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Dr. Courtney Smith, Ph.D.

Dr. Courtney Smith, Ph.D.
Teaching Assistant Professor
Education: 
  • PhD, Engineering Education, Virginia Tech, 2015
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, Norfolk State, 2012
  • B.S., Optical Engineering, Norfolk State, 2010

Research: 
  • Diversity and Inclusion Pedagogy in the Engineering Classroom
  • Faculty mentoring of women and minority students in engineering 
  • Retention of women and minority students in engineering

Honors & Awards: 
  • NSF/NSBE Early Faculty Travel Grant
  • Rising Engineering Education Faculty Fellow (Rose-Hulman)

Dr. Tao Han, Ph.D.

Dr. Tao Han, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Email: 
than3@uncc.edu
Phone: 
704-687-8406
Office: 
EPIC 2335
Fax: 
704-687-5588
Education: 
  • B. Eng, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China,   2006
  • M. Eng, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing, China, 2009
  • Ph. D, New Jersey Institute of Technology, New Jersey, USA, 2015

Research: 
  • Big data driven network design and optimization
  • Green communications and networking, renewable energy powered wireless networks
  • Internet of Things, wearable networked devices and systems, Device-to-Device proximity services
  • Mobile networking and Heterogeneous networks: small cells and content delivery acceleration
  • Network and system security

Recent Publications: 
  • Tao Han and Nirwan Ansari, “Traffic Load Balancing Framework for Software-defined Radio Access Networks Powered by Hybrid Energy Sources”, accepted for publication in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking.
  • Tao Han and Nirwan Ansari, “Powering Mobile Networks with Green Energy”, IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, vol.21, no.1, pp.90,96, February 2014.
  • Tao Han and Nirwan Ansari, “Enabling Mobile Traffic Offloading via Energy Spectrum Trading”, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol.13, no.6, pp.3317,3328, June 2014.
  • Tao Han and Nirwan Ansari, “On Optimizing Green Energy Utilization for Cellular Networks with Hybrid Energy Supplies”, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol.12, no.8, pp.3872-3882, August 2013.
  • Tao Han, Nirwan Ansari, M. Wu, and H.H. Yu, “On Accelerating Content Delivery in Mobile Networks”, IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, vol.15, no.3, pp.1314-1333, Third Quarter 2013.

Honors & Awards: 
  • New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame Graduate Student Award 2014.
  • NJIT Hashimoto Prize 2015.
  • NJIT Helen and John C. Hartmann Department of ECE Academic Excellence Award 2015.
  • NJIT Hashimoto Fellowship 2011-2012;
  • NJIT PhoneTel Fellowship 2011-2012;
  • IEEE ICC 2013 National Science Foundation Student Travel Grant;
  • IEEE GLOBECOM Student Travel Grant, 2012, 2013 & 2014.

Dr. Benny Rodriguez-Medina

Lab Manager Benny Rodriguez-Medina
Lab Manager
Phone: 
704-687-8142
Office: 
EPIC 2226
Fax: 
704-687-5588
Education: 
  • BSEE University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez 2001
  • MSEE University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez 2004
  • PhD Mississippi State University 2008

Research: 
  • High Voltage Engineering
  • Electrical transients in power systems
  • Condition monitoring and diagnostics of electric power equipment
  • Modeling and simulation of electric power equipment
  • Design, development and validation of undergraduate laboratory experiences

Recent Publications: 
  • A. Nasipuri, R. Cox, J. M. Conrad, L. Van der Zel, B. Rodriguez, and R. McKosky,"Design considerations for a large-scale wireless sensor network for substation monitoring", Proceedings of IEEE SenseApp'10, pages 882-889, October, 2010.
  • R. Kale, N. Singh, H. Alasti, A. Nasipuri, R. Cox, J. Conrad, L. Van der Zel, B. Rodriguez, R. McKosky, and J. Graziano,"Design and Implementation of a Wireless Node for Advances Sensor Processing and Network Integration",  Proceedings of the IEEE Southeast Conference (SoutheastCon), March 18-21, 2010, pp. 390-393.
  • A. Nasipuri, H. Alasti, P. Puthran, R. Cox, J. Conrad,  L. Van der Zel, B. Rodriguez,"Vibration Sensing for Equipment's Health Monitoring in Power Substations using Wireless Sensors", Proceedings of the IEEE Southeast Conference (SoutheastCon), March 18-21, 2010, pp. 268-271.

Honors & Awards: 
  • Excel Award, EPRI; April 2009, December 2012.
  • Performance Recognition Award, EPRI; August 2012, December 2013.
  • Barrier Scholarship Award, ECE Department; Mississippi State University; 2004–2006.

Dr. Babak Parkhideh, Ph.D.

Babak Parkhideh
Associate Professor
Phone: 
704-687-1959
Research: 

Dr. Madhav Manjrekar, Ph.D.

Madhav Manjrekar
Associate Professor
Phone: 
704-687-1003
Research: 

Dr. Johan Enslin, Ph.D.

Johan Enslin
Director of EPIC/Professor
Email: 
jenslin@uncc.edu
Phone: 
704-687-5397
Office: 
EPIC 1238
Fax: 
704-687-1819
Research: 

Dr. Badrul Chowdhury, Ph.D

Badrul Chowdhury
Professor
Phone: 
704-687-1960
Education: 
  • Ph.D. Virginia Tech, 1987
  • M.S.E.E. Virginia Tech, 1983
  • B.S.E.E. Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, 1981

 

Research: 
  • Power system modeling, analysis, and control
  • Renewable and distributed energy resource modeling and integration in Smart Grids
  • Microgrid control and optimization
  • Electricity markets in transmission and distribution systems

Honors & Awards: 
  • Faculty Excellence Award, Missouri University of Science & Technology 2007 
  • Outstanding Faculty Advisor-Missouri University of Science & Technology Alumni Association 2007
  • Outstanding Section Member, IEEE St. Louis Section 2003

 

Professional Affiliations: 
  • IEEE Senior Member, 1993-present
  • IEEE Member 1987-1993
  • Member ASEE 1987-2002
  • Member Sigma Xi 2000-2002
  • Member Phi Kappa Phi 2011-present
  • Member Tau Beta Pi 1996-2000

 

Dr. Ronald Sass, Ph.D.

Dr. Ronald Sass, Ph.D.
Professor
Email: 
rsass@uncc.edu
Phone: 
704-687-8196
Office: 
EPIC 2161
Fax: 
704-687-5588
Education: 
  • Ph.D. Michigan State University, 1999
  • M.S. Michigan State University, 1992
  • B.S. University of Toledo, 1989
Research: 
  • Reconfigurable Computing for High Performance Systems
Honors & Awards: 
  • UNC Charlotte Graduate Student Paper Award, 2009
  • Faculty Award for Excellence in graduate Teaching, 2004
  • Best use of Electronics in DOE/Ford/SAE Hybrid Electric Vehicle Challenge, 1995
Professional Affiliations: 
  • IEEE and IEEE-CS, Member, 1988-present
  • ACM, Member, 1988-present
  • AAAS, Member, 2005-present

Dr. Arun Ravindran, Ph.D.

Dr. Arun Ravindran, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Phone: 
704-687-8427
Office: 
EPIC 2167
Fax: 
704-687-5588
Education: 
  • Ph.D. Ohio State University, 2003
  • M.S. Ohio State University, 2000
  • M.Eng Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India, 1997
  • B.Eng Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India, 1996
Research: 
  • Multicore Algorithms & Computing
  • Multicore Architectures
  • Autotuning
  • Low power analog and mixed signal design
Honors & Awards: 
  • UNC Charlotte College of Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2008
  • Best Paper Award, IEE-Japan, Analog VLSI Workshop, 2002
Professional Affiliations: 
  • IEEE, Member, 2000-present
  • ASEE, Member, 2009-present

Dr. Arindam Mukherjee, Ph.D.

Dr. Arindam Mukherjee, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Phone: 
704-687-8417
Office: 
EPIC 2336
Fax: 
704-687-5588
Education: 
  • Ph.D. University of California at Santa Barbara, 2002
  • M.S. University of California at Santa Barbara, 2000
  • B.Tech. Jadavpur University India, 1996
Research: 
  • Embedded Chip Multiprocessing - Computing and Architecture
    • Tools
    • Methodologies
    • Design
  • Real-time Operating Systems
    • Dynamic Scheduling
  • High Performance Simulation
    • Multicore Processor Simulator - CASPER
    • Fast Simulation for Smart Electric Grids
  • Computer Aided Design
    • Real-time Analytics and Optimization for Smart Electric Grids
    • Auto-Tuning Multicore Code Execution
    • VLSI CAD
Professional Affiliations: 
  • IEEE, Member, 2002-present
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