Faculty

Reinhold Ludwig

Reinhold Ludwig

Professor and Department Head

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Office: Atwater Kent 229

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
John A. McNeill

John A. McNeill

Professor

Dean of Engineering

Engineering

Office: Atwater Kent 128a

Phone: 508-831-5567

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
Shamsnaz Virani Bhada

Shamsnaz Virani Bhada

Assistant Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Office: Atwater Kent, 228

Phone: 508-831-4848

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 John Bitar

Stephen John Bitar

Instructor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Office: Atwater Kent 312

Phone: 508-831-5501

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. ... View Profile
Gene Bogdanov

Gene Bogdanov

Assistant Teaching Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Office: Atwater Kent Labs 012

Phone: 508-831-6640

After receiving my PhD in Electrical Engineering from WPI in 2002, I have remained at WPI as a Research Assistant Professor and Adjunct Instructor.  I still actively conduct research in the area of my PhD thesis topic, radiofrequency coils for magnetic resonance imaging.  The most recent proposal in this area is a dual-modality microwave tomography and MRI breast coil that provides complementary information for breast cancer detection.  Other MRI projects include a resonant gradient coil for imaging sound waves in tissues, multi-channel breast coils, dual-tuned head coils, and ... View Profile
Donald Richard Brown

Donald Richard Brown

Professor and Associate Department Head

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Office: Atwater Kent 313

Phone: 508-831-5351

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 now a Professor. ... View Profile
Edward A. Clancy

Edward A. Clancy

Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Office: Atwater Kent 304

Phone: 508-831-5778

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

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
R. James Duckworth

R. James Duckworth

Associate Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Office: Atwater Kent 301

Phone: 508-831-5204

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
Alexander E. Emanuel

Alexander E. Emanuel

Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Office: Atwater Kent 215

Phone: 508-831-5239, 508-831-5231

Energy is the magic manifestation that keeps us alive and warm. Energy keeps wheels turning, the sun shining, the hand writing, the earth spinning. I have dedicated my entire professional life to the study of energy-related problems, including the conversion of energy from one form to another. My primary focus has been in issues dealing with the quality of electrical energy. Some of the topics I continue to work on: View Profile
Jie Fu

Jie Fu

Assistant Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Office: 85 Prescott 222

Phone: 508-831-4963

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
Thomas F Gannon

Thomas F Gannon

Professor of Practice

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Office: Atwater Kent Laboratories, 018

Phone: 508-831-5517

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

Director of WPI's Integrated Circuits and Systems Lab.

Electrical & Computer 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
Hossein Hakim

Hossein Hakim

Associate Professor

IEEE Faculty Advisor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Office: 100 Institute RD

Phone: 508-831-5231, 508-831-5347

Xinming Huang

Xinming Huang

Professor, Dean’s Excellence and Joseph Samuel Satin Fellow

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Office: Atwater Kent 303

Phone: 508-831-5771

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
Susan M. Jarvis

Susan M. Jarvis

Assistant Teaching Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Office: Atwater Kent 011

Phone: 508-831-5325

The best thing about being an electrical or computer engineer (I've been called both!) is that it is a profession that can literally take you anywhere. My current research involves species level identification and localization of marine mammals in the open ocean. I've been able to blend my background in ECE subjects like digital signal processing, classification theory, and real-time computing with other technical topics like underwater acoustics and my lifelong love for the ocean. ... View Profile
Fred J. Looft

Fred J. Looft

Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Office: Atwater Kent 019

Phone: 508-831-5231

Dr. Looft is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Robotics Engineering (RBE) and Systems Engineering. He is one of three department heads that founded the WPI RBE program, and is the Academic Director of the Systems Engineering (SE) Program at WPI. His educational and research interests include project based learning, advising SE and RBE undergraduate and graduate capstone projects, developing material for and incorporating SE principles into general engineering project based education programs, and applying engineering solutions to problems in sustainability. View Profile
Yousef Mahmoud

Yousef Mahmoud

Assistant Professor

Director of Renewable Energy Lab

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Office: Atwater Kent, 204

Yousef Mahmoud has joined Worcester Polytechnic Institute on Aug/2016 upon obtaining his Ph.D. degree from University of Waterloo, Canada. He has been interested in improving the efficiency, reliability, operation, and control of renewable energy systems. He is also interested in their applications in smart cities. He is an IEEE senior member. ... View Profile
Sergey N. Makarov

Sergey N. Makarov

Professor

Collaborative appointment: Martinos Faculty, TMS Core Laboratory, A. A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging,Massachusetts General Hospital

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Office: Atwater Kent 306

Phone: 508-831-5017

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
William R. Michalson

William R. Michalson

Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Office: 85 Prescott 204

Phone: 508-831-5766

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 Peter Monat

Jamie Peter Monat

Professor of Practice

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Office: 100 Institute RD

Phone: 508-831-5517

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 Ali Mughal

Maqsood Ali Mughal

Assistant Teaching Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Office: AK 309

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

Electrical & Computer Eng

Office: AK212b

Zainalabedin Navabi

Zainalabedin Navabi

Adjunct Teaching Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Office: Atwater Kent 214

Phone: 508-831-6663

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

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Office: Atwater Kent 308

Phone: 508-831-5018, 508-831-5231, 508-831-5634

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
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
Richard F. Vaz

Richard F. Vaz

Director, Center for Project-Based Learning

Co-Director, Bangkok Project Center

Center For Project Based Learning

Office: First Baptist Church, Room 202

Phone: 508-831-5344

As Director of WPI’s Center for Project-Based Learning, 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 centers around experiential and international education. Through my involvement in organizations such as the Association of American Colleges and Universities and the American Society for Engineering Education, I work to promote WPI’s approach to undergraduate education as a national model. ... View Profile
Alexander Wyglinski

Alexander Wyglinski

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Robotics Engineering

Director, Bedford-MITRE Project Center
IEEE WPI Student Branch Faculty Advisor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Office: Atwater Kent 230

Phone: 508-831-5061

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 an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and an Associate Professor of Robotics Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, USA, as well as the Director of the Wireless Innovation Laboratory (WI Lab). ... View Profile
Seyed A. Zekavat

Seyed A. Zekavat

Visiting Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Office: Atwater Kent, 217

Staff

William Appleyard

Electronics Technician III

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Phone: 508-831-5869

Christine Galante

Christine Galante

Administrative Assistant V

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Leah Morales

Electronics Technician I

Electrical & Computer Engineering

James P. O'Rourke

Electrical Engineer Manager

Electrical & Computer Eng

Office: Atwater Kent 101

Phone: 508-831-5233

Colleen Sweeney

Colleen Sweeney

Administrative Assistant V

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Phone: 508-831-5231

Deborah Thompson

Deborah Thompson

Administrative Assistant VI

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Associated Faculty

First Name Last Name Title Email Phone Extension Office Location
Scott Doremus ECE Professor of Practice sdoremus@wpi.edu x 5517 AK 018
Kevin Clements Professor Emeritus clements@wpi.edu x 5517 CPE
James Demetry Professor Emeritus jdemetry@wpi.edu    
Katherine Dykes Adjunct Instructor kdykes@wpi.edu x 5517 CPE
Premananda Indic Adjunct Instructor indic@wpi.edu   CPE
Michael Leonard Adjunct Instructor mfleonard@wpi.edu    
Yehia Massoud Adjunct Professor

massoud@wpi.edu 

   
James Matthews Adjunct Teaching Professor jwm@wpi.edu x 6106 AK 214
Jeff Mayer Adjunct Instructor mayersj@wpi.edu x 5517 CPE
Anthony McGrail Adjunct Assistant Professor tony.mcgrail@wpi.edu    
Slobodan
Pajic Adjunct Instructor slobodan@wpi.edu x 5517
CPE
Richard Stanley Adjunct Assistant Professor rstanley@wpi.edu    
Robert Swarz ECE Professor of Practice rswarz@wpi.edu x 5517 AK 020
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