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, Volgenau

    Qiliang Li received Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University in 2004. His doctoral research was in the area of hybrid silicon/molecular field effect transistors and memories. Prior to joining Mason, he was a Senior Scientist at Semiconductor Electronics Division of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD, where he was involved with the fabrication, characterization and simulation of advanced CMOS and nanoelectronics materials and devices.
  • Andrew Loerch

    Associate Chair, Systems Engineering and Operations Research, Volgenau
    Professor, Systems Engineering and Operations Research, Volgenau

    Andrew Loerch is the Associate Chair of the Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research. He directs the military applications of operations research track in the graduate program in Operations Research. His research interests include the application of mathematical programming to military problems, optimization of multi-year capital budgeting, and management of cyclically scheduled manufacturing facilities.
  • Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Volgenau

    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.
  • Associate Professor, Systems Engineering and Operations Research

    Songjun Luo recently joined the SEOR department to support the MSDAE Program as an associate professor. Prior to joining Mason, Luo has been with ZS Associates for 26 years. Founded in 1983, ZS is one of the world’s largest consulting firms with currently 7,000+ professionals specialized in sales and marketing issues using data-driven analytical approaches. Having joined ZS in its infancy and having been a Partner for 20 years with the firm, Luo has played several key leadership roles in the firm, including project lead, client lead, practice lead, and office lead.
  • Associate Professor, Sid and Reva Dewberry Dept of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering, Volgenau

    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.
  • 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, Volgenau

    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.
  • Department Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

    Leigh 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.
  • Professor , Volgenau
    Bill and Eleanor Hazel Endowed Chair in Infrastructure Engineering, Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering
    Affiliate Faculty, SEOR, Systems Engineering and Operations…

    For over two decades, Elise Miller-Hooks has been applying and advancing concepts of operations research to civil and infrastructure systems applications.