Professor Michael B. Silevitch received the BSEE, MSEE, and PhD degrees from Northeastern in 1965, 1966, and 1971, respectively. He joined the faculty of Northeastern in 1972, and was appointed to the Robert D. Black Endowed Chair in Engineering at Northeastern in 2003. A College of Engineering distinguished professor with dual appointments in Electrical and Computer Engineering as well as Civil and Environmental Engineering, Silevitch is co-director of Awareness and Localization of Explosives-Related Threats (ALERT), a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence; director of the Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems (Gordon-CenSSIS), a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center; and research translation leader of the Puerto Rico Testsite to Explore Contamination Threats (PROTECT) program, funded through the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Previously, he directed the Center for Electromagnetics Research (a National Science Foundation Industry–University Center), the Center for the Enhancement of Science and Mathematics Education (CESAME), and the Gordon Engineering Leadership Program, a graduate program that provides an innovative model for training engineering leaders. He is an elected Fellow of the IEEE for leadership in advanced subsurface sensing and imaging techniques.
Professor Castañón is the Deputy Director of the Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology,(1976) and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering at Tulane University (1971). He is an Associate Editor of Computational Optimization and Applications. He is also a member of the IEEE Control Systems Society, Board of Governors, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Previously, Dr Castañón was Senior Scientist at Alphatech, Inc and was also a Research Scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems.
Dr. Rappaport is an Associate Director of the Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems. Professor Rappaport was the Principal Investigator of a $5M ARO-sponsored Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative in humanitarian demining, the lead researcher supporting Alion Science and Technology, Inc's. $130M Omnibus Task Order with US Army Night Vision and the Electronic Sensors Directorate, as well as the Principal Investigator for a $4.9M Dept. of Homeland Security Advanced Spectrographic Radiation Portal Monitor for special radioactive materials.Carey has been a professor at Northeastern University since 1987. He received dual SBs, SM, and Eng from MIT in 1982 and the Ph.D. from MIT in 1987.
Roysam is the Associate Director at Rensselaer of the Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems. He joined the Rensselaer faculty in the fall of 1989 as an assistant professor of electrical, computer, and systems engineering. He was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 1995, and to full professor in 2001. Roysam also began serving as an adjunct professor of biomedical engineering at Rensselaer in 1998. He has authored 50 journal publications, four book chapters, and more than 90 conference publications. Roysam currently is an associate editor for the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers IEEE Transactions on Information Technology for Biomedicine. Roysam also been honored with the Digital Equipment Faculty Incentives for Excellence Award, the Prize Paper Award of the IEEE Industry Applications Society, and the Best Paper Award of the 1999 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition. His students have received 16 awards to date.
Dr. Miguel Vélez-Reyes is an Associate Director and the UPRM Campus Coordinator for the Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems (CenSSIS), and a Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez Campus. He did his Ph.D., Electrical Engineer, and Science Master degrees in Electrical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and BSEE at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez (UPRM). Dr. Vélez-Reyes research and teaching interests are in the areas of modeling, identification, and control of dynamic systems, remote sensing and hyperspectral image processing. He has been awarded the NSF Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers ( PECASE ) by U.S. President Bill Clinton in 1997 for the project Parameter Estimation for Ill-Conditioned Systems with Applications to Electric Drives and Power Systems . Dr. Velez-Reyes is director of the UPRM Tropical Center for Earth and Space Studies a NASA University Research Center. He is also UPRM Campus Coordinator for the Center for Power Electronic Systems (CPES ) National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Research Centers ( ERC ).
Dr. McKnight is the Education Leader of the Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems. Stephen has been a professor at Northeastern since 1980 and currently teaches the Scientific Foundations of Engineering course for the Gordon Engineering Leadership Program. He received the BA from Oberlin in 1969 and the Ph.D. from University of Maryland in 1977. Previously he was Associate Director of the Center for Electromagnetics Research (an NSF Industry-University Center).
Dr. Leventman has been Diversity Coordinator and Internal Evaluator for Gordon-CenSSIS from 2000 to 2012. She was assistant dean of engineering for women's projects at NU from 1982-2004.
Leventman was Principal Investigator of the NSF WISE funded Multiple Pathways toward Gender Equity in the US IT Workforce, 2001-05; and at the same time Principal Investigator of the NSF funded
4 Schools for Women in Engineering, 2001-05 which involved faculty and students from NU, BU, RPI and Tufts with middle school teachers and students. Paula Leventman also has a national reputation in social research and program evaluation. Over the last two decades, she evaluated numerous NSF supported teacher enhancement and engineering center programs. She held instructional academic positions at Boston College and Wellesley College. Paula Leventman received her BA from Temple University, MA from the University of California at Berkeley, and PhD from Bryn Mawr College; all in economic and industrial sociology.
John is the Director of Technology Programs for the Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems and co-teaches the Engineering Leadership course for the Gordon Engineering Leadership Program. Mr. Beaty has extensive experience managing research and development for the scientific instrument, semiconductor, and government contract industries. John spent 30 years with three companies, Thermo Electron Corporation, Schlumberger Test and Transactions, and FEI Company developing a wide variety of instruments and tools, using diverse technologies. In most instances, John procured development resources from a variety of sources: government, industry, industry consortia, and venture capital.
Director of Programs and Partnerships, The Center for STEM Education. This newly-established University-wide Center aspires to serve as the connecting link between all the University Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Departments and the School of Education. Our main goal is to play a key role in shaping the GK-20 STEM Education vision at Northeastern University and put the University on the national map in this field.
Kristin Hicks is the Director of Operations for the Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems. She is responsible for developing the strategic plans of the Center in concert with the Director and Co-Director and has oversight of major aspects of the Center’s management and operation, including the integration and planning for the provision of support services and collaborations with current and future affiliated Centers and College of Engineering personnel and programs.
Anne Magrath is the Director of Finance & Research Contracts Administration Operations for the Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems. She is responsible for managing all the non-scientific aspects of center related finances, operations and administration management.
Deanna Beirne is the Director of Computer Services for the Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems. She is responsible for the design, development and management of technology services and infrastructure for Gordon-CenSSIS and its associated centers and programs.
Melanie Smith is the Partnership Events and Education Specialist for the Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems (Gordon-CenSSIS). She supports the implementation of educational initiatives, student activities and outreach efforts as well as serving as a liaison between students and the center educational programs. Melanie is also responsible for event coordination for the Center and collaborates on proposal development initiatives
Alyssa White is the Research Transition Coordinator for the Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems. She is responsible for the development, collection, and maintenance of select research data that is valuable to Gordon-CenSSIS and its associated centers and programs.
Teri Incampo is the Production and Reporting Specialist for the Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems. She is responsible for production and report generation for Center programs, projects and other documentation, as well as drafting and developing articles for the Center online presence.