Meet Our Faculty


  • Alexander Levis

    Professor Emeritus, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Volgenau

    Alexander H. Levis is University Professor of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering. From 2001 to 2004 he served as the Chief Scientist of the U. S. Air Force at the Pentagon on leave from the university. He was educated at Ripon College where he received the AB degree (1963) in Mathematics and Physics and then at MIT where he received the BS (1963), MS (1965), ME (1967), and Sc.D. (1968) degrees in Mechanical Engineering with control systems as his area of specialization.
  • Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing

    Qiliang Li’s research is focused on semiconductor device technology, nanoelectronics and intelligent sensing systems. He became a faculty member in George Mason University in 2007. Prior to joining Mason, he was a scientist at the Semiconductor Electronics Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), working on advanced CMOS devices and nanoelectronics. He is the Distinguished Virginia Microelectronics Consortium (VMEC) Chair Professor at George Mason University.
  • Term Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing

    For Craig Lorie, extensive work in the electrical engineering field naturally cultivated a love for software engineering. While it has been rare to find commercial positions that integrate the two disciplines in the past, advancing technologies will require greater attention to combining digital systems with design. This challenge is ultimately what brought him back to the classroom at George Mason University, as an adjunct faculty teaching digital systems. He joined the full-time faculty at the Volgenau School of Engineering in 2009.
  • A photo of associate professor Songjun Luo

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


    Songjun Luo enjoys sharing his experience in applying analytical approaches to business problems with students.
  • Associate Professor, Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing

    Viviana Maggioni’s research interests lie at the intersection of hydrometeorology and remote sensing. Her research activities span from the local scale, by developing advanced environmental monitoring systems at the Mason campus, to the global scale, combining water resources engineering with hydrometeorology and remote sensing to evaluate conditions in remote regions, where ground truthing is impossible, but where environmental and health consequences can be devastating.
  • Andre Manitius

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

    Andrzej Manitius joined George Mason University in September 1988 as Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Manitius' research interests include mathematical aspects of control theory, including control of distributed parameter and delay systems, optimal control, optimization, numerical and computational methods in dynamical systems and control systems. He has published over 70 papers in his fields of interest, and held various editorial positions with several professional journals.
  • Instructor, Engineering Capstones, Volgenau

    Gino Manzo retired from a defense industry career (IBM, Loral, Lockheed-Martin, BAE Systems) in March, 2014. Before coming to Mason, Manzo worked as an adjunct professor at Virginia Tech and designed and taught their first two semester senior design capstones class. Degrees MS, Electrical Engineering, Cornell University BS, Electrical Engineering, Cornell University
  • Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing

    Brian L. Mark’s main research interests lie in the design, modeling and performance evaluation of communication networks and computer systems. He became a faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at George Mason University in 2000. Prior to joining Mason, he was a Research Staff Member at NEC Labs in Princeton, New Jersey and spent a year as a visiting researcher at Télécom Paristech in Paris, France.
  • Leigh McCue wears a striped blue suit and light blouse in her faculty profile for the Department of Mechanical Engineering

    Associate Professor and Department Chair

    Research Interests: Maritime robotics, ship dynamics
  • Elise Miller-Hooks wears a gray blazer and has blonde hair in her faculty profile for the Civil department at Mason

    Professor, Affiliate Faculty for Systems Engineering and Operations Research

    Research Interests: Multi-Hazard Civil Infrastructure Resilience Quantification; Interdependent Infrastructure Lifelines Modeling; Disaster Planning, Evacuation and Response; Stochastic and Dynamic Network Algorithms; Intermodal Passenger and Freight Transport; Alternative Modes; Real-Time Routing and Fleet Management; Incident Management; Transportation Infrastructure Investment for Climate Uncertainty