Regular Faculty

Tenure-track Faculty


Tulay Adali, Distinguished Professor
Ph.D., North Carolina State, 1992. Machine learning, statistical signal processing, applications in data fusion and medical image analysis.

Nilanjan Banerjee, Professor
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, 2009. Embedded and distributed systems for mobile, pervasive and sustainability based computing: renewable energy driven mobile and sensor systems and health diagnostic systems; mobile system usability; mobile networking; experimental mobile testbed design.

Adam Bargteil, Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2006. Computer graphics and animation; scientific computing; visualization.

Justin Brooks, Associate Professor
M.D. and Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the Washington University in St. Louis. Algorithms, Sensor-Systems, and Software for Defense and Health Applications.

Gary M. Carter, Professor
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1975. Photonics, Nonlinear Optics, Optical Communications, Sensors.

Chein-I Chang, Professor
Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, 1986. Information theory and coding; signal detection and estimation; remote sensing image processing.

Richard Chang, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Cornell University, 1991. Computational complexity theory; structural complexity; analysis of algorithms.

Fow-Sen Choa, Professor
Ph.D., SUNY Buffalo, 1988. Brain circuits, neural modulation and monitoring, Nano-technologies and photonics.

Sanorita Dey, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, August 2020. Human-computer interaction, social and crowd computing, and socio-technical and interactive system design.

Don Engel, Assistant Professor
Ph.D. and Medical Physics Resident, Johns Hopkins University, 2010. Scientific computing, artificial intelligence, visualization, computer vision.

Frank Ferraro, Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, 2017. Natural language processing; machine learning; artificial intelligence.

Tim Finin, Professor
Ph.D., Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1980. Artificial intelligence, knowledge representation and reasoning, and natural language understanding with applications to security, social media, and mobile computing.

Manas Gaur, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Artificial Intelligence Institute at The University of South Carolina. Knowledge graphs, artificial intelligence, and natural language processing methods for knowledge-intensive language understanding applications such as conversational AI, summarization, and recommender systems.

Riadul Islam, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Computer Engineering, UCSC, 2017. VLSI Design & Automation.

Anthony Johnson, Professor
Ph.D., City College of New York, 1981. ultrafast photophysics and nonlinear optical properties of bulk, nanostructured, and quantum well semiconductor structures, ultrashort pulse propagation in fibers and high-speed lightwave systems.

Anupam Joshi, Oros Family Professor
Ph.D., Purdue University, 1993. Distributed/networked and mobile computing; AI/ML (Knowledge graphs, machine/deep learning); Security and Privacy; Text Analysis/NLP/IR.

Konstantinos Kalpakis, Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Maryland Graduate School, Baltimore, 1994. Machine learning methods for time series events and Rare events, multi linear data analysis methods.

Naghmeh Karimi, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Tehran 2010. Hardware Security & Design-for-Trust, Fault Tolerance & Design-for-Reliability, Hardware Testing & Design-for-Testability, Hardware Design & Synthesis, VLSI Design.

Seung-Jun Kim, Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2005. Statistical Signal Processing, Machine Learning, Optimization, Wireless Networks, Smart Grids, Biomedical/Brain Data Analysis.

Chenchen Liu, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2017. High-performance computing, AI, and VLSI.

Samuel Lomonaco, Professor
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1964. Quantum computation; algebraic coding theory; cryptography; numerical and symbolic computation.

Cynthia Matuszek, Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Washington, 2014. Robotics, machine learning, natural language processing, human-robot interaction, and artificial intelligence.

Curtis R. Menyuk, Professor
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1981. Time and frequency measurement and transfer, nonlinear optics, optical fibers, lasers, optical resonators and micro resonators, scientific computing, nonlinear dynamics and solitons.

Tinoosh Mohsenin, Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 2010. Algorithms, architectures and VLSI design for high performance and energy-efficient computation that support communication, signal processing and biomedical applications.

Charles Nicholas, Professor
Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1988. Data science, cyber security, and document engineering.

Tim Oates, Professor
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, 2000. Machine learning, artificial intelligence, time series analysis, natural language processing.

Marc Olano, Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 1998. Real-time computer graphics and rendering; Shading languages; GPU programming; Game development.

Dmitri Perkins, Professor
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2002. Wireless and mobile communications, networking, and computing systems,

Dhananjay Phatak, Professor
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, 1994. Mobile and high-performance computer networks; computer arithmetic algorithms; VLSI implementations; signal processing; neural networks; digital and analog VLSI design and CAD.

Ryan Robucci, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009. Signal processing and communications, VLSI testing.

Alan T. Sherman, Professor
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987. Cybersecurity, the security of voting systems, cryptology, cybersecurity education, discrete algorithms.

Deepinder Sidhu, Professor
Ph.D., SUNY at Stony Brook, 1979. Computer networks; distributed systems; distributed and heterogeneous databases.

Ergun Simsek, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering from Duke University in 2006. Computational photonics; wave propagation and scattering in complex media; nano-photonic and optoelectronic device design; applications of machine learning in electromagnetic inversion and device design.

Ramana Vinjamuri, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 2008. Brain-computer interfaces, neuroprosthetics and exoskeletons, machine learning, and signal processing.

Rebecca Williams, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Dartmouth College, 2013. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer vision, remote sensing and image processing.

Li Yan, Professor
Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, 1989. Ultrashort pulse solid-state lasers; hybrid lasers; optical communications and networking technologies.

Yaacov Yesha, Professor
Ph.D., Weizmann University, Israel, 1979. Parallel computing; computational complexity; algorithms; source coding; speech and image compression.

Mohamed Younis, Professor
Ph.D., New Jersey Institute of Technology, 1997. Distributed real-time systems; fault-tolerant computing; wireless networks; embedded computer systems; compiler-based analysis; operating systems.

Roberto Yus, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Zaragoza, 2016. Data management; knowledge representation; privacy; Internet of Things


Instructional Faculty


Nick Allgood, Lecturer
PhD Candidate, UMBC, 2022

Jeremy Dixon, Senior Lecturer (CMSC UPD)
DSc., Information Technology, Towson University, 2016

Mohammad ‘Khash’ Donyaee, Lecturer
Ph.D., Computer Science, Concordia University, Montreal, 2008

Abhijit Dutt, Professor of the Practice
Ph.D., Management Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2013

Richard Forno, Principal Lecturer (CYBR GPD & Assistant Director, UMBC Cybersecurity Center)
Ph.D., Curtin University of Technology, 2010

Eric Hamilton, Lecturer
M.S, University of Maryland, College Park, 2009

Prasanna Joeg, Professor of the Practice
Ph.D., Indiana University Bloomington, 1989

Ben Johnson, Lecturer
Ph.D., Computer Science, UMBC, 2013

Jeannette Kartchner, Lecturer
M.S, Computer Science, University of Southern California, 1991

E.F. Charles LaBerge, Professor of the Practice (CMPE UPD)
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2002

Maya Larson, Professor of the Practice
Ph.D., Computer Science, George Washington University, 2013

Shawn Lupoli, Senior Lecturer
M.S., Computer Science, Towson University, 2004

Christopher Marron, Professor of the Practice
Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Virginia, 1994

Ben Shariati, Lecturer (Assistant GPD CYBR, Shady Grove)
Ph.D., George Washington University, 2016

Masoud Soroush, Lecturer and Associate GPD for Data
Ph.D., Theoretical Physics, Stanford University, 2009

Gerald S. Tompkins, Lecturer
M.S. The Johns Hopkins University, 1994. Developed enterprise software, system security testing tools, cyber education for K-12, operating systems, computer security

Muhammad Ali Yousuf, Lecturer and Assistant Director, Graduate Data Science Programs
Ph.D., Physics, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, 1997. Medical Image Processing; Medical Device Design; Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare.