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Southern Illinois University



Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering

College of Engineering, Computing, Technology, and Mathematics


The Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering faculty support teaching and research in several areas of electrical and computer engineering including the following: (a) antennas and propagation, (b) biomedical, (c) cloud computing, (d) cognitive radio, (e) computer architecture, (f) computer networks, (g) electronic design and test automation, (h) embedded systems and control, (i) embedded systems software, (j) internet of things, (k) large scale computing, (l) many core computing, (m) medical image processing, (n) MEMS, (o) multi-core systems, (p) nanoscale devices, (q) neural networks, (r) optics, (s) photonics, (t) power electronics, (u) power systems, (v) robotics, systems programming, (w) VLSI, and (x) wireless communications.

Shaikh Ahmed

Professor & Graduate Program Coordinator, Ph.D. Arizona State University, 2005

Shaikh Ahmed

Office: Engineering E-222

Office Hours: MWF: 10-10:50AM, MW: 12-1:30PM

Phone: (618) 453-7630

Email: ahmed@siu.edu

Lab: Nanoelectronics

Dr. Ahmed's research interests are in: (a) Nanoscale device design for electronic, optoelectronic/photonic, and energy harvesting applications; (b) Quantum phenomena and devices; (c) Peta-scale scientific computing and developing community nanotechnology software. ...read full profile >>

Iraklis Anagnostopoulos

Associate Professor, Ph.D. National Technical University of Athens, 2014

Iraklks Anagnostopoulos

Office: Engineering E-114

Office Hours: WF: 10-1PM

Phone: (618) 453-7034

Email: iraklis.anagno@siu.edu

Lab: Embedded Systems Software


Dr. Anagnostopoulos research interests include (i) many-core architectures, (ii) run-time resource management, (iii) dynamic memory management and (iv) embedded systems architectures. Education Ph.D., National Technical University of Athens, Microprocessors and Digital Systems Lab, 2014 Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, 2008

Gayan Amarasuriya Aruma Baduge

Associate Professor, Ph.D. University of Alberta, 2013

Dr. Gayan Aruma Baduge

Office: Engineering E-110

Office Hours: TR: 11-2PM, or by appointment

Phone: (618) 453-4755

Email: gayan.baduge@siu.edu

Lab: Wireless Communications & Information Systems Laboratory


Dr. Aruma Baduge's research interests are in the broad area of communications theory and wireless communications with an emphasis on massive MIMO systems, millimeter-wave communications, cooperative relay networks, device-to-device communications, wireless energy harvesting for IoTs, and physical-layer security.

Chilman Bae

Assistant Professor, Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University, 2009

Chilman Bae

Office: Engineering E-4E

Phone: (618) 453-2130

Email: chilman.bae@siu.edu



Dr. Bae’s research interests are in 1) Bioelectrical Engineering: development of bioinstruments and technology and computational simulation, 2) Neuroscience: spinal cord stimulation, opioid induced chronic pain, and HIV associated neuropathic pain, and 3) Mechanobiology: ...read full profile >>

Steven Blair

Assistant Professor, Ph.D. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2022

Steven Blair

Office: Engineering E-209

Phone: (618) 453-6329

Email: steven.blair@siu.edu

Lab: Surgical Imaging

Dr. Blair's research interests encompass the broad areas of biomedical optical imaging and biophotonics, focusing especially on the co-design of image sensors, imaging optics, and computer vision techniques for applications in image-guided surgery. Open Positions Dr. Blair ...read full profile >>

Ying Chen

Associate Professor, Ph.D. Duke University, 2007

Ying Chen

Office: Engineering E-206

Office Hours: MW 10AM - 1PM, or by appointment

Phone: (618) 453-7060

Email: adachen@siu.edu

Labs: Digital Imaging, Medical Imaging

Dr. Chen's research interests are in: medical image reconstruction, signal and image processing.

Farhan Chowdhury

Associate Professor, Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011

Farhan Chowdhury

Office:Engineering E-015

Phone:(618) 453-7833


Dr. Farhan Chowdhury is an Associate Professor primarily in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Energy Processes. His research is in the area of Mechanobiology.

Dimitrios Kagaris

Professor & Computer Engineering Program Coordinator, School of ECBE, Ph.D. Dartmouth College, 1994

Dimitrios Kagaris

Office: Engineering E-117

Office Hours: TWR: 12-2PM, or by appointment

Phone: (618) 453-7973

Email: kagaris@engr.siu.edu

Lab: Fault Tolerant Design

Dr. Kagaris' research interests are in: (a) digital design automation, (b) design for testability, (c) sensor networks, and (d) data mining and bioinformatics. He is currently serving as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on ...read full profile >>

Roohallah Khatami

Assistant Professor, Ph.D. University of Utah, 2019

Roohallah Khatami

Office: Engineering E-111

Office Hours: MWF: 1:00 - 2:30 PM

Phone: (618) 453-7038

Email: roohallah.khatami@siu.edu

Dr. Roohallah Khatami's research interests include power systems operation, electricity markets, interdependent critical infrastructure, maritime transportation sustainability, and optimization. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Utah in 2019 and joined the ...read full profile >>

Arash Komaee

Associate Professor, Ph.D. University of Maryland, College Park, 2008

Arash Komaee

Office: Engineering E-216

Office Hours: MW: 1:30-4:30, or by appointment

Phone: (618) 453-7064

Email: akomaee@siu.edu

Lab: Laboratory for Control and Optimization

Dr. Komaee's interests are in the areas of control theory and signal processing with emphasis on stochastic control, optimal control, estimation theory, and nonlinear filtering. In his current research, he applies these areas to problems in magnetic control of micro- and ...read full profile >>

Hui Li

Assistant Professor, Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University, 2019

Hui Li

Office: Engineering E-119

Phone: (618) 453-7922

Email: hui.li@siu.edu

Lab: https://engr.siu.edu/li-group

Dr. Li’s research interests center on biomedical devices, advanced manufacturing, surface engineering, drug screening, precise diagnostics, and personalized medicine. Representative publications: Hui Li, Eugene Shkolyar, Jing Wang, Alan C. Pao, Simon Conti, Joseph C. ...read full profile >>

Xiaoqing "Frank" Liu

Professor & Dean of the CECTM, Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Dr. Liu's research interests include cyber argumentation based social media and networking, data analytics based recommendation systems, service computing, cyber physical systems, software engineering, applied artificial intelligence, and advanced computing and data applications.

Chao Lu

Associate Professor, Ph.D. Purdue University, 2012

Chao Lu

Office: Engineering E-223

Office Hours: MWF: 1-3PM, or by appointment

Phone: (618) 453-7028

Email: chaolu@siu.edu

Lab: VLSI System Research


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Dr. Lu's research interests include (a) HEVC/H.265 real-time video encoding algorithms and VLSI hardware architecture, and (b) Deep neural network algorithm and VLSI hardware architecture (for smart building, self-driving, pattern recognition, and video/image processing ...read full profile >>

James Phegley

Professor of Practice, Ph.D. Southern Illinois University, 2001

James Phegley

Office: Engineering E-210

Office Hours: T: 11 - 2PM, R: 10-1PM, or by appointment

Phone: (618) 453-7044

Email: phegley@engr.siu.edu

Dr. Phegley's areas of interest include pattern recognition and classification, digital signal processing.

Justin Pol

Assistant Professor of Practice & Experiential Learning Coordinator, Ph.D. University of Kentucky, 2023

Justin Pol

Office: Engineering E-222

Phone: (618) 453-7026

Email: justin.pol@siu.edu

Dr. Pol's research includes biomechanics, using kinetics and kinematics, with emphasis on association between osteoarthritic development and gait. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kentucky in Paducah, Ky. In 2019 he then continued with his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Kentucky, Lexington.

Jun Qin

Associate Professor, Ph.D. Duke University, 2008

Jun Qin

Office: Engineering E-207

Office Hours: MWF: 1-2PM, or by appointment

Phone: (618) 453-3460

Email: jqin@siu.edu

Lab: Digital Instrumentation


Dr. Qin’s research interests cover signal processing, noise induced hearing loss, ultrasound medical applications, machine learning, speech processing, and medical devices.

Mohammad Sayeh

Professor & Electrical Engineering Program Coordinator, School of ECBE, Ph.D. Oklahoma State University, 1985

Mohammad Sayeh

Office: Engineering E-204

Office Hours: MTWRF: 11-12PM

Phone: (618) 453-7066

Email: sayeh@siu.edu

Labs: Photonics-1, Photonics-2

Dr. Sayeh's main research interests are in the areas of Photonics and Artificial Neural Networks.  His research focuses on optical means with ANN architectures to solve engineering problems.  Optical delta-sigma modulator with ...read full profile >>

Spyros Tragoudas

Professor & Director, School of ECBE, Ph.D. University of Texas at Dallas

Spyros Tragoudas

Office: Engineering E-202B

Office Hours: TR: 11-2PM, or by appointment

Phone: (618) 453-7027

Email: spyros@engr.siu.edu

Lab: Electronic Design & Test Automation

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Dr. Tragoudas’s current research interests are in the areas of VLSI design & test, hardware security, embedded systems, and deep learning.

Haibo Wang

Professor & Biomedical Engineering Program Coordinator, School of ECBE, Ph.D. University of Arizona, 2002

Haibo Wang

Office: Engineering E-4D

Office Hours: M: 2-3:30PM, W: 2-5PM, F: 9:30-11AM, or by appointment

Phone: (618) 453-1522

Email: zhwang@siu.edu

Lab: Mixed Signal Design & Test

Website: https://www.engr.siu.edu/haibo/

Dr. Wang's research interests are in mixed-signal VLSI, sensor signal acquisiton and processing, intelligent sensor system, medical sensor device.

Ning Weng

Professor, Ph.D. University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 2005

Ning Weng

Office: Engineering E-119

Office Hours: MWF: 10-11AM, 2-3PM, or by appointment

Phone: (618) 453-7645

Email: nweng@siu.edu

Lab: Network Systems

Dr. Weng's research interests are in: (a) network processing system, (b) system architecture, (c) analytical performance modeling, and (d) low power design.