Faculty in the College of Engineering and Computing receive tenure and/or promotion

Seven faculty members in the College of Engineering and Computing received promotion and tenure, effective July 2022.

Promotion to full professor

Dmitriy GarmatyukDmitriy Garmatyuk was promoted to full professor. He is in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He conducts research on joint sensing and communications, application of machine learning techniques to radar, and radar scene identification/recognition. He has received over $925K in external funding and developed an electromagnetics curriculum for the electrical and computer engineering department. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2014 C. Holmes MacDonald Outstanding Teacher Award and Miami’s CEC Arthur Olson Generational Teaching Excellence Award.

Vaskar RaychoudhuryTenure

Vaskar Raychoudhury received tenure. He is in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering. He is interested in ensuring that the benefits of technological developments reach the underserved portion of society. Raychoudhury has developed several healthcare solutions for remote health monitoring for elderly individuals and has developed several traffic management solutions with an emphasis on reducing environmental impacts. He recently received a federal research grant worth $600,000 from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

Promotion to professor and tenure

Karen DavisKaren Davis is in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering. Her research interests include data modeling, query optimization, and computing education. She has over 100 refereed publications in conference proceedings, journals, and book chapters and more than 30 years of teaching experience. She was a recipient of the 2016 ASEE Sharon Keillor Award for Women in Engineering Education and Miami’s 2021 MAC Outstanding Faculty Award for Student Success. 

John FemianiJohn Femiani is in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering. His research interests include computer vision and computer graphics, segmentation/classification of raster/vector imagery, and feature extraction and reverse engineering. He has produced 12 journals, 20 peer-reviewed conference publications, and received best paper awards including the Late Sydney R. Parker Best Paper Award in the area of Signal Processing and M. N. S. Swamy Best Paper Award. He was a recipient of AzTE’s “Innovator of the Year” award and holds a patent on modeling handwriting in document images.

Promotion to associate professor and tenure

Mark ScottMark Scott is in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, advisor for Miami’s Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers branch, and the department’s outreach program leader. His research aims to improve reliability and power density in power conversion hardware. Scott has authored or co-authored over 20 peer-reviewed papers and is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He received the 2014 National Science Foundation’s East Asian and Pacific Summer Institute Fellowship - China and participated in Air Force Research Laboratory Summer Faculty Fellowship Program for three consecutive years.

Hui WangHui Wang is in the Department of Chemical, Paper, and Biomedical Engineering. His research interests include optical imaging, laser-tissue interaction, and imaging processing with artificial intelligence. Wang also collaborates with clinicians to translate the technology into clinics, including early cancer diagnosis and surgery guidance. His research has been published in several peer-reviewed journals and he holds three patents: Surgical Laser Tool, Surgical laser treatment temperature monitoring, and Cauterization Devices, Methods, and Systems.

Zhijang YeZhijang (Justin) Ye is in the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. His research focuses on applying multiscale simulations, data-driven modeling, and experiments to understand the fundamental mechanisms underlying interfacial phenomena at the nanoscale, with particular emphasis on nanotribology, nano-mechanics, and advanced materials. His work is published in peer-reviewed journals such as Physical Review Letters, Nano Letters, and Materials Horizons. His contributions and commitment to his field have led to many university, national, and global recognitions.