Meet Our Faculty

Faculty

  • A photo of professor and department chair John Shortle

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

    John Shortle is the Professor and Chair of the Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research.
  • Siddhartha Sikdar

    Professor, Bioengineering, College of Engineering and Computing
     

     

    Siddhartha Sikdar is a Professor in the Department of Bioengineering.
  • Ariela Sofer

    Associate Dean, Administration and Faculty Affairs Professor, Systems Engineering and Operations Research College of Engineering and Computing

    Ariela Sofer is the Associate Dean for the CEC and a professor in SEOR.
  • This is a photo of Vadim Sokolov

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

    Vadim Sokolov works on building robust solutions for large scale complex systems analysis, at the interface of simulation-based modeling and statistics. This involves developing new methodologies that rely on agent-based modeling, Bayesian analysis of time series data, design of computational experiments and development of open-source software that implements those methodologies. Inspired by an interest in urban systems, he co-developed mobility simulator called "Polaris" which is currently used for large scale transportation networks analysis by both local and federal governments.
  • Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing

    Tolga Soyata received his BS in Electrical and Communications Engineering from Istanbul Technical University in 1988, MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 1992 and PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Rochester in 2000. He was an assistant research professor at the University of Rochester ECE Department between 2008 and 2016 and associate professor at SUNY Albany ECE between 2016 and 2019. He was a senior lecturer at Johns Hopkins University ECE Department in 2020 before joining Mason as an associate professor in 2021.
  • Professor, Director at the Center for Assurance Research & Engineering (CARE) Computer Science College of Engineering and Computing

    Angelos Stavrou is the director of the Center for Assurance Research and Engineering (CARE) at Mason. His current research interests include security and reliability for distributed systems, security principles for virtualization, and anonymity with a focus on building and deploying large-scale systems. Over the past few years, Stavrou's research has focused on two aspects of security: systems’ security and reliability.
  • Burak Tanyu

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

    Burak F. Tanyu joined the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering in the Volgenau School at George Mason University in 2011 specializing in geotechnical engineering. Prior to joining George Mason, Tanyu was a senior engineer at Geosyntec Consultants where he worked on landslide forensic analyzes, earth retention system designs, design and permitting of residual waste landfills, and seep investigation and embankment stability. He has been a National Highway Institute certified instructor, teaching the design of earth retaining structures since 2008.
  • Janis Terpenny in a headshot photo for her faculty profile at George Mason University

    Professor, SEOR and Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing

    Janis Terpenny is a professor with joint appointments in the Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research and the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
  • A photo of Kuo Tian

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

    Kuo Tian holds a BE degree in civil engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, and MS and PhD degrees in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Wisconsin. Before joining the Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering as an assistant professor of geotechnical engineering, he served as a research scientist and lecturer at the University of Virginia.
  • Associate Professor, Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing

    Girum Urgessa is a tenured associate professor in the Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering (CEIE) at George Mason University. He received his MS (2002) and PhD (2006) from the University of New Mexico, and his BS (2000) from Addis Ababa University. Before coming to Mason, he was a research engineer in the Applied Science Division of Weidlinger Associates (now Thornton Tomasetti) and a structural engineer at Dekker/Perich/Sabatini.