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Chair: Prof. Kiriakos Kiriakidis (kiriakid@usna.edu)
Associate Chair: CDR Tracie Severson  (severson@usna.edu)
Executive Assistant: LCDR Raymond Guethler (guethler@usna.edu)
Educational Technician: Barbara Burgett (burgett@usna.edu)

Faculty Listing

Faculty members that hold academic rank comprise Career Civilian Faculty (tenure-track and tenured), Permanent Military Professors, and Research Professors; they have earned terminal degrees in their fields of inquiry; they teach primarily the courses associated with the major in Systems Engineering; they provide expertise and leadership in all matters academic.

Military officers and visiting faculty members typically teach the courses of the Weapons Program; they provide unmatched operational, real-world experience with modern naval weapons systems and most hold a Masters degree in a technical field; they are recognized with the academic title of Instructor.  In addition, they serve as professional mentors and role models for the midshipman.

  • Avramov-Zamurovic, Svetlana (Webpage)
  • Professor
  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, 1994

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997

  • Broussard, Randy (Webpage)
  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, 1997

Research interests

Pattern recognition and Biometrics

  • Connett, Brian (Webpage)
  • LCDR, USN
  • Junior Permanent Military Professor
  • M.S. in Space Systems, Naval Postgraduate School, 2014
  • M.S. in Systems Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School, 2006

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  • Dawkins, Jeremy (Webpage)
  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Auburn University, 2011

Research interests

Vehicle Modeling and Simulation, Unmanned Vehicle Systems, Multi-Vehicle Collaboration, Vehicle State Estimation

  • DeVries, Levi D. (Webpage)
  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland, 2014

  • Doney, Kevin
  • CDR, USN
  • Senior Instructor
  • M.S., Naval Postgraduate School

  • Esposito, Joel (Webpage)
  • Professor
  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2002

  • Farnoly, Daniel J.
  • LT, USN
  • Instructor
  • M.S., University of Maryland

  • Feemster, Matthew (Webpage)
  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Clemson University, 2000

  • Fritts, Kristina
  • LT, USN
  • Instructor
  • M.S., Carnegie Mellon University

  • Guethler, Raymond M.
  • LCDR, USN
  • Instructor & Executive Assistant
  • M.S., Naval Postgraduate School

  • Hurni, Mike (Webpage)
  • CDR, USN
  • Assistant Professor & Division Deputy Director
  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School, 2009

  • Jimenez, Justin C.
  • LT, USN
  • Senior Instructor
  • M.S., Naval Postgraduate School

  • Kennedy, P. Ryan
  • LT, USN
  • Instructor
  • M.S., University of Maryland, 2014

  • Kiriakidis, Kiriakos (Webpage)
  • Professor & Department Chair
  • Ph.D., Polytechnic Institute of New York University, 1996

Research interests

Detection and Tracking of Multiple Targets, System-theoretic Analysis of Biomedical and Biological Systems, Estimation and Control Based on Aggregate Models

  • Knowles, Ken
  • Professor Emeritus
  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Virginia, 1977

  • Kutzer, Michael (Webpage)
  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2012

  • LaVallee, Matthew P.
  • MAJ, USMC
  • Instructor
  • M.S., Naval Postgraduate School

  • Martin, Michael F.
  • MAJ, USMC
  • Senior Instructor
  • M.S., Naval Postgraduate School

  • O'Brien, Rich (Webpage)
  • Professor
  • Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 1998

  • O'Mara, Duncan (Webpage)
  • Master Instructor & Integrated Weapons System (IWS) Chair
  • M.S.M.E. in Materials & Manufacturing, Naval Postgraduate School, 1989

  • Parikh, Sarangi (Webpage)
  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 2005

  • Peerally, Filipe
  • CAPT, USMC
  • Senior Instructor
  • M.S., Naval Postgraduate School

  • Piepmeier, Jenelle (Webpage)
  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1999

Research interests

Vision based control of robotic systems

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  • Piper, George (Webpage)
  • Professor
  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University, 1990

Research interests

Areas of unmanned aerial vehicles, robotic aircraft, and space vehicle dynamics and control

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  • Richards, Gillian
  • CDR, USNR
  • Instructor
  • M.E. in Bioengineering, University of Utah

  • Rodriguez-Seda, Erick (Webpage)
  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011

  • Severson, Tracie
  • CDR, USN
  • Assistant Professor & Associate Chair
  • Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland, 2013

  • Shorr, Curtis
  • Capt, USAF
  • Instructor
  • M.S., Stevens Institute of Technology

  • Thorp, Owen (Webpage)
  • CAPT, USN
  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Catholic University, 2001

  • Veteto, Gregory M.
  • CAPT, USMC
  • Instructor
  • M.S., Naval Postgraduate School

  • Webster-Giddings, Allison (Webpage)
  • Senior Lecturer
  • M.B.A., Golden Gate University

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, 1989

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