Craig E Wills

Craig E Wills

Professor and Department Head

Department Head

Computer Science

Office: Fuller Labs 234

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

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
Andrew Clark

Andrew Clark

Assistant Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Office: Atwater Kent 216

I'm an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute since January 2015. My main research areas are in control and security of networked and cyber-physical systems. Prior to joining WPI, I received a BSE in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (2007), an MS in Mathematics from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (2008), and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington - Seattle (2014) under the supervision of Radha Poovendran and Linda Bushnell. ... View Profile
Daniel J. Dougherty

Daniel J. Dougherty

Professor

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

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Phone: 508-831-5914

Kathryn Fisler

Computer Science

Phone: 508-831-5118

William J. Martin

William J. Martin

Professor

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 Mello-Stark

CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service Program Manager

Craig A. Shue

Craig A. Shue

Associate 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 recent work has focused on how to make both enterprise and residential networks more secure. In my research work, I am exploring ways to change the traditional computer network communication model using techniques such as software-defined networking and network function virtualization. ... View Profile
Berk Sunar

Berk Sunar

Professor, Dean’s Excellence and Joseph Samuel Satin Fellow

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

Krishna Kumar Venkatasubramanian

Assistant Professor

Collaborative Appointment with ECE Department

Computer Science

Office: 100 Institute RD

Phone: 508-831-6571

My research interests are in Security for Medical Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and Internet of Things (IoT). I am particularly interested in preserving user safety in the presence of malicious actors, for a variety of CPS and IoT applications. My current work is focused on mitigating sensory-channel attacks on wearable systems; transparent authentication for AR head-mounted displays; environment-coupled information security solutions for body area networks; developing an alarm system for interoperable medical device systems; and building secure residential IoT systems. ... View Profile
Robert J. Walls

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 drb@wpi.edu x 5351 Atwater Kent Laboratories, 313
Xinming Huang Electrical & Computer Engineering Associate Professor bralexw@wpi.edu x 5061 Atwater Kent Laboratories, 230
Alexander Smith Social Science & Policy Studies Assistant Professor adksmith@wpi.edu x 6543 Salisbury Laboratories, 310B
Alexander Wyglinski Electrical & Computer Engineering Associate Professor alexw@wpi.edu x 5061 Atwater Kent Laboratories, 230