Affiliated Faculty

Dr. Junzhou Huang

Dr. Junzhou HuangDr. Junzhou Huang is Assistant Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering department at the University of Texas at Arlington. He received the B.E. degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, the M.S. degree from the Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. His major research interests include machine learning, computer vision and imaging informatics. He won the MICCAI Young Scientist Award 2010, the FIMH Best Paper Award 2011, the STMI Best Paper Award 2012, the NIPS Best Reviewer Award 2013 and was selected as one of the 10 emerging leaders in multimedia and signal processing by the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in 2010. He enjoys to develop efficient algorithms with nice theoretical guarantees to solve practical problems involved large scale data.

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Dr. Susan Ferreira

Dr. Susan FerreriaDr. Susan Ferreira is Associate Professor of IMSE at UT Arlington. Prior to joining UT Arlington, Dr. Ferreira worked in industry for over 17 years. Dr. Ferreira has significant experience working as a systems engineer in the defense industry on complex software intensive systems. Her industry background includes work for Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Motorola, and Northrop Corporation. Dr. Ferreira is the founding Director of the Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC) at UTA. Her research interests are primarily focused in Systems Engineering and include Requirements Engineering, Systems of Systems Engineering, and Lean Systems Engineering (dynamic, schedule and/or cost constrained environments). Dr. Ferreira has a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Arizona State University. She also holds a B.S. and M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Arizona State University. While at ASU, she was awarded the Motorola/Arizona State University’s Corporate Leader’s Fellowship. In industry, she received awards for her contributions in systems engineering and as a key contributor in improving the organization’s software process maturity.

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Dr. Brian Huff

Dr. Brian HuffDr. Brian Huff is Associate Professor of IMSE at UT Arlington. He earned a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from West Virginia University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the UT Arlington. Dr. Huff’s teaching responsibilities include courses in engineering economy, enterprise modeling, analysis and design, discrete event simulation, as well as industrial automation and robotics. Dr. Huff also has an extensive research record in the areas of: automated process development, the design and deployment of reconfigurable automation systems, and system capacity analysis using discrete event simulation techniques. Dr. Huff has been very active in building a research laboratory to support the development and deployment of automated manufacturing processes and reconfigurable automation technologies. His work had found considerable application in industry, including Alcatel Network Systems, Motorola, Nokia, Lockheed Martin, Honeywell, Eastman Kodak, Texas Instruments, Alcon Laboratories, Nokia Mobile Phones and Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control. Dr. Huff was also part of The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) Light Flexible Mechanical Assembly (LFMA) consortium made up of large national and multi-national corporations interested in developing cost-effective, assembly technologies based on modular reconfigurable automation. He has also been active in the Enterprise Engineering and Process Automation groups at ARRI.

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Dr. John Priest

Dr. John PriestDr. John Priest is Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Associate Director of the Texas Radio Frequency Innovation and Development Center. He is former Associate Director of the Automation and Robotics Research Institute. In 2001, he received the University of Texas at Arlington Outstanding Engineering Research Award. While at UTA he has published over 150 technical articles, authored 2 books, received 2 patents, 1 pending and received over $5 Million funded research as principal and co-principal investigator. From 1982 to 1996, Dr. Priest was on the President's Committee for Employment of Persons with Disabilities. Between 1978 and 1999, he has worked on several major government task forces to improve the processes of technical risk assessment, product development, and producibility. He is currently chair of the Faculty Senate. Prior to academia, he worked for Texas Instruments, Rockwell International and General Motors. Dr. Priest's research interests include product development, systems analysis, cost analysis, producibility, intelligent systems and process improvement. His current research works include scheduling algorithms for General Motors, preventing runway incursions at DFW Airport, systems analysis of improved tracking methods for AA Cargo, micro fabrication methods for microreactors for biodiesel, coal and natural gas liquidification, and producibility and technical risk assessment of medical microdevices. Micro reactor fabrication is funded by the Department of Energy, DARPA, and private companies.

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Dr. Jamie Rogers

Dr. Jamie RogersDr. Jamie Rogers is an Associate Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at UT Arlington and also serves as the Associate Department Chair. Prior to joining the faculty at UTA in 1994, she served in various engineering and management positions in defense electronics and global semiconductor business areas at Texas Instruments, Inc. She received a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1979, and M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from UT Arlington in 1981 and 1985, respectively.

Her research interests include the design and analysis of manufacturing systems, logistics, sustainability, strategic planning, engineering education, and infrastructure/integration issues relating to agile virtual enterprises. Dr. Rogers has presented and published numerous papers worldwide and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Texas. She has served as an ABET Program Evaluator for Industrial Engineering programs since 1992. She was elected by the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) to the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) 1999-2004. She served on the ABET International Activities Council (INTAC) as a Program Evaluator (2004-2008) and currently serves as Facilitator for ABET Program Evaluator Training (2007-present) as well a Member of the ABET Board of Directors (2008-present).

She is a member of Tau Beta Pi, Alpha Pi Mu, Omega Rho, Omicron Delta Kappa, Sigma Xi, ASEE, AAUW, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, and faculty advisor to the UT Arlington student chapter as well as a senior member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE). For this project, Dr. Rogers’ systems analysis and design expertise will be important for identifying specific operations research solution methods appropriate for specific TxDOT issues.

At UTA, Dr. Rogers teaches the undergraduate engineering capstone design experience and graduate and undergraduate courses in facility layout, distribution systems design, transportation systems design, production systems and engineering economics. In 1999, Dr. Rogers won the UT System Chancellor’s Council Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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Dr. Siamak Ardekani

Dr. Siamak ArdekaniDr. Siamak Ardekani is Professor Civil Engineering at UT Arlington. His areas of expertise include traffic flow modeling, emergency transportation management, traffic surveillance systems, and intelligent transportation systems. Ardekani received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from UT Austin and is a registered professional engineer in Texas and Virginia.

Dr. Ardekani has been the principle investigator of a number of research studies dealing with the management of transportation facilities in the aftermath of major urban disasters and disruptions. These include an NSF study to develop a decision tool for post-earthquake transportation operations, as well as a Texas Advance technology Program project to develop a quick-response decision tool for traffic diversion around roadway incidents. These projects have all involved aspects related to risk assessment, planning for emergency response, rapid damage assessment and inventory, and computer tools for decision support on emergency response and accelerated return to normalcy. He is also a founding member of a multi-disciplinary UTA research team known as the Disaster Mitigation Group.

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Dr. Stephen Mattingly

Dr. Stephen MattinglyDr. Stephen Mattingly is Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at UT Arlington. His areas of expertise include Decision and Risk Analysis, Operations Research/Logistics, Stochastic and Statistical Analysis, Network Optimization (Linear and nonlinear), Traveler Behavior, Transportation Planning, and Intelligent Transportation Systems. From 2000 - 2002, he was on the Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty at the University of Alaska - Fairbanks. He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Rice University, a M.S. in Civil Engineering from The University of Texas at Arlington and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Mattingly is actively involved with the Transportation Research Board (TRB), serving as a committee member for the Committee on Transportation Network Modeling and the Committee on Traffic Flow and Characteristics.

Dr. Mattingly’s primary research interests utilize statistical methodologies to study traveler behavior, decision theory for integrating performance measures related to transportation planning and operations, and risk analysis for asset management and decision making. He has expertise in the design of experiments, statistical modeling, surveys and optimization. He has studied managed lane travel behavior, long distance travel behavior, trip generation characteristics, signal timing benefits, and vehicular emissions. Through his research, he has developed models for planning and policy development related to managed lanes as well as a model for assessing freeway operating strategies and overall performance.

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Dr. Melanie Sattler

Dr. Melanie SattlerDr. Melanie Sattler is Associate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at UT Arlington. She teaches 5 courses in air quality, and her research interests include air quality modeling, air pollution control technologies, and air pollution emissions measurement. Her research has been funded by the North Central Texas Council of Governments, Texas Air Research Center, Texas Department of Transportation, and Texas Utilities. She has collaborated with Dr. Chen concerning use of a Decision Making Framework for assessing ground-level ozone control strategies.

Prior to joining UTA in 2003 as a full-time faculty member, Dr. Sattler spent 1½ years in consulting and 5 years in government. With Alan Plummer Associates, Dr. Sattler’s primary responsibilities were air quality field sampling and computer modeling of emissions. With the North Central Texas Council of Governments, she assisted in development of the Dallas/Fort Worth State Implementation Plan, including development of the regional emissions inventory and recommendation of Voluntary Mobile Emission Reduction Program measures. In the area of air quality, she also researched technologies for reducing nitrogen oxide emissions from heavy-duty diesel non-road vehicles.

Dr. Sattler holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering and B.A. in Physics from Texas A&M University, along with an M.S. and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. She serves as chair of the Air & Waste Management Association National Scholarship Committee, chair of the Texas Environmental Research Consortium Scientific Advisory Committee, and a member of the Texas Utilities Environmental Research Program Research Steering Committee. She is a registered professional engineer in the State of Texas.

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Dr. Ishfaq Ahmad

Dr. Ishfaq AhmadDr. Ishfaq Ahmad is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at UT Arlington. He received his PhD degree in Computer Science from Syracuse University, New York, U.S.A., in 1992. His research interests include high-performance parallel and distributed computing, scheduling and mapping algorithms for scalable architectures, power-aware computing systems, optimization algorithms, multimedia systems, and video compression techniques. His research work in these areas is published in close to 200 technical papers in refereed journals and conferences. He has received best paper awards at Supercomputing 90 (New York), Supercomputing `91 (Albuquerque), and 2001 International Conference on Parallel Processing (Spain). He has also received the 2007 Best Paper Award for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, awarded at ISCAS this May in New Orleans. At UTA, he leads the Multimedia Laboratory and IRIS (Institute for Research in Security), an inter-disciplinary university-wide research center. Dr. Ahmad's current research is funded by the Department of Justice (DOJ), National Science Foundation (NSF), and Sun Microsystems. He has served on the program committees of over 70 international conferences (co-chaired four). He served on the editorial board of IEEE Concurrency, and currently is an area editor of: Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, Cluster Computing. Dr. Ahmad is also one of the founding editors of IEEE Distributed Systems Online.

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Dr. David Levine

Dr. David LevineDr. David Levine is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science and Engineering at UT Arlington.


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Dr. J.C. Chiao

Dr. J.C. Chiao is Professor Electrical Engineering at UT Arlington. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology. He has served as a Research Scientist in the Optical Networking Systems and Testbeds Group at Bell Communications Research, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Hawaii - Manoa, and a Product Line Manager and Senior Technology Advisor with Chorum Technologies. Dr. Chiao is a co-founder of American Academy of Nanomedicine. He has been the chair/co-chair for the SPIE Micro- and Nanotechnology: Materials, Processes, Packaging, and Systems Conference, the SPIE Device and Process Technologies for Microelectronics, MEMS, and Photonics Conference, SPIE Europe Smart Sensors, Actuators and MEMS Conference, Photonics West: Micromachining and Microfabrication Process Technology Conference and Photonics Asia: MEMS/MOEMS Technology and Applications Conference. He is a technical committee member for Smart Electronics, MEMS and Nanotechnology Conference and IEEE International Microwave Symposium, RF MEMS subcommittee. Dr. Chiao is with the editorial board of the Elsevier Journal Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine. Dr. Chiao's research interests include MEMS (microelectromechanical system) devices, nanofabrication and applications, optical components, microwave components, antennas, and medical microdevices. His current research works include the development of plastic millimeter wave systems and integrated pain management system, GI implants, wound healing systems and implantable blood oxygen sensors.

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Dr. Wei-Jen Lee

Dr. Wei-Jen LeeDr. Wei-Jen Lee is Professor of Electrical Engineering at UT Arlington and Director of the Energy Systems Research Center. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C., and his Ph.D. degree from UT Arlington in 1978, 1980, and 1985, respectively, all in Electrical Engineering. He has been with UT Arlington for more than twenty years. Dr. Lee has an extensive research record on power flow, transient and dynamic stability, voltage stability, short circuits, relay coordination, power quality analysis, power electronics, microcomputer based relay design, neural network load forecasting, renewable energy, fault diagnostic and prognostic, and deregulation for utility companies. Dr. Lee has been very active in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer (IEEE), serving as secretary of IEEE/IAS, and the chair of the Energy Systems Committee under the Industrial & Commercial Power Systems Department. He is the working group member and chapter chair for the revision of IEEE Std. 141, Std. 399, Std. 551, and Std. 739. Dr. Lee has provided on-site training courses for power engineers in Panama, China, Taiwan, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, and Singapore. Dr. Lee is Fellow of IEEE and a registered professional engineer in the State of Texas.

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Dr. Bernd Chudoba

Dr. Bernd ChudobaDr. Bernd Chudoba is Assistant Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at UT Arlington.


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Dr. Frank Lu

Dr. Frank LuDr. Frank Lu is Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at UT Arlington. He received a B.A. and M.A. in engineering from Cambridge, an M.S. in engineering from Princeton and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Penn State. Dr. Lu has experience in a broad range of fundamental to applied aspects of engineering, with emphasis in fluid mechanics, aerodynamics, gasdynamics, combustion, detonations, propulsion and hypersonics. He is an associate fellow of the AIAA where he currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics and on its Publication Ethics Subcommittee and its Ground Test Technical Committee. He is a member of ASME, IEEE and the International Shock Wave Institute and he is a registered professional engineering in Texas. He serves on the editorial board of the journal Shock Waves and the book series Shock Wave and High Pressure Phenomena. He has published and lectured widely.

Dr. Lu’s research interests include complex flow phenomena. Such problems exist in numerous applications, such as pollutant dispersal for health, environmental and homeland security applications, flow control, flow/structure interactions and mixing.

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Dr. Kamesh Subbarao

Dr. Kamesh SubbaraoDr. Kamesh Subbarao is Associate Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at UT Arlington. He has a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A & M University, College Station. His research interests include nonlinear and robust adaptive control, dynamical systems theory, estimation and system identification, flight control systems, optimal spacecraft maneuvers, multi-resolution mathematical modeling and simulation methodologies, and guidance, navigation and control concepts in air traffic management.

Since joining UT Arlington, he is actively involved in research leading to development of non-parametric mathematical models for micro and nano scale dynamical systems with embedded sensing and distributed actuation capabilities. In addition, he has been working on applying control-theoretic methods for aerodynamic and structural design optimization for developing efficient morphing structures and designing robust adaptive control laws for synchronization of attitude motion of free flying robotic spacecraft. This research has been sponsored by NASA, AFOSR, Texas Workforce Commission, United Space Alliance, the College of Engineering at UTA and the local industry. He is the director of the Aerospace Systems Laboratory at UTA and a co-director of the Autonomous Vehicles Laboratory. He has been a mentor and advisor for several student teams partitipating in the Texas Space Grants Consortium Design Challenge, Association for Unmanned Vehicles International – student unmanned autonomous system competitions (1st place in 2005, 3rd place in 2006), CanSat competition (1st place 2007), senior design teams (Mars Flyer – NASA Langley top tier prize in 2005) and AIAA design-build-fly.

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Dr. Irinel Dragan

Dr. Irinel DraganDr. Irinel Dragan is a Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at UT Arlington after retiring in 2006 after 26 years here. His principal teaching has as been in mathematical operations research, and his research includes numerous publications in game theory. He has also held visiting positions in Albania, Belgium, Germany, Italy and Romania. In addition, he still collaborates with researchers in the Netherlands, Japan, Spain, and other countries. For example, he is currently modeling agricultural problems with mathematicians from the University of Kisinev in Moldova.


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Dr. D.L. Hawkins

Dr. D.L. HawkinsDr. D.L. Hawkins is Associate Professor of Mathematics at UT Arlington. He received a Ph.D. in Biostatistics from the University of North Carolina. His primary research field is developing statistical methodology but has also collaborated extensively on interdisciplinary research with scientists in biology, geology, psychology, medicine and engineering. He has also taught a wide variety of statistics courses, primarily in the area of statistical modeling. Since 1990 Dr. Hawkins has had extensive experience as a statistical consultant to industrial companies.


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Dr. Yuan-Bo Peng

Dr. Yuan-Bo PengDr. Yuan-Bo Peng is a Associate Professor of Psychology at UT Arlington.


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Dr. Edmund Prater

Dr. Edmund PraterDr. Edmund Prater is Associate Professor of Information Systems and Operations Management in the College of Business Administration at UT Arlington. He received his Ph.D. in Operations Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He also holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Tennessee Technology University and M.S. degrees in both Electrical Engineering and Systems Analysis from Georgia Tech. Prior to obtaining his Ph.D., his industrial experience included being Senior Manager of the Technology Assessment Group for BellSouth Enterprises, where he was responsible for artificial Intelligence and technology forecasting. He has also been Vice President of Applied Technologies software and operated an import/export firm with offices in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, Russia.

His current research interests include uncertainty and chaotic dynamics as applied to international supply chains, reverse logistics, small and medium-sized businesses, and health care systems. He is director of the UT Arlington/THR Medical Mini-MBA Program and Associate Director of the Health Education and Research Center (HERC) at UT Arlington.

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