Faculty

  • Jens-Peter Kaps

    Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Volgenau

    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.
  • Khaled Khasawneh

    Assistant Professor, Volgenau

    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, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Volgenau

    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.
  • Alexander Levis

    Professor Emeritus, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Volgenau

    Alexander H. Levis is University Professor of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering. From 2001 to 2004 he served as the Chief Scientist of the U. S. Air Force at the Pentagon on leave from the university. He was educated at Ripon College where he received the AB degree (1963) in Mathematics and Physics and then at MIT where he received the BS (1963), MS (1965), ME (1967), and Sc.D. (1968) degrees in Mechanical Engineering with control systems as his area of specialization.
  • Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Volgenau

    Qiliang Li received Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University in 2004. His doctoral research was in the area of hybrid silicon/molecular field effect transistors and memories. In Oct. 2004, he joined the Semiconductor Electronics Division of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD, as a research scientist, where he was involved with the fabrication, characterization and simulation of advanced CMOS and nanoelectronics materials and devices.
  • Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Volgenau

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  • Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Volgenau

    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.
  • Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Volgenau

    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, Volgenau

    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.
  • Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Volgenau

    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. She has considered applications in target tracking, intelligent sonar systems, and physical layer communications. Her work on sonar tracking and automation is funded by the Office of Naval Research. Dr. Nelson also conducts research in engineering education and STEM faculty development, funded by the National Science Foundation. Dr.