Department Faculty Sinopoli<img alt="Bruno Sinopoli" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Bruno%20Sinopoli.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Department Chair & ProfessorBruno Sinopoli - Electrical & Systems Engineering - Designs safe and secure networked embedded control systems<p>PhD, MS, electrical engineering, University of California, Berkeley<br/>BS, electrical engineering, Università di Padova in Padua, Italy</p><p>Department Chair and Das Family Distinguished Professor <br/></p><h3>Expertise<br/></h3><p><g class="gr_ gr_15 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" id="15" data-gr-id="15">Cyberphysical</g> systems, analysis <g class="gr_ gr_24 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Punctuation only-ins replaceWithoutSep" id="24" data-gr-id="24">and</g> design of networked embedded control systems, with applications to sensor actuators networks<br/></p><h3>Research<br/></h3><div>Sinopoli's research focuses on robust and resilient design of cyber-physical systems, networked and distributed control systems, distributed interference in networks, smart infrastructures, wireless sensor and actuator networks, cloud computing, adaptive video streaming applications and energy systems.</div><h3>Biography<br/></h3><p>Sinopoli comes to Washington University from Carnegie Mellon University, where he was a professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and co-director of the Smart Infrastructure Institute. He also had appointments in the Robotics Institute and in Mechanical Engineering. <br/></p><p>In 2010, he received the George Tallman Ladd Research Award from the Carnegie Institute of Technology at Carnegie Mellon, as well as an NSF CAREER Award, which is awarded to junior faculty who model the role of teacher-scholar through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research.<br/></p><p>He joined the faculty at Carnegie Mellon as an assistant professor in 2007. Previously, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University.<br/></p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/shield_red.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​<span><a href="tel://3149355565">314-935-5565</a><br/></span><a href=""></a><br/>Green Hall, Room 1100A<br/></p> Arthur<img alt="Martin Arthur" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Arthur_Martin.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />ProfessorMartin Arthur - Electrical & Systems Engineering - ​Collaborates with cardiologists at the School of Medicine to identify repeat heart attack risk<div>​​​​​PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1968</div><div>MS, Rice University, 1964</div><div>BS, Rice University, 1963<br/></div><div>BA, Rice University 1962</div><p>​Newton R. & Sarah Louisa Glasgow Wilson Professor of Engineering</p><h3>Research</h3><p>Studies carried out by Professor Arthur in collaboration with cardiologists at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine are aimed at identifying adults who have had a heart attack and are at increased risk of having a subsequent attack. Even when these patients' hearts are beating normally, there are changes in their electrocardiograms that indicate they are at increased risk of developing a new life-threatening arrhythmia. Professor Arthur and his colleagues have identified subtle changes that occur in the spatial distribution, spectral characteristics, as well as in the waveforms of the electrocardiograms from patients at risk. Risk of arrhythmia occurrence is determined from the analysis of torso shape and from the nature and distribution of body-surface electrocardiograms. </p><p>​In another series of studies, one aimed at improving ultrasonic techniques for the detection and staging of cancer, Professor Arthur has devised synthetic-focus algorithms for medical ultrasonic imaging. He is now working on methods to estimate temperature noninvasive during hyperthermia treatment for cancer with diagnostic ultrasound.​​<br/></p><h3>​Biography</h3><p>Following postdoctoral work from 1969 to 1970, Professor Arthur joined the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis. <br/><br/>Professor Arthur is a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. He was a member of the Committee on the Safe Use of Electricity in Health Care Facilities of the National Fire Protection Association, which writes the National Electric Code for hospitals. He has presented short-course tutorials on the safe use of electricity in hospitals. He was a member of the Editorial Committee of the Annual Reviews of Biophysics and Bioengineering and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Clinical Engineering.<br/></p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Arthur_research.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p><a href="tel://3149356167">314-935-6167</a><br/> <a href=""></a><br/>Green Hall, Room 2101D<br/></p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read 086487fe-38ac-476e-91fa-9cd2dce806f9" id="div_086487fe-38ac-476e-91fa-9cd2dce806f9" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_086487fe-38ac-476e-91fa-9cd2dce806f9" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div><ul style="margin-top: -10px;"><li> <a href="/news/Pages/New-master%E2%80%99s-degrees-focus-on-biomedical-engineering-data-analytics.aspx">New master’s degrees focus on biomedical engineering, data analytics</a><br/></li></ul> Brown<img alt="" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Randall%20Brown_jpg.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />LecturerRandall Brown - Electrical & Systems Engineering - <p>​<span style="font-size: 14.4px; text-align: center;">PhD, Washington University in St. Louis.</span><br style="font-size: 14.4px; text-align: center;"/><span style="font-size: 14.4px; text-align: center;">MS, University of Illinois in Urbana</span><br style="font-size: 14.4px; text-align: center;"/><span style="font-size: 14.4px; text-align: center;">BS , </span><span style="font-size: 14.4px; text-align: center;"></span><span style="font-size: 14.4px; text-align: center;">University of Illinois in Urbana</span><br/></p><p>​Lecturer<br/></p><p>​Randall Brown was Physics Department Head at Luther College, a research physicist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and a Research Professor in the field of bioinformatics in the Center for Genome Sciences at Washington University.<br/></p><p><a href="tel://3149354791">(314) 935-4791</a><br/><a href=""></a><br/>Green Hall, Room 2153</p> Carter<img alt="" height="312" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Dedric%20Carter.jpg?RenditionID=6" width="307" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Professor of PracticeDedric Carter - Electrical & Systems Engineering - <p>​<span style="font-size: 14.4px; text-align: center;">PhD, Nova Southeastern University</span><br style="font-size: 14.4px; text-align: center;"/><span style="font-size: 14.4px; text-align: center;">MBA, MIT Sloan School of Management</span><br style="font-size: 14.4px; text-align: center;"/><span style="font-size: 14.4px; text-align: center;">MS and BS, MIT</span><br/></p><p>Vice Chancellor for Operations and Technology Transfer</p><p>Professor of Practice<br/></p><p></p><p>Dedric A. Carter, PhD, MBA serves as vice chancellor for operations and technology transfer and professor of engineering practice at Washington University in St. Louis. In this role, Carter serves as the senior executive officer for many key operations functions including dining and food services, campus card services, Whittemore House, parking and transportation, summer programs and conferences, procurement and resource management, and environmental health and safety. Carter is additionally responsible for the Office of Technology Management. Carter teaches courses in systems applications to technical, business, and policy issues with an emphasis on the entrepreneurial process and new venture creation.<br/></p><p>Prior to his present role as vice chancellor, Carter was associate provost and associate vice chancellor for innovation and entrepreneurship at Washington University in St. Louis. In this role, Carter served as the senior executive officer for innovation and entrepreneurship has oversight for the Office of Technology Management, the Center for Research Innovation, and the Skandalaris Center for Entrepreneurial Studies in addition to responsibility for the campus interactions and programming with the Cortex innovation district.<br/></p><p>Having started a venture-backed company, Carter enjoys working with students, researchers, and entrepreneurs on ideation and new venture creation. Prior to joining WUSTL in 2013, he served as the Senior Advisor for Strategic Initiatives in the Office of the Director at the US National Science Foundation in addition to serving as the executive secretary to the US National Science Board executive committee in Arlington, VA. Carter launched and oversaw the NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program to impact the speed of basic research commercialization. He has been an Assistant Dean of Engineering at MIT and a senior principal consultant in IT strategy and management. Carter serves as the Ambassador at Large for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the McDonnell International Scholars Academy at Washington University in addition to chairing the International Travel Oversight Committee for the University.<br/></p><p>Dedric has an undergraduate and graduate degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT, an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management, and a PhD in Information Systems from Nova Southeastern University. Additionally, he studied as a senior executive fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He is a board member of the Midwest Research Universities Network, the Academy of Applied Sciences, Venture Café, Academy of Sciences St. Louis, MIT School of Engineering Dean's Advisory Board. Carter serves as a board observer for the Cortex Innovation Community and is a member of the competitions committee for ArchGrants. Carter is a former trustee of MIT and the UVA School of Engineering and Applied Sciences where he served as vice-chair of the Academics Board. He is a member of the Committee on the Carnegie Mellon University experience, which was established as an advisory group to the CMU president.<br/></p><p>Dedric and his wife Ebony B. Carter, a physician and assistant professor of maternal fetal medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Washington University, live on campus at Washington University and have three daughters. He is currently a Faculty Fellow of Wayman Crow Residential College in the Washington University South 40.<br/></p><p>​<a href="tel://3149353591">(314) 935-3591</a><br/><a href=""></a><br/><span>North Brookings Hall, Suite 126</span><br/></p> Chakrabartty<img alt="" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Chakrabartty_Shantanu.jpg?RenditionID=6" width="293" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />​​ProfessorShantanu Chakrabartty - Electrical & Systems Engineering - ​Explores frontiers in unconventional analog computing technique​​​PhD, Johns Hopkins University, 2004<br/>MS, Johns Hopkins University, 2002<br/>BTech, Indian Institute of Technology, 1996 <p></p><p>​​Professor</p><h3>Research<br/></h3><p style="line-height: 25px;"></p><p style="line-height: 25px;">Shantanu Chakrabartty's research explores new frontiers in unconventional analog computing techniques using silicon and hybrid substrates. His objective is to approach fundamental limits of energy efficiency, sensing and resolution by exploiting computational and adaptation primitives inherent in the physics of devices, sensors and the underlying noise processes. Professor Chakrabartty is using these novel techniques to design self-powered computing devices, analog processors and instrumentation with applications in biomedical and structural engineering. One such example is the self-powered Piezo-floating-gate (PFG) structural health monitoring technology which is currently being commercialized.​</p><h3>​Biography</h3><p style="line-height: 25px;">Professor Chakrabartty joined the Washington University in St. Louis faculty from Michigan State University, where he served as Professor and Director of the Adaptive Integrated Microsystems Laboratory. He received his B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, India before receiving his MS and PhD from Johns Hopkins University in 2002 and 2004.</p><p style="line-height: 25px;">Professor Chakrabartty is an alumnus of the US National Academy Frontiers of Engineering and has received numerous awards including the National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2010), MSU Teacher-Scholar Award (2011), and the MSU Innovation of the Year Award (2012).</p><p> </p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Shantanu%20Chakrabartty%20microphone2.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p><a href="tel://3149354583">​314-935-4583​</a><br/><a href=""></a><br/>Green Hall, Room 2120D​<br/></p><a href="">play video</a> ​​<div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read 5ab46d94-65cc-44db-b647-772f4e46ee3e" id="div_5ab46d94-65cc-44db-b647-772f4e46ee3e" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_5ab46d94-65cc-44db-b647-772f4e46ee3e" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div><ul style="margin-top: -10px;"><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Building-smarter-safer-infrastructure.aspx">Building smarter, safer infrastructure</a></li></ul> Ching<img alt="ShiNung Ching" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Ching_ShiNung.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Assistant ProfessorShiNung Ching - Electrical & Systems Engineering - ​Lead author of a textbook, Quasilinear Control<div>​​PhD, University of Michigan, 2009</div><div>MASc, University of Toronto, 2005</div><div>BEng, McGill University, 2003</div><p>  <a href=""><img src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/gscholar.png" alt="" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> Google Scholar</a></p><p>Assistant Professor</p><h3>Research</h3><p>In his research, ShiNung Ching has made contributions to systems and control engineering, as well as basic neuroscience and clinical engineering. He has most recently used control and dynamical systems theory to offer new insights into the mechanisms of general anesthesia and to develop new methods for closed loop control of pharmacological coma states.  <br/> <br/>Professor Ching’s research lies at the interface between systems and control engineering and neural medicine.  His research projects will be interdisciplinary, focusing on questions in systems theory as well as basic science and clinical applications. He is particularly interested in the use of control theory and dynamical systems to elucidate brain network dynamics, mechanisms of neuroactive drugs and closed-loop methods for drug delivery and clinical management of pathological physiologic states.​</p><h3>Biography</h3><p>​Professor Ching was previously a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard Medical School-Massachusetts General Hospital and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before he joined the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis in May 2013.</p><p>In addition to authoring articles in both engineering and basic science journals, Professor Ching is the lead author of the textbook <em>Quasilinear Control </em>(Cambridge University Press, 2011). In 2012, Professor Ching was awarded a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award at the Scientific Interface. This award is granted to early career researchers with backgrounds in engineering and the applied sciences, who are using methodologies from these fields to pursue research questions of biological and medical relevance.</p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Ching_research.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​<a href="tel://3149356508">314-935-6508</a><br/><a href=""></a><br/>Green Hall, Room 1120C</p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read 04df4f4b-6d92-4589-88d6-ad1b8e7be207" id="div_04df4f4b-6d92-4589-88d6-ad1b8e7be207" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_04df4f4b-6d92-4589-88d6-ad1b8e7be207" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div><ul style="margin-top: -10px;"><li> <a href="/news/Pages/ShiNung-Ching-NSF-CAREER-Award.aspx">How is the brain controlled? 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Previously he was a design engineer for a St. Louis company. Upon finishing his graduate studies, he was a Professor of Pre-Engineering at East Central College in Union, Missouri for eight years. Most recently, Jim was a Professor of Computer Science and Chair of the Division of Computing at McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois for fifteen years. Jim is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Missouri. He joins Washington University--St Louis as a lecturer in August 2016.</div><h3>Areas of Interests</h3><div>Jim has a strong interest in renewable energy, including electrical and heating systems. His previous teaching experience in computing has led to an interest in various open source software and hardware projects while his past electrical engineering experience focused on control theory.<br/></div><p>​<a href="tel://3149359106">(314) 935-9106</a><br/><a href=""></a><br/><span>Urbauer Hall, Room 211D</span><br/></p> Feinstein<img alt="Zachary Feinstein" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Feinstein_Zachary.JPG?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Assistant ProfessorZachary Feinstein - Electrical & Systems Engineering - ​Researches the applications of set-optimization to financial risk measurement<div>​​​​​​​​PhD, Princeton University, 2014</div><div>MS, Princeton University, 2011</div><div>BS, Washington University in St. Louis, 2009​</div> <br/> <a href=""><img src="/newsletter/PublishingImages/twitter_icon.png" alt="twitter" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> ​@FictionomicsWU</a>​<br/> <p><a href=""><img src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/gscholar.png" alt="" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> Google Scholar</a></p><p>​Assistant Professor</p><h3>Expertise<br/></h3><p></p><p><span lang="en-US"></span></p><div>Systemic risk, financial networks and contagion, set optimization</div><p></p><h3>Research<br/></h3><p>Zachary Feinstein works in the broad fields of operations research and financial engineering. His research focus has been on the applications of set-optimization to financial risk measurement, with projects studying and defining dynamic risk measures in markets with transaction costs and measures of systemic risk.​<br/></p><h3>Biography</h3><p>Professor Feinstein joined the Preston M. Green Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis in 2014. While earning a doctorate at Princeton University, Feinstein supervised the senior thesis-writing group and assisted in teaching several courses. Previously, he conducted research at Hunan University in China and was an intern at Millennium Partners LP and Lehman Brothers Inc., both in New York City.</p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Feinstein_MovingAverage.GIF?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p><a href="tel://%E2%80%8B%E2%80%8B3149357536">314-935-7536</a><br/><a href=""></a><br/>Green Hall, Room 2160B</p><a href="">play video</a><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read deca2752-e338-48e7-aa70-b80bca4b52bf" id="div_deca2752-e338-48e7-aa70-b80bca4b52bf" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_deca2752-e338-48e7-aa70-b80bca4b52bf" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div><ul unselectable="on" style="margin-top: -10px;"><li unselectable="on"> <a href="/news/Pages/The-economics-of-Star-Wars-How-the-Empire-collapses.aspx" unselectable="on">The economics of Star Wars: How the Empire collapses​</a><br unselectable="on"/></li><li unselectable="on"> <a href="/news/Pages/The-wizardry-of-Harry-Potters-bank.aspx" unselectable="on">The wizardry of Harry Potter’s bank </a>​<br unselectable="on"/></li></ul></div> Hasting<img alt="" src="" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Senior LecturerMartha Hasting - Electrical & Systems Engineering - <p>​PhD, Saint Louis University, 1989<br/>MS, Saint Louis University, 1984<br/>BSE, Northeast Missouri State University, 1981<br/>BS, Northeast Missouri State University, 1981<br/></p><p>​Senior Lecturer<br/></p><div><h3>Expertise</h3><p>Mathematics education<br/></p></div><h3>Biography<br/></h3><div>Martha Hasting has been teaching in the Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis since 2006. Prior to this, she taught in the Department of Mathematics at Wash U, at Webster University, and at Lindenwood College.<p></p><p>While at Wash U, Hasting received the Guido Weiss Teaching Award (from the Department of Mathematics) and the ESE Department Chair Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching. She was recognized by EnCouncil (the Engineering School’s Student Council) as Professor of the Year in 2008, and has been repeatedly recognized by the Women’s Panhellenic Association as an Outstanding Faculty Member. In 2015, Martha Hasting received the Dean's Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching (given by the School of Engineering and Applied Science).</p><p>Presentations have included “Teaching: Principles and Tips,” “Spring Motion,” and “The Monty Hall Problem.”<br/></p></div><p>​<a href="tel://3149357240">314-935-7240</a><br/><a href=""></a><br/><span>Urbauer Hall, Room 211A</span><br/></p> Hoven<img alt="" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Ranhall%20Hoven.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />LecturerRandall Hoven - Electrical & Systems Engineering - <p>​<span style="font-size: 14.4px; text-align: center;">MS , Washington University, 1985</span><br style="font-size: 14.4px; text-align: center;"/><span style="font-size: 14.4px; text-align: center;">MS, Johns Hopkins University, 1982</span><br style="font-size: 14.4px; text-align: center;"/><span style="font-size: 14.4px; text-align: center;">BS, Washington University, 1979</span><br/></p><p>​Lecturer<br/></p><p>Randall Hoven is a retired Boeing Technical Fellow who also worked a short time at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab. In 2006 he started teaching part-time at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, and in 2012 he started teaching at Washington University, becoming a full-time Lecturer in 2014.</p><p>At Boeing he invented a patented method to increase the accuracy of GPS, for which he won a Boeing Special Invention Award. His primary accomplishments were in sensor/data fusion, including multiple-sensor, multiple-target tracking and integrated inertial-GPS navigation. As engineer, technical lead and/or manager, his programs included F/A-18, Small Diameter Bomb, Joint Direct Attack Munitions and multiple advanced design and R&D projects.</p><p>Mr. Hoven has taught undergraduate courses in both the mechanical and electrical/systems engineering departments at SIU-Edwardsville and Washington University. Courses taught: Dynamics, Dynamical Systems Modeling, Vibrations, Control Systems, Engineering Mathematics, Signals and Systems, and Random Processes and Kalman Filtering.<br/></p><p>​<a href="tel://3149354109">(314) 935-4109</a><br/><a href=""><br/></a><span>Urbauer Hall, Room 211C</span><br/></p> Huang<img alt="Su Huang" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Huang_Su.JPG?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Research Assistant ProfessorSu Huang - Electrical & Systems Engineering - ​Novel materials for next-gen IT and energy applications<p>​PhD, University of Washington, 2012<br/>MS, Nanjing University, 2005<br/>BS, Nanjing University, 2002<br/></p> <a href="" style="background-color: #ffffff; font-size: 14.4px;"> <img src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/gscholar.png" alt="" style="margin: 0px 5px;"/> Google Scholar</a><p>​Research Assistant Professor<br/></p><p>​Dr. Su Huang's research focuses on the synthesis and characterization of solution-processible functional materials as well as their applications in high-speed optical communication, non-invasive electric field sensing, functional photonic structures and renewable energy. In the past 15 years, he has published 3 US patents, 1 international patent, 39 peer reviewed journal publications and received over 1600 citations. He has an h-index of 21.</p><p>Currently Dr. Huang is developing halide perovskite based ferroelectric materials for sensor applications on whispering-gallery type resonator platform. Prior to joining the research faculty at Washington University in St. Louis, he was a postdoctoral research associate at the Yale University in the Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering.<br/></p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/shield_red.jpg?RenditionID=13" width="375" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p><a href="tel://3149355157">314-935-5157</a><br/><a href=""></a><br/></p> Kamilov<img alt="" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Kamilov,%20Ulugbek.JPG?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Assistant ProfessorUlugbek Kamilov - Computer Science & Engineering - Studies ​advanced algorithms and mathematical tools for biomedical and industrial imagingPhD, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne<br/>MSc, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne<br/>BSc, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne<br/><br/> <p> <a href=""> <img src="/newsletter/PublishingImages/twitter_icon.png" alt="twitter" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> @ukmlv</a></p><p>  <a href=""><img src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/gscholar.png" alt="Google Scholar" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> Google Scholar</a><br/></p><p>​Assistant Professor<br/></p><h3>​Research</h3><p>Professor Kamilov’s main research area is computational imaging. He develops advanced algorithms for various imaging applications including optical microscopy and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), radar, and autonomous driving. He has a strong interest in image reconstruction, compressive imaging, convex and nonconvex optimization, machine learning, and statistical inference.<br/></p><h3>Biography<br/></h3><div></div><div><p></p><p>Professor Kamilov obtained his M.Sc. in Communication Systems and PhD in Electrical Engineering, in 2011 and 2015, respectively, from the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. He was an exchange student at Carnegie Mellon University in 2007, a visiting student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2010, and a visiting student researcher at Stanford University in 2013. Professor Kamilov joined Washington University in St. Louis from Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, where was a research scientist in computational sensing.</p><p>Prof. Kamilov is recipient of the IEEE Signal Processing Society’s 2017 Best Paper Award (with V. K. Goyal and S. Rangan). His work on Learning Tomography (LT) was featured in Nature “News and Views” in 2015. His PhD thesis was selected as a finalist for the EPFL Doctorate Award in 2016.<br/></p></div><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/shield_red.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p><a href="tel://%E2%80%8B3149352601">​314-935-2601</a><br/><a href=""></a><br/>Jolley Hall, Room 532<br/></p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read 9f77b38b-e2b4-454c-bf07-dfdaa48e849f" id="div_9f77b38b-e2b4-454c-bf07-dfdaa48e849f" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_9f77b38b-e2b4-454c-bf07-dfdaa48e849f" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div><ul style="margin-top: -10px;"><li><a href="/news/Pages/WashU-engineer-wins-IEEE-Signal-Processing-Society-2017-Best-Paper-Award.aspx">WashU engineer wins IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award</a></li></ul> Kurenok<img alt="" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Vladimir%20Kurenok.jpg?RenditionID=6" width="293" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />LecturerVladimir Kurenok - Electrical & Systems Engineering - <p>​<span style="font-size: 14.4px; text-align: center;">PhD, Belarus State University</span><br style="font-size: 14.4px; text-align: center;"/><span style="font-size: 14.4px; text-align: center;">MS/BS, Friedrich Schiller University</span><br/></p><p>​Lecturer<br/></p><h3>Expertise<br/></h3><p>Probability & Stochastic Processes, Stochastic Ordinary & Partial Differential Equations, Financial Mathematics<br/></p><h3>Biography</h3><div>Vladimir Kurenok worked in the department of mathematical methods of control theory at Belarus State University as an assistant professor and then an associate professor. Since 2003 he was employed as an assistant professor and since 2009 as an associate professor in mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. In September 2011 he joined the ESE department of the Washington University in St. Louis as a lecturer.<br/></div><h3>Research</h3><div>Kurenok’s research interests have been primarily in the area of stochastic processes and stochastic differential equations with some applications to financial mathematics. In particular, he had been studied the existence, uniqueness, and properties of so-called weak solutions of stochastic differential equations driven by Brownian motion and other Levy processes, including the case of symmetric stable processes. Among some important contributions to the theory of stochastic differential equations with respect to purely discontinuous processes are the integral estimates of Krylov’s type for the corresponding solutions.<br/></div><p>​<a href="tel://3149357145">(314) 935-7145</a><br/><a href=""></a><br/><span>Green Hall, Room 1156A</span><br/></p> Lew<img alt="" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Lew_Matthew_5620.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Assistant ProfessorMatthew Lew - Electrical & Systems Engineering - Builds new nanoscale imaging technologies<div>​​​​PhD, Stanford University, 2015</div><div>MS, Stanford University, 2010</div><div>BS, California Institute of Technology, 2008</div><div> <br/> </div><p>  <a href=""><img src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/gscholar.png" alt="" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> Google Scholar</a><br/> </p><p>  <a href=""> ORCID</a></p><p>​Assistant Professor<br/></p><h3>Research<br/></h3><p>Professor Lew and his students build advanced imaging systems to study biological and chemical systems at the nanoscale, leveraging innovations in applied optics, signal and image processing, design optimization, and physical chemistry. Their advanced nanoscopes (microscopes with nanometer resolution) visualize the activity of individual molecular machines inside and outside living cells. Examples of new technologies developed in the Lew Lab include 1) using tiny fluorescent molecules as sensors that can detect amyloid proteins, 2) designing new "lenses" to create imaging systems that can visualize how molecules move and tumble, and 3) new imaging software that minimizes artifacts in super-resolution images.<br/></p><h3>Biography</h3><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Matthew Lew joined the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis in July 2015. Before arriving in St. Louis, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the de la Zerda Group in Structural Biology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He earned his PhD in Electrical Engineering working in the laboratory of W. E. Moerner, a WashU alumnus and co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014 for "the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy."</p><p>Professor Lew is a recipient of a 2017 NSF CAREER Award for his project entitled "CAREER: Nanoscale sensing and imaging suing computational single-molecule nanoscopy." In 2016, Professor Lew was given the Hiruma/Wagner Award at the 16th Conference of Peace through Mind/Brain Science. He has also received a Second Place Poster Award at the Gordon Research Conference "Single-Molecule Approaches to Biology" and a PicoQuant Young Investigator Award at SPIE Photonics West. At Stanford, he was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, a 3Com Corporation Stanford Graduate Fellow, and a Tau Beta Pi Fellow.</p><p>Professor Lew is a member the Optical Society, the American Chemical Society, Tau Beta Pi, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was co-president of the Stanford Optical Society, a student chapter of OSA and SPIE, in 2013-14 and chair of the Stanford University Photonics Retreat in 2013.<br/></p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/ChemBioChem_cover_v1%20with%20noise.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p><a href="tel://3149356790">314-935-6790</a><br/><a href=""></a><br/>Green Hall, Room 2160D </p><a href="">play video</a><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read 7cbcc13d-a3af-45aa-87f5-7eee40350a91" id="div_7cbcc13d-a3af-45aa-87f5-7eee40350a91" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_7cbcc13d-a3af-45aa-87f5-7eee40350a91" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div><ul style="margin-top: -10px;"><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Matt-Lew-NSF-CAREER-Award.aspx">Zooming in on the smallest machines inside a cell</a><br/></li></ul> Li<img alt="Jr-Shin Li" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Li_Jr-Shin.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />ProfessorJr-Shin Li - Electrical & Systems Engineering - ​National Science Foundation CAREER award recipient, Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Award recipient<div>​​​PhD, Harvard University, 2006</div><div>SM, Harvard University, 2004</div><div>MS, National Taiwan University, 1998</div><div>BS, National Taiwan University, 1996</div><p>  <a href=""><img src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/gscholar.png" alt="" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> Google Scholar</a></p><p>Professor</p><h3>Research</h3><p>Jr-Shin Li’s research lies in the areas of control, dynamical systems, optimization, and learning. In particular, he is interested in studying complex large-scale systems arising from emerging applications in physics, biology, neuroscience, medicine, public health, and complex networks. His research program is transdisciplinary, with the emphasis on fundamentals of systems science and mathematics, which offers ample research opportunities at the forefront of the field and its interdisciplinary applications.<br/></p><h3>​Biography</h3><p>Jr-Shin Li joined the faculty of Washington University in St. Louis right after receiving his PhD degree in Applied Mathematics at Harvard University in 2006.  He is now Professor of Systems Science and Mathematics in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering. He also holds a joint appointment in the <a href="">Computational and Systems Biology</a> and <a href="">Computational and Molecular Biophysics</a> programs in the Division of Biology & Biomedical Sciences (DBBS). He is Associate Editor of the SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization (<a href="">SICON</a>) and Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology (TCST). He has been a recipient of the NSF Career Award (2008) and the <a href="">AFOSR</a> Young Investigator Award (2010).<br/></p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Li_research.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​<a href="tel://3149357340">314-935-7340</a><br/><a href=""></a><br/>Green Hall, Room 1120B</p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read 3001ba29-580f-479e-8e7c-e19b548ac2fc" id="div_3001ba29-580f-479e-8e7c-e19b548ac2fc" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_3001ba29-580f-479e-8e7c-e19b548ac2fc" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div><ul style="margin-top: -10px;"><li> <a href="/news/Pages/WashU-engineers-to-work-on-national-BRAIN-Initiative.aspx">WashU engineers to work on national BRAIN Initiative</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Study-sheds-light-on-patterns-behind-brain-heart-systems-circadian-rhythm.aspx">Study sheds light on patterns behind brain, heart systems, circadian rhythms</a></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/WashU-working-to-improve-technology-to-treat-Parkinsons-other-disorders.aspx">WashU engineers working to improve technology to treat Parkinson’s, other disorders</a></li></ul> Mell<img alt="" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Dennis%20Mell.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Professor of PracticeDennis Mell - Electrical & Systems Engineering - <p>​MS, University of Missouri-Rolla, 1989<br/>BS, University of Missouri-Rolla, 1988<br/></p><p>​Professor of Practice<br/></p><h3>Expertise<br/></h3><p>Industrial automation, robotics and mechatronics, product design and development with design-for-manufacturability emphasis, prototyping, manufacturing <br/></p><h3>Biography</h3><p>In 2010, Dennis Mell joined the faculty in the Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis as an adjunct professor. In 2012, he joined the faculty full-time, as a Professor of Practice. Additionally, Mell serves as the Director of the Undergraduate Engineering Discovery Competition. This program promotes and encourages upcoming engineers to discover the exciting area of entrepreneurship. <br/></p><p>Mell spent his entire pre-academic career of 25+ years as a serial entrepreneur and business owner, focused in the manufacturing sector. For several years, he served as co-founder and CEO of a company focused on building custom automation equipment for various industries. Mell’s particular focus was on deemphasizing “over-the-wall engineering” and emphasizing the utilization of cross-disciplinary design awareness as well as techniques such as DFM (Design for Manufacturability), DFA (Design for Assembly), and DFT (Design for Testability). Professor Mell’s hands-on manufacturing knowledge base includes robotics and automation, castings and foundry processes, injection mold technologies, and mechatronics.</p><p>From 2002 to 2010, Mell was founder and CEO of a start-up custom automation company, producing innovative custom automated manufacturing equipment with a robotic emphasis. The company’s capabilities included in-house production of all of its own mechanical, electrical, and programming content for each custom project. Mell was solely responsible for all aspects of engineering and production of various custom automation projects, with applications ranging a broad spectrum of industries (from automotive to medical) and with system designs spanning from “smart” packaging applications to fully-autonomous robotic assembly cells. These unique systems included utilization and innovative implementation of off-the-shelf robots, custom-built 1-to-3 axis servo systems, vision systems (robot positioning, part inspection, and identification), state-of-the-art sensing technologies (laser, capacitive, inductive, ultrasonic, etc.), and a custom-developed and highly intuitive human interface system.</p><h3>Research</h3><p>Mell’s research interests include advanced sensing technologies, robotic on-the-fly object identification with tactile and vision sensing techniques, and six degree of freedom robotic bin picking. <br/></p><p>He is particularly interested in cross-disciplinary applications of robotics and automation systems in start-up and small entrepreneurial ventures.<br/></p><p>​<a href="tel://3149354876">(314) 935-4876</a><br/><a href=""></a><br/><span>Green Hall, Room 1156A</span><br/></p> Mukai<img alt="Hiro Mukai" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Mukai_Hiro.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />ProfessorHiro Mukai - Electrical & Systems Engineering - ​Researches the development of new computational methods<div>​PhD, University of California-Berkeley, 1974</div><div>MS, University of California-Berkeley, 1971</div><div>BE, Waseda University, 1969</div><p>​Professor<br/></p><h3>Expertise<br/></h3><p>Optimization, control systems design, game theory, electrical power networks<br/></p><h3>Research<br/></h3><p>Professor Mukai's research activities involve development of new computational methods for both unconstrained and constrained optimization. He also develops methods for monitoring and controlling engineering systems such as electrical power networks. His recent interests focus on computation methods for differential games and dynamic estimation.​</p><h3>Biography</h3><p>After brief service as a post-doctoral engineer at the University of California-Berkeley, Professor Mukai joined Washington University in St. Louis as an assistant professor in 1975. In 1982, while on a sabbatical leave, he taught at the University of California-Berkeley and worked as a full-time consultant in San Francisco for the Pacific Gas and Electric, a local utility company for most of northern California. From 1997 to 1998, while also on a sabbatical leave, he taught at the University of Namur in Belgium and worked as a researcher at the University of Ghent in Belgium. <br/><br/>Professor Mukai has twice been voted Professor of the Year by students in the WashU School of Engineering & Applied Science. He is a Professional Engineer registered with the State of Missouri.<br/></p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Mukai_research.JPG?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p><a href="tel://%E2%80%8B3149356064">​314-935-6064</a><br/><a href=""></a><br/>Green Hall, Room 2160 E​</p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read 860dd4de-6824-4da1-95d0-e8084f76bcf8" id="div_860dd4de-6824-4da1-95d0-e8084f76bcf8" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_860dd4de-6824-4da1-95d0-e8084f76bcf8" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div> Nehorai<img alt="Arye Nehorai" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Nehorai_2017.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />ProfessorArye Nehorai - Electrical & Systems Engineering - Develops methods for signal processing, machine learning, imaging & biomedicine<div>​​​PhD, Stanford University, 1983</div><div>MSc, Technion, 1979</div><div>BSc, Technion, 1976</div><p>  <a href=""><img src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/gscholar.png" alt="" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> Google Scholar</a></p><div>The Eugene & Martha Lohman Professor of Electrical Engineering</div><h3>Research</h3><p></p><p>Mathematical modeling of complex systems, statistical signal processing, machine learning, and imaging for information inference and decision making. Optimal design of systems, inference methods, and physical devices. Applications include biomedicine, defense, energy, and the environment.</p><h3>Biography​</h3><p>Arye Nehorai is the Eugene and Martha Lohman Professor of Electrical Engineering in the Preston M. Green Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering (ESE) at Washington University in St. Louis. He served as chair of ESE from 2006 to 2016. Under his department chair leadership, the undergraduate enrollment has more than tripled and the masters enrollment grew sevenfold. He also serves as Director of the Center for Sensor Signal and Information Processing,  professor (courtesy appointments) in the Division of Biology and Biomedical  Sciences (DBBS), Division of Biostatistics, Department of Biomedical Engineering, and Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. Previously, he was a faculty member at Yale University and the University of Illinois at Chicago. He received his BSc and MSc degrees from the Technion, Israel and his PhD from Stanford University, California.</p><p></p><p>Professor Nehorai served as Editor-in-Chief of <em>IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing</em> from 2000 to 2002. From 2003 to 2005 he was the Vice President (Publications) of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS), the Chair of the Publications Board, and a member of the Executive Committee of this Society. He was the founding editor of the special columns on Leadership Reflections in <em>IEEE Signal Processing Magazine</em> from 2003 to 2006.</p><p>Professor Nehorai received the 2006 IEEE SPS Technical Achievement Award and the 2010 IEEE SPS Meritorious Service Award. He was elected Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE SPS for a term lasting from 2004 to 2005. He was a co-recipient of the IEEE SPS 1989 Senior Award for Best Paper, a co-author of the 2003 Young Author Best Paper Award, and a co-recipient of the 2004 Signal Processing Magazine Paper Award. He is co-author of five best paper awards in student competitions at international conferences. In 2001 he was named University Scholar of the University of Illinois. Professor Nehorai was the Principal Investigator of the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) project titled Adaptive Waveform Diversity for Full Spectral Dominance from 2005 to 2010. He is now a Life Fellow of IEEE and has been a Fellow of the IEEE since 1994, Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society since 1996, and Fellow of AAAS since 2012.</p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/WashU%20Engineering%20Arye%20Nehorai%20Research.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p><a href="tel://3149357520">314-935-7520</a><br/><a href=""></a><br/>Green Hall, Room 2160 C​​​</p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read b1973d53-90fd-46ed-90af-023e67ebd444" id="div_b1973d53-90fd-46ed-90af-023e67ebd444" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_b1973d53-90fd-46ed-90af-023e67ebd444" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div><ul style="margin-top: -10px;"><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Building-better-health-care.aspx">Building better health care</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/WashU-led-team-creates-pioneering-mathematical-model-of-uterine-contractions.aspx">Researchers create first 3-D mathematical model of uterine contractions</a></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Five-Engineering-faculty-win-URSA-grants.aspx">Five Engineering faculty win URSA grants</a><br/></li></ul> Nussinov<img alt="" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages//Tsitsi%20Madziwa-Nussinov.jpg?RenditionID=6" width="293" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />LecturerTsitsi Nussinov - Electrical & Systems Engineering - <p>​<span style="font-size: 14.4px; text-align: center;">PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, 2003</span><br style="font-size: 14.4px; text-align: center;"/><span style="font-size: 14.4px; text-align: center;">MSc, University of California, Los Angeles, 1998</span><br style="font-size: 14.4px; text-align: center;"/><span style="font-size: 14.4px; text-align: center;">BSc,, University of Zimbabwe, 1994</span><br/></p><p>​Lecturer<br/></p><p>​Tsitsi Madziwa Nussinov is a lecturer in the Electrical and Systems Engineering (ESE) department and teaches Engineering Mathematics and Electric circuits. Prior to joining the ESE department, Tsitsi was a research scientist in the Physics department at Washington University in St. Louis and her research was in Gravitational experiments and theoretical Astrophysics. Before moving to St. Louis, Tsitsi was a postdoctoral researcher at Los Alamos National Lab where she worked on various projects in the Plasma group, including the developments of an electron beam thruster and theoretical and experimental studies of instabilities in magnetized plasma columns as well as spectral diagnosis of atmospheric plasmas.<br/></p><p>​<a href="tel://3149352742">(314) 935-2742</a><br/><a href=""><br/></a><span>Urbauer Hall, Room 211B</span><br/></p> O'Sullivan<img alt="Joseph O'Sullivan" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/O%27Sullivan_Joseph.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />ProfessorJoseph O'Sullivan - Electrical & Systems Engineering - ​Discovers ways to improve CT imaging & optical imaging<div>​​PhD, University of Notre Dame, 1986</div><div>MS, University of Notre Dame, 1984</div><div>BS, University of Notre Dame, 1982</div><p>  <a href=""><img src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/gscholar.png" alt="" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> Google Scholar</a></p> & Dean of the UMSL/WashU Joint Undergraduate Engineering Program<br/>The Samuel C. Sachs Professor of Electrical Engineering<h3>Research</h3><p>Joseph O'Sullivan's research interests include information theory, information-theoretic imaging, recognition theory and systems, CT imaging, optical imaging, information hiding, and hyperspectral imaging. Professor O'Sullivan was chair of the St. Louis Section of the IEEE in 1994 was awarded an IEEE Third Millennium Medal. He is also a Fellow of the IEEE, a member of Eta Kappa Nu, SPIE, SIAM, and AAAS.​<br/></p><h3>​Biography</h3><p>In 1986, Professor O'Sullivan joined the faculty in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis (WashU). He was the Director of the Electronic Systems and Signals Research Laboratory (ESSRL) from 1998 to 2007. Today, Professor O'Sullivan directs the Imaging Science and Engineering certificate program. <br/><br/>Professor O'Sullivan was Chair of the Faculty Senate Council and Faculty Representative to the Board of Trustees at WashU ​from 2002 to 2004. He was the Publications Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory from 1992 to 1995, an Associate Editor for Detection and Estimation, and was a Guest Associate Editor for the 2000 Special Issue on Information Theoretic Imaging. In 1999, he was co-chair of the Information Theory Workshop on Detection, Estimation, Classification, and Imaging. <br/><br/>In 2003, Professor O'Sullivan was the local arrangements chair for the IEEE 2003 Statistical Signal Processing Workshop. He was also co-chair of the IEEE 2006 International Symposium on Information Theory.</p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/OSullivan_research.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p><a href="tel://3149354173">314-935-4173</a><br/><a href=""></a><br/>Green Hall, Room 1158</p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read bd0fdf7d-839c-4208-8021-0bf2801511f3" id="div_bd0fdf7d-839c-4208-8021-0bf2801511f3" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_bd0fdf7d-839c-4208-8021-0bf2801511f3" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div><ul style="margin-top: -10px;"><li> <a href="/news/Pages/UMSL%2c-WUSTL-celebrate-20-years-of-engineering-education.aspx">UMSL, WashU celebrate 20 years of engineering education</a><br/></li></ul> Patwari<img alt="Neal Patwari" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Neal%20Patwari_03.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />ProfessorNeal Patwari - Computer Science & Engineering - ​Researches the intersection of wireless networking, radio propagation, and signal processing<p>​PhD, University of Michigan, 2005<br/>MS, Virginia Tech, 1999<br/>BS, Virginia Tech, 1997<br/></p><p> <a href=""> <img src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/gscholar.png" alt="" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> Google Scholar</a></p><p>​Professor<br/></p><h3>Research<br/></h3><p>Professor Patwari performs research at the intersection of statistical signal processing and wireless networking, for improving wireless sensor networking and RF sensing.<br/></p><h3>Biography<br/></h3><p>Professor Patwari is jointly appointed in the Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering and the Department of Computer Science & Engineering.<br/></p><p>Professor Patwari was a research engineer at Motorola Labs, and was faculty at the University of Utah from 2006-2018. He has helped start two companies, Xandem, and Sixth Sensing, which develop and sell RF sensing products. Professor Patwari received the NSF CAREER Award in 2008, the 2009 IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Magazine Paper Award and the 2011 University of Utah Early Career Teaching Award. He has co-authored papers with best paper awards at IEEE SenseApp 2012 and at the ACM/IEEE IPSN 2014 conference. Neal serves on technical program committees of conferences in wireless and sensor networking such as IPSN, MobiCom, SECON and SenSys.<br/></p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/SmartAir.png?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p><a href="tel://3149356935">314-935-6935</a><br/><a href="">​</a><br/>Green Hall, Room 2155<br/></p> Richter<img alt="" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Ed%20Richter.JPG?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Professor of PracticeEd Richter - Electrical & Systems Engineering - <p>​MS, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 2001<br/>BS, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 1985<br/></p><p>​Professor of Practice<br/></p><p>​Ed Richter came to Washington University as a full time research associate in 1998 to work on the commercialization of the Magneprint project after 10 years in industry. Since 1998, he has collaborated with research faculty in the Electrical & Systems Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Physics and Psychiatry departments. His main focus is signal processing applications implemented on a variety of platforms including ASIC, FPGA, DSP, microcontroller and Desktop computers. He also teaches several courses a year across the engineering school.<br/></p><p>​<a href="tel://3149357333">(314) 935-7333</a><br/><a href=""></a><br/><span>Urbauer Hall, Room 211E</span><br/></p> Schaettler<img alt="Heinz Schaettler" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Schaettler_Heinz.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />ProfessorHeinz Schaettler - Electrical & Systems Engineering - ​Applies optimal control methodology in mathematical models including cancer chemotherapy<div>​​​PhD, Rutgers University, 1986</div><div>Diplom-Mathematiker, Bayerische Julius-Maximilians Universitaet Wuerzburg, 1982</div><p>  <a href=""><img src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/gscholar.png" alt="" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> Google Scholar</a></p><p>​​Professor</p><h3>Research</h3><p>Heinz Schaettler's research interests lie in geometric methods in the theory of nonlinear dynamical systems with emphasis on optimal control theory. In the past, he has done research on models arising in various fields of applications including economics (principal-agent problem), power systems (differential-algebraic models for voltage stability problems), electronics (minimization of base transit time in HBT's) and more. Currently, his research is focused on the analysis of mathematical models arising in biomedical systems, e.g. models for anti-angiogenic treatments.​<br/></p><h3>​Biography</h3><p>After holding a one year position as post-doctoral fellow at the University of California-Davis, Professor Schaettler joined the Washington University in St. Louis faculty in 1987 as assistant professor in the Department of Systems Science and Mathematics. He was promoted to professor in 2015.</p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/research_gargoyle_2.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p><a href="tel://3149356019">314-935-6019</a><br/><a href=""></a><br/>Green Hall, Room 2156</p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read a0d220ed-f3fd-49d6-8236-c6d54d81ce29" id="div_a0d220ed-f3fd-49d6-8236-c6d54d81ce29" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_a0d220ed-f3fd-49d6-8236-c6d54d81ce29" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div> Shen<img alt="Jung-Tsung Shen" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Shen_JT.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Associate ProfessorJung-Tsung Shen - Electrical & Systems Engineering - ​Presented a Google Tech Talk: "Fun with Light"<p>​​PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003​</p><p>Associate Professor</p><h3>Expertise<br/></h3><p>Exploiting the unique properties of quantum nano-photonics for applications in quantum communication, computation, and biomedical imaging<br/></p><h3>Research</h3><p>J.T. Shen's primary research interest is in exploiting device potential and new material concepts enabled by the capability of manipulating light at subwavelength scales.​<br/></p><h3>​Biography</h3><p>Professor Shen received his PhD in Physics in 2003 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he worked on theoretical and computational investigations of electron-hole plasma, laser-gain profile, and metamaterials. Since 2003, Professor Shen worked at Stanford University in the Ginzton Laboratory, focusing on photon transport in nano-photonics, metamaterials, plasmonics, and thermal and energy transport in nano-structures.<br/></p><img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/JT%20Shen%20Network.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p><a href="tel://3149354767">314-935-4767</a><br/><a href=""></a><br/>Green Hall, Room 2120G</p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read f8ae483e-4a26-4c4f-9bc1-fc91c43ea8f0" id="div_f8ae483e-4a26-4c4f-9bc1-fc91c43ea8f0" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_f8ae483e-4a26-4c4f-9bc1-fc91c43ea8f0" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div> Trobaugh<img alt="" src="" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Professor of PracticeJason Trobaugh - Electrical & Systems Engineering - <p>​DSc, Washington University in St. Louis, 2000<br/>MS, Washington University in St. Louis, 1993<br/>BS, Washington University in St. Louis, 1991<br/></p><p>​Professor of Practice<br/></p><h3>Expertise<br/></h3><div><p>Ultrasound imaging, diffuse optical tomography, image-guided therapy, and ultrasonic temperature imaging</p></div><h3>Bio</h3><p>Jason Trobaugh has been a faculty member at Washington University in St. Louis since 2001. From 2001 to 2009, he was a Research Instructor in the Cardiovascular Division of the Department of Medicine. In 2009, he became a Lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering. He is currently Professor of the Practice and Director of Undergraduate Studies. In addition to research activities, Trobaugh has collaborated with industrial partners in the fields of image-guided surgery and radiotherapy, x-ray computed tomography, image analysis for medical applications, and diffuse optical tomography. He serves as a reviewer for several journals and has been a member of the IEEE since 1993.<br/></p><p>​<a href="tel://3149357549">(314) 935-7549</a><br/><a href=""><br/></a><span>Green Hall, Room 2154</span><br/></p> Villa<img alt="Umberto Villa" height="298" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Umberto%20Villa.jpg?RenditionID=6" width="293" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Research Assistant ProfessorUmberto Villa - Electrical & Systems Engineering - ​Develops advanced mathematical models to extract knowledge from images<p>​PhD, Emory University, 2012 <br/>MS, Politecnico di Milano, 2007 <br/>BS, Politecnico di Milano, 2005<br/></p><p> <a href=""><img src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/gscholar.png" alt="" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> Google Scholar</a><br/></p><p>​Research Assistant Professor<br/></p><h3>​Research </h3><h3><span style="color: #222222; font-family: "open sans", "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">Professor Villa’s research interests lie in the computational and mathematical aspec</span><span style="color: #222222; font-family: "open sans", "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">ts of large-scale inverse problems, medical imaging, uncertainty quantification, optimal experimental design, and optimization under uncertainty. A strong component of his work includes developing scalable efficient algorithms for integrating data (images, experimental measurements or observations) and mathematical models with applications to biomedical and engineering relevant problems. </span></h3><p>    </p><h3>Biography </h3><h3><span style="color: #222222; font-family: "open sans", "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">Professor Villa earned his Bachelor’s and Master in Mathematical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy, and his PhD in Mathematics from Emory University (Atlanta, GA) with Prof. Veneziani. He completed his postdoctoral training at the Center for Applied Scientific Computing of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. </span></h3><p>Professor Villa joins the Electrical & System Engineering Department of Washington University in St. Louis from the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences of The University of Texas at Austin, where was a Research Associate in the Center for Computational Geosciences and Optimization led by Professor Ghattas. </p><p>Professor Villa is a member of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and of the SIAM Activity Group on Uncertainty Quantification. He also serves in the editorial board of the Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications journal.<br/></p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/research_gargoyle.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p><a href="tel://3149354777">314-935-4777</a><br/><a href=""></a><br/>Brauer Hall, Room 2027</p> Wang<img alt="Chuan Wang" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Wang_Chuan.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Assistant ProfessorChuan Wang - Electrical & Systems Engineering - ​Develops large-scale and cost-effective materials for flexible and stretchable electronic systems<p>PhD, University of Southern California, 2011<br/>BS, Peking University, 2005</p> <a href=""> <img src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/gscholar.png" alt="" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> Google Scholar</a><p>​Assistant Professor<br/></p><h3>Expertise<br/></h3><p>​2-D semiconductor nanoelectronics and optoelectronics, stretchable electronics, printed electronics, sensors and actuators<br/></p><h3>Research</h3><p>Chuan Wang's focus areas of research include: 1) flexible and stretchable electronics for displaying, sensing and energy harvesting applications; 2) low-cost additive manufacturing of flexible and stretchable electronics using inkjet printing; and 3) high-performance nanoelectronics and optoelectronics using two-dimensional semiconductors.</p><h3>Biography</h3><p>Wang joined Washington University in St. Louis as an assistant professor of electrical & systems engineering in 2018. Prior to joining WashU, he had been an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Michigan State University since 2013. Wang earned a doctorate in electrical engineering from University of Southern California in 2011 working with Chongwu Zhou and subsequently worked as a postdoctoral scholar with Ali Javey in the Department of Electrical and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley from 2011-2013. His doctoral and postdoctoral research made him a pioneer in the field of using solution-processed semiconducting carbon nanotube networks and CVD-grown horizontally aligned carbon nanotubes for high-performance thin-film transistors, integrated circuits, display electronics and RF electronics. <br/></p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/CWang%20Research.png?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​<a href="tel://3149352596">314-935-2596</a><br/><a href=""></a><br/>Green Hall, Room 1121<br/></p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read 73b72aba-e05e-42e1-8911-a2b6568bb686" id="div_73b72aba-e05e-42e1-8911-a2b6568bb686" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_73b72aba-e05e-42e1-8911-a2b6568bb686" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div> Yang<img alt="Lan Yang" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Yang_Lan.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />ProfessorLan Yang - Electrical & Systems Engineering - ​Presidential Award Winner<div>​​​​PhD, California Institute of Technology, 2005</div><div>MS, California Institute of Technology, 2000</div><div>MS, University of Science and Technology of China, 1999</div><div>BS, University of Science and Technology of China, 1997</div><p>  <a href=""><img src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/gscholar.png" alt="" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> Google Scholar</a></p><p><span style="font-size: 1.25em; line-height: 1.2;">E</span><span style="font-size: 1.25em; line-height: 1.2;">dwin H. & Florence G. Skinner Professor​​</span><br/></p><h3>Expertise<br/></h3><p>Photonics, optical sensing, microresonators, lasers, non-Hermitian physics, parity-time symmetry in photonics<br/></p><h3>Research</h3><div class="ExternalClassA8B722A013894013AE3BAA5F4EDC4F44">Lan Yang is a fellow of The Optical Society and her research interests include fabrication, characterization and fundamental understanding of advanced nano/micro photonic devices with outstanding optical properties or novel features for unconventional control of light flow. Her group focuses on the silicon-chip-based, ultra-high-quality micro-resonators and their applications for sensing, lasing, nonlinear optics, environmental monitoring, biomedical research and communication. Her group has demonstrated the first on-chip micro-resonator-based particle sensors that can achieve not only detection but also size measurement of single nanoparticles one by one. Different materials with tailored chemical compositions and nanostructures are used in her research to achieve advanced micro/nano photonic devices with desired properties, such as nonreciprocal light transmissions in a parity-time-symmetric optical resonator system, an all-optical analog of an electronic diode that allows current flow in one direction.​​<br/></div><div class="ExternalClassA8B722A013894013AE3BAA5F4EDC4F44"><h3>​Biography</h3><p>P<span style="line-height: inherit;">rofessor Yang joined the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis in 2007. She runs the Laboratory of Micro/Nano Photonics Research Group in the McKelvey School of Engineering.​</span></p><div class="ExternalClassA8B722A013894013AE3BAA5F4EDC4F44">In 2010, she earned a National Science Foundation CAREER Award and in 2011, she <a href="/news/Pages/WUSTL-scientist-wins-prestigious-Presidential-Early-Career-Award.aspx">was honored by President Barack Obama with a Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)</a>. The early career award is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.​</div></div><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Yang_research.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​<a href="tel://3149359543">314-935-9543</a><br/><a href=""></a><br/>Green Hall, Room 2120F</p><a href="">play video</a><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read 589bdde6-6f95-4f39-85f8-20c90ca483c5" id="div_589bdde6-6f95-4f39-85f8-20c90ca483c5" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_589bdde6-6f95-4f39-85f8-20c90ca483c5" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div><ul style="margin-top: -10px;"><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Breaking-the-laws-of-science.aspx">Breaking the laws of science​</a></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/A-new-trick-for-controlling-emission-direction-in-microlasers.aspx">Giving photons of their marching orders</a></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/WashU-Engineering-lab-develops-novel-route-to-chaos-creation.aspx">A new route to choas</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Engineers-find-a-way-to-win-in-laser-performance-by-losing.aspx">Engineers find a way to win in laser performance by losing</a><br/></li></ul> Zeng<img alt="" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Zeng_Shen.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Assistant ProfessorShen Zeng - Electrical & Systems Engineering - Develops data-integrated computational approaches for controlling complex dynamic systems<p>​PhD, University of Stuttgart, 2016<br/></p><p>​Assistant Professor<br/></p><h3>Research<br/></h3><p>The research of Professor Zeng is focused on systems theoretic approaches to a variety of different problems in applied mathematics. One current focus of Professor Zeng is the investigation of systems theoretic methods for analysis and control of complex and large-scale dynamical systems.</p><h3>Biography<br/></h3><p>Professor Zeng joined the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis in 2017, after having held a position as a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the Institute for Systems Theory and Automatic Control at the University of Stuttgart, Germany.<br/></p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Zeng_Shen_Research_2018.png?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p><a href="tel://%E2%80%8B3149359357">​314-935-9357</a><br/><a href=""></a><br/>Green Hall, 1120A<br/></p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read 3f06167a-ac81-4451-a7b5-94b12c827a2f" id="div_3f06167a-ac81-4451-a7b5-94b12c827a2f" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_3f06167a-ac81-4451-a7b5-94b12c827a2f" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div> 'Silvia' Zhang<img alt="" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Zhang_Silvia_5631.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Assistant ProfessorXuan 'Silvia' Zhang - Electrical & Systems Engineering - Her research crosses robotics, systems engineering & computer architecture<div>​​​​​​​PhD, Cornell University, 2012</div><div>MS, Cornell University, 2009</div><div>BEng, Tsinghua University, 2006</div><p>  <a href=""><img src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/gscholar.png" alt="" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> Google Scholar</a></p><p>​Assistant Professor</p><h3>Research</h3><p>Xuan 'Silvia' Zhang works across the fields of robotics, system engineering, VLSI, and computer architecture. Her research interests are miniaturization and optimization of autonomous systems for performance, reliability, security, and energy efficiency, with diverse applications in micro-robotics, Internet-of-Things (IoT), wearable/implantable devices, ubiquitous computing, and resilient cyber-physical systems.</p><h3>​Biography</h3><div class="cstm-profile-image" style="margin-right: 33.1875px;"></div><div><p>Professor Zhang joined the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis in 2015. Previously, she was a postdoctoral fellow in computer science at Harvard University, where she worked on the RoboBee BrainSoC and energy-efficient computing projects. She has worked as a graduate research assistant at Cornell University studying variability-tolerant circuits. ​</p></div><p><strong></strong>Zhang earned a doctorate in electrical and computer engineering at Cornell University in 2012. She earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at Tsinghua University in Beijing in 2006.</p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Zhang_Silvia_research.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​<a href="tel://3149355247">314-935-5247</a><br/><a href=""><br/></a>Green Hall, Room 2160A </p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read e3acec48-85e8-4be0-908e-6181ce42bed7" id="div_e3acec48-85e8-4be0-908e-6181ce42bed7" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_e3acec48-85e8-4be0-908e-6181ce42bed7" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div> Zhang<img alt="" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Jinsgon%20Zhang.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />LecturerJinsong Zhang - Electrical & Systems Engineering - <p>​<span style="font-size: 14.4px; text-align: center;">PhD, University of Miami, 2003</span><br style="font-size: 14.4px; text-align: center;"/><span style="font-size: 14.4px; text-align: center;">MS, Beijing Institute of Technology, 1998</span><br style="font-size: 14.4px; text-align: center;"/><span style="font-size: 14.4px; text-align: center;">BS, Zhejiang University, 1989</span><br/></p><p>​Lecturer<br/></p><h3>Expertise<br/></h3><p>Modeling and performance analysis of wireless sensor networks, multi-source information fusion, ambiguous and incomplete information processing</p><h3>Biography</h3><p>From 2004 to 2008, Jinsong Zhang worked as a research scientist/research assistant professor at Florida International University where he was awarded multiple research grants from federal agencies such as DOD, DOE and Army Research Office. From 2008 to 2014, Zhang worked as an assistant professor at the University of Tulsa where he taught electrical engineering courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels. He joined Washington University at St Louis as a lecturer in August 2014. The courses he is teaching include: signals & systems, probability and statistics, engineering mathematics, control systems, wireless sensor networks, and system engineering lab.<br/></p><p>​<a href="tel://3149354520">(314) 935-4520</a><br/><a href=""><br/></a><span>Green Hall, Room 1156B</span><br/></p>

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