Meet Our Faculty


  • Monson Hayes

    Professor and Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Volgenau

    Dr. Hayes joined the faculty of George Mason University in the fall of 2014 as the Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. As a Life Fellow of the IEEE and an internationally recognized researcher for his contributions to the field of digital signal processing, he brings more than 30 years of teaching and research experience to Mason. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley, and his Masters and Sc.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • George Hazelrigg obtained a bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering from Newark College of Engineering (now New Jersey Institute of Technology, NJIT), and his MA, MSE, and PhD degrees in aerospace engineering from Princeton University.  He worked for six years in the aerospace industry at Curtiss-Wright, General Dynamics, and the Jet Propulsion Lab, and taught engineering at NJIT, Princeton University, University of California at San Diego, Polytechnic University, Ajou University in Korea and École de Technologie Supérieure in Montreal. 
  • Assistant Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering, Volgenau

    Lucas Henneman’s research focuses on air pollution and health. He is most interested in telling success stories—for example, about how environmental regulations have improved our air quality and health—and the opportunities to create more success stories by identifying air pollution sources that make people sick. His day-to-day research leverages large datasets and computer models to track pollution after it’s emitted to where it is breathed in by people like us.
  • Research Associate Professor, C4I Center, Volgenau

  • Caroline Hoemann

    Professor, Bioengineering, Volgenau Professor, Bioengineering

    Caroline Hoemann (BA, UCSD; PhD, MIT) is a full professor of Bioengineering at George Mason University. Prior to this, she was a professor in the Chemical Engineering Department at the Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal, where she spent 15 years directing a federally-funded research program on the role of inflammation in articular cartilage repair.
  • Professor, Systems Engineering and Operations Research, Volgenau

    Karla 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 Professor, Information Sciences and Technology, Volgenau

    Ray Hong focuses on topics in the intersection between human-computer interaction and machine learning. He aims at improving people’s capability of interacting with ML models to derive better insights and decisions using data. Degrees PhD, Human-Centered Design and Engineering, University of Washington
  • Resident Scholar, Volgenau

    Hans J. Hoyer is the Secretary General of the International Federation for Engineering Education Societies (IFEES), Executive Secretary of the Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC), and Resident Scholar in Global Engineering at the Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University. Former Director of International Programs and Strategy for the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and co-founder of the Indo-US Collaborative for Engineering Education (IUCEE).
  • Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Volgenau

    Brian Hrolenok has a deep interest in machine learning, multiagent systems, and the challenges unique to their intersection. His research has explored learning executable models of systems that exhibit complex collective behavior such as social animals (social insects, fish, primates) and robot teams. He also enjoys reading, learning, and teaching computer science and mathematics, building robots, and noodling on strange synthesizers with enthusiasm inversely proportional to talent.
  • Associate Professor, Systems Engineering and Operations Research, Volgenau

    Edward 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.