Nearly 50 new faculty members joined UCCS this fall. Today, meet the 10 faculty members from the College of Engineering and Applied Science.
Adham Atyabi, assistant professor, Department of Computer Science. Atyabi was previously technology lead at the Seattle Children’s Innovation & Technology Lab at the Seattle Children’s Research Institute, and a senior postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington. He also worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the Yale Child Study Center at Yale University; a postdoctoral research assistant at Salford University in the United Kingdom; and an adjunct research fellow, teaching assistant and research assist at Flinders University of South Australia.
Atyabi earned his bachelor of computer engineering from Islamic Azad University, his master of information technology from Multimedia University of Malaysia, and his Ph.D. from Flinders University.
Gedare Bloom, assistant professor, Department of Computer Science. Bloom was previously assistant professor at Howard University. He also worked as a research scientist and postdoctoral scientist at The George Washington University.
Bloom earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematical science from Michigan Technological University, and his master’s degree and Ph.D. in computer science from The George Washington University.
Albert Brouillette, senior instructor, Department of Computer Science. Brouillette was previously a lead software engineer at the Harris Corporation in Colorado Springs. He was also a senior instructor from 2013-15, an instructor from 2008-13 and an instructor from 1983-2007 at UCCS. Brouillette was the owner and lead software engineering at Microwave Concepts, software engineer and instructional designer at Space and Aeronautics Sciences, software engineer at Kaman Sciences Corporation, research assistant at UCCS, and a member of the technical staff and software engineer at TRW Defense Systems Group.
Brouilette earned all of his degrees at UCCS: his bachelor’s degrees in English and computer science, and his master’s degree in computer science.
Lynnane George, instructor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. George was previously an adjunct lecturer at UCCS, an adjunct associate professor at Colorado Technical University and adjunct associate professor at Webster University. She also worked as an adjunct instructor at Pikes Peak Community College; associate professor, assistant professor and deputy head in the Department of Astronautics, chief of the navigation, guidance and control division, and chief of the astrodynamics division at the United States Air Force Academy; acquisition command trainer and mentor with the Office of Military Cooperation in Afghanistan; chief of the spacecraft component technology branch at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico; mission manager of the Titan IV Program Office, manager of the Titan flight loads and dynamics, and manager of the mechanical engineering branch of the defense satellite communication program at Los Angeles Air Force Base; and with education with industry at The Aerospace Corporation.
George earned all of her degrees at the Georgia Institute of Technology: her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, her master’s in mechanical engineering with a focus in dynamics and controls, and her Ph.D. in mechanical engineering with robotics and control systems.
Li earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and automation from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in Nanjing, China; his master’s degree in control theory and control engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, China; and his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
William Michael, instructor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Michael was previously an instructor at UCCS. He was also an engineering test pilot and manager for Northrop Grumman, a short course department head and test pilot instructor at the United State Naval Test Pilot School, a commanding officer in the United States Navy Distributed Common Ground System, and systems engineer and department head at the National Reconnaissance Office.
Michael earned bachelor’s degrees in computer science and mathematics from Purdue University and his master’s degree in aerospace engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology.
Oluwatosin Oluwadare, assistant professor, Department of Computer Science. Oluwadare was previously a teaching assistant at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He also worked as a teaching assistant and system administrator at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Oluwadare earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science from the Federal University of Technology in Akure, Nigeria; his master’s degree in computer and information science from the University of Texas at Arlington; and his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Matt Quinlan, assistant professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Quinlan was previously a visiting assistant professor at UCCS and consultant and owner of Quinlan Engineering and Design. He was also an adjunct professor at UCCS, a research engineer at the Georgia Institute of Technology and a diesel fuel system engineer at Sturman Industries.
Quinlan earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, and his Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Donald Rabern, dean, College of Engineering and Applied Science. Rabern was previously visiting professor of engineering at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. He also worked as dean of the College of Engineering and professor of aerospace engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona; department head and professor of civil engineering and engineering mechanics at Montana State University; and adjunct professor at the University of New Mexico in Los Alamos. Rabern also worked as a research engineer, group leader, section leader and technical staff member at Los Alamos National Laboratory; and an engineer with Thiokol Corporation in Brigham City, Utah.
Rabern earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Utah, and his master’s degree and Ph.D. in engineering mechanics from the University of Arizona.
Omid Semiari, assistant professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Semiari was previously an assistant professor at Georgia Southern University. He also worked as a research intern with Qualcomm CDMA Technologies and Bell Labs, a research and teaching assistant at Virginia Tech University, a research assistant at the University of Miami and a teaching assistant at the University of Tehran.
Semiari earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering, communication systems, from the University of Tehran; and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering, wireless communications, from Virginia Tech University.