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Marcelle Santiago

Grants Administrator

Office: 2456

Christian Poellabauer

Interim Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

Dr. Christian Poellabauer is the Interim Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies at the College of Engineering and Computing and a professor in the Knight Foundation School of Computing and Information Sciences at Florida International University.  He is also the director of the MOSAIC (Mobile Sensing and Analytics) Lab, which focuses on developing novel personal, social, and crowdsensing solutions in a variety of application domains, primarily in the healthcare field. Other areas of interest include wireless/sensor/vehicular networks, the Internet-of-Things, and edge computing based AI solutions, just to name a few.

He also has strong interest in assisting with students with startup efforts and he is a strong advocate for the early inclusion of undergraduate and high school students in hands-on research projects. He was named a Fulbright Scholar in 2018 and he has co-authored a textbook on Wireless Sensor Networks, which has been translated into Chinese and Persian. His research efforts have been supported by organizations such as the NIH, NSF (including a 2006 CAREER award), Department of Education, and DoD, and numerous private organizations and businesses such as IBM, Toyota, Ford Research, the among others.

Office: EC 2441
Phone: (305) 348-1545



Maria Benincasa

Assistant Director of Research Program and Services

Office: EC 2427
Phone: 305.348.6878

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Donaley Dorsett

Assistant Director, Building Operation

Office: EC 2468
Phone: 305.348.1197

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Vanessa Faz

Grants Administrator

Office: EC 2458
Phone: 305.348.8414
Email :

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Scott Graham

Assistant Director, Research Programs

Office: CASE 243B
Phone: 305.348.3946


Marilyn Torres

Grants Assistant

Office: EC 2457
Phone: 305.348.2066

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Lian Zhang

Finance Manager

Phone: 305.348.1038