New Faculty at the Bourns College of Engineering

Eight new faculty members join BCOE this year

Nael Abu-Ghazaleh

Nael Abu-Ghazelah

Nael Abu-Ghazelah

Nael Abu-Ghazaleh, a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, whose research interests are broadly in computer system design and analysis. His current research in computer architecture focuses on system support for computer and network security. He earned his Ph.D. in computer engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 1997.

 

 

Harvey Warren Blanch

Harvey Warren Blanch

Harvey Warren Blanch

Harvey Warren Blanch, a professor of the graduate division, who is professor emeritus at the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, with research interests focused on protein interactions, DNA electrophoresis, and mammalian cell metabolism. In addition to these core areas, Blanch has led pretreatment research and technoeconomic analyses at the Joint Bioenergy Institute.

 

Zak Kassas

Zak Kasass

Zak Kasass

Zak Kassas, an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, who conducted graduate research at the University of Texas at Austin in the Wireless Networking and Communications Group Radionavigation Laboratory, studying a novel navigation paradigm termed collaborative opportunistic navigation. His research at UCR will span the areas of estimation, navigation, autonomous vehicles, and intelligent transportation systems.

 

Suveen Nigel Mathaudhu

Suveen Nigel Mathaudhu

Suveen Nigel Mathaudhu

Suveen Nigel Mathaudhu, an assistant professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department and Materials Science and Engineering Program, who studies the underpinning mechanisms that will make metallic materials and composites lighter and stronger. He received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University in 2006.

 

Zhiyun Qian

Zhiyun Qian

Zhiyun Qian

Zhiyun Qian, an assistant professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department, whose research spans cyber-security, mobile computing and network systems. Problems that interest him include TCP/ IP security, Android security, infrastructure security (e.g., cellular networks), security of network middleboxes such as firewalls, and security applications of side-channel-enabled network or system state inference.

 
 

K. K. Ramakrishnan

K. K. Ramakrishnan

K. K. Ramakrishnan

K. K. Ramakrishnan, a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, who served most recently as distinguished member of technical staff at AT&T Labs-Research, and has been recognized for creating innovative network solutions that are efficient and robust and work at a large scale. His work in industry includes research in congestion control, traffic management and virtual private network services.

 

Bryan M. Wong

Bryan M. Wong

Bryan M. Wong

Bryan M. Wong, an assistant professor in the Chemical and Environmental Engineering Department and Materials Science and Engineering Program, who received his Ph.D. in chemical physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research at UCR will include the development and implementation of real-time time-dependent density functional theory to understand and predict energy generation and conver- sion in nanoscale and mesoscale energy materials.

 

Nanpeng “Eric” Yu

Nanpeng “Eric” Yu

Nanpeng “Eric” Yu

Nanpeng “Eric” Yu earned his master’s and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Iowa State University in 2007 and 2010, respectively. His recent research has focused on smart grid technology, big data analytics in power distribution systems, energy storage optimization and design of electricity market.

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