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Ines Triay Melendez

Interim Dean, College of Engineering & Computing ; Executive Director, Applied Research Center

Dr. Inés Triay is the interim dean of the College of Engineering & Computing and the executive director of the Applied Research Center (ARC) at the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) at Florida International University (FIU). The Center’s focus is to solve real-world problems in partnership with government and private industry through multi-disciplinary research collaborations within the University’s increasingly talented applied and basic research units. Dr. Triay joined FIU in October 2012 after a distinguished career as scientist and administrator at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), which includes positions as Assistant Secretary for the DOE’s Office of Environmental Management. Dr. Triay earned her Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at the University of Miami, FL in 1985 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Miami.

Office: EC 2174
Phone: 305.348.4238

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Osama Mohammed

Associate Dean for Research

Dr. Osama A Mohammed serves as a Distinguished University Professor, Associate Dean of Research, and at the College of Engineering and Computing. He is also the Director of the School of Electrical Computer and Enterprise Engineering at Florida International University (FIU), Miami, FL, USA. In addition, he is the Director of the Energy Systems Research Laboratory, at FIU, and a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Dr. Mohammed is world-renowned for his expertise in various research topics in power and energy systems. Specifically, he has interests in computational electromagnetics, design optimization, and physics-based modeling in electric drive systems and other low-frequency environments. His interests also include; electromagnetic signatures, wide-bandgap devices and switching modeling and techniques, ship power systems modeling and analysis, energy storage systems, and power electronics. His recent research projects include; smart-grid distributed control, interoperability, and energy cyber-physical systems. He currently has active research projects with several federal agencies in these areas. He has authored nearly 800 articles in refereed journals and other refereed international conference records. He has also authored a book and several book chapters and holds 15 patents awarded, and several others are pending. He has made numerous keynotes and invited presentations at academic and industrial organizations and conferences worldwide in addition to being a general chair of 10 major IEEE international conferences.

Professor Mohammed is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), a Fellow of IEEE, and a Fellow of the Applied Computational Electromagnetic Society ACES. He is a recipient of the prestigious IEEE Power and Energy Society Cyril Veinott Electromechanical Energy Conversion Award and the Outstanding Research Award from FIU in 2012, and the 2017 Outstanding Doctoral Mentor at FIU.

Professor Mohammed received master’s and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA, in 1981 and 1983, respectively. His bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering with distinction and honors from Zagazig University, Egypt, in 1977.

Office: EC 2441
Phone: 305.348.3040


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Mark Allen Weiss

Distinguished University Professor, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education

mark-weiss-cv-fiu-college-engineering-computing Mark Allen Weiss is Distinguished University Professor in the School of Computing and Information Sciences and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education of the College of Engineering and Computing at Florida International University. He also serves as Interim Founding Director of the School of Universal Computing, Construction, and Engineering EDucation (SUCCEED) having previously served for nine years as Associate Director of the School of Computing and Information Sciences. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Cooper Union in 1983, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Princeton University in 1987, after which he joined FIU. His interests include data structures,algorithms, and education. He is most well-known for his highly-acclaimed Data Structures textbooks, which have been used by a generation of students. Read More.

Office: EC 2443
Phone: 305.348.2036