Craig E Wills

Department Head & Professor

Department Head

Computer Science

Office: Fuller Labs 234

Phone: 508-831-5622, 508-831-5357

My research has primarily focused on Internet application performance and measurement with more recent work examining issues related to Internet privacy. This work has led to a number of research publications and presentations as well as visibility in venues such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and NPR Science Friday. WPI is a great place for me to be a faculty member as I have the opportunity to teach and advise top-quality students as well as pursue interesting directions of research. ... View Profile

Daniel J. Dougherty


Computer Science

Office: Fuller Labs 231

Phone: 508-831-5621

The common thread running through my teaching and research is the use of mathematical methods---especially methods based on logic---in designing and building systems. Interesting systems are too complex to be understood by informal intuitions, and it can be very powerful to use formal tools to help understand whether the system we are actually building really fulfills our ideas about what it is supposed to do. Tools based on logic can help people build things in a way guided by specification, and indeed they can help people arrive at the right formal specification in the first place. ... View Profile

Thomas Eisenbarth

Assistant Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Office: Atwater Kent Laboratories 307

Phone: 508-831-5914

Data and network security have become of utmost importance in today's highly interconnected world. Embedded systems security is a great research area at the core of any secure cyber-infrastructure, with unique challenges: Besides classical problems found in security, systems must meet tough constraints on power consumption, interoperability and cost. At the same time, adversaries may have physical access to the system, allowing them to perform a whole new class of attacks. ... View Profile

Kathryn Fisler


Computer Science

Office: Fuller Labs 130

Phone: 508-831-5118

In both teaching and research, I'm fascinated by how people understand systems and concepts. I love teaching introductory courses, with their challenge to help students gain the perspective of a new field. My research touches on various topics at the intersection of people and how they understand computational systems. ... View Profile

Susan Landau


Social Science & Policy Studies

Office: Salisbury Laboratories, 310F

I am Professor of Cybersecurity Policy in the Department of Social Science and Policy Studies here at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. I have been a senior staff Privacy Analyst at Google, a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems, a faculty member at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and at Wesleyan University and held visiting positions at Harvard, Cornell, and Yale, and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute. ... View Profile

William J. Martin


Mathematical Sciences

Office: Stratton Hall 302A

Phone: 508-831-6764

Bill Martin's goal is to find mathematical research projects that lie between beautiful and powerful mathematical theory, on the one hand, and pressing technological applications, on the other. This effort requires one to keep abreast of both mathematical developments and applications in computer science and engineering.Professor Martin's mathematical research is in the area of algebraic combinatorics, where tools from linear and abstract algebra are applied to problems in discrete math. ... View Profile

Suzanne I Mello-Stark

Associate Teaching Professor

CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service Program Manager

Computer Science

Office: Fuller Laboratories, 21B

My current research focuses on digital forensics, cryptography, security and networking implementations in current election technologies.  Each election, voters rely on machines from proprietary vendors to carry out democracy.  We cast our vote and walk away with no evidence that our vote has become part of the official tally. One important characteristic of teaching computer science successfully is exposing students to real world problems.  In my opinion, this is an exciting real world problem that has not been solved. ... View Profile

Craig A. Shue

Assistant Professor

Computer Science

Office: Fuller Labs 236

Phone: 508-831-4933

I am interested in computer networking and security. Given the significance of the Internet in our economy and society, I am interested in improvements and studies that can have a real-world impact. My work has included building network architecture and Internet-scale measurements to identify security weaknesses and under-provisioned systems that could cause widespread website outages if attacked, or if they simply failed. In my research work, I am exploring ways to change the traditional computer network communication model. ... View Profile

Berk Sunar


Electrical & Computer Engineering

Office: Atwater Kent 302

Phone: 508-831-5494

I received my PhD in ECE from Oregon State University in December 1998 and worked briefly as a member of the research faculty at OSU's Information Security Laboratory. In 2000 I joined WPI as an assistant professor. My research interests include cryptography and data security; I head the Cryptography and Information Security Laboratory, whose mission is to address security problems and develop new security technologies to ensure the safety of all facets of the communication and computing infrastructure. View Profile

Krishna Kumar Venkatasubramanian

Assistant Professor

Collaborative Appointment with ECE Department

Computer Science

Office: Fuller Laboratories, 137

Phone: 508-831-6571

My research interests are in Security for Medical Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and Internet of Things (IoT). ... View Profile

Robert J. Walls

Assistant Professor

Computer Science

Office: Fuller Labs 147

Dr. Walls' research interests lie at the intersection of security and digital forensics. In part, he seeks to analyze and secure the large-scale, complex, inter-connected systems underpinning critical internet services. His past efforts have focused on multiple aspects of this problem, including the development of novel data collection methodologies, the analysis of partially structured data, and the transition of research results into practical tools and techniques. Before joining WPI, Dr. Walls worked as a postdoctoral scholar at Penn State University. ... View Profile

Associated Faculty

First Name Last Name Department Title Email Phone Extension Office Location
Holly Ault Electrical & Computer Engineering Associate Professor x 5351 Atwater Kent Laboratories, 313
Xinming Huang Electrical & Computer Engineering Associate Professor x 5061 Atwater Kent Laboratories, 230
Alexander Smith Social Science & Policy Studies Assistant Professor x 6543 Salisbury Laboratories, 310B
Alexander Wyglinski Electrical & Computer Engineering Associate Professor x 5061 Atwater Kent Laboratories, 230