Meet Our Faculty

  • This is a photo of associate professor Rochelle Jones

    Associate Professor, Systems Engineering and Operations Research, College of Engineering and Computing

    It is important to Rochelle Jones that her students leave the classroom with a fundamental knowledge of systems engineering methodologies and tools to prepare them to be valuable assets to their future employers.
  • Kathryn Laskey

    Professor, Systems Engineering and Operations Research and Associate Director at C4I Center, College of Engineering and Computing

    With just a swipe or a keystroke, citizens of the Information Age expect instant access to vast stores of knowledge. Turning that expectation into reality is Kathryn Laskey’s passion. She develops methods for transforming data from a variety of sources into information to answer our questions and improve our decisions. She has applied her research to areas as diverse as detecting insider threats in information systems, predicting innovations in science and technology, protecting soldiers from improvised explosive devices, and understanding airline delays.
  • Andrew Loerch

    Associate Chair, Systems Engineering and Operations Research, Volgenau
    Professor, Systems Engineering and Operations Research, Volgenau

    Andrew Loerch is the Associate Chair of the Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research. He directs the military applications of operations research track in the graduate program in Operations Research. His research interests include the application of mathematical programming to military problems, optimization of multi-year capital budgeting, and management of cyclically scheduled manufacturing facilities.
  • A photo of associate professor Songjun Luo

    Associate Professor, Systems Engineering and Operations Research, College of Engineering and Computing

     

    Songjun Luo recently joined the SEOR department to support the MSDAE Program as an associate professor. Prior to joining Mason, Luo has been with ZS Associates for 26 years. Founded in 1983, ZS is one of the world’s largest consulting firms with currently 7,000+ professionals specialized in sales and marketing issues using data-driven analytical approaches. Having joined ZS in its infancy and having been a Partner for 20 years with the firm, Luo has played several key leadership roles in the firm, including project lead, client lead, practice lead, and office lead.
  • This is a photo of Shima Mohebbi

    Assistant Professor, Systems Engineering and Operations Research, College of Engineering and Computing 

    Shima Mohebbi develops scalable mathematical models and data analytics to address grand engineering challenges focusing on societal needs. She is motivated to understand how decision-makers' behavior, coupled with the inherent uncertainty in environmental systems, impacts the design and operations of cyber-physical systems. Her specific interests include game theory, simulation, stochastic models, and interpretable data mining with applications in healthcare systems, interdependent infrastructure systems, sustainable urban water systems, and smart cities.
  • Assistant Professor, Systems Engineering and Operations Research, College of Engineering and Computing

    The world around us is continually being shaped by intelligent and autonomous systems that are typically developed as independent systems but operate in a system of systems environment. Ali K. Raz research focus is on understanding the collaborative nature of autonomy and developing systems engineering methodologies for integrating autonomous systems.
  • Associate Professor, Systems Engineering and Operations Research, College of Engineering and Computing

    Andrew (Drew) Richardson spent 20 years in the USAF as an Operations Analyst.  During this time, he led a variety of projects involving developing training scenarios to enhance expert behavior in novices for AF Research Labs (AFRL), applying Experimental Design (DOE) to AF Operational Test & Evaluation (OT&E), and advised student research efforts while on faculty at the US Air Force Academy. 
  • Associate Professor, Systems Engineering and Operations Research, Director at Center for Air Transportation Systems Research, College of Engineering and Computing

    Lance Sherry is an Associate Professor in the Systems Engineering and Operations Research department and serves as Director of the Center for Air Transportation Systems Research at the Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University.
  • A photo of professor and department chair John Shortle

    Professor and Chair, Systems Engineering and Operations Research, College of Engineering and Computing

    John Shortle is the Professor and Chair of the Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research.
  • This is a photo of Vadim Sokolov

    Assistant Professor, Systems Engineering and Operations Research, College of Engineering and Computing

    Vadim Sokolov works on building robust solutions for large scale complex systems analysis, at the interface of simulation-based modeling and statistics. This involves developing new methodologies that rely on agent-based modeling, Bayesian analysis of time series data, design of computational experiments and development of open-source software that implements those methodologies. Inspired by an interest in urban systems, he co-developed mobility simulator called "Polaris" which is currently used for large scale transportation networks analysis by both local and federal governments.