Meet our faculty who build and control robots that move through land, water, and air to help people spot dangerous situations, evaluate structures, and help solve real-world problems.
Tenure-track Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering and ComputingWeiwen Jiang joined Mason in 2021. Prior to this, he was a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Notre Dame. He received his PhD from Chongqing University in 2019. From 2017 to 2019, he conducted research at the University of Pittsburgh and was co-advised by the professor there for his PhD thesis. He works on hardware and software co-design; in particular, the co-design of neural networks and different hardware accelerators, including mobile devices, FPGA, and ASIC.
College of Engineering and ComputingJana Košecká has taught at George Mason University since 1999. Her research interests are the acquisition of static, dynamic, and semantic models of environments by means of visual sensing, object recognition, scene parsing, and human- robot interaction. She has over 90 selected publications in referred journals and conferences and is a coauthor of a monograph titled, Invitation to 3D Vision: From Images to Geometric Models.
Associate Professor, Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering, College of Engineering and ComputingUsing new techniques to improve transportation safety.
PhD, Computer Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst (2015)Before joining GMU, Bo Liu was an assis- tant professor at Auburn University. His primary research area covers decision- making under uncertainty, human-aided machine learning, symbolic AI, trustworthiness and interpretability in machine learning, and their numer- ous applications to BIGDATA, autonomous driving, and healthcare informatics.
Professor Computer Science School of ComputingSean Luke is the head of the George Mason University Autonomous Robotics Laboratory. He has taught at George Mason University since 2000. His areas of interest and expertise include stochastic optimization and metaheuristics, evolutionary computation, multi-agent systems and multi-agent learning, autonomous robotics and robot swarms, and simulation development. He is the author of Essentials of Metaheuristics, and of several very widely used open-source software packages, including the MASON multi-agent simulator and the ECJ evolutionary computation toolkit.
Department Chair, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and ComputingLeigh McCue is an associate professor at George Mason University in the Mechanical Engineering Department. From 2015-2018 she was the executive director of the American Society of Naval Engineers. Prior to that, from December of 2004 through May of 2015, she was an assistant, then associate professor in Virginia Tech’s Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering. Her research interests are in nonlinear and chaotic vessel dynamics and computational fluid dynamics.
Associate Professor, Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering, College of Engineering and ComputingFlood hazards engineering and resilience
Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering and ComputingCameron Nowzari's research interests are in the broad area of dynamics, controls, and robotics. More specifically, he is interested in the analysis and control of complex distributed and/or networked systems and spreading processes. A good example is to imagine a single human operator trying to control a swarm of 1000 robots. It is impossible for the human to send individual commands to each robot, but rather the human should send a high level command to the entire swarm.
College of Engineering and ComputingDegrees PhD, Computer Science, Rice University Master of Science, Computer Science, Clarkson University Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, State University of New York College at Fredonia
Assistant Professor, Systems Engineering and Operations Research, College of Engineering and ComputingThe world around us is continually being shaped by intelligent and autonomous systems that are typically developed as independent systems but operate in a system of systems environment. Ali K. Raz research focus is on understanding the collaborative nature of autonomy and developing systems engineering methodologies for integrating autonomous systems.