Faculty & Staff Directory

Administrators for the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences

Photo of Lea-Der ChenLea-Der Chen, Ph.D.
Office: CI 371
Phone: (361) 825-3046

Combustion and Gasification of Biomass and Alternative Fuels; Fuel Characterization; Fuel Cells; Immersive Evaluation of Vehicles; Solar Thermal Power; Wind Turbine

Faculty in the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences

Photo of Jose Baca Jose Baca, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Office: EN 222B

Photo of Mohammed Belkhouche Mohammed Belkhouche, Ph.D.
Professional Assistant Professor
Office: CI 305
Phone: (361) 825-3492

Machine vision, pattern recognition and analysis, Multi-sensor information fusion, immersive visualization, formal specification methods.

Photo of Carol Binkerd Carol Binkerd
Assistant Professor
Office: CI 320
Phone: (361) 825-2397

Advising, Mentoring, Retention, and Recruitment
Photo of David Bridges David Bridges, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director of the Unmanned Aerial Systems Program
Office: EN 222E
Phone: (361) 825-2181

Photo of Andrew Conkey Andrew Conkey, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: EN 210
Phone: (361) 825-2559

Photo of Saman DeSilva Saman DeSilva, Ph.D.
Professional Assistant Professor
Office: EN 314G
Phone: (361) 825-3831

Photo of Rafael Fox Rafael Fox, MSEE
Office: EN 216
Phone: (361) 825-2593

Photo of Mario Garcia Mario Garcia, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Academics; Professor, Computer Science
Office: CI 370
Phone: (361) 825-2898

Network Security; Intrusion Detection/Prevention; Computer Forensics; Web Security; Software Engineering; Artificial Intelligence; Neural Networks; Fuzzy Logic; Intelligent Agents; Genetic Algorithms.

Photo of Luis Garcia Carrillo Luis Garcia Carrillo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Office: EN 316M

Photo of Ismail Hadimlioglu Ismail Hadimlioglu
Instructor of Computer Science
Office: CI 339
Phone: (361) 825-3436

Photo of Mahdiar Hariri Mahdiar Hariri, Ph.D.
Professional Assistant Professor
Office: EN 207C
Phone: (361) 825-3652

Photo of Jerry Hendrix Jerry Hendrix
Adjunct Professor
Office: CBBIC
Phone: (361) 825-4103

Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Autonomous Operations

Photo of Lucy Huang Lucy Huang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Office: CBI 109
Phone: (361) 825-2646

•Geospatial Semantic Web development: Ontology construction & mapping, semantic interoperability

Internet GIS: Web Map service development

GIS in public health: agent-based modelling and simulation

Photo of Minhua Huang Minhua Huang, Ph.D.
Professional Assistant Professor
Office: EN 314A
Phone: (361) 825-3265

Photo of Gary Jeffress Gary Jeffress, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Conrad Blucher Institute
Office: CBI 111
Phone: (361) 825-2720

Land Surveying and Land Administration Systems, Real-time environmental monitoring, Cadastral systems design, Geospatial systems design
Photo of Jinha Jung Jinha Jung, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Engineering
Office: EN 320
Phone: (361) 825-3294

Advanced remote sensing data analysis, UAS, remote sensing algorithms on HPC, Web based GIS development

Photo of Dulal Kar Dulal Kar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Office: CI 321
Phone: (361) 825-5878

Signal and image processing algorithms, network architecture and performance measurement, network and information security, information retrieval, and educational technology
Photo of Ajay Katangur Ajay Katangur, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Office: CI 340
Phone: (361) 825-2478

Computer Networks, Network related Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, Parallel and Distributed Computing, and Bio-Informatics

Photo of Iltai (Isaac) Kim Iltai (Isaac) Kim, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Engineering
Office: EN 318
Phone: (361) 825-2734

Nano/bio chemical sensing, micro/nanoscale fluidics and heat transport, and energy conversion based on nano-biophotonics
Photo of Scott King Scott King, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Office: CI 341
Phone: (361) 825-5877

Computer Graphics: Facial Animation and Modeling, Real-Time Graphics, Rendering, Scientific Visualization; Face-to-Face Human Computer Interaction

Photo of Byung Cheol (Bruce) Lee Byung Cheol (Bruce) Lee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Office: EN 315
Phone: (361) 825-4134

Photo of Longzhuang Li Longzhuang Li, Ph.D.
Professor of Computer Science
Office: CI 323
Phone: (361) 825-2406

Information Retrieval on the Internet, web-based Learning, image processing

Photo of Zhaorui Li Zhaorui Li, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Office: EN 316R
Phone: (361) 825-4170

Photo of Ahmed Mahdy Ahmed Mahdy, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for RCO
Professor of Computer Science and Director of iCORE
Office: CBI 103D
Phone: (361) 825-2828

Broadband Wireless Networks, Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, Sensor Networks, Optical Wireless Networks, Peer-to-Peer Networks, Software Stability, Software Architecture, Software Patterns

Photo of Ruby Mehrubeoglu Ruby Mehrubeoglu, Ph.D.
Professor of Engineering
Office: EN 222B
Phone: (361) 825-3378

Hyperspectral imaging and image analysis of a variety of materials, material characterization through spectral signatures and spatial distributions, and thermal imaging and visible-range digital image classification
Photo of Tony Nettleman Tony Nettleman, Ph.D.
Professional Assistant Professor
Office: CBI 105
Phone: (361) 825-3412

Photo of Jangwoon Park Jangwoon Park, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Office: EN 320
Phone: (361) 825-2874

Human factors/ergonomics; Biomechanics; Engineering anthropometry; Digital human modeling and simulation; Usability testing; Kansei Engineering
Photo of Maryam Rahnemoonfar Maryam Rahnemoonfar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Office: CI 332
Phone: (361) 825-2448

Photo of Jian Sheng Jian Sheng, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Office: EN 313
Phone: (361) 825-3731

Photo of Alaa Sheta Alaa Sheta, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Office: CI 342
Phone: (361) 825-3711

Photo of Petru-Aurelian Simionescu Petru-Aurelian Simionescu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Office: EN 207B
Phone: (361) 825-5899

Photo of Michael Starek Michael Starek, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Office: NRC 3407
Phone: (361) 825-3978

Geospatial remote sensing and analytics, including LiDAR and UAV approaches, for study of natural and built systems with emphasis on coastal-environmental problem domains.

Photo of David Thomas David Thomas, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Office: CI 319
Phone: (361) 825-2475

Theoretical Computer Science
Photo of Dugan Um Dugan Um, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Office: EN 222C
Phone: (361) 825-3381

Photo of Junfei Xie Junfei Xie, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Office: CI 327
Phone: (361) 825-3622

Photo of Mamta Yadav Mamta Yadav
Professional Assistant Professor
Office: EN 316N

Photo of Masoud Yari Masoud Yari, Ph.D.
Visiting Professor
Office: EN 317
Phone: (361) 825-3165

Photo of Hua Zhang Hua Zhang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Engineering
Office: EN 312
Phone: (361) 825-2467

Hydrology and Ecohydrology; Water Resources Planning and Management; Multisource Remote Sensing and GIS; Water and Soil Pollution Control; Environmental Systems Analysis; Environmental Impact Assessment; Wetland Restoration and Ecological Engineering.

Photo of Ning Zhang Ning Zhang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Office: CI 339

Adjunct Faculty in the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences

Photo of Ronald Carlson Ronald Carlson
Adjunct Professor
Office: EN 219
Phone: (361) 825-3272

Photo of Anjin Chang Anjin Chang, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor
Office: NRC 2100

Photo of Cosmina Nicula Cosmina Nicula
Adjunct Faculty
Office: EN 316A
Phone: (361) 825-3569

Staff in the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences

Photo of Christine Allman Christine Allman
ABET Coordinator
Office: EN 218
Phone: (361) 825-5876

Photo of Mayra Alvarado Ramirez Mayra Alvarado Ramirez
Engineering Recruitment and STEM Outreach
Office: EN 215
Phone: (361) 825-6025

Photo of Diana Avila Diana Avila
Senior Secretary
Office: EN 222
Phone: (361) 825-5849

Photo of Margo Carrasco Margo Carrasco
Senior Administrative Assistant
Office: CI 301
Phone: (361) 825-6068

Photo of Dee Edgar Dee Edgar
Executive Assistant
Office: CBI 110
Phone: (361) 825-5850

Photo of Jack Esparza Jack Esparza
Laboratory Coordinator II
Office: EN 114A
Phone: (361) 825-3897

Photo of John Gonzalez John Gonzalez
Laboratory Coordinator II
Office: EN 222A
Phone: (361) 825-2667

Photo of Frances Jordan Frances Jordan
Academic Advisor

Electrical Engineering
Geospatial Computing Sciences
Geospatial Survey Engineering

Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Technology

Photo of Lori Shearin Lori Shearin
Academic Advisor

Electrical Engineering Freshman*
Geography Minor
Geographic Information Science
Mechanical Engineering Freshmen*
Mechanical Engineering Technology Freshmen*

*Freshmen are defined as students with fewer than 30 semester credit hours earned
Photo of Martha Simcik Martha Simcik
Academic Advisor

Coastal & Marine System Science
Computer Science
Environmental Science MS