Meet Our Faculty


  • Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing

    Krzysztof (Kris) Gaj received the MSc and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Warsaw University of Technology. He is a professor in the ECE Department at Mason, where he currently co-directs the Cryptographic Engineering Research Group – CERG - one of the largest and most widely recognized applied-cryptography groups in the United States. His major research projects have been devoted to the evaluation of cryptographic algorithms competing to become new American and international standards.
  • Associate Professor, Systems Engineering and Operations Research, College of Engineering and Computing

    Operations research deals with the application of advanced mathematics and computational methods to help make better decisions involving large and complex systems. There are many uses for operations research, but one of the most difficult problems that Rajesh Ganesan investigates is the sequential decision making problems under uncertainty.
  • This is Deborah Goodings

    Professor and Associate Dean, College of Engineering and Computing

    Deborah Goodings is a professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs at the College of Engineering and Computing.
  • This is a photo of Robert Handler

    Professor and Director of Graduate Programs, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing

    Robert Handler received a Ph.D. in mechanics from the University of Minnesota (1980). Most recently he was a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University. Previous to this he was a Research Mechanical Engineer at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington, DC, where he was head of the Fluid Dynamics Section in the Remote Sensing Division.
  • Monson Hayes

    Professor and Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing

    Dr. Hayes joined the faculty of George Mason University in the fall of 2014 as the Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
  • Adjunct Professor and Affiliate Faculty
    Mechanical Engineering
    College of Engineering and Computing

    George Hazelrigg obtained a bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering from Newark College of Engineering (now New Jersey Institute of Technology, NJIT), and his MA, MSE, and PhD degrees in aerospace engineering from Princeton University.  He worked for six years in the aerospace industry at Curtiss-Wright, General Dynamics, and the Jet Propulsion Lab, and taught engineering at NJIT, Princeton University, University of California at San Diego, Polytechnic University, Ajou University in Korea and École de Technologie Supérieure in Montreal. 
  • This is a photo of Lucas Henneman

    Assistant Professor, Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing

    Lucas Henneman’s research focuses on air pollution and health. He is most interested in telling success stories—for example, about how environmental regulations have improved our air quality and health—and the opportunities to create more success stories by identifying air pollution sources that make people sick. His day-to-day research leverages large datasets and computer models to track pollution after it’s emitted to where it is breathed in by people like us.
  • A headshot of research associate professor Michael Hieb

    Research Associate Professor, C4I Center, College of Engineering and Computing

    Michael Hieb is a research Associate Professor in the C4I center at George Mason University.
  • Caroline Hoemann

    Professor, Bioengineering, College of Engineering and Computing  

    Caroline Hoemann (BA, UCSD; PhD, MIT) is a full professor of Bioengineering at George Mason University. Prior to this, she was a professor in the Chemical Engineering Department at the Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal, where she spent 15 years directing a federally-funded research program on the role of inflammation in articular cartilage repair.
  • Karla Hoffman portrait

    Professor, Systems Engineering and Operations Research, College of Engineering and Computing

    Karla Hoffman uses mathematical and statistical modeling to inform decision making. She has worked with a variety of government agencies and corporations on such diverse problems as: •    Planning and scheduling buses at Disneyworld •    Real-time scheduling of concrete trucks throughout Northern Virginia •    Assigning crews to flights for a major airline  •    Determining the scoring process by which tax returns are ranked for audits