Professor, Systems Engineering and Operations Research, College of Engineering and ComputingKarla 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
Assistant ProfessorResearch Interests: Security assessment of wireless network protocols, threat modeling and counter-mechanism design, cross-technology spectrum sharing, dynamic spectrum access, and vehicle-to-vehicle communications.
Associate Professor, Systems Engineering and Operations Research, College of Engineering and ComputingEdward Huang has focused on enabling, applying, and advancing model-based systems engineering (MBSE) to help transform the state of the engineering design and systems engineering practice. He has architected complex systems including the joint strike fighter production chain, border security system, semiconductor production and scheduling, airport baggage handling system, and pharmaceutical clinic trial distribution network.
Associate Professor, Bioengineering, College of Engineering and ComputingMany neurological diseases are marked by a process of white matter neurodegeneration; that is, a breakdown of specific brain tissue involved in higher-order cognitive function. The global rise of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease is of urgent focus, but better medical diagnostic systems also offer epilepsy and multiple sclerosis patients hope. Since August 2009 Vasiliki Ikonomidou’s research conducted at Mason’s Krasnow Institute for Advanced Studies has been focused on improving MRI technologies to detect this unique and difficult to measure symptom.
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering and ComputingDimitri Ioannou has authored or coauthored over two hundred and fifty research papers and conference presentations and advised more than thirty research students.