Virtual Faculty Research Talks

Virtual Faculty Research Talks
Listen. Learn. Collaborate.

New in 2020! Our Zoom-cast series is livestreamed every Friday, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., offering four 10-minute talks by CECS faculty and a live-chat Q&A.

All are invited to Zoom-in and hear presentations by UCF’s engineering and computer science faculty who explain their cutting-edge, pioneering research endeavors in quick, 10-minute snapshots.

These talks provide an opportunity to get to know — and collaborate with — our faculty who are advancing innovations in all areas of engineering and computer science, such as smart city technology, aerospace, energy, modeling and simulation, medicine, advanced materials, cyber security, and more. Each faculty presenter will narrate as they share illustrative slides.

Moderated by Subith Vasu, Ph.D., associate 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 (

Coming Up: May 29, 2020 (View flyer for details)

Previous Speaker Lineups:

May 22, 2020 (PDF)

May 15, 2020 (PDF)

May 8, 2020 (PDF)

Recorded Faculty Presentations


Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering

Shaurya Agarwal, Ph.D. – “Synergizing Data-Driven and Physics-Driven Approaches for Understanding Complex Socio-Cyber Physical Systems” (May 22, 2020)


Department of Computer Science

Abhijit Mahalanobis, Ph.D. – “Machine Vision for Defense and Aerospace Applications” (May 22, 2020)

Wei Zhang, Ph.D. – “Large-Scale Machine Learning Algorithms for Biomedical Data Science” (May 8, 2020)


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Amro Awad, Ph.D. – “Improving Security, Performances and Efficiency of Emerging Computer Architectures” (May 8, 2020)

Chinwendu Enyioha, Ph.D – “Resource-Aware Algorithms for Decision-making in Large Scale Systems” (May 15, 2020)

Junjian Qi, Ph.D – “Smart Grid Control and Resilience” (May 22, 2020)

Nazanin Rahnavard, Ph.D. – “From Big Data to Small Data: Signal Processing and Learning Approaches for Efficient Data Acquisition and Selection” (May 15, 2020)


Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems



Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Andrew Dickerson, Ph.D. – “Crack, Buzz, and Plop: the Coupled Mechanics of Jetting Citrus, Flying Insects, and Splashing Projectiles” (May 15, 2020)

Helen Huang, Ph.D. – “Advancing Multimodal Neuromechanics and Understanding of Brain Dynamics of Human Locomotion” (May 22, 2020)


Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Elizabeth Brisbois, Ph.D. – “Developing Biocompatible Nitric Oxide-Releasing Polymers for Medical Device Application” (May 8, 2020)

Akihiro Kushima, Ph.D. – “In Situ Characterization of Fundamentals and Nanoscale Dynamics for Materials Development” (May 15, 2020)

Swaminathan Rajaraman, Ph.D. – “Makerspace Micro/NanoFabrication of Biomedical and Agricultural Microsystems” (May 8, 2020)


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