Colleges are defined by the quality and commitment of their faculty, and great colleges are defined by having engaged teachers and scholars who bring new energy, ideas, perspectives, and partnerships to their students, to each other, and to the college.

We welcome the following new faculty members and look forward to their contribution and engagement in our academic learning and scholarly environment.

Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME)

Oleksii Shandra, assistant professor
2014 Ph.D., Pathophysiology, Odesa National Medical University
2009 M.D., Odesa National Medical University
Epilepsy, mechanisms of seizure generation, spread and termination, neurophysiology of sleep, astrocyte calcium signaling, electrophysiology, confocal and multiphoton imaging in research of neuro-glial mechanisms of neurological diseases.

Anamika Prasad, associate professor
2007 Ph.D., Materials Science and Mechanics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Bioinspired material design, tissue biomechanics, nanomechanical characterization, biomedical devices for healthcare and precision agriculture.

Knight School of Computing and Information Sciences (KFSCIS)

Xuyu Wang, assistant professor
2018 Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Auburn University
Wireless sensing, Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Health, Mobile Computing, IoT Security, Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Wenqian Dong, assistant professor
2022 Ph.D., Computer Science, University of California, Merced
Machine Learning, high-performance computing, Artificial Intelligence (AI) for science.

Ruimin Sun, aassistant professor
2019 Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida
Security and privacy, Internet of Things (IoT) security, cyber-physical system security

Dongsheng Luo, assistant professor
2022 Ph.D., Information Science, and Technology, Pennsylvania State University
Data mining, graph mining, Explainable AI, and Natural Language Processing

Farhad Chaharsooghi, assistant professor
2017 Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan
Privacy, wireless communications, information theory and learning theory

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Qianwen Guo, assistant professor
2015 Ph.D., Management Science & Engineering, Huazhong University of Science & Technology
Transportation engineering, public transit, shared mobility

Omar Nofal, assistant professor
2021 Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado State University
Structural engineering with focus on natural hazard and catastrophe modeling and community resilience analysis.

Moss Department of Construction Management

Leonel Lagos, associate professor
2007 Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Florida International University
Robotics and Remote Systems/Automated Construction, Decommissioning of Nuclear facilities/infrastructure, Remote Sensors and inspections, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, STEM workforce development and training, Environmental Remediation

School of Universal Computing, Construction & Engineering Education (SUCCEED)

Stephanie Lunn, assistant professor
2021 Ph.D., Computer Science, Florida International University
Computing and Engineering Education, Machine Learning, Data Science, and Human-Computer Interaction

Department Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)

Himanshu Upadhyay, associate professor
2014 Ph.D., Business Administration, Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Big Data, Visualization, Cybersecurity.

Mandrita Banerjee, assistant teaching professor
2020 Ph.D., Computer Engineering, University of Texas at San Antonio
Computer architecture and organization, hardware-assisted security of processor and Internet of Things (IoT) security.