Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty https://ece.gmu.edu/ en Machine learning, limited by lags, speeds up https://ece.gmu.edu/news/2022-11/machine-learning-limited-lags-speeds <span>Machine learning, limited by lags, speeds up</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/406" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Tama Moni</span></span> <span>Wed, 11/30/2022 - 11:57</span> <div class="layout layout--gmu layout--twocol-section layout--twocol-section--30-70"> <div class="layout__region region-first"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:news_release:field_associated_people" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-releasefield-associated-people"> <h2>In This Story</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-associated-people field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">People Mentioned in This Story</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/profiles/spudukot" hreflang="und">Sai Manoj Pudukotai Dinakarrao</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="layout__region region-second"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:news_release:body" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-releasebody"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Body</div> <div class="field__item"><figure role="group" class="align-left"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/yyqcgq261/files/styles/small_content_image/public/2022-11/Sai-Manoj-news-thumbnail_600x600.jpg?itok=ZWkADYuc" width="350" height="350" alt="Sai Manoj wears a dark blazer and striped-blue shirt in his profile for the Mason news story." loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article><figcaption>Photo provided by Sai Manoj, assistant professor in<br /> the ECE department at Mason.</figcaption></figure><p><span><span><span><span><span><strong>Machine learning</strong> has come a long way, which you likely notice in your everyday experiences - it’s when Google finishes your search term for you or your navigation app knows when you get in your car in the morning, that you’re likely heading to school or work, and it shows you a traffic report. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Convenient, indeed, but <strong><a href="https://ece.gmu.edu/profiles/spudukot" target="_blank">Sai Manoj</a></strong>, an assistant professor in the George Mason University College of Engineering and Computing’s <a href="https://ece.gmu.edu/" target="_blank">Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering</a>, says that while we may be impressed with machine learning’s advancements, a lot of improvements are still to be made. With a grant from the <a href="nsf.gov" title="National Science Foundation">National Science Foundation,</a> Manoj hopes to give machine learning a kick in its metaphorical pants.    </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Manoj says we expect mere milliseconds of delay when interacting with our smart watch, phone, or similar devices, and so we notice even the tiniest hiccups. “When we’re talking about our phones, for example, we’re considering so many computations that we’re talking in terms of gigaflops (a unit of computing speed equal to one billion operations per second), and the software cannot handle that,” says Manoj.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>“The main thing that we are lacking is efficiency - you need accelerators,” he says. “Our human brain, for example, needs hardly a few hundred of millijoules of energy for basic things, whereas machine learning by our systems needs exponentially more energy.”  </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Typically <strong>machine learning</strong> processes information by retrieving data from storage memory when the information is needed. This introduces inefficiencies. Manoj’s project designs look-up tables so that the data is stored in the same place where the computation transfers occur called in-memory computing. Instead of a look-up table having a discreet purpose, his proposed look-up tables do multiple things. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Manoj says, “You need a lot of programming cycles to update memory or do programming. We have two-stage multiplexers (devices that choose between several</span></span></span> <span><span><span>inputs and forward the selected input to a single output) which reduces the time to get data to what we call one ‘clock cycle,’ which is not achievable using traditional look-up tables.”  Another novel part of his project is that he is reconfiguring the connections between those tables, optimizing the speed of interaction compared to traditional approaches. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Manoj leverages the flexibility of <strong>field-programmable gate arrays (FPGA)</strong> – integrated circuits that may be configured by an end user after purchase – and combines that with the benefits of ASIC, a computer chip custom-designed for a specific purpose, to create “low overhead” and programmable on-chip interconnections allowing for speedy interactions. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>His accelerator is designed not only to focus on machine learning applications but to effectively handle other complex applications that we use daily, making them more efficient without compromising on performance. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>And so, Manoj is putting the pedal to the metal, so to speak.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:news_release:field_content_topics" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-releasefield-content-topics"> <h2>Topics</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-content-topics field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Topics</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/486" hreflang="en">Machine Learning</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/666" hreflang="en">Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 30 Nov 2022 16:57:31 +0000 Tama Moni 796 at https://ece.gmu.edu New Robotics faculty joins ECE Department https://ece.gmu.edu/news/2022-11/new-robotics-faculty-joins-ece-department <span>New Robotics faculty joins ECE Department</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/531" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Ryan Ahn</span></span> <span>Wed, 11/09/2022 - 10:52</span> <div class="layout layout--gmu layout--twocol-section layout--twocol-section--30-70"> <div class="layout__region region-first"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:news_release:field_associated_people" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-releasefield-associated-people"> <h2>In This Story</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-associated-people field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">People Mentioned in This Story</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/profiles/fferna3" hreflang="en">Filipe Veiga</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="layout__region region-second"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:news_release:body" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-releasebody"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Body</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Filipe Fernandes Veiga has a PhD in Machine Learning and Robotics from the Technische Universität Darmstadt in Germany and a MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico in Portugal. Before working at Mason, he was a postdoctoral associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.</p> <article class="align-right"><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/yyqcgq261/files/styles/small_content_image/public/2022-11/Filipe%20Veiga%20Picture%201_0.jpg?itok=C7rF3LzH" width="234" height="350" alt="Filipe Veiga" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article><p>Happy to steer a research group, he is eager to share his enthusiasm with students and have the privilege of enabling their own research and academic growth.</p> <p>He aims to create a lab recognized not only for its stellar scientific contributions but also for its diverse, inclusive and exciting environment.</p> <p>“The diversity and collegiality of Mason are exciting,” he says. “Everyone is striving to improve and help one another, and there is the opportunity to interact with colleagues and students from all sorts of walks of life.”</p> <p>Veiga’s research focuses on the use of perception to develop intelligent robots.</p> <p>“Currently, my main focus is on robot dexterity and tactile perception, where I have explored biologically inspired control approaches to create human-like dexterous manipulations behaviors,” he explains. “I am currently developing a course on Sensorimotor Learning and Control. The course uses several hypotheses of how humans develop their sensorimotor loops as its base, followed by the discussion of several computational approaches that exploit the same hypotheses in the control and machine learning domains.”</p> <p>Outside of work, Veiga enjoys spending time with his family, reading comics, practicing martial arts, playing video games, and following soccer and Formula 1.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:news_release:field_content_topics" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-releasefield-content-topics"> <h2>Topics</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-content-topics field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Topics</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/286" hreflang="en">Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/666" hreflang="en">Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 09 Nov 2022 15:52:54 +0000 Ryan Ahn 791 at https://ece.gmu.edu Missy Cummings https://ece.gmu.edu/node/801 <span>Missy Cummings</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/406" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Tama Moni</span></span> <span>Thu, 08/11/2022 - 11:29</span> <div class="layout layout--gmu layout--twocol-section layout--twocol-section--30-70"> <div class="layout__region region-first"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_headshot" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-headshot"> <div class="field field--name-field-headshot field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/yyqcgq261/files/2023-01/M.Cummings-faculty-profile.jpg" width="600" height="600" alt="Missy Cummings wears a black shirt and has light-brown hair in her faculty profile for the CEC at M" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_org_positions" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-org-positions"> <div class="field field--name-field-org-positions field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Titles and Organizations</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Professor, Director of the Center for Robotics, Autonomous Systems, and Translational AI</p> </div> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_contact_information" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-contact-information"> <h2>Contact Information</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-contact-information field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Campus:</strong> Fairfax<br /><strong>Building:</strong> Nguyen Engineering<br /> Room 2705<br /><strong>Phone:</strong> 703-993-6969<br /><strong>Email:</strong> <a href="mailto:cummings@gmu.edu">cummings@gmu.edu</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="layout__region region-second"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_bio" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-bio"> <h2>Biography</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-bio field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Professor Mary (Missy) Cummings received her BS in Mathematics from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1988, her MS in Space Systems Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1994, and her PhD in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia in 2004.</p> <p>A naval officer and military pilot from 1988-1999, she was one of the U.S. Navy's first female fighter pilots. She is a professor in the George Mason University Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Computer Science departments. She is an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Fellow and recently served as the senior safety advisor to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Her research interests include the application of artificial intelligence in safety-critical systems, assured autonomy, human-systems engineering, and the ethical and social impact of technology. </p> <h4>Degrees </h4> <ul> <li><strong>PhD, Systems Engineering,</strong> University of Virginia (2004)</li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 11 Aug 2022 15:29:20 +0000 Tama Moni 801 at https://ece.gmu.edu Filipe Veiga https://ece.gmu.edu/profiles/fferna3 <span>Filipe Veiga</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/406" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Tama Moni</span></span> <span>Wed, 08/10/2022 - 12:53</span> <div class="layout layout--gmu layout--twocol-section layout--twocol-section--30-70"> <div class="layout__region region-first"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_headshot" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-headshot"> <div class="field field--name-field-headshot field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/yyqcgq261/files/2022-11/Filipe%20Veiga%20Picture%201.jpg" width="418" height="626" alt="Filipe Fernandes Veiga" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_org_positions" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-org-positions"> <div class="field field--name-field-org-positions field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Titles and Organizations</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Assistant Professor</p> </div> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_contact_information" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-contact-information"> <h2>Contact Information</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-contact-information field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Phone</strong>: 703-993-1594</p> <p><strong>Campus</strong>: Fairfax</p> <p><strong>Building</strong>: Nguyen Engineering Building, Room 3253</p> <p><strong>Mail Stop</strong>: 1G5</p> <p><strong>Email</strong>: ffveiga@gmu.edu</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="layout__region region-second"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_bio" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-bio"> <h2>Biography</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-bio field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Filipe Veiga is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at George Mason University. He obtained his PhD in Machine Learning and Robotics from the Technische Universität Darmstadt after getting a MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico. Prior to his appointment at Mason, he was a postdoctoral associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.</p> <p>Filipe's research interests focus on the use of perception for the development of intelligent behavior in robots. He relies on biomimetic control approaches in conjunction with state-of-the-art machine learning and hierarchical and distributed systems in order to learn real time state estimators and complex controllers. He investigates these topics in the context of robot manipulation and multi-model perception.</p> <h2>Degrees</h2> <ul> <li><strong>PhD, Machine Learning and Robotics, </strong>Technische Universität Darmstadt</li> <li><strong>MSc, Electrical and Computer Engineering</strong>, Insituto Superior Técnico</li> <li><strong>BS, Engineering Sciences</strong>, Instituto Superior Técnico</li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 10 Aug 2022 16:53:41 +0000 Tama Moni 771 at https://ece.gmu.edu Xuan Wang https://ece.gmu.edu/profiles/xwang64 <span>Xuan Wang</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/231" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Taylor Nguyen</span></span> <span>Sat, 11/06/2021 - 18:28</span> <div class="layout layout--gmu layout--twocol-section layout--twocol-section--30-70"> <div class="layout__region region-first"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_headshot" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-headshot"> <div class="field field--name-field-headshot field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/yyqcgq261/files/2022-06/Xuan_Wang_Mason22-profile.jpg" width="500" height="500" alt="Xuan Wang wears a collared, blue shirt and glasses in his faculty profile for Mason&#039;s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_org_positions" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-org-positions"> <div class="field field--name-field-org-positions field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Titles and Organizations</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Assistant Professor</p> </div> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_contact_information" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-contact-information"> <h2>Contact Information</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-contact-information field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Campus:</strong> Fairfax<br /><strong>Building:</strong> Nguyen Engineering Building<br /> Room 3230<br /><strong>Mail Stop</strong>: 1G5<br /><strong>Email:</strong> <a href="mailto:xwang64@gmu.edu" target="_blank">xwang64@gmu.edu</a></p> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_personal_websites" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-personal-websites"> <h2>Personal Websites</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-personal-websites field--type-link field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field field--name-field-personal-websites field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://mason.gmu.edu/~xwang64/index.html">Personal Website </a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="layout__region region-second"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_bio" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-bio"> <h2>Biography</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-bio field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Xuan Wang</strong> is an assistant professor in the <strong>Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering </strong>at <strong>George Mason University.</strong> He received his PhD 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. </p> <p>Dr. Wang’s search interests lie primarily in the autonomy and control of large-scale network systems, in order to improve their reliability, efficiency, security, and scalability. His current project topics include Multi-agent control and optimization; Resilient multi-agent coordination; System identification and data-driven control of neuron network systems. These topics have extensive applications in mobile sensor networks, smart cities, autonomous robot swarms, and internet of things. </p> <p>One of his papers received the ICPS 2021 best paper award.</p> <h3>Degrees</h3> <ul> <li><strong>PhD, Aeronautics and Astronautics,</strong> Purdue University</li> <li><strong>MSc, Control Science and Engineering,</strong> Harbin Institute of Technology</li> <li><strong>BSc, Automation,</strong> Harbin Institute of Technology</li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> Sat, 06 Nov 2021 22:28:43 +0000 Taylor Nguyen 666 at https://ece.gmu.edu Tolga Soyata https://ece.gmu.edu/profiles/tsoyata <span>Tolga Soyata</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/231" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Taylor Nguyen</span></span> <span>Wed, 07/14/2021 - 22:16</span> <div class="layout layout--gmu layout--twocol-section layout--twocol-section--30-70"> <div class="layout__region region-first"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_headshot" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-headshot"> <div class="field field--name-field-headshot field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/yyqcgq261/files/2021-07/Tolga%20Soyata.jpg" width="200" height="280" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_org_positions" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-org-positions"> <div class="field field--name-field-org-positions field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Titles and Organizations</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing</p> </div> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_contact_information" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-contact-information"> <h2>Contact Information</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-contact-information field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Phone</strong>: 703-993-5459<br /><strong>Campus:</strong> Fairfax<br /><strong>Building:</strong> Nguyen Engineering Building<br /> Room 3228<br /><strong>Mail Stop</strong>: 1G5<br /><strong>Email:</strong> <a href="mailto:tsoyata@gmu.edu">tsoyata@gmu.edu</a></p> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_personal_websites" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-personal-websites"> <h2>Personal Websites</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-personal-websites field--type-link field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field field--name-field-personal-websites field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="http://www.tolgasoyata.com">Personal Website</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="layout__region region-second"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_bio" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-bio"> <h2>Biography</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-bio field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Tolga Soyata received his BS in Electrical and Communications Engineering from Istanbul Technical University in 1988, MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 1992 and PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the 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. He was a senior lecturer at Johns Hopkins University ECE Department in 2020 before joining Mason as an associate professor in 2021. His teaching interests include computer architecture, CMOS VLSI ASIC design, FPGA-based system design, and GPU architecture and programming. He has authored two books as well as two dozen journals and 30 conference papers, primarily in ACM and IEEE. His research interests include cyber-physical systems, digital health, and FPGA- and GPU-based high-performance computing. He is a senior member of both IEEE and ACM.</p> <h3>Degrees</h3> <ul> <li><strong>PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering,</strong> University of Rochester </li> <li><strong>MS, Electrical and Computer Engineering,</strong> Johns Hopkins University </li> <li><strong>BS, Electrical and Communications Engineering, </strong>Istanbul Technical University </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 15 Jul 2021 02:16:46 +0000 Taylor Nguyen 636 at https://ece.gmu.edu Maryam Parsa https://ece.gmu.edu/profiles/mparsa <span>Maryam Parsa</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/231" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Taylor Nguyen</span></span> <span>Wed, 07/14/2021 - 21:53</span> <div class="layout layout--gmu layout--twocol-section layout--twocol-section--30-70"> <div class="layout__region region-first"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_headshot" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-headshot"> <div class="field field--name-field-headshot field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/yyqcgq261/files/2022-10/MaryamParsa.jpg" width="557" height="759" alt="Maryam Parsa wears a navy, sleeveless top in front of a neutral background in her faculty profile for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_org_positions" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-org-positions"> <div class="field field--name-field-org-positions field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Titles and Organizations</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Tenure-Track Assistant Professor</p> </div> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_contact_information" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-contact-information"> <h2>Contact Information</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-contact-information field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Phone</strong>: 703-993-6097<br /><strong>Campus:</strong> Fairfax<br /><strong>Building:</strong> Nguyen Engineering Building<br /> Room 3215<br /><strong>Mail Stop</strong>: 1G5<br /><strong>Email:</strong> <a href="mailto:mparsa@gmu.edu">mparsa@gmu.edu</a></p> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_personal_websites" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-personal-websites"> <h2>Personal Websites</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-personal-websites field--type-link field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field field--name-field-personal-websites field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://mason.gmu.edu/~mparsa/">Personal Website</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="layout__region region-second"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_bio" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-bio"> <h2>Biography</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-bio field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Maryam Parsa</strong> is an assistant professor in the <strong>Electrical and Computer Engineering department </strong>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.</p> <p>Parsa has broad interests in the areas of neuromorphic computing, neural architecture search, and Bayesian optimization across the full stack of materials, devices, circuits, systems, algorithms, and applications. Her research involves developing causal and physics-based machine learning and Bayesian optimization to accelerate materials discovery. Further, in her focus on neuromorphic computing, her goal is to not only enable accurate, fast, energy-efficient, and resilient intelligence at the edge through algorithm-hardware codesign, but also to develop novel hierarchical learning/training approaches based on Bayesian optimization, evolutionary optimization, and synaptic learning rules. She is interested in a wide range of applications such as computational neuroscience, smart healthcare diagnosis, and cyber-physical systems.</p> <h3>Degrees</h3> <ul> <li><strong>PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering,</strong> Purdue University</li> <li><strong>MS, Civil Engineering,</strong> Purdue University</li> <li><strong>MS, Electrical and Computer Engineering,</strong> University of Ottawa</li> <li><strong>BS, Electrical and Computer Engineering,</strong> Khaje Nasir Toosi University of Technology</li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 15 Jul 2021 01:53:35 +0000 Taylor Nguyen 641 at https://ece.gmu.edu Ningshi Yao https://ece.gmu.edu/profiles/nyao4 <span>Ningshi Yao</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/231" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Taylor Nguyen</span></span> <span>Fri, 07/02/2021 - 22:26</span> <div class="layout layout--gmu layout--twocol-section layout--twocol-section--30-70"> <div class="layout__region region-first"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_headshot" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-headshot"> <div class="field field--name-field-headshot field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/yyqcgq261/files/2022-09/N.Yao_600x600.jpg" width="600" height="600" alt="Ningshi Yao wears a navy-blue suit and glasses in her faculty profile for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_org_positions" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-org-positions"> <div class="field field--name-field-org-positions field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Titles and Organizations</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Assistant Professor</p> </div> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_contact_information" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-contact-information"> <h2>Contact Information</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-contact-information field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Phone</strong>: 703-993-5599<br /><strong>Campus:</strong> Fairfax<br /><strong>Building:</strong> Nguyen Engineering Building<br /> Room 3241<br /><strong>Mail Stop</strong>: 1G5<br /><strong>Email:</strong> <a href="mailto:nyao4@gmu.edu" target="_blank">nyao4@gmu.edu</a></p> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_personal_websites" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-personal-websites"> <h2>Personal Websites</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-personal-websites field--type-link field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field field--name-field-personal-websites field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://mason.gmu.edu/~nyao4/">Lab website</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="layout__region region-second"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_bio" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-bio"> <h2>Biography</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-bio field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Ningshi Yao</strong> is an assistant professor in the <strong>Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering</strong> at George Mason University. She received her PhD from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology in 2020, and the BS in Automatic Control from Zhejiang University, China, in 2014. Prior to joining Mason, she was a postdoctoral research fellow at Georgia Institute of Technology from November 2020 to July 2021.</p> <p>In her research, she developed a novel contention-resolving model predictive control method to co-design scheduling and control for resource-constrained systems, such as networked control systems, traffic intersection management, and human-robot collaborative systems. Her research interests include real-time scheduling, control theory, cyber-physical systems, machine learning and human-robot interaction.</p> <h3>Degrees</h3> <ul> <li><strong>PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering,</strong> Georgia Institute of Engineering</li> <li><strong>MS, Electrical and Computer Engineering,</strong> Georgia Institute of Engineering</li> <li><strong>BS, Automatic Control,</strong> Zhejiang University</li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> Sat, 03 Jul 2021 02:26:16 +0000 Taylor Nguyen 656 at https://ece.gmu.edu Weiwen Jiang https://ece.gmu.edu/profiles/wjiang8 <span>Weiwen Jiang</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/231" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Taylor Nguyen</span></span> <span>Fri, 07/02/2021 - 21:07</span> <div class="layout layout--gmu layout--twocol-section layout--twocol-section--30-70"> <div class="layout__region region-first"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_headshot" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-headshot"> <div class="field field--name-field-headshot field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/yyqcgq261/files/2022-04/IMG_0477-edit.jpg" width="420" height="525" alt="A headshot of tenure-track assistant professor Weiwen Jiang" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_org_positions" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-org-positions"> <div class="field field--name-field-org-positions field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Titles and Organizations</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Tenure-track Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing</p> </div> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_contact_information" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-contact-information"> <h2>Contact Information</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-contact-information field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Phone</strong>: TBD<br /><strong>Campus:</strong> Fairfax<br /><strong>Building:</strong> Nguyen Engineering Building<br /> Room 3247<br /><strong>Mail Stop</strong>: 1G5<br /><strong>Email:</strong> <a href="mailto:wjiang8@gmu.edu">wjiang8@gmu.edu</a></p> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_personal_websites" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-personal-websites"> <h2>Personal Websites</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-personal-websites field--type-link field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field field--name-field-personal-websites field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://jqub.github.io/">Personal Website</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="layout__region region-second"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_bio" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-bio"> <h2>Biography</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-bio field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Weiwen Jiang joined Mason in 2021. Prior to this, he was a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Notre Dame. He received his PhD from Chongqing University in 2019. From 2017 to 2019, he conducted research at the University of Pittsburgh and was co-advised by the professor there for his PhD thesis. He works on hardware and software co-design; in particular, the co-design of neural networks and different hardware accelerators, including mobile devices, FPGA, and ASIC. His recent work brings the co-design philosophy to quantum computing and demonstrates the quantum advantage can be achieved for the neural network for the first time.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Jiang’s research works have been published in prestigious journals and conferences, including Nature Electronics, Nature Communications, IEEE/ACM Transactions, DAC, ICCAD, and ESWEEK. He is the receipt of the Best Paper Award in ICCD’17 and Best Paper Nominations in DAC'19, CODES+ISSS'19, ASP-DAC'16, and ASP-DAC'20. In addition, he works closely not only with academic societies (such as Notre Dame, UPITT, Northeastern, Rice, and UConn) but also with industries (such as IBM, Xilinx, Facebook, and Edgecortix).  </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h3>Degrees</h3> <ul> <li><strong>PhD, Computer Science,</strong><strong> </strong> Chongqing University</li> <li><strong>Joint PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering,</strong> University of Pittsburgh</li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> Sat, 03 Jul 2021 01:07:14 +0000 Taylor Nguyen 651 at https://ece.gmu.edu Sai Manoj Pudukotai Dinakarrao https://ece.gmu.edu/profiles/spudukot <span>Sai Manoj Pudukotai Dinakarrao</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/291" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="4429684e-ae8d-405e-870a-3b7aefe68162 (Martha Bushong)">4429684e-ae8d-…</span></span> <span>Sat, 02/08/2020 - 22:41</span> <div class="layout layout--gmu layout--twocol-section layout--twocol-section--30-70"> <div class="layout__region region-first"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_headshot" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-headshot"> <div class="field field--name-field-headshot field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/yyqcgq261/files/profile-headshot/Dinakarrao-200x280.jpg" width="200" height="280" alt="Sai Manoj wears a light-blue shirt, dark-gray jacket in his faculty profile for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Mason" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_org_positions" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-org-positions"> <div class="field field--name-field-org-positions field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Titles and Organizations</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Assistant Professor</p></div> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_contact_information" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-contact-information"> <h2>Contact Information</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-contact-information field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="profile-bio-section"><span class="info-staff"><strong>Phone</strong>: 703-993-5083</span><br /><strong>Campus:</strong> Fairfax<br /><strong>Building:</strong> Nguyen Engineering Building<br /> Room 3247</div> <div class="profile-bio-section"><strong>Email:</strong> <a href="mailto:spudukot@gmu.edu">spudukot@gmu.edu</a></div> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_personal_websites" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-personal-websites"> <h2>Personal Websites</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-personal-websites field--type-link field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field field--name-field-personal-websites field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="http://mason.gmu.edu/~spudukot/">Personal Website</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-personal-websites field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4417-2387">ORCID PROFILE</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="layout__region region-second"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_bio" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-bio"> <h2>Biography</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-bio field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Sai Manoj Pudukotai Dinakarrao</strong>, an assistant professor in <strong>Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering</strong> at <strong>Mason</strong>, received a BTech degree in electronics and communication engineering from the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Anantapur, India, in 2010; a MTech 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. He worked as post-doctoral researcher at TU Wien in Vienna, Austria, between 2015 and 2017. He worked as post-doctoral researcher and research assistant professor at George Mason University during 2017 and 2018.</p> <p>Pudukotai Dinakarrao’s research interests include hardware security, adversarial machine learning, Internet of Things networks, deep learning in resource constrained environments, in-memory computing, accelerator design, algorithms, design of self-aware many-core microprocessors, and resource management in many-core microprocessors. He was a recipient of ‘Young Research Fellow Award’ in Design Automation Conference (DAC) 2013. His student won the Xilinx Open Hardware Contest 2017 (Student Category).</p> <p>His works won best paper awards in top-tier conferences like ICDM and ICCE, and also nominated for best paper awards in conferences like DATE and ICCAD.</p> <h3>Degrees </h3> <ul><li><strong>PhD, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, </strong> Nanyang Technological University</li> <li><strong>MTech, Information Technology, </strong> International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore</li> <li><strong>BTech, Electronics and Communication Engineering, </strong> Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Anantapur</li> </ul></div> </div> </div> </div> Sun, 09 Feb 2020 03:41:30 +0000 4429684e-ae8d-405e-870a-3b7aefe68162 (Martha Bushong) 731 at https://ece.gmu.edu