Emmanuel O. Agu

Emmanuel O. Agu

Associate Professor

Coordinator, Mobile Graphics Research Group

Computer Science

Office: Fuller Labs 139

Phone: 508-831-5568

Emmanuel Agu is currently an associate professor in the computer science department at WPI having received his Masters and PhD in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His research interests are in the areas of computer graphics, mobile computing, and wireless networks. He is especially interested in research into how to use a smartphone as a platform to deliver better healthcare. ... View Profile
Isa Bar-On

Isa Bar-On

Professor

Mechanical Engineering

Office: Washburn Shops 224

Phone: 508-831-5127, 508-831-5633

My favorite activities involve guiding students in projects and research. I like to give them independence and to learn from their work. I enjoy challenging them and myself to find better answers, explanations, and solutions. I am very interested in socio-technical systems, such as the healthcare system or the energy delivery system. Over the past years, my research has focused on developing models in support of an improved healthcare delivery system. ... View Profile
Andrew C. Trapp

Andrew C. Trapp

Associate Professor

Foisie Business School

Office: Washburn Shops 207

Phone: 508-831-4935

Teaching has many facets. Something I love about teaching is that it provides the opportunity to share what I've learned. I have a passion for learning, and I can model this passion to students by encouraging critical thinking in the classroom, connecting with students and drawing out their understanding. ... View Profile

Brenton Faber

Professor of Writing

Humanities & Arts

Office: SL 019

Phone: 508-831-4930

Brenton Faber studies medical writing and the human factors that influence medical diagnosis, treatment, and patient care. He is a practicing paramedic who volunteers with a rural ambulance squad and at a free urban clinic. I am currently interested in the concept of "allostasis" and "allostatic load." The terms have been used to describe a continued activation of the body’s neural, neuroendocrine, and immune systems as an adaptive response to prolonged stress. ... View Profile
Bengisu Tulu

Bengisu Tulu

Associate Professor

Foisie Business School

Office: Washburn Shops 201

Phone: 508-831-5184

I enjoy teaching because it allows me to interact with students who have the potential to make the world a better place using technology. I continually innovate in my courses to ensure students enjoy the learning experience, learn the key concepts and skills related to information systems through real world examples, have an opportunity to learn from each other, learn to present themselves as professionals, and most importantly learn to use or develop technology to make a difference. ... View Profile

Christopher R. Lambert

Associate Teaching Professor

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Office: Goddard Hall 128

Phone: 508-831-5443

Christopher R. Lambert, Ph.D. is a Research Associate Professor with appointments both in the Bioengineering Institute and the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department. He is the Associate Director of the WPI Bioengineering Institute. He is co-founder of Active Surface Technologies a research company dedicated to the development of specialized molecular films. Professor Lambert earned a Ph.D. from the University of Paisley in Scotland, and spent two years in a post-doctoral position at the Center for Fast Kinetics in Austin, Texas. ... View Profile
Mark Claypool

Mark Claypool

Professor

Computer Science

Office: Fuller Labs B24

Phone: 508-831-5409

Mark Claypool has been a professor of Computer Science and Interactive Media Game Development at WPI since 1997. Mark has a B.A. in Mathematics from Colorado College and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed conference and journal papers and written two books on computer games. He has chaired several ACM conferences on networks, games and multimedia and served on the technical program committee for over 40 of them. ... View Profile
Soussan Djamasbi

Soussan Djamasbi

Associate Professor

Area Head, Information Systems
User Experience and Decision Making (UXDM) Research Laboratory

Foisie Business School

Office: Washburn Shops 216A

Phone: 508-831-5266

As an associate professor of management information systems, I teach both graduate and undergraduate courses, as well as advise IQPs and MQPs. I enjoy teaching because it's a dynamic and innovative process that challenges me to continually evaluate and adjust my teaching strategies to prepare my students for today’s global and competitive business environment. Teaching is also one the most rewarding experiences in my career because it allows me to witness my students' growth and accomplishments. Similarly, research is a dynamic and innovative process, and I truly enjoy it. ... View Profile
Diane M. Strong

Diane M. Strong

Professor

Foisie Business School

Office: Washburn Shops 219

Phone: 508-831-5573

WPI provides an environment that values both teaching and research, which is ideal for me. I enjoy teaching at WPI because students are interested in learning and willing to work hard. My teaching focuses on how business, healthcare, and nonprofit organizations can best use computing technologies, such as database systems, electronic health records systems, and mobile apps. Students in my classes learn to design computing applications that meet the needs of organizations. ... View Profile
Eleanor T. Loiacono

Eleanor T. Loiacono

Professor

Foisie Business School

Office: Washburn Shops 209

Phone: 508-831-5206

Eleanor T. Loiacono is a Professor of Management Information Systems at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. She encourages her students to challenge themselves beyond the comfort of the classroom and was awarded the Moruzzi Award for Innovation in Undergraduate Education for the development of an externally sponsored design competition requiring students to develop a comprehensive network plan based on a "real" Request for Proposal (RFP). Students find the competition a challenging and valuable exercise in preparing for the future. ... View Profile
Fabienne Miller

Fabienne Miller

Associate Professor

MBA Program Director

Foisie Business School

Office: Washburn Shops 302

Phone: 508-831-6128

As one of my students once said, the only people who do not use accounting are people who are no longer alive. Yet, few people understand accounting well enough to use it to make informed decisions. Teaching gives me the opportunity to help students develop the skills they will need in their career and learn the language of business. ... View Profile
Gregory S. Fischer

Gregory S. Fischer

Associate Professor

William Smith Dean’s Professor
Director, Automation and Interventional Medicine Laboratory (AIM Lab)
Director, PracticePoint

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 85 Prescott 234

Phone: 508-831-5261

Professor Fischer is a faculty member in Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Engineering with an appointment in Biomedical Engineering at WPI. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 2008 from Johns Hopkins University, where he was part of the NSF Engineering Research Center for Computer Integrated Surgery. At WPI he has been an integral part of developing the Robotics Engineering program and teaches primarily junior-level and graduate courses in Robotics. ... View Profile
Jennifer deWinter

Jennifer deWinter

Associate Professor

Humanities & Arts

Office: FL B25a

Phone: 508-831-6679

Jennifer deWinter has long been interested in how culture (which is local) moves internationally. She has spent a number of years analyzing anime, comics, and computer games as part of global media flows in order to understand how concepts such as "art," "culture," and "entertainment" are negotiated. In 2003, Professor deWinter joined the Learning Games Initiative, a group of scholars and game designers dedicated to the general study of games and the use of games to teach concepts and skills in particular. ... View Profile

Justin Wang

Adjunct Teaching Professor

Foisie Business School

Office: Washburn Shops 215

Phone: 508-831-5290

Education is one of the most important driving forces for long-term sustainable economic growth. I enjoy teaching at WPI because WPI embraces it well by inspiring continuous innovation and creativity in our students and preparing them as future leaders of all industries. WPI focuses on both theory and practice through our project-based curriculum, which provides a differentiated education experience for each student. ... View Profile
Krishna Kumar Venkatasubramanian

Krishna Kumar Venkatasubramanian

Assistant Professor

Collaborative Appointment with ECE Department

Computer Science

Office: Fuller Laboratories, 137

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
Michael J. Radzicki

Michael J. Radzicki

Associate Professor

Social Science & Policy Studies

Office: Salisbury Labs 310C

Phone: 508-831-5296, 508-831-5767

Professor Radzicki is an economist, creator of WPI’s program in system dynamics, and co-creator of WPI’s program in trading and investment system development. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Notre Dame and his training in system dynamics computer simulation modeling from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In addition, he is a certified Rapid-I Predictive Analytics Analyst. Professor Radzicki’s research focuses on predictive analytics, simulation science, and the application of techniques from these areas to problems in economics, finance, and management. ... View Profile
Oleg V Pavlov

Oleg V Pavlov

Associate Professor

Social Science & Policy Studies

Office: Salisbury Labs 310A

Phone: 508-831-5234

Professor Pavlov earned a BS degree in Physics/Computer Science and a PhD in Economics from University of Southern California and an MBA from Cornell University. He has taught at WPI since 2002. He has been to many universities in the US, Russia and Western Europe, but he thinks WPI is like no other university. The project-based approach at WPI allows him to involve students in research projects. He values the opportunity to include students in his research through IQPs and MQPs. ... View Profile

Peder C. Pedersen

Professor

Director, Denmark Project Center

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Office: Atwater Kent 205

Phone: 508-831-5231, 508-831-5735, 508-831-5641

I find it both challenging and rewarding to work on health care technologies that can facilitate diagnostic decision making. More specifically, I work in the area of medical ultrasound, which on one hand is a great imaging tool because it is safe and portable and inexpensive, but which on the other hand requires a significant skill level to use effectively. ... View Profile
Renata Konrad

Renata Konrad

Associate Professor

Foisie Business School

Office: Washburn Shops 205

Phone: 508-831-5192

The application of Industrial Engineering and mathematical knowledge has always been a rewarding challenge for me. Over the past several years, I have focused my research in the healthcare industry, which is particularly exciting given the current debates on healthcare reform. Current projects include evaluating anti-human trafficking efforts, computationally characterizing episodes of care from health insurance claim records and examining the impact of physician incentives on patient outcomes. ... View Profile
Carolina Ruiz

Carolina Ruiz

Associate Professor

Computer Science

Office: Fuller Labs 232

Phone: 508-831-5640

Carolina Ruiz's research interests are in data mining, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. Together with her graduate and undergraduate students, colleagues in computer science and biology, and medical doctors, Ruiz investigates and develops data mining algorithms for genomics and for clinical medicine. In addition to being a faculty member in computer science, she is a founder and active member of the bioinformatics and computational biology program at WPI. She enjoys teaching courses, and advising undergraduate and graduate research projects in data mining and machine learning. View Profile
Elke A. Rundensteiner

Elke A. Rundensteiner

Professor

Director of Data Science

Computer Science

Office: Fuller Labs 135

Phone: 508-831-5815

As founding Director of the interdisciplinary Data Science program here at WPI, I take great pleasure in doing all in my power to support the Data Science community in all its facets from research collaborations, new educational initiatives to our innovative Graduate Qualifying projects at the graduate level. Having served as primary advisor and mentor of over 35 PhD students who have secured successful professional careers in computing, I'm proud of all the great accomplishments of students I have had the opportunity to collaborate with. ... View Profile
Khalid Saeed

Khalid Saeed

Professor

Director System Dynamics Program
Director System Dynamics and Innovation Management Program

Social Science & Policy Studies

Office: Salisbury Labs 312-D

Phone: 508-831-5296, 508-831-5563

Khalid Saeed is professor of economics and system dynamics. Widely recognized for his work on computer modeling and experimental analysis of developmental, organizational, and governance-related issues, he has written two books and numerous articles and book chapters on a variety of developmental and management agendas, including sustainable economic development, infrastructure planning, political economy, supply chain management, and system dynamics modeling. ... View Profile
Sharon Johnson

Sharon Johnson

Professor

Foisie Business School

Office: Washburn Shops 223

Phone: 508-831-5218, 508-831-5183

I enjoy teaching at WPI because students bring a lot of energy and enthusiasm to their learning, and I am often inspired by their optimism. My teaching also reflects topics that motivate me:  detailed process design in our Industrial Engineering program, improving healthcare delivery as part of the Health Systems Innovation certificate, and exploring the implications of operational excellence in our MBA program. ... View Profile
Shamsnaz Virani Bhada

Shamsnaz Virani Bhada

Assistant Teaching Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Office: Atwater Kent Laboratories, 305

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
John M. Sullivan

John M. Sullivan

Professor

Associate Department Head

Mechanical Engineering

Office: Higgins Labs 111

Phone: 508-831-5236, 508-831-5199

Teaching is the most important aspect of my profession. I have strived to teach the full spectrum of college offerings addressing freshman students through Ph.D. students. The project philosophy is a fundamental pillar of the WPI education. I encourage and promote this ideal in all of the projects that I advise. Students who bring a project to fruition gain more knowledge and understanding than most conventional instructional modes. I am committed to MQP and IQP activities. ... View Profile
E. Vance Wilson

E. Vance Wilson

Associate Teaching Professor

Foisie Business School

Office: Washburn Shops 102

Phone: 508-831-5990

Prior to arriving at WPI in 2010, I held tenure-track positions with the University of Wisconsin system. I have visited at Cal Poly-SLO, University of Toledo, and Arizona State University. My teaching centers on software development, large business systems, and innovative uses of IT. My overarching research addresses organizational aspects of human-computer interaction with special emphasis on e-health, computer-mediated communication, and technology support for software development teams. I have published more than 90 articles in peer-reviewed journals, books, and conference proceedings. ... View Profile
Pamela "Pam" J. Weathers

Pamela "Pam" J. Weathers

Professor

Biology & Biotechnology

Office: Life Science and Bioengineering Center 4022

Phone: 508-831-5196

Prof. Weathers is an internationally recognized expert on Artemisia annua and artemisinin, having worked with the plant and its phytochemicals including the antimalarial drug, artemisinin, for >25 years. She is a Fellow of AAAS and SIVB, won many awards, given many national and international presentations, reviews manuscripts for many journals and proposals for many national and international funding agencies. She is an Associate Editor for two journals. Her lab was the first to genetically transform A. annua. ... View Profile
Yitzhak Mendelson

Yitzhak Mendelson

Professor

Affiliated with Electrical and Computer Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Office: Gateway Park 3007

Phone: 508-831-5891, 508-831-5096, 508-831-5103

As an educator, I enjoy teaching and mentoring students. At the undergraduate level, I teach advanced biomedical instrumentation and laboratory-based courses that relate fundamental science and engineering concepts to biomedical applications. In addition to classroom teaching, I also enjoy interacting with students less formally in a teaching laboratory setting and mentoring students in capstone design projects. ... View Profile