Lance Fiondella, PhD

Associate Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering



PhD, Computer Science & Engineering, University of Connecticut, 2012

M.S., Computer Science & Engineering, University of Connecticut, 2003

B.S., Computer Science, Eastern Connecticut State University, 1999


Lance Fiondella joined the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth as an assistant professor in 2013. Since fall 2019, he is an associate professor and serves as the Founding Director of the UMass Dartmouth Cybersecurity Center, an NSA/DHS designated Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Research. He conducts research in the areas of system and software reliability engineering and has published over 170 peer-reviewed journal articles and conference papers on these topics.

During summer 2014, he was a Visiting Researcher at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. In 2016, he was an Office of Naval Research (ONR) Summer Faculty Fellow in the Reliability and Maintainability (R&M) Division at the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) in Patuxent River, Maryland.

His research has been funded by the Department of Homeland Security, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Military Academy, Army Research Laboratory, Naval Air Systems Command, Naval Sea Systems Command, Department of the Air Force, and National Science Foundation, including a CAREER Award and CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (SFS).


ECE 160: Foundations of Computer Engineering I (Introduction to Programming in C) (fall 2020-2021, 2023)
ECE 161: Foundations of Computer Engineering II (Data Structures) (spring 2014-2024)
ECE 403/577: Artificial Intelligence (fall 2016, 2018, 2023)
ECE 455/591: Computing Methods of Numerical Analysis (fall 2017)
ECE 591: Maintenance Theory (fall 2014)
ECE 591: Software Reliability Engineering (fall 2013, 2015)