Meet Our Faculty


  • Leonard Adelman

    Professor, Systems Engineering and Operations Research, Volgenau

    Leonard Adelman’s research is oriented toward (1) understanding judgment and decision processes, and (2) designing and evaluating systems to support them. Regarding the former, Adelman has performed research to understand how people define (or “frame”) judgment and decision problems.
  • Assistant Professor, Information Sciences and Technology, Volgenau

    Pouyan Ahmadi's research interests include cooperative communications and networking, cross-layer design of wireless networks, relay deployment and selection in wireless networks. He has devised several relay-selection strategies in cooperative communication by combining routing and cooperative diversity with the consideration of a realistic channel model that can be applied to WLAN and LTE networks.     
  • Associate Professor, Information Sciences and Technology, Volgenau Associate Director, Center for Secure Information Systems, Center for Secure Information Systems

    Massimiliano Albanese is an associate Professor in the Department of Information Sciences and Technology, and he also serves as the Associate Director of the Center for Secure Information Systems (CSIS) and the Codirector of the Laboratory for IT Entrepreneurship (LITE). He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering in 2005 from the University of Naples Federico II, and joined George Mason University in 2011 after serving as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Maryland.
  • Portrait of Jan Allbeck

    Associate Dean, Honors College
    Associate Professor, Computer Science, Volgenau

    Dr. Jan Allbeck is the Associate Dean of the Honors College. Her areas of research in Computer Science include artificial intelligence, computer games technology, and computer graphics.
  • Assistant Professor, Volgenau

  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Volgenau

    Mehdi Amiri is an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at George Mason University. He joined Mason in Spring 2019 and since then he is enjoying training and mentoring the next generation of talented mechanical engineers. His research interests focus on the behavior of structural materials under operational conditions, in particular the effects of materials microstructure on performance under mechanical and environmental loadings.
  • Associate Professor, Computer Science, Volgenau

    Paul Ammann has taught at George Mason University since 1989. His areas of interest and expertise are software testing and secure information systems. He received the Volgenau School Outstanding Teaching Award in 2007. Research 2012 - 2014 : Usability Analysis of Security Protocols. Funded by Dartmouth College. Research Interests Software Engineering
  • Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Volgenau

    Degrees PhD, Computer Science, University of Notre Dame Bachelor of Science and Master of Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens
  • Instructor, Volgenau

    Kevin Andrea began teaching at George Mason University in 2017 before joining the faculty as a full-time instructor in 2018. He most recently completed a two-year position as a term research associate in support of the Center for Excellence in C4I and Cyber. Prior to joining the faculty, he served 11 years in the military, where he developed and conducted lectures and evaluation materials for training. As a PhD candidate, his research involves routing optimization and network security for Internet of Things devices.
  • Giorgio Ascoli

    Professor, Bioengineering, Volgenau Professor, Bioengineering

    Giorgio A. Ascoli has dedicated his career to advancements in biochemistry and neuroscience since he received a PhD from the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, Italy, and continued his research at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.  Ascoli investigates protein structure and binding in the nervous system. In the long term, he seeks to create large-scale, anatomically plausible neural networks to model entire portions of a mammalian brain, such as the hippocampus. Ascoli’s interests also involve human memory and consciousness.