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 California State University, Fullerton


Faculty Contact Information and Biography 


  Robert A. Koch
  Professor & Acting Chair
Room: E-100B
  Phone: (657) 278-5237

Dr.Koch currently Acting Chair of Electrical Engineering and Special Assistant to the Provost, was the acting dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (CNSM) at California State University, Fullerton from 2010-2014. He joined the faculty of Cal State Fullerton in 1976 and is professor of cell biology in the Department of Biological Science, where he served as department chair from 2004-2010. He and his students study cell-cell interactions, cell signaling and cytoskeletal organization in sea squirt sperm activation during fertilization. Koch has generated more than $4.5 million in support of research and research training, and he and his students have published over 50 papers and abstracts. He founded and served as Director of the Minority Access to Research Careers Scholars Program and the Beckman Scholars Program, and in 2003, he founded the Center for Applied Biotechnology Studies and the Program for Applied Biotechnology Studies, the latter of which now offers a Master of Biotechnology degree on three campuses. Koch served the California State University system (CSU) as Chair of the CSU Program in Education and Research in Biotechnology (CSUPERB) Strategic Planning Council from 1996-2010. Between 1993 and 2002, he served several terms as the President of the Southern California Society for Microscopy & Microanalysis and was chair of the local organizing committee for the Microscopy & Microanalysis 2001 national meeting held in Long Beach, CA. From 1999-2001, he served as Biological Science Delegate-to-Council for the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Since 2010 Koch has promoted international collaboration in science and math and in 2014 served on a State Department Joint Committee Meeting panel in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and chaired the logistics committee for the USA-Uzbekistan Conference on Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Koch was named the 1996 CNSM Distinguished Faculty Member, 2000 CSUPERB Faculty Research Awardee, 2010 CSUPERB Andreoli Faculty Service awardee and in 2011 the Orange County Engineering Council honored him with the Distinguished Engineering Merit Award for his work in biotechnology education. Koch earned his BS from Eckerd College (1969) and MS/PhD from Florida State University (1971/76).


Maqsood Chaudhry  Chaudhry, Maqsood
(657) 278-3901




David Cheng

Cheng, David
Room: E-407
Phone: (657) 278-3734

Dr. Cheng received his B.S. from National Taiwan University, Taiwan and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Solid State Physics from the University of California, Irvine, in 1976. His teaching and research interests are in the areas of semiconductor devices, optic-electronics, electro-optics and lightwave technology, fiber-optic communications, modeling, simulation and system analysis. Dr. Cheng is also active in his professional societies. He has served as Chairman of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Orange County Section (4,000 members) and Coordinator of IEEE Greater Los Angeles Council (14,000 members). He has been the President of the Asian Faculty and Staff Association, CSUF, since 1994. Dr. Cheng has been awarded a prestigious IEEE Millennium Medal for his outstanding professional achievements and services. He is also honored by Hunan University, China with a professorship for his outstanding contributions to his profession.

Shahin Ghazanshahi

Ghazanshahi, Shahin
Room: E-210
Phone: (657) 278-3664

Dr. Ghazanshahi received her Ph. D. and Post-Doctorate from the University of Southern California in 1984 and 1985, respectively. Her research interests include modeling and system identification, analysis and control of non-linear and non-stationary systems, particularly biomedical systems. She has published many articles in refereed journals and has received several grants from Lockheed Martin, DOE, the CSU Chancellor's Office, and Hughes to support her research. In 2004 Dr. Ghazanshahi was named a Fellow in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Administrator's Fellowship Program. She was only one of six faculty members in the nation chosen for the 2004 program, and the first selected from a California university since the program launched in 1997. Dr. Ghazanshahi has received several awards and recognitions for her outstanding teaching and scholarly activities. Recently her biographical profile was included in 2000 registries of Strathmore's Who's Who. She is an active member of the IEEE and Biomedical Engineering Societies, and is a reviewer for IEEE journals in Biomedical Engineering. She is the faculty advisor for the student chapters of ISA and Women in Engineering.

Mohinder Grewal

Grewal, Mohinder
Room: E-220
Phone: (657) 278-3874

Mohinder S. Grewal, Ph.D., P.E., has over 35 years’ experience in systems identification, guidance, navigation, and control. He is well known for his innovative application of Kalman filtering techniques to real world modeling problems and his ability to communicate this complex subject to his students. Grewal co-authored Global Navigation Satellite Systems, Inertial Navigation & Integration, 3nd Edition, Wiley & Sons, 2013, and Kalman Filtering Theory & Practice Using MATLAB, 3rd Edition, Wiley & Sons, 2008. He has published more than 85 papers in IEEE and ION refereed journals and proceedings and holds patents in GUS clock steering and L1/L5 differential bias estimation. California State University, Fullerton, awarded him its 2008-9 Outstanding Professor Award. His consulting associations include Raytheon Systems, Boeing Company, Lockheed-Martin, University of California, Riverside, staff of the U. S. Department of the Interior, Geodetics, and Northrop. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, Fellow of the Institute for the Advancement of Engineering, and member of the Institute of Navigation. Dr. Grewal serves as a reviewer for IEEE and ION publications.

Karim Hamidian

Hamidian, Karim
Room: E-217
Phone: (657) 278-2884

Hassan Hashemi

Hashemi, Hassan
Room: E-216
Phone: (657) 278-3402

Professor Hassan H. Hashemi was born in Terhran, Iran. He received his BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Houston (U of H) in 1971 and 1973, respectively. He received his Ph.D., major in Dynamic Systems Control and minor in Operations Research and Engineering Technology, from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1977. He has taught at a number of prominent institutions, e.g., University of Southern California (USC) and UCLA. He was an adjunct professor at USC. He joined CSUF in 1983. He has published many papers in the areas of control and communication. His recent joint research titled Fuzzy Logic Modeling and Controller Design for a Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Unit was published in the Proceedings of the World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science (WCECS) 2013, and he recently coauthored a chapter of a book titled Transactions on Engineering Technologies: Special Issue of the World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science 2013. He is currently developing a software package in the area of fuzzy logic for Wolfram Alpha.


Jidong Huang

Huang, Jidong
Associate Professor
Room: E-417
Phone: (657) 278-7140

Dr. Jidong Huang is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at California State University, Fullerton. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Ohio University where he worked at the Avionics Engineering Center on multiple research projects in the area of GPS and Advanced Navigation System Design. He had also worked at NavCom Technology Inc., a John Deere company, as a GNSS software design engineer to develop advanced navigation algorithms. His research had been supported by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and multiple private companies. His student project teams have been active and won multiple times at various competitions including the Institute of Navigation (ION)-sponsored Robotic Lawnmower Competition, the CSU Student Research Competition, and the Annual UC Davis, and UC San Diego Natcar Races. Currently, his research interests are focused on robotics; the design of high-precision, integrated navigation system with high integrity; and their indoor/outdoor applications. He is an editorial board member for the journal of “GPS Solutions”; and has served as a reviewer for multiple journals in the area of GPS and navigation. He is a member of Institute of Navigation (ION); and a senior member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Mostafa Shiva

Shiva, Mostafa
Room: E-218
Phone: (657) 278-3023

Dr. Shiva received his Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Tehran University. He received his Master's degree in Communications and his Ph.D. (1982) in Digital Signal Processing from the University of Southern California (USC). His research interests are in digital signal processing, seismic data processing, and simulations and modeling of digital systems. Dr. Shiva has published many research papers. He has received grants from U.S. Army Missile Command, U.S. Army CECOM Signals Warfare, Lockheed Martin, and Hughes.

Dr. Shiva has been the leader of the Electrical Engineering Department (Initially as Department Head and later as Department Chair) from August 2001 to December 2013. This is the longest term for a chair in the history of ECS. During his tenure as the department leader, he has been credited with many accomplishments including two successful ABET accreditation visits in 2002 and 2008. Dr. Shiva has received several awards and recognitions for his outstanding teaching and services. Dr. Shiva teaches courses in design of digital filters, digital signal processing, linear circuits, linear algebra, probability theory, electrical machines, and numerical analysis.

Fleur Tehrani

Tehrani, Fleur
Room: E-317
Phone: (657) 278-2658

Dr. Fleur T. Tehrani is a tenured professor of electrical engineering at California State University, Fullerton. She holds a BS degree in electrical engineering from Sharif University of Technology (formerly known as Arya-Mehr University), Tehran, Iran, a graduate diploma from Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, an MS and a PhD degree in electrical engineering from University of London, UK. Dr. Tehrani has published numerous articles in the field of biomedical engineering and is the sole inventor on several patents. She is the inventor of metabolic rate monitors and several respiratory assist devices including one of the most advanced respiratory control systems known as Adaptive Support Ventilation. Two of her patented inventions have been licensed to industry and are presently used in practice worldwide. She has been a reviewer of many books and scientific journals and has repeatedly served as an invited panelist for the National Science Foundation. She is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of California and has received two NASA fellowships and a number of awards at the local and national levels for her research contributions. Dr. Tehrani is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (the IET), a Fellow of the Institute for the Advancement of Engineering, a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and a national life member of Graduate Women in Science (GWIS). She has been a subject of biographical records in several of the Marquis Who's Who publications including Who's Who in the World and Who's Who in the West. She writes poetry and has published two books of Persian poetry titled “Another Spring” and “the Traveling Bird.” She enjoys literature, music, and stamp collecting. Dr. Tehrani teaches courses in systems engineering, electronics, and circuit theory.

Raman Unnikrishnan

Unnikrishnan, Raman
Dean and Professor
Room: CS-502
Phone: (657) 278-3362

Dr. Raman Menon Unnikrishnan is a Professor of Electrical Engineering as well as Computer Engineering and the Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science. He is active in teaching and research in the areas of Control Systems, Power Electronics and Signal Processing and is an author of numerous research papers and presentations in these areas. He has been a consultant to several industries and governmental agencies, and has been involved in technical and professional education for industries. He is active nationally in the field of Engineering Education and Engineering Accreditation. Prior to joining Cal State Fullerton, Dr. Unnikrishnan was on the faculty of the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York where he also served as Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research for the College of Engineering from 1989 to 1991 and as the Head of the Electrical Engineering Department from 1991 to 2001. He received his BS degree from the University of Kerala, India, MS from South Dakota State University, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Missouri, all in electrical engineering.

Dr. Unnikrishnan is a Fellow of IEEE. He is active in ABET accreditation activities through IEEE and ASEE. He was a Commissioner on the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET during 2008-13. He is also a member of Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi. In 2006 Dr. Unnikrishnan received the Missouri Honor Award for outstanding contributions to engineering.



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