Faculty

  • Jens-Peter Kaps

    Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Cyber Security Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing

    Jens-Peter Kaps joined Mason after he received a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2006. He is a co-director of the Cryptographic Engineering Research Group (CERG) at the Volgenau School of Engineering. His research interests include ultra-low power cryptographic hardware design, side-channel analysis, computer arithmetic, efficient cryptographic algorithms, and ubiquitous computing.
  • This is a photo of Khaled Khasawneh

    Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing

    Khaled N. Khasawneh’s research interest is in computer architecture support for security, malware detection, adversarial machine learning, and side channels attacks. He previously interned at Facebook on the Community Integrity team. His 2018 paper in USENIX Workshop on offensive technologies received the best paper award.
  • Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing

    Pelin Kurtay earned her PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from George Mason University. She is associate chair of the department and heads the undergraduate curriculum development efforts and other departmental initiatives. She is the recipient of the 2015 Teacher of Distinction Award at George Mason University for exceptional teaching and commitment to teaching-related activities in electrical and computer engineering and Information technology. She is a senior member of the IEEE.
  • Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing

    Qiliang Li’s research is focused on semiconductor device technology, nanoelectronics and intelligent sensing systems. He became a faculty member in George Mason University in 2007. Prior to joining Mason, he was a scientist at the Semiconductor Electronics Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), working on advanced CMOS devices and nanoelectronics. He is the Distinguished Virginia Microelectronics Consortium (VMEC) Chair Professor at George Mason University.
  • Term Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing

    For Craig Lorie, extensive work in the electrical engineering field naturally cultivated a love for software engineering. While it has been rare to find commercial positions that integrate the two disciplines in the past, advancing technologies will require greater attention to combining digital systems with design. This challenge is ultimately what brought him back to the classroom at George Mason University, as an adjunct faculty teaching digital systems. He joined the full-time faculty at the Volgenau School of Engineering in 2009.
  • Andre Manitius

    Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing

    Andrzej Manitius joined George Mason University in September 1988 as Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Manitius' research interests include mathematical aspects of control theory, including control of distributed parameter and delay systems, optimal control, optimization, numerical and computational methods in dynamical systems and control systems. He has published over 70 papers in his fields of interest, and held various editorial positions with several professional journals.
  • Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing

    Brian L. Mark’s main research interests lie in the design, modeling and performance evaluation of communication networks and computer systems. He became a faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at George Mason University in 2000. Prior to joining Mason, he was a Research Staff Member at NEC Labs in Princeton, New Jersey and spent a year as a visiting researcher at Télécom Paristech in Paris, France.
  • Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing

    Rao Mulpuri's present areas of research interest are large bandgap semiconductor (SiC, GaN, etc) materials, and devices (ion-implantation doping, ohmic contacts, device fabrication, material and device characterization). He joined GMU in September 1984, and became a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in September 1993. Research 2013 - 2015 : A Novel GaNAIGaN Nanostructure Room-Temperature Sensor for Security Applications. Funded by National Science Foundation.
  • A headshot of associate professor Jill Nelson

    Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing

    Jill Nelson is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at George Mason University. Dr. Nelson's research focus is in statistical signal processing, machine learning, and detection and estimation.
  • This is a photo of Cameron Nowzari

    Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing

    Cameron Nowzari's research interests are in the broad area of dynamics, controls, and robotics. More specifically, he is interested in the analysis and control of complex distributed and/or networked systems and spreading processes. A good example is to imagine a single human operator trying to control a swarm of 1000 robots. It is impossible for the human to send individual commands to each robot, but rather the human should send a high level command to the entire swarm.