Meet Our Faculty

  • A photo of assistant professor Matthew Amissah

    Assistant Professor, Systems Engineering and Operations Research, College of Engineering and Computing

    Matthew Amissah is an Assistant Professor in the Systems Engineering and Operations Research department at George Mason University. His research broadly entails an application of concepts and tools from the fields of Modeling & Simulation and Systems Science to support architecting and design of complex systems. He obtained the doctoral degree in Engineering Management & Systems Engineering from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.  
  • Professor, Cyber Security Engineering, Volgenau

    As director of the first-of-its-kind BS in cyber-security engineering program at Mason, Peggy Brouse is passionate about building a new breed of cyber-security professional. As the nature of cyber threats has grown, the demand for timely response and effective action has built the groundwork for a discipline of anticipatory action and security design.
  • K.C. Chang wears a dark sweater and glasses in his faculty profile for the Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research at Mason

    Professor

    Research Interests: Information fusion, Bayesian networks, distributed sensor networks, decision making under uncertainty, explainable AI
  • Professor, Systems Engineering and Operations Research, College of Engineering and Computing

    Modeling the unpredictable. Understanding what could go wrong before it happens is vital to almost every industry. Stochastic modeling works to help engineers simulate incidents that arise from seemingly random circumstances. This is especially important to air transportation systems, technology manufacturing, healthcare, security networks, power grids, and military operations. Chun-
  • Paulo Costa wears a dark suit, striped tie, and glasses in his faculty profile for the Department of Cyber Security Engineering at Mason

    Associate Professor

    Research Interests: Defense systems, ontologies and information fusion, probabilistic reasoning
  • This is a photo of Hadi El-Almine

    Assistant Professor, Systems Engineering and Operations Research, College of Engineering and Computing

    Hadi El-Amine is an Assistant Professor in the Systems Engineering and Operations Research Department at George Mason University.
  • Tianshu Feng in a black suit, light-blue tie and dark glasses for his faculty profile at George Mason University.

    Assistant Professor

    Research interests: Machine learning and statistical modeling, explainable AI, model fairness and robustness, data exploration, and active learning.
  • Associate Professor, Systems Engineering and Operations Research, College of Engineering and Computing

    Operations research deals with the application of advanced mathematics and computational methods to help make better decisions involving large and complex systems. There are many uses for operations research, but one of the most difficult problems that Rajesh Ganesan investigates is the sequential decision making problems under uncertainty.
  • Karla Hoffman portrait

    Professor, Systems Engineering and Operations Research, College of Engineering and Computing

    Karla Hoffman uses mathematical and statistical modeling to inform decision making. She has worked with a variety of government agencies and corporations on such diverse problems as: •    Planning and scheduling buses at Disneyworld •    Real-time scheduling of concrete trucks throughout Northern Virginia •    Assigning crews to flights for a major airline  •    Determining the scoring process by which tax returns are ranked for audits 
  • Associate Professor, Systems Engineering and Operations Research, College of Engineering and Computing

    Edward Huang has focused on enabling, applying, and advancing model-based systems engineering (MBSE) to help transform the state of the engineering design and systems engineering practice. He has architected complex systems including the joint strike fighter production chain, border security system, semiconductor production and scheduling, airport baggage handling system, and pharmaceutical clinic trial distribution network.