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2015-2017 Graduate Catalog

School of Engineering and Computer Science


 

301 Engineering Center • (248) 370-2217 • Fax (248) 370-4261  (map)
www.secs.oakland.edu

 

Dean:
Louay M. Chamra

Interim associate dean:
Qian Zou

Business manager:
Keith Harvey

Department chairs:
Brian P. Sangeorzan, Mechanical Engineering
Daniel N. Aloi, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Robert P. Van Til, Industrial and Systems Engineering
Lunjin Lu, Computer Science and Engineering
 

Professors emeriti:
David Boddy, Ph.D., Purdue University
Robert H. Edgerton, Ph.D., Cornell University
Richard E. Haskell, Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic
    Institute
Michael Y. Y. Hung, Ph.D., University of Illinois
Glenn A. Jackson, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Naim A. Kheir, Ph.D., The Hungarian Academy of
    Sciences (Budapest)
Keith R. Kleckner, Ph.D., Cornell University
Janusz W. Laski, Ph.D., Technical University of Gdansk
Sarma R. Vishnubhotla, Sc.D., Washington University in St. Louis
Gilbert L. Wedekind, Ph.D., University of Illinois
Tung H. Weng, Ph.D., University of Missouri, Columbia
Thomas G. Windeknecht, Ph.D., Case Institute of
    Technology
Howard R. Witt, Ph.D., Cornell University

Professors:
Hoda S. Abdel-Aty-Zohdy, Ph.D., University of Waterloo
    (Canada)
Daniel N. Aloi, Ph.D., Ohio University
Gary C. Barber, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Bhushan L. Bhatt, Ph.D., Oakland University
Louay M. Chamra, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Ka Chai Cheok, Ph.D., Oakland University
Manohar Das, Ph.D., Colorado State University
Pieter A. Frick, Ph.D., London University (England)
Subramaniam Ganesan, Ph.D., Indian Institute of Science
    (Bangalore)
Edward Y. L. Gu, Ph.D., Purdue University
Randy Gu, Ph.D., State University of New York, Buffalo
Keyu Li, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Nan K. Loh, Ph.D., University of Waterloo (Canada)
Zissimos P. Mourelatos, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Sayed A. Nassar, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
Barbara Oakley, Ph.D., Oakland University
Michael P. Polis, Ph.D., Purdue University
Andrew Rusek, Ph.D., Technical University of Warsaw
    (Poland)
Brian P. Sangeorzan, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin,
    Madison
Sankar Sengupta, Ph.D., Clemson University
Ishwar Sethi, Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology
    (Kharagpur)
Robert P. Van Til, Ph.D., Northwestern University
Lianxiang Yang, Ph.D., University of Kassel (Germany)
Mohamed A. Zohdy, Ph.D., University of Waterloo
    (Canada)
Qian Zou, Ph.D., Tsinghua University (China)

Associate professors:
Yin-Ping Chang, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Debatosh Debnath, Ph.D., Kyushu Institute of Technology
    (Japan)
Huirong Fu, Ph.D., Nanyang Technological University
    (Singapore)
Sergey Golovashchenko, D.Sc., Bauman Moscow State Technical University 
Laila Guessous, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Darrin M. Hanna, Ph.D., Oakland University
Dae-Kyoo Kim, Ph.D., Colorado State University
Jia Li, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Ching Long Ko, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
Krzystof Kobus, Ph.D., Oakland University
Michael A. Latcha, Ph.D., Wayne State University
Lunjin Lu, Ph.D., University of Birmingham (England)
Nilesh Patel, Ph.D., Wayne State University
Guangzhi Qu, Ph.D., University of Arizona
Hongwei Qu, Ph.D., University of Florida
Osamah Rawashdeh, Ph.D., University of Kentucky
Mohammad-Reza Siadat, Ph.D., Wayne State University
Gautam B. Singh, Ph.D., Wayne State University
Christian C. Wagner, Ph.D., Michigan State University
Xia Wang, Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

 

Assistant professors:    
Megan Conrad-Sczygielski, Ph.D., Marquette University
Brian Dean, Ph.D., University of Wyoming
Daniel Llamocca, Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Khalid Mahmood, Ph.D., Tokyo Institute of Technology
Hua Ming, Ph.D., Iowa State University
Vijitashwa Pandey, Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
James David Schall, Ph.D., North Carolina State University
Tao Shu, Ph.D., University of Arizona
Jing Tang, Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Yonghong Yan, Ph.D., University of Houston
Wenjin Zhou, Ph.D., Brown University

Special instructor:
Laura Dinsmoor, M.S., Oakland University
Akash Dixit, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology
Jerry E. Marsh, M.S., Oakland University
Sebnem Onsay, M.S., Oakland University

Visiting assistant professors:
Xiaotong Lin, Ph.D., University of Kansas
Khalid Mirza, Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Adjunct professors:
Ismat Abu-Isa, Ph.D., Northwestern University
Alex Alkidas, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology
Robert F. Bordley, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Dennis A. Corrigan, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Yung-Li Lee, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Mutasim Salman, Ph.D., University of Illinois, Champaign

Adjunct associate professors:
Turgay Bengisu, Ph.D., Wayne State University
Preston L. Brooks, M.S.E.E., Stanford University, M.B.A.,
     University of San Diego
Gerard R. Jozwiak, Ph.D., Wayne State University
Anson Lee, Ph.D., Oakland University
Simon Chin-Yu Tung, Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Adjunct assistant professor:
Patrick Hillberg, Ph.D., Oakland University

 

General information

The heart of the School of Engineering and Computer Science is the new Engineering Center, which houses most of the undergraduate laboratories and faculty offices.  Additionally, Dodge Hall of Engineering and the Science and Engineering Building house the extensive laboratories for research. Laboratories cover automotive mechatronic systems, robotics, machine vision, experimental stress analysis, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, system simulation, circuits and communications, controls, mechanical and electrical properties of materials, tribology, solid-state devices and microelectronics, microprocessors, computer integrated manufacturing, computer graphics and computer-aided design, internal combustion engines and Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL). Students have access to the various computing facilities of the school and the university’s computer services. Fully equipped and staffed electronics, computer and machine shops complement these facilities. Listed below are the SECS programs of study.

Programs:

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board for the School of Engineering and Computer Science (SECS) is composed of leaders in industry. They assist the school in developing educational and research programs to meet the rapidly expanding requirements in the technical world. The board is available as a body or individually for consultation on such matters as curriculum, research, facilities, equipment requirements, special subjects and long-range planning.

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Centers and Institutes

The School of Engineering and Computer Science (SECS) has centers for product development and manufacturing and laboratories for systems design, real time computer systems, robotics, controls research, artificial intelligence, tribology, fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics.

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Graduate assistantships and fellowships

A number of graduate assistantships and a limited number of fellowships are awarded each year on a competitive basis. They carry both stipend and tuition remuneration. Graduate assistants render 20 hours per week of teaching and/or research service to the university. No such service is required of graduate fellows. Graduate assistants or fellows at the master’s level who plan to enter either the area of research and development in industry or a doctoral program are strongly encouraged to include a master’s project or thesis as part of their program.