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Donald Brown

Donald R. Brown

Professor & Department Head-Engineering, ad Interim
Office: Atwater Kent 313
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5351
D. Richard Brown III received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from The University of Connecticut in 1992 and 1996, respectively, and received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University in 2000. From 1992-1997, he was with General Electric Electrical Distribution and Control. Since August 2000, he has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he is currently a Professor and Department Head. ... View Profile
Reinhold Ludwig

Reinhold Ludwig

Professor
Office: Atwater Kent 229
Phone: +1 (508) 8315315
I started at WPI as an Assistant Professor in August of 1986 after graduating from Colorado State University. My research focus has been electromagnetic and acoustic nondestructive evaluation (NDE), and for the past 15 years instrumentation for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). As director of the Center for Imaging and Sensing (CIS), I have concentrated on the exploration of energy/media interactions with emphasis on inspecting critical industrial materials and biological structures. ... View Profile
Matthew Amissah

Matthew Amissah

Assistant Teaching Professor- Engineering Science
Matthew Amissah is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Systems Engineering program. Prior to this he was an Adjunct faculty member in the Engineering Management and Systems Engineering department at Old Dominion University. His doctoral research offered a framework for developing executable models of real time systems based on the Systems Modeling Language (SysML). Matthew believes there’s a perfect model of every reality (Truth if you will); from the most seemingly chaotic to the most elegant. ... View Profile
Shamsnaz Bhada

Shamsnaz Virani Bhada

Assistant Professor-Engineering
Office: Atwater Kent, 228
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x4848
Systems Engineering grew out of practicing engineers designing and managing complex engineering projects from concept to reality. The Inter-disciplinary nature of WPI engineering programs, the project centric approach to education and the innovative mindset all support the growth of a strong and successful system engineering curriculum and program. More importantly, systems engineering concepts push the domain boundary by not only supporting engineering missions but also humanitarian and social missions. ... View Profile
Stephen Bitar

Stephen John Bitar

Instructor
Office: Atwater Kent 312
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5501
ECE is one of those fields that most people take for granted, yet it runs our economy and provides us with the high standard of living that we are accustomed to. Just consider a typical day as we wake in the morning to an alarm clock, flip on the lights, check our email, throw a bagel in the microwave, call a friend, and start our car to go to work—all of these things require electricity and ECE. Without it, we would be living in the Stone Age (or at least the late 1700s).  Within the ECE Department at WPI, we are fortunate to have some of the most enthusiastic and caring faculty on campus. ... View Profile
Ted Clancy

Ted Clancy

Professor
Office: Atwater Kent 304
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5778
Research Interests: Smart Prosthetics, Biomedical Signal Processing/Modeling, Assistive Technology, Wearable Sensors, Biomedical Instrumentation, Medical IoT. I am interested in applying engineering and science skills to problems in medicine and human health. Currently, I am focusing on understanding the electrical activity of human skeletal muscles (EMG) for applications including the control of powered prostheses (e.g., prosthetic hands, elbows, and legs), the clinical diagnosis of neuromuscular diseases, and worker safety/ergonomics. ... View Profile
Andrew Clark

Andrew Clark

Assistant Professor
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
Yarkin Doroz

Yarkin Doroz

Assistant Teaching Professor
Office: 100 Institute RD
R. James Duckworth

R. James Duckworth

Associate Professor-Engineering
Office: Atwater Kent 301
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5204
My electrical and computer engineering interests include multiprocessing, parallel computation, logic synthesis, embedded system design, autonomous robots, and computer architecture. Recently my research work has centered on the Precision Personnel Locator (PPL) for First Responders. This project started as a result of the tragic incident in Worcester in 1999 when six firefighters lost their lives in a warehouse fire. ... View Profile
Jie Fu

Jie Fu

Assistant Professor
Office: 85 Prescott 222
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x4963
My research leverages control theory, formal methods, and machine learning to construct adaptive, provably correct cyber-physical systems with respect to complex specifications. The challenges I am currently interested in include: reactive robotic systems under partial information and modeling uncertainty, multi-robot coordination, optimal control of hybrid systems, and design of adaptive semi-autonomous systems. View Profile
Fatemeh Ganji

Fatemeh Ganji

Assistant Professor
Office: 204 Atwater Kent Laboratories
Before joining the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Fatemeh was a Post Doctoral Associate at the University of Florida (from 2018-2020) and at the Telecom Innovation Laboratories/Technical University of Berlin (from 2017-2018). She defended her dissertation with the title "On the Learnability of Physically Unclonable Functions" at the Technical University of Berlin, with an overall grade of "distinction" (= summa cum laude). For her dissertation, she was awarded the BIMoS Ph.D. ... View Profile
Thomas Gannon

Thomas F Gannon

Professor of Practice
Office: Atwater Kent Laboratories, 018
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5517
Tom has over 45 years of experience in enterprise systems engineering, real-time control systems and information management systems. Prior to joining the faculty of WPI as a Professor of Practice in 2014, Tom was Director of Information Systems Engineering and Chief Engineer for the Software Engineering Technical Center at the MITRE Corporation, and he continues to serve as the Consulting Chief Engineer for that organization on a part-time basis. ... View Profile
Ulkuhan Guler

Ulkuhan Guler

Assistant Professor-Engineering
Office: Atwater Kent 205
My research interests lie in the broad area of circuits and systems, and my primary area of interest is analog/mixed signal integrated circuits. More specifically, I am interested in the circuit design of sensing interfaces and energy harvesting and wireless power transmission systems for applications in the IoT. Exponential increases in the demand for next-generation clinical and telemedical diagnostic devices require monitoring and measurements from inside and outside of the body via implantable and wearable sensors predicted to be an important pillar of smart healthcare. ... View Profile
Xinming Huang

Xinming Huang

Professor
Office: Atwater Kent 303
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5771
Being a faculty member is a privilege through which I can teach and mentor many students. My area of expertise is in computer engineering. More specifically, I conduct research on integrated circuits and embedded systems design for wireless communications, autonomous driving, and Internet of Things. I teach computer engineering courses at all levels from transistors, gates, circuits, processors, to computer systems. Courses I've taught include digital logic, VLSI design, HDL modeling, computer architecture, and reconfigurable computing. ... View Profile
Sergey Makarov

Sergey N. Makarov

Professor
Office: Atwater Kent 306
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5017
My professional work centers on computational human phantoms, applied electromagnetics, and the numerical optimization and prototyping of selected on-body antenna types. RF studies can lead a student to challenging research and careers in a number of fields, including wireless communications, health care, power electronics, financial services, environmental management, engineering design and production, antenna design, radar engineering, and signals processing. RF is also moving into the biomedical field where there are many opportunities for wireless RF applications. ... View Profile
John McNeill

John A. McNeill

Dean of Engineering, ad Interim
Office: Atwater Kent 128a
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5567
John A. McNeill, PhD, a faculty member at WPI since 1994, has been named interim Dean of Engineering. He has just completed a year as a visiting researcher at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, working on a team developing a wearable wireless sensor for prevention of pressure ulcers (bedsores). In addition to his work in biomedical sensing, McNeill’s research interests include digitally assisted calibration of analog-to-digital converters used in low power sensor systems. ... View Profile
William Michalson

William R. Michalson

Professor
Office: 85 Prescott 204
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5766
I joined the faculty of the ECE Department in 1991 after leaving Raytheon Company, where I spent approximately 12 years involved with the development of embedded computers for guidance, communications, and data processing systems for spaceborne and terrestrial applications. At WPI I perform research and teach in the areas of navigation, communications, and computer system design. ... View Profile
Jamie Monat

Jamie Peter Monat

Dir. Executive Education/Professor of Practice
Office: 100 Institute RD
Phone: +1 (978) 8973420
Dr. Monat is a Professor of Practice and Director at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he teaches courses in Operations Risk Management, Systems Thinking, System Optimization, Operations Management, Business Practices, and Project Management. Dr. Monat has both management and teaching experience in the medical device, separations, food & beverage, consulting, and environmental industries, having served as President of Harvard Clinical Technology, President of Business Growth Specialists, Inc., as Sr. ... View Profile
Maqsood Mughal

Maqsood Ali Mughal

Assistant Teaching Professor
Office: AK 309
Phone: +1 (508) 8315975
I consider myself an individual who owes much to the society, and even more to myself. Thus, what could be a better way to serve the society than to teach and prepare a young generation of engineers and researchers. At WPI, I teach ECE2029 Introduction to Digital Circuit Design, an important course that teaches students modern digital design techniques to design, implement and test digital circuits ranging in complexity from basic logic gates to state machines that perform useful functions like calculations, counting, timing, and a host of other applications. I received my Ph.D. ... View Profile
Koksal Mus

Koksal Mus

Assistant Teaching Professor
Zainalabedin Navabi

Zainalabedin Navabi

Adjunct Teaching Professor
Office: Atwater Kent 214
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x6663
Dr. Zainalabedin Navabi is an adjunct professor of electrical and computer engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Navabi is the author of several textbooks and computer based trainings on VHDL, Verilog and related tools and environments. Dr. Navabi’s involvement with hardware description languages begins in 1976, when he started the development of a register-transfer level simulator for one of the very first HDLs. In 1981 he completed the development of a synthesis tool that generated MOS layout from an RTL description. Since 1981, Dr. ... View Profile
Kaveh Pahlavan

Kaveh Pahlavan

Professor
Office: Atwater Kent 308
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5634
I am a professor of ECE, a professor of CS, and director of the Center for Wireless Information Network Studies (CWINS). My laboratory, the first of its kind in the world, specializes in radio propagation study for the design of algorithms used in wireless networks. Beginning in 1985 we applied our research to the design of wireless local and personal area networks and since the mid-’90s to wireless localization applications. My passion is in innovation and entrepreneurship and my students and I have been involved in a number of leading-edge start-up companies. ... View Profile
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Patrick Schaumont

Patrick Robert Schaumont

Professor-Engineering
Office: Atwater Kent 301
Patrick Schaumont is a Professor in Computer Engineering at WPI. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from UCLA in 2004 and the MS degree in Computer Science from Ghent University in 1990. He was a staff researcher at IMEC, Belgium from 1992 to 2000. He was a graduate student and postdoc at UCLA from 2001 to 2005. He was a faculty member with Virginia Tech from 2005 to 2019. He joined WPI in 2020. he was a visiting researcher at the National Institute of Information and Telecommunications Technology (NICT), Japan in 2014. ... View Profile
Berk Sunar

Berk Sunar

Professor
Office: Atwater Kent 302
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5494
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
Shahin Tajik

Shahin Tajik

Assistant Research Professor-Engineering
Office: 215 Atwater Kent Laboratories
I joined Worcester Polytechnic Institute in July 2020 as an assistant research professor. Before joining WPI, I was an assistant research professor at Florida Institute for Cybersecurity (FICS) Research at University of Florida. I received my Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering in 2017 from the working group SECT, a collaboration of the Technical University of Berlin and Deutsche Telekom Innovation Laboratories in Germany. ... View Profile

Edvina Uzunovic

Assistant Teaching Professor- Engineering
Office: 100 Institute RD
Dr. Edvina Uzunovic has more than 15 years of experience with a range of responsibilities in the power systems industry. She has been a vital contributor to the overall success of several leading power industry organizations while serving different roles as a Technical Officer, Smart Grid Transmission Applications, Senior Quantitative Analyst and Senior Research and Technology Development Engineer. She is currently the Associate Director of Power Systems Engineering and an adjunct professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Edvina has a B.Sc. ... View Profile
Rick Vaz

Rick Vaz

Professor-Interdisciplinary & Co-Director, CPBL
Office: Center for Project-Based Learning, 157 West Street, 1st floor
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5344
As a Senior Fellow in WPI’s Center for Project-Based Learning, which I established in 2016, I work with colleagues across campus to help advance project-based learning at colleges and universities around the nation and the globe. We also support project-based learning here on the WPI campus. Most of my scholarly and professional activity has centered around experiential and international education. ... View Profile
Alexander Wyglinski

Alexander Wyglinski

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Robotics Engineering
Office: Atwater Kent 230
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5061
Dr. Alexander M. Wyglinski is internationally recognized as an expert in the field of wireless communications, cognitive radio, connected vehicles, software-defined radio, dynamic spectrum access, electromagnetic security, vehicular technology, wireless system optimization and adaptation, autonomous vehicles, and cyber-physical systems. Dr. Wyglinski is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Professor of Robotics Engineering (courtesy appointment) at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, USA, as well as the Director of the Wireless Innovation Laboratory (WI Lab). ... View Profile
Ziming Zhang

Ziming Zhang

Assistant Professor
Office: Atwater Kent 217
Dr. Ziming Zhang is an assistant professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Before joining WPI he was a research scientist at Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL) in 2016-2019. Prior to that, he was a research assistant professor at Boston University. Dr. Zhang received his PhD in 2013 from Oxford Brookes University, UK, under the supervision of Prof. Philip H. S. Torr (now in the University of Oxford). His research areas lie in computer vision and machine learning, especially in object recognition/detection, data-efficient learning (e.g. ... View Profile

Staff

William L. Appleyard

Electronics Technician III
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5869

James P. O'Rourke

Electrical Engineer Manager
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5233
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Colleen Sweeney

Colleen M. Sweeney

Administrative Assistant VI
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5231

Associated Faculty

First Name Last Name Title Email Phone Extension Office Location
Kevin Clements Professor Emeritus clements@wpi.edu x 5517 CPE
James Demetry Professor Emeritus jdemetry@wpi.edu    
Scott Doremus Adjunct Teaching Professor sdoremus@wpi.edu    
Katherine Dykes Adjunct Instructor kdykes@wpi.edu x 5517 CPE
Alexander Emanuel Professor Emeritus aemanuel@wpi.edu    
Premananda Indic Adjunct Instructor indic@wpi.edu   CPE
Michael Leonard Adjunct Instructor mfleonard@wpi.edu    
Yousef Mahmoud Affiliate Assistant Professor yamahmoud@wpi.edu    
Yehia Massoud Adjunct Professor

massoud@wpi.edu 

   
Jeff Mayer Adjunct Instructor mayersj@wpi.edu x 5517 CPE
Anthony McGrail Adjunct Assistant Professor tony.mcgrail@wpi.edu    
John Orr Professor Emeritus orr@wpi.edu    
Slobodan
Pajic Adjunct Instructor slobodan@wpi.edu x 5517
CPE
Jennifer Stander Adjunct Instructor jstander@wpi.edu   214
Richard Stanley Adjunct Assistant Professor rstanley@wpi.edu    
Robert Swarz Adjunct Teaching Professor rswarz@wpi.edu    
Edvina Uzunovic Adjunct Assistant Professor euzunovic@wpi.edu    
Darryl
Washington
Adjunct Instructor dwashington@wpi.edu   CS
Robert Wheeler Adjunct Instructor rbwheeler@wpi.edu x 5517 CPE