Oct 26, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Lyle School of Engineering: Faculty and Staff



Office of the Academic Dean

Marc P. Christensen, Dean, Bobby B. Lyle Endowed Professor of Engineering Innovation

M. Volkan Otugen, Senior Associate Dean, George R. Brown Chair in Mechanical Engineering

Duncan L. MacFarlane, Associate Dean for Engineering Entrepreneurship, Bobby B. Lyle Centennial Chair in Engineering Entrepreneurship

DeeDee Conway, Associate Dean of Operations

Jim Dees, Assistant Dean of Graduate Student Experience and Enrollment Management

Administration

Mitchell Thornton, Executive Director of the Darwin Deason Institute for Cyber Security, Cecil H. Green Chair of Engineering

Eva Csaky, Executive Director of the Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity

Richard Duschl, Texas Instruments Distinguished Chair in Engineering Education and Executive Director of the Caruth Institute for Engineering Education

Bruce Gnade, Executive Director of the Hart Center for Engineering Leadership

Sukumaran V.S. Nair, Director of the AT&T Center for Virtualization

LaDonna Moore, Director of Undergraduate Advising and Records

Maya Jhangiani, Director of Development

Teri Trevino, Business Manager

Becky Tiemann, Executive Assistant to the Dean

Lyle Faculty

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Khaled F. Abdelghany, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ph.D., Texas

Mehrdad Aghagholizadeh, Lecturer of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ph.D., University of Central Florida

Miju Ahn, Assistant Professor of Engineering Management, Information and Systems, Ph.D., University of Southern California

Jennifer Alford, Clinical Professor of Computer Science, Ph.D., University of Iowa

Richard S. Barr, Associate Professor of Engineering Management, Information and Systems, Ph.D., Texas

Ali Beskok, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D., Princeton

Digvijay Boob, Assistant Professor of Engineering Management, Information and Systems, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology

Elena V. Borzova, Senior Lecturer of Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D., SMU

Kevin Brenner, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology

Jessica Burnham, Director of Human Centered Design and Innovation, MFA, University of North Texas

Jerome K. Butler, P.E., University Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ph.D., Kansas

Joseph D. Camp, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ph.D., Rice

Sila Çetinkaya, Professor of Engineering Management, Information, and Systems, Cecil H. Green Professor of Engineering, Department of Engineering Management, Information and Systems Chair, Ph.D., McMaster

Frederick R. Chang, Professor of Computer Science, Bobby B. Lyle Centennial Distinguished Chair in Cyber Security, Department of Computer Science Chair, Ph.D., Oregon

Jung-Chih Chiao, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mary and Richard Templeton Centennial Chair of Electrical Engineering, Ph.D., California Institute of Technology

Marc P. Christensen, P.E., Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Bobby B. Lyle Endowed Professor of Engineering Innovation, Ph.D., George Mason

Corey Clark, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington

Frank P. Coyle, Senior Lecturer of Computer Science, Ph.D., SMU

Carlos E. Davila, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ph.D., Texas

Scott C. Douglas, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ph.D., Stanford

James G. Dunham, P.E., Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ph.D., Stanford

Richard Duschl, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Texas Instruments Distinguished Chair in Engineering Education and Executive Director of the Caruth Institute for Engineering Education, Ph.D., University of Maryland

Jennifer Lynn Dworak, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering,  Ph.D., Texas A&M

John H. Easton, Lecturer of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ph.D., Alabama (Birmingham)

Maya El Dayeh, Lecturer of Computer Science, Ph.D., SMU

Usama S. El Shamy, P.E., Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Gary A. Evans, P.E., Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ph.D., California Institute of Technology

Mark E. Fontenot, Clinical Professor of Computer Science, Ph.D., SMU

Xin-Lin Gao, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D., Wisconsin-Madison

Harsha Gangammanavar, Assistant Professor of Engineering Management, Information, and Systems, Ph.D., Ohio State University 

Rachel P. Goodman, Lecturer of Engineering Management, Information and Systems, M.S., SMU

Ira Greenberg, Professor of Creative Computation, M.F.A., Pennsylvania

Ping Gui, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ph.D., Delaware

Michael Hahsler, Clinical Associate Professor of Computer Science; Clinical Associate Professor of Engineering Management, Information and Systems, Ph.D., Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien

Eojin Han, Assistant Professor of Engineering Management, Information and Systems, Ph.D., Northwestern University

LiGuo Huang, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Ph.D., Southern California

Yildirim Hürmüzlü, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D., Drexel

Mohammad Khodayar, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology

MinJun Kim, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Robert C. Womack Endowed Chair in Engineering, Ph.D. Brown

M. Scott Kingsley, Senior Lecturer of Electrical and Computer Engineering, D.E., SMU

Radovan B. Kovacevic, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Herman Brown Chair in Engineering, Ph.D., Montenegro (Yugoslavia)

Paul S. Krueger, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D., California Institute of Technology

José L. Lage, P.E., Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D., Duke

Eric C. Larson, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Ph.D., Washington

Choon S. Lee, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ph.D., Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)

Steven Lerner, Professor of Practice of Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D., Princeton University

King-Ip (David) Lin, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Ph.D. University of Maryland (College Park)

Duncan L. MacFarlane, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Bobby B. Lyle Centennial Chair in Engineering Entrepreneurship, Ph.D., Portland

Nikos Makris, Addy Family Centennial Professorship in Civil Engineering, Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo

Theodore W. Manikas, P.E., Clinical Professor of Computer Science, Ph.D., Pittsburgh

Barbara S. Minsker, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Bobby B. Lyle Endowed Professor of Leadership and Global Entrepreneurship, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Chair, Ph.D., Cornell

Sukumaran V.S. Nair, P.E., University Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ph.D., Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)

Xu Nie, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D., Purdue

Eli V. Olinick, Associate Professor of Engineering Management, Information and Systems, Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

M. Volkan Otugen, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, George R. Brown Chair in Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D., Drexel

Behrouz Peikari, P.E., Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Andrew N. Quicksall, Associate Professor of Environmental Science, Ph.D., Dartmouth

Peter E. Raad, P.E., Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D., Tennessee (Knoxville)

Dinesh Rajan, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Chair, Cecil and Ida Green Chair of Engineering, Ph.D., Rice

Prasanna Rangarajan, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ph.D., SMU

Edmond Richer, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D., SMU

Ronald Rohrer, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Alba Rojas-Cordova, Assistant Professor of Engineering Management, Information, and Systems, Ph.D., Virginia Tech

Janille Smith-Colin, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology

Brett Story, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ph.D., Texas A&M

Wenjie Sun, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ph.D., Arizona

Aurelie Thiele, Associate Professor of Engineering Management, Information, and Systems, Ph.D., MIT

Mitchell A. Thornton, P.E., Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cecil H. Green Chair of Engineering, Ph.D., SMU

Jeff Tian, P.E., Professor of Computer Science, Professor of Engineering Management, Information and Systems, Ph.D., Maryland

Wei Tong, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D., Brown

Halit Üster, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Professor of Engineering Management, Information and Systems, Ph.D., McMaster

Jianhui Wang, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology

James R. Webb, Professor of Practice of Mechanical Engineering, DM, University of Maryland (University College)

Sheila Williams, Clinical Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D., SMU

David A. Willis, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D., Purdue

Jessie Zarazaga, Lecturer of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MA, Cambridge University

Jia Zhang, Professor of Computer Science, Cruse C. and Marjorie F. Calahan Centennial Chair in Engineering, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago

Lyle Emeritus Faculty

H. Charles Baker, Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ph.D., Texas

Margaret H. Dunham, P.E., Professor Emeritus of Computer Science, Ph.D., SMU

Delores M. Etter, Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ph.D., New Mexico

Richard Helgason, Professor Emeritus of Computer Science, Professor Emeritus of Engineering Management, Information and Systems, Ph.D., SMU

David W. Matula, Professor Emeritus of Computer Science, Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Bijan Mohraz, P.E., Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D., Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)

David B. Johnson, P.E., Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D., Stanford

Charles M. Lovas, P.E., Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D., Notre Dame

Paul F. Packman, P.E., Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D., Syracuse

Panos E. Papamichalis, P.E., Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology

Stephen A. Szygenda, P.E., Professor of Computer Science, Professor of Engineering Management, Information and Systems, Ph.D., Northwestern

Hal Watson, Jr., P.E., Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D., Texas

Adjunct Faculty

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Note: The list of faculty adjuncts provided here is advisory only. In any given term, a particular adjunct may not be able to teach because of other commitments. This is especially true because many of SMU’s adjuncts are professionals and scholars who are in high demand.

Pelin Altintas-DeLeon, Adjunct Professor of Engineering Management, Information, and Systems, Ph.D., Texas Tech

Bogdan V. Antohe, Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D., SMU (MicroFab)

Karl J. Arunski, Adjunct Lecturer of Engineering Management, Information and Systems, M.S.E.E., Washington (Raytheon)

Leslie-Ann Asmus, Adjunct Professor of Engineering Management, Information, and Systems, Ph.D., George Mason University

Raviandra Athale, Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ph.D. UC San Diego

Veepsa Bhatia, Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ph.D., Delhi Technological University (Copper Mobile)

Charles W. Beall, Adjunct Professor of Engineering Management, Information and Systems, Ph.D., Southern California

Robert L. Bell, Adjunct Lecturer of Engineering Management, Information and Systems, M.E.E.E., Brigham Young (Lockheed Martin)

William D. Bell, Adjunct Professor of Engineering Management, Information and Systems, D.E., SMU (U.S. Department of Defense)

April Blount, Adjunct Lecturer of Civil and Environmental Engineering, M.A., Texas (Arlington) (UTA)

Samir Bougacha, P.E. Adjunct Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ph.D., Texas (Parsons Brinckerhoff)

Andrew F. Bouma, Adjunct Lecturer of Engineering Management, Information and Systems, M.S., Oklahoma State University 

Mark K. Boyd, P.E., Adjunct Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ph.D., SMU (LCA Environmental)

Ben A. Calloni, P.E., Adjunct Professor of Computer Science, Ph.D., Texas Tech (Lockheed Martin)

Hakki C. Cankaya, Adjunct Professor of Computer Science; Adjunct Professor of Engineering Management, Information and Systems, Ph.D., SMU (Masergy Communications)

Kristina Cannon, Adjunct Lecturer of Computer Science, M.S., SMU

Robert Casagrande, Adjunct Lecturer of Civil and Environmental Engineering, M.B.A., SMU

Sudipto Chakraborty, Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology (Texas Instruments Inc.)

Justin Childress, Adjunct Lecturer of Multidisciplinary Studies, MFA, Texas A&M University at Commerce

Isaac Chow, Adjunct Professor of Computer Science, Ph.D., SMU

Joseph R. Cleveland, Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ph.D., Iowa State (Samsung, retired)

Eric B. Cluff, Adjunct Lecturer of Mechanical Engineering, M.S., SMU (Abbott Labs)

Gretchen H. Coleman, Adjunct Lecturer of Engineering Management, Information, and Systems, M.B.A., Texas (Arlington)

Jennifer Cottingham, P.E., Adjunct Lecturer of Civil and Environmental Engineering, M.B.A., University of Dallas

Weiping Dai, P.E., Adjunct Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon (Trinity Consultants)

Vidroha Debroy, Adjunct Professor of Computer Science, Ph.D. UT Dallas

H. Elizabeth del Monte, Adjunct Lecturer of Civil and Environmental Engineering, M.Arch., Rice (Cameron MacAllister Group)

Roger O. Dickey, P.E., Adjunct Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ph.D., SMU

Long S. Dong, Adjunct Professor of Engineering Management, Information and Systems, Ph.D., SMU (Lockheed-Martin)

Diana Easton, Adjunct Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ph.D, SMU (Navigating the Gray, LLC)

Aaron L. Estes, Adjunct Lecturer of Computer Science, M.S., SMU

Mohamed Ezzat, Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ph.D., SMU

John Fattaruso, Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Dilshan Godaliyadda, Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ph.D., Purdue University (Texas Instruments)

John R. Graham, III, Adjunct Lecturer of Engineering Management, Information and Systems, M.B.A., Wright Statue (Technisource)

Liliana Hickman-Riggs, Adjunct Lecturer of Engineering Management, Information, and Systems, M.S., Texas (Dallas) (Becker)

Mark Hoffman, Adjunct Lecturer of Computer Science, M.S., SMU

Michael E. Hopper, P.E., Adjunct Professor of Engineering Management, Information and Systems, D.E., SMU

Kenneth R. Howard, Adjunct Lecturer of Computer Science, M.B.A., Saint Mary’s (Improving Enterprises)

Sina Iman, Adjunct Lecturer of Civil and Environmental Engineering, M.S.C.E., SMU (CH2M)

Qiguo Jing, Adjunct Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ph.D, SMU (Trinity Consultants, Inc.)

Robert H. Jones, Adjunct Professor of Engineering Management, Information and Systems, Ph.D., SMU (Oncor)

Levent Kaan, Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D., SMU

Bhanu Kapoor, Adjunct Professor of Computer Science, Ph.D., SMU (consultant/owner, Mismasic)

Clark D. Kinnaird, P.E., Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ph.D., SMU (Texas Instruments)

Rama Koganti, Adjunct Lecturer of Engineering Management, Information and Systems, M.S., Eastern State University (U.T. Southwestern)

FanRong Kong, Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D., SMU

Bhalaji Kumar, Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Senior M.S., University of Missouri-Kansas Citya and M.B.A., The University of Dallas (Frontier Communications)

Suzanne Larkin, Adjunct Lecturer of Design and Innovation, M.F.A., Texas A&M (Commerce)

John Lawrimore, Adjunct Lecturer of Computer Science, M.B.A., University of Texas at Dallas

Michael Lefebvre, Adjunct Lecturer of Computer Science, M.S., Georgetown University

Karl C. Lewis, Adjunct Professor of Computer Science, D.Eng., SMU (Perot Systems)

D. Kall Loper, Adjunct Professor of Computer Science, Ph.D., Michigan State

Joseph Mait, Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology

Mehedy Mashnad, P.E., Adjunct Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ph.D., Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) (Walter P. Moore and Associates)

Matthew R. McBride, Adjunct Lecturer of Computer Science, M.S., SMU

Steven D. McCauley, Adjunct Lecturer of Civil and Environmental Engineering, M.S., Texas Tech (El Centro College)

James K. McCloud, Adjunct Lecturer of Engineering Management, Information and Systems, M.B.A., Rollins

Lee D. McFearin, Adjunct Professor of Computer Science, Ph.D., SMU

M. Wade Meaders, Adjunct Lecturer of Mechanical Engineering, M.S., SMU (Halliburton)

Freeman L. Moore, Adjunct Professor of Computer Science, Ph.D., North Texas (Raytheon, retired)

Nomaan Mufti, Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Adjunct Professor of Datacenter Systems Engineering, Ph.D., University of Essex

Jason Moore, Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ph. D., Southern Methodist University (Raytheon)

Padmaraj M.V. Nair, Adjunct Professor of Computer Science, Ph.D., SMU

William P. Nanry, Adjunct Professor of Engineering Management, Information and Systems, Ph.D., Texas (Lockheed Martin)

David J. Nowacki, Adjunct Lecturer of Mechanical Engineering, M.B.A., M.S., Louisiana State

James Olivier, Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ph.D., The Ohio State University

David Olszewski, Adjunct Professor of Engineering Management, Information and Systems, Doctorate of Management, Walsh College (Raytheon

Robert Oshana, Adjunct Lecturer of Computer Science, M.S., SMU

Phillip Pace, Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ph.D. , The University of Cincinnati (L3Harris Corporation)

Jeyanandh Paramesh, Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ph.D. , University of Washington

Steven G. Pelosi, Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, M.S., University of Michigan (Fujitsu)

Christopher Pilcher, Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ph. D., Southern Methodist University (Raytheon Systems)

Greg Radighieri, Adjunct Lecturer of Mechanical Engineering, M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Hope Rasmussen, Adjunct Lecturer of Civil and Environmental Engineering, M.A., SMU

Jon D. Rauscher, Adjunct Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ph.D., Colorado State (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

John Rhymer, Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, M.S., Howe School of Technology Management (Citi)

Paris Rutherford, Adjunct Lecturer of Civil and Environmental Engineering, M.Arch in Urban Design., Harvard University (Catalyst Urban Development)

Mohammed Sayeed, Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D., SMU

Brett Schulman, Adjunct Lecturer of Engineering Management, Information and Systems, M.S., SMU (Clearplan)

Thomas F. Siems, Adjunct Professor of Engineering Management, Information and Systems, Ph.D., SMU

Nandlal M. Singh, Adjunct Professor of Engineering Management, Information and Systems, D.E., SMU (MinMax Technologies)

Stephen C. Skinner, Adjunct Professor of Engineering Management, Information and Systems, Ph.D., SMU (Bell Helicopter)

Klyne Smith, Adjunct Professor of Computer Science, D.Eng., SMU

Gheorghe Spiride, Adjunct Professor of Engineering Management, Information and Systems, Ph.D., SMU (Ericsson)

Kamakshi Sridhar, Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sandvine)

Nagarajan Sridhar, Adjunct Professor of Datacenter Systems Engineering, Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ph.D., State University of New York (Buffalo)

Dario Villarreal Suarez, Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas (Toyota North America)

Patricia A. Taylor, Adjunct Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ph.D., SMU (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

Allen D. Tilley, Adjunct Lecturer of Mechanical Engineering, M.B.A., SMU

Philip K. Turner, Adjunct Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ph.D., North Texas (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

Xinyu (Edward) Wang, Adjunct Professor of Engineering Management, Information and Systems, Ph.D., SMU

Andrew K. Weaver, Adjunct Lecturer of Mechanical Engineering, M.A., Navy; M.P.A., Troy State

John Widhalm, Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, M.S., SMU (Raytheon)

Rumanda K. Young, Adjunct Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ph.D., Texas (Arlington) (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)