C4I and Cyber Center Faculty and Affiliates


Dr. Paulo Costa
Probabilistic Ontologies, Multi-sensor Information Fusion,
Safety and Security of Cyber-physical and Autonomous Systems

Directors Emeriti:

Dr. Harry L. Van Trees
Detection and Estimation Theory, Array Signal Processing, Bayesian Bounds

Dr. J. Mark Pullen
Distributed Systems for Command and Control, Collaboration, Education and
Training; and Networked Multimedia Technologies to support these systems;
Command and Control Systems – Simulation Systems Interoperability

Associate Director:

Dr. Kathryn Blackmond Laskey
Bayesian Inference and Decision Theory; Multi-Source Fusion,
Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence; Situation Assessment

Executive Advisor:

Dr. Linton Wells, II
Cybersecurity; C4 and open-source ISR in civil-military environments and
improving those environments; smart cities; critical infrastructure protection;
convergence across biotech-robotics-information-nanotech-energy (BRINE);
security implications of the societal impacts of AI and automation

Associate Director for Modeling & Simulation Research:

Dr. Michael Hieb
Modeling & Simulation; Semantics and Computational Linguistics,
Battle Management Language

Assistant Director for Intelligent Systems & Integration:

Dr. Ali K. Raz
Intelligent and autonomous systems; complex adaptive systems,
Information fusion; model-based systems engineering

Project Investigators (Alphabetical Order):

Affiliated GMU Faculty:

Dr. Leonard Adelman
Judgement, Decision, and Collaborative Processes, Decision Support Systems,
Cognitive Engineering, and System Evaluation

Dr. James Baldo
Data Bias, Large Scale Data Repositories,
Cloud Computing-ML Services, MLOps

Dr. Kuo-Chu Chang
Multisensor Data Fusion, Multitarget Tracking, Situation Assessment,
Bayesian Networks, Artificial Neural Networks

Dr. Thomas M. Clemons
Space and missile defense systems engineering and their operational use,
the use of Autonomous Systems on the battlefield and
cyber and electronic warfare integration

Dr. Kenneth W. Comer
Agent based modelling and asymmetric warfare

Dr. Zoran Duric
Computer Vision, Video Image Processing, Human-Computer Interaction,
Vision Based Control, and Physics-Based Modeling

Dr. Isaac Gang
Data Analytics (Algorithms and Data Bias), Cybersecurity (Ransomware),
and Image Processing

Dr. Michael Hieb
Coordinator, International C2 Activities, C4I Center
Command & Control/Simulation Interoperation; Battle Management Language

Dr. Karla M. Hoffman
Combinatorial Optimization, Auction Theory and Design, Global Optimization,
Mathematical Modeling, Analysis of Algorithms, Software Testing

Dr. Edward Huang
Advancing model-based systems engineering (MBSE) and multi-fidelity design
theory for supporting engineering design, risk mitigation and insider threat detection

Dr. Liling Huang

Dr. Andrew Loerch
Military Operations Research, Multi-Year Capital Budgeting

Dr. Shou Matsumoto
Probabilistic Ontology, Multi-Entity Decision Graph, Bayesian inference,
domain engineering in software product line

Dr. Walter Powell
Information Technology, Geospatial Tools

Dr. Ali Khalid Raz
Complex Systems and System of Systems Engineering, Exploring synergies between
Machine Learning, Information Fusion, and Systems Engineering for
Integrated Autonomous Systems

Dr. Art Pyster
Systems Engineering Organization and Management, Systems Engineering Education
and Workforce Development, and Systems Security

Dr. Robert Simon
Networks, Wireless Systems, Distributed Computing and Modeling
and Performance Analysis

Dr. Girum Urgessa
Structural Dynamics (emphasis on blast/impact), Composite Materials
(emphasis on structural retrofits), Stability (emphasis on temporary structures)

Major General Robert E. Wheeler (USAF RET)
Air campaign analysis; European security issues; strategic deterrence
and nuclear operations

Dr. Elizabeth White
Software Architecture, Formal Methods for Software Verification, Distributed
Computing, Middleware, and Heterogeneous Systems and Dynamic Reconfiguration

Dr. Duminda Wijesekera
Security, Multimedia, Networks, Control and Signalling (Telecom, Railway
and SCADA, Defensive Missiles), Web and Logic in Computer Science

Dr. Bo Yu
Security, information privacy laws and organizational policies
enforcement, semantic technologies, and probabilistic reasoning,
wireless 5G technologies and 5G connected vehicles

Dr. Abbas Zaidi
Computing, Middleware, and Heterogeneous Systems and Dynamic Reconfiguration,
Multi and Meta-modeling, Discrete Event Systems, Semiconductor Manufacturing,
Formal Methods for Validation and Verification

C4I & Cyber Affiliate Faculty:

Dr. Alexandre de Barros Barreto
C4I Center Command & Control/Simulation, Cyber Security,
Air Transportation

Major Jan Boril
Radionavigation Systems, Aviation Simulation Technologies,
Radar Technology and Electronic Warfare, Flight Operational Procedures

Dr. Walter Christman
Global knowledge networking, global resilience, and
innovative strategic partnerships through information technology

Dr. Per Gustavsson
Command & Control/Simulation Interoperation; Battle Management Language;
and Decision Support Systems

Dr. Kenneth J. Hintz
Sensor Management and Scheduling, Image Processing, Statistical and
Syntactic Pattern Recognition

Dr. Tod Levitt
Multi-source information fusion, Decision support system design,
Computer vision and image understanding

Dr. Daniel Maxwell
Military operations research, simulation, military transformation, C4ISR analyses,
command and control, and decision-making

Dr. Cheol Young Park
Multi-Entity Bayesian Network Learning, Bayesian Inference and Decision Theory, and Predictive Situation Awareness

Dr. Insub Shin
Director of Cybersecurity Architecture Research–
resilient architecture for cyber physical system; command & control of cyber war;
multidisciplinary approach for safe cyberspace;
international collaboration

Dr. Samuel Singapogu
Computer Science; C2SIM

Research Professor Dr. Hideto Tomabechi
Quasi-destructive graph unification, neural networks

Dr. Charles Twardy
Causal modeling with Bayesian networks, Bayesian credibility models for sensors
and human sources, information theoretic sensor selection methods, hierarchical
fusion models for image recognition, and embedding game theory in Bayesian

Dr Marius Vassiliou
Computational scientist, geophysicist, and aerospace executive

Dr. Domenico Viganola
Prediction markets, forecasting surveys, applied economics, metascience

Dr. Bernard Zeigler
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona, Tucson and Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Modeling and Simulation and he is currently heading a project for the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC)

C4I & Cyber Professional Staff:

Mr. Nicholas Clark
Information Security and Assurance, Computer Networking, Securing the IoT,
Information-Centric Networking, Systems Administration and Management

Mr. Douglas Corner
Principal author of the Scripted BML Web Services project;
performance testing of the BTRA geospatial engines for TEC

Dr. Mohammad Ababneh
Interactive Voice Response for Generating Dynamic Dialogs Using
Semantic Web Technologies

Mr. Chris Fitzpatrick
Modeling and Simulation at Naval Postgraduate School

C4I & Cyber Center Administrative Staff:

Ms. Debra Schenaker
Administrative Assistant