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Senior Faculty

The ICES senior faculty include former ICES and EDRC directors active at Carnegie Mellon, research cluster and center directors at a rank of Professor (tenure track) or Research Professor (research track), and all ICES Research Professors. The senior faculty provides insight to the director, oversees the progress of research centers and clusters, and participates in strategic planning. The members also review research proposals submitted yearly to the PITA program.

Tenure-track faculty members are not hired within the institute. Research-track faculty members hired through ICES are reviewed by the senior faculty according to the University’s promotion clock.

The current senior faculty members are listed below.

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Amit | 412-268-4566 | 101 PH

Professor - Civil and Environmental Engineering; Materials Science Engineering

Crystal dislocation mechanics and plasticity from the atomic to macroscopic scales; averaging of nonlinear, time-dependent material behavior for engineering applications; computational solid mechanics; general continuum mechanics.

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Phil | 412-268-4126 | 1213 HBH

Research Professor - ICES

Bioavailability of growth factors, growth factor association and dissociation with various interstitial components, proteolytic processing, biomimetic tissue engineered materials, musculoskeletal tissue repair and regeneration.

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Gary | 412-268-8443/5352 | 1201 HBH

Director - ICES; Director - CIMM; Howard M. Wilkoff Professor - Electrical and Computer Engineering and Robotics

Professor Fedder's research interests include MEMS modeling, simulation and synthesis, integration of MEMS and CMOS, physical sensor design, microactuator control systems, RF MEMS, gas chemical microsensors and implantable biosensors.

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Susan | 412-268-8828 | 123B BP

Professor - Civil and Environmental Engineering


Jim | 412-268-2941 | 119D PH

Dean - College of Engineering; Professor - Civil and Environmental Engineering

Applications of sensors and sensor systems to civil infrastructure condition assessment; mobile hardware/software systems for field applications; representations and processing strategies to support the usage of engineering codes, standards, and specifications; and knowledge-based decision support systems

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Ignacio | 412-268-3642 | 4210D DH

Director - CAPD; R.D. University Professor of Chemical Engineering

Our aim is to develop novel discrete/continuous optimization models and techniques for problems in process systems engineering, with special emphasis on planning, scheduling, and more broadly, enterprise-wide optimization. Our techniques, which include mixed-integer and disjunctive programming for handling discrete and continuous decisions, and stochastic programming for incorporating uncertainty issues, are applied to batch and continuous processes, process supply chains, and to energy systems, including gas and oil, IGCC, and biomass.


Jose | 412-268-6341 | B20 PH

Professor - ECE; Co-Director - CenSCIR

Professor Moura's research interests are in the areas of statistical and algebraic signal and image processing. Current projects include distributed detection in sensor networks, time reversal imaging, bioimaging, SMART, and SPIRAL.


Todd | 412-268-3857 | 2100 DH

Professor - Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering

Professor Przybycien's research interests include Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology: protein adsorption and aggregation phenomena in bioprocessing environments, protein structure characterization, PEGylated protein delivery, MEMS-based biosensors.


Dan | 412-268-2570 | 3519 NSH

Buhl University Professor - Electrical and Computer Engineering

Professor Siewiorek's research interests are Design Automation, Reliable Computing, and Context Aware Mobile Computing.


Asim | 412-268-7863 | 1217 HBH

Director - LINCS; Research Professor - ICES

Wearable computers; mobile computing; pervasive computing; reliable computing; audio and visual interfaces to computers. Director of LINCS (Laboratory for Interactive Real-Time Computer Systems).


Eswaran | 412-268-5221 | 1209 HBH

Research Professor - ICES

Under Dr. Subrahmanian's direction, the n-dim group is interested in designing information systems that support the social processes that are integral to design. The group studies engineering work processes in order to create methods for managing knowledge in engineering design. They consider an understanding of work processes to be an integral part of system's development. In order to analyze work processes the n-dim group has researched and developed methods for studying the flow and use of information in design organizations. They then use an evolutionary prototyping method build and test design applications that support engineering knowledge management.

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Elias | 412-268-8091 | 147 REH

Professor - Electrical & Computer Engineering

Towe's group pursues research in basic optical and quantum phenomena in materials for applications in novel photonic devices that enable a new generation of information processing systems for communication, computation, and sensing. The group is also interested in understanding new pathways and fundamental mechanisms for solar energy conversion devices. Current focus is on the use of phenomena (such as three-dimensional quantum-confinement effects in nanometer-scale structures) in the study of novel devices. Examples include: quantum-dot infrared detectors and imaging sensors, electrically-pumped photonic crystal micro-cavity lasers with quantum-dot active regions, multi-spectral solar energy conversion devices, plasmonic bio-sensors, and fluorescence bio-sensing devices.

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Lee | 412-268-7657 | 3113 NSH

Research Professor - Robotics Institute

Lee Weiss is interested in the application of advanced manufacturing processes to create technology-based solutions to challenging problems in health care delivery. His current research interests include: tissue engineering; biological patterning of hormones using inkjet printing; biodegradable implantable electronics; computer vision-based cell tracking; and, digital fabrication.