The Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) Symposium brings together some of the nation’s most engaged and innovative engineering educators in order to recognize, reward, and promote effective, substantive, and inspirational engineering education.
Prof. Alyosha Christopher Molnar
Associate ProfessorCornell University
Alyosha Molnar received his BS from Swarthmore College in 1997. Before entering graduate school he worked as a deck-hand on a commercial Tuna fishing boat, and as a RFIC design engineer for Conexant Systems where he developed their first-generation direct-conversion transceiver for the GSM cellular standard. In graduate school at U.C. Berkeley, Molnar worked on ultra-low-power radio transceivers for wireless sensor networks, before joining a retinal neurophysiology group where he worked on dissecting neural circuits in mammalian retinas. He joined the faculty at Cornell University in 2007, where he works on software-defined radios, neural interface circuits, and integrated imaging ...
Dr. Sujata Kumari Bhatia
Assistant Dean, Assistant Director of Undergraduate StudiesHarvard University
Sujata K. Bhatia, MD, PhD, PE is a physician, bioengineer, and professionally licensed chemical engineer who serves on the biomedical engineering faculty at Harvard University. She is Assistant Director for Undergraduate Studies in Biomedical Engineering at Harvard; she is the academic advisor for all Harvard undergraduate students in bioengineering and biomedical engineering. She is also Assistant Dean of the Harvard Summer School. In addition, she is an Associate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government for the Science, Technology, and Globalization Project. She is a faculty member in the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education program on Innovation for Economic Development.
Dr. Norman Love Jr.
Assistant ProfessorThe University of Texas at El Paso
Norman Love is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas El Paso (UTEP). Dr. Love is an El Paso native and UTEP alumnus, having earned a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UTEP. He went on to also complete his Ph.D. at the University of Oklahoma in the same field in 2009.
In the past Dr. Love was selected for the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowship which enhanced his pedagogical approaches for teaching engineering. Prior to his appointment he was a Research Assistant Professor at UTEP.
Prof. Mark Sherriff
Associate ProfessorUniversity of Virginia
Mark Sherriff is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at UVa. His teaching focus is in introductory computer science, computer game design, software engineering, database management, and web and mobile systems. His research interests are in CS education at all levels, computer game design, and agile software development. In 2010, he received the highest teaching award in the School of Engineering at UVa, the Hartfield-Jefferson Scholars Teaching Prize. Since then, he has received four other teaching awards from UVa student groups. He received his PhD in 2007 from NC State University.
Dr. Sohum Sohoni
Assistant ProfessorArizona State University
Dr. Sohoni is an Assistant Professor in Engineering and Computing Systems at Arizona State University’s College of Technology and Innovation. His research interests are broadly in the areas of computer architecture and performance analysis, and in engineering and computing education. He has published in ACM SIGMETRICS, IEEE Transactions on Computers, the International Journal of Engineering Education, and Advances in Engineering Education. His research is supported through various internal and external funding agencies including the National Science Foundation.
He is a popular and well-respected instructor, and has received many teaching awards including the Regents Distinguished Teaching ...
Dr. Bhaskar Krishnamachari
Associate ProfessorUniversity of Southern California
Bhaskar Krishnamachari is an Associate Professor and Ming Hsieh Faculty Fellow in Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California. He received his B.E. from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Cornell University respectively. His research focuses on the design of next-generation wireless networks. He has co-authored nearly 200 articles, and a textbook published by Cambridge University Press. He was included in Technology Review Magazine's TR-35 list in 2011, and has received the NSF CAREER award, the ASEE Terman Award, and the IEEE-HKN Outstanding Young Electrical and Computer Engineer award.
Dr. Cinda Heeren
Sr LecturerUniversity 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.
Professor Franz Hover
Franz Hover joined MIT MechE after consulting for industry and working on the research staff in MIT Ocean Engineering. His research spans ocean systems and control, with contributions in fluid mechanics, autonomous underwater robots, and optimization. His current research focus is communication-constrained dynamic control of underwater robot teams. Prof. Hover strongly supports project-based learning; he has mentored over 160 undergraduate research projects, and is a long-time advisor to the MIT marine robotics teams.
Prof Eric W Rozier
Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Cincinnati
Dr. Eric Rozier is an Assistant Professor of ECE and head of the Trustworthy Systems Engineering Laboratory at the University of Miami. His research interests include secure and dependable computing with a focus on critical infrastructures. He is currently the director and Co-PI of the Fortinet Industrial Laboratory where he oversees research to make cloud infrastructure smart, secure, resilient, and performable. His Ph.D. is from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he was an IBM Research Fellow and worked with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, and the Information Trust Institute.
Professor Conrad S. Tucker
Assistant ProfessorPenn State University
Dr. Conrad Tucker is an Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering Design Technology And Professional Programs (SEDTAPP) and the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Penn State. He also holds an Affiliate Faculty position in the Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) department. Dr. Tucker is the director of the Design Analysis Technology Advancement (D.A.T.A) Laboratory and his research interests are in formalizing system design processes under the paradigm of data mining/knowledge discovery and optimization. He is interested in engineering design and engineering education in the areas of consumer electronics, sustainability and ...
Dr. Farshid Zabihian
Assistant ProfessorWVU Institute of Technology
Farshid Zabihian is currently an Assistant Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering at West Virginia University Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 2011 from Ryerson University, Canada and his M.A.Sc. and B.Sc. both in Mechanical Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology in 1998 and Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran in 1996, respectively. His research interest and personal passion is sustainability in general and sustainable energy in particular. He is the founder of Energy System Research Laboratory (ESRL) and has published more than 70 papers and 5 books and book chapter.
Dr. Noah Malmstadt
Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Southern California
Noah Malmstadt received a BS in Chemical Engineering from Caltech and a PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Washington. Following postdoctoral work at UCLA, he joined the Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at USC in 2007. His research focuses on synthetic cell membrane systems and multiphase microfluidic strategies for nanofabrication. He is the recipient of an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator award. His work in engineering education focuses on integrating team-based design projects into the core chemical engineering curriculum.
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