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All are invited to Zoom-in and hear presentations by UCF’s engineering and computer science faculty, as well as faculty from other colleges and units at UCF, who explain their cutting-edge, pioneering research endeavors in quick, 10-minute snapshots. Guest speakers from industry and government are also invited to present the core business of their organization and how it relates to UCF’s interests.

These talks provide an opportunity to get to know — and collaborate with — our faculty who are advancing innovations in all areas of engineering, science and medicine. Talks by our non-UCF guests can facilitate connections with interested UCF faculty. Each presenter narrates as they share illustrative slides.

Topics include: smart city technology, aerospace, energy, modeling and simulation, medicine, advanced materials, cyber security and more.

Moderated by Subith Vasu, Ph.D., professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, viewers can submit questions in real-time and express interest in collaborating. Organizers: Michael Georgiopoulos, Ph.D., dean (, Subith Vasu, Ph.D., ( and Jennifer Sutton (

2023 Series: Friday, Jan. 27 – Friday. Nov. 3

Upcoming: Sept. 22, 2023 (PDF)

Previous Speaker Lineups:
Sept. 15, 2023 (PDF)
Sept. 8, 2023 (PDF)
April 21, 2023 (PDF)
April 14, 2023 (PDF)
April 7, 2023 (PDF)
March 31, 2023 (PDF)
March 24, 2023 (PDF)
March 3, 2023 (PDF)
February 24, 2023 (PDF)
February 17, 2023 (PDF)
February 10, 2023 (PDF)
February 3, 2023 (PDF)
January 27, 2023 (PDF)

CECS Faculty

Shaura Agarwal, Ph.D. (CECE) –“Synergizing Data-Driven and Model-Driven Approaches for Complex Socio-Cyber-Physical Systems” (April 14, 2023)

Yuanli Bai, Ph.D. (MAE) – “Mechanics of Biological Materials Including Soft Tissues and Viruses” (April 7, 2023)

Samik Bhattacharya, Ph.D. (MAE) – “The Fluid Dynamics of Natural Flyers and Swimmers” (Feb. 10, 2023)

Hyoung Jin “Joe” Cho, Ph.D. (MAE) – “Enhancing Student Success in Engineering Curriculum through Active e-Learning and High-Impact Teaching Practices” (April 14, 2023)

Kevin R. Coffey, Ph.D. (MSE) – “Semiconductor Interconnects” (March 24, 2023)

Kaitlyn Crawford, Ph.D. (MSE) – “Bulky Monomers for Biodegradable, High Tg Polyesters” (March 31, 2023)

Aleksandar Dimitrovski, Ph.D. (ECE) – “Gyrator-Capacitor Approach to Modeling Electromagnetic Control Devices” (March 31, 2023)

Tarek Elgohary, Ph.D. (MAE) – “A Cislunar Space Surveillance Network for Space Domain Awareness” (Feb. 24, 2023)

Chinwendu Enyioha, Ph.D. (ECE, CS) – “Limited-Communication Control of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)” (Feb. 10, 2023)

Yaser P. Fallah, Ph.D. (ECE) – “Cooperative AI for Connected and Automated Vehicles” (April 14, 2023)

Jiyu Fang, Ph.D. (MSE) – “Molecular Engineering of Liquid-Crystal Droplets for Biosensing” (Feb. 17 2023)

Yanjie Fu, Ph.D. (CS) – “Deep Disruption-Robust Machine Intelligence” (April 7, 2023)

Zhaomiao “Walter” Guo, Ph.D. (CECE) –  “Towards an Electrified Transportation System: Planning, Operation and Market Design” (Feb. 17, 2023)

Jay Kapat, Ph.D. (MAE) – “Decarbonization: Opportunities, True Cost and Needs for Collaboration” (March 3, 2023)

Kelly Kibler, Ph.D. (CECE) – “Natural Infrastructure Designs to Enhance Resiliency Based on Discoveries from Ecohydrolics Research” (March 31, 2023)

Akihiro Kushima, Ph.D. (MSE) – “Experimental and Theoretical Approaches for Development of Energy Storage Materials” (Feb. 3, 2023)

Woo Hyoung Lee, Ph.D. (CECE) – “Detection and Degradation of Emerging Environmental Contaminants and Bioenergy Production from Waste” (March 24, 2023)

Lorraine Leon, Ph.D. (MSE) – “Molecular Engineering of Biomimetic Condensates and Polyelectrolyte Complex Micelles” (Feb. 10, 2023)

Kevin Mackie, Ph.D. (CECE) – “Experimental Testing and Numerical Modeling in Support of More Resilient Bridge Infrastructure” (Feb. 17, 2023)

Ryan McMahan, Ph.D. (CS) – “Machine Learning Virtual Reality Tracking Data” (April 21, 2023)

Amr A. Oloufa, Ph.D. (CECE) – “Truck Diversion Using Real-Time Traffic Data” (Jan. 27, 2023)

Ozlem Ozmen Garibay, Ph.D. (IEMS) – “Six Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence Grand Challenges and AI-Assisted Drug Target Interaction” (Feb. 24, 2023)

Joon-Hyuk Park, Ph.D. (MAE-ECE) – “Wearable Assistive and Rehabilitation Technologies for Disabled and Aging Populations” (April 21, 2023)

Luis Rabelo, Ph.D. (IEMS) – “Improving Security, Performance and Efficiency of Emerging Computer Architectures” (April 7, 2023)

Swami Rajaraman, Ph.D. (MSE) – “Hybrid Mico/Nanofabrication: Accelerating Biomedical Research” (Feb. 3, 2023)

Wen Shen, Ph.D. (MAE) – “Biomimetic Sensors and Applications” (March 24, 2023)

Arvind Singh, Ph.D. (CECE) – “On Dynamics Clusters and Phase Transition in River Networks” (March 3, 2023)

Yongho Sohn, Ph.D. (MSE) – “Metallic Alloy Development for Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing” (Jan. 27, 2023)

Patrick Sun, Ph.D. (CECE) – “UAV Sensing System for Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Monitoring and Water Ponding Issue Detection” (Jan. 27, 2023)

Subith Vasu, Ph.D. (MAE) – “Decarbonizing Power, Developing Hypersonic Vehicles and Facilitating Low-Cost Space Exploration” (Feb. 3, 2023)

Jiann-Shiun Yuan, Ph.D. (ECE) – “GaN Power Transistor Reliability and Deep Learning for Early Drug Discovery” (April 21, 2023)

Hao Zheng, Ph.D. (ECE) – Efficient Computer Architectures for AI/ML Computing” (Feb. 24, 2023)

Cliff Zou, Ph.D. (CS) – “Cyber Security Educational Research and Cyber Scholarships at UCF” (March 3, 2023)

Faculty Guest Speakers


Industry Guests


View our full CECS Virtual Faculty Research Talks playlist on YouTube.