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Systems and Control Engineering Faculty

Learn from experts in optimization, systems biology and signal processing.

Vira Chankong

Vira Chankong, Program Director

Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Focus Areas: Optimization

Courses: EPOM 407, EECS 407, EECS 416

Vira Chankong is an Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Case Western Reserve University. His research interests are in the areas of large-scale optimization, multiple objectives optimization, logic-based discrete optimization, intelligent computing, and computational engineering and science with specific application to energy and biomedicine. He is the senior author of Multiobjective Decision Making: Theory and Methodology (published by Elsevier-North Holland in 1983 and Dover Publications in 2010). He also coauthored two other books in Multiobjective Decision Making and Risk Assessment related to Carcinogens. He has several papers in multiple objective optimization, large-scale optimization, systems methodology, and applications of decision theory, optimization and information technology to medical research and engineering design and operation problems.


Sree N. Sreenath

Sree N. Sreenath

Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Focus Areas: Systems biology

Courses: EECS 404, EECS 408

Sree N. Sreenath, Ph.D., MNO (nonprofit MBA) is a tenured full professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. Currently, he is the Director of Case Complex Systems Biology Center and a Director of Online Graduate Program in Systems Controls. His research and educational interests are in complexity, focusing on Systems Biology (hydrocephalus, Leukemia and Prostate cancer), and, Global Issues and Sustainable Development. He served the Co-Director of UNESCO GENIe Program — an international network of educational institutions from 1996-2006. He consults with many developing countries on issues of water, energy, and policy development. He has received many scholarships and awards including the Best Undergraduate Teaching Award, Who’s Who Among Teachers in America, and the NIH Research Career Award. He has lectured in 25 countries and has organized more than 35 workshops, symposia, and conferences in the last ten years.


Evren Gurkan-Cavusoglu

Evren Gurkan-Cavusoglu

Assistant Professor

Focus Areas: Control, signal processing

Courses: EPOM 405/EECS 411

Evren Gurkan-Cavusoglu received the B.S. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, in 1996, the M.S. degree in Automatic Control and Systems Engineering from The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK, in 1997, and Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) from the Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey, in 2003. She has worked in industry as a research and development engineer from 1997 to 1999. She was a research and teaching assistant at EEE, METU, from 1999 to 2003. She was a research associate from 2003 to 2007, a senior research associate from 2007 to 2009, and a research assistant professor from 2009 to 2013 at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Case Western Reserve University, where she is currently an assistant professor. Her research interests include systems and control theory, systems biology, computational biology, biological system modeling, signal processing applied to biological systems, and signal processing.


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