Jul 20, 2024  
2019-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Engineering and Computer Science


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Louay M. Chamra

Associate dean:
Qian Zou

Business manager:
Keith Harvey

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

Professors emeriti:
David Boddy, Ph.D., Purdue University
Bhushan L. Bhatt, Ph.D., Oakland University
Robert H. Edgerton, Ph.D., Cornell University
Richard E. Haskell, Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic
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
Nan K. Loh, Ph.D., University of Waterloo (Canada)
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

Hoda S. Abdel-Aty-Zohdy, Ph.D., University of Waterloo
Daniel N. Aloi, Ph.D., Ohio University
Gary C. Barber, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Louay M. Chamra, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Ka Chai Cheok, Ph.D., Oakland University
Manohar Das, Ph.D., Colorado State University
Huirong Fu, Ph.D., Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
Subramaniam Ganesan, Ph.D., Indian Institute of Science
Sergey Golovashchenko, D.Sc., Bauman Moscow State Technical University
Edward Y. L. Gu, Ph.D., Purdue University
Randy Gu, Ph.D., State University of New York, Buffalo
Darrin M. Hanna, Ph.D., Oakland University
Dae-Kyoo Kim, Ph.D., Colorado State University
Jia Li, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Lunjin Lu, Ph.D., University of Birmingham (England)
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
Hongwei Qu, Ph.D., University of Florida
Osamah Rawashdeh, Ph.D., University of Kentucky
Brian P. Sangeorzan, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin,
Sankar Sengupta, Ph.D., Clemson University
Ishwar Sethi, Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology
Gautam B. Singh, Ph.D., Wayne State University
Robert P. Van Til, Ph.D., Northwestern University
Xia Wang, Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Lianxiang Yang, Ph.D., University of Kassel (Germany)
Mohamed A. Zohdy, Ph.D., University of Waterloo
Qian Zou, Ph.D., Tsinghua University (China)

Associate professors:
Yin-Ping Chang, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Brian Dean, Ph.D., University of Wyoming
Debatosh Debnath, Ph.D., Kyushu Institute of Technology
Ching Long Ko, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
Krzystof Kobus, Ph.D., Oakland University
Michael A. Latcha, Ph.D., Wayne State University
Richard Olawoyin, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Nilesh Patel, Ph.D., Wayne State University
Guangzhi Qu, Ph.D., University of Arizona
Mohammad-Reza Siadat, Ph.D., Wayne State University
Jing Tang, Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


Assistant professors:  
Seyed Ali Arefifar, University of Alberta (Canada)
Shadi G. Alawneh, Memorial University (Canada)
Mehdi Bagherzadhi, Ph.D., Iowa State University
Jingshu Chen, Ph.D., Michigan State University
Christopher Cooley, Ph.D., Ohio State University
Dan DelVescovo: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Amanpreet Kaur, Ph.D., Michigan State University
Anyi Liu, Ph.D., George Mason University
Daniel Llamocca, Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Wing-Yue Louie, Ph.D., University of Toronto (Canada)
Khalid Malik, Ph.D., Tokyo Institute of Technology
Jonathan Maisonneuve, Ph.D., Concordia University
Hua Ming, Ph.D., Iowa State University
Md Atiqul Mollah, Ph.D., Florida State University
Ryan Monroe, Ph.D., Michigan State University
Nasim Nezamoddin, Ph.D., State University of New York - Binghamton
Vijitashwa Pandey, Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Julian Rrushi, Ph.D., University of Milan (Italy)
Amartya Sen, Ph.D., Missouri University of Science & Technology
Martha Smith, Ph.D., Mississippi State University
Peng Zhao, Ph.D., Princeton University
Douglas Zytko, Ph.D., New Jersey Institute of Technology

Special instructor:
Stephen Bazinski, Ph.D., Oakland University
Turgay Bengisu, Ph.D., Wayne State University
William Edwards, Ph.D., Oakland University
Laura Dinsmoor, M.S., Oakland University
Steven Louis, M.S., Oakland University
Khalid Mirza, Ph.D., The Ohio State University
Michel Sultan, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Zhijun Wu, Ph.D., Oakland University

Visiting assistant professors:
Abdulrahman Alzahrani, Ph.D., Oakland University
Angel Bravo, Ph.D., University of North Texas
Albert Castro-Hernandez, Ph.D., North Texas University
Neeraj Gupta, Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology (Kanpur)
Hadeel M Jawad, Ph.D., Eastern Michigan University
Mohammed Mahmoud, Ph.D., University of North Dakota

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
Edward Groff, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
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 and the Math and Science Center 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.


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.


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.


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.