Brendan Morris

research in computationally efficient intelligent systems. The lab combines computer vision, machine learning, and pattern recognition to develop “real” solutions. Intelligent systems are those that are able to observe the world, learn from these observations, and understand the environment. The real-time systems are designed to operate continuously and robustly through all operating modes.

Research areas of interest include traffic monitoring and pedestrian safety, activity analysis and assessment, visual object recognition, self-driving cars.

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.

Hanif Livani

Hanif Livani is Assistant Professor at the University of Nevada, Reno with affiliation in the Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering specializing in power system engineering. He received the BS and the MS degree in electrical engineering, both from the University of Mazandaran, Iran and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic and State university (Virginia Tech). He joined the faculty of the University of Nevada, Reno in Fall 2014.

M Sami Fadali

M. Sami Fadali earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cairo University in 1974, an MS from the Control Systems Center, UMIST, England, in 1977 and a Ph. D. from the University of Wyoming in 1980. He was an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of King Abdul Aziz in Jeddah , Saudi Arabia 1981-1983. From 1983-85, he was a Post Doctoral Fellow at Colorado State University. In 1985, he joined the Electrical Engineering Dept. at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he is currently Professor of Electrical Engineering. In 1994 he was a visiting professor at Oakland University and GM Research and Development Labs. He spent the summer of 2000 as a Senior Engineer at TRW, San Bernardino. His research interests are in the areas of fuzzy logic stability and control, state estimation and fault detection, and applications to power systems, renewable energy, and physiological systems.

Mehdi Etezadi-Amoli

Mehdi Etezadi-Amoli is a professor of electrical and biomedical engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno. Dr. Etezadi worked as an assistant professor of Electrical Engineering at New Mexico State and the University of New Mexico during 1975-1979. From 1979-1983 he worked as a Senior Protection Engineer at Arizona Public Service Company in Phoenix, Arizona. He worked at NV Energy (formerly Sierra Pacific Power Company) during summers 1985-1998. In 1983 he joined the faculty of the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Nevada, Reno where he is responsible for the power system program. Dr. Etezadi served as the chairman of the Electrical and Biomedical Engineering Department during 2010-2015.

He is the author/coauthor of more than 100 technical papers dealing with power systems planning, distribution, protection, transient analysis, and renewable energy.

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.