Mehmet Gunes

Mehmet H. Gunes is an Associate Professor at University of Nevada, Reno. He received his M.S. degree in Computer Science & Engineering from Southern Methodist University in 2004 and Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from University of Texas at Dallas in 2008. Dr. Gunes’ research expertise includes Complex networks (biological networks, decentralized OSNs, graph data mining, information networks, infrastructure networks, network visualization, social networks, and technological networks); Cyber security (access control, anonymizer technologies, digital currencies, cloud, healthcare systems, privacy, and smart grid); and Internet measurements (big data analytics, Internet topology, Internet modeling, network sampling, synthetic graph generation, and traffic fingerprinting). So far his research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Justice, the Department of Defense, the University of Nevada, Reno and Cincinnati Children’s Center for Pediatric Genomics.

David Feil-Seifer

David Feil-Seifer is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at the University of Nevada, Reno. His primary research interests are Socially Assistive Robotics (SAR) and User Interface design for Unmanned Autonomous Systems (UAS-UI). His research is motivated by the potential for SAR to address health-care crises that stem from a lack of qualified care professionals for an ever-growing population in need of personalized care as well as the uses for aerial robots for disaster mitigation.

Mei Yang

Dr. Mei Yang received her Ph. D. in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Dallas in Aug. 2003. She was an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at Columbus State University (CSU), GA before she joined UNLV as an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) in Aug. 2004. At UNLV, she was tenured and promoted to associate professor in Jul. 2010. Her research interests include computer architectures, embedded systems, and networking. In these areas, she has published over 98 journal and conference papers with the total citation over 195. At UNLV, she has received seven research grants, from NSF, UNLV FOA/SPGRA/ARI/NIA, all as PI, with total fund over $1M. Together with other faculty, she has received three teaching grants, from NSF, NASA and Microsoft Research, with total fund over $240K. Dr. Yang also holds two US patents in router design. She has supervised two ongoing Ph. D. students, four graduated master students and three graduated visiting Ph. D. students in their thesis and dissertation work.

Yaakov Varol

Numerical techniques and analysis; combinatorial and optimization problems; traffic simulation; scheduling problems; network path problems; curriculum development; laboratory and department administration.

Michael McMahon Jr

Designed and implemented a new, extensible “Research-as-a-Service” system for Nevada to transform and advance the fields of observational sciences using modern technologies and techniques. Demonstrated ability and propensity to quickly assimilate and utilize new technologies, techniques, and information while professionally interacting with diverse groups of project stakeholders to determine their best application. A strong desire to apply software to improve processes and advance ubiquitous computing. Strengths include: Managing complex, innovative projects Proficiency with cutting-edge technologies Interfacing with diverse stakeholders Designing and implementing solutions Fast assimilation and application of knowledge Excellent coding, documentation, & writing skills Creative applications of modern technologies Expert .NET, database, and web developer.

Yingtao Jiang

Dr. Jiang is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His research interests are algorithms, VLSI architectures, and circuit level techniques for the design of DSP, networking, telecommunications, and biomedical systems; computer architectures; biomedical signal processing, instrumentation, and medical informatics; BioMEMS/BioNEMS; wireless communications and security; nuclear sensors and real time, portable analytical instrument development; and renewable energy.

Frederick Harris, Jr

High Performance Computation and Visualization Lab Founded in 1996, the High Performance Computation and Visualization Laboratory performs research in the areas of bioinformatics, parallel computing, graphics, and the use of virtual reality to solve real-world problems. Our researchers consists primarily of graduate students and alumni of the University of Nevada, Reno who are actively developing improved ways to interface with and use existing virtual reality hardware and refining virtual reality application development. Brain Computation Lab Founded in 2001, the brain lab is a joint research center between the departments of Computer Science & Engineering, Medicine, Physiology & Cell Biology, and the program of Biomedical Engineering. It also has neurobiological collaborations with the Brain Mind Institute at the EPFL (Switzerland), the University of Cergy Pontoise (France), and the University of Bonn (Germany).

Our researchers consists primarily of undergraduate/graduate students and alumni of the University of Nevada, Reno. They are actively developing computational innovations to understand the physiological processes that give rise to neocortical memory, learning, and cognition. Our models and experiments help understand brain pathophysiology and create brain-like artificial intelligence and neural prosthetic devices.

Yahia Baghzouz

Dr. Baghzouz is the Co-Director, Center for Energy Research in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  Dr. Baghzouz’s area of interest is in electrical power systems. His field of expertise within this branch of electrical engineering focuses on electric power quality and renewable resources. He worked on related projects sponsored by Louisiana Power and Light, Gulf-States Utilities, Western Area Power Administration, Cray Research Inc., Nevada Power Co. and Loudon Engineering Co. He served as Conference Chairman for the IEEE 7th Int. Conference on Harmonics and Quality of Power held in 1996 in Las Vegas, NV. He presently co-chairs the excecutive committee of IEEE- ICHQP. Dr. Baghzouz authored/co-authored over 100 articles on power quality, machine modeling and distirbuted generation. He teaches courses in power system engineering, power electronics, and circuits at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Biswajit Das

Dr. Biswajit Das is an internationally reputed researcher in the field of nanotechnology with international recognition for his seminal work on spintronics and as the co-inventor of the Datta-Das transistor. Dr. Das is the director of the Nevada Nanotechnology Center and is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Nevada. Dr. Das received his PhD degree from Purdue University in 1989 and has been a faculty member of Electrical Engineering at University of Notre Dame and West Virginia University. He came to UNLV in 2003 with the objective to develop a world class program in nanotechnology. Dr. Das has over twenty five years of research experience in nano- and micro- technologies and has made many original contributions in these fields, and has been involved in the development of multiple research facilities at previous institutes. His current research focus is on the development of CMOS-compatible nanofabrication tools for the commercial manufacturing of nanoscale devices and integrated circuits.

Shahram Latifi

Shahram Latifi, an IEEE Fellow, received the Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Fanni, Tehran University, Iran in 1980. He received the Master of Science and the PhD degrees both in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, in 1986 and 1989, respectively. He is currently a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dr. Latifi is the director of the Center for Information and Communication Technology (CICT) at UNLV. He has designed and taught graduate courses on Bio-Surveillance, Image Processing, Computer Networks, Fault Tolerant Computing, and Data Compression in the past twenty years. He has given seminars on the aforementioned topics all over the world. He has authored over 200 technical articles in the areas of image processing, biosurveillance, biometrics, document analysis, computer networks, fault tolerant computing, parallel processing, and data compression. His research has been funded by NSF, NASA, DOE, Boeing, Lockheed and Cray Inc. Dr. Latifi was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Computers (1999-2006) and Co-founder and General Chair of the IEEE Int’l Conf. on Information Technology. He is also a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Nevada.