2022-2023 Faculty Coaches

Jacob Hammer

D. Sc.– Israel Institute of Technology

Dr. Hammer’s primary research areas are signals and systems. His research interests include control, system theory, automata theory, computation, filtering and biomedical engineering.

2020-2021 Faculty Coaches – Integrated Product & Process Design

Kurt Schulze

Ph.D.– University of Florida

Dr. Schulze’s research interests include HVAC Systems and energy management.

Edward Latorre-Navarro

Ph.D.– University of Florida

Dr. Latorre-Navarro is the Director of IPPD. During his doctoral studies, he was a member of the Computational Neuro Engineering Lab Hybrid Group under Dr. John G. Harris, where he worked on speech and natural language processing.

Joseph Wilson

Ph.D.– University of Virginia

Dr. Wilson’s research interests include information security and machine learning.

Lizzie Meier

Lizzie Meier is the Lab Manager for IPPD. She is currently pursuing her masters in chemical engineering at UF and researching antibacterial surfaces under the direction of Dr. Yeongseon Jang. As an IPPD staff member, Lizzie also performs engineering education research.

Eban Bean

Ph.D.– University of Florida

Dr. Bean’s integrated research and extension program focuses on urban water resources engineering, with special emphasis on stormwater management, irrigation conservation, and low-cost sensors.

Catia Silva

Ph.D.– University of Florida

Dr. Silva’s research interests include machine learning, signal processing, pattern recognition, computational neuroscience, and cognitive science.

Christophe Bobda

Ph.D.– University of Paderborn, Germany

Dr. Bobda’s teaching and research areas include embedded systems, computer architecture, reconfigurable computing, operating systems and cybersecurity.

Philip Jackson

Ph.D.– University of Florida

Dr. Jackson’s research interests include numerical applications to heat transfer, fluid mechanics, magnetohydrodynamics, and facilitating undergraduate students to engage in similar projects. He is also interested in game-based learning systems and adaptive learning systems and their effect on student motivation.

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Rong Zhang

Ph.D.– Rutgers University

Dr. Zhang’s research areas include image and signal analysis and machine learning.

Shuo Wang

Shuo Wang

Ph.D.– Virginia Tech

Dr. Wang’s research interests include power electronics, electrical power, electromagnetic interference, electric vehicles, green energy conversion and grid integration, electromagnetic security, cyber security, and hardware security.

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Peter Ifju

Ph.D.– Virginia Polytechnic Institute

Dr. Ifju’s research interests include experimental mechanics, moiré interferometry, composite materials, and micro air vehicles.

Cheryl Resch

M.S.– University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University

Resch teaches core Computer Science courses and is performing computing education research. Before joining UF as a lecturer, Resch spent 29 years at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. There she performed research in secure computing and cybersecurity architecture.

Ann Ramirez

Ph.D.– University of California- Riverside

Dr. Ramirez’s area of expertise is in computer engineering. Her research interests include low-power design, reconfigurable computing, platform design, dynamic optimizations, hardware design, and real-time systems.

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Sanjeev Koppal

Ph.D.– Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. Koppal’s research interests include computer vision, computational photography, sensors, optics, and image/video processing.

Ashish Aggarwal

M.S.– University of Florida

Aggarwal’s work included the developing of computational reasoning skills and mental simulation ability in K-12 students using Kodu Game Lab environment. As a faculty member, he focuses on research and improvement of computer science education in engineering students.