Four Professors Join the Faculty Ranks at Stevens

1/4/2013

Joining the Stevens community in 2013 are four new faculty members – Jingrui He, Georgios Portokalidis, Mark Blackburn and Wilson Felder – who will advance the academic development and knowledge of students in the software engineering, computer science and systems engineering disciplines.

Like Stevens’ current roster of more than 350 existing faculty members, the incoming group boasts an array of talents as educators and researchers. Their impressive backgrounds include cutting-edge academic and industry research and successful entrepreneurial ventures.

As the newest members of the Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science and the School of Systems and Enterprises, each new faculty member will contribute to Stevens’ mission of teaching and pursuing scientific and technological innovation to solve global challenges. 

Read below for brief biographies of the new Stevens faculty members:

Schaefer School of Engineering and Science

JINGRUI HE, Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Jingrui He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University. Her research interests include machine learning, rare category analysis, social media, traffic analytics and multimedia. She previously worked as a research staff member at IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center.

GEORGIOS PORTOKALIDIS, Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Georgios Portokalidis holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Vrije University, Netherlands. He was previously a postdoctoral researcher in the Network Security Lab at Columbia University. His most recent project is MEERKATS, a novel architecture for cloud environments that elevates continuous system evolution, adaptation and misdirection as first-rate design principles.

School of Systems and Enterprises

MARK BLACKBURN, Associate Professor, Software Engineering

Mark Blackburn holds a Ph.D from George Mason University. His research focuses on methods and automated tools for reasoning about computer-based systems. He has 25 years of experience as a software systems engineering inventor and entrepreneur.

WILSON FELDER, Visiting Distinguished Service Professor, Systems Engineering

Wilson Felder holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science from the University of Virginia. His research interests include the taxonomy of complex systems, theories of technical leadership, and the automation of aircraft production. He has help top R&D positions within the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), co-chaired the Aeronautics Science and Technology subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council, and served for 24 years as an active and reserve Naval Officer.