About Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

  • Our world-class faculty collaborate to conduct breakthrough research to address unmet challenges
  • Our innovative curriculum enables students to closely interact with pre-eminent scholars to solve complex, real world problems with creativity and innovation
  • Our graduates are employed at the best industry and academic positions across the globe
  • Our student and faculty work closely to translate research to impact industry through engineering innovation and entrepreneurship

Awards

Each year a limited number of the highest-performing students in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Computer Science receive Mantei/Mae Awards.  This honor can include a substantial financial component that helps deserving students with expenses associated with academic life at UC.

The award began in 2010 with an annual donation from an anonymous alumnus who graduated in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.  He believed that his degree and the guidance he received as a student helped lead him to a hugely successful career, and he wanted to give back to UC. The award is named after his mentor, Mantei a professor at the University of Cincinnati, and a family member, Mae, who believed in him and encouraged him. 

In 2013, the Mantei/Mae endowment was established with a $3 million gift, funding the award in perpetuity. To date, almost 100 students have received the Mantei/Mae award.  Awardees have gone on to graduate school, to major IT companies such as Apple and Google, to start-up companies,and to satisfying careers in local and national companies and government. 

We are proud of our Mantei/Mae Awardees, and we want to build a community of past recipients to help mentor and support current and future students,  in the spirit of our generous donor. 

Alumni Who Are Now Professors

Below is a list of our former graduate students now holding a faculty position ... more to come!

  • Prof. Partha Pratim Das (PhD 2012, Advisor: M.Cahay)
    Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology Karnataka,Surathkal, Mangalore 575025, India.
  • Prof. Venkataraman Muthiah-Nakarajan (MS 2003, Advisor:M.Cahay)
    Associate Professor at Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Prof. Vignesh Subbian (PhD 2014, Advisor:F.Beyette)
    Assistant Professor of Systems and Industrial Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona
  • Prof. Mike Borowczak (PhD 2013, Advisor:Ranga Vemuri)
    Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department, College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Wyoming.
  • Prof. Daniel Georgiev, (Ph.D. 2003, Advisor:Punit Boolchand)
    Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Toledo, Ohio
  • Prof. Fei Wang, (Ph.D. 2005, Advisor:Punit Boolchand)
    Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, California State University, Long Beach, California
  • Prof. David Ruffolo (B.S. 1985, Advisor:Punit Boolchand)
    Professor, Department of Physics, Mahidol Univ., Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Prof. Suman Datta (PhD 1999, Advisor:Ken Roenker)
    Freimann Chair Professor of Engineering, University of Notre Dame
  • Prof. Jin-Woo Choi (Ph.D., 2000, Advisor: Chong Ahn)
    Professor, Dept. Electrical Engineering, Louisiana State University (LSU), Baton Lodge, LA, USA.
  • Prof. Arum Han, (M.S., 2000, Advisor: Chong Ahn)
    Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University, USA
  • Prof. Kwang W. Oh (Ph.D., 2001, Advisor: Chong Ahn)
    Professor, Dept. Electrical Engineering, State University of New York (SUNY) Buffalo, NY, USA.
  • Prof. Hyungjin Cho (Ph.D., 2002, Advisor: Chong Ahn)
    Professor, Dept. Material Science and Mechanical Engineering, University of Central Florida (UCF), Orlando, FL USA.
  • Prof. Chien-Chong Hong, (Ph.D., 2004, Advisor: Chong Ahn)
    Professor, Department of Power Mechanical Engineering, National Tsing-Hua University, Taipei, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
  • Prof. Xiaoshan Zhu (Ph.D., 2005, Advisor: Chong Ahn)
    Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, USA
  • Prof. Chunyan Li, (Ph.D., 2007, Advisor: Chong Ahn)
    Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, Manhasset, NY, USA
  • Prof. Michael Rust (Ph.D., 2009, Advisor: Chong Ahn)
    Associate Professor, Dept. Biomedical Engineering, Western New England University, Springfield, MA, USA
  • Prof. Andrew Browne (M.D/Ph.D., 2010, Advisor: Chong Ahn)
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, College of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA
  • Prof. Joon Sub Shim, (Ph.D., 2010, Advisor: Chong Ahn)
    Associate Professor, Dept. of Wireless Communications Engineering, Kwangwoon University, Seoul, S. Korea.
  • Prof. Shekhar Bhansali (Post-Doc., 2001, Advisor: Chong H. Ahn)
    Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Florida International University (FIU), FL, USA
  • Prof. Sanghyo Kim (Post-Doc., 2001, Advisor: Chong H. Ahn)
    Professor, Department of BioNano Technology, Gachon University, Seoul, South Korea
  • Prof. Young-Soo Sohn (Post-Doc., 2002, Advisor: Chong H. Ahn)
    Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Catholic University of Daegue (CUDG), Daegu, South Korea
  • Prof. Xingguo Xiong, (Ph.D., 2005, Advisor: Wen-Ben Jone)
    Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
  • Prof. Srinivas Katkoori, (Ph.D., 1997, Advisor: Ranga Vemuri)
    Professor, Dept Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, U of South Florida, Tampa.
  • Prof. Nazanin Mansouri, (Ph.D., 2001, Advisor Ranga Vemuri)
    Assistant Professor, Dept Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Portland
  • Prof. Iyad Ouaiss, (Ph.D., 2002, Advisor: Ranga Vemuri) 
    Professor, Dept of Electrical and Computer Eng, School of Engineering, Lebanese American University, Lebanon
  • Prof. Alex Doboli, (Ph.D.,2000, Advisor: Ranga Vemuri)
    Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Stony Brook University, State University of New York
  • Prof. Nael Abu-Ghazaleh, (Ph.D., 1997, Advisor: Phil Wilsey)
    Professor, Electrical and Computer Science and Engineering, University of California-Riverside
  • Prof. Dhananjai M. Rao, (Ph.D., 2003, Advisor: Phil Wilsey)
    Associate Professor, Dept. of Computer Science & Software Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing, Miami University
  • Prof. Xiaodong (Frank) Zhang (Ph.D., 2001   Advisor: Marios Polycarpou)
    Associate Professor, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Wright State University
  • Prof. (John) Marty Emmert, (Ph.D., 1999, Advisor: Dinesh Bhatia)
    Professor, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Cincinnati
  • Prof. Mads Almassalkhi, (BSEE, 2008)
    Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering, University of Vermont
  • Prof. Suryadip Chakraborty, (Ph.D., 2016, Advisor: Dharma Agrawal )
    Assistant Professor, Johnson C. Smith University
  • Prof. Paul Chow (Ph.D. 1982, Advisor: Andrew Steckl)
    Professor, Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY
  • Prof. Jason Heikenfeld (Ph.D. 2001, Advisor: Andrew Steckl)
    Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH
  • Prof. Dong-Seon (Don) Lee (Ph.D. 2002, Advisor: Andrew Steckl)
    Professor, Department of Information and Communications, Gwangju University of Science and Technology, Gwangju, Korea
  • Prof. Joshua Hagen (Ph.D. 2006, Advisor: Andrew Steckl)
    Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience, West Virginia University, Morgantown WV
  • Prof. Liang-Chiun (David) Chao (Post-doc 2000, Advisor: Andrew Steckl)
    Professor, Department of Electronic Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and technology, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Prof. Dapeng (Kenny) Wu (Post-doc 2009, Advisor: Andrew Steckl)
    Professor, Institute of Chemical Physics, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China
  • Prof. Ahmed Khedr (Advisor: Raj Bhatnagar)
    Associate Professor, University of Sharjah, UAE
  • Prof. Eric Matson (Advisor: Raj Bhatnagar)
    Professor, Purdue University, Indiana, USA
  • Prof. Haiyun Bian (Advisor: Raj Bhatnagar)
    Associate Professor, Metropolitan University of Denver, CO, USA
  • Prof. Simona Doboli, Professor (and former Department Chair) of Computer Science at Hofstra University, Hepstead, NY.
  • Prof. Ming Dong, Professor of Computer Science, Co-Director, Big Data & Business Analytics Group, Co-Director, Data Science & Business Analytics MS Program at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI.
  • Prof. Charles Zimmer (PhD 2018, Advisor: Fred Beyette)
    Assistant Professor in Information Systems at Thomas Moore College, KY
  • Prof. Jun Wang (PhD 2002, Advisor: Yiming Hu)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Central Florida
  • Prof.  Yingwu Zhu (PhD 2005, Advisor: Yiming Hu)
    Associate Professor, Computer Science and Software Engineering, Seattle University
  • Prof.  Sohum Sohoni (PhD 2004, Advisor: Yiming Hu)
    Assistant Professor in Engineering and Computing Systems at Arizona State University
  • Prof.  Zhiyong Xu (PhD 2003, Advisor: Yiming Hu)
    Associate Professor, Mathematics & Computer Science,  Suffolk University
  • Prof. Atushi Inoue (Ph.D., 1999, Advisor: Anca Ralescu)
    Professor, Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics, Washington State University, Spokane, WA
  • Prof. Sofia Visa (Ph.D., 2006, Advisor: Anca Ralescu)
    Associate Professor, Computer Science, College of Wooster, Wooster, OH
  • Prof. James Logan (Ph.D., 2012, Advisor: Anca Ralescu)
    Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL
  • Prof. Mohammad Rawashdeh (Ph.D., 2012, Advisor: Anca Ralescu)
    Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Central Missouri University, Warrensburg, MO
  • Prof. Ahmad Rawashdeh (Ph.D., 2015, Advisor: Anca Ralescu)
    Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Central Missouri University, Warrensburg, MO
  • Prof. Delmer (Bill) Nicholson (M.S., 2008, Advisor: Karen Davis)
    Assistant Professor-Educator of Information Technology, University of Cincinnati- Clermont, Batavia, OH
  • Prof. Khaled A. Kamel
    Professor in the Computer Science Department of University of Louisville
  • Prof. Saleh Al-Jazzar (Ph.D., 2004, Advisor:  James Caffery)
    Associate Professor at the Electrical Engineering Department, Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
  • Prof. Xuefu (Frank) Zhou (Ph.D., 2006, Advisor: James Caffery)
    Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Cincinnati
  • Prof. CY Han (Advisor: Bill Wee)
    Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Cincinnati
  • Prof. Kai Hshiong Chan (Advisor: Bill Wee)
    Professor  Auburn University, Computer Science department
  • Prof. Jia-Guu Leu (Advisor: Bill Wee)
    National Taipei University in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Prof. Milos Doroslovacki (Ph.D., 1994, Advisor: Howard Fan)
    Associate Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
  • Prof. Xiaohua (Edward) Li (Ph.D., 2012, Advisor: Howard Fan)
    Associate Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, NY
  •  Prof. Xiaodong Yue (Ph.D., 2004, Advisor: Howard Fan)
    Professor and Chair, Dept. of Computer Science and Cybersecurity, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO
  • Prof. Mehdi Norouzi (Ph.D., 2014, Advisor: Victor Hunt)
    Asst Professor Educator, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Cincinnati
  • Prof. Nitin Auluck (Advisor: Dharma P. Agrawal)
    Associate Professor, IIT ropar, India
  • Prof. Yunli Chen(Advisor: Dharma P. Agrawal)
    Associate Professor, Beijing University of Technology
  • Prof. Hang Chen(Advisor: Dharma P. Agrawal)
    Associate Provost, University of Cincinnati
  • Prof. Yun Wang(Advisor: Dharma P. Agrawal)
    Associate Professor, Bradley University
  • Prof. Suryadip Chakraborty(Advisor: Dharma P. Agrawal)
    Assistant Professor, Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte
  • Prof. Anagha S. Jamthe (Advisor: Dharma P. Agrawal)
    Texas Advanced Computing Center, University of Texas at Austin
  • Prof. Amitabh Mishra(Advisor: Dharma P. Agrawal)
    Assistant Professor, Computer Science, University of West Florida.
  • Prof. Asitha Bandaranayake(Advisor: Dharma P. Agrawal)
    Senior Lecturer at University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • Prof. Ahmad A Mostafa(Advisor: Dharma P. Agrawal)
    Assistant Professor, The British University in Egypt