Fred J. Looft

Professor & Ac Dir Systems Eng

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Office: Atwater Kent 012

Phone: 508-831-5369, 508-831-5231

When I first came to WPI/ECE, I was involved in the modeling of sensory receptors and neural coding—a field of study at the interface between electrical engineering, communications systems, biomedical engineering, neurosciences, and sensory systems. For about 20 years I published papers and worked on research grants related to sensory systems and neural coding, advised undergraduate and graduate projects, and collaborated on several projects with a colleague at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester. ... View Profile
Scott is a Senior Lecturer at Worcester Polytechnic Institute where he teaches Data Analysis and Decision Making, Risk Management, System Optimization, Concepts of System Engineering, Systems Integration and Test, Quality Planning, Design and Control, Work Systems and Facilities Planning and Computer and Network Security. Scott has 37 years of practical experience in the U.S. military, naval combat systems integration, aircraft avionics, medical instruments, networking equipment, consulting, program management, technical leadership and telecommunications. ... View Profile

Thomas F Gannon

Professor of Practice

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Office: Atwater Kent Laboratories, 009

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

Jamie Peter Monat

Professor of Practice

Corporate & Professional Education


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

Robert S Swarz

Professor of Practice

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Office: Atwater Kent

Phone: 508-831-5231

Shamsnaz S. Virani

Assistant Teaching Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Office: Atwater Kent Laboratories, 010

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

Nathaniel Drew Bastian

Adjunct Teaching Professor

Data Science

A leader, practitioner, researcher, and educator of quantitative, economic, computational, analytic, data-driven, and decision-centric methods to support the improvement of operational processes, decision-making, performance, and management in healthcare delivery systems, human resources, military operations, and humanitarian logistics. ... View Profile

George T. Heineman

Associate Professor

Computer Science

Office: Fuller Labs B20

Phone: 508-831-5502

Computer programming makes it possible to solve problems that otherwise could never be attempted. You can create worlds that could never be possible and help make this world a better place. Most of my professional and personal accomplishments were possible directly because of my understanding and practice of computer programming. For me, programming led me to appreciate fundamental concepts in computer science and directed me to major in CS. I've always been passionate about the possibilities of computer programming; this forms the basis for all of my teaching. ... View Profile

Richard Alan Stanley

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Office: Atwater Kent 315

Phone: 508-831-5352