Meet Our Faculty

Faculty

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

    Dr. Pachowicz is an Associate Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, George Mason University. His current interests include CubeSats, SatCom, and SpaceCom. He is leading activities in these areas at the Volgenau School of Engineering (VSE). Specific CubeSat areas of his interest include: ultra-small-factor satellite bus engineering, resilient satellite bus architectures, and rad-hard embedded software. His interests in satellite communications are oriented towards design of low-noise antennas, signal and data fusion, and custom software defined radios.
  • Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing

    Bernd-Peter Paris is currently the Director of the MS in Telecommunications program at George Mason University. His prior experience includes working with the Public Switching Division at Siemens in Munich, Germany. Paris is engaged in research in the areas of communication systems, with emphasis on mobile, wireless communication networks, and information theory.
  • Associate Dean for Research and Professor,
    Systems Engineering and Operations Research,
    College of Engineering and Computing

     

    Throughout his career, Art Pyster has played leading technical, management, and executive roles in the telecommunications, aerospace, defense, air traffic control, education, and computing business sectors. 
  • Assistant Professor, Systems Engineering and Operations Research, College of Engineering and Computing

    The 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.
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    Associate Chair of Undergraduate Programs and Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing

    Colin Reagle joined the Volgenau School of Engineering in 2014. Reagle specializes in the areas of thermal fluid flows and sustainable energy systems, and brings his extensive background in the subjects to Mason as a boon to the growing Mechanical Engineering program. He has also taught and conducted post-doctoral research at Virginia Tech, including projects for Solar Turbines, Siemens, Pratt and Whitney, Rolls-Royce, and Honeywell. Reagle has R&D experience as a researcher for Techsburg, a small engineering services company in Christiansburg, Virginia.
  • Shani Ross

    Assistant Professor and Associate Chair Bioengineering College of Engineering and Computing  

    Shani Ross received her bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Howard University in Washington, DC in 2004 and her master's and Ph.D. in biomedical engineering with a bioelectrical concentration from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, in 2006 and 2013, respectively. Her current research involves studying bladder neurophysiology and working on a closed-loop neuroprosthesis for bladder control. In general, Ross’ research interests are in the areas of neural engineering and neuromodulation.
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    Professor and Chair, Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing

    Sam Salem is the Chair of Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering at George Mason University.
  • Instructor, Assistant Director MS Data Analytics Engineering Program, College of Engineering and Computing

    Bernard Schmidt is an Instructor at George Mason University’s Volgenau School of Engineering, MS Data Analytics Engineering Program. He is also the Assistant Director of the MS Data Analytics Engineering Program. He joined Mason’s VSE Faculty in the Fall of 2020 from Northern Virginia Community College where he served as a professor of Information Technology as well as an Assistant Dean for Information Technology and Computer Science at the NVCC Manassas campus.
  • Associate Professor, Systems Engineering and Operations Research, Director at Center for Air Transportation Systems Research, College of Engineering and Computing

    Lance Sherry is an Associate Professor in the Systems Engineering and Operations Research department and serves as Director of the Center for Air Transportation Systems Research at the Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University.
  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing

    Daigo Shishika is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He obtained his bachelor's degree from the University of Tokyo, Japan, and his master's and PhD from the University of Maryland, College Park, all in Aerospace Engineering. Before joining George Mason University, Shishika was a postdoctoral researcher in the GRASP Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania.