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Electrical Engineering Faculty

Our faculty are a unique blend of researchers, educators and professionals who are proven experts in their fields.

Shaikh Ahmed, Professor

Office Hours: MWF: 10-10:50AM, MW: 12-1:30PM

Ph.D. Arizona State University, 2005

Dr. Ahmed's research interests are in: (a) Nanoscale device design for electronic, optoelectronic/photonic, and energy harvesting applications; (b) Quantum phenomena and devices; (c) Peta-scale scientific computing and developing community nanotechnology software.

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SIU Professor Shaikh Ahmed

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Lab: Nanoelectronics

Iraklis Anagnostopoulos, Associate Professor

Office Hours: WF: 10AM-1PM

Ph.D. National Technical University of Athens, 2008

Dr. Anagnostopoulos research interests include (i) many-core architectures, (ii) run-time resource management, (iii) dynamic memory management and (iv) embedded systems architectures.


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Gayan Amarasuriya Aruma Baduge, Associate Professor

Office Hours: TR: 11AM-2PM, or by appointment

Ph.D. University of Alberta, 2013

Dr. Aruma Baduge's research interests are in the broad area of communications theory and wireless communications with an emphasis on massive MIMO systems, millimeter-wave communications, cooperative relay networks, device-to-device communications, wireless energy harvesting for IoTs, and physical-layer security.

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Chilman Bae, Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University, 2009

Dr. Bae’s research interests are in 1) Bioelectrical Engineering: development of bioinstruments and technology and computational simulation, 2) Neuroscience: spinal cord stimulation, opioid induced chronic pain, and HIV associated neuropathic pain, and 3) Mechanobiology: mechanosensitive ion channels (Piezo channels) and cellular mechanotransduction.

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SIU Professor Chilman Bae

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Steven Blair, Assistant Professor

Ph.D. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2022

Dr. Blair's research interests encompass the broad areas of biomedical optical imaging and biophotonics, focusing especially on the co-design of image sensors, imaging optics, and computer vision techniques for applications in image-guided surgery.

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SIU Professor Steven Blair

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Ying Chen, Associate Professor

Office Hours: MW: 10AM-1PM, or by appointment

Ph.D. Duke University, 2007

Dr. Chen's research interests are in: medical image reconstruction, signal and image processing.

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SIU Professor Ying Chen

Engineering E-206
Labs: Digital Imaging, Medical Imaging

Farhan Chowdhury, Associate Professor

Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011

Dr. Farhan Chowdhury is an Associate Professor primarily in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Energy Processes. His research is in the area of Mechanobiology.

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SIU Professor Farhan Chowdhury

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Mehdi Ghasemirahaghi, Assistant Professor of Practice

Mehdi’s research interests include Internet of Things (IoT), energy-aware computing, and computation offloading at the edge. His focus is on enabling the energy-efficient execution of machine learning workloads on resource-constrained commercial-off-the-shelf IoT devices. His research can be applied to a variety of use cases including but not limited to agriculture, robotics, AR/VR, and healthcare. He has worked on several projects ranging from circuit-level to system-level optimization of embedded systems.

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SIU Professor Mehdi Ghasemirahaghi

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Dimitrios Kagaris, Professor, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs

Office Hours: TWR: 12-2PM, or by appointment

Ph.D. Dartmouth College, 1994

Dr. Kagaris' research interests are in: (a) digital design automation, (b) design for testability, (c) sensor networks, and (d) data mining and bioinformatics. He is currently serving as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Computers.

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SIU Professor Dimitrios Kagaris

Engineering E-117
Lab: Fault Tolerant Design

Arash Komaee, Associate Professor

Office Hours: MW: 1:30-4:30PM, or by appointment

Ph.D. University of Maryland, College Park, 2008

Dr. Komaee's interests are in the areas of control theory and signal processing with emphasis on stochastic control, optimal control, estimation theory, and nonlinear filtering. In his current research, he applies these areas to problems in magnetic control of micro- and nano-scale systems. He is the recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award.

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SIU Professor Arash Komaee

Engineering E-216
Lab: Laboratory for Control and Optimization

Hui Li, Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University, 2019

Dr. Li’s research interests center on biomedical devices, advanced manufacturing, surface engineering, drug screening, precise diagnostics, and personalized medicine.

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SIU Professor Hui Li

Engineering E-119
Lab: Li Group

Xiaoqing "Frank" Liu, Dean of the College of Engineering

Dr. Liu's research interests include cyber argumentation based social media and networking, data analytics based recommendation systems, service computing, cyber physical systems, software engineering, applied artificial intelligence, and advanced computing and data applications.


Ph.D. Computer Science, Texas A&M University

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Chao Lu, Associate Professor

Office Hours: MWF: 1-3PM, or by appointment

Ph.D. Purdue University, 2012

Dr. Lu's research interests include (a) HEVC/H.265 real-time video encoding algorithms and VLSI hardware architecture, and (b) Deep neural network algorithm and VLSI hardware architecture (for smart building, self-driving, pattern recognition, and video/image processing applications).

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James Phegley, Senior Lecturer

Office Hours: T: 11AM-2PM, R: 10AM-1PM, or by appointment

Ph.D. Southern Illinois University, 2001

Dr. Phegley's areas of interest include Pattern recognition and classification, digital signal processing.

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SIU Professor James Phegley

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Justin Pol, Assistant Professor of Practice, Experiential Learning Coordinator

Ph.D. University of Kentucky, 2023

Dr. Pol's research includes biomechanics, using kinetics and kinematics, with emphasis on association between osteoarthritic development and gait. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kentucky in Paducah, Ky. In 2019 he then continued with his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Kentucky, Lexington.

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Justin Pol

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Jun Qin, Associate Professor

Office Hours: MWF: 1-2PM, or by appointment

Ph.D. Duke University, 2008

Dr. Qin’s research interests cover signal processing, noise induced hearing loss, ultrasound medical applications, machine learning, speech processing, and medical devices.

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SIU Professor Jun Qin

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Lab: Digital Instrumentation

Mohammad Sayeh, Electrical Engineering Program Coordinator, Professor, School Director

Office Hours: MTWRF: 11A-12PM

Ph.D. Oklahoma State University, 1985

Dr. Sayeh's main research interests are in the areas of Photonics and Artificial Neural Networks. His research focuses on optical means with ANN architectures to solve engineering problems. Optical delta-sigma modulator with promise of THz modulation rate is his current project.

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SIU Professor Mohammad Sayeh

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Labs: Photonics-1, Photonics-2

Spyros Tragoudas, Professor and Director, School of ECBE

Office Hours: TR: 11AM-2PM, or by appointment

Ph.D. University of Texas at Dallas

Dr. Tragoudas’s current research interests are in the areas of VLSI design & test, hardware security, embedded systems, and deep learning.

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Haibo Wang, Professor

Office Hours: M: 2-3:30PM, W: 2-5PM, F: 9:30-11AM, or by appointment

Ph.D. University of Arizona, 2002

Dr. Wang's research interests are in mixed-signal VLSI, sensor signal acquisition and processing, intelligent sensor system, medical sensor device.

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Ning Weng, Professor

Office Hours: MWF: 10-11AM, 2-3PM, or by appointment

Ph.D. University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 2005

Dr. Weng's research interests are in: (a) network processing system, (b) system architecture, (c) analytical performance modeling, and (d) low power design.

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SIU Professor Ning Weng

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Lab: Network Systems