The Connecticut Advanced Computing Center (CACC) is proud to announce the promotions of three faculty. Professors Khan has been promoted to full professor, and Professors Krawec and Miao have been promoted to associate professor with tenure. We would like to extend out congratulations to these highly dedicated individuals who are dedicated to the promotion research, higher education and guiding UConn engineering students.
Professor Krawec has been promoted to Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Connecticut. His primary research interests are in quantum cryptography and quantum information theory. He is very interested in studying the quantum resources required to gain an advantage over a classical protocol in cryptographic applications. His other areas of interest include security, networking, and evolutionary algorithms (especially their use in studying problems in cryptography).
Professor Krawec is always happy to hear from motivated students at all levels looking to get involved in research.
Professor Omer Khan
Omer Khan has been promoted to Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Connecticut. He holds the Castleman Term Professorship in Engineering Innovation, and serves as an Associate Director of Connecticut Advanced Computing Center (CACC). Prior to joining UConn, Khan was a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Before joining academia, he designed microprocessors at leading semiconductor companies, Motorola and Intel.
Professor Fei Miao
Professor Fei Miao has been promoted to Associate Professor of the Department of Computer Science & Engineering, with courtesy appointment at the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, and is also affiliated to Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering, University of Connecticut. Before joining UConn, she was a postdoc researcher at the GRASP Lab and the PRECISE Lab with Professor George J. Pappas and Professor Daniel D. Lee, Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania.
Professor Miao received her Ph.D. degree, and the “Charles Hallac and Sarah Keil Wolf Award for Best Doctoral Dissertation” in Electrical and Systems Engineering in 2016, with a dual Master degree of Statistics from Wharton School, from the University of Pennsylvania. She received bachelor’s degree of Science from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) in 2010 with a major in Automation and a minor in Finance.