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The School of Engineering welcomes seven new faculty this year, along with the promotion of four newly appointed lecturers. They each bring a wealth of knowledge and passion for their respective fields to enhance our programs and engage our students.

The School of Engineering welcomes seven new faculty this year, along with the promotion of four newly appointed lecturers. They each bring a wealth of knowledge and passion for their respective fields to enhance our programs and engage our students.

Francisco Villarroya Alvarez

Francisco Villarroya Alvarez, Renewable Term Lecturer
Department of Applied Mathematics

Ph.D. in Mathematics
University of Valencia, Spain

Francisco’s research focuses on harmonic analysis, a “mathematical procedure for describing and analyzing phenomena of a periodically recurrent nature.”

 

Rocio Segura

Rocio L. Segura, Assistant Professor
Department of Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering

Ph.D. in Civil Engineering
Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada

Rocio’s research interests lie in the seismic and safety assessment of dams using computational approaches, including machine learning.

 

Shiva Jahangiri

Shiva Jahangiri, Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Ph.D. in Computer Science
University of California, Irvine

Shiva’s research interests lie in big data management systems, knowledge graphs and semantic web, computing systems for data science applications, applied AI and machine learning in interdisciplinary fields, and intelligent systems and robotics.

 

Max Kreminski, Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Ph.D. in Computational Media
University of California, Santa Cruz

Max’s research focuses on the synthesis of human and computer capabilities to unlock new forms of creative expression that neither human nor computer could achieve alone.

 

Kai Lukoff, Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Ph.D. in Human Centered Design & Engineering
University of Washington

Kai’s research focuses on human-computer interaction (HCI), understanding people’s values for technology use, identifying design patterns, and building and field testing technological systems that support greater control.

 

Anoosheh Heidarazadeh

Anoosheh Heidarzadeh, Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada

Anoosheh’s research interests lie in the areas of private, secure, and trustworthy computing, networking, and learning, with expertise in machine learning, distributed computing, probability, combinatorics, optimization, and coding and information theory.

 

Jun Wang

Jun Wang, Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering 
State University of New York at Buffalo

Jun’s research focuses on design for additive manufacturing, physics-driven design, data-driven design, and design optimization.

 

Robert Kleinhenz, Applied Mathematics

Robert Kleinhenz, Renewable Term Lecturer
Department of Applied Mathematics

Ph.D. in Mathematics
University of Illinois

Robert’s latest research project involves assessing the quality of probabilistic conclusions generated via neural networks.

 

Magda Metwally

Magda Metwally, Renewable Term Lecturer
Department of Applied Mathematics

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Santa Clara University

Magda has continued teaching classes at SCU in Applied Math since 1988. Her students have praised her patience and willingness to spend extra time with them, helping them to understand the class material.

 

Salem Al-Agtash, Renewable Term Lecturer
Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering
University of Colorado at Boulder

Salem’s research focuses on the electric power industry, agent systems, artificial intelligence, software design, smart grids, and ICT Infrastructure.

 

Farokh Eskafi

Farokh Eskafi, Renewable Term Lecturer
Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
University of California Berkeley

Farokh’s current research focuses on mobile app development and automatic defect detection using machine learning in mobile devices.

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