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School of Computing & Engineering

Academic Administrators

Truman, Kevin Z., Ph.D.
Dean, School of Computing and Engineering

Kevin Truman, Ph.D.

Office: 534A R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-2399
E-mail

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, 1985 University of Missouri - Rolla, Rolla, MO
  • M.S., Civil Engineering - Structures, 1981 Washington University, St. Louis, MO
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, 1979 Washington University, St. Louis, MO
  • B.A., Mathematics and Physics, 1979 Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL

Chaudhry, Ghulam, Ph.D.
Chair of Computer Science Electrical Engineering Dept.
Professor

Ghulam Chaudhry, Ph.D.

Office: 546 R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-1464
E-mail

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Computer Engineering, 1989, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • M.S., Computer Engineering, 1986, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • M.S., Electronics/Physics, 1978, University of Multan, Pakistan

Courses Taught

  • Logic Design
  • Computer Design
  • Computer Arch. & Interfacing
  • Embedded Systems
  • VLSI Design
  • HDL Based Digital Design
  • Computer Arithmetic

Research Interests

  • Computer Architecture and Parallel Processing 
  • Performance of Multiprocessor Systems
  • Digital System Design 
  • Embedded Systems Design
  • VLSI Chips Design
  • Fast Computer Arithmetic Circuits Design

McClernon, Mark, Ph.D., P.E.
Chair of Civil and Mechanical Engineering Dept.
Associate Professor

Mark McClernon, Ph.D.

Office: 352H R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone:
E-mail

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Engineering Science, 1975 University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame
  • M.S., Engineering Science, 1972 University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame
  • B.S., Engineering Science, 1970, Rockhurst College

Dr. McClernon has taught over 15 graduate and undergraduate courses at three universities in a teaching career spanning over 30 years. Undergraduate courses include:

  • Automatic Controls
  • Digital Controls
  • System Dynamics
  • Thermal System Design
  • HVAC Design
  • Power Plant Design
  • Computer Programming for Engineers
  • Computer Aided Engineering
  • Statics
  • Dynamics
  • Engineering Probability

Graduate classes include

  • Design & Analysis of Experiments
  • Mathematical Programming
  • Engineering Statistics & Prediction
  • Response Surface Optimization
  • Forecasting

Dr. McClernon worked in industry for over 25 years prior to accepting a full-time academic position at UMKC in 2003. His main areas of technical expertise included:

  • Computer Modeling and Analysis
  • Engineering Statistics and Prediction
  • Reliability and Availability of Large Systems
  • Noise and Vibration Control

Place, Jerry, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Associate Professor

Jerry Place, Ph.D.

Office: 570J R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-2359
E-mail

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Computer Science, 1984, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
  • M.S., Computer Science, 1978, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
  • MBA, Finance, 1974, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
  • BBA, Finance & Accounting, 1972, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Courses Taught

  • Mgt. Info Systems
  • Discrete Structures II
  • Num. Any. Symbolic Comput.
  • Foundations of Data Networking
  • Digital Cell Communication 
  • Optical Fiber Communication/Optical Networking

Research Interests

  • Communications Network Design and Analysis
  • Telecommunications Architecture and Networks
  • Simulation and Analytic Modeling
  • Real-Time Systems
  • Linear Algebraic Queuing Theory

Staff

Davis, Christina
Director of Continuing Education

Christina Davis

Office: 547C R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-1262
E-mail

Griffin, Stephanie
SCE Business Office
Administrative Manager / Fiscal Operations

Stephanie Griffin

Office: 574B R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-2348
E-mail

Hurd, Lynn
SCE Business Office
Administrative Associate I

Lynn Hurd

Office: 574 R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-1498
E-mail

Johnson-Arnold, Camille
SCE Business Office
Administrative Associate II

Camille Johnson-Arnold

Office: 574A R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-1261
E-mail

Lesan, Bret
Senior Research Design Engineer

Bret Lesan

Office: 107 R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-1289
E-mail

Lewis, Whitney
Manager of Marketing and Media Services

Whitney Lewis

Office: 547D R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-5223
E-mail

Mason, Minda
Director of Major Gifts

Minda Mason

Office: 547A R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-1277
E-mail

McGee, Sharon K.
SCE Business Office
Administrative Assistant

Office: 560F R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-5931
E-mail

Molloy, Whitney
Director of Student Affairs

Whitney Molloy

Office: 547B R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-2360
E-mail

O'Bannon, Daniel P.
Senior Engineering Research Technician

Daniel (Pat) O'Bannon

Office: 270 R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-5212
E-mail

Reynolds, Valeri
Recruitment and Outreach Coordinator

Valeri Reynolds

Office: 550A R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-2759
E-mail

Tammeus, Lisen
Alumni and Constituent Relations

Vinnage, Jodi
Administrative Assistant

Jodi Vinnage

Office: 534 R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-1285
E-mail

Vogl, Jane
Assistant to the Dean

Jane Vogl

Office: 534C R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-1496
E-mail

CME Faculty & Staff
Civil and Mechanical Engineering

Academic Administrators

McClernon, Mark, Ph.D., P.E.
Chair of Civil and Mechanical Engineering Dept.
Associate Professor

Mark McClernon, Ph.D.

Office: 352H R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone:
E-mail

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Engineering Science, 1975 University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame
  • M.S., Engineering Science, 1972 University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame
  • B.S., Engineering Science, 1970, Rockhurst College

Dr. McClernon has taught over 15 graduate and undergraduate courses at three universities in a teaching career spanning over 30 years. Undergraduate courses include:

  • Automatic Controls
  • Digital Controls
  • System Dynamics
  • Thermal System Design
  • HVAC Design
  • Power Plant Design
  • Computer Programming for Engineers
  • Computer Aided Engineering
  • Statics
  • Dynamics
  • Engineering Probability

Graduate classes include

  • Design & Analysis of Experiments
  • Mathematical Programming
  • Engineering Statistics & Prediction
  • Response Surface Optimization
  • Forecasting

Dr. McClernon worked in industry for over 25 years prior to accepting a full-time academic position at UMKC in 2003. His main areas of technical expertise included:

  • Computer Modeling and Analysis
  • Engineering Statistics and Prediction
  • Reliability and Availability of Large Systems
  • Noise and Vibration Control

Drbal, Larry, Ph.D.
CME Executive Engineer
Adjunct Professor

Larry Drbal, Ph.D.

Office: 352F R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-5647
E-mail

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Nuclear Engineering, 1975, Kansas State University
  • M.S., Nuclear Engineering, 1971, Kansas State University
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, 1967, University of Nebraska

Courses Taught

  • Power Plant Design
  • Power Generation Systems
  • Introduction to Nuclear Engineering

Faculty

Becker, Bryan, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASME
Professor

Bryan Becker, Ph.D.

Office: 350C R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-1255
E-mail
Website

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Engineering Science, 1979, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • M.S., Applied Mathematics, 1975, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1971, University of Missouri, Rolla

Research Interests

  • Numerical analysis of heat transfer and fluid flow phenomena pertaining to energy systems utilizing both finite element and finite difference techniques
  • Modeling of food refrigeration
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Heat Transfer

Bloemker, Katherine, Ph.D.
Assistant Teaching Professor

Katherine Bloemker, Ph.D.

Office: 370B R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-5639
E-mail

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Missouri - Kansas City
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University

Courses Taught

    Thermodynamics
  • Engineering Graphics (3D Computer Aided Design)
  • Dynamics
  • Mechanical Component Design
  • Mechanical Design Synthesis

Chen, ZhiQiang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

ZhiQiang Chen, Ph.D.

Office: 350F R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-1279
E-mail
Website

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego, CA, 2008
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Michigan Technological University, MI, 2004

Courses Taught

  • Structural Analysis

Research Interests

  • Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction
  • Model verification and validation of soil-structure systems
  • Performance-based Earthquake Engineering
  • Nondestructive and Remote Sensing of Civil Infrastructure Damage
  • Application of Machine Learning and Engineering Informatics

Fields, Travis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Travis Fields, Ph.D.

Office: 370H R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-1291
E-mail
Website

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, 2013, University of Nevada, Reno
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2009, University of Nevada, Reno
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2008, University of Nevada, Reno

Courses Taught

  • Instrumentation
  • Intermediate/Advanced Dynamics
  • Mechatronics
  • Aerodynamics

Research Interests

  • Autonomous Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems
  • Unmanned Arial Vehicles
  • Robotics
  • Vehicle Path Planning & Control

Halmen, Ceki, Ph.D., P.E.
Assistant Professor

Ceki Halmen, Ph.D.

Office: 350J R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-1286
E-mail

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, 2005, Texas A&M University
  • M.S., Construction Science, 2000, Texas A & M University
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, 1998, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey

Courses Taught

  • Soil Mechanics
  • Advance Concrete
  • Corrosion

Research Interests

  • Innovative and durable construction materials
  • New and efficient test methods for construction materials
  • Durability, service life, and life cycle cost of infrastructure projects
  • Deterioration mechanisms of cementitious materials
  • Corrosion of reinforcement embedded in cementitious material systems
  • Construction engineering and management

Hanlin, Robert, M.S., P.E.
Instructor

Robert Hanlin, M.S.

Office: 350B R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-1278
E-mail

Degrees

  • M.S., Metallurgical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
  • B.S., Metallurgical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines

Courses Taught

  • Strength of Materials
  • Engineering Materials
  • Manufacturing Methods
  • Materials Selection in Mechanical Design
  • Failure Analysis
  • Materials Science for Advanced Applications

Kevern, John T., Ph.D., LEED AP
Assistant Professor

John Kevern, Ph.D.

Office: 370H R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-5977
E-mail
Website

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, 2008, Iowa State University
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, 2006, Iowa State University
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, 2004, University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Courses Taught

  • Civil Engineering Materials
  • Construction Engineering
  • Advanced Concrete Materials
  • Pavement Design, Maintenance, and Rehabilitation
  • Civil Engineering Sustainability

Research Interests

  • Pervious Concrete
  • Optimizing Sustainability of Insulated Concrete Forms
  • Curing Concrete with Soybean Oil
  • Internal Curing with Super Absorbent Polymers
  • Performance of Highly Greened Concrete

King, Gregory, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Gregory King, Ph.D.

Office: 350H R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-2350
E-mail
Website

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, 2006, University of Kansas
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2002, University of Kansas
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1999, University of Kansas

Courses Taught

  • Electric Circuits
  • Intro. to Biomechanics

Research Interests

  • Biomechanics, with specific emphasis on the kinetic, kinematic, and electrophysiological components of human balance, ambulation, and motor control

Muleski, Gregory, Ph.D.
Instructor

Gregory Muleski, Ph.D.

Office: 370D R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-5936
E-mail

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Engineering Science, 1981 University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame
  • M.S., Engineering Science, 1978 University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame
  • B.S., Engineering Science, 1976, Rockhurst College
  • B.S., Mathematics, 1976, Rockhurst College

Courses Taught

  • Statics
  • Engineering Computational Statistics

Research Interests

  • Characterization and control of open air pollution sources
  • Numerical modeling of particulate emissions

O'Bannon, Deborah, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE
Professor

Deborah O'Bannon, Ph.D.

Office: 370K R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-1287
E-mail
Website

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Civil & Environmental Engineering, 1988, University of Iowa
  • M. Eng (Environmental), 1983, Manhattan College
  • B.S. Civil Engineering, 1979, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Courses Taught

  • Essential Engineering
  • Engineering Statics
  • Intro. to Factorial Design
  • Water and Wastewater Design
  • Civil Engineering Capstone Design
  • Water Quality Modeling
  • Environmental Engineering Microbiology
  • Limnology
  • Engineering Leadership and Ethics

Research Interests

  • Engineering education
  • Leadership in engineering organizations
  • Water quality modeling in surface waters
  • Urban stormwater mitigation
  • Dispersion in rivers and impoundments

Richardson, Jerry, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE
Associate Professor

Jerry Richardson, Ph.D.

Office: 370J R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-1282
E-mail

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Colorado State University
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Colorado State University
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Colorado State University

Research Interests

  • Surface Water Hydrology
  • Sediment Transport
  • Fluvial Geomorphology
  • River Mechanics
  • Stream Stability and Scour at Bridges

Thiagarajan, Ganesh, Ph.D., P.E.
Director of Graduate Studies for Civil Engineering
Associate Professor

Ganesh Thiagarajan, Ph.D.

Office: 350J R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-1288
E-mail
Website

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Structural and Computational Mechanics, 1996, Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge
  • M.S., Structural Engineering, 1988, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, 1985, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India

Courses Taught

  • Structural Analysis
  • Steel Design
  • Reinforced Concrete Design
  • Advanced Concrete Design
  • Advanced Steel Design
  • Seismic Design of Structures
  • Pre-stressed Concrete
  • Advanced Strength of Materials

Research Interests

  • Structural Engineering
  • Fracture Mechanics and Material Modeling
  • Computational Mechanics/Biomechanics

Visiting Faculty

Lowe, Forrest
Associate Professor
E-mail

Adjunct Faculty

Achelpohl, Ron
E-mail

Baker, Donald
E-mail

Black, Anthony
E-mail

Blancett, John
E-mail

Christianson, David
E-mail

Drbal, Larry F.
E-mail

Funk, Patricia
E-mail

Harman, Scott
E-mail

Hart, Megan
E-mail

Hill, Douglas J.
E-mail

Hoisington, Jacque L.
E-mail

Justice, Dan
E-mail

Lambrechts, Robert
E-mail

Lowe, Forrest
E-mail

Mader, Curt H.
E-mail

Mahoney, James
E-mail

Meister, Anthony
E-mail

Montgomery, Mark A.
E-mail

Nowling, Una Catherine
E-mail

Sharma, Lok
E-mail

Sprague, Harold
E-mail

Randolph, Dennis A.
E-mail

Richardson, Mark
E-mail

Rychlewski, Walter
E-mail

Williams, Chuck
E-mail

Wright, Jeff
E-mail

Yord, William
E-mail

Staff

Albert, Selena
Administrative Assistant

Selena Albert

Office: 352G R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-5268
E-mail

Day, Jo Ann
Academic Adviser/Faculty Advising Support
Student Adviser for Ph.D., MSME, MSCiv., BSME and BSCiv. Students

Jo Ann Day

Office: 352J R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-1461
E-mail

Guess, Thuy
Academic Adviser/Faculty Advising Support

CSEE Faculty & Staff
Computer Science Electrical Engineering

Academic Administrators

Place, Jerry, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Associate Professor

Jerry Place, Ph.D.

Office: 570J R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-2359
E-mail

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Computer Science, 1984, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
  • M.S., Computer Science, 1978, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
  • MBA, Finance, 1974, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
  • BBA, Finance & Accounting, 1972, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Courses Taught

  • Mgt. Info Systems
  • Discrete Structures II
  • Num. Any. Symbolic Comput.
  • Foundations of Data Networking
  • Digital Cell Communication 
  • Optical Fiber Communication/Optical Networking

Research Interests

  • Communications Network Design and Analysis
  • Telecommunications Architecture and Networks
  • Simulation and Analytic Modeling
  • Real-Time Systems
  • Linear Algebraic Queuing Theory

Chaudhry, Ghulam, Ph.D.
Chair of Computer Science Electrical Engineering Dept.
Professor

Ghulam Chaudhry, Ph.D.

Office: 546 R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-1464
E-mail

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Computer Engineering, 1989, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • M.S., Computer Engineering, 1986, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • M.S., Electronics/Physics, 1978, University of Multan, Pakistan

Courses Taught

  • Logic Design
  • Computer Design
  • Computer Arch. & Interfacing
  • Embedded Systems
  • VLSI Design
  • HDL Based Digital Design
  • Computer Arithmetic

Research Interests

  • Computer Architecture and Parallel Processing 
  • Performance of Multiprocessor Systems
  • Digital System Design 
  • Embedded Systems Design
  • VLSI Chips Design
  • Fast Computer Arithmetic Circuits Design

Faculty

Beard, Cory, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Cory Beard, Ph.D.

Office: 550G R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-1550
E-mail
Website

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, 1999, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, 1992, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1990, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO

Courses Taught

  • Wireless Communications
  • Signals and Systems & Lab
  • Network Architecture I
  • Intro. To Wireless Networking
  • Robotic Systems
  • Intro. to Communication Systems
  • Digital Cellular Communications Lab
  • Sr. Design II
  • Intro. To Wireless Communications
  • Digital Cell Communication

Research Interests

  • Integrated Communication Networks
  • Network Resource Management
  • Queuing Theory
  • Intelligent Agents
  • Application of Telecommunications to Disaster Recovery Operations

Burris, Eddie, M.S.
Associate Teaching Professor

Eddie Burris, M.S.

Office: 450F R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-1245
E-mail

Degrees

  • M.S., Computer Science, 1991, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
  • B.A., Computer Science, 1985, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

Courses Taught

  • Computer Survival Applications
  • Software Engineering
  • Java Programming
  • Data Structures
  • Intro. to Computer Architecture 
  • Problem Solving & Programming II
  • Computer Resources System Admin. 
  • Program Lang. Design and Imp.
  • Cerner Software Life Cycle Experience 
  • Software Architecture: Testing and Maintenance 
  • Object Oriented Programming 
  • Software Design Game Programming 

Research Interests

  • Object Oriented Design
  • Adaptive Learning Environments
  • Software Engineering

Chatterjee, Deb, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Deb Chatterjee, Ph.D.

Office: 570F R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-1276
E-mail

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, 1998, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
  • M.A.Sc, Electrical & Computer Engineering, 1992, Concordia University, Montre´al, Queb´ec, Canada
  • M.Tech, Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering, 1983, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, West Bengal, India
  • Bachelor of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering, 1981, Jadavpur University, Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal, India

Courses Taught

  • RF/Microwave Techniques for Wireless Systems
  • Electromagnetic Scattering & Antenna Theory
  • Micro Eng. Wireless Systems
  • Electromagnetic Field Theory
  • Travel Waves and Fields
  • Circuit Theory I
  • Antennas & Propagation of Wireless Systems
  • Electromagnetic Theory of Cylindrical Wave Systems
  • Electromagnetic Theory of Plane Wave Systems 
  • Engineering Mathematics

Research Interests

  • Analytical and Computational Electromagnetics.
  • Modeling of direct and inverse electromagnetic scattering problems with applications to biomedical, defense and  remote-sensing
  • Antenna analysis, design, modeling and experimental characterization for wireless, biomedical, defense and space technologies
  • Propagation modeling for channel characterization at microwave and radio frequencies with applications to microcellular wireless communications
  • Electromagnetic compatibility techniques for processes and systems with applications to biomedical and defense systems

Choi, Baek-Young, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Baek-Young Choi, Ph.D.

Office: 550D R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-2750
E-mail
Website

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Computer Science & Engineering, 2003, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • M.S., Computer Science & Engineering, 1995, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea
  • B.S., Computer Science, 1993, Pusan National University, Korea

Courses Taught

  • Cloud Computing
  • Network Architecture I
  • Networked Storage Systems
  • Network Monitoring
  • Foundations of Data Networks
  • Fundamentals of Data Communication
  • Discrete Structures I
  • Intro to Operating Systems

Research Interests

  • Cloud Computing
  • Software Defined Networking
  • Wireless Networks
  • Network Security/Traffic/Performance

Chowdhury, Masud, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Masud, Chowdhury, Ph.D.

Office: 570E R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-2432
E-mail
Website

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Computer Engineering, 2004, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA
  • B.S., Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 1999, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Courses Taught

  • Intro. to VLSI Design
  • Advanced VLSI Design

Research Interests

  • High performance issues of VLSI Circuits
  • Optically Reconfigurable VLSI Circuits
  • Cross-Disciplinary Issues in Power Electronics and VLSI Design
  • Cross-Disciplinary Issues in Nanoelectronics and Green Energy Technology

Derakhshani, Reza, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Reza Derakhshani, Ph.D.

Office: 570D R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-5338
E-mail
Website

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Computer Engineering, 2004, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, 1999, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
  • B.S, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, 1994, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran

Courses Taught

  • Neural and Adaptive Systems
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Digital Signal Processing Lab
  • Machine Learning with Biomedical and Biometric Applications

Research Interests

  • Computational Intelligence with applications in Biomedical Signal Processing and Biometrics

Dinakarpandian, Deendayal, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Deendayal Dinakarpandian, M.D., Ph.D.

Office: 550E R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-5942
E-mail
Website

Degrees

  • M.S., Computer Science, 2002, University of Missouri-Kansas City, MO
  • Ph.D., Biochemistry, 1999, Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), Cleveland, OH
  • M.D., Clinical Biochemistry, 1993, Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry, India
  • M.B.B.S., Medicine, 1990, Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry, India

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Database Mgt. Systems
  • Creative Design for Software Systems
  • Machine Learning for Bioinformatics
  • Applied Probability
  • Intro to Bioinformatics
  • Metamodels in Biology
  • Machine Learning for Bioinformatics

Research Interests

  • Biological Data Mining
  • Functional Property Based Protein Databases
  • Intelligent Software Agents in Biology
  • Modeling Biological Systems
  • Sequence and Structural Analyses of Biomolecules
  • Raman Spectroscopic Studies of Protein-Ligand Interactions

Han, Yijie, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Yijie Han, Ph.D.

Office: 560C R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-5930
E-mail
Website

Degrees

  • Ph.D.,Computer Science, 1987, Duke University
  • M.A., Computer Science, 1984, Duke University
  • B.S., Computer Science, 1982, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui Province, China

Courses Taught

  • Intro. to Computer Architecture
  • Programming Languages: Design and Implementation
  • Software Architecture: Requirements and Design
  • Advanced Software Engineering
  • Formal Software Specification

Research Interests

  • Parallel Computing
  • Distributed Computing
  • Optical Computing
  • Fault Tolerance Computing
  • Computational Geometry
  • Computational Robotics
  • Client Server Design
  • Object Oriented Design
  • Web Technology
  • Middleware

Hare, Brian, M.S.
Associate Teaching Professor

Brian Hare, M.S.

Office: 450H R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-2362
E-mail

Degrees

  • M.S., Computer Science, 2004, University of Missouri - Kansas City
  • B.S., Computer Science, 2001, University of Missouri - Kansas City
  • M.S.W., Social Work, 1987, University of Houston, Texas
  • B.S., Family & Child Development, 1985, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

Courses Taught

  • Problem Solving & Programming I
  • Problem Solving & Programming II
  • Ethics & Professionalism
  • Engineering Computation
  • Computer Survival Applications

Research Interests

  • Programming
  • Data Structures
  • Software Engineering

Harn, Lein, Ph.D.
Professor

Lein Harn, Ph.D.

Office: 550K R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-2358
E-mail
Website

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, 1984, University of Minnesota
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, 1980, State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1977, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, China

Courses Taught

  • Discrete Structures II
  • Computer Security I: Cryptology
  • Computer Security II: Applications

Research Interests

  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Digital Filter Design
  • Digital Speech Processing
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Cryptosystem Design
  • Cryptosystem Design
  • Multidimensional Digital Signal Processing
  • Digital Communication Systems
  • System Performance Modeling
  • Computer Network Security
  • VLSI Circuit Design
  • Coding Technique

Kelly, Michael
Instructor

Michael Kelly

Office: 560A R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-1254
E-mail
Website

Degrees

  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1970, University of Missouri, Rolla, MO

Courses Taught

  • Electric Power Lab
  • Electromechanical Conversion I
  • Electromechanical Conversion II
  • Power Systems I
  • Engineering Mechanics & Thermodynamics
  • Auxiliary Electric System Design
  • Transmission System Planning & Impact Analysis
  • Power Electronics I
  • Power Electronics II
  • Power Quality
  • Lightning & Switching Surges in Power Systems

Research Interests

  • Power Engineering System Analysis
  • Power Electronics (Switching Theory)
  • Power Transmission & Distribution
  • Syncrophasors
  • FNet

Kirkpatrick, Kevin, M.S.
Associate Teaching Professor

Kevin Kirkpatrick, M.S.

Office: 570H R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-2349
E-mail

Degrees

  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, 1989, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1981, University of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, MO

Courses Taught

  • Microcomputer Architecture and Interfacing
  • Electromechanical Conversion I
  • Power Systems I
  • Automatice Control System Design
  • Reliability of Electric Power Systems
  • Instrumentation and Control
  • Systems Lab
  • Electrical Measurements II
  • Electric Power Distribution Systems
  • Automatic Control

Research Interests

  • Control of Electric Machines and Power Systems with Time Delays in Communication

Knopp, Jerome, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Jerome Knopp, Ph.D.

Office: 570K R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-1251
E-mail

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, 1976, University of Texas, Austin, TX
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, 1972, University of Texas, Austin, TX
  • BSEE, Electrical Engineering, 1970, University of Texas, Austin, TX

Courses Taught

  • Logic Design
  • Logic Design Lab
  • Circuit Theory
  • Electronic Circuits I
  • Electronic Circuit Lab I
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Control Systems
  • Circuit Theory II
  • Continuous & Discrete Signals
  • Problems in ECE
  • Sr. Design I & Sr. Design Lab I
  • Sr. Design II & Sr. Design Lab II
  • Automatic Control
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Adv. Design/Elec. Circuits

Research Interests

  • Optical Systems
  • Information Processing
  • Holography
  • High-Energy Laser Systems
  • Scalar Diffraction Theory
  • Dimensional Analysis & Modeling

Kuhail, Mohammad, Ph.D.
Assistant Teaching Professor

Mohammad Kuhail, Ph.D.

Office: 450K R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-2346
E-mail

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Computer Science, 2012, IT University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, DK
  • M.Sc., Software Engineering, 2006, University of York, York, UK
  • B.Sc., Computer Enginering, 2004, Islamic University of Gaza, Gaza, PS

Courses Taught

  • Practical Network Security
  • Object-Oriented Software Development

Research Interests

  • Custom Formula-Based Visualizations for Savvy Designers

Kumar, Vijay, Ph.D.
Professor

Vijay Kumar, Ph.D.

Office: 550J R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-2366
E-mail
Website

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Computer Science, 1983, Southampton University, Manchester, U.K.
  • M.S., Computer Science, 1975, Manchester University, Manchester, U.K.
  • M.S., Crystallography, 1969, Ranchi University, India
  • B.S., Physics (Honors), 1967, Ranchi University, India

Courses Taught

  • Architecture of Database Mgt. Systems
  • Intro. To Operating Systems
  • Distributed Database Systems
  • Intro. To Database Mgt. Systems
  • Mobile Computing
  • Intro. To Oracle DBMS

Research Interests

  • Concurrency Control and Recovery for Main Memory Databases
  • Data Structures for Main Memory Databases
  • Recovery and Security Algorithms for Distributed Database Systems
  • Concurrency Control for Object-Oriented Databases
  • Management of Transactions in Real-Time Databases
  • Scheduling in Real-Time Systems
  • Mobile Computing Databases
  • Mobile Database Security
  • Data Warehousing
  • Workflow
  • Web

Lee, Yugyung, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Yugyung Lee, Ph.D.

Office: 560D R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-5932
E-mail
Website

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Computer and Information Science, 1997, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ
  • B.S., Computer Science, 1990, Universtiy of Washington, Seattle, WA

Courses Taught

  • Programming Language: Design & Implementation
  • Knowledge Discovery & Mgt.
  • Advanced Software Engineering
  • Distributed Systems for Mobile Applications: Architecture Design & Information Mgt.
  • Software Engineering

Research Interests

  • High Performance Data Mining
  • Intelligent Agent
  • Artificial Life
  • Agent-Based Architecture
  • Web Mining
  • E-Commerce
  • Software Architecture
  • Massively Parallel AI
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Discourse Management

Medhi, Deep, Ph.D.
Curators' Professor

Deep Medhi, Ph.D.

Office: 550F R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-2006
E-mail
Website

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Computer Sciences, 1987, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
  • M.S., Computer Sciences, 1985, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
  • M.Sc., Mathematics, 1983, University of Delhi, India
  • B.Sc. (Hons), Mathematics, 1981, Cotton College, Gauhati University, Assam, India

Courses Taught

  • Discrete Structures I
  • Intro Network Mod and Intcon
  • Network Architecture II
  • Network Routing
  • Advanced Network Design

Research Interests

  • Network Survivability: Architecture & Design
  • IP Network Availability/Reliability/Survivability
  • Dynamic QoS Routing
  • Hidden Metric Routing protocol: authentication, key management
  • IP Telephony
  • Next Generation Internet Architecture
  • Broadband Wireless Access
  • Network Design, Optimization and Performance
  • Network Management
  • Medical Informatics

Mitchell, Ken, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Ken Mitchell, Ph.D.

Office: 570C R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-1227
E-mail
Website

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Computer Networking and Telecommunications, 1997, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
  • M.S., Computer Science, 1994, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
  • M.M., Music Performance, 1980, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • B.M., Music Performance, 1979, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, 1977-78, Vienna, Austria

Courses Taught

  • Discrete Structures
  • Applied Probability
  • Capacity Planning and Performing
  • Applied Stochastic Processes
  • Network Architecture
  • Network Design and Analysis
  • Network Routing

Research Interests

  • Teletraffic modeling and analysis of communications networks
  • Linear Algebra Queueing Theory
  • Congestion control and traffic management in ATM and PCS networks

Place, Jerry, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Associate Professor

Jerry Place, Ph.D.

Office: 570J R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-2359
E-mail

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Computer Science, 1984, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
  • M.S., Computer Science, 1978, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
  • MBA, Finance, 1974, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
  • BBA, Finance & Accounting, 1972, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Courses Taught

  • Mgt. Info Systems
  • Discrete Structures II
  • Num. Any. Symbolic Comput.
  • Foundations of Data Networking
  • Digital Cell Communication 
  • Optical Fiber Communication/Optical Networking

Research Interests

  • Communications Network Design and Analysis
  • Telecommunications Architecture and Networks
  • Simulation and Analytic Modeling
  • Real-Time Systems
  • Linear Algebraic Queuing Theory

Rao, Praveen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Praveen Rao, Ph.D.

Office: 550H R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-2705
E-mail
Website

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Computer Science, 2007, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  • M.S., Computer Science, 2001, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  • B.E., Computer Engineering, 1999, University of Pune, India

Courses Taught

  • Large Scale XML Data Mgt.
  • Adv. Operating Systems

Research Interests

  • Large-scale Data Management & Information Systems
  • Indexing, Query processing, Filtering
  • XML Data Processing
  • Data Management in Scientific Disciplines
  • NoSQL Systems
  • Cloud Computing
  • Health Informatics

Shen, Xiaojun, Ph.D.
Professor

Xiaojun Shen, Ph.D.

Office: 550C R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-2223
E-mail
Website

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Computer Science, 1989, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
  • M.S., Computer Science, 1982, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, China
  • B.S., Numerical Analysis Equivalent, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Courses Taught

  • Discrete Structures I
  • Discrete Structures II
  • Foundations of Data Networking
  • Design & Analysis of Algorithms

Research Interests

  • Computer algorithms
  • Parallel processing with focus on interconnection networks
  • Telecommunications and computer networking with focus on optical switching, optical routing, wavelength assignment problems, and packet scheduling

Sherwood, Jesse, Ph.D.
Assistant Teaching Professor

Jesse Sherwood, Ph.D.

Office: 570G R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-2202
E-mail

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, 2011, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, 1985, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO
  • M.B.A., 1988, Rockhurst College, Kansas City, MO
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1978, University of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, MO

Courses Taught

  • Microcomputer Architecture
  • Fields & Waves
  • Digital Logic Design
  • Engineering Analysis
  • Advanced Engineering Analysis
  • Embedded Systems

Research Interests

  • Biometrics
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Signal Processing
  • Robotics
  • Embedded Systems
  • Antennas

Sohraby, Khosrow, Ph.D.
Curators' Professor

Khosrow Sohraby, Ph.D.

Office: 560G R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-1232
E-mail

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, 1985, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • M.Eng., Electrical Engineering, 1981, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • B.Eng., Electrical Engineering, 1979, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Courses Taught

  • Applied Probability
  • Intro. To Telecommunications Network
  • Adv. Telecommunications Network
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Signals and Systems

Research Interests

  • Design and Analysis of High Speed Computer and Communications Networks
  • Traffic Management and Analysis
  • Modern Queueing Theory
  • Large-Scale Computations in Network Analysis
  • Multimedia Networks
  • Networking Aspects of Wireless and Mobile Communications

Song, Sejun, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Sejun Song, Ph.D.

Office: 550L R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-5661
E-mail

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering, 2001, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
  • M.S., Computer Science and Engineering, 1999, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
  • B.S., Computer Science, 1993, Pusan National University, Busan, South Korea

Courses Taught

  • Introductory Networking and Applications
  • Introduction To Operating Systems
  • Practical Network Security

Research Interests

  • Software Defined Networks, Cloud Computing, and Data Center Networks
  • Network Systems Security and Fault-Tolerance Management
  • Embedded Real-Time Systems and Controller Area Networks
  • Mobile Operating Systems and Mobile Cloud Computing
  • Wireless/Sensor Networks
  • Software Systems Quality Assurance

Van de Liefvoort, Appie, Ph.D.
Professor

Appie Van de Liefvoort, Ph.D.

Office: 570B R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-2335
E-mail
Website

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Computer Science, 1982, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • M.S., Computer Science, 1979, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 'Doctorandus' Mathematics, 1977, Katholieke Universiteit, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • 'Kandidaats' Mathematics, 1972, Katholieke Universiteit, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Courses Taught

  • Discrete Structures
  • Queueing Theory
  • Applied Probability
  • Advanced Queueing Theory
  • Problems in ECE
  • Applied Stochastic Model
  • Data Structures Algorithms
  • Design and Analysis Algorithms

Research Interests

  • Queuing theory and performance modeling of computer and communication networks, specializing in linear algebraic queuing theory, the matrix-exponential distribution, and correlated matrix-exponential sequences. These allow for performance models where the exponential and independence assumptions can not be made, yet preserves the ease of modeling with Markovian models, Algorithms and Data Structures and the Complexity of their operations, Recreational Algorithms

Yi, Yang (Cindy), Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Yang Yi, Ph.D.

Office: 560E R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-2346
E-mail
Website

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2009, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA.
  • M.S., Electronic Engineering, 2005, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China.
  • B.S., Electronic Engineering, 2003, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China.

Courses Taught

  • Analog Integrated Circuit Design

Research Interests

  • Very Large Scale Integrated (VLSI) Circuits and Systems, and Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Low-Power/Energy-Efficient Circuit Design
  • Advanced CMOS Device Construction and Process Integration
  • Parasitic Extraction, Interconnect Modeling and Simulation
  • Variational Circuit Modeling, Statistical Static Timing Analysis
  • Modeling and Analysis of Power Delivery Network (PDN)
  • Large Scale Circuit Simulation on Emerging Parallel Computing Platforms

Zheng, Yongjie, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Yongjie Zheng, Ph.D.

Office: 560B R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-6218
E-mail
Website

Degrees

  • Ph.D. Information and Computer Sciences, 2012, University of California, Irvine
  • M.Phil. Department of Computing, 2005, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • B.Eng. Computer Science and Technology, 2000, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Courses Taught

  • Software Architecture and Design

Research Interests

  • Software engineering, software architecture and design, architecture-centric development.

Faculty with Joint Appointment

Rydberg-Cox, Jeff, Ph.D.
Department of English/College of Arts and Sciences
Professor
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Adjunct Faculty

Allyn, William
Adjunct Instructor
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Bleha, Saleh
Adjunct Professor
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Cote, Marian
Adjunct Instructor
E-mail

Cotter, Robert
Adjunct Instructor
E-mail

Doutt, Gerald
Adjunct Instructor
E-mail

Granville, Fred
Adjunct Instructor
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Henderson, Richard
Adjunct Instructor
E-mail

Jafari, Reza
Adjunct Instructor
E-mail

Morris, Rachel
Adjunct Instructor
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Qaddour, Jihad
Adjunct Instructor
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Sankar, Soundrapandian
Adjunct Professor
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Siddiki, Mahbube
Adjunct Instructor
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Emeritus Faculty

Hetherington, Richard
Professor Emeritus
Founding Director of Computer Science Telecommunications Program
E-mail

Skitek, David
Assistant Professor Emeritus

Honorary Faculty

Gao, Wen, Ph.D.
Deputy President and Professor
Honorary Professor

Staff

Dilks, Deborah
Project Manager
Student Adviser for Undergraduate ECE Program

Deborah Dilks

Office: 555 R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-1259
E-mail

Griffith, Sharon
Administrative Assistant

Sharon Griffith

Office: 553 R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-1195
E-mail

Lorenz, Nan
Research Associate

Nancy Lorenz

Office: 556 R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-1512
E-mail

Muhammad, Coretta Carter
Student Services Coordinator
Student Adviser for all departments (Ph.D., MSEE, MSCS, BSCS, BACS, and BIT)

Deborah Dilks

Office: 554 R. H. Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-2699
E-mail