Research Interests & Capabilities

Dr. Md Tanvir Arafin, Graduate Coordinator and Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park; M.Sc. University of Maryland, College Park; B.Sc., Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. Research Interests: Hardware Security, Memory Systems, Neuromorphic Computation.

Dr. 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.

Dr. Deanna Bailey, Lecturer; 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. Research Interests: Control strategies for large complex systems, game theory, power system modeling, applying mathematical analysis to solving complex problems.

Dr. Cliston Cole, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; M.S.E.E., Tuskegee University; B.S.E.E. Tuskegee University. Research Interests: 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 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.

Dr. 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.

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

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

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

Dr. 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.

Dr. 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.

Dr. 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.

Dr. 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.

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. Research Interests: 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.

Mrs. 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. 

Dr. 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.

Dr. Craig J. Scott, Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept. Chair, 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.

Dr. 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.

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

Dr. 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).