Dr. Christos Christodoulou

Dr. Christos Christodoulou currently serves as the Dean of the School of Engineering (SOE) and the University of New Mexico.   He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University in 1985.  In 1999, he joined the faculty of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the University of New Mexico, where he served as the Chair of the Department from 1999 to 2005.  He is one of the founders of COSMIAC (SOE Research Center for Space Electronics) and served as the Director of the center from 2012 to 2014.  From 2009 to 2011, he received an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) assignment with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to help with their in-house telecommunication research. 

Dr. Christodoulou is an IEEE Fellow, a member of Commission B of the U.S. National Committee (USNC) for URSI, and a Distinguished Professor at UNM.  He has given numerous invited talks all over the world, published over 500 papers in journals and conferences, written 17 book chapters, co-authored 8 books, and has several patents. Over his academic career, he has served as the major advisor for over 100 Ph.D. and MS students and received about $50M in funding as a PI and Co-PI from several federal agencies and industries.

Dr. Jun Zheng received his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2005. He was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Queens College, the City University of New York from 2005 to 2008. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. His current research interests are in cybersecurity, wireless networks, machine learning, and its applications.

Dr. Zheng has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers. His research has been supported by the NSF, DOE, and DHS. He has served on the editorial boards of six international peer-reviewed journals. He has served as workshop co-chair, session co-chair, track chair, track co-chair, site chair and TPC member for more than 80 conferences and workshops. Dr. Zheng is a member of IEEE and ACM.

Dr. Jun Zheng