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Engineering Management Faculty

Ramesh Konda, PhDDepartment Chair

Ramesh Konda, PhD
Office Hours

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
By appointment other days

Dr. Ramesh Konda is currently the Chair of the Engineering Management department. He has over 20 years work experience in small to large corporations. He has held various positions through out his career that include Senior Management level.

Dr. Konda has Ph.D. in Computer Information Systems, M.B.A., and M.S. in Industrial Engineering. His work experience includes in the areas of Information Systems, Software Development, Database Management, Data Analytics, Data Mining, Business Analysis, Quality Assurance, Quality Auditing, Manufacturing Processes, Six Sigma, Project Management, and Knowledge Management.

Dr. Konda is a Fellow of the American Society for Quality (ASQ). He is also a certified quality engineer (CQE) and certified quality auditor (CQA) from ASQ. Dr. Konda's papers were published in conference proceedings and International journals. He is currently serving on the editorial board of International Journal of Quality & Reliability.

Alexander Peters, PhDAssistant Chair

Dr. Alexander Peters
Office Hours

5:00PM - 6:00PM

Dr. Peters has more than 35 years of professional experience as technology manager, industry analyst, IT management consultant and scientist. At ITU he teaches Principles of Engineering Management, Organization Behavior and Management Consulting. Dr. Peters is also a volunteer docent at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA.

Dr. Peters’ previous work experience includes positions as:

  • Principal analyst at Forrester Research, where he produced industry research on IT trends, strategies, organization and change management for CIOs and business process professionals
  • Interim manager and program executive at AUDI, where he lead the data center operations and drove the IT consolidation program for European locations
  • Principal consultant at EDS and IBM, where he delivered over 40 IT consulting projects to several clients across the European Union
  • Research scientist at IBM, Princeton University and Aachen University of Technology in Germany, where he developed several hydrology and structural mechanics applications on supercomputer

Dr. Peters published over 50 industry research reports under and more than 25 research papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings. He has a MSc. (Summa Cum Laude) in Engineering from the Civil Engineering Institute in Bucharest, Romania and a PhD (Magna cum Laude) in Civil Engineering from Aachen University of Technology. Following the PhD thesis, Dr. Peters was awarded a NATO/DAAD grant and was appointed visiting fellow for one year at Princeton University.

Yacoub Elziq, PhDAdjunct Faculty

Yacoub Elziq, PhD
Office Hours

In class or by prior appointment (in person, or remote)

Dr. Yacoub Elziq is an independent Computer Engineering Consultant, Educator, and Technical Trainer. He is the owner of Jimzu Technologies, a specialized in SoC (System on Chip) Design, Verification, and Test Automation company. Also, he has taught both graduate and undergraduate courses as an Adjunct Professor with SCU (Santa Clara University), UC Santa Cruz, and UMUC (The University of Maryland University College) in both computer design and computer cybersecurity. His current areas of research are in advanced machine learning, Deep learning and AI with applications in engineering and business. He holds US patent and has many IEEE-sponsored Journal and Conference publications. Dr. Elziq's business career involves being a founder, CEO, CTO, Consultant, and/or senior manager for several successful startup companies in the fields of computer design automation, medical imaging, and cybersecurity.

Bhairav MehtaAdjunct Faculty

Prof. Mehta in an experienced engineer and seasoned statistician with 11 years of professional experience in data analytics, operations and high tech / automotive industry. He had extensive education with Master degree in Industrial Engineering, Statistics along with Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Cornell University. He is passionate about statistics, quality, analytics and operations.

He also has an extensive industrial experience. He has worked for Ford Motor Company and Luminus Devices Inc as industrial statistician, Qualcomm Inc as senior yield engineer and now as the senior iPhone analyst engineer for Apple Inc. Prof. Mehta is also a certified quality engineer of ASQ (American Society for Quality).

Mamoun Samaha, PhDAdjunct Faculty

Dr. Samaha got his MSEE in Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands.

He has extensive industrial experience. He worked for Hewlett Packard, as Architect & Technology Strategist in corporate IT, as Software Architect, then became Wireless and Mobility Chief Technology officer. Later he worked for Motorola Mobility as their Enterprise Chief Technology Officer. Currently he is Co-Founder, CEO & Chief Strategy Officer for MobWee Inc.

Dr. Samaha’s areas of interest include: mobile security identity and authentication, mobile device management, mobile applications, Android, iOS, Windows mobile, enterprise architecture & security and workflow, process automation.

Jeremy Tzeng, PhDAdjunct Faculty

Dr. Tzeng got his MS and Ph.D in EECS from University of California, Berkeley.

He has extensive industrial experience. In his early career he worked for Rockwell International and Bell Labs as engineer scientist. Then he became director of wireless communications, Alfa Inc., and then director of InnoMedia Technology Inc. Afterwards he worked as VP of Communications Division, Ali, Taiwan, as Special Assistant to the President, Communications Business Group of Foxconn and as VP of Technology, InnoMedia Inc.

Dr. Tzeng was awarded 5 US patents. He was also the editor of IEEE Transactions on Communications.