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Research Facilities

Cybersecurity Assurance & Policy (CAP) Center

The CAP Center mission is to provide the electronics industry and intelligence community with knowledge, methodology, solutions, and skilled cybersecurity engineers to help prevent penetration and manipulation of our nation’s cyber-physical infrastructures. We use noninvasive hardware and software reverse engineering techniques to assess physical layer cybersecurity vulnerabilities in embedded systems, specifically IoT devices. We also develop countermeasures to secure them against sensitive data extraction, disruption, diversion, and obfuscation.

Center of Microwave, Satellite, and RF Engineering (COMSARE)

The Center of Microwave, Satellite, and RF Engineering (COMSARE), is a major research center that has an established legacy in the development of microwave and millimeter wave communication technology. COMSARE’s research group focuses on the development of standard and custom device models for high frequency transistors, and components, the design of high-speed, low-power and high power monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), and engage in the development of advanced CAD tools to enhance device modeling capabilities and processes.

Data Engineering and Predictive Analytics (DEPA)

DEPA develops tools, technology and techniques that provide insight into complex data and concepts by performing research in computational engineering modeling, simulation, visualization. Specific capabilities include: engineering simulation, modeling and controls, complex algorithm development, complex network visualization, portable computing development, advanced display technologies and UAS and avionic control and software systems development.

ECE Faculty Research Interests

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Dr. Deanna Bailey


D. Eng. Morgan State University; 

BSEE, Morgan State University. 

Dr. Getachew Befekadu

Assistant Professor 

Ph.D., University of Duisburg-Essen; 

M.Sc. Control Engineering, Addis Ababa University;

BSEE, Addis Ababa University. 

Control strategies for large complex systems, game theory, power system modeling, applying mathematical analysis to solving complex problems.

Dr. Cliston Cole

Assistant Professor

Graduate Coordinator

Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign;

M.S.E.E., Tuskegee University; 

B.S.E.E. Tuskegee University. 

Digital signal processing, Speech Processing, Image Processing, Radar Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Neuroscience, and techniques for improving speech recognition and computer vision in both communications and AI systems.

Dr. Arlene Cole-Rhodes

Interim Assoc. Dean for Graduate Studies 


Ph.D., University of California Berkeley; 

M. Phil, Cambridge University;

B.S. (Applied Mathematics), Warwick University. 

Image processing with applications in remote sensing and avionics and signal processing for wireless communications.

Dr. Mulugeta Dugda


Ph.D., North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University; 

Ph.D., Seismology and Geophysics; MSc., Addis Ababa University; 

BSc., Addis Ababa University. 

Digital Signal Processing, Data Analytics, Big Data, Machine Learning (ML), Optimization and Communications.

Dr. Petronella A. James


D.Eng. Morgan State University; 

MCRP, Morgan State University; 

B.S.M., University of the West Indies. 

Engineering education, blended and online learning; Program assessment and accreditation, sustainable transportation and livable cities.

Dr. Kevin T. Kornegay

Cybersecurity CAP Center Director

Endowed IoT Chair Professor

Ph.D., UC-Berkeley;

MSEE, UC-Berkeley;

BSEE, Pratt Institute.

Cyber Physical Systems, Embedded Systems Design and Security, Hardware Assurance, Reverse Engineering, Millimeter Wave Integrated Circuit Design, Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuit Design, and Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuit Design.

Dr. Kemi Ladeji-Osias

Interim Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies


Ph.D. (Biomedical Engineering), Rutgers University;

B.S.E.E., University of Maryland College Park. 

Synthetic Vision Systems, Haptic training, and integration of technology in the classroom.

Dr. Kofi Nyarko


D.Eng, Morgan State University; 

M.S.E.E, Morgan State University; 

B.S.E.E, Morgan State University. 

Computational engineering, scientific/engineering simulation & visualization, complex computer algorithm development, computer network theory (including Ad-Hoc Mobile Networks), portable computing design and development, advanced computer display technologies, and avionic system software development.

Dr. Onyema Osuagwu

Associate Professor

Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; 

M.S., Applied Mathematics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; 

M.A., Physics, Hunter College; 

B.A., Physics, Hunter College; 

B.A., Psychology, City University of New York.

General/Super Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity in Intelligent Autonomous Systems, Algorithmic Foundations of Cybersecurity,  Biological Computing, Secure Neuromorphic/Non-Von Neumann architectures and circuitry, AI driven studies of emergent phenomena in physical/complex systems, Cyber Physical Systems, Reinforcement Learning.

Dr. Craig J. Scott 


Ph.D., Howard University;

M.S.E.E., Cornell University;

B.S.E.E., Howard University. 

Engineering Visualization for network security, computer vision and image/spatial data fusion; technology assisted formative assessment and differentiated instruction.

Dr. Michael G. Spencer

Interim Department Chair


Ph.D., Cornell University;

M.Eng. Cornell University. 

Compound semiconductors, graphene, power conversion, microwave devices and solar cell technology.

Dr. Gregory M. Wilkins

Professor of Practice

Ph.D., University of Illinois;

M.S.E.E. The Johns Hopkins University; 

B.S.E.E., University of Maryland College Park. 

Applications of computational electro-magnetics methods for the solution field behavior in guided wave structures and radiating systems (antennas).