Affiliated Faculty

Santiago Torres Arias is an Assistant Professor at Purdue’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. His interests include binary analysis, cryptography, operating systems, and security-oriented software engineering. His current research focuses on securing the software development lifecycle, password storage mechanisms, and update systems. Santiago is a member of the Arch Linux security team and has contributed patches to F/OSS projects on various degrees of scale, including Git, the Linux Kernel, Reproducible Builds, NeoMutt, and the Briar project. Santiago is also the lead of the in-toto and Sigstore projects.

Daniel W. Linna Jr. has a joint appointment at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and McCormick School of Engineering as the Director of Law and Technology Initiatives and a Senior Lecturer. Dan’s teaching and research focus on innovation and technology, including computational law, artificial intelligence, data analytics, leadership, operations, and innovation frameworks.

Damon Lercel has over 30 years of aviation experience managing a breadth of disciplines, which include manned and unmanned aviation, flight test, avionics, maintenance, quality and safety, education, and research. He has held leadership positions with UAViation, Saint Louis University, General Dynamics, Jet Aviation, Midcoast Aviation and Saberliner Corporation. As Program Director of Saint Louis University’s federally funded Center for Aviation Research he was responsible for overseeing a cross – disciplinary research team with a budget in excess of $4.0 million. Dr. Lercel has provided consulting and training for numerous organizations regarding the adoption and implementation of UAS technologies. In addition, his experience includes leading large research teams and developing global partnerships that support research and educational initiatives – creating significant contributions to the field of aviation science. Organizational leadership experience includes managing large operational teams with over 160 employees and annual revenues over $30 million.

Yung-Hsiang Lu is a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. He is a University Faculty Scholar of Purdue University. He is a fellow of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), distinguished visitor of the Computer Society, distinguished scientist and distinguished speaker of the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery). Dr. Lu is the inaugural director of Purdue’s John Martinson Engineering Entrepreneurial Center (2020-2022). In 2019, he received Outstanding VIP-Based Entrepreneur Award from the VIP (Vertically Integrated Projects) Consortium. His research areas include computer vision, embedded systems, cloud and mobile computing. Dr. Lu has advised 400 undergraduate students in research projects and taught more than 5,000 students in classrooms. He has advised multiple student teams winning business plan competitions; two teams of students started technology companies and raised more than $1.5M.

Inseok Hwang is a Professor in the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Purdue University. He is a member of Purdue’s Signature Area for System-of-Systems research. He earned his Ph.D. degree, specialized in the area of multiple-vehicle control and its application to air traffic control using hybrid systems approach, in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University. He was a member of the Hybrid Systems Laboratory at Stanford University. He was a full time instructor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Korea Air Force Academy from 1994 to 1997. He is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics (IEEE) Control Systems Society and Aerospace & Electronic Systems Society. He is currently an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems and Asian Journal of Control, an editorial board member of the International Journal of Aeronautical and Space Sciences (IJASS) and a conference editorial board member of IEEE Control Systems Society.

Esteve Almirall Esteve is a lecturer in the Department of Information Systems Management and URL Contracted Doctoral Professor. He studies the intersection between technology and innovation and how IT is changing the way we innovate: from the individual inventor to ecosystems, from owing and buying innovations to benefiting from innovations created by others by aligning incentives and motivations.

Mehdi Bagherzadeh Mehdi is an Assistant Professor of Innovation Management at NEOMA Business School, Department of Strategy & Entrepreneurship, in France. His research revolves around governance dynamics of open and collaborative innovation projects and its effect on innovation performance.

Elisa Bertino Elisa is a professor at the Department of Computer Science, Director of the Cyber Center (Discovery Park), and Research Director of CERIAS. Her main research interests cover many areas in the fields of information security and database systems. Her research combines both theoretical and practical aspects, addressing as well applications on a number of domains, such as medicine and humanities.

Henry Chesbrough Dr. Chesbrough is the Executive Director of the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, Executive Director of the Program in Open Innovation, and Adjunct Professor at the Haas School of Business. He is the first person to clearly define the new innovation strategy that is restructuring R&D worldwide: open innovation, which seeks and develops new ideas found outside your own organization and licenses to others your own intellectual property.

Jeffrey Nickerson Professor Jeffrey Nickerson, is the associate dean of research at the Stevens Institute of Technology, His research interests lie in crowds, collective intelligence, social networks, design and creativity and decision making.

Ann Majchrzak Ann is Professor of Data Sciences and Operations at the Marshall School of Business. She studies how information systems can support worker agility and ingenuity in collaborative settings. She has investigated information systems support for distributed teams, knowledge-sharing and creation, and corporate wiki use.

Sorin Adam Matei Sorin is Full Professor in the Brian Lamb School of Communication and Discovery Park Fellow. He is also the acting Associate Dean of Research for College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University. He studies the relationship between information technologies and social structures in knowledge markets.

Changfeng Wang Changfeng Wang is a Professor of Management and Associate Dean of School of Economics and Management, Shandong Jiaotong University, in China. His research focuses on the knowledge sharing-protecting tension and its effect on innovation performance in complex supply chain networks.

Michael J. Prietula Michael J. Prietula (Ph.D., MPH) is Professor in the Goizueta Business School and a senior faculty member in Emory’s Center for Neuropolicy. Dr. Prietula is also a visiting Research Scholar at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, a leading interdisciplinary research center that develops pioneering technologies aimed at leveraging and extending human capabilities.

Aaron Schecter Aaron Schecter is an Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems at the University of Georgia, Terry College of Business. He received his PhD in Industrial Engineering and Management Science from Northwestern University. His research interests span a number of application areas, including teams and multiteam systems, human-agent interaction, software development, innovation, and cognition. Dr. Schecter has also conducted significant research in the area of social networks, particularly the development of methodologies which utilize temporal event data. His research has been supported by several grants from the ARL, ARI, NSF, and NASA.

Gerhard Klimeck is the Reilly Director of the Center for Predictive Materials and Devices (c-PRIMED) and the NCN (Network for Computational Nanotechnology) and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research interest is the modeling of nanoelectronic devices, genetic algorithm based optimization, and image processing.

Johann Füller is a professor and chair for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Department of Strategic Management, Marketing, and Tourism at the University of Innsbruck, Austria and Founder and CEO of Hyve AG. Before joining HYVE AG, he worked for PriceWaterhouseCoopers in the field of strategic change.