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Faculty

  • Remi Veneziano photo

    Assistant Professor, Bioengineering, College of Engineering and Computing
     

    Rémi Veneziano joined the Department of Bioengineering in the fall of 2018. Veneziano is currently focusing his research on designing and synthesizing new composite nanomaterials, combining structured 3D DNA nanoparticles with proteins, and lipids. His lab is using these constructs to investigate fundamental questions about the role of biomacromolecules nanoscale organization in cell membrane interaction events.
  • A photo of Mohan Venigalla

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

    Mohan Venigalla specializes in transportation systems analysis and planning with an emphasis on sustainable transportation. His early career (for 12 years) was primarily in engineering consulting and research. He has been engaged in his present teaching and academic research career since 2000.
  • Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing

    Kathleen Wage’s research is a multi-disciplinary synthesis of array processing, acoustics, and oceanography. Her current work applies random matrix theory to problems in sonar signal processing and underwater acoustic propagation. Other recent projects explored the design of sparse arrays for underwater environments and investigated ambient noise in the deep ocean. Much of Dr. Wage's research incorporates real data from ocean experiments. During her career she has spent over 100 days on research ships in the North Pacific and Philippine Sea.
  • A photo of Xuan Wang

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

    Xuan Wang is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at George Mason University.
  • Research Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing

    Yue Wang is currently a Research Assistant Professor with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Volgenau School of Engineering, George Mason University. Prior to coming to Mason, he was a Senior Research Engineer with Huawei Technologies Co, Ltd. His general interest lies in the areas of signal processing, wireless communications, machine learning, and their applications in cyber-physical systems.
  • Qi Wei

    Associate Professor, Bioengineering, College of Engineering and Computing  

    Qi Wei leads the Biomechanics lab at the Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University. The lab’s research focuses on developing and applying computational models to study disorders of the oculomotor system and the musculoskeletal system. Using an advanced biomechanical model of the ocular motor plant, the lab examines the coordination of extra-ocular muscles as well as the biomechanics of strabismus.
  • Associate Professor, Systems Engineering and Operations Research, College of Engineering and Computing

    Jie Xu’s research focuses on stochastic optimization using simulation and its implementation in high-performance and cloud computing environment, robust data-driven decision-making and uncertainty quantification, rare event simulation, and computational intelligence. Xu’s application areas of interest include revenue management, risk management, power networks, data centers, cloud, health care, and production planning.
  • This is a photo of Ningshi Yao

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

    Ningshi Yao is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at George Mason University. She received her PhD from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology in 2020, and the BS in Automatic Control from Zhejiang University, China, in 2014. Prior to joining Mason, she was a postdoctoral research fellow at Georgia Institute of Technology from November 2020 to July 2021.
  • Professor, Systems Engineering and Operations Research, Volgenau

    As an instructor, Abbas Zaidi’s pedagogical approach has been to challenge his students to solve real world problems as independent thinkers, utilizing their learned techniques and not relying solely on solution recipes provided in textbooks or lectures. He thinks his job as a teacher ends the moment a student becomes an independent learner. As a teacher, he finds this journey rewarding in many ways for both himself and for his students: he thinks the students have taught him more in this process. He firmly believes that learning should be a fulfilling and, therefore, a joyful experience.
  • A photo of Kai Zeng

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

    Kai Zeng is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the College of Engineering and Computing.