Department leadership update
Professors Pedram Mohseni and Jing Li have been appointed interim co-chairs of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. They will assume leadership of the department following the appointment of the former interim chair, James McGuffin-Cawley, as senior associate dean of the Case School of Engineering.Pedram Mohseni received his PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan in 2005 and immediately joined the faculty in the Case School of Engineering as an assistant professor, continuing on to receive his appointment as professor in 2016. Amongst his research interests are microsystems, analog/mixed-signal/radio-frequency (RF) integrated circuits, micro/nano-scale sensors, and low-power portable monitoring platforms. He is particularly interested in applications of technology to neuroengineering and other biomedical fields, and he has maintained a secondary appointment in the Department of Biomedical Engineering since 2009. He and collaborators have pioneered novel point-of-care (POC) diagnostic platforms for personalized health. Pedram is widely published through more than 105 refereed publications and two book chapters, and has organized multiple national meetings and technical sessions at leading international conferences. His research has been recognized by the American Society of Hematology, IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, and the American Society of Artificial Internal Organs. In addition, he has been recognized for excellence in graduate teaching and mentoring through his nomination for the John S. Diekhoff Award at the university. Pedram is truly a leader is his field.
Jing Li received his PhD from the University of California—Riverside in computer science in 2004 and joined the university as an assistant professor that year, and was appointed professor in 2016. He has maintained a secondary appointment in the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences in the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and is a member of both the Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics and the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. His research interests include computational biology and bioinformatics, algorithms, and data mining. His research has garnered awards throughout his career and has been primarily supported by multi-million dollar federal grants from NIH and NSF. He has been a key participant in several collaborative research and training grants. He has authored more than 75 refereed publications in top international conferences and prominent journals and seven book chapters. He was one of the program committee co-chairs of ACM-BCB in 2018 and has served on the program committees of many top international conferences in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. Jing has served as the associate chair for the computer science division of the EECS department since 2017.