Faculty Directory

Levent Acar
Dr. Levent Acar

Associate Professor

Research Interests

Intelligent control of functional systems; neural networks applied to control; hierarchical design and control of large-scale systems; optimal and suboptimal control for interconnected systems; distributed computational methods of optimal control strategies.

Ahmad Alsharoa
Dr. Ahmad Alsharoa

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Wireless and Mobile Networks, Optimization, Resource Managements, optical Communications, Low and High Altitude Communications, Satellite Communications, Machine Learning, Internet-of-Things, Green Wireless Networks, Energy Harvesting, Self-healing, and MIMO Communications

Daryl Beetner
Dr. Daryl Beetner

Professor

Research Interests

Electromagnetic immunity and emissions; electromagnetic modeling; IC design and modeling; detection and neutralization of electronic triggers used in explosives; engineering education.

Rui Bo
Dr. Rui Bo

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Computation; optimization and economics in power system operation and planning; high-performance computing and its application in power systems; electricity market simulation; evaluation and design.

Minsu Choi
Dr. Minsu Choi

Associate Professor

Research Interests

Computer architecture & VLSI; embedded systems; fault tolerance; testing; quality assurance.

Kristen Donnell
Dr. Kristen Donnell

Associate Professor

Research Interests

Embedded sensors; modulated antennas/scatterers; microwave/millimeter wave engineering; microwave material characterization; terahertz methodologies.

Rohit Dua
Dr. Rohit Dua

Associate Teaching Professor
Missouri State University | Cooperative Engineering Program

Research Interests

Smart embedded sensing systems; artificial neural networks; optoelectronic sensors; biomedical and energy engineering applications; engineering education.

Kelvin Erickson
Dr. Kelvin Erickson

Curators' Distinguished Teaching Professor and EE Undergraduate Studies Coordinator

Research Interests

Manufacturing automation; Programmable logic controllers (PLCs); Plantwide process control; Model-based predictive control; System simulation

Mina Esmaeelpour
Dr. Mina Esmaeelpour

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Nonlinear fiber optics, fiber lasers and amplifiers, fiber Bragg grating and distributed fiber sensors, multimode fiber devices, radiation detection in nuclear medicine, positron emission tomography (PET), molecular cancer imagine, optical imagine, spectroscopy, fiber optic sensing applications, biomedical imaging instrumentation, fiber optic motion detection

Mehdi Ferdowsi
Dr. Mehdi Ferdowsi

Professor

Research Interests

Power Electronics; Renewable Energy Resources; Microgrids; Transportation Electrification

Jie Huang
Dr. Jie Huang

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Fiber optic sensors; novel photonic/microwave micro/nano materials, structures, devices and sensors; ultrafast laser machining, processing and characterization of micro/nano structures, materials and devices; sensors and instrumentation for applications in harsh environments; microwave-photonic sensing, imaging and spectroscopy.

Ali Hurson
Dr. Ali Hurson

Professor

Research Interests

Parallel and distributed systems; databases; mobile-databases; pervasive and mobile computing.

Chulsoon Hwang
Dr. Chulsoon Hwang

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

RF desense / Electromagnetic Interference; Signal and Power Integrity; Intentional EMI / Hardware Security; Machine Learning; Electromagnetics

Victor Khilkevich
Dr. Victor Khilkevich

Associate Research Professor

Research Interests

Signal processing, microwave structures design and analysis, electromagnetic simulation, signal integrity, time-domain measurement of network parameters, near-field scanning, electromagnetic field transformation, measurement and processing of random signal and fields, EMI mitigation techniques, EMI source and coupling path identification

Chang-Soo Kim
Dr. Chang-Soo Kim

Professor and Associate Chair for Research

Research Interests

Solid-state devices; micro/nanofabrication; sensor engineering; nanotechnology applications; biological microdevices and systems.

DongHyun (Bill) Kim
Dr. DongHyun (Bill) Kim

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Nanometer Scale Devices, TSV technology, SI/PI/EMC in 2.5D/3D IC systems

Dr. Jonathan Kimball

Professor

Research Interests

Energy harvesting; switched-capacitor converters; microgrids; digital and nonlinear control methods for power converters.

Kurt Kosbar
Dr. Kurt Kosbar

Associate Professor and Lab Coordinator

Research Interests

Statistical communication theory; spread spectrum systems; computer-aided design of communication systems; stochastic process theory; digital signal processing.

Tayo Obafemi Ajayi
Dr. Tayo Obafemi-Ajayi

Assistant Professor
Missouri State University | Cooperative Engineering Program

Research Interests

Machine learning; intelligent systems; data analytics; bioinformatics.

Theresa Odun-Ayo
Dr. Theresa Odun-Ayo

Associate Teaching Professor
Missouri State University | Cooperative Engineering Program

Research Interests

Engineering education; hybrid systems; smart grid; voltage stability; renewable energy sources.

Dr. Jagannathan Sarangapani

William A. Rutledge - Emerson Electric Co. Distinguished Professor

Research Interests

Systems and control; neural network control; event-triggered control/cyber-physical systems; resilience/prognostics; autonomous systems/robotics.

Dr. Sahra Sedigh Sarvestani

Associate Professor and Distance Learning Coordinator

Research Interests

Cyber-physical systems; critical infrastructure protection; simulation and analytical modeling of complex networked systems; system and information assurance; networked systems for remote structural health monitoring.

Pourya Shamsi
Dr. Pourya Shamsi

Woodard Associate Professor of Excellence

Research Interests

Smart-grids; stability assessment in micro-grids; energy management; switching power converters; VHF/UHF dc-dc converters.

Bijaya Shrestha
Dr. Bijaya Shrestha

Associate Teaching Professor

Research Interests

Photon transport in semiconductors; statistical physics; Monte Carlo techniques; neutral particle transport algorithm development; neutronics and photonics.

Joe Stanley
Dr. Joe Stanley

Professor, Associate Chair for Academic Affairs, and CpE Undergraduate Studies Coordinator

Research Interests

Image and signal processing; computational intelligence; data fusion; automation; bioinformatics.

Theresa Swift
Dr. Theresa Swift

Associate Teaching Professor

Research Interests

Smart sensor systems; engineering education and pre-college education.

Steve Watkins
Dr. Steve Watkins

Professor and Interim Chair of ECE

Research Interests

Smart sensor systems; fiber optics; imaging; engineering education and pre-college education.

Robert Woodley
Dr. Robert Woodley

Assistant Teaching Professor/Advising and Recruiting Specialist

Research Interests

Computational intelligence; embedded systems; digital logic; control systems.

Cheng-Hsiao Wu
Dr. Cheng-Hsiao Wu

Professor

Research Interests

Quantum computing and cellular automata; quantum resistor network theory; mesoscopic devices and molecular electronics; optical/wave computing; simulation of amorphous silicon thin-film transistors and solar cells.

Donald Wunsch II
Dr. Donald Wunsch II

Mary K. Finley Missouri Distinguished Professor of Computer Engineering

Research Interests

Clustering; neural networks; reinforcement learning; approximate dynamic programming; adaptive dynamic programming.

Maciej Zawodniok
Dr. Maciej Zawodniok

Associate Professor

Research Interests

Wireless sensor networks; wireless ad-hoc networks; passive FRID systems; energy-efficient protocols; RF-based localization.

Jiangfan Zhang
Dr. Jiangfan Zhang

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Statistical signal processing; Internet of Things; sensor network systems; cybersecurity.