Faculty

  • Alok Berry

    Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Volgenau

    When Alok Berry earned his MS in physics in 1969, the evolution of circuitry computing was picking up speed as it moved beyond individual chips to more complex microprocessors. To this day, key areas of interest for Berry are semiconductors and new electronic materials. Berry engages this knowledge with students in courses covering electromagnetic theory, linear electronics, and circuit analysis. He has been a teaching fellow and research assistant at the University of Missouri, and a lecturer in Physics at the University of Delhi.
  • Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Volgenau

    Xiang Chen understands machine learning, mobile graphic, mobile application development and system optimization, as well as circuit design, and human-computer interaction. Prior his academic career, he interned at Samsung Research America and Microsoft Research Asia, working on mobile display technology, system power optimization, and user interactive application. Chen’s current research focuses on mobile computing with deep learning, mobile graphic optimization for VR/AR system, and high performance mobile sensing system.
  • Research Faculty, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Volgenau

    Lieutenant General Robert Elder (USAF, retired) joined the research faculty at George Mason University following his retirement from the Air Force as the Commander, 8th Air Force. 8th Air Force is the senior Air Force organization at US Strategic Command and is responsible for deterrence and global strike operations. US Strategic Command also operates the global command's Joint Air Operations Center. Elder held a position with the outfit as the joint functional commander responsible for planning and coordinating all nuclear and global strike force activities.
  • Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Volgenau

    Yariv Ephraim received the D.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1984 from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel. During 1984-1985 he was a Rothschild Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Information Systems Laboratory, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA. During 1985-1993 he was a Member of Technical Staff at the Information Principles Research Laboratory, AT&T Bell Labs, Murray Hill, NJ. In 1991 he joined George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, where he currently is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
  • Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Volgenau

    Krzysztof (Kris) Gaj received the MSc and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Warsaw University of Technology. He is a professor in the ECE Department at Mason, where he currently co-directs the Cryptographic Engineering Research Group – CERG - one of the largest and most widely recognized applied-cryptography groups in the United States. His major research projects have been devoted to the evaluation of cryptographic algorithms competing to become new American and international standards.
  • Monson Hayes

    Professor and Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Volgenau

    Dr. Hayes joined the faculty of George Mason University in the fall of 2014 as the Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. As a Life Fellow of the IEEE and an internationally recognized researcher for his contributions to the field of digital signal processing, he brings more than 30 years of teaching and research experience to Mason. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley, and his Masters and Sc.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Volgenau

    Liling Huang joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at George Mason University as an Associate Professor in 2017. She received a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology in 1995, and a M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from National Chung Cheng University in 1997.  She earned her PhD in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech in 2003.
  • Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Volgenau

    Dimitri Ioannou has authored or coauthored over two hundred and fifty research papers and conference presentations and advised more than thirty research students.
  • Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Volgenau

    Bijan Jabbari has been active both in the academia and the industry and is recognized internationally for his contributions to the field of wireless networks. His patents are being deployed in the 4G, LTE and 5G wireless networks. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the IET. He is a recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal, Washington DC Metropolitan Area Engineer of the Year Award and received the GMU VSE Outstanding Faculty Research Award. He is the past chairman of the IEEE Communications Society technical committee on Communications Switching and Routing.
  • Jim Jones

    Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Volgenau

    Jim Jones has been a cyber security and digital forensics practitioner, researcher, and educator for over 25 years in industry, government, and academia. That experience drives his teaching, which blends theory and practical applications, and his research, which focuses on the extraction, analysis, and manipulation of full and partial digital artifacts. Jim and his students spend their days (and nights) collecting and analyzing these digital clues and fragments, much like a traditional archaeologist works with old pieces of pottery or a detective works with crime scene evidence.