Electrical Engineering and Computer Science


Georgiev, Daniel, Ph.D. - Associate Professor And graduate director

Dr. Daniel Georgiev has been on the faculty of the University of Toledo's EECS department since Fall 2006. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering (Electronic Materials and Devices) from the University of Cincinnati. His research interests include laser modification and micro-structuring of materials, thin films of semiconducting oxides and nitrides, glassy materials and their applications, nanomaterials and nanofabrication, metal whiskers, materials for photovoltaics, materials and devices for biomedical applications.
Teaching Interests Solid Stated Devices, Electromagnetics, Semiconductors, Materials Fabrication and Characterization, Optoelectronics and Photonics
Research Interests Thin films of semiconducting oxides and nitrides, Laser micro-structuring of materials, Glassy materials and their applications, Nanomaterials and nanofabrication, Metal whiskers
Room  NI 2060                       Phone (419) 530-8184                      Email daniel.georgiev@utoledo.edu
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Heuring, Gerald, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor

Research Areas: Computer Graphics, Operating Systems
Room: NI 2022 Phone: (419) 530-8XXX 
Email: gerald.heuring@utoledo.edu  Personal Website 

Javaid, Ahmad, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor


 Ahmad Y. Javaid received his B.S. in Computer Engineering from Aligarh Muslim University, India (2008), and Ph.D. from UToledo (2015) where he founded the Paul A. Hotmer Cybersecurity and Teaming Research (CSTAR) lab. Previously, he worked as Scientist Fellow in Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India. He has participated in several collaborative research proposals that have led to a cumulative sum of $3M in funding from various agencies including the NSF, AFRL, NASA-JPL, and the State of Ohio.
Teaching Interests Cybersecurity, Computer Security, Computer Forensics, and Discrete Structures.
Research Interests Forensics and Security, Human-machine teaming/cooperation, Applications of  Computational Intelligence to Cybersecurity
Room NI 2051                    Phone (419) 530-8260                    Email  ahmad.javaid@utoledo.edu 
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Johnson, Anthony, Ph.D. - Associate Professor

Anthony Johnson

Research Areas: VLSI and ASIC System Design 
Room: NI 2049 Phone: (419) 530-8176 
Email: anthony.johnson@utoledo.edu  Personal Website

Kaur, Devinder, Ph.D. - Professor

Dr. Devinder Kaur’s research interests are to develop intelligent applications based on hybrid computational models developed using Biologically Inspired Computing and fuzzy systems. She has published upwards of 100 papers in refereed journals and proceedings of the International Conferences. She has worked on projects funded by NSF, AFRL, Daimler Chrysler and ROMAN Engineering. She is a senior member of the IEEE. She is the recipient of Fulbright Senior Specialist award and visited Nippon Institute of Technology Japan in that capacity.
Teaching Interests Bio Inspired Computing, Fuzzy Systems and Application, Embedded Systems, Signals and Systems
Research Interests Bio Inspired Computation based Intelligent Engineering Applications,  Integrating Humane Intelligence for Data Analytics
Room NI 2031                     Phone (419) 530-8163                     Email devinder.kaur@utoledo.edu  
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Khanna, Raghav, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor

Raghav Khanna

Raghav Khanna (M’ 14 – SM’ 19) received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 2014. He joined the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at University  of Toledo in 2015. His research interests include modeling and simulation of wide bandgap semiconductor for applications in next-generation power electronics. He is also conducting extensive research on integration of distributed energy resources with the electric power grid. He supervises several federally funded grants which support his research team’s efforts.
Teaching Interests Power Electronics, Analog Electronics, Electric Circuits,  Power System Operation
Research Interests Modeling of power electronics, Stability and control of electric power grid, Device simulation
Office  NI 2056                     Phone  (419) 530-8183                     Email  raghav.khanna@utoledo.edu
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Kim, Junghwan, Ph.D. - Professor

Junghwan Kim

Dr. Junghwan Kim received the M.S. and the Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering (major: Spread spectrum and Satellite communications) from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VPI&SU), Blacksburg, VA, U.S.A in 1985 and 1988 respectively. He worked as an electronics engineer developing electronic telephone switching system (ESS) in Korea for 8 years. He secures numerous external funding in his research from private industries, NASA, NSF and Korean government agencies. He published more than 100 papers in prestigious IEEE Transactions and conferences.
Teaching Interests Communication Systems, Advanced Channel Coding, Mobile and Wireless Network, and Probability and Random Variables
Research Interests Advanced Modulation and FEC Coding, Tactical Satellite Architecture and Mobile Network, and Multimedia Broadcasting
Room NI 2054                     Phone (419) 530-8182                     Email jung.kim@utoledo.edu

Molyet, Richard, Ph.D. - senior Lecturer/undergraduate director

Research Areas: Automatic Control, Robotics
Room: NI 2008F Phone: (419) 530-8143
Email: richard.molyet@utoledo.edu  Personal Website

Niamat, Mohammed, Ph.D. - Professor

Research Areas: Testing of digital, reconfigurable, system on chip (SOC) and VLSI circuits;built in self test (BIST); fault modeling; modeling and testing of nano electronic devices using quantum dot cellular automata (QCA)
Room: NI 2061 Phone: (419) 530-8197
Email: mohammed.niamat@utoledo.edu

Salari, Ezzatollah, Ph.D. - Professor

Dr. Ezzatollah Salari received his Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Wayne State University (1982). He is currently a professor in the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Toledo in Ohio. His research is in the areas of pattern recognition, neural networks, and machine learning involving convolutional neural network, deep learning, generative models, SVM and random forests in a variety of image processing applications. He worked as a research fellow at several NASA research centers during summers. He has published extensively in his field, worked on a number of funded projects and supervised many graduate students
Teaching Interests Image Analysis and Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition and Neural Networks,  and Signal Processing and Probabilistic Methods.
Research Interests Data Compression and Coding, Image/Video/Signal Processing, Applied Neural Networks
Room NI 2037                     Phone (419) 530-6002                     Email  esalari@utnet.utoledo.edu 

Semnani, Abbas, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor

Abbas Semnani

Research Areas: high-power microwaves, low-temperature plasma, RF nanotechnology, reconfigurable RF electronics, tunable antennas and arrays, inverse scattering, and computational electromagnetics
Room: NI 2051 Phone: (419) 530-8150
Email: abbas.semnani@utoledo.edu  Personal Website 

Serpen, Gursel, Ph.D. - Professor and interim chair

Gursel Serpen

Dr. Gursel Serpen received a Ph. D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia in 1992. He worked as an application and senior software engineer for Integrated Systems, Inc. of Santa Clara, California between 1992 and 1993. He joined the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the University of Toledo in 1993. He has been serving as a faculty member with the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the University of Toledo since 1995.  He co-authored nearly 100 journal and conference articles in AI and its applications.
Teaching Interests Digital Systems, Computer Architecture, Embedded Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Neural Nets
Research Interests AI, Machine Learning, Neurocomputing, Robotics, Automation, Cybersecurity, Bio-Informatics
Room NI 2027                     Phone (419) 530-8158                    Email gursel.serpen@utoledo.edu 
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Xu, Kevin, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor

Dr. Kevin S. Xu (PhD 2012, University of Michigan) directs the Interdisciplinary Data Engineering and Science (IDEAS) Laboratory at the University of Toledo.
Teaching Interests Machine learning, probabilistic modeling, and social and information networks
Research Interests Machine learning and statistical signal processing with applications to network science, human dynamics, and health.
Room NI 2055                      Phone (419) 530-8144                     Email kevin.xu@utoledo.edu Personal Website
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Last Updated: 7/2/20