Arthur<img alt="Martin Arthur" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Arthur_Martin.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Department Chair & 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>Department Chair</p><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=7" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​314-935-6167<br/><a href=""></a><br/>Green Hall, Room 2120D</p><ul><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> 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/shield_red.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​314-935-4583​<br/><a href=""></a><br/>Jolley Hall, Room 211​<br/></p><a href="">play video</a> ​​<ul><li> <a href="/news/Pages/WashU-engineers-to-use-cyborg-insects-as-biorobotic-sensing-machines.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Engineers to use cyborg insects as biorobotic sensing machines​​</a></li><li><a href="/news/Pages/Building-smarter-safer-infrastructure.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">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>Das Family Career Development Distinguished 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=7" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​314-935-5565<br/><a href=""></a><br/>Green Hall, Room 1120C</p><p><a href="/news/Pages/ShiNung-Ching-NSF-CAREER-Award.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;"></a></p><ul><li><a href="/news/Pages/ShiNung-Ching-NSF-CAREER-Award.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">How is the brain controlled? WashU engineer seeks answers​</a><br/></li><li><a href="/news/Pages/WashU-engineer-developing-methods-to-model,-analyze-brain-networks.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">WashU engineer developing methods to model, analyze brain networks</a><br/></li><li><a href="/news/Pages/WashU-engineers-to-work-on-national-BRAIN-Initiative.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">WashU engineers to work on national BRAIN Initiative</a><br/></li><li><a href="/news/Pages/Brains-activity-health-in-coma-focus-of-WashU-study.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Brain’s activity, health in coma focus of WashU study</a><br/></li><li><a href="/news/Pages/Ching-Raman-team-up-to-study-sensory-networks-in-the-brain.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Ching, Raman team up to study sensory networks in the brain</a><br/></li><li><a href="/news/Pages/WashU-working-to-improve-technology-to-treat-Parkinsons-other-disorders.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">WashU engineers working to improve technology to treat Parkinson’s, other disorders</a><br/></li></ul> 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>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" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​314-935-7536<br/><a href=""></a><br/>Green Hall, Room 2160B</p><a href="">play video</a><ul><li> <a href="/news/Pages/The-economics-of-Star-Wars-How-the-Empire-collapses.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">The economics of Star Wars: How the Empire collapses​</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/The-wizardry-of-Harry-Potters-bank.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">The wizardry of Harry Potter’s bank </a>​<br/></li></ul><p></p> Kamilov<img alt="" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Kamilov,%20Ulugbek.JPG?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Assistant ProfessorUlugbek Kamilov - Computer Science & Engineering - PhD, 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="/Profiles/PublishingImages/gscholar.png" alt="Google Scholar" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> Google Scholar</a></p><p>​Assistant Professor<br/></p><h3>​Research</h3><p>Professor Kamilov’s main research areas are in computational imaging with an emphasis on the development of computational methods for biomedical and industrial imaging. 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>Professor Kamilov earned his BSc and MSc in Communication Systems, and PhD in Electrical Engineering from the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. His thesis work on “Learning Tomography (LT)” was selected as a finalist for EPFL Doctorate Awards 2016 and was featured in Nature “News and Views.”</p><p>Professor Kamilov joined Washington University in St. Louis from Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories in Cambridge, Mass., where was a research scientist in computational sensing.<br/></p><p>Professor Kamilov is a member of IEEE and OSA. He is also currently a member IEEE Special Interest Group on Computational Imaging.<br/></p></div><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/shield_red.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​314-935-6165<br/><a href=""></a><br/>Jolley Hall, Room 205<br/></p> Lew<img alt="" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Lew_Matthew_5620.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Assistant ProfessorMatthew Lew - Electrical & Systems Engineering - Recipient of a 2017 NSF CAREER Award<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></p><p>​Assistant Professor<br/></p><h3>Research<br/></h3><p>Matthew Lew seeks to build technology to study molecular activities and interactions at the nanoscale and how they influence the evolution of systems at the macroscale. His research interests include microscopy, biophotonics, computational imaging, and nano-optics, especially when directed toward biological or biomedical applications.<br/></p><h3>Biography</h3><p></p><p></p><p>Professor Lew joined the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis in 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 using 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.</p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Lew_research.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>314-935-6790<br/><a href=""><span class="dt"></span> <span class="dd"></span></a><a href=""></a><br/>Green Hall, Room 2160D </p><ul><li><a href="/news/Pages/Matt-Lew-NSF-CAREER-Award.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">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;" />Associate ProfessorJr-Shin Li - Electrical & Systems Engineering - ​National Science Foundation CAREER 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>​Das Family Career Development Distinguished Associate Professor</p><h3>Research</h3><p>The focus of Jr-Shin Li's laboratory is on the area of mathematical control and systems science. In particular, he is interested in studying the control systems arising from quantum mechanical phenomenon that lead to an interdisciplinary research crossing the boundaries of physics, biology, medicine, applied math and engineering.​<br/></p><h3>​Biography</h3><p>In 2006, Professor Li joined the Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. Previously, he worked as a graduate student in the Harvard Robotics Lab.</p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Li_research.jpg?RenditionID=7" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​314-935-7340<br/><a href=""></a><br/>Green Hall, Room 1120B</p><ul><li><a href="/news/Pages/WashU-engineers-to-work-on-national-BRAIN-Initiative.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">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> Morley<img alt="Robert Morley" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Morley_Robert.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Associate ProfessorRobert Morley - Electrical & Systems Engineering - Explores ways to reduce credit card fraud through magnetic fingerprinting<div>​​DSc, Washington University in St. Louis, 1977</div><div>MS, Washington University in St. Louis, 1975</div><div>BS, Washington University in St. Louis, 1973</div><p>​Associate Professor</p><h3>Research</h3><p>Professor Morley's research interests include computer engineering, low power VLSI design, computer architecture, and microprocessor systems design. He has conducted research to develop and commercialize a magnetic fingerprinting technique, useful for authenticating all types of magnetic media. Use of this technique is expected to dramatically reduce credit card fraud world-wide.​</p><h3>Biography</h3><p>Professor Morley joined the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis in 1981 after founding Micro-Term, Inc. and serving as the company’s Vice-President of Engineering for five years. While at Micro-Term, Inc., he designed the first microprocessor-based computer terminal and communication devices for the hearing impaired. Professionally, Professor Morley is a member of Eta Kappa Nu and a Senior Member of IEEE. In 1981, he received the IEEE Young Professional Award for contributions to the St. Louis Electronics Industry.</p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/shield_red.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​314-935-5067<br/><a href=""></a><br/>Urbauer Hall, Room 211 D​</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>​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.</p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Mukai_research.JPG?RenditionID=7" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​314-935-6064<br/><a href=""></a><br/>Green Hall, Room 2160 E​</p> Nehorai<img alt="Arye Nehorai" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Nehorai_2017.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />ProfessorArye Nehorai - Electrical & Systems Engineering - Develops multi-scale dynamic system model for uterine contractions<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" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>314-935-7520<br/><a href=""></a><br/>Green Hall, Room 2160 C​​​</p><ul><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" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Five Engineering faculty win URSA grants</a><br/></li></ul> 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=7" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>314-935-4173<br/><a href=""></a><br/>Green Hall, Room 1158</p><ul><li><a href="/news/Pages/UMSL,-WUSTL-celebrate-20-years-of-engineering-education.aspx">UMSL, WashU celebrate 20 years of engineering education</a><br/></li></ul> 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=7" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>314-935-6019<br/><a href=""></a><br/>Green Hall, Room 2156</p> Shen<img alt="Jung-Tsung Shen" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Shen_JT.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Assistant Professor Jung-Tsung Shen - Electrical & Systems Engineering - ​Presented a Google Tech Talk: "Fun with Light"<p>​​PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003​</p><p>Das Family Career Development Distinguished Assistant Professor</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.</p><img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/JT%20Shen%20Network.jpg?RenditionID=2" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>314-935-4767<br/><a href=""></a><br/>Green Hall, Room 2120G</p><ul><li><a href="/news/Pages/Shen-to-study-quantum-light-sources-with-NSF-grant.aspx">Shen to study quantum light sources with NSF grant</a><br/></li></ul> 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>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 School of Engineering & Applied Science.​</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=7" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​314-935-9543<br/><a href=""></a><br/>Green Hall, Room 2120F</p><a href="">play video</a><ul><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Breaking-the-laws-of-science.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Breaking the laws of science​</a></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/A-new-trick-for-controlling-emission-direction-in-microlasers.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Giving photons of their marching orders</a></li><li><a href="/news/Pages/WashU-Engineering-lab-develops-novel-route-to-chaos-creation.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">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" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Engineers find a way to win in laser performance by losing</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Engineers-develop-new-sensor-to-detect-tiny-individual-nanoparticles.aspx" style="line-height: inherit; background-color: #ffffff;">Engineers develop new sensor to detect tiny individual nanoparticles​</a></li></ul> Zeng<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/WashU%20Brookings.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Assistant ProfessorShen Zeng - Electrical & Systems Engineering - <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/shield_red.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​314-935-5565<br/><a href=""></a><br/>Green Hall<br/></p> '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=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​314-935-5247<br/><a href=""><br/></a>Green Hall, Room 2160A </p>