Faculty and Staff

Case Western Reserve faculty and staff are experts in IoT essentials, including sensing, robotics, control, embedded systems, networks and communications, software, cybersecurity, data, modeling, augmented reality and more. Application-area expertise includes manufacturing, energy, health and infrastructure/smart cities. And partners across the university's schools include experts in anthropology, sociology, mathematics, management, medicine, nursing, law and ethics.

This breadth of knowledge makes Case Western Reserve poised to lead the IIoTĀ revolution.

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    Kenneth Loparo

    Nord Professor of Engineering
    Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
    Faculty Director, Institute for Smart, Secure and Connected Systems

    Develops real-time data analytics and control algorithms for industrial, energy and physiological systems

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    Karen Beckwith

    Chair, Department of Political Science

    Focuses on comparative political parties; party leadership; cabinet formation; political movements; political loss; the comparative politics of gender (US, West Europe)

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    Marc Buchner

    Associate Dean, Academics
    Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
    Director, Virtual Worlds Lab - Gaming and Simulation

    Applies computer gaming technology and digital signal processing, especially VR and AR, to problem-solving in fields including psychology, nursing and medicine

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    Vira Chankong

    Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

    Develops rapid learning and optimization methods for intensity modulated radiation therapy, and develops new paradigm for combinatorial optimization

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    Claudia Coulton

    Lillian F. Harris Professor, Urban Research and Social Change
    Distinguished University Professor, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
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    Dale Dannefer

    Selah Chamberlain Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology
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    Michael DeGeorgia

    Professor, Department of Neurology
    Maxeen Stone and John A. Flower Chair in Neurology, School of Medicine
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    Colin Drummond

    Assistant Department Chair, Biomedical Engineering
    Director, Master of Engineering and Management
    Professor, Biomedical Engineering

    Fosters the application of informatics to improve clinical decision-making for patient care

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    Roger French

    Kyocera Professor
    Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

    Applies data science and analytics to energy and materials science research problems

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    Shannon French

    Director, Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence
    Inamori Professor in Ethics, Department of Philosophy
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    Robert Gao

    Department Chair, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    Cady Staley Professor of Engineering
    Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    Develops multi-physics sensing and stochastic modeling methods for improving observability in dynamical systems

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    Mark Griswold

    Faculty Director, Interactive Commons
    Professor, Department of Radiology, School of Medicine
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    Umut Gurkan

    Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    Improves human health via research in cell mechanics to develop biosensors and point-of-care systems

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    Mary Ann Horn

    Professor, Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics
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    Ming-Chun Huang

    Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

    Researches directions in mobile health, wearable sensor technologies, deep learning on mobile platforms and IoT

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    Jill Korbin

    Lucy Adams Leffingwell Professor, Department of Anthropology
    Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
    Director, Schubert Center for Child Studies
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    Kiju Lee

    Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    Investigates novel robotic mechanisms and human-centered technology designs for applications in health care, education and manufacturing

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    John Lewandowski

    Arthur P. Armington Professor of Engineering II
    Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
    Director, Nitinol Commercialization Accelerator
    Director, Advanced Manufacturing and Mechanical Reliability Center (AMMRC)

    Researches material reliability for biomedical and structural applications, advanced materials manufacturing and processing/microstructure/property relationships

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    Pan Li

    Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

    Investigates big data computing and analytics, security and privacy, and their applications in complex systems and networks

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    Ya-Ting Liao

    Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    Creates computational models of combustion, fire and fire behavior and develops fire-resistant structures

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    Wei Lin

    Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

    Creates modeling, estimations and advanced control techniques for smart grid and power systems

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    Kalle Lyytinen

    Chair, Department of Design and Innovation
    Distinguished University Professor, Case Western Reserve University
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    Soumyajit Mandal

    Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

    Researches integrated circuits and systems, sensor physics, biomedical and bio-inspired electronics, measurement and instrumentation

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    Wyatt Newman

    Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

    Designs intelligent robots, machines and software for diverse applications

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    Chris Papachristou

    Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

    Designs and develops hardware and software for embedded systems and IoT devices

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    Maya Prica

    Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

    Integrates distributed energy resources and explores their impact on the planning, operation and protection of transmission and distribution systems

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    Michael Rabinovich

    Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

    Investigates solutions to improve Internet performance, scalability and security

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    Soumya Ray

    Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

    Develops and analyzes algorithms for intelligent adaptive systems

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    Daniel Saab

    Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

    Models and simulates digital systems, and verifies integrated circuit designs

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    Fumiaki Takahashi

    Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    Develops fire safety technologies and investigates combustion phenomena for practical applications

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    Lee Thompson

    Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences
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    Dustin Tyler

    Kent H. Smith Professor of Engineering II
    Professor, Biomedical Engineering

    Creates advanced prosthetic systems and neurological interfaces to restore and enhance sensation and function in people

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    Bill Yu

    Professor, Civil Engineering

    Advances geosystems, infrastructure and geotechnical engineering with expertise in smart and multifunctional materials and multi-scale multiphysics processes

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    Xusheng Xiao

    Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

    Develops automatic analysis tools for making software and systems more reliable, intelligent, secure, and efficient

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    Xiangwu Zeng

    Department Chair, Civil Engineering
    Frank H. Neff Professor
    Professor, Civil Engineering

    Develops geotechnical solutions for earthquake design, space exploration, wind turbines and vibration attenuation