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College of Engineering and Computing

  • New faculty, Nader Taheri-Qazvini, Amit Sheth, Ramtin Zand, Alphan Sahin, Andrew Gross, Monirosadat Sadati

College of Engineering and Computing welcomes six new faculty members

We welcome new faculty members in the departments of Chemical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

Andrew GrossAndrew Gross

Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering

Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas at Austin in 2015              

Research interests include the mechanical properties of materials. This includes the design, fabrication and characterization of architected materials, especially those with nanoscale constituents; as well as the use of full-field experimental data for the calibration of material models.


Monirosadat SadatiMonirosadat Sadati

Assistant Professor
Chemical Engineering

Ph.D., Materials Science, ETH Zurich, 2012

Research interests include the structure, dynamics, and self-assembly of soft materials, with an emphasis on anisotropic components capable of leading to new, tunable macroscopic properties. As well as, systematic studies of self-assembly, topological defects, and real-time structure and rheology, engineered responsive materials with unique architectural features designed for a broad range of applications including tissue engineering, actuation, drug delivery, controlled cargo transport and biosensing.


Alphan SahinAlphan Sahin

Assistant Professor
Electrical Engineering

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of South Florida, 2013

Research interests include the signal processing techniques emphasizing the physical layer of the communication systems, particularly for complete end-to-end physical layer design for specific tasks, multiple accessing schemes, low-complexity and flexible air-interface design, sequences and reference signal design, artificial intelligence-based PHY solutions, signal processing methods considering the hardware impairments (e.g., phase noise, PAPR, IQ imbalance, quantization) and the interference conditions (e.g., coexistence scenarios, multi-user detection, signal separability).


Amit ShethAmit Sheth

Director of the Artificial Intelligence Institute, Professor
Computer Science and Engineering

Ph.D., Computer and Information Science, Ohio State University, 1985

Research interests include artificial intelligence (especially knowledge graphs, NLP, deep learning, knowledge-enhanced learning, conversational AI such as chatbots for health and education), semantic web, physical/IoT-cyber-social-clinical big data, augmented personalized health, AI and big data applications (in health and life sciences, social good, disaster management, etc.).


Nader Taheri-QazviniNader Taheri-Qazvini

Assistant Professor
Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering

Ph.D., Polymer Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, 2006

Research interests include bio-nano hybrid and biomimetic materials, charge-driven self-assembly, structure-dynamics relations in polymer networks, hydrogels, soft glassy materials and living cells; microfabrication and 3D bioprinting, and tissue engineering and collective cell migration.


Ramtin ZandRamtin Zand

Assistant Professor
Computer Science and Engineering

Ph.D., Computer Engineering, University of Central Florida (UCF), 2019

Research interests include hardware design for machine learning systems, neuromorphic computing, emerging nanoscale electronics including spintronic devices, reconfigurable and adaptive computer architectures, and low-power and reliability-aware VLSI circuits.

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