Dr. Murat Kuzlu (Senior Member – IEEE) joined Old Dominion University (ODU) of the Electrical Engineering Technology Department as an Assistant Professor in 2018. He received his B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from Kocaeli University, Turkey, in 2001, 2004, and 2010, respectively. From 2005 to 2006, he worked as a Global Network Product Support Engineer at the Nortel Networks, Turkey. In 2006, he joined the Energy Institute of TUBITAK-MAM (Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey – The Marmara Research Center), where he worked as a senior researcher. Before joining ODU, he worked as a Research Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech’s Advanced Research Institute. His research interests include smart grid, demand response, smart metering systems (AMR, AMI, AMM), home and building energy management system, co-simulation, wireless communication, and embedded systems. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Old Dominion University.
Dr. Vukica Jovanović is currently an associate professor in the Engineering Technology Department at Old Dominion University. Her research is focusing on mechatronics, product identification, product life-cycle management, assembly systems, collaborative engineering, automation, and energy efficiency. She had internships in engineering services, aerospace, and power generation industries. Dr. Jovanovic received M.Eng.(dipl.ing.) degree from University of Novi Sad, Serbia, in Robotics, Mechatronics and Automation and M.Sc. (Magistar) degree in Production Systems Design, both at Department of Industrial Engineering. She received a PhD in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Purdue
Dr. Otilia Popescu received the Engineering Diploma and M.S. degree from the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest, Romania, and the PhD degree from Rutgers University, all in Electrical and Computer Engineering. While at Rutgers her research was conducted at WINLAB in the area of wireless communications. Her research interests are in the general areas of communication systems, control theory, signal processing and engineering education. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering Technology, Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, where her teaching covers electrical circuits, systems and signals, and communications courses. She has worked in the past for the University of Texas at Dallas, University of Texas at San Antonio, Rutgers University, and Politehnica University of Bucharest. She is a senior member of the IEEE and participates often in the technical program committee for IEEE conferences. She serves as associate editor for IEEE Communication Letters. In the community, Dr. Popescu is interested in stimulating K-12 students interest for excellence in mathematics and problem solving. She serves as local manager for Math Kangaroo International Competition and organizes the competition locally each year in March.
Dr. Eisazadeh joined Old Dominion University (ODU) in Fall 2018. Before joining ODU, he was a faculty member at the County College of Morris for one year, and a faculty member at the Chabahar Maritime University over four years. Dr. Eisazadeh received his Ph.D. (2017) in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University in New York, his MSc (2005) in Manufacturing Engineering from Tehran University, and his BS in Manufacturing Engineering from Mazandaran University. He has several years of research and teaching experience, and he is a member of American Welding Society. His work involves studying residual stress formation in dissimilar weld and additive manufacturing using finite element modeling and neutron diffraction measurement. He has examined and practiced various modern techniques to mitigate weld residual stresses and their consequences. Through his work, he has presented at several conferences and co-authored papers on the reduction of residual stress in dissimilar weld.