PhD, Electrical Engineering, Jackson State University, 2021 Master of Science, Computer Science, Texas Southern University 2014 Bachelor of Science, Electronic Engineering Technology, Texas Southern University, 2000
09/08/2020-05/31/2021 Jackson State University, Jackson, MS JSU ERDC Critical Infrastructure Cyber Protection Program-Graduate Research AssistantConducting research in cyber protection for critical infrastructures. Researched Industrial Control Systems (ICSs) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems for critical infrastructures. Research focused on creating and testing frameworks using hardware PLCs and Software Python in efforts to prevent cyber-attacks. Part-time
08/01/2020-05/31/2021 Texas Southern University, Houston, TX Engineering Department- Adjunct Professor for 111 Circuit Analysis I Laboratory, 211 Circuit Analysis II Laboratory and 215 Digital Systems Laboratory courses -Prepared experimental procedures, setup experiments using circuit simulation software (PSpice, Analog Discovery and Multisim) and videos, monitored students conducting experiments, ensured students. understood/completed lab experiments and understood equipment (DMM, Function Generators, Power Supplies, Logic Analyzers, Network Analyzers, and Oscilloscopes) – Created/Graded assignments, quizzes, test, midterms, finals -Posted grades and assignments using Blackboard and TSU portal. Part-time
07/15/2019-04/20/2020 Jackson State University, Jackson, MS Faculty Development for Student Success at the Center for University Scholars- Graduate Research Assistant -Researched concepts to facilitate the successfulness of new faculty members and designed the web site to reflect this information. Part-time
01/22/2018-01/01/2019 Jackson State University, Jackson, MSElectrical and Computer Engineering Department- Graduate Teaching Assistant for 330 Electronics I (Lecture and Laboratory) and 331 Electronics II (Lecture and Laboratory) courses Assisted students with understanding/completing lab experiments and equipment -Graded lab reports, assignments, quizzes, tests, midterms, and final exams. Part-time
12/01/2014-01/01/2018 Texas Southern University, Houston, TX Engineering Department- Adjunct Professor for 131 Direct Current Circuits, 111 Direct Current Circuits Laboratory, 133 Alternating Current Circuits & 113 Alternating Current Circuits Laboratory courses -Prepared and presented lectures -Prepared experimental procedures, setup experiment equipment, monitored students conducting experiments, ensured students understood/completed lab experiments and understood equipment (DMM, Function Generators, Power Supplies and Oscilloscopes) – Created/Graded assignments, quizzes, test, midterms, finals -Posted grades and assignments using Blackboard and TSU portal. Part-time
• Sprint/Nextel-RF Engineer of multiple quarters and years
• Texas Southern University, Department of Engineering Distinguished Alumni Recipient 2017
• Alpha Epsilon Lambda – Jackson State University Mu Chapter-Honors
• Golden Key International Honor Society
• National Society of Leadership and Success Sigma Alpha Pi-Honors
Oral Defense-Development of an Online Model for Electrical and Computer Engineering Programs with Virtual Labs 03/04/2021
Samuel Kanu, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Mathematics major here at Texas Southern University, was selected into the Apple HBCU Scholars program. This is the second year of the initiative Apple launched in partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund to provide opportunities in the tech industry for students and enhance engagement with faculty on HBCU campuses. During the week of February 13th, Apple hosted 35 students from 16 HBCUs for a 5-day immersive experience at its headquarters in Cupertino, California where they learned more about the company’s culture, ecosystem and community. In May, they will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through a paid internship. Upon returning to school for their final year, students will receive scholarship funding to complete their education, and continue their experience with Apple and TMCF as Ambassadors to the program. Please join us in recognizing Samuel Kanu on this great accomplishment. Additionally, Samuel is the President of the TSU student chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers and a TSU Calculus Bowl champion!
There will also be use of other relevant software to explore structures with emphasis on both the analytical and graphical approaches to trusses and building frames, design in steel of tension members, beams, columns, welded and bolted connections; eccentrically loaded and moment resistant joints; and plate girders.
Students will be able to oversee and participate in construction project administration; assist in overseeing engineering plan and specification development, and ensure compliance with design specifications, codes, and District and other regulatory standards. Their training in AutoCAD will allow them to better understand project performance, maintain more consistent data and processes, and respond faster to change.
The department will now be able to host a number of research opportunities in the area of computer engineering and civil engineering design and planning necessary to meet the changes in global demands.
Work done in this lab will allow students to understand the theoretical and empirical principles of soil engineering. Subject areas covered include geological formations of natural soils, soil sampling, and classification. Soil properties of major engineering significance will be studied that include the characteristics of water flow through soil, consolidation settlement and shear strength.
Upon completion students will be able to identify soil categories, recognize solid composition, calculate soil properties, complete the solid compaction process, and calculate stresses in soil mass due to external and internal loads. Students will also be able to calculate settlements based on varying load and soil conditions. Students will develop a good understanding of shear strength of soils and characteristics of failure planes.
All skills and theories learned in the geotechnical lab may be applied in the workplace.
Research is conducted in soil testing, soil modeling, numerical analyses, slope stability including progressive failure, analytical methods in geotechnical design, and geo-environmental engineering. Research may be done to provide insight into the interaction and performance of earth structures, bearing failures and settlement damage. There are opportunities to collaborate with government and private organizations to better predict geotechnical performance.
The students receive instruction about microorganisms, bacterial morphology, communicable diseases (air- and water-borne), water quality, pollution control, and solid waste management.
Students will be ready for the work environment, because of their familiarity with laboratory routines and application of theory to practical experiences. Students will be able to apply the basic principles of hydrology and hydrometeorology, planning and management of water resources, water quantity and quality control, control of water flow to avoid damages, and water resource regulation.
Students can use the equipment for experimental research on engineering problems and develop new scientific approaches to solving environmental management problems facing the world.
This lab will help students to stay current with modern software and latest technology trends in electronics engineering.
Students will be exposed to structured methods for developing complex technology computer programs using high level programming in a networked environment. The C++ language as a problem-solving tool will be emphasized. Writing industrial application programs such as floating point mathematical routines and special purpose languages utilizing micro assemblers will be taught.
Students will receive hands-on experience in high-level, object-oriented language programming using JAVA, which includes inheritance and polymorphism, implementing hiding, and the creation of JAVA applets for internet usage.
Students will have experience analyzing and interpreting technical and design requirements, designing software strategies, and creating code. Students will develop extensive knowledge of software version control procedures and systems, and management of software development.
The department will also host a number of research opportunities in the area of software development to meet real world goals and functions. This can help in the development of advanced technology and artificially intelligent systems.
Students will analyze and design control systems with an emphasis on control software, programmable controllers and data acquisition. They will perform experiments which emphasize the practical aspects of control principles while studying the feedback provided by control systems. Students will learn the control modes and methods of implementation by analog and digital means.
Students will have experience with hands-on troubleshooting, maintenance and optimization of electronic control systems; proven technical leadership, and systems-level understanding of observatory functions. All this is necessary for the job market.
The department will now be able to host a number of research opportunities in the area of software development to meet real world goals and functions. This can help in the development of advanced technology and artificially intelligent systems.
Funding, Internship and Employment Opportunities in the U.S. Department of the Navy’s HBCU/MI Program.
Naval Opportunities Awareness Workshop
Wednesday May 11 2016
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Science Building 303H
Please download the flyer here.
Principal Investigator, [LINK] [http://nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1059116] EAGER: A Study of Security Countermeasures for Cyber-Physical Systems NSF, Award No. 1059116. $80,000, 09/15/2010-08/31/2012
Principal Investigator, /Reducing Blocking Artifacts in JPEG Compressed Images Using an Adaptive Neural Network-based Algorithm/, TSU Seed Grant, id=mce_marker5,000, 2009.
Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.), Texas, No. 106375.
Wanyan, Y., Abdallah, I., Nazarian, S. and Puppala, A.J. (2010) An Expert System for Design of Low-volume Roads over Expansive Soils Transportation Research Records: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2010
Wanyan, Y., Manosuthkij, T., Abdallah, I., Nazarian, S. and Puppala, A.J. (2008) Expert System Design Guide for Lower Classification Roads over High PI Clays Research Report: FHWA/TX-08/0-5430-2
Wanyan, Y., Portillo, E., Abdallah, I. and Nazarian S. (2008) Expert System for Pavement Remediation Strategies (ExSPRS) Users Manual Research Report: FHWA/TX-08/0-5430-P2
Manosuthkij, T., Puppala, A.J., Nazarian, S. and Wanyan, Y. (2007)
Comparisons between Measured and Predicted Swell Strains using PVR and
Suction Based Models in Proceedings, Sessions of Geo-Denver, pp. 1-11
Sheng, Z., Aristizabal, L.S. and Wanyan, Y. (2004) Well Spacing and Its Impacts on Surface Water Flow in El Paso Lower Valley in Proceedings, World Environmental and Water Resources Conference, ASCE, Salt Lake, Utah, June 27-July 1, 2004, 6p. CD-ROM.
Finite Element analysis as applied to microstructure properties of
Computer programming language: JAVA, C/C++, FORTRAN, and HTML.
Cadence software for VLSI design
Data base design using Microsoft Access and Oracle software
Spice software for writing run scripts
Professional Service Activities
Reviewer American Society for Engineering Education, Spring 2007
Reviewer – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Honors & Awards
Distinguished Black Scholar, 2001, 2002, 2003 (NMSU)
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Board of Cooperate Affiliate Scholarship – 2005
NMSU Student Support Services: Outstanding Tutor, 1996 1997; Secret Teaching Weapon Award, 1996 -1997 & CRLA Certification regular,advanced and master levels.
Service to School and Community
Assisted NMSU Graduate School in recruiting new students for NMSUs Graduate School Student Mentor/Adviser Department of Black Programs, NMSU, Fall 2004.
Assisted NMSUs Department of Engineerings Engineering Council (e-council) withplanning for e-council week of activities
Successfully raised funds needed ($9000) to get NMSU-NSBE chapter members to the 2005 NSBE National Convention in Boston, MA
Organized on-campus book drive to send books to African students as part of African Unity Club
Volunteer Work: Casa Peregrinos Food Bank, Las Cruces, New Mexico; Hearts of America,Austin, Texas; & Habitat for Humanity, Tempe, Arizona
Electrical Engineering an emphasis on alternative sources of energy, globalization of engineering, integrated circuit design, digital signal processing and application, Microprocessor/controller design and use in embedded systems.
Engineering Education special emphasis on integration of disciplines, primarily business management; curriculum development and instruction in engineering management.
Thomas, G. (2006). Programmable Structured Test for System-on-a-Chip (SoC) Using Pseudo-Voltage Comparators. Dissertation.