Faculty Mentors and Advisory Board

Director, Grand Challenges Scholars Program


Khaled Elleithy, PhD

Dean of the College of Engineering, Business, and Education;
Associate Vice President for Graduate Studies and Research;
Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

Faculty Advisors

Jani Macari Pallis

Jani Macari Pallis, PhD

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Abhilasha Tibrewal

Abhilasha Tibrewal

Senior Lecturer of Computer Science and Engineering

Advisory Board

Dave Benjamin

Dave Benjamin

Associate Professor of Global Development

Elena Cahill

Elena Cahill, JD

Director, Bauer Hall Innovation Center

Navarun Gupta

Navarun Gupta, PhD

Professor of Electrical Engineering

Junling Hu

Junling (Joyce) Hu, PhD

Professor & Chair of Mechanical Engineering

  • Address Engineering & Technology Building - Office 130
  • Phone (203) 576-4757
  • Email jjhu@bridgeport.edu
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Brandon LaFavor

Adjunct Lecturer of Spanish Language

Ausif Mahmood

Ausif Mahmood, PhD

Professor & Chair of Computer Science and Engineering;
Professor of Electrical Engineering

Kelli Meyer

Kelli Meyer

Director, Center for Student Involvement

More information on the 14 National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges can be found at the Academy‚Äôs website: www.engineeringchallenges.org

For more information about the program, contact:

Dr. Jani Pallis, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
University of Bridgeport School of Engineering

Engineering Technology Building, Office 156
126 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604