Adrian S. Barb

Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Missouri
MBA, Finance and Management Information Systems, University of Missouri
B.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Bucharest

Dr. Adrian S. Barb, associate professor of information science, teaches databases, data mining, and big data courses. He has worked as a database programmer analyst as well as a web developer at the University of Missouri. His research interests include data mining, knowledge discovery in databases, knowledge representation and exchange in content-based retrieval systems, semantic modeling and retrieval, conceptual change, ontology integration, and expert-in-the-loop knowledge generation and exchange.

Mohamad Darayi

Ph.D., Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Oklahoma
M.S., Industrial Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University
B.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Tabriz

Dr. Mohamad Darayi, assistant professor of systems engineering, focuses his principal research and key publications on infrastructure network resilience and simulation modeling applications in health care, manufacturing, and supply chain management. He teaches courses in system simulation, risk analysis, network modeling, and data analytics.

Joanna F. DeFranco

Ph.D., Computer and Information Science, New Jersey Institute of Technology
M.S., Computer Engineering, Villanova University
B.S., Electrical Engineering and Math, Penn State

Dr. Joanna F. DeFranco is an assistant professor of software engineering. She has worked as an electronics engineer for the Navy, as well as a software engineer at Motorola. Her research interests include software engineering teams, effective teamwork, Internet of Things, and software-intensive critical systems.

Phillip A. Laplante

Ph.D., Computer Science, Stevens Institute of Technology
MBA, University of Colorado
M.Eng., Electrical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology
B.S., Systems Planning and Management, Stevens Institute of Technology

Dr. Phillip A. Laplante is a professor of software and systems engineering. He has an extensive list of publications and deep practical experience in requirements engineering, development, testing, and project management for a wide variety of complex systems, including safety critical and embedded ones. He is widely recognized for work in real-time systems, real-time imaging, and applications in the Internet of Things. He is also a pioneer in licensing of software engineers, having led the development and acceptance of the first licensure exam for software engineers in the United States.

Colin Neill

Ph.D., Software and Systems Engineering, University of Wales Swansea
M.Sc., Communications Systems, University of Wales Swansea
B.Eng., Electrical Engineering, University of Wales Swansea

Dr. Colin Neill is an associate professor of software engineering and systems engineering. He teaches many courses in software and systems engineering and project management. He is the author of more than 80 articles on the development and evolution of complex software and systems and their management and governance. Dr. Neill is a senior member of the IEEE, a member of INCOSE, and serves as associate editor-in-chief of Innovations in Systems and Software Engineering.

Robin G. Qiu

Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Penn State
Ph.D., (Minor), Computer Science, Penn State
M.S., Numerical Control, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, China

Dr. Robin G. Qiuis, professor of information science, teaches courses on data analytics, information science, software engineering, and cyber security. Dr. Qiu's research interests include smart service systems, IoT, big data, data/business analytics, information systems and integration, supply chain and industrial systems, and analytics. He served as the editor-in-chief of INFORMS Service Science. He is an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, and IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, and has more than 160 publications.

Sally Sue Richmond

M.S., Information Science, Penn State
B.A., Art, Penn State

Sally Sue Richmond is an instructor in information science. She worked as an IT professional for more than 20 years prior to teaching. Her research interests include human-computer interaction, engineering education, and teams.

Raghvinder S. Sangwan

Ph.D., Computer and Information Sciences, Temple University
M.S., Computer Science, West Chester University
B.S., Genetics and Plant Breeding, Haryana Agricultural University

Dr. Raghvinder S. Sangwan is an associate professor of software engineering. His teaching and research involves analysis, design and development of software-intensive systems, their architecture, and automatic/semi-automatic approaches to assessment of their design and code complexity. He actively consults for Siemens Corporate Technology in Princeton, New Jersey, and holds a visiting scientist appointment at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is a senior member of the IEEE and ACM.

Satish Srinivasan

Ph.D., Information Technology, University of Nebraska at Omaha
M.S., Industrial Engineering and Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
B.S., Information Technology, Bharathidasan University 

Dr. Satish Srinivasan is an assistant professor of information science in the Engineering division at Penn State Great Valley. He teaches courses related to database design, data mining, data collection and cleaning, design and implementation of predictive analytics system, network and web securities, and business process management. His research interests include social network analysis, data mining, machine learning, big data and predictive analytics and bioinformatics.