Research Interests & Capabilities

Rami Amiri, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Tennessee Technological University; MSEE, Tennessee Technological University; M.Sc. Engineering Technology and Industrial Studies, Middle Tennessee State University; B.S. Computer Engineering, Al-Balqa University. Research Interests: Embedded systems design, cryptography and cyber physical systems, high performance and secure computing.

Yacob Astatke, Assistant VP for International Affairs and Associate Professor; D.Eng., Morgan State University; M.S.E.E., Johns Hopkins University; B.S.E.E., Morgan State University. Research Interests: Performance and QoS management in mixed wireless networks and online engineering course development and delivery.

Deanna Bailey, Lecturer; D. Eng. Morgan State University; BSEE, Morgan State University. 

Getachew Befekadu, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Duisburg-Essen; M.Sc. Control Engineering, Addis Ababa University; BSEE, Addis Ababa University. Research Interests: Control strategies for large complex systems, game theory, power system modeling, applying mathematical analysis to solving complex problems.

Arlene Cole-Rhodes, Interim Assoc. Dean for Graduate Studies and Research, Professor; Ph.D., University of California Berkeley; M. Phil, Cambridge University; B.S. (Applied Mathematics), Warwick University. Research Interests: Image processing with applications in remote sensing and avionics and signal processing for wireless communications.

Richard A. Dean, Lecturer; Ph.D., Oklahoma State University; M.S., University of Maryland; B.S., Manhattan College. Research Interests: Spectrum and QoS management with clustering, and network security for Mixed Wireless Networks; Aeronautical radio link simulation for network enhanced telemetry system.

Mulugeta Dugda, Lecturer; Ph.D., North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University; Ph.D., Seismology and Geophysics; MSc., Addis Ababa University; BSc., Addis Ababa University. Research Interest: Digital Signal Processing, Data Analytics, Big Data, Machine Learning (ML), Optimization and Communications.

Duane Harvey, Associate Professor; D.Eng. Morgan State University; MSEE, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA); BSEE, Morgan State University; Research Interest: Adaptable communications, wireless power transmission, secure integrated circuits.

Petronella A. James, Faculty of Assessment/Online Programs; D.Eng. Morgan State University; MCRP, Morgan State University; B.S.M., University of the West Indies. Research Interest: Engineering education, blended and online learning; Program assessment and accreditation, sustainable transportation and livable cities.

Kevin T. Kornegay, Cybersecurity CAP Center Director and Endowed IoT Chair, Professor; Ph.D., UC-Berkeley, MSEE, UC-Berkeley, BSEE, Pratt Institute. Research Interests: 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.

Kemi Ladeji-Osias, Interim Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Associate Professor; Ph.D. (Biomedical Engineering), Rutgers University; B.S.E.E., University of Maryland College Park. Research Interests: Synthetic Vision Systems, Haptic training, and integration of technology in the classroom.

Farzad Moazzami, Interim Assistant VP for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor; D.Eng, Morgan State University; M.Eng., Morgan State University; B.S., University of Tabriz. Research Interests: Wireless communications, Signal Processing, Information assurance.

Kofi Nyarko, Associate Professor; D.Eng, Morgan State University; M.S.E.E, Morgan State University; B.S.E.E, Morgan State University. Research Interests: 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.


LaDawn Partlow, Lecturer; M.Eng, Morgan State University; B.S.E.E., Morgan State University. Research Interests: Online course design, technology-enhanced learning, aviation safety, interactive display technologies. 

Michel Reece, Interim Chairperson, Associate Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator; D.Eng, Morgan State University; M.S.E.E., Penn State University; B.S.E.E, Morgan State University. Research Interests: Device characterization and modeling using MMIC and MIC technologies at RF, microwave, and millimeter wave frequencies.

Craig J. Scott, Interim Dean, Professor, Ph.D., Howard University; M.S.E.E., Cornell University; B.S.E.E., Howard University. Research Interests: Engineering Visualization for network security, computer vision and image/spatial data fusion; technology assisted formative assessment and differentiated instruction.

Michael G. Spencer, Professor; Ph.D., Cornell University; M.Eng. Cornell University. Research Interests: Compound semiconductors, graphene, power conversion, microwave devices and solar cell technology.

Carl White, Professor; Special Advisor for Strategic Enrollment; Ph.D., Cornell University; M.S.E.E., B.S.E.E., Howard University.

Willie L. Thompson II, Graduate Coordinator and Associate Professor; D.Eng, Morgan State University; B.S.E.E, Morgan State University. Research Interests: Software-defined radio, cognitive radio, RF/microwave circuits and systems, wireless communications, and embedded system design.

Gregory M. Wilkins, Lecturer; Ph.D., University of Illinois; M.S.E.E. The Johns Hopkins University; B.S.E.E., University of Maryland College Park. Research Interests: Applications of computational electro-magnetics methods for the solution field behavior in guided wave structures and radiating systems (antennas).