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Sitharama Iyengar
Sitharama Iyengar

Dr. Sundararaj Sitharama Sitharama Iyengar

Director and Ryder Professor
Florida International University

Dr. S.S. Iyengar, Director and Ryder Professor at Florida International University's School of Computing and Information Sciences, is a leading researcher and educator in the fields of distributed sensor networks, computational robotics, and oceanographic applications, and is perhaps best known for introducing novel data structures and algorithmic techniques for large-scale computations in sensor and image processing applications. He has directed over 42 Ph.D. and 100 Master's students, many of whom are now faculty at major universities or scientists and engineers at national labs and in industry around the world and has published more than 400 research papers and eight textbooks.

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Vikas Khanna
Vikas Khanna

Dr. Vikas Khanna

Assistant Professor
University of Pittsburgh

Vikas Khanna is an Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Khanna received his PhD from the Ohio State University, and a BS from Panjab University, both in Chemical Engineering. His research and teaching interests are in the areas of sustainability science and engineering, industrial ecology, and complex systems. While in graduate school, he completed a science and technology policy fellowship at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington DC. His current research focuses on the development of life cycle oriented methods for understanding environmental sustainability and resilience of engineered systems and emerging technologies.

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Steve Chiu
Steve Chiu

Prof. Steve C. Chiu

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering
Idaho State University

Steve C. Chiu is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Idaho State University. Steve received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Northwestern University in 2004, an M.S. in Engineering Management from Northwestern University in 1995, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of Illinois at Chicago in 1990. Prior to academia, Steve worked in certification and telecommunication industries as project and R&D engineers. Steve is a Guest Editor for the Journal of Supercomputing, and serves on the editorial review board of the International Journal of Handheld Computing Research. Steve is a member of Tau Beta Pi.

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Robert  F. Richards
Robert  F. Richards

Robert F. Richards

Professor
School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Washington State University

Robert F. Richards received the B.A. degree in physics from the University of Chicago, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in engineering from the University of California, Irvine. After receiving his degrees, he was an ASEE Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He joined the faculty at Washington State University (WSU), Pullman in 1992. 

He is currently a Professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, where he specializes in thermodynamics and heat transfer. Over the past fifteen years, his research has focused on MEMS for power and energy conversion.

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Harry Powell
Harry Powell

Prof. Harry Powell

Associate Professor
University of Virginia

Harry Powell received the B.S. in Electrical Engineering the University of Virginia in 1978, a M.S. in Electrical Engineering in 2006, and the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 2011. Dr. Powell spent over 20 years in industry designing computer controlled automated systems before returning to academia in 2001. He was appointed to the faculty in 2013, and teaches courses in electric and electronic circuit analysis, electromagnetic energy conversion, embedded computing, and the 4th year Major Design Experience.

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Kaveh Madani
Kaveh Madani

Dr. Kaveh Madani

United States

Alex Alexander Assistant Professor
University of Central Florida

Kaveh Madani is an Alex Alexander assistant professor of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering at the University of Central Florida (UCF). His core research interests and experiences include integrated water, environmental, and energy resources engineering and management. Madani’s work includes application of systems engineering, conflict resolution, system dynamics, economics, optimization as well as simulation and modeling methods to water, environmental, and energy resource problems at different scales to derive policy and management insights. Madani has been recently selected as one of the ten “New Faces of Civil Engineering in 2012” by the American ...

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Mikhail Chester
Mikhail Chester

Mikhail Chester

Assistant Professor
Arizona State University

Mikhail Chester is an Assistant Professor in the Civil, Environmental, and Sustainability Engineering department at Arizona State University. His area of expertise is the energy and environmental assessment of infrastructure systems. His research has focused on transportation systems and cities, evaluating life-cycle and supply chain effects and their associated human and environmental impacts. Dr. Chester’s research expands the assessment boundaries of complex systems to understand comprehensive effects of policies and decisions, including infrastructure interdependencies. Ultimately, he is interested in determining the eternal control and damage costs of these impacts and advancing ...

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Craig Arnold
Craig Arnold

Prof. Craig B. Arnold

Professor
Princeton University

Craig B. Arnold is a professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Associate Director of the Princeton Institute for Science and Technology of Materials at Princeton University. His research interests range from basic to applied science within the areas of materials and optical physics. He earned his PhD. in condensed-matter physics from Harvard University in 2000, and was an NRC post-doctoral fellow prior to joining the faculty at Princeton in 2003. Previous awards include the ONR young investigator award and the NSF Career award as well as being a participant in the 2011 EU-US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium.

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Cinda Heeren
Cinda Heeren

Dr. Cinda Heeren

Sr Lecturer
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Cinda Heeren lectures in the CS Department at the University of Illinois, where she teaches a rigorous Data structures course to 500 students per semester. Dr. Heeren's recent projects include: • development of new course infrastructure and data collection tools for early CS courses, • curriculum for parallel computing (NSF/TCPP Early Adopter), • “Visualizing Literature”, a new course whose purpose is to remind CS majors of the joy of reading a novel. Dr. Heeren is active in CS outreach and diversification. She is the faculty advisor to the Women in CS, and Association for Computing Machinery student organizations at UIUC.

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Guohong (Jennifer) Duan
Guohong (Jennifer) Duan

Dr. Guohong (Jennifer) Duan

Associate Professor
University of Arizona, College of Engineering

Current Position: Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, University of Arizona (UA), Tucson Education: Ph.D. from University of Mississippi in 1998; MS from Tsinghua University in 1992; BS from Wuhan University in 1989. License: Registered Professional Engineer in State of Arizona and Nevada, and Diplomat, American Academy of Water Resource Engineers, ASCE since 2006. Employment: Associate Professor, UA (2011-present); Assistant Professor, UA (2006-2011); Associate Research Professor, Desert Research Institute (DRI), Nevada Higher Education System (NHES), (2005-2006); Assistant Research Professor, DRI, NHES(1999-2005); Visiting faculty, ...

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Ergun Simsek
Ergun Simsek

Professor Ergun Simsek

Assistant Professor
The George Washington University

Dr. Ergun Simsek completed his Ph.D. at Duke University (Durham, NC) in 2006 and worked as a postdoctoral research associate at Schlumberger-Doll Research (Cambridge, MA) till 2008. Between 2008 and 2011, he was a faculty member and a Marie Curie fellow at Bahcesehir University (Istanbul, Turkey). In August 2011, he joined the George Washington University as an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Dr. Simsek's current and past studies are engaged with theoretical, computational, and experimental research at the broad interface between electromagnetics and optics. Dr. Simsek teaches courses in electromagnetic theory and nano optics.

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Timothy Bigelow
Timothy Bigelow

Dr. Timothy Bigelow

Harpole-Pentair Assistant Professor
Iowa State University

Timothy A. Bigelow is a Harpole-Pentair Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering with a joint appointment in Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University. Dr. Bigelow graduated from the University of Illinois-Urbana in May 2004 with a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. After completing his education, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for a year. Dr. Bigelow was then an Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering at the University of North Dakota for three years prior to coming to Iowa State University in August 2008.

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