Faculty

Craig Wills

Craig Wills

Contact Information:

Fuller Laboratories, 234
Phone: +1-508-831-5622
Fax: +1-508-831-5776
cew@wpi.edu
Website

Craig Wills

My research has focused on Internet application performance and measurement, and issues related to Internet privacy. Being department head has allowed me to interact with students and faculty in new ways and have the chance to make a bigger impact. Read more...

Emmanuel Agu

Emmanuel O. Agu

Contact Information:

Fuller Laboratories, 139
Phone: +1-508-831-5568
Fax: +1-508-831-5776
emmanuel@wpi.edu
Website

Emmanuel O. Agu

His research interests include computer graphics, mobile computing, wireless networks and the use of smartphones as a platform to deliver better healthcare. Read more...

Joseph Beck

Joseph Beck

Contact Information:

Fuller Laboratories, 138
Phone: +1-508-831-6156
josephbeck@wpi.edu

Joseph Beck

Professor Beck, who started at WPI in 2007, is associated with the Learning Science & Technologies program. His main interest lies in utilizing data mining to enhance teaching and learning. Read more...

Dmitry Berenson

Dmitry Berenson

Contact Information:

Atwater Kent Laboratories, 124
Phone: +1-508-831-5587
dberenson@wpi.edu
Website

Dmitry Berenson

My research focuses on robotic manipulation, motion planning, and collaborative robotics. Read more...

David Brown

David C. Brown

Contact Information:

Fuller Laboratories, 131
Phone: +1-508-831-5618
Fax: +1-508-831-5776
dcb@wpi.edu
Website

David C. Brown

Both teaching and research are interesting challenges. As interface design is becoming increasingly important, I enjoy the challenge of trying to get students to learn and appreciate the subtle concepts that support the design of good interfaces. Read more...

Sonia Chernova

Sonia Chernova

Contact Information:

Atwater Kent Laboratories, 125
Phone: +1-508-831-6547
Fax: +1-508-831-5776
soniac@wpi.edu
Website

Sonia Chernova

Professor Chernova also serves as director of the Robot Autonomy and Interactive Learning (RAIL) Lab. Her work focuses on building systems that are able to learn from interaction with users and ask for help from humans when necessary. Read more...

Michael Ciaraldi

Michael J. Ciaraldi

Contact Information:

Fuller Laboratories, 129
Phone: +1-508-831-5117
Fax: +1-508-831-5776
ciaraldi@wpi.edu
Website

Michael J. Ciaraldi

For Professor Ciaraldi, the greatest thing about being at WPI is the chance to work with students on so many different projects. His interests include curriculum creation, software development, user interface design, and networking. Read more...

Mark Claypool

Mark Claypool

Contact Information:

Fuller Laboratories, B24b
Phone: +1-508-831-5409
Fax: +1-508-831-5776
claypool@wpi.edu
Website

Mark Claypool

Mark Claypool has been a professor at WPI since 1997. He has published over 90 peer-reviewed conference and journal papers and written a book on network games. His research interests include multimedia networking, congestion control, and network games. Read more...

Daniel Dougherty

Daniel J. Dougherty

Contact Information:

Fuller Laboratories, 136
Phone: +1-508-831-5621
dd@wpi.edu
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Daniel J. Dougherty

The common thread running through my teaching and research is the use of mathematical methods in building systems. Interesting systems are complex, and it is powerful to use formal tools to understand whether the system we are building fulfills our ideas. Read more...

Mohamed Eltabakh

Mohamed Eltabakh

Contact Information:

Fuller Laboratories, 235
Phone: +1-508-831-6421
Fax: +1-508-831-5776
meltabakh@wpi.edu
Website

Mohamed Eltabakh

Professor Eltabakh’s research is in the area of database management systems and information management, currently exploring possible extensions to database management systems and Hadoop framework to support scientific applications and health-care systems. Read more...

David Finkel

David Finkel

Contact Information:

Fuller Laboratories, B23
Phone: +1-508-831-5416
Fax: +1-508-831-5776
dfinkel@wpi.edu
Website

David Finkel

Professor Finkel's research interests revolve around issues of computer system performance evaluation. His research projects have studied the performance of operating systems, computer networks, and distributed computer systems. Read more...

Kathi Fisler

Kathi Fisler

Contact Information:

Fuller Laboratories, 130
Phone: +1-508-831-5118
Fax: +1-508-831-8776
kfisler@wpi.edu
Website

Kathi Fisler

I'm fascinated by how people understand objects and concepts. My research involves topics at the intersection of people and how they understand computational systems. I'm at my best helping others learn how to learn, whether in the classroom or the lab. Read more...

Michael Gennert

Michael A. Gennert

Contact Information:

Atwater Kent Laboratories, 130
Phone: +1-508-831-5476
Fax: +1-508-831-5776
michaelg@wpi.edu
Website

Michael A. Gennert

Working with students and faculty members, we develop robots to inspect trees for invasive insect pests, autonomous boats for monitoring lakes, or medical imaging to improve cancer and heart disease diagnoses and treatment. Read more...

Joshua Guttman

Joshua D. Guttman

Contact Information:

Fuller Laboratories, 137
Phone: +1-508-831-6054
Fax: +1-508-831-5776
guttman@wpi.edu
Website

Joshua D. Guttman

In my teaching, I try to supply tools for getting below the surface of problems--shovels and pickaxes, or even backhoes, scientifically speaking--and an insight into the structures you'll often find when you get to the core. Read more...

Glynis Hamel

Glynis M. Hamel

Contact Information:

Fuller Laboratories, 132
Phone: +1-508-831-5252
Fax: +1-508-831-5776
ghamel@wpi.edu
Website

Glynis M. Hamel

I love what I do - I teach introductory Computer Science at WPI. Courses in the Computer Science department at WPI are always evolving. I never stop learning from the students here - they're always challenging me to think and to teach in new ways. Read more...

Neil Heffernan

Neil T. Heffernan

Contact Information:

Fuller Laboratories, 237
Phone: +1-508-831-5569
Fax: +1-508-831-5776
nth@wpi.edu
Website

Neil T. Heffernan

  • Co-Director Learning Sciences & Technologies
  • Associate Professor, Computer Science

Neil Heffernan enjoys doing educational data mining and running the ASSISTments system, which is a web service that helps schools teach better. His goal is to give ASSISTments to millions across the US and internationally as a free service of WPI. Read more...

George Heineman

George T. Heineman

Contact Information:

Fuller Laboratories, B-20
Phone: +1-508-831-5502
Fax: +1-508-831-5776
heineman@wpi.edu
Website

George T. Heineman

Most of my professional and personal accomplishments were possible because of my understanding and practice of computer programming. I’ve always been passionate about the possibilities of computer programming; this forms the basis for all of my teaching. Read more...

Micha Hofri

Micha Hofri

Contact Information:

Fuller Laboratories, 133
Phone: +1-508-831-6911
Fax: +1-508-831-5776
hofri@wpi.edu
Website

Micha Hofri

I am a professor of computer science with a background in physics and industrial engineering. I view computer science as a wonderful blend of math and engineering; mathematical engineering should be my job description. I have found a home here at WPI. Read more...

Bob Kinicki

Bob Kinicki

Contact Information:

Fuller Laboratories, 135
Phone: +1-508-831-6116
Fax: +1-508-831-5776
rek@wpi.edu
Website

Bob Kinicki

As a faculty member since 1978, Bob Kinicki enjoys the project-oriented nature at the heart of the WPI plan. He believes studying and conducting research on the latest network innovations is exciting and important for engineering and science students. Read more...

Dmitry Korkin

Dmitry Korkin

Contact Information:

Fuller Laboratories, BL22
Phone: +1-508-831-4916
dkorkin@wpi.edu
Website

Dmitry Korkin

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Hugh Lauer

Hugh C. Lauer

Contact Information:

Fuller Laboratories, 144
Phone: +1-508-831-5493
Fax: +1-508-831-5776
lauer@wpi.edu
Website

Hugh C. Lauer

In CS, I am considered a "systems" person. I am one of the few faculty members in this or any CS department who can claim end-to-end experience of developing a production operating system from its conception all the way through shipment as a product. Read more...

Jeff LeBlanc

Jeff LeBlanc

Contact Information:

Fuller Laboratories, 243
jleblanc@wpi.edu

Jeff LeBlanc

I’ve been a software engineer, specializing in user interface/experience projects, since soon after I graduated from WPI. As an adjunct faculty member, I try to instill in my students an awareness of the people who benefit from the software they create. Read more...

Jacob Lindeman

Jacob C Lindeman

Contact Information:

Fuller Laboratories, Adjunct Office #243
JCLindeman@wpi.edu

Jacob C Lindeman

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Robert Lindeman

Robert W. Lindeman

Contact Information:

Fuller Laboratories, B24a
Phone: +1-508-831-6712
Fax: +1-508-831-5776
gogo@wpi.edu
Website

Robert W. Lindeman

  • Director, Interactive Media & Game Development
  • Associate Professor, Computer Science

The vast majority of work that has been done in the field of virtual reality has addressed the visual and auditory senses. We are interested in the remaining senses, haptic, olfactory, and gustatory, in addition to these. Read more...

Dean O’Donnell

Dean O’Donnell

Contact Information:

Salisbury Laboratories, 209
dodo@wpi.edu@wpi.edu

Dean O’Donnell

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Gary Pollice

Gary F. Pollice

Contact Information:

Fuller Laboratories, B19
Phone: +1-508-831-6793
Fax: +1-508-831-5776
gpollice@wpi.edu
Website

Gary F. Pollice

Professor Pollice spent over 35 years working as a software engineer in industry, most recently with Rational/IBM. He joined the WPI CS department in 2003 where he could pursue his passion for teaching students how to build great software systems. Read more...

Keith Pray

Keith A. Pray

Contact Information:

Fuller Laboratories
kap@wpi.edu
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Keith A. Pray

Keith currently works for BAE Systems as a section lead for the Tracking and Fusion Technologies Directorate. He has been an adjunct CS instructor at WPI since 2004. Read more...

Craig Putnam

Craig Putnam

Contact Information:

Atwater Kent Laboratories, 129
Phone: +1-508-831-6658
Fax: +1-508-831-5776
cbputnam@wpi.edu

Craig Putnam

Professor Putnam takes a great deal of pride and pleasure in helping students get off to a good start in their engineering careers. To him, there is nothing more rewarding than when a former student stops by several years later to say thanks. Read more...

Charles Rich

Charles Rich

Contact Information:

Fuller Laboratories, B25b
Phone: +1-508-831-5945
Fax: +1-508-831-5776
rich@wpi.edu
Website

Charles Rich

What gets me out of bed in the morning is the hope that I will one day interact with a true artificial intelligence and the belief that part of what I will do today contributes to that goal; I am interested in all kinds of applications of AI. Read more...

Carolina Ruiz

Carolina Ruiz

Contact Information:

Fuller Laboratories, 232
Phone: +1-508-831-5640
Fax: +1-508-831-5776
ruiz@wpi.edu
Website

Carolina Ruiz

Carolina Ruiz's research interests are in data mining, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. In addition to being a faculty member in cs, she is a founder and active member of the bioinformatics and computational biology program at WPI. Read more...

Elke Angelika Rundensteiner

Elke Angelika Rundensteiner

Contact Information:

Fuller Laboratories, 238
Phone: +1-508-831-5815
Fax: +1-508-831-5776
rundenst@wpi.edu
Website

Elke Angelika Rundensteiner

My research focuses on how to make use of data and information in an effective manner - for achieving goals in business, scientific discovery, health services, or personal endeavors. I love every moment of working with students and colleagues at WPI. Read more...

Gabor Sarkozy

Gabor Sarkozy

Contact Information:

Fuller Laboratories, 141
Phone: +1-508-831-5408
Fax: +1-508-831-5776
gsarkozy@wpi.edu
Website

Gabor Sarkozy

My research interests are in graph theory, discrete mathematics, and theoretical computer science, I enjoy the projects at WPI; I am the founder and director of the Budapest Project Center, the first and only WPI Project Center in Eastern Europe. Read more...

Stanley Selkow

Stanley M. Selkow

Contact Information:

Fuller Laboratories, 147
Phone: +1-508-831-5449
Fax: +1-508-831-5776
sms@wpi.edu
Website

Stanley M. Selkow

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Craig Shue

Craig A. Shue

Contact Information:

Fuller Laboratories, 236
Phone: +1-508-831-4933
Fax: +1-508-831-5776
cshue@wpi.edu
Website

Craig A. Shue

I am interested in computer networking and security, and in improvements and studies that can have a real-world impact. I teach in the computer networks, systems, and security areas; teaching is exciting for me, and I enjoy sharing my field with others. Read more...

Candace Sidner

Candace L. Sidner

Contact Information:

Fuller Laboratories, B21
Phone: +1-508-831-6637
Fax: +1-508-831-5776
sidner@wpi.edu
Website

Candace L. Sidner

Professor Sidner participates in a variety of research activities with students and faculty members. She enjoys introducing students to new ideas, then watching them take those ideas in new and innovative directions. Read more...

Eduardo Torres-Jara

Eduardo Rafael Torres-Jara

Contact Information:

Atwater Kent Laboratories, 124
Phone: +1-508-831-6028
etorresj@wpi.edu
Website

Eduardo Rafael Torres-Jara

Professor Torres-Jara’s interest in “sensitive robotics,” an approach in which great importance is given to tactile feedback, began with robotic manipulation with great success and is being tested in different areas of robotics. Read more...

Krishna Kumar Venkatasubramanian

Krishna Kumar Venkatasubramanian

Contact Information:

Fuller Laboratories, 137
Phone: +1-508-831-6571
kven@wpi.edu
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Krishna Kumar Venkatasubramanian

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Xiangnan Kong

Xiangnan Kong

Contact Information:

Fuller Laboratories, 147
xkong@wpi.edu
Website

Xiangnan Kong

Professor Kong’s research interests focus on data mining and big data analysis, with emphasis on addressing the data variety issues in biomedical research and social computing. Read more...

Matthew Ward

Matthew Oliver Ward

Contact Information:

Fuller Laboratories, 231
Phone: +1-508-831-5671
Fax: +1-508-831-5776
matt@wpi.edu
Website

Matthew Oliver Ward

I do research and teach in an area loosely termed “Image Sciences,” which includes topics such as computer graphics, animation, image processing, computer vision, and data and information visualization - a topic I have researched for the past 20 years. Read more...

Associated Faculty

 Please note: All phone extensions start with +1-508-831-.

First Name Last Name Title Email Phone Extension Office Location
Mrithyunjaya Annapragada Adjunct Instructor akumar@wpi.edu   Fuller Laboratories
Jerry Breecher Adjunct Professor   breecher@wpi.edu 5357 Fuller Laboratories 243
Thomas F. Gannon Adjunct Associate Professor tgannon@wpi.edu 5357 Fuller Laboratories 243
Karen A. Lemone Associate Professor Emeritus kal@wpi.edu 5529 Fuller Laboratories
Lisa O'Connor Adjunct Instructor ljo@wpi.edu 5529 Fuller Laboratories 243