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UT Arlington College of Engineering Adds Fifteen Faculty

September 7, 2007

Students in the University of Texas at Arlington‘s College of Engineering saw the arrival of 15 new faculty members this year, one in the spring and 14 in the fall, each recognized for outstanding research and teaching abilities. Their addition is the result of the college’s mandate to provide its students with an exceptional learning and research experience.

Heng Huang, an assistant professor in the Computer Science & Engineering Department, joined the college in the spring. He received his Ph.D. from Dartmouth College, where his research interests included bioinformatics and system biology, medical computer imaging, machine learning, and data mining.

The following individuals joined the college in the fall:

Vassilis Athitsos is a research associate in the Computer Science & Engineering Department. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Boston University. Dr. Athitsos’ research interests are computer vision, data mining, machine learning and pattern recognition.

Shih-Ho (Simon) Chao is an assistant professor in the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Dr. Chao’s research interests are high-performance composite, concrete and steel structures, advanced materials and performance-based seismic design.

Chris H.Q. Ding is a professor in the Computer Science & Engineering Department. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University. Dr. Ding has experience as a member of the technical staff at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and, most recently, as a staff computer scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His research interests are bioinformatics, computational biology, machine learning, data mining and high-performance computing.

Gutemberg Guerra-Filho is an assistant professor in the Computer Science & Engineering Department. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland at College Park. Dr. Guerra-Filho’s research interests center on a linguistic framework for the modeling and learning of human activity representations.

Samir M. Iqbal is an assistant professor in the Electrical Engineering Department. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Purdue University. Dr. Iqbal’s research interests are in microelectronics, nanofabrications, and circuit design and testing.

Young-tae Kim is an assistant professor in the Bioengineering Department. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Utah. Dr. Kim’s research interests are nervous system regeneration utilizing nanofiber-based scaffolds and drug-encapsulated nanoparticles, and wound healing response to implantable devices.

Chengkai Li is an assistant professor in the Computer Science & Engineering Department. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Li’s research interests are in databases, information management and retrieval and data mining.

Yaling Liu is an assistant professor in the Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department. He received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University. Dr. Liu’s research interests are in biofluidics, computational biomechanics, nanomechanics and fluid/structure interactions.

Cheng Luo is an associate professor in the Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Luo was most recently an assistant professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Institute for Micromanufacturing at Louisiana Tech University. His research interests are the design, modeling and fabrication of nanosystems and biomicrosystems.

John A. McEnery is an assistant professor in the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department. He received his Ph.D. from Clemson University and was, most recently, an assistant professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Texas Tech University. Dr. McEnery’s research interests are in hydrology and hydraulics. He is a licensed professional engineer in Mississippi, Missouri and South Carolina.

Nancy L. Michael is an assistant professor in the Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Arlington and was, most recently, a Faculty Research Associate in the Materials Science & Engineering Department at UT Arlington.

Hyejin Moon is an assistant professor in the Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles. Dr. Moon’s research interests are microfluidics, bioMEMS/NEMS, surface phenomena and electrokinetic forces in micro- and nano-scales.

Stefan A. Romanoschi is an associate professor in the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department. He received his Ph.D. from Louisiana State University and was, most recently, an associate professor of Civil Engineering at Kansas State University. His research interests are pavement design, management and materials.

Yvette P. Weatherton is a senior lecturer in the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department. She received her Ph.D. from the University of New Orleans and was, most recently, an associate professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge. Dr. Weatherton is a licensed professional engineer in Louisiana.

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