Faculty

  • Director, Computer Forensics, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Volgenau

    Robert Osgood (Bob), and engineer/C.P.A., is a 26 year veteran FBI Computer Forensics Examiner and Technically Trained Special Agent.  His specialties include: digital forensics, data intercept, cyber-crime, enterprise criminal organizations, espionage, and counter-terrorism. In the course of his work, he has performed digital forensics research and development and created unique new software tools for computer forensic law enforcement. He has also been employed as Project Director for ManTech International Corp. working in the Computer Forensic Intrusion Analysis Division.
  • Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Volgenau

    Peter Pachowicz joined George Mason in 1989 as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science and was also a faculty member of the Department of Systems Engineering. He currently holds the rank of Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His early interests and expertise include knowledge-based systems, knowledge acquisition, intelligent systems engineering, automatic target recognition, machine vision/perception, machine learning, self-adaptive systems, data/decision/algorithm fusion, and integration of AI and ML within engineering systems.
  • Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Volgenau

    Bernd-Peter Paris is currently the Director of the MS in Telecommunications program at George Mason University. His prior experience includes working with the Public Switching Division at Siemens in Munich, Germany. Paris is engaged in research in the areas of communication systems, with emphasis on mobile, wireless communication networks, and information theory.
  • Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Volgenau

    Maryam Parsa is an assistant professor in the ECE department at George Mason University. Prior to joining Mason, she was a postdoctoral researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Beyond Moore Computing group. She received her PhD in Electrical and computer engineering from the Center for Brain-Inspired Computing (C-BRIC) at Purdue University in December 2020 with a prestigious four-year Intel Corporation, and Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) PhD fellowship.
  • Nathalia Peixoto

    Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Volgenau
    University Affiliate Faculty, Bioengineering

    Nathalia was a technician in electronics and robotics before she decided to go to college. After attending universities in Brazil (Unicamp and USP) and Germany (Stuttgart and Bonn), she was a researcher at Stanford. She still likes to travel and her group collaborates with universities in Israel, Ireland, Peru, and Korea.
  • Sai Manoj Pudukotai Dinakarrao

    Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Volgenau

    Sai Manoj Pudukotai Dinakarrao, an assistant professor in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, received a B.Tech degree in electronics and communication engineering from the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Anantapur, India, in 2010; a M.Tech in information technology with a specialization in networking and communication from International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore, India, in 2012; and PhD degree in electrical engineering from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2015.
  • Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Volgenau

    Tolga Soyata received his B.S. degree in Electrical and Communications Engineering from Istanbul Technical University in 1988, M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 1992 and PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Rochester in 2000. He was an Assistant Research Professor at the University of Rochester ECE Department between 2008 and 2016 and Associate Professor at SUNY Albany ECE between 2016 and 2019.
  • Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Volgenau

    Zhi Tian is a recognized expert in the fields of statistical signal processing, wireless communications, and machine learning. Specific areas of expertise have included detection and estimation theory, compressed sensing, decentralized network optimization and learning, statistical inference of network data, cognitive radio networks, MIMO systems, array processing, multi-target tracking, data fusion and Bayesian inference. Currently she conducts active research on both massive MIMO for 5G wireless networks and data science.
  • Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Volgenau

    Kathleen Wage’s research is a multi-disciplinary synthesis of array processing, acoustics, and oceanography. Her current work applies random matrix theory to problems in sonar signal processing and underwater acoustic propagation. Other recent projects explored the design of sparse arrays for underwater environments and investigated ambient noise in the deep ocean. Much of Dr. Wage's research incorporates real data from ocean experiments. During her career she has spent over 100 days on research ships in the North Pacific and Philippine Sea.
  • Xuan Wang

    Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Volgenau

    Xuan Wang is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at George Mason University. He received his Ph.D. degree in autonomy and control, from the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University in 2020. After graduation, he worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of California, San Diego.