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Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs / Program Coordinator for Electrical Engineering & Assistant Professor

WSU Everett, 425


Dr. Jacob Murray graduated with his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering and PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from WSU in 2010 and 2014, respectively. Today, Dr. Murray works as Assistant Professor (Career Track) and Program Coordinator for the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at WSU Everett. Dr. Murray’s research interests include sustainable computing, wireless network-on-chip architectures, dynamic thermal management, dynamic voltage and frequency scaling, and interdisciplinary course design. Dr. Murray has 18 publications and conference proceedings and has been the IEEE Seattle Section Education Society Chair since 2017.


Jacob Murray’s website


  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Washington State University 2014

Research Interests

  • Green Computing
  • Networks-on-Chip
  • Sustainable Many-Core Architectures


Vice Chancellor, Student Success / Professor & Program Coordinator of Mechanical Engineering

WSU Everett, 422


  • Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), 2003
  • M.S. in Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), 1997
  • B.S. in Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), 1994

Professional Preparation

  • Visiting Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Queretaro, Mexico, 2019
  • Engineering Faculty Member, Everett Community College (EvCC), WA, 2009 – 2012
  • Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Saint Martin’s University, 2010 – 2011
  • Research Associate, Lab Manager, and Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering, University of
    California, Riverside, CA, 2004 – 2008

Research Interests

  • Engineering education
  • Aircraft and vehicle related engineering design
  • Dynamic failure and fracture of materials and structures

Research Areas

Design & Sustainability

Recognition and Honors

  • WSU President’s Distinguished Teaching Award (2017)
  • WSU Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Reid Miller Excellence in Teaching Award (2016)

Selected Publications

Y. Liang, X. Bi, and J. Wang, “Numerical Simulation of Laser-induced Thin Film Delamination”, Thin Solid Films, 516(6), 971-981 (2008)

X. Bi, Z. Li, P.H. Geubelle, and J. Lambros, “Dynamic Fiber Debonding and Frictional Push-out in Model Composite Systems: Numerical Simulations”. Mechanics of Materials, 34, 1547-1564 (2002)

Z. Li, X. Bi, J. Lambros, and P.H. Geubelle, “Dynamic Fiber Debonding and Firctional Push-out in Model Composite Systems: Experimental Observations”. Experimental Mechanics, 42(4), 417-425 (2002)

J. Wang, X. Bi, P. Zhou, and X. Wu, “Displacement Measurement for Large-sized Object by Fourier Transformed Profilometry Project Grating Method”, Journal of Experimental Mechanics, 13(3), 349-356 (1998)

Scholarly Assistant Professor

WSU Everett, 436


Dr. Shuzheng Xie is a scholarly assistant professor of School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at WSU Everett. He currently focuses on teaching various undergraduate level electrical engineering courses. His teaching philosophy is to inspire students to innovate, develop and explore ideas and solutions associated with course topics and real-world problems. His current researches focus on atmospheric pressure cold plasma applications, including material processing and food safety microbe inactivation. Dr. Xie earned his Ph.D. from Washington State University, Pullman.


  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Washington State University, 2019
  • B.S., Nuclear Engineering, North China Electric Power University, China, 2013

Research Interests

  • Atmospheric Pressure Cold Plasma Applications
  • Non-thermal Food Processing
  • Material Processing
  • Engineering Education


  • Pedrow, Patrick, Zi Hua, Shuzheng Xie, and Mei-Jun Zhu. “Engineering principles of cold plasma.” In Advances in Cold Plasma Applications for Food Safety and Preservation, pp. 3-48. Academic Press, 2020.
  • Xie and P. Pedrow, “Active Needle Probe in an Atmospheric Pressure Corona-based Cold Plasma Reactor with Admixtures of Helium and Dry Air”, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 2020
  • Xie, P. Pedrow, and K. Englund, “Corona-based Cold Plasma Processing of Biochar Using Point-to-Point Corona Discharge in Atmospheric Pressure Dry Air Mixed with Helium”, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 2020
  • Xie, P. Pedrow, and K. Englund, “Cold plasma processing of biochar using point-to-point corona discharge in atmospheric pressure dry air”, presented at the 71st Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference, Portland, Oregon, 2018.
  • Islam, R., Xie, S., Lekobou, W., Englund, K. and Pedrow, P., “Surface modifications of wood materials using atmospheric pressure corona-based weakly ionized plasma”, Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials, 31(7), pp. 946-958, 2018.

Program Coordinator for Software Engineering & Clinical Assistant Professor

WSU Everett, 427


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Washington State University, 2009-2015
  • B.S. in Computer Software, School of Software, Tsinghua University, 2005-2009

Professional Experience

  • School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Washington State University, 2015-present

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Model Checking, Formal-verification-assisted Testing
  • Software Engineering, Requirements Engineering and Education
  • Computer Science/Software Engineering in Interdisciplinary Applications


Scholarly Associate Professor

WSU Everett, 419


  • Ph.D. (ABD), Computer Engineering, Dartmouth College, TBD.
  • M.S., Computer Systems, Air Force Institute of Technology, 1996.
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 1991.

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Washington State University Everett, 2019 – present
  • Research Engineer, National Center for Border Security and Immigration, University of Texas at El Paso, 2011 – 2013
  • ESL Instructor, Czech Republic and Turkey, 2007 – 2009
  • USAF, 1986 – 2007.
Research Interests
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine learning
  • Modeling and simulations


Santos, Eunice E., E Santos, John Korah, Jeremy E. Thompson, Yan Zhao, Vairavan Murugappan, and Jacob A. Russell. 2018. “Modeling Social Resilience in Communities.” IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems 5 (1): 186–99. doi:10.1109/TCSS.2017.2780125.

Santos, Eunice E., Eugene Santos, John Korah, Jeremy E. Thompson, Vairavan Murugappan, Suresh Subramanian, and Yan Zhao. 2017. “Modeling Insider Threat Types in Cyber Organizations.” In 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security, HST 2017. doi:10.1109/THS.2017.7943445.

Santos, Eunice E., Eugene Santos, John Korah, Riya George, Qi Gu, Jacob Jurmain, Keumjoo Kim, Deqing Li, Jacob Russell, Suresh Subramanian, Jeremy Thompson, and Fei Yu. 2014. “Incorporating Social Theories in Computational Behavioral Models.” In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Including Subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 8393 LNCS:341– 49. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-05579-4_42.

Santos, Eunice E., Eugene Santos, Jr., Long Pan, John T Wilkinson, Jeremy E. Thompson, and John Korah. 2014. “Infusing Social Networks with Culture.” IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems 44 (1): 1–17. oi:10.1109/TSMC.2013.2238922.

Santos, Eunice E., Eugene Santos, Jr., John Korah, Jeremy E. Thompson, Qi Gu, Keumjoo Kim, Deqing Li, Jacob Russell, Suresh Subramanian, Yuxi Zhang, and Yan Zhao. 2013. “Modeling Emergent BorderCrossing Behaviors during Pandemics.” In SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing.

Santos, Eunice E., Eugene Santos, Jr., John Korah, Jeremy E. Thompson, Keumjoo Kim, Rya George, Qi Gu, Jacob Jurmain, Suresh Subramanian, and John T. Wilkinson. 2011. “Intent-Driven Behavioral Modeling during CrossBorder Epidemics.” Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust and IEEE International Conference on Social Computing 11 (2): 748– 55. doi:10.1109/PASSAT/SocialCom.2011.187.

Thompson, Jeremy E., and E. L. Perry. 1999. “The Accelerated Combat Timeline.” In Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation & Education Conference (I/ITSEC).

Thompson, Jeremy E. Student modeling in an intelligent tutoring system. (Master’s Thesis) No. AFIT/GCS/ENG/96D-27. AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH, 1996.

Scholarly Assistant Professor

WSU Everett, 424


Gordon Taub was born in Seattle, WA and received a bachelors’ degree from the University of Washington in 1994… in theater.

Shortly thereafter, he moved to Los Angeles where he became involved in the, then new, field of computer aided video and film editing. After a short stint as an assistant editor on a (really, really, bad) soap opera, he returned to Seattle where he continued to work in the field of computer aided video editing. About the time clients started asking him why they needed to buy a special computer from him, when any laptop can be directly hooked up to a digital video camera, and editing software comes with the operating system, Gordon left the field and started his own karaoke hosting business.

A few years later, he decided that what he really, really, wanted to do with his life, was to learn all the mathematics, physics, computer programming, and engineering one would need to know, in order to create computer simulations of how air and water flow around renewable energy projects; such as wind turbines and solar chimneys (he later learned this was called Computational Fluid Dynamics.)

Taub enrolled in Seattle Central Community College where he attended classes for one year before being re-accepted into the University of Washington for a second Bachelors’ degree, this time in Applied Mathematical and Computational Sciences (ACMS). He stayed at the University of Washington for an additional year in order to earn his Masters in Applied Math. After completing his Masters he moved to Gainesville, Florida where he completed his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Florida.

Before returning to the Puget Sound area to instruct engineering and computer science classes at Everett Community College, he completed a one year postdoctoral fellowship at Ecole Polytechnique near Paris France. In the Fall of 2016 he accepted a position with Washington State University.

In addition to science fiction, rollerblading, and karaoke, Gordon Taub enjoys Tae Kwon Do and writing about himself in the third person.


Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, 2013

M.S. in Applied Mathematics, University of Washington, 2008

B.S. in Applied Computational and Mathematical Science (ACMS) (essentially applied math) . Area of Concentration:  Mathematical modeling of mechanical engineering systems, University of Washington, 2007

Professional Preparation

Post Doctoral Fellow, École Polytechnique, Laboratoire d’Hydrodynamique (LadHyX), 2014 – 2013

Research Interests 

  • Wind Energy
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Aerodynamics and Fluid Dynamics
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)


Marjanovic, G., Taub, G.N., Balachandar, S., “On the effects of buoyancy on higher order moments in lazy plumes” Journal of Turbulence Vol. 20 (2019) pgs. 121-146

Marjanovic, G., Taub, G.N., Balachandar, S., “On the evolution of the plume function and entrainment in the near-source region of lazy plumes.” Journal of Fluid Mechanics Vol. 830 (2017) pgs. 736-759

Taub, G.N., Lee, H., Balachandar, S., and Sherif, S.A., “An examination of the high order statistics of developing jets, lazy and forced plumes at various axial distances from their source.” Journal of Turbulence 16, (2015)

Taub, G.N., Lee, Hyungoo, S. Balachandar, and S.A. Sherif, “A direct numerical simulation study of higher order statistics in a turbulent round jet”, Phys. Fluids 25 115102 (2013)

Taub, G.N., Lee, Hyungoo, Balachandar, and S.A. Sherif, “A study of similarity solutions for laminar swirling axisymmetric flows with both buoyancy and initial momentum flux.”, Phys. Fluids 23 113601 (2011)


WSU Everett, 436

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Washington State University, 2014

Supported Courses
ME 306
ME 401
ME 406

Scholarly Professor, School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science/Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

WSU Everett, 434

About Shih-Lien (Linus) Lu:

Shih-Lien (Linus) Lu is a Professor (Career Track) at WSU Everett. He is on leave without pay from PieceMakers Technology in Taiwan, where he is the Chief Solutions Officer. From 2021 to 2023, he was the sole faculty at Warner Pacific University, teaching the entire cybersecurity program. He was a Director at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) Research and Development from 2016 to 2021. From 1999 to 2016, he was with Intel Corporation, Hillsboro, Oregon, where he was a research scientist, a research group manager, and later the Director of Memory Architecture Lab in Intel Labs. He served on the faculty of the ECE Department at Oregon State University as an Assistant Professor from 1991 to 1995 and as a tenured Associate Professor until 2001 (on leave the last two years). From 1984 to 1991, he worked on the MOSIS project at USC/ISI, which provides US research and education community VLSI fabrication services. He has published more than 100 papers and authored or co-authored more than 200 US patents. His research interests include computer architecture, memory system/architecture/circuits/technology, and hardware security. An IEEE Fellow, Shih-Lien received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley and M.S. and Ph.D. both in Computer Science and Engineering from UCLA.

Research Interests
  • Shih-Lien is interested in Hardware Security and Computer Memory Architecture, including:
  • Memory technology, circuits, and architecture
  • Processing in/near memory, secure cache and memory systems, and memory reliability
  • Hardware IPs for security
  • Secure Semiconductor Manufacturing

Academic Coordinator/Advisor EECS/MME

WSU Everett, 421

I’m the Academic Coordinator/Advisor for the Engineering programs here at WSU Everett. I’ve worked in Higher Education for about 20 years in both 4-year and 2-year colleges. As a student, I attended EvCC, was a first-generation student and a transfer student. I really enjoy working with students and helping them move forward with their education and career goals. In my free time, I like to spend time with my family, friends, and my little dog. 



MS (Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania)  

BA (Western Washington University) 

Other (Everett Community College)