensing systems for automation, quality control, detection and diagnosis; intelligent decision support systems 

Piller

John Piller

Assistant Professor of Practice, SOET

 

Industrial controls, building codes, and energy use

Ropp

Tim Ropp

Clinical Associate Professor, ATT

 

Technology innovations for advanced aerospace manufacturing and lifecycle management, safety risk

Salama

Abdul Salam

Assistant Professor, CIT

 

Underground sensing and antennas, wireless communications, Internet-of-Things

Sun

Wenhai Sun

Assistant Professor, CIT

 

Security and privacy issues in networked information systems, cyber-physical systems, distributed ledger technology

Tanoos

James Tanoos

Associate Professor of Practice, SOET

 

Supply chain management, international logistics, rust-belt manufacturing, sustainable energy

Wang

Xiaoming Wang

Assistant Professor, SOET

 

Materials characterization, processing, and chemistry, advanced manufacturing

Yang

Baijian Yang

Associate Professor, CIT

 

Cybersecurity, big data security, Internet-of-Things, and cloud computing.

Willow Yang

Willow (Liu) Yang

Assistant Professor, SOET

 

Supply chain and operations optimization: distribution network design, purchasing optimization 

Zhang

Jiansong Zhang

Assistant Professor, CMT

 

Automation, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and robotics for construction, artificial intelligence and virtual reality