January 30, 2013 — Drexel’s Department of Computer Science is continuing to strengthen its academic program with the addition of Drs. Paul Oh and Michael Wagner as affiliated faculty. They will service the department’s mission by assisting with teaching and research.
Dr. Paul Oh is currently an ASME Fellow and Associate Department Head at Drexel's Mechanical Engineering Department. He received mechanical engineering degrees from McGill (B.Eng 1989), Seoul National (M.Sc 1992), and Columbia (PhD 1999). Honors include faculty fellowships at NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (2002), Naval Research Lab (2003), the NSF CAREER award (2004), the SAE Ralph Teetor Award for Engineering Education Excellence (2005) and being named a Boeing Welliver Fellow (2006). Dr. Oh's research interests and specializations include robotics, autonomous vehicles, mechatronics, unmanned aerial vehicles (UVAs), and humanoids. He is the Director of the Drexel Autonomous Systems Lab and also the Founding Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Aerial Robotics and UAVs. From 2008-2010, he served at the National Science Foundation (NSF) as the Program Director managing the robotics research portfolio. He has authored over 70 referred archival papers and edited two books in the areas of robotics and unmanned systems. Read more about Dr. Oh’s research and achievements.
Dr. Michael Wagner is an Associate Professor of Digital Media and director of the top ranked Digital Media Program at Drexel’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. His research focuses on theoretical aspects of the educational use of digital media and computer games and has been the starting point for the development of Ludwig, recipient of the German Game Developer Award for best serious game 2011. Prior to his position at Drexel, Dr. Wagner held academic teaching, research, and executive management positions at Vienna University of Technology, Austria, at the Department of Computer Science at Arizona State University, at Danube University Krems, Austria, where he also chaired the Academic Senate, and the Christian University College of Teacher Education Vienna/Krems, Austria, for which he served as Rector. More information about Dr. Wagner is available here.