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Computer Engineering Faculty

Susamma Barua Barua, Susamma
Coordinator & Professor, Computer Engineering Program
Room: E-100F
Phone: (657) 278-5348
E-mail: sbarua@fullerton.edu
Website: http://sbarua.ecs.fullerton.edu

    Dr. Susamma Barua is the Associate Dean for the College of Engineering and Computer Science and the Coordinator of the undergraduate program in Computer Engineering at California State University, Fullerton. She received her Ph. D. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 1988. Her research interests include computer performance analysis, parallel computing, computer networking, Web-based database development, and interactive multimedia system. She has received grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Lockheed Martin Corporation for support of her research projects. She has taught a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses on topics such as computer system architecture, computer networking, microprocessor hardware/software concepts, signal processing. and microcomputer system design. She is the author of numerous technical articles. Prof. Barua has received several CSUF awards, such as: Outstanding Teaching & Technology Innovations Award, Outstanding Recognition Award for Creative and Scholarly Activity, and Outstanding Service Recognition Award.

Bin Cong

Cong, Bin
Professor, Department of Computer Science
Room: CS-417
Phone: (657)-278-2031
E-mail: bcong@ecs.fullerton.edu
Website: http://bcong.ecs.fullerton.edu

    Dr. Bin Cong received a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Nanjing University in 1982, and his Ph.D degree in Computer Science from University of Texas at Dallas in 1991. From 1991 to 1997, Dr. Cong was a member of the Computer Science Faculty at South Dakota State University, where he reached tenured Associated Professor position. He served as an Associate Professor at Department of Computer Science in Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo from 1997 to 1998. Since August 1998, Dr. Cong has been a faculty member of Computer Science Department at Cal State Fullerton, where he received early promotion and tenure in 2000 and 2001. Dr. Cong served as the CTO (Chief Technology Officer) for Angel Engineers, a technology company in Silicon Valley from June 2000 to August 2001, where he supervised all the R&D efforts and several major projects. During that period, he provided IT training in the US and Asia.


John Faller

Faller, Kenneth
Assistant Professor, Computer Engineering Program
Room: E-408
Phone: (657) 278-8171
E-mail: jfaller@fullerton.edu
Website: http://ecs.fullerton.edu/~jfaller

    Kenneth John Faller II joined the Computer Engineering program at Cal State Fullerton in the fall of 2011. Dr. Faller received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Florida International University in July 2009. Subsequently, he received the NASA postdoctoral fellowship. He spent the next two years conducting spatial audio research at NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) in Hampton, VA. His research interests include spatial audio and digital filters. His teaching interests are in the areas of microcontrollers, Digital Signal Processing (DSP), image processing, and general computer engineering concepts. This fall, he will be teaching Microcontrollers and Embedded Processor Interfacing.

Mohinder Grewal

Grewal, Mohinder
Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering
Room: E-220
Phone: (657) 278-3874
Email: mgrewal@fullerton.edu
Website: www.ecs.fullerton.edu/~mgrewal

    M. S. Grewal received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering with a specialization in Control Systems and Computers from the University of Southern California. Professor Grewal co-authored Kalman Filtering Theory & Practice Using MATLAB, (Second Edition), and Global Positioning Systems, Inertial Navigation & Integration, published by Wiley & Sons in 2001. He was invited to author the "Kalman Filters And Observers" article for the Wiley & Sons Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, published in 1999, and "The Kalman Filter," for Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), now under development in scholarly partnership with UNESCO. He has received numerous research contracts for GPS related research. Dr. Grewal was selected as "Distinguished Professor of the Year" by the students of the Minority Engineering Students Association (MESA). He has received awards for outstanding scholarly and creative activity, community service, and teaching and technology innovations. Dr. Grewal is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of California, a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a Fellow of the Institute for the Advancement of Engineering and a member of the Institute of Navigation. He serves as a reviewer for numerous refereed publications.

Kiran George

George, Kiran
Assistant Professor, Computer Engineering Program
Room: E-213
Phone: (657) 278-2640
Email: kgeorge@fullerton.edu


    Dr. Kiran George received his Ph.D. degree from Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. His research interests include verification and testing of VLSI circuits and systems, VLSI and FPGA implementation for advanced signal processing and communication algorithms for digital wideband receivers, and biologically-inspired electronics and designs. His contribution in this field has been demonstrated by several IEEE publications. Dr. George was the main graduate project assistant for the Receiver-On-a-Chip(ROC) project, funded by Wright-Patterson Air Force base, Dayton, Ohio. He has been the recipient of several competitive scholarships and awards, the most recent being the Dean's award for outstanding graduate student (Ph.D. Engineering program) in recognition of outstanding academic achievements.

    At California State University, Fullerton, Dr. George will be teaching Microcontrollers and Embedded Processor Interfacing courses. He also plans to introduce a series of Very-large-scale integration (VLSI) courses in the future.


Pradeep Nair

Nair, Pradeep
Assistant Professor, Computer Engineering Program
Room: E-207

Phone: (657) 278-3375
Email: pnair@fullerton.edu

    Pradeep S. Nair is joining the Computer Engineering program. Dr. Nair received his Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas, San Antonio in July 2009. His research interests include Power/Performance tradeoffs in the nanoscale domain, Leakage power reduction in digital systems, Computer performance analysis and evaluation, and Low Power FPGAs. His teaching interests are in the areas of VLSI, Digital Systems, and Computer Engineering. This fall, he will be teaching Microcontrollers, Designing with VHDL, and Microprogramming and Embedded Processors.

Raman Unnikrishnan Unnikrishnan, Raman
Dean & Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering
Room: CS-502
Phone: (657) 278-3362
Email: runnikrishnan@fullerton.edu

    Dr. Raman Menon Unnikrishnan is a Professor of Electrical Engineering as well as Computer Engineering and the Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science. He is active in teaching and research in the areas of Control Systems, Power Electronics and Signal Processing and is an author of numerous research papers and presentations in these areas. He has been a consultant to several industries and governmental agencies, and has been involved in technical and professional education for industries. He is active nationally in the field of Engineering Education and Engineering Accreditation.

    Prior to joining Cal State Fullerton as dean, Dr. Unnikrishnan was on the faculty of the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York where he also served as Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research for the College of Engineering from 1989 to 1991 and as the Head of the Electrical Engineering Department from 1991 to 2001. He received his BS degree from the University of Kerala, India, MS from South Dakota State University, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Missouri, all in electrical engineering.

    Dr. Unnikrishnan is a Commissioner on the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET and a Fellow of IEEE. He is also a member of Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi and ASEE. In 2006 Dr. Unnikrishnan received the Missouri Honor Award for outstanding contributions to engineering.

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