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Dr. Donald Gelosh

Donald S. Gelosh

Director Systems Engineering
Office: 60 Prescott Street
Phone: +1 (540) 5084774
“I am an Educator because Education enables Freedom. I am a Systems Engineer because Systems Engineering provides the technology that enables Societies to grow, prosper, and remain free. I am a Systems Engineering Educator at WPI because there I can be both.” Don helps to support the needs of our corporate partners and their students, and is a strong advocate for the advancement of the practice of systems engineering through his efforts with the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) and the Systems Engineering Division of the National Defense Industrial Association. ... 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
Fred Looft

Fred J. Looft

Adjunct Teaching Professor
Office: Atwater Kent 019
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5231
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
Jamie Monat

Jamie Peter Monat

Teaching Professor-Engineering
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
Robert Swarz

Robert S Swarz

Adjunct Teaching Professor
Office: Atwater Kent 020
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5231
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