ICS People

Faculty - Alphabetical Listing

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Raj AcharyaRaj Acharya
Department Head, Professor of Computer Science & Engineering
Director, Advanced Laboratory for Information Systems & Analysis
342B IST Building, University Park Phone: 814-865-9505
E-mail: acharya@cse.psu.edu



RESEARCH INTERESTS: Bioinformatics, Data Mining, Netcentric Computing, Information Fusion.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Raj Acharya's Web Site

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Photo Not AvailableVijay Agarwala
ICS Steering Committee
Director, Information Technology Services (IST)
229 Computer Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-2162
E-mail: vijay@psu.edu


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
High Performance Computing and Visualization Group

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Collins AirhihenbuwaCollins Airhihenbuwa
Professor of Biobehavioral Health
Head, Department of Biobehavioral Health
304A Health & Human Development Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-1382
E-mail: aou@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Culturally Appropriate Interventions in Health Promotion.

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Reka AlbertReka Albert
Associate Professor of Physics and Biology
122 Davey Laboratory, University Park
Phone: 814-865-6123
E-mail: ralbert@phys.psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Our research is driven by an ongoing dialog between experimental measurements and theoretical modeling. We build our models on the most salient features of a system, and use our results as predictions and guidance for future experiments. Our diverse, interdisciplinary projects are characterized by the common goal of identifying organizing principles of complex systems.

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Jay AmicangeloJay Amicangelo
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
School of Science, H-30
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
Phone: 814-898-6334
E-mail: jca11@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Computational chemistry, Quantum chemistry, Ab initio methods, Density functional theory methods.

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Anne AndrewsAnne Andrews
Associate Professor of Molecular Toxicology
207 Life Sciences Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-8281
E-mail: ama11@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Transporter-mediated regulation of neuronal homeostasis; Role of serotonin in complex behavior, and the etiology and treatment of psychiatric disorders (depression and anxiety disorders) and neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases); In vivo neurotransmitter sensing; Nanobiosensor design; Functional proteomics.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Anne Andrews' Research Group

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Antonio ArmaouAntonio Armaou
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
170 Fenske Laboratory, University Park
Phone: 814-863-1375
E-mail: armaou@engr.psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Nonlinear model reduction and control of transport-reaction processes with focus on multiscale systems, Optimization and design of dynamic distributed chemical processes, Modeling, design and control of plasma-assisted microelectronics manufacturing and advanced materials processing, Simulation, analysis and control of fluid dynamic systems.

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Asad AzemiAsad Azemi
Associate Professor of Engineering
Penn State Brandywine
Phone: 610-892-1421
E-mail: azemi@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Signal modeling and estimation, Intelligent systems, Computational biology, Bioinformatics, Chaos.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Dr. Azemi is a co-founder of the bio-informatics research group at Ferdowsi University and the head of its heart subgroup. The heart subgroup currently consists of one Ph.D. and four M.S. students, working in the general area of arrhythmia detection.

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Shweta BansalShweta Bansal
NIH Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Grenfell Lab at the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics
510 Mueller Laboratory, University Park
Email: shweta@sbansal.com

RESEARCH INTERESTS: I study networks using tools from computer science, physics and statistics; particularly for application in epidemiology. I am interested in probabalistic models of networks, network generation and inference, methods for the analysis of dynamics on networks, and the interplay of structure and dynamics.

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Ali BorhanAli Borhan
Professor of Chemical Engineering
122 Fenske Laboratory, University Park
Phone: 814-865-3509
Email: borhan@engr.psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Interfacial flows, transport phenomena, capillary and wetting phenomena, complex fluids, hydrodynamic stability.

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Elizabeth BoyerElizabeth Boyer
Associate Professor of Water Resources
Director, Pennsylvania Water Resources Research Institute
304 Forest Resources Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-8330
E-mail: ewb100@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Hydrological and ecological processes that affect water quality (e.g., nutrients, metals, and sediments) and water quantity (e.g., streamflow and water yield) issuing from watersheds. I am particularly interested in how human activities and environmental variability influence conditions and trends in streams, rivers, and estuaries. Our work aims to provide a scientific basis for design and implementation of land management programs and policies to mitigate the effects of pollution, and to protect, conserve, and restore surface waters.

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Niel BrandtNiel Brandt
Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics
507 Davey Laboratory, University Park
Phone: 814-865-3509
E-mail: mailto:wnb3@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Large-scale x-ray data analysis, Spectral modeling, Variability modeling, Source detection, Data mining.

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Susan BrantleySusan Brantley
Professor of Geosciences
Director of Earth and Environmental Systems Institute
2217 Earth & Engineering Sciences Bldg (225B), University Park
Phone: 814-865-3191
E-mail: brantley@essc.psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Chemical and physical processes associated with the circulation of aqueous fluids in shallow hydrogeologic settings. Investigations incorporate field and laboratory work, and theoretical modelling of observations. Of particular interest are questions concerning the measurement and prediction of the rates of natural processes, including chemical weathering and natural degassing. Recent work has focused on the effect of microbial life on mineral reactivity and extraction of nutrients from rocks by microorganisms.

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James BrasseurJames G. Brasseur
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering and Mathematics
205 Reber Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-3159
E-mail: brasseur@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Fluid turbine physics, Mathematical modeling of gastrointestinal physiology, Direct numerical simulation, large-eddy simulation, modeling of turbulent flows, Image segmentation, High-performance computing.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
James Brasseur's Laboratory

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Sean BrennanSean Brennan
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
318 Leonhard Building, University Park
Phone: 814-863-2430
E-mail: sbrennan@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Simulation of vehicle dynamics, inverse problems, monte-carlo simulation, data fusion, image processing, robust control synthesis, allometric scalability of robots, atonomous vehicle development.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Special Issue on Control Applications in Automotive Engineering
Vehicle State Estimation Using Vision and Inertial Measurements
Lessons Learned from Matching Experimental Data to Low-Order Models of Vehicle Yaw, Sideslip, and Roll Behavior
Utilization of Vehicle Dynamic Simulations as Predictors of Highway Safety
The Vehicle Autopilot: Simultaneous Robust Control Through Parametric Adaptation

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Robert BrooksRobert Brooks
Assistant Professor of Wildlife and Wetlands
Director, Riparia
323 Walker Building, University Park
Phone: 814-863-1596
E-mail: rpb2@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Wetlands restoration and creation on altered and damaged landscapes, Monitoring protocols for reference wetlands and mitigation projects, Modeling cumulative impacts in wetland and riparian portions of landscapes, Developing hydrogeomorphic models for riverine, depression, and slope wetlands, Developing ecological indicator models using macroinvertebrates, amphibians and birds, Treatment of mine drainage using constructed wetlands, Habitat modeling for wetland-riparian wildlife.

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Nicole BrownNicole Brown
Assistant Professor of Wood Products
202 Forest Resources Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-7423
E-mail: nrb10@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Adhesives; wood composites; cellulosic materials, bacterial cellulose, polymer science; chemistry of wood biopolymers; and other chemical treatments of wood.

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William BruneWilliam Brune
Department Head, Professor of Meteorology
504 Wagner Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-3286
E-mail: brune@meteo.psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Atmospheric Photochemistry from Earth's Surface to the Stratosphere; Atmospheric Interactions Between Photochemistry and Dynamics; Chemical Reactions in the Gas-phase on Surfaces; Spectroscopic Detection Techniques.

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Jeffrey CatchmarkJeffrey Catchmark
Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
109 Agricultural Engineering Building, University Park
Phone: 814-863-0414
E-mail: jcatchmark@engr.psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Transporter-mediated regulation of neuronal homeostasis; Role of serotonin in complex behavior, and the etiology and treatment of psychiatric disorders (depression and anxiety disorders) and neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases); In vivo neurotransmitter sensing; Nanobiosensor design; Functional proteomics.

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Long-Qing ChenLong-Qing Chen
ICS Steering Committee
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
102 Steidle Building, University Park
Phone: 814-863-8101
E-mail: lqc3@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Computational materials science at the mesoscale, Phase-field method for materials microstructure evolution and materials design, Thermodynamics and kinetics of phase transitions, Domain structures and electrical/mechanical/magnetic couplings in nanoferroelectrics and multiferroics, Alloy phase transformations, including order-disorder, phase separation, and martensitic transformations, Grain growth in thin films and bulk systems, Precipitate morphologies, Ostwald ripening, Interactions between defect and phase microstructures, Multiscale modeling, Computational materials design.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Crystals Within Crystals

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Keith ChengKeith Cheng
Professor of Pathology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Pharmacology
Room C7866A, Penn State Hershey College of Medicine
Phone: 717-531-5635
E-mail: kcheng@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Cancer Genetics, Genomic Instability, Cell Differentiation, Genetics of Human Pigmentation, Web-based Zebrafish Atlas, Image Informatics, SNP Database Analysis.

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Coray ColinaCoray Colina
Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Polymeric Systems
320 Steidle Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-3351
E-mail: colina@matse.psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Improvement of polymer-based processes by gaining a fundamental understanding of polymeric materials, Human pathology associated with a number of diseases, Behavior of materials under conditions of extreme temperature and pressure, Fusion of materials and computational sciences, Materials theory, modeling and computer simulation.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Computational Biophysics and Soft Materials Group
Building Virtual Bridges Across the Borders of Science

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Robert CollinsRobert Collins
Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
Co-Director of the Lab for Perception, Action and Cognition
354H IST Building, University Park
Phone: 814-863-1944
E-mail: rcollins@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Computer Vision, with current emphasis on video scene understanding, human body segmentation, activity analysis, and real-time tracking.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Robert Collins' Personal Homepage

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Vincent CrespiVincent Crespi
Professor of Physics and Materials Science and Engineering
Associate Director, Penn State Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
326 Davey Laboratory, University Park
Phone: 814-863-0163
E-mail: nanoprof@mac.com

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Computational Materials Theory, Adsorption onto Carbon Nanotubes, Beowulf Commodity Supercomputers: Sherwood, Electronic Properties of Carbon Nanotubes, Metastable Semiconductor Alloys, Electronic Properties, Optical Properties, Semiconductors, Optimization of Photonic Structures, Structural Properties of Carbon Nanotubes, Empirical Interatomic Potentials, Quantum Mechanics.

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Kenneth DavisKenneth Davis
Associate Professor of Meteorology
512 Walker Building, University Park
Phone: 814-863-8601
E-mail: davis@meteo.psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Boundary Layer Meteorology, Atmospheric Carbon and Hydrologic Cycles, Remote Sensing Using Lidar, Flux Measurement Methods, Interactions Among Ecosystem Processes and Boundary Layer Development, Interactions Between Atmospheric Turbulence and Chemistry.

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Enrique del CastilloEnrique del Castillo
Distinguished Professor of Industrial Engineering and Professor of Statistics
Director, Engineering Statistics Laboratory
310 Leonhard Building, University Park
Phone: 814-863-6408
E-mail: exd13@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Control and optimization of models for complex data structures: profile (functional) data, surface data, spatial data, and shape data.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Engineering Statistics Lab web site

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Brian DempseyBrian Dempsey
Professor of Environmental Engineering
212 Sackett Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-1226
E-mail: bad5@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Inorganic coagulants and coagulation processes, Microfiltration for potable water and wastewater, Treatment of acid mine drainage, Chemistry of iron, aluminum, and trace metals, Reactions of natural organic materials, Manipulation of solid phases to enhance purity or density, Stream monitoring and TMDLs, Removal of arsenic from potable water, Uranium mobility and reactivity.

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John DohertyJohn Doherty
Professor of Electrical Engineering
325 Leonhard Building, University Park
Phone: 814-863-8102
E-mail: jfdoherty@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Signal processing and communications, which includes specific applications to remote sensing, electronic intelligence, and biomedical engineering; data analysis for remote sensing of the lower atmosphere; developing new electronic intelligence and surveillance technologies for homeland security in collaboration with the Applied Research Laboratory.

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Cheng DongCheng Dong
Professor of Bioengineering
233 Hallowell Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-8091
E-mail: cxd23@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: The major focus of our research is to elucidate biomechanical, biophysical and biochemical aspects of cellular function in the circulatory system. A dual approach is taken that involves a coordination of in vitro, in vivo, biological experiments and mathematical modeling of cellular behavior. The laboratory expertise is in the field of cellular biomechanics, leukocyte rheology, cell signaling, cancer immunology and metastases. Current research includes studies of micro-hemodynamics, cell adhesion, cell migration, intercellular and intracellular signaling, systems biology and cell signaling network modeling. In particular, we study how tumor microenvironment changes leukocyte and/or endothelial immune functions which subsequently affect tumor cell extravasation from the microcirculation and subsequent metastasis.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Cellular Biomechanics Laboratory

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Qiang DuQiang Du
ICS Steering Committee
Verne M. Willamon Professor of Mathematics and Materials Sciences
238 McAllister Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-3674
E-mail: qdu@math.psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Computational and Applied Mathematics, Scientific Computation.

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Corina DrapacaCorina Drapaca
Assistant Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics
307D Earth-Engineering Sciences Building, University Park
Phone: 814-867-2313
E-mail: csd12@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Brain Biomechanics, Computational Mechanics, medical Image Processing, Elastography and Inverse Problems.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Center for Neural Engineering

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Christopher DuffyChristopher Duffy
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
231G Sackett Building, University Park
Phone: 814-863-4384
E-mail: cxd11@engr.psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Stochastic and numerical modeling of groundwater flow and solute transport, modeling large-scale hydrologic systems, Stability of a Two-State Hillslope Model, Concentration-Discharge Dynamics in Watersheds, Visualizing Dynamics of Layered Hillslopes, Spatio-temporal analysis of the forced Richards' Equation.

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David EissenstatDavid Eissenstat
Professor of Woody Plant Physiology
218 Tyson Building, University Park
Phone: 814-863-3371
E-mail: dme9@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Climate Change, Ecosystems Ecology, Physiology of Fruit Crops, Root Biology and Ecology.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Root Ecology Lab

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Derek ElsworthDerek Elsworth
Professor of Energy and Geo-Environmental Engineering
231 Hosler Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-2225
E-mail: elsworth@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Finite Element Methods, Discontinuum Models.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Derek Elsworth's Homepage
Center for Geomechanics, Geofluids, and Geohazards
Publications

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Turgay ErtekinTurgay Ertekin
Professor of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering
George E. Trimble Chair in Earth and Mineral Sciences
Graduate Program Officer of Petroleum and Mineral Engineering
115 Hosler Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-6082
E-mail: eur@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Advanced Reservoir Simulation Models, Artificial Expert System Applications in Reservoir Engineering, Coalbed Methane Degasification, Pressure Transient Analysis Applications in Complex Reservoir Systems, Unconventional Gas and Oil Reservoirs.

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Darryl FarberDarryl Farber
Assistant Professor of Science, Technology & Society
201G Old Botany, University Park
Phone: 814-865-3042
E-mail: dlf112@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Current research is on the environmental, societal, and ethical implications of nanotechnology.  In a broader context, he is working on understanding how emerging technologies may contribute to a global sustainable energy and waste system and the societal and ethical implications of those technological systems. He has recently published on the decommissioning of nuclear facilities and is contributing to a series of articles on nuclear technology for the Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics.
Additionally, he is working on an update of an economic impact analysis of Penn State University on the Centre Region, and he has become involved recently in understanding the impacts of a proposed local landfill, waste-to-energy facility in Centre County, PA.

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Kristen FichthornKristen A. Fichthorn
Merrell R. Fenske Professor of Chemical Engineering
Professor of Physics
164 Fenske Laboratory, University Park
Phone: 814-863-4807
E-mail: fichthorn@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo, Density-functional theory, Statistical mechanics, Colloids, Surfaces.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Kristen Fichthorn's Research

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Photo Not AvailableJohn Fricks
Associate Professor in Statistics
326 Thomas Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-3225
E-mail: fricks@stat.psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Diffusion in Biological Fluids, Molecular Motor Modeling.

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Michael FurloughMichael Furlough
Assistant Dean for Scholarly Communications
Co-Director of the Office of Digital Scholarly Publishing
510 Paterno Library, University Park
Phone: 814-863-5447
E-mail: mfurlough@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Mike Furlough is the assistant dean for scholarly communications and co-director of the Office of Digital Scholarly Publishing at the Penn State University Libraries. He is responsible for developing and leading the library's scholarly communications program, including the departments of Digitization and Preservation and Scholarly Communications Services. Through the Office of Digital Scholarly Publishing he collaborates with Penn State Press to initiate services, programs leading to electronically distributed peer-reviewed publications.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Michael Furlough's Educause Connect Homepage
Penn State Press
Office of Digitization and Preservation
Digital Curation Services

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Charles GastonCharles Gaston
Assistant Professor of Engineering
Penn State York
Phone: 717-771-4155
E-mail: cag9@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Voting Technology, Election Systems, DRE Voting Machines.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Savioc Voting Systems
Dr. Gaston has developed a PC-based voting system that is arguably more secure, more accurate, and more trustworthy than any other voting system in existence. He is interested in having other computer experts probe it for weaknesses.

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Lee GilesC. Lee Giles
ICS Steering Committee
Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, Supply Chain and Information Systems, and Information Sciences and Technology
311A IST Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-7884
E-mail: giles@ist.psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Information retrieval, knowledge extraction and management, and data mining, both for large and small data and information resources.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
The Intelligent Information Systems Research Laboratory

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Rick GilmoreRick Gilmore
Associate Professor of Psychology
622 Moore Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-3664
E-mail: rogilmore@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Computational neuroscience, Computer vision, Data visualization.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
What is Colorblindnes?
Brain Development and Cognition Laboratory at Penn State

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Bruce GluckmanBruce Gluckman
Associate Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics and Neurosurgery
Associate Director of the Center for Neural Engineering
212 Earth-Engineering Sciences Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-0178
E-mail: bjg18@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Dynamical and pattern forming systems with specific emphasis on system neuroscience. Ongoing experimental, computational and theoretical projects on dynamics in neural networks both in brain slices, freely behaving animals, and human EEG; seizure analysis, prediction and control; information processing in brain; brain computer interface (BCI); instrumentation and materials development for brain interfaces.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Center for Neural Engineering

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Photo Not AvailableThomas Goodall
Assistant for Program Development Applied Research Laboratory
165 ARL Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-2249
E-mail: tdg10@psu.edu

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Michael GooseffMichael Gooseff
Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering
Hartz Family Career Development Professor
321P Sackett Building, University Park
Phone: 814-867-0044
E-mail: mgooseff@engr.psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Groundwater-surface water interactions, Ecohydraulics, Stream restoration, Stream tracer experiments, Solute transport, Watershed hydrology Response of polar regions to climate change, Isotope hydrology, Active layer and permafrost dynamics, Snow hydrology.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Michael Gooseff's Web Site

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Russ GrahamRuss Graham
Associate Professor of Geosciences
Director, Earth & Mineral Science Museum and Art Gallery
14 Deike Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-6336
E-mail: rgraham@ems.psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Biogeography, GIS, Database Development, NEOTOMA Database, Data Mining, Computational Paleoecology, Ecosystem Modeling.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Dr. Graham is one of the primary principal investigators in developing an NSF funded database known as NEOTOMA. This mutidisciplinary database is integrating data on fossil beetles, vertebrates, pollen and plant macrofossils for North America for the last five million years. This database will allow quantitative reconstructions of paleoecosystems for the first time.

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Bryan GrenfellBryan Grenfell
Alumni Professor of Biology
510 Mueller Laboratory, University Park
Phone: 814-865-9131
E-mail: grenfell@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Investigating how the interaction of noise and non-linear density-dependent feedback drive population processes at different scales; Understanding the spatio-temporal dynamics of infectious disease and how these are affected by control strategies; Phylodynamics: exploring how pathogen phylogenies are affected by host immunity, transmission bottlenecks and epidemic dynamics – at scales from individual host to population.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Bryan Grenfell's Research Page

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David HallDavid Hall
Dean & Professor of Information Sciences & Technology
Director of the Center for Network-Centric Cognition and Information
101K IST Building, University Park
Phone: 814-867-2154
E-mail: dhall@ist.psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Stellar Structures, Celestial Mechanics, Digital Signal Processing, Software Engineering, and Automated Reasoning. Multisensor Data Fusion.

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William HancockWilliam Hancock
Associate Professor of Bioengineering
229 Hallowell Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-0492
E-mail: wohbio@engr.psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Detailed workings of motor proteins and their role in intracellular transport and cell motility.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Hancock Lab

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Murali HaranMurali Haran
Assistant Professor of Statistics
Center for Statistical Ecology and Environmental Statistics
326 Thomas Building, University Park
Phone: 814-863-8126
E-mail: muh10@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods, Spatial Modeling.

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Ross HardisonRoss Hardison
T. Ming Chu Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
304 Wartik Laboratory, University Park
Phone: 814-863-0113
E-mail: rch8@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Comparative genomics of gene regulation, Alignments of genomic DNA sequences and interpretation of those alignments for functional inference, especially regarding gene regulation.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Laboratory of Ross Hardison
Study Links Human, Monkey DNA
Team Announces Completed Gene Sequencing of Laboratory Rat
Looking for the Globin Switch
Functional Genomics to Identify Candidates for Gene Regulatory Elements in Long Genomic DNA Sequences
University Faculty Scholar Medal 2000
Beyond Human
Center for Comparative Genomics and Bioinformatics

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Sue Ellen HauptSue Ellen Haupt
Senior Research Associate Applied Research Laboratory
Associate Professor of Meteorology
PO Box 30, State College, PA 16804
Phone: 814-863-7135
E-mail: seh19@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Numerical modeling, Genetic algorithms, Spectral methods, Inverse methods, Computational fluid dynamics, Dynamic meteorology, Fluid mechanics, Climate, Dynamical systems, Coherent structures, Nonlinear wave mechanics, Artificial intelligence, Empirical modeling, Galerkin methods, Time domain methods

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Sue Ellen Haupt's Personal Web Site

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Daniel HaworthDaniel Haworth
ICS Steering Committee
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
232 Research Building, University Park
Phone: 814-863-6269
E-mail: dch12@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Computational thermal-fluids sciences including fluid mechanics, turbulence, combustion, numerical methods, IC engines, and transportation propulsion systems.

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Vasant HonavarVasant Honavar
Professor & Edward Frymoyer Chair of Information Sciences & Technology
301A IST Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-3141
E-mail: vhonavar@ist.psu.edu


RESEARCH INTERESTS: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Mining, and Big Data Analytics, Bioinformatics and Computational Molecular and Systems Biology, Discovery Informatics, Knowledge Representation and Semantic Web, Applied Information Integration and Informatics.

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Alan HorwitzAlan Horwitz
Professor of Mathematics
312H Main Building
Penn State Brandywine
Phone: 610-892-1449
E-mail: alh4@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Means, Ellipses Inscribed in, and Circumscribed About, Convex Quadrilaterals, and Ratio Vectors of Polynomials with All Real Zeros.

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Peter HudsonPeter Hudson
Willaman Professor of Biology
Director of The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences
512 Mueller Laboratory, University Park
Phone: 814-865-9131
E-mail: pjh18@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Epidemiology and Population Dynamics, Heterogeneities, Parasite Interactions.

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Mary Jane IrwinMary Jane Irwin
Robert E. Noll Professor of Computer Science & Engineering
Co-Director, Microsystems Design Laboratory
348C IST Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-1802
E-mail: mji@cse.psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Computer architecture, embedded and mobile computing systems design, power and reliability aware design, and emerging technologies in computing systems.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Mary Jane Irwin's Web Site

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Trent JaegerTrent Jaeger
Associate Professor of Computer Science & Engineering
Co-Director, Systems and Internet Infrastructure Security
346A IST Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-1042
E-mail: tjaeger@cse.psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Computer Security, Operating Systems, Security Policies, Source Code Analysis.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Trent Jaeger's Web Site

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Michael JanikMichael Janik
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
104 Fenske Laboratory, University Park
Phone: 814-863-9366
E-mail: mjanik@engr.psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Computational Chemistry, Catalysis, Electrocatalysis, Fuel Cells, Reaction Kinetics.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Michael Janik's Research Group

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Jim JansenJim Jansen
Assistant Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
329F Information Sciences and Technology Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-6459
E-mail: jjansen@ist.psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Data mining, N-grams, Markov Models, Tensors.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Jim Jansen's Personal Homepage

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Kenneth JenkinsKenneth Jenkins
Department Head, Professor of Electrical Engineering
129 Electrical Engineering East, University Park
Phone: 814-863-2788
E-mail: jenkins@engr.psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Digital filtering, signal processing algorithms, multidimensional array processing, computer imaging, one and two-dimensional adaptive digital filtering, VLSI architecture for signal processing.

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Mahmut KandemirMahmut Kandemir
Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
Director of Graduate Affairs
354C Information Sciences & Technology Building, University Park
Phone: 814-863-4888
E-mail: kandemir@cse.psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Embedded Systems, Programming Languages, Compilers, Power-Aware Computing, Dependable Computing, Input/Output Systems.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Mahmut Kandemir's Homepage
Microsystems Design Laboratory

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Timothy KaneTimothy Kane
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Meteorology
121 Electrical Engineering East, University Park
Phone: 814-863-8727
E-mail: tjk7@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Optical remote sensing (specifically laser radar, or Lidar), atmospheric and oceanic measurements and modeling, data analysis and interpretation.

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Seogchan KangSeogchan Kang
Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology
311 Buckhout Laboratory, University Park
Phone: 814-863-3846
E-mail: sxk55@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Bioinformatics, GIS, Evolutionary Biology of Plant Pathogens.

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Jason KayeJason Kaye
Assistant Professor of Soil Biogeochemistry
416 Agricultural Sciences and Industries Building, University Park
Phone: 814-863-1614
E-mail: jpk12@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Ecosystem ecology, Global change biology, Biogeochemistry of nitrogen and carbon cycling in managed and unmanaged ecosystems.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Kaye Biogeochemistry Laboratory

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Arshad KhanArshad Khan
Professor of Chemistry
305 Chemistry Building, University Park
121 Swift Building, Penn State DuBois
Phone: 814-863-9295
E-mail: kub@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Theoretical Chemistry: Determining molecular cluster structure of water & Met-Cars, Polymer Chemistry: Theoretical and Experimental Studies, Biophysical Chemistry: Theoretical and Experimental Studies, Inactivation mechanism of metallo-enzymes (a-amylase), Chemometry/Computational Chemistry to Improve Signal-Noise Ratio, Unique properties of liquid water and its structure: Theoretical Studies.

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Eric KirbyEric Kirby
Assistant Professor of Geosciences
336 Deike Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-0732
E-mail: kirby@geosc.psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Tectonic Geomorphology, Surface Processes and Landform Evolution.

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Abdullah KonakAbdullah Konak
Assistant Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
235 Luersen Building
Penn State Berks
Phone: 610-396-6310
E-mail: konak@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Evolutionary Programming, Computational Intelligence, Simulation, Data Mining.

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James KubickiJames Kubicki
Associate Professor of Geochemistry
335 Deike Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-3951
E-mail: jdk7@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Computational Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Alternative Energy.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Environmental Molecular Science Group
Center for Environmental Kinetics Analysis

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Akhil KumarAkhil Kumar
ICS Steering Committee
Professor of Information Systems, Supply Chain and Information Systems
420 Business Building, University Park
Phone: 814-863-0034
E-mail: akhilkumar@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Workflow Systems, E-services, Various Aspects of Database Systems, Distributed Information Systems and Intelligent Systems, e.g., Replication and Concurrency Control, Data Mining, Online Analytical Processing, Data Structures for Spatial Data.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Akhil Kumar's Homepage

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Robert KunzRobert Kunz
Head, Computational Mechanics Division, Applied Research Laboratory
Garfield Thomas Water Tunnel, University Park
Phone: 814-865-2144
E-mail: rfk102@psu.edu

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
ARL Computational Mechanics

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Derrick LampkinDerrick Lampkin
Assistant Professor of Geography
313 Walker Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-2493
E-mail: djl22@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Remote Sensing of Cryosphere; Radiative Transfer Modeling of Snow; Mountain Snowmelt Monitoring; Advanced Wireless Technology for Ground-based Monitoring of Snow Properties; Remote Sensing of Alpine Snow and Vegetation Interactions; Hydroclimatology; Water Resources.

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Phillip LaplantePhillip Laplante
Professor of Software Engineering
Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies
Phone: 610-725-5314
E-mail: plaplante@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Software Engineering, Open-source Software, Project Management.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Software Engineering Group

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Dongwon LeeDongwon Lee
Assistant Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
313A Information Sciences and Technology Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-0687
E-mail: dongwon@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Large-scale Data Management and Data Mining, Scientific Database Management, Digital Libraries and Information Retrieval.

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John LiechtyJohn Liechty
Associate Professor of Marketing and Statistics
701 M Business Administration Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-0621
E-mail: jcl12psu@gmail.com

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Computational Statistics, Bayesian Statistics, Quantitative Methods in Marketing, Quantitative Methods in Finance, High Performance Computing with Streaming Processors.

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Hangsheng LinHangsheng Lin
Associate Professor of Hydropedology/Soil Hydrology
415 Agricultural Sciences and Industries Building,
University Park

Phone: 814-865-6726
E-mail: henrylin@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Hydropedology: Fundamental studies of interactive pedologic and hydrologic processes and their properties in the Earth's Critical Zone, with a focus on pedosphere as a critical link in the hydrologic cycle and hydrology as a major driving force of soil formation and dynamic functions; Quantification of soil structure and its impacts on preferential flow across spatial and temporal scales; Quantitative soil morphology and classification for hydrologic applications; Mapping, monitoring, and modeling of landscape-soil-hydrology relationships; Enhanced instrumentation and techniques for in situ measurements and mapping of flow and transport pathways and patterns in heterogeneous landscapes; Coupling hydropedological and biogeochemical processes towards integrated studies of the Earth's Critical Zone; Extraterrestrial hydropedology including Mars and Moon explorations.
OASIS: Research and development of Online Advanced Spatial Information Systems (OASIS) for integrating geospatial technologies (GIS, GPS, RS) with environmental modeling, spatial-temporal statistics, and artificial intelligence for landscape-soil-hydrology studies; Scientific visualization of heterogeneous and dynamic world underfoot; Decision support systems coupled with real-time monitoring, integrated digital databases, and uncertainty quantification.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Hydropedology Web Site

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Darla LindbergDarla Lindberg
Associate Professor of Architecture
421 Stuckeman Family Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-3289
E-mail: dvl2@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: My research considers General Systems Theory principles and environmental influences that contribute to resilient and sustainable ecologies. I am particularly interested in the role that biodiversity plays in helping prevent disease spread in agricultural, ecological and constructed/construed systems (social, economic and cultural). My current work falls into three main areas: architecture and building physics, characterizing sustainable natural systems and game theoretic strategies.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Darla Lindberg's CIDD Page
Darla Lindberg's Personal Web Site

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Chun LiuChun Liu
Professor of Mathematics
321 McAllister Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-3611
E-mail: liu@math.psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Applied mathematics, Partial differential equations, Complex fluids, Multiscale modeling.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Center for Computational Mathematics and Applications

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Yanxi LiuYanxi Liu
Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineeringand Electrical Engineering
Co-Director of the Lab for Perception, Action and Cognition
338B IST Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-7495
E-mail: yul11@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Computational Symmetry and Group Theory, Discriminative subspace exploration for reduction and selection.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Yanxi Liu's Personal Homepage
College of Engineering

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Zi-Kui LiuZi-Kui Liu
Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
Director, Center for Computational Materials Design
201 Steidle Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-1934
E-mail: liu@matse.psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: First-principles Calculations, Computational Thermodynamics, System Materials Design, Aluminum Alloys, Hydrogen Storage Materials, Magnesium Alloys, Nickel Alloys, Perovskites, Steels.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Phases Research Lab
Materials Computation and Simulation Environments
Calculation of Phase Diagrams

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Eric LokenEric Loken
Associate Professor/Senior Research Associate of Human Development and Family Studies
119B Henderson Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-7091
E-mail: loken@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Methodology; Latent Class Analysis; Academic Interventions for Adolescents; Cognitive Ability in Preschool Children.

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Lyle LongLyle Long
Distinguished Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Mathematics
229C Hammond Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-1172
E-mail: lnl@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Intelligent Systems, Software Engineering, Computational Science, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Unmanned Air Vehicles.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Lyle Long's Web Site

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Jonathan LynchJonathan Lynch
Professor of Horticulture
221 Tyson Building, University Park
Phone: 814-863-2256
E-mail: jpl4@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Biological simulation, Geometric modeling, Fractal geometry.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Root Methodology Site
Publications
The Art of Modeling - A 3D Plant Model

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Alan MacEachrenAlan MacEachren
Professor of Geography
Director of GeoVISTA Center
310 Walker Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-7491
E-mail: maceachren@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Geographic Visualization, Cartography, Environmental Cognition, Geographic Information Science.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Alan MacEachren's Web Site

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Photo Not AvailableBharat B. Madan
Senior Research Associate, Information Science & Technology Division
Applied Research Lab, University Park
Phone: 814-865-0734
E-mail: bbm2@psu.edu


RESEARCH INTERESTS: Distributed computing, Computer networks, Wireless networks, Service-oriented sensor networks, Sensor data fusion, Stochastic modeling

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Evangelos ManiasEvangelos Manias
Associate Professor of Polymers
325D Steidle Building, University Park
Phone: 814-863-2980
E-mail: manias@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Molecular Modeling of Polymers, Nanostructures, and Soft Materials.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Polymer Nanostructures Lab
Evangelos Manias Publications

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Paul MarkowskiPaul Markowski
Associate Professor of Meteorology
503 Walker Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-9736
E-mail: pmarkowski@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Numerical Modeling of Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, Convection.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Paul Markowski's Personal Homepage

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Costas MaranasCostas Maranas
Donald B. Broughton Professor of Chemical Engineering
112 Fenske Laboratory, University Park
Phone: 814-863-9958
E-mail: costas@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Computational design of proteins, Analysis and redesign of metabolic pathways, Regulatory network inference, Bioinformatics and computational biology, Molecular and product design, Supply chain planning and scheduling, Optimization theory and applications.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Chemical and Biological Systems Optimization Lab

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Janna MaranasJanna Maranas
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
132C Fenske Laboratory, University Park
Phone: 814-863-6228
E-mail: jmaranas@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Mobility of polymers, glasses & biological systems on picosecond-nanosecond time scales and angstrom-nanometer spatial scales using molecular simulation and quasielastic neutron scattering.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Janna Maranas Research Group

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Susan McHaleSusan McHale
Professor of Human Development
Director of Social Sciences Research Institute
601 Oswald Tower, University Park
Phone: 814-865-2663
E-mail: x2u@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Family relationships and family roles (particularly gender roles) in childhood and adolescence; differential socialization of siblings.

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Patrick McDanielPatrick McDaniel
Associate Professor of Computer Science & Engineering
Co-Director, Systems and Internet Infrastructure Security Laboratory
360A IST Building, University Park
Phone: 814-863-3599
E-mail: mcdaniel@cse.psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Systems and Network Security, Security Policy, Networking, Distributed Systems, Public Policy, Telecommunications Security, Network Management, Applied Cryptography, Privacy.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Patrick McDaniel's Web Site

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Douglas MillerDouglas Miller
Associate Professor of Geography
Director of the Center for Environmental Informatics
Co-Director of the Office for Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Resources
2217 Earth-Engineering Science Building, University Park
Phone: 814-863-7207
E-mail: miller@essc.psu.edu


RESEARCH INTERESTS: Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Science, Land Surface Processes, Soils, and Geomorphology.

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Photo Not AvailableJodi Miller
Research Faculty, Intelligent Control Systems
217 Applied Research Laboratory, University Park
Phone: 814-863-4077
E-mail: jodi@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Intelligent Control Systems, collaborative control

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Member of ARL/PSU Intelligent Systems Lab

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Prasenjit MitraPrasenjit Mitra
Assistant Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
313F Information Sciences and Technology Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-4454
E-mail: pmitra@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Information Extraction, Computational Chemistry, Data Mining, Social Networks.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
The Intelligent Information Systems Research Laboratory

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Peter MolenaarPeter Molenaar
ICS Steering Committee
Professor of Human Development
S113B Henderson Building, University Park
Phone: 814-863-8373
E-mail: pxm21@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: The Application of Mathematical Theories to Solve Substantive Psychological Issues.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
College of Health and Human Development
Social Science Research Institute

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Burt MonroeBurt Monroe
Associate Professor of Political Science
Director of the Quantitative Social Science Initiative
230 Pond Laboratory, University Park
Phone: 814-865-9215
E-mail: frr@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Comparative politics, examining the impact of electoral and legislative institutions on political behavior and outcomes, and social science methodology, examining the development and application of Bayesian methods, statistical learning, and statistical graphics to social science problems.

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Karl MuellerKarl Mueller
Professor of Chemistry
002 Chemistry Building, University Park
Phone: 814-863-8674
E-mail: ktm2@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Development of experimental and theoretical techniques for solid-state NMR spectroscopy; magic-angle spinning and higher-order averaging of quadrupolar spectra; coherence transfer in solid-state NMR; dipolar-dephasing dynamics and pure dipolar transforms.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Karl Mueller's Research Group

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Ram NarayananRam Narayanan
Professor of Electrical Engineering
202 Electrical Engineering East, University Park
Phone: 814-863-2602
E-mail: ram@ee.psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: High-resolution radar system conception and development, Scattering phenomenology from volume and surface targets, Information content characterization in remotely sensed imagery, Ground penetrating radar (GPR) applications for infrastructure assessment, and Covert communications systems and concepts.

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Vijaykrishnan NarayananVijaykrishnan Narayanan
Professor of Computer Science & Engineering
354D IST Building, University Park
Phone: 814-863-0392
E-mail: vxn9@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Energy-Aware and Reliable Systems, Embedded Java, Nano/VLSI Systems, Computer Architecture.

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Colin NeillColin Neill
Associate Professor of Software Engineering
Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies
Phone: 610-725-5258
E-mail: cjneill@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Software Engineering, Object-oriented Analysis & Design, Real-time Systems Design, Telecommunications.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Colin Neill's Web Site
Colin Neill's Research Group

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Anton NekrutenkoAnton Nekrutenko
ICS Steering Committee
Assistant Professor of Science
505 Wartik Laboratory, University Park
Phone: 814-865-4752
E-mail: aun1@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Genomics.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Galaxy

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James NemesJames Nemes
ICS Steering Committee
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies
Phone: 610-648-3335
E-mail: jan16@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Parameter Identification Methods for Material Modeling, Optimization Methods for Manufacturing.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering Graduate Programs

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Victor NistorVictor Nistor
Professor of Mathematics
235 McAllister Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-1613
E-mail: nistor@math.psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Numerical methods for PDEs, Finite Element Method, Numerical treatment of singularities in domain and coefficients, Scientific computing, Schrodinger operators, Elasiticity.

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William NoidWilliam Noid
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
528 Chemistry Building, University Park
Phone: 814-867-2387
E-mail: wnoid@chem.psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Theoretical/computational chemistry, Theoretical/computational biophysics/biochemistry, Theoretical molecular biology, Unfolded and intrinsically disordered proteins, Bioinformatics, Knowledge-based coarse-grained modeling, Many-body structural correlations, Inverse problems in statistical mechanics, Quantum/classical correspondence in vibrational spectroscopy, Ultrafast spectroscopy, Classical nonlinear response theory.

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Photo Not AvailableJeffrey Nucciarone
Senior Research Programmer, Information Technology Services
214F Computer Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-5333
E-mail: nucci@psu.edu

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
High Performance Computing and Visualization Group

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George OttoGeorge Otto
Manager, Visualization Group
Affiliate Professor of Architecture
222 Computer Building, University Park
Phone: 814-863-6112
E-mail: gho@psu.edu

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Photo Not AvailableEric Paterson
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Division Scientist, Computational Mechanics Division
Applied Research Lab, University Park
Phone: 814-865-7315
E-mail: egp11@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) applied to ship hydrodynamics, homeland security, and bioengineering. In ship hydrodynamics, we are developing and applying numerical algorithms for: multiphase VOF and level-set simulation of seakeeping and cavitation; 6D0F RANS simulation of marine-vehicle maneuvering; and fluid-structure interaction. In homeland security, we are using CFD to model transport and deposition of trace chemicals in devices such as explosives-detection portals, artificial noses, and in biological olfactory systems. In bioengineering CFD, we are developing models to simulate both hydrodynamic performance and blood damage in a variety of artificial heart pumps, including axial-flow turbines, positive-displacement pumps, and other novel concepts (such as a Tesla friction pump).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
ARL Computational Mechanics Division

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Daniel PerkinsDaniel Perkins
Professor, Agricultural & Extension Education
Director, Penn State Cooperative Extension's Children, Youth and Families are Resilient Initiative
107 Ferguson Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-6988
E-mail: dfp102@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Adolescent and Family Development, Assets, Risk & Protective Factors, Collaboration & Community Development, Contextual Influences on Development, Evaluation of Prevention & Intervention Programs, Civic Engagement in Youth, Prevention Science, Risk Behaviors & Resiliency, Theories of Adolescence, Youth Development.

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Mary PossMary Poss
Professor of Biology and Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
618 Mueller Laboratory, University Park
Phone: 814-867-1213
E-mail: mposs@bx.psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Viruses as rapidly evolving markers of host population dynamics, Emerging virus infections, Viruses and innate immunity, Pathogen interactions.

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Virendra PuriVirendra Puri
Distinguished Professor of Agricultural Engineering
229 Agricultural Engineering Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-3559
E-mail: avmpuri@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Powder Mechanics – Research focus includes: fundamental powder and powder mixture properties, multi-scale constitutive models, and computational models for powder processes; Food Processing – Research focus includes: engineering properties, and integrated multi-scale computational and predictive models.

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Padma RaghavanPadma Raghavan
Director, Institute for Cyber Science
Associate Vice President for Research and Director of Strategic Initiatives
Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
343K IST Building, 209 Life Sciences Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-9233
E-mail: raghavan@cse.psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Parallel Scientific Computing, Sparse Graph and Matrix Algorithms, Energy-Aware High-Performance Computing, and Computational Modeling, Simulation and Knowledge Extraction.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Padma Raghavan's Homepage

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Sofya RaskhodnikovaSofya Raskhodnikova
Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
343F IST Building, University Park
Phone: 814-863-0608
E-mail: sofya@cse.psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Randomized Algorithms, Computational Complexity, Private Data Analysis.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Sofya Raskhodnikova's Web Site

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Robert ReasonRobert Reason
Associate Professor of Education
400 Rackley Building, University Park
Phone: 814-863-3766
E-mail: rdr12@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: First-year student outcomes, student development in college environments and assessment in student affairs.

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Madhu ReddyMadhu Reddy
Assistant Professor of Information Sciences & Technology
321K IST Building, University Park
Phone: 814-863-6316
E-mail: mreddy@ist.psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Medical Informatics, Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, Human-Computer Interaction, and Information Sciences.

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Patrick ReedPatrick Reed
Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
212 Sackett Building, University Park
Phone: 814-863-2940
E-mail: preed@engr.psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Evolutionary Computing, Multi-objective Decision Support, Scientific Visualization, High-performance Computing.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Hydroinformatics Research Group
Three Faculty Members Receive National Science Foundation CAREER Awards

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Photo Not AvailableTim Reluga
Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Biology
109 McAllister Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-7527
E-mail: tcr2@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: My research interests concern the description, understand, and prediction of the dynamics of biological systems. This currently includes work in ecology, epidemiology, immunology, evolution, and a little economics. Applied math is the language I use to do this.

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Thomas RichardThomas Richard
Associate Professor of Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Director, Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment
225 Agricultural Engineering Building, University Park
Phone: 814-863-1031
E-mail: tlr20@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Microbial Systems Engineering, Sustainable Manure Management, Bioconversion of Lignicellulosic Biomass.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Thomas Richard's Web Site

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Photo Not AvailableFrank Ritter
Professor of Information Sciences and Technology, Psychology, and Computer Science & Engineering
316G Information Sciences and Technology Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-4453
E-mail: frank.ritter@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Cognitive Modeling, Cognitive Science, Human-computer Interaction, HPC for Model Optimization and Understanding.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Applied Cognitive Science Lab
ACS Lab Papers

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Michael RovineMichael Rovine
Professor of Human Development & Family Studies
Director, Methodology Consulting Center
119C Henderson Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-7094
E-mail: mr7@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Environmental Psychology; Structural Modeling with Both Continuous and Discrete Variables; Analyzing Longitudinal Data.

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Frank RuschFrank Rusch
Professor of Education (Special Education)
212 Cedar Building, University Park
Phone: 814-863-1757
E-mail: frr@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Model program development that will serve to reshape the futures of all secondary-aged youth with disabilities, redirecting resources toward the realistic goals of employment and/or post secondary education (community engagement), thereby promoting the economic, physical and psychological well being of an entire segment of our population — young adults with disabilities.

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Stephen SchaefferStephen Schaeffer
Associate Professor of Biology
208 Erwin W Mueller Laboratory, University Park
Phone: 814-865-3269
E-mail: swschaeffer@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Comparative Genomics, Genome Rearrangement, Population Genetics.

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Steven SchiffSteven Schiff
Brush Chair Professor of Engineering
Director of the Center for Neural Engineering
212 Earth-Engineering Sciences Building, University Park
Phone: 814-863-4210
E-mail: sschiff@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: I am a Pediatric Neurosurgeon, with particular interests in understanding the physics of dynamical disease of the nervous system and developing smart prosthetics.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Center for Neural Engineering
New Neural Engineering PhD Track in Engineering Sciences and Mechanics

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Peter SchifferPeter Schiffer
ICS Steering Committee
Associate Vice President for Research, Director of Strategic Initiatives
304 Old Main, University Park
Phone: 814-863-9658
E-mail: pes12@psu.edu

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Interdisciplinary Research

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Ann SchmiedekampAnn Schmiedekamp
Associate Professor of Physics
214 Woodland Building
Penn State Abington
Phone: 215-881-7572
E-mail: ams@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Computational Chemistry, QM/MM Calculations, Metalloproteins, Bioinorganic, Spin state, Spin Crossover.

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Suzanne ShontzSuzanne Shontz
Assistant Professor of Computer Science & Engineering
Co-Director of Scalable Scientific Computing Laboratory
343J IST Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-0193
E-mail: shontz@cse.psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Scientific and Parallel Computing, Mesh Generation, Numerical Optimization, Computational Materials Science, Computational Cardiology.

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Timothy SimpsonTimothy Simpson
Director of The Learning Factory
Professor of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering and Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering
314D Leonhard Building, University Park
Phone: 814-863-7136
E-mail: csd12@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Engineering design and design methodology, statistical approximations and design of experiments, and product family and product platform design.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Engineering Design & Optimization Group

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Kamini SinghaKamini Singha
Assistant Professor of Geosciences
311 Deike Building, University Park
Phone: 814-863-6649
E-mail: ksingha@geosc.psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Geophysical Inverse Problems, Fluid Flow and Solute Transport Modeling, Monte Carlo Methods, Data Fusion.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Kamini Singha's Homepage

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Anand SivasubramaniamAnand Sivasubramaniam
Professor of Computer Science & Engineering
Director of Embedded and Mobile Computing Center
Co-Director of Microsystems Design Lab and Computer Systems Lab
354A IST Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-1406
E-mail: axs53@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Designing, implementing, evaluating and tuning computer systems that span the spectrum of application domains from high performance clusters and shared memory multiprocessors, to embedded resource-constrained systems. His research methodology combines theoretical and experimental techniques to optimize performance, power consumption, and computation integrity characteristics of real-world systems. His current research focuses on scheduling and resource management for clusters, systems support for autonomic computing, power optimization in embedded/mobile and high-end servers, and high performance computer architectures.

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Aleksandra SlavkovicAleksandra Slavkovic
Assistant Professor of Statistics
412 Thomas Building, University Park
Phone: 814-863-4918
E-mail: sesa@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Usability evaluation methods, human performance in virtual environments, statistical data mining, application of statistics to social sciences, algebraic statistics, and statistical approaches to confidentiality and data disclosure. Her Ph.D. dissertation work focuses on statistical methodologies for disclosure limitation and data confidentiality and presents new theoretical links between disclosure limitation, statistical theory and computational algebraic geometry. It is a unique and interesting integration of diverse results from conditional specification of joint distribution, graphical models, disclosure limitation and algebraic statistics.

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Rudy SlingerlandRudy Slingerland
Professor of Geology
513 Deike Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-6892
E-mail: sling@geosc.psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Sedimentology, Clastic Stratigraphy, Earth Surface Processes, Geomorphology.

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Adam SmithAdam Smith
Assistant Professor of Computer Science & Engineering
338K IST Building, University Park
Phone: 814-863-0076
E-mail: asmith@cse.psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Cryptography, Database Privacy, Information Theory, Quantum Computing.

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Brian SmithBrian Smith
Associate Professor of Information Sciences & Technology
101E IST Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-4445
E-mail: bsmith@ist.psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: The use of computation to support and augment human performance and learning, ways ubiquitous computing technologies can be created to assist people in reflecting on prior beliefs and ways of doing. Examples of his work include video annotation systems for biology education, GPS-enabled cameras and image databases for history education, and interventions around photography and computer visualizations to promote awareness of personal health practices. Current projects are underway to explore information design for informal, everyday decision-making.

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Erica SmithwickErica Smithwick
Assistant Professor of Geography
Director, Landscape Ecology at Penn State
318 Walker Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-6693
E-mail: smithwick@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Landscape and Ecosystem eEology, Disturbance Ecology & Disturbance Synergies, Ecosystem Simulation Models, Climate Change and Ecosystem Carbon Storage, Fire and Soil Nitrogen, Microbial Community Composition and Function, Spatial Statistics.

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Jorge SofoJorge Sofo
Associate Professor of Physics, Materials Science and Engineering
Director, Materials Simulation Center
104 Davey Laboratory, PMB 172, University Park
Phone: 814-777-3450
E-mail: sofo@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Computational physics, Electronic structure of materials clusters, Surface Physics, Molecular Dynamics.

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Jorge Sofo's Publications
Materials Simulation Center

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Allan SonstebyAllan Sonsteby
Senior Research Associate/Associate Director, Office Head, Communications and Navigation Office, Applied Research Laboratory
300 ARL Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-7299
E-mail: ags@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Crisis management and emergency response; Cyber security and privacy; Information and image fusion; Search, information retrieval and digital library

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Photo Not AvailableDavid Stauffer
Associate Professor/Senior Research Associate of Meteorology
621 Walker Building, University Park
Phone: 814-863-3932
E-mail: stauffer@meteo.psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: All areas of Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP), including probabilistic weather and model ensembles, four-dimensional data assimilation (e.g., nudging, adjoint methods, variational methods, ensemble Kalman filters, hybrid data assimilation methods), physical parameterizations and coupled models (e.g., boundary layer, land-surface, parameterized versus explicit convection), and process studies (e.g., boundary layer and land-surface processes, land-surface and convective boundary layer heterogeneity, stable boundary layer phenomena, meteorological modeling for air-quality and transport and dispersion applications, shallow and deep convection, terrain-forced circulations, coastal-zone meteorology, cold-air damming, tropical cyclones).

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Jeffrey StoneJeffrey Stone
Instructor in Information Sciences and Technology
101D Classroom Building
Penn State Schuylkill
Phone: 570-385-6267
E-mail: jas86@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Computer and Information Science Pedagogy, Public Policy and Municipal Wireless Networks, Organizational Behavior and Information Technology, Technology Skills and State Standards.

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Jeffrey Stone's Research

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Anne ThompsonAnne Thompson
Professor of Meteorology
510 Walker Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-0479
E-mail: anne@met.psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Observational and modeling interests in: (1) air-sea exchange and biogeochemical cycling; (2) early studies of chemical-climate links, pollution, oxidizing capacity; (3) remote sensing; (4) trace gas variability from natural, anthropogenic causes (aviation, biomass burning).

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Photo Not AvailableBlair Tuttle
Associate Professor of Physics
1 Prischak Building
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
Phone: 814-898-6311
E-mail: brt10@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Computational Materials Physics, Nano-electronics, Multi-scale Modeling.

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Thorsten WagenerThorsten Wagener
Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
226B Sackett Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-567
E-mail: thorsten@engr.psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Analysis and Modeling of Hydrologic and Environmental Systems, Uncertainty Analysis, Sensitivity Analysis.

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Hai WangHai Wang
Assistant Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
212A Dawson Building
Penn State Worthington Scranton
Phone: 570-963-2559
E-mail: haiwang@ist.psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Information Assurance, Computer and Network Security, Database Security.

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James WangJames Wang
Professor of Information Sciences & Technology
313C IST Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-7889
E-mail: wang@ist.psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Automatic image tagging, semantics-sensitive image retrieval, image security, biomedical informatics, computational aesthetics, story picturing, art image retrieval, and computer vision.

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Qian WangQian Wang
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
325 Leonhard Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-8281
E-mail: quw6@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Robust control, Nonlinear Control, System Dynamics with Applications in Mechanical and Aerospace Systems; Optimization Algorithms and Soft Computing; Applications of Control Theory to Information and Computer Systems.

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Annmarie WardAnnmarie Ward
Assistant Professor of Education
Associate Director of the Center for Science And The Schools
182A Chambers Building, University Park
Phone: 814-863-5240
E-mail: arw192@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Influence of science content knowledge on teaching practices of elementary student teachers and design of content courses that address problematic content-related teaching practices.

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Denice WardropDenice Wardrop
Senior Research Associate/ Associate Professor of Geography and Ecology
Associate Director, Riparia
302 Walker Building, University Park
Phone: 814-863-1005
E-mail: dhw110@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Impacts of Human Disturbance on Wetlands, Plant Community Dynamics, Theoretical Applied Ecology, Landscape analysis.

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Douglas WernerDouglas Werner
Professor of Electrical Engineering
Senior Scientist, ARL
211A Electrical Engineering East, University Park
Phone: 814-863-2946
E-mail: dhw@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Theoretical and computational electromagnetics with applications to antenna theory and design, phased array systems, conformal antennas, microwave devices, wireless and personal communication systems, electromagnetic wave interactions with novel materials, electromagnetic metamaterials, tiling theory, fractal and knot electrodynamics, neural networks, genetic algorithms and particle swarm optimization.

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Tim WhiteTim White
Senior Research Associate, Earth and Environmental Systems Institute
2217 Earth-Engineering Sciences Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-2213
E-mail: tswhite@essc.psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Field-based Sedimentary Geology, Paleoclimatology, Paleopedology, Chemostratigraphy, Organic Petrology, Hydrogeology.

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Yuan XieYuan Xie
Associate Professor of Computer Science & Engineering
354E IST Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-7496
E-mail: yuanxie@cse.psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: VLSI Design, Computer Architecture, Embedded Systems Design, Electronics Design Automation.

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Heng XuHeng Xu
Assistant Professor of Information Sciences & Technology
307C IST Building, University Park
Phone: 814-867-0469
E-mail: hxu@ist.psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Dr. Xu leads the Privacy Assurance Lab (PAL), an inter-disciplinary research group working on a diverse set of projects related to understanding and assuring information privacy.
Currently focused on the interplay between social and technological issues associated with information privacy, Xu approaches privacy issues through a combination of empirical, theoretical and technical research efforts. Her research projects deal with the impact of novel technologies on individuals' privacy perceptions, strategic management of firms' information privacy practices, and design and empirical evaluations of privacy-enhancing technologies.

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Heng Xu's Web Site

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Tao YaoTao Yao
Assistant Professor of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering
349 Leonhard Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-8040
E-mail: taoyao@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Applications: Decision Making under Uncertainty, Real Options, Financial Engineering, Manufacturing and Service Operations, Information Systems, New Product Development, Energy
Methodology: Stochastic Models, Optimization, Game Theory.

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Savash YavuzkurtSavash Yavuzkurt
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
201B Reber Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-3340
E-mail: sqy@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Computational Turbulent Flows, Gas Turbine Heat Transfer, CO2 Sequestration, Turbulent Flows (experimental and theoretical), Convective Heat Transfer, Experimental Methods, Combustion and Alternate Energy Sources.

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John YenJohn Yen
University Professor of Information Sciences & Technology
Director, Strategic Research Initiatives, College of Information Sciences & Technology
Director, Laboratory for Intelligent Agents
316B IST Building, University Park
Phone: 814-865-6179
E-mail: jyen@ist.psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Intelligent Agents, Artificial Intelligence, Soft Computing, and Bioinformatics.

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George YoungGeorge Young
Professor of Meteorology
503 Walker Building, University Park
Phone: 814-863-4228
E-mail: young@meteo.psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Observational and Diagnostic Studies of Turbulence and Mesoscale Weather Systems, Forecast Technique Development and Implementation.

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Yu ZhangYu Zhang
Assistant Professor of Statistics
514B Wartik Laboratory, University Park
Phone: 814-867-0780
E-mail: yuzhang@stat.psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Computational Biology, Disease Association, Genetics.

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Yu Zhang's Personal Homepage

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Linghao ZhongLinghao Zhong
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
6240 Sci-Tech Building, Penn State Mont Alto
Phone: 717-749-6240
E-mail: luz4@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Computer Simulation on Proteins: Prion Protein Folding, Cellulase Catalysis; Biodiesel Process.

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Minghui ZhuMinghui Zhu
Dorothy Quiggle Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
227E Electrical Engineering West, University Park
Phone: 814-865-5315
E-mail: muz16@psu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Systems and control, multi-agent networks, distributed algorithms, robotics.

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