Meet the ICDS Team

Faculty Directory

Our affiliated faculty and researchers come from a wide range of disciplines. Learn more about our computational and data sciences community–browse the list of affiliates below.

Want to engage with our community? Check out our ICDS Affiliates and Associates ProgramThis program is open to Penn State faculty, researchers, staff, and students, and to research collaborators at other institutions.

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Abdullah 

Saeed Abdullah 

  • Assistant Professor
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Information Science and Technology

Office: E329 Westgate Building

Email: saeed@psu.edu

Research Focuses: My human-centric research spans the domains of ubiquitous computing, data science, and pervasive health technologies. I am particularly interested in developing novel assessment and intervention methods to support health and well-being.

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Kofi Adu

Adu

Kofi Adu

  • Associate Professor of Physics
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Physics

Office: 103C Sheetz Family Health Center, Penn State Altoona

Email: cxa269@psu.edu

Phone: 814-940-3335

Research Focuses: Computation and simulation at nanoscale of interfacial effects on properties of composites; using nanoscale interfacial engineering to enhance properties of ultraconductors

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Reka Albert

Albert

Reka Albert

  • Distinguished Professor
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Physics, Biology

Office: 122 Davey Laboratory, University Park

Email: ralbert@phys.psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-6123

Research Focuses: Theoretical modeling

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Albohn

Daniel Albohn

  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Psychology

Email: dna5021@psu.edu

Research Focuses: My research interests fall at the intersection of social perception, vision, and computer science. My recent work has examined how individuals extract subtle and explicit information from socially salient stimuli (e.g., the face), and use this information to form first impressions that have downstream consequences, such as stereotypes and prejudicial behavior. Developing computational models to extract and predict this information is critical for a number of fields and applications, including objective assessment, predicting future behavior, and developing strategies for maladaptive behavior remediation.

 

Allain

Jean Paul Allain

  • Head of the Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering
  • Lloyd and Dorothy Foehr Huck Chair in Plasma Medicine in the Huck Institutes for Life Sciences
  • Professor of biomedical engineering
  • ICDS Co-hire

Department: Nuclear Engineering; Biomedical Engineering

Office: 206 Hallowell Building

Email: jma6442@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-8575

Research Focuses: Surface and interface science, in-situ surface characterization techniques, plasma-surface interactions, radiation Interactions with soft matter, magnetic nuclear fusion boundary physics, inorganic surface-biomatter interface response to radiation, laser-based post-ionization techniques, soft X-ray sources for detection, compact plasma-based neutron and photon sources, nanolithography, ultra-thin oxide films for advanced semiconductors, advanced materials for radiation detection

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Brent Ambrose

Ambrose

Brent Ambrose

  • Smeal Professor of Risk Management
  • Director, Institute for Real Estate Studies
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Risk Management

Office: 381 Business Building, University Park

Email: bwa10@psu.edu

Phone: 814-867-0066

Research Focuses: Issues related to Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs); loss mitigation programs associated with mortgage default and foreclosure; Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs); fixed-income securities, consumer credit contracts

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Jay Amicangelo

Amicangelo

Jay Amicangelo

  • Professor of Chemistry
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Chemistry

Office: School of Science, H-30, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

Email: jca11@psu.edu

Phone: 814-898-6334

Research Focuses: Computational chemistry, quantum chemistry, Ab Initio methods, density functional theory methods

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Charles Ammon

Ammon

Charles Ammon

  • Professor of Geoscience
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Geosciences

Office: 440 Deike Building, University Park

Email: charlesammon@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-2310

Research Focuses: The earthquake process, Earth's interior, seismic observations

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Khai Chung Ang

Ang

Khai Chung Ang

  • Research Associate, Department of Pathology & Jake Gittlen Laboratories for Cancer Research
  • Scientific Director, Zebrafish Functional Genomics Core
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Pathology

Office: 500 University Drive Hershey, PA 17033

Email: kca2@psu.edu

Phone: 717-531-4704

Research Focuses: Genetics of human skin pigmentation and its evolution from human migration out-of-Africa; utilization of zebrafish to test polymorphisms responsible for lighter skin color; population-specific reference genome; Genome Asia 100K consortium; microCT, environmental toxicology

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Archetti

Marco Archetti

  • Associate Professor of Biology
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Biology

Office: 210W Millennium Science Complex

Email: mua972@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-4383

Research Focuses: Game Theory, Evolutionary Genetics, Dynamics of Cancer

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Arguelles

Andrea Arguelles

  • Assistant Professor
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Office: 409C Earth and Engineering Sciences Building

Email: aza821@psu.edu

Research Focuses: Analytical and computational modeling of wave propagation in heterogeneous media. Use of ultrasonic methods, modeling, and analysis of advanced materials and microstructure characterization.

 

Armache

Jean-Paul Armache

  • Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Office: 428 South Frear Laboratory

Email: jza449@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-0152

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Antonio Armaou

Armaou

Antonios Armaou

  • Professor of Chemical Engineering
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Chemical Engineering

Office: 170 Fenske Laboratory, University Park

Email: armaou@engr.psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-1375

Research Focuses: 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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Abhay Ashtekar

Ashtekar

Abhay Ashtekar

  • Eberly Family Chair, Department of Physics
  • Director, Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Physics

Office: 104 Davey Laboratory, University Park

Email: ashtekar@gravity.psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-9601

Research Focuses: General relativity, cosmology, quantum gravity, computational quantum cosmology

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Asad Azemi

Azemi

Asad Azemi

  • Associate Professor of Engineering
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering

Office: Tomezsko Classroom Building, 207 L, Penn State Brandywine

Email: azemi@psu.edu

Phone: 610-892-1421

Research Focuses: Signal modeling and estimation, intelligent systems, computational biology, bioinformatics, chaos

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Basak

Amrita Basak

  • Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Mechanical Engineering

Office: 233 Reber Building

Email: aub1526@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-1323

Research Focuses: Design & Manufacturing; Manufacturing; Mechanical Sciences; Multiscale and Multiphysics Modeling, Computational Analysis; Sensors & Controls; Thermal/Fluid Sciences

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Bastian

Nathaniel Bastian

  • Instructor of Supply Chain and Information Systems
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Supply Chain and Information Systems

Office: 220 Business Building

Email: ndbastian@psu.edu

Phone: 570-809-3619

Research Focuses: My current research is investigating the design and development of a computationally intelligent decision-support system for automated network vulnerability assessment at scale. This research is directly supporting collaborative efforts in cyber autonomy for the Army Cyber Institute at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. To provide intelligent cybersecurity data analytics, my research explores the science of information, computation, learning, and fusion as it pertains to the use of artificial intelligence for adaptive, structural cyberpattern discovery, learning, reasoning and decision-making. Autonomous cyber vulnerability assessment tools are needed that can work in conjunction with human cybersecurity analysts to provide greater coverage of a network over more sustained periods of time. The tools should be given a logical network coverage area and then work independently to discover vulnerabilities within that area while alerting the analyst only when they find significant vulnerabilities that require immediate attention. Autonomy is necessary to reduce cognitive workload of the cybersecurity analyst so that he/she can focus on more operational-level tasks, such as determining the most critical parts of the network to scan based on mission criticality and current cyber threat intelligence.  This research will provide new capabilities to: 1) shift emphasis from sensing to information awareness; 2) understand the underpinning of cyber autonomy; 3) relieve human cybersecurity analyst cognitive overload in dealing with the data deluge problem; and 4) enhance human-machine interface in information processing. In addition, this research has the potential to: 1) cope with various complex disparate data/information types; 2) integrate a diversity of unique reasoning and learning components collaborating simultaneously; 3) bridge correlational with causal discovery; 4) determine solutions or obstructions to local-to-global data fusion problems; 5) mechanize reasoning/learning and computing in the same computational environment; 6) yield provably efficient procedures to enable or facilitate cyber data analytics; and 7) deal with high-dimensional and massive cyber datasets with provably guaranteed performance.

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Bastien

Fabienne Bastien

  • Assistant Research Professor
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Astronomy and Astrophysics

Office: 415 Davey Lab

Email: fxb21@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-6841

Research Focuses: stellar variability, particularly that of Sun-like stars, and how this variability impacts exoplanet detection and characterization

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Thomas Beatty

Beatty

Thomas Beatty

  • Assistant Research Professor
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Astronomy and Astrophysics

Office: 420 Davey Lab

Email: tbeatty@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-7346

Research Focuses: Observational studies of exoplanets, exoplanet detection and atmosphere characterization; observational data from ground- and space-based telescopes; spectroscopy; flux time series measurements of exoplanets; sensitivity mapping; machine learning

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Scott Bennett

Bennett

Scott Bennett

  • Distinguished Professor of Political Science
  • Associate Dean for Research, College of the Liberal Arts
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Political Science

Office: 318 Pond Lab, University Park

Email: dsb10@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-6566

Research Focuses: International conflict, insurgencies, agent-based simulation models, war, peace, quantitative analysis of international relations

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Seth Blumsack

Blumsack

Seth Blumsack

  • Professor of Energy and Mineral Engineering
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Energy and Mineral Engineering

Office: 124 Hosler Building, University Park

Email: sethb@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-7597

Research Focuses: Clean fuels & catalysis, energy economics, petroleum & natural gas engineering, stationary power, sustainable energy, transportation, Initiative for Sustainable Electric Power Systems

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Ali Borhan

Borhan

Ali Borhan

  • Professor of Chemical Engineering
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Chemical Engineering

Office: 122 Fenske Laboratory, University Park

Email: borhan@engr.psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-3509

Research Focuses: Interfacial flows, transport phenomena, capillary and wetting phenomena, complex fluids, hydrodynamic stability

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Elizabeth Boyer

Boyer

Elizabeth Boyer

  • Professor of Water Resources
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Ecosystem Science and Management

Office: 304 Forest Resources Building, University Park

Email: ewb100@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-8330

Research Focuses: Hydrological and ecological processes that affect water quality and quantity; impact of human activities and environmental variability on streams, rivers, and estuaries; design and implementation of land management programs and policies to mitigate pollution

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Niel Brandt

Brandt

Niel Brandt

  • Verne M. Willaman Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Astronomy and Astrophysics

Office: 507 Davey Laboratory, University Park

Email: wnb3@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-3509

Research Focuses: Large-scale x-ray data analysis, spectral modeling, variability modeling, source detection, data mining

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Susan Brantley

Brantley

Susan Brantley

  • Distinguished Professor of Geosciences
  • Director of Earth and Environmental Systems Institute
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Geosciences

Office: 2217 Earth & Engineering Sciences Bldg (225B), University Park

Email: brantley@essc.psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-3191

Research Focuses: Chemical and physical processes associated with circulation of aqueous fluids in shallow hydrogeologic settings; theoretical modeling; measurement and prediction of rates of natural processes, including chemical weathering and natural degassing, effect of microbial life on mineral reactivity

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Sean Brennan

Brennan

Sean Brennan

  • Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineer
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Mechanical Engineering

Office: 318 Leonhard Building, University Park

Email: sbrennan@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-2430

Research Focuses: Simulation of vehicle dynamics, inverse problems, Monte-Carlo simulation, data fusion, image processing, robust control synthesis, allometric scalability of robots, autonomous vehicle development

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Timothy Brick

Brick

Timothy Brick

  • Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
  • ICDS Co-hire

Department: Human Development and Family Studies

Office: 231 HHD Building, University Park

Email: tbrick@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-4868

Research Focuses: Human-environment interaction, interpersonal interaction, statistics to analyze these kinds of interactions, data collection and analysis

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Nicole Brown

Brown

Nicole Brown

  • Associate Professor of Wood Products
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Office: 202 Forest Resources Building, University Park

Email: nrb10@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-7423

Research Focuses: Adhesives, wood composites, cellulosic materials, bacterial cellulose, polymer science, chemistry of wood biopolymers, other chemical treatments of wood.

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Brown

Nathan Brown

  • Assistant Professor
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Architectural Engineering

Office: 217 Engineering Unit A

Email: ncb5048@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-9305

Research Focuses: Building Structural Systems; Interdisciplinary Building Systems Interest areas also include: Conceptual design, sustainable design, structural and multi-objective optimization, computational design tools, applications of data science to building design.

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William Brune

Brune

William Brune

  • Distinguished Professor of Meteorology
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Meteorology and Atmospheric Science

Office: 504 Wagner Building, University Park

Email: brune@meteo.psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-3286

Research Focuses: 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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Orfeu Buxton

Buxton

Orfeu Buxton

  • Professor of Biobehavioral Health
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Biobehavioral Health

Office: 206 Biobehavioral Health Building, University Park

Email: omb104@psu.edu

Phone: 814-867-5707

Research Focuses: Causes of sleep deficiency, health consequences of sleep deficiency, biomarkers

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Calovi

Martina Calovi

  • Postdoctoral Scholar
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Geography

Email: mxc895@psu.edu

Research Focuses: My research interests cover Geographical Information Science applied to natural disaster and emergencies, climate change, extreme weather events forecast, data fusion, interactions and coexistence between human and physical environment, and the managerial implications of geographical analyses into the decision-making process.

 

Carmona Benitez

Maria del Carmen Carmona Benitez

  • Assistant Professor of Physics
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Physics

Email: carmona@psu.edu

Research Focuses: Search for dark matter (LUX and LZ experiments)

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Zyad Carr

Carr

Zyad Carr

  • Assistant Professor and Attending Anesthesiologist and Intensivist
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Office: 500 University Drive, H187, Hershey, PA 17033

Email: zcarr@pennstatehealth.psu.edu

Phone: 717-531-6597

Research Focuses: Large scale outcomes in ICU patients, sepsis, genetic phenotypes of multiple organ dysfunction, ICU delirium and postoperative cognitive dysfunction

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John Carroll

Carroll

John Carroll

  • Distinguished Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
  • Director, Center for Human-Computer Interaction
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Information Sciences and Technology

Office: 307H Westgate Building, University Park

Email: jmc56@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-2476

Research Focuses: Methods and theory for human-centered design; Internet tools for collaborative learning and problem solving; creating and sustaining community

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Jeffrey Catchmark

Catchmark

Jeffrey Catchmark

  • Associate Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Department: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Office: 109 Agricultural Engineering Building, University Park

Email: jcatchmark@engr.psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-0414

Research Focuses: Transporter-mediated regulation of neuronal homeostasis; role of serotonin in complex behavior; 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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Guido Cervone

Cervone

Guido Cervone

  • Professor of Geography
  • Associate Director, Institute for Computational and Data Sciences
  • ICDS Co-hire

Department: Geography

Office: 205 Walker Building, University Park

Email: cervone@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-0179

Research Focuses: Remote sensing, environmental hazards, geoinformatics, social media

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Long Qing Chen

Chen

Long-Qing Chen

  • Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Materials Science and Engineering

Office: 102 Steidle Building, University Park

Email: lqc3@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-8101

Research Focuses: 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

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Chen

Pinlei Chen

  • Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering

Office: 215C Sackett Building

Email: pzc216@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-4026

Research Focuses: Structural Engineering and Mechanics Computational mechanics Stabilized method Multiphysics problems

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Keith Cheng

Cheng

Keith Cheng

  • Professor of Pathology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Pharmacology
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Pathology

Office: Room C7866A, Penn State Hershey College of Medicine

Email: kcheng@psu.edu

Phone: 717-531-5635

Research Focuses: Cancer genetics, genomic instability, cell differentiation, genetics of human pigmentation, web-based zebrafish atlas, image informatics, SNP database analysis

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Huanyu Cheng

Cheng

Huanyu Cheng

  • Dorothy Quiggle Professor in Engineering
  • Assistant Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 307D Earth and Engineering Sciences Building

Email: huanyu.cheng@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-5945

Research Focuses: Design and manufacturing of wearable tattoo sensors capable of dissolving in the human body or the environment

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Guangqing Chi

Chi

Guangqing Chi

  • Associate Professor of Rural Sociology and Demography and Public Health Sciences
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education

Office: 112E Armsby Building, University Park

Email: gchi@psu.edu

Phone: 814-63-8245

Research Focuses: Climate change, land use, and community resilience; critical infrastructure/transportation, population change, and population health within the smart cities framework; computational and spatial analysis; spatial demography

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Francesca Chiaromonte

Chiaromonte

Francesca Chiaromonte

  • Professor of Statistics
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Statistics

Office: 518 Wartik Lab, University Park

Email: chiaro@stat.psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-7075

Research Focuses: Bioinformatics, genomics, alignment scoring methodology, genome dynamics, meteorological data analysis, multivariate analysis and regression, computational statistics, Markov models

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Sy-Miin Chow

Chow

Sy-Miin Chow

  • Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Human Development and Family Studies

Office: 409 BBH Building, University Park

Email: symiin@psu.edu

Phone: 814-867-2131

Research Focuses: Longitudinal and dynamic models, differential equation models, time series models, state-space models, emotion, aging, child development, family dynamics, prevention

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Robert Collins

Collins

Robert Collins

  • Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
  • Co-Director of the Lab for Perception, Action and Cognition
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Computer Science and Engineering

Office: 354H IST Building, University Park

Email: rcollins@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-1944

Research Focuses: Computer vision, with emphasis on video scene understanding, human body segmentation, activity analysis, and real-time tracking

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David Conroy

Conroy

David Conroy

  • Professor of Kinesiology and Human Development & Family Studies
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Kinesiology

Office: 268U Recreation Building

Email: conroy@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-3451

Research Focuses: Behavioral interventions to promote health and well-being

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Doug Cowen

Cowen

Doug Cowen

  • Professor of Physics
  • Professor of Astronomy & Astrophysics
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics

Office: 104 Davey Laboratory, University Park

Email: cowen@phys.psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-5943

Research Focuses: Particle astrophysics, neutrinos, neutrino detection

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Vincent Crespi

Crespi

Vincent Crespi

  • Distinguished Professor of Physics and Materials Science and Engineering
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Physics, Materials Science and Engineering

Office: 326 Davey Laboratory, University Park

Email: nanoprof@mac.com

Phone: 814-863-0163

Research Focuses: 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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Cullina

Daniel Cullina

  • Assistant Professor
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Electrical Engineering

Office: 111H Electrical Engineering West

Email: dqc5596@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-9885

Research Focuses: Communications, Information Theory, and Coding over Networked Systems; Data Science and Artificial Intelligence; Security and Privacy

 

Ismaila Dabo

Dabo

Ismaila Dabo

  • Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Materials Science and Engineering

Office: N-241 Millennium Science Complex, University Park

Email: dabo@matse.psu.edu

Phone: 814-867-4886

Research Focuses: Energy conversion and storage, computational materials science, quantum and multiscale simulations, novel computational methods, materials for electrochemistry, materials for photochemistry, spectroscopy of materials

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Sharon Dale

Dale

Sharon Dale

  • Professor of Art History and Arts Administration
  • Program Chair, Arts Administration
  • Program Chair, Digital Media, Arts, and Technology
  • ICDS Associate

Department: School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Office: 136 Kochel Center, Penn State Behrend

Email: sxd4@psu.edu

Phone: 814-898-6208

Research Focuses: Iconography; hagiography; papal diplomacy; Italian Renaissance art; Italian fourteenth-century history; digital media, arts, and technology

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Davenport

Emily Davenport

  • Assistant Professor
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Biology

Office: 305 Wartik Laboratory

Email: exd44@psu.edu

Research Focuses: The Davenport lab seeks to understand the complex relationship humans have with our microbiomes. What determines gut microbiome composition? Does the microbiome affect our health? What's the evolutionary relationship humans have with our microbiomes? We answer these questions using a genomic perspective, with high-throughput microbiome and metagenomic sequencing technologies and novel computational and statistical techniques.

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Kenneth Davis

Davis

Kenneth Davis

  • Professor of Meteorology
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Meteorology and Atmospheric Science

Office: 512 Walker Building, University Park

Email: davis@meteo.psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-8601

Research Focuses: 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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Dawson

Rebekah Dawson

  • Assistant professor
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Astronomy and Astrophysics

Office: 419 Davey Lab

Email: rdawson@psu.edu

Phone: (814) 863-9553

Research Focuses: Extra-solar planets, debris disks, dynamics of planetary and satellite systems, the Kuiper Belt, planet formation, signal processing

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de Viveiros

Luis de Viveiros

  • Assistant Professor of Physics
  • ICDS Associate

Email: ldeviveiros@psu.edu

Research Focuses: Dark Matter and Neutrino Mass Group, measurement of the neutrino mass, using novel radio-frequency techniques (Project 8 experiment), direct detection of dark matter, using liquid noble gas detectors (LUX and LZ experiments).

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Matthew Decker

Decker

Matthew Decker

  • CIO/Director of IT, Applied Research Lab
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Applied Research Lab

Office: 1600J ARL West, University Park

Email: med37@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-7657

Research Focuses: Information technology services; information security

 

del Castillo

Enrique del Castillo

  • Distinguished Professor of Industrial Engineering
  • Professor of Statistics
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Industrial Engineering, Statistics

Office: 310 Leonhard Building

Email: exd13@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-6408

Research Focuses: Control and optimization of models for complex data structures: profile (functional) data, surface data, spatial data, and shape data

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Daniel Dellaposta

DellaPosta

Daniel DellaPosta

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Sociology and Criminology

Office: 503 Oswald Tower

Email: djd78@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-8709

Research Focuses: Social networks in the political and economic arenas; how interdependent actors collectively shape social structure

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Melik Demirel

Demirel

Melik Demirel

  • Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 205A Earth and Engineering Sciences Building

Email: mdemirel@engr.psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-2270

Research Focuses: Programmable molecular materials; bridging the interfaces among molecular biology, genomics, biotechnology, mechanics, large-scale computation, materials science, engineering design, and manufacturing

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Bruce Desmarais

Desmarais

Bruce Desmarais

  • Associate Professor of Political Science
  • ICDS Co-hire

Department: Political Science

Office: 230 Pond Lab, University Park

Email: bbd5087@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-8859

Research Focuses: Development and application of statistical methods to study of social and political systems, interdependence and structural complexity, network analysis, international conflict and cooperation among countries, campaign finance and co-sponsorship networks in the US Congress, digital communication networks in local government, diffusion of public policies across the US states, the interconnectedness of scientific research and US regulatory policymaking

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John Domico

Domico

John Domico

  • Manager of Information Systems
  • ICDS Associate

Department: School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Office: 111H Information Science and Technology Building, University Park

Email: domico@cse.psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-3757

Research Focuses: Systems planning, system and network administration, directing technical staff, project management

 

Cheng Dong

Dong

Cheng Dong

  • Distinguished Professor of Bioengineering
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Bioengineering

Office: 233 Hallowell Building, University Park

Email: cxd23@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-8091

Research Focuses: Biomechanical, biophysical, and biochemical aspects of cellular function in the circulatory system; cellular biomechanics, leukocyte rheology, cell signaling, cancer immunology, and metastases; mathematical modeling of cellular behavior; micro-hemodynamics, cell adhesion, cell migration, intercellular and intracellular signaling, systems biology, and cell signaling network modeling; impact of tumor microenvironment on leukocyte and/or endothelial immune functions

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Corina Drapaca

Drapaca

Corina Drapaca

  • Associate Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 3307D Earth-Engineering Sciences Building, University Park

Email: csd12@psu.edu

Phone: 814-867-2313

Research Focuses: Brain biomechanics, computational mechanics, medical image processing, elastography and inverse problems

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Drew Patrick

Drew

Patrick Drew

  • Assistant Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics
  • Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: W317 Millennium Science Complex, University Park

Email: pjd17@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-1473

Research Focuses: Relationship between neural activity and hemodynamic signals in the brain; electrophysiology and imaging techniques; computer vision and signal processing

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Jing Du

Du

Jing Du

  • Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Mechanical Engineering

Office: 316B Leonhard Building, University Park

Email: jingdu@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-1043

Research Focuses: Solid mechanics, fracture mechanics, contact adhesion, biomechanics and biomaterials, bio-inspired design, medical devices, electronic devices

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Patrick Dudas

Dudas

Patrick Dudas

  • Data Visualization Software Engineer for Life Sciences
  • Advanced Technical Services
  • ICDS Affiliate

Office: 222A Computer Building

Email: pmd19@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-7833

 

Edward Dudley

Dudley

Edward Dudley

  • Professor of Food Science
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Food Science

Office: 427 Rodney A. Erickson Food Science Building, University Park

Email: egd100@psu.edu

Phone: 814-867-0439

Research Focuses: Molecular biology, genomics, foodborne pathogens, E. coli O157:H7, genome sequencing

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Derek Elsworth

Elsworth

Derek Elsworth

  • Professor of Energy and Geo-Environmental Engineering
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Energy and Mineral Engineering, Geosciences

Office: 231 Hosler Building, University Park

Email: elsworth@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-2225

Research Focuses: Computational fluid and solid mechanics, heat transfer, finite element methods, discontinuum models

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Erickson

Seth Erickson

  • Software Curation Librarian
  • ICDS Associate

Department: University Libraries

Office: Research Informatics and Publishing

Email: sre53@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-1580

Research Focuses: Open Science, Scientific Computing, Science and Technology Studies

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Turgay Ertekin

Ertekin

Turgay 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
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering

Office: 115 Hosler Building, University Park

Email: eur@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-6082

Research Focuses: 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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Jenni Evans

Evans

Jenni Evans

  • Professor of Meteorology
  • Director, Institute for Computational and Data Sciences
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Meteorology and Atmospheric Science

Office: 509 Walker Building, University Park

Email: Jenni.Evans@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-3240

Research Focuses: Climate, numerical weather prediction, tropical meteorology, tropical cyclones, statistical meteorology, convection studies

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Darryl Farber

Farber

Darryl Farber

  • Assistant Professor of Engineering Design
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: chool of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs

Office: 201G Old Botany, University Park

Email: dlf112@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-3042

Research Focuses: Environmental, societal, and ethical implications of nanotechnology; how emerging technologies contribute to a global sustainable energy and waste system, the societal and ethical implications of those technological systems; decommissioning of nuclear facilities; nuclear technology; economic impact analysis; impacts of landfill/waste-to-energy facility in Centre County, PA

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Fast

Stephen Fast

  • Cyber Innovation Strategy Lead
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Applied Research Laboratory

Office: 5300A ARL Building, University ParkElectromagnetic Propagation, Radio Meteorology, RF Modeling and Simulation, EM Computational Techniques, Numerical Modeling, Software Engineering

Email: saf8@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-2425

Research Focuses: Electromagnetic propagation, radio meteorology, RF modeling and simulation, EM computational techniques, numerical modeling, software engineering

 

Eric Feigelson

Feigelson

Eric Feigelson

  • Distinguished Senior Scholar
  • Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Astronomy and Astrophysics

Office: 407 Davey Lab, University Park

Email: e5f@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-0162

Research Focuses: Star formation, X-Ray astronomy, astrostatistics

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Fichthorn

Kristen Fichthorn

  • Merrell Fenske Professor of Chemical Engineering and Professor of Physics

Department: Chemical Engineering

Office: 403 Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building

Email: kaf2@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-4807

Research Focuses: Interfaces and Surfaces

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Wayne Figurelle

Figurelle

Wayne Figurelle

  • Assistant Director

Office: 224D Computer Building

Email: wfigure@psu.edu

Phone: 814-777-2965

 

Karen Fisher Vanden

Fisher-Vanden

Karen Fisher-Vanden

  • Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Agricultural Economics

Office: 113 Armsby Building, University Park

Email: kaf26@psu.edu

Phone: 814-867-2752

Research Focuses: Economic and integrated assessment modeling for climate change policy analysis; economic instruments for pollution control; technology development in developing countries and implications for energy use and carbon emissions

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Foley

Brad Foley

  • Assistant Professor of Geosciences
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Geosciences

Office: 503 Deike Building

Email: bjf5382@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-6711

Research Focuses: Mantle dynamics Plate tectonics Evolution of terrestrial planets Climate-tectonic interactions

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Eric Ford

Ford

Eric Ford

  • Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • ICDS Co-hire

Department: Astronomy and Astrophysics

Office: 428A Davey Laboratory, University Park

Email: ebf11@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-5558

Research Focuses: Extrasolar planetary systems, planet formation and orbital evolution, detection & characterization of exoplanets, astrobiology, astrostatistics, cyberscience & high-performance scientific computing

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Forest

Chris Forest

  • Professor of Climate Dynamics
  • Earth and Environmental Systems Institute Associate
  • Associate Director, Network for Sustainable Climate Risk Management (SCRiM)
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Meteorology and Atmospheric Science

Office: 507 Walker Building

Email: ceforest@psu.edu

Phone: (814) 865-0710

Research Focuses: climate dynamics; earth system modeling; uncertainty quantification; climate risk estimation;

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Gartner

Scott Sigmund Gartner

  • Professor of International Affairs
  • Director
  • ICDS Associate

Department: School of International Affairs

Office: University Park

Email: ssg13@psu.edu

Phone: (814) 867-2789

Research Focuses: I study counter-terrorism, national security, cyber-security and international conflict management.

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Charles Gaston

Gaston

Charles Gaston

  • Assistant Professor of Engineering
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Engineering

Office: Penn State York

Email: cag9@psu.edu

Phone: 717-771-4155

Research Focuses: Voting technology, election systems, DRE voting machines.

 

Melissa Gervais

Gervais

Melissa Gervais

  • Assistant Professor of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
  • ICDS Co-hire

Department: Meteorology and Atmospheric Science

Office: 505 Walker Building, University Park

Email: mmg62@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-3920

Research Focuses: Climate simulation, ocean temperatures, sea ice cover, atmospheric impacts of climate change

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Giles Lee Web

Giles

C. Lee Giles

  • Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
  • Professor of Supply Chain and Information Systems
  • Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
  • ICDS Associate

Department: College of Information Sciences and Technology

Office: 311A IST Building, University Park

Email: giles@ist.psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-7884

Research Focuses: Information retrieval, knowledge extraction and management, and data mining, both for large and small data and information resources

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Gilmore

Rick Gilmore

  • Professor of Psychology
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Psychology

Office: 622 Moore Building, University Park

Email: rogilmore@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-3664

Research Focuses: Computational neuroscience, computer vision, data visualization

 

Bruce Gluckman

Gluckman

Bruce Gluckman

  • Professor of Engineering Science
  • Professor of Mechanics
  • Professor of Neurosurgery
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 212 Earth-Engineering Sciences Building, University Park

Email: bjg18@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-0178

Research Focuses: Dynamical and pattern forming systems with specific emphasis on system neuroscience; dynamics in neural networks; seizure analysis, prediction and control; information processing in brain; brain computer interface (BCI); instrumentation and materials development for brain interfaces

 

Gomez Enrique

Gomez

Enrique Gomez

  • Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Chemical Engineering

Office: 404 Steidle Building, University Park

Email: edg12@psu.edu

Phone: 814-867-3428

Research Focuses: Polymers, organic electronics, organic solar Cells, electron microscopy of soft materials

 

Greatrex

Helen Greatrex

  • Assistant Professor of Remote Sensing and Geostatistics
  • ICDS Co-hire

Department: Geography; Statistics

Email: hlg5155@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-1596

Research Focuses: Interactions between humans and rainfall, impact of rainfall on livelihoods, the nature of rainfall and its measurements, and sparse data environments.

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Greiner

Chris Greiner

  • ISS Affiliate Research Consultant
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Information Systems and Services

Office: 319 Health and Human Development Building

Email: cvg6@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-5935

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Steven Greybush

Greybush

Steven Greybush

  • Associate Professor of Meteorology
  • ICDS Co-hire

Department: Meteorology and Atmospheric Science

Office: 618 Walker Building, University Park

Email: sjg213@psu.edu

Phone: 814-867-4926

Research Focuses: Data assimilation, numerical weather prediction, weather and climate of Mars, atmospheric modeling, ensemble forecasting predictability, statistical and artificial intelligence applications

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Susan Hafenstein

Hafenstein

Susan Hafenstein

  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Microbiology, and Immunology
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Office: 500 University Drive, C6862, Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Email: shafenstein@psu.edu

Phone: 717-531-0003

Research Focuses: Cryo-electron microscopy (CryoEM); viral infectivity, tropism, evolution, and pathogenicity

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Hall

Molly Hall

  • Assistant Professor of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

Office: 512A Wartik Lab

Email: mah546@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-0794

Research Focuses: Genomics, Human Genetics, Exposome, Genetic Interactions (Epistasis), Gene-Environment Interactions, Complex Disease, Precision Medicine, Biomedical Informatics, Metabolomics

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Michael Hallquist

Hallquist

Michael Hallquist

  • Assistant Professor of Psychology
  • ICDS Co-hire

Department: Psychology

Office: 309 Moore Building, University Park

Email: michael.hallquist@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-5756

Research Focuses: Developmental psychopathology of personality dysfunction in adolescence and young adulthood, personality traits, interpersonal relationships, neurobehavioral systems, borderline personality disorder, neuroimaging, maturation of brain systems, emotion regulation

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William Hancock

Hancock

William Hancock

  • Professor of Bioengineering
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Biomedical Engineering

Office: 229 Hallowell Building, University Park

Email: wohbio@engr.psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-0492

Research Focuses: Detailed workings of motor proteins; their role in intracellular transport and cell motility

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Chad Hanna

Hanna

Chad Hanna

  • Associate Professor of Physics
  • ICDS Co-hire

Department: Physics

Office: 104 Davey Lab #253, University Park

Email: crh184@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-2924

Research Focuses: Gravitational-wave astrophysics, multimessenger astrophysics, compact binary systems, black holes, neutron stars

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Benjamin Hanrahan

Hanrahan

Benjamin Hanrahan

  • Assistant Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: College of Information Sciences and Technology

Office: E383 Westgate Building

Email: bvh10@ist.psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-8856

Research Focuses: Influence on user agency of information and user interface structure; how email conversations impact users' agency over their attention; how employer-employee relationships are mediated by the Amazon Mechanical Turk platform; how communities can be strengthened by encouraging simple activities

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Hao

Wenrui  Hao

  • Assistant Professor
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Math

Office: 208 McAllister Building

Email: wxh64@psu.edu

Phone: (814)865-3881

Research Focuses: The focus of my research is on modeling and scientific computing for math problems in biology. In particular, I study problems in atherosclerosis, fibrosis, tumor growth, cell cycle control using both stochastic and deterministic approaches. The mathematical tools that I use include ODEs, PDEs, numerical algebraic geometry, uncertainty quantification, sensitivity analysis, bifurcation analysis, and computational methods

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Haran

Murali Haran

  • Head of Department of Statistics
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Statistics

Office: 326 Thomas Building, University Park

Email: muh10@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-8126

Research Focuses: Markov chain Monte Carlo methods, spatial modeling

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Ross Hardison

Hardison

Ross Hardison

  • T. Ming Chu Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Office: 304 Wartik Laboratory, University Park

Email: rch8@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-0113

Research Focuses: Comparative genomics of gene regulation; alignments of genomic DNA sequences and interpretation of those alignments for functional inference, especially regarding gene regulation.

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John Harlim

Harlim

John Harlim

  • Professor of Mathematics and Meteorology
  • ICDS Co-hire

Department: Mathematics, Meteorology

Office: 214 McAllister Building, University Park

Email: jharlim@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-9024

Research Focuses: Applied mathematics related to data-driven estimation and prediction problems; filtering multi-scale dynamical systems, stochastic parameterization, uncertainty quantification, diffusion maps, non-parametric modeling

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Sue Ellen Haupt

Haupt

Sue Ellen Haupt

  • Senior Research Associate Applied Research Laboratory
  • Associate Professor of Meteorology
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Meteorology and Atmospheric Science

Office: PO Box 30, State College, PA 16804

Email: seh19@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-7135

Research Focuses: 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

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Bernd Haupt

Haupt

Bernd Haupt

  • Associate Research Professor, Earth and Environmental Systems Institute
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Earth and Environmental Systems Institute

Office: 317C EES Building

Email: bjh18@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-8188

Research Focuses: Applying climate models to model past climates, making research data available to other researchers and the general public

 

Haworth Daniel

Haworth

Daniel Haworth

  • Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Mechanical Engineering

Office: 232 Research Building, University Park

Email: dch12@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-6269

Research Focuses: Computational thermal-fluids sciences: fluid mechanics, turbulence, combustion, numerical methods, IC engines, and transportation propulsion systems

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Kathy Hill

Hill

Kathleen Hill

  • Assistant Professor of Education
  • Associate Director, Center for Science and the Schools
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Curriculum and Instruction

Office: 182 Chambers Building

Email: kathyhill@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-2275

Research Focuses: The development of science and engineering; preparing teachers to incorporate computer science and computational thinking into the K-12 classroom; integrating supercomputer clusters in secondary schools

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Michael Hillman

Hillman

Michael Hillman

  • Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering

Office: 224A Sackett Buliding, University Park

Email: mzh226@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-0623

Research Focuses: Computational mechanics; extreme events modeling

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Vasant Honavar

Honavar

Vasant Honavar

  • Professor and Edward Frymoyer Chair of Information Sciences and Technology
  • Associate Director, Institute for Computational and Data Sciences
  • ICDS Co-hire

Department: Information Sciences and Technology

Office: 301A Westgate Building, University Park

Email: vuh14@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-3141

Research Focuses: Artificial intelligence, machine learning, data mining, 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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Jim Houck

Houck

James Houck

  • Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Penn State Law
  • ICDS Associate

Office: 0235 Lewis Katz Building

Email: jwh32@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-4294

Research Focuses: International and domestic cyber law issues relating to U.S. national security; the international law of armed conflict

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Xuemei Huang

Huang

Xuemei Huang

  • Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Neurology
  • Professor of Neurosurgery, Radiology, Pharmacology, & Kinesiology
  • Physician, Movement Disorder Specialist
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Neurology

Office: 500 University Drive Hershey, PA 17033

Email: xuh15@psu.edu

Phone: 717-531-1803

Research Focuses: Neuroimaging of Parkinson's disease with both functional and structural MRI; etiology of Parkinson's disease; factors influencing Parkinson's Disease progression; early detection of Parkinson's disease

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Huang

Yifei Huang

  • Assistant Professor of Biology
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Biology

Office: 514A Wartik

Email: yuh371@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-6829

Research Focuses: Millions of genetic variants have been identified in human genomes and the catalog of genetic variation is still expanding rapidly due to the continual drop of sequencing costs. Understanding the functional, clinical, and evolutionary significance of genetic variants has become a central question in biology and precision medicine. However, it is very challenging to distinguish important variants from neutral ones. Therefore, many genetic variants in patients’ genomes are marked as “variant of uncertain significance”, forming a major hurdle for both basic research and medical practice. I am interested in addressing the problem of “variant of uncertain significance” by unifying evolutionary biology and machine learning. My research is motivated by the insight that evolution operates like a high-throughput mutagenesis experiments: deleterious mutations are quickly purged from populations due to natural selection, which in turn leaves detectable marks on human genomic sequences. I have developed multiple machine learning and statistical frameworks to identify the signatures of deleterious variants from population and functional genomic data. Not only have these computational methods provided useful insights into human evolution but also have been applied to prioritize causal variants associated with human genetic disorders.

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Peter Hudson

Hudson

Peter Hudson

  • Willaman Professor of Biology
  • Director of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Biology

Office: 512 Mueller Laboratory, University Park

Email: pjh18@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-9131

Research Focuses: Epidemiology and population dynamics, heterogeneities, parasite interactions

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Rob Hume

Hume

Rob Hume

  • Evan Pugh Professor of English Literature
  • ICDS Associate

Department: English

Office: 19 Burrowes Building, University Park

Email: hb1@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-2344

Research Focuses: Eighteenth-century British literature; Restoration literature; theatre history; opera history; book history; textual studies; the economics of culture; archaeo-historicism; play publication in eighteenth-century London; Jane Austen; Aphra Behn; Henry Fielding; David Garrick

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Inamine

Hidetoshi  Inamine

Department: Biology

Email: hzi20@psu.edu

Research Focuses: I study how biodiversity is formed and maintained. Specifically, I build mathematical and statistical models to understand how ecological processes percolate through temporal, spatial, and organizational scales. My current research is on understanding how ecological and evolutionary dynamics interact to maintain species diversity, and test theories using microbial experiments.

 

Jaeger Trent

Jaeger

Trent Jaeger

  • Professor of Computer Science & Engineering
  • Co-Director, Systems and Internet Infrastructure Security
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Computer Science and Engineering

Office: 346A IST Building, University Park

Email: tjaeger@cse.psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-1042

Research Focuses: Computer security, operating systems, security policies, source code analysis

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Michael Janik

Janik

Michael Janik

  • Professor of Chemical Engineering
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Chemical Engineering

Office: 104 Fenske Laboratory, University Park

Email: mjj13@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-9366

Research Focuses: Computational chemistry, catalysis, electrocatalysis, fuel cells, reaction kinetics

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Jansen

Jim Jansen

  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Information Sciences and Technology

Email: jjansen@ist.psu.edu

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Jenkins

Kenneth Jenkins

  • Emeritus Professor of Electrical Engineering
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Office: 129 Electrical Engineering East

Email: wkj1@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-1263

Research Focuses: Digital signal processing algorithms, multidimensional array processing, computer imaging, one and two dimensional adaptive digital filtering, and VLSI architectures for signal processing

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Dezhe Jin

Jin

Dezhe Jin

  • Associate Professor of Physics
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Physics

Office: 123 Davey Lab, University Park

Email: dzj2@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-6673

Research Focuses: Biological physics; neuroscience; theoretical analysis of biological neural networks; computational models of song generation in songbirds; speech recognition in humans; learning and memory in the hippocampus

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Sai Kakuturu

Kakuturu

Sai Kakuturu

  • Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, Science,
  • Engineering, and Technology
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering

Office: W236 Olmsted Building, Penn State Harrisburg

Email: spk14@psu.edu

Phone: 717-948-6084

Research Focuses: The effect of flow on granular and porous materials; soils, concretes and composite materials used in engineering; MicroCT imaging to quantitatively understand internal structure; image processing to convert microCT images for computer simulations; use of Avizo, Ansys Fluent, Particle Flow Code

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Kandermir Mahmut

Kandemir

Mahmut Kandemir

  • Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
  • Director of Graduate Affairs
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Computer Science and Engineering

Office: 354C Information Science and Technology Building, University Park

Email: kandemir@cse.psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-4888

Research Focuses: Embedded systems, programming languages, compilers, power-aware computing, dependable computing, input/output systems

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Tim Kane

Kane

Timothy Kane

  • Professor of Electrical Engineering, Meteorology
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Electrical Engineering, Meteorology

Office: 121 Electrical Engineering East, University Park

Email: tjk7@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-8727

Research Focuses: Optical remote sensing (laser radar, or Lidar), atmospheric and oceanic measurements and modeling, data analysis and interpretation

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Seogchan Kang

Kang

Seogchan Kang

  • Professor of Plant Pathology
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology

Office: 311 Buckhout Laboratory, University Park

Email: sxk55@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-3846

Research Focuses: Bioinformatics, GIS, evolutionary biology of plant pathogens

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Vivek Kapur

Kapur

Vivek Kapur

  • Associate Director for Strategic Initiatives, Huck Institutes of Life Sciences
  • Professor of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

Office: 205 Wartik Lab, University Park

Email: vkapur@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-9788

Research Focuses: Microbial genomics and pathogenesis, bioinformatics, diagnostics and vaccine development for animal and human pathogens, cross-disciplinary basic and translational research, international "one-health” research and training

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Kasten

Joseph Kasten

  • Assistant Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Information Sciences and Technology

Office: M.S. Grumbacher Information Sciences and Technology Center, Room 225, Penn State York

Email: jzk99@psu.edu

Phone: 717-718-6775

Research Focuses: Decision-making by organizations during adoption and deployment of data analytics tools;methods and processes used to evaluate data analytics tools post-implementation

 

Klaus Keller

Keller

Klaus Keller

  • Professor of Geosciences
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Geosciences

Office: 436 Deike Building, University Park

Email: kzk10@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-6718

Research Focuses: Climate change; Bayesian inference; decision-making under uncertainty; climate risk management

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Maurie Kelly

Kelly

Maurie Kelly

  • Senior Research Associate, Penn State Institutes of the Environment
  • Director of Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access and Informatics
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Institute for Energy and the Environment

Office: 0117 Land and Water Research, University Park

Email: mck4@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-0104

Research Focuses: Managing and providing public access to data, supporting public access to government information, the intersection of big data and citizen science

 

Kemanian

Armen Kemanian

  • Associate Professor of Production Systems and Modeling
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Department of Plant Science

Office: 247 Agricultural Sciences and Industries Building

Email: akemanian@psu.edu

Research Focuses: My laboratory focuses on agriculture and the environment. We measure and model water, nitrogen, phosphorus and carbon fluxes, with the aim of understanding and managing food production and ecosystem functions. We use rigorous (and fun) experimental approaches, and develop and apply biophysical simulation models as well as machine learning models. My laboratory educational mission is to provide students the broad background and skills underpinning agricultural and natural systems management, research, and modeling, and the ability to advance the knowledge frontier in engineering and life sciences.

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Kennedy

David Kennedy

  • Assistant Professor of Biology
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Biology

Office: W229B Millennium Sciences Complex

Email: dak30@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-5461

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Arshad Khan

Khan

Arshad Khan

  • Professor of Chemistry
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Chemistry

Office: Swift Building, Room 237, Penn State DuBois

Email: kub@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-9295

Research Focuses: 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); Chemometry/computational chemistry to improve signal-noise ratio; unique properties of liquid water and its structure (theoretical studies)

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Daniel Kifer

Kifer

Daniel Kifer

  • Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Computer Science and Engineering

Office: 360 IST Building, University Park

Email: dkifer@cse.psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-1187

Research Focuses: Machine learning applications in areas such as statistical privacy, security, databases, streaming data processing, text modeling, deep learning, and computational social science

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Alexander Klippel

Klippel

Alexander Klippel

  • Professor of Geography
  • ICDS Co-hire

Department: Geography

Office: 204 Walker Building, University Park

Email: klippel@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-2324

Research Focuses: visualizing climate change; immersive analytics; designing environmental decision support systems; immersive learning; storytelling in 360 degrees; digital humanities; place; spatial cognition; wayfinding; embodiment

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Abdullah Konak

Konak

Abdullah Konak

  • Professor of Information Science and Technology
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Information Sciences and Technology

Office: 212 Gaige Building, Penn State Berks

Email: konak@psu.edu

Phone: 610-396-6310

Research Focuses: Modeling, analysis, and optimization of complex systems using computational intelligence combined with techniques from statistics, operations research, and machine learning

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Reuben Kraft

Kraft

Reuben Kraft

  • Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  • ICDS Co-hire

Department: Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 320 Leonhard Building, University Park

Email: reuben.kraft@psu.edu

Phone: 814-867-4570

Research Focuses: Mechanical sciences, biomechanics, bioengineering

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Kube

Christopher Kube

  • Assistant Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics, and Acoustics
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Engineering Science and Mechanics, and Acoustics

Office: 407D Earth and Engineering Sciences Building

Email: cmk6284@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-0570

Research Focuses: Dynamic Systems, Acoustics, and Vibrations; Emerging Manufacturing Processes for Materials, Tissues, and Devices; Multiscale and Multiphysics Modeling, Computational Analysis; Structural and Human Health Monitoring; Study of Ultrasound Propagation and Scattering in Heterogeneous and Microstructured Materials

 

Akhil Kumar

Kumar

Akhil Kumar

  • Professor of Information Systems
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Supply Chain and Information Systems

Office: 420 Business Building, University Park

Email: akhilkumar@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-0034

Research Focuses: Workflow systems, E-services, database systems, distributed information systems, intelligent systems, e.g. replication and concurrency control, data mining, online analytical processing, data structures for spatial data

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Soundar Kumara

Kumara

Soundar Kumara

  • Allen E. Pearce and Allen M. Pearce Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering

Office: 222 Leonard Building, University Park

Email: skumara@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-2359

Research Focuses: Intelligent systems, sensor data representation and fusion, process data monitoring and diagnostics; smart manufacturing; graph analytics; big data analytics

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Kunz

Robert Kunz

  • Head, Computational Mechanics Division, Applied Research Laboratory
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Aerospace Engineering

Office: Garfield Thomas Water Tunnel, University Park

Email: rfk102@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-2144

Research Focuses: CFD algorithm/code development, turbomachinery, multi-phase flow, biomedical engineering and biological system simulation, turbulence modeling and turbulence dispersion, heat exchanger thermal-hydraulics and thermal systems management

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Phillip Laplante

Laplante

Phillip Laplante

  • Professor of Software Engineering
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Software Engineering

Office: School of Graduate Professional Studies, Penn State Great Valley

Email: plaplante@psu.edu

Phone: 610-725-5314

Research Focuses: Software engineering, open-source software, project management

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Jesse Lasky

Lassky

Jesse Lassky

  • Assistant Professor of Biology
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Biology

Office: 408 Life Sciences

Email: jrl35@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-5318

Research Focuses: Mechanisms of plant adaptation to environment, including genetic, physiological, demographic, community aspects, and developing genomic resources for the non-model systems (e.g. de novo transcriptome assemblies)

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Lear 

Matthew  Lear 

  • ICDS Affiliate

Department:  Mechanical Systems and Design/Engineering Science and Mechanics

Email: mhl105@psu.edu

Research Focuses: Developing/implementing advanced computational methods to study fluid dynamic and fluid structural problems.

 

Dongwon Lee

Lee

Dongwon Lee

  • Associate Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Information Sciences and Technology

Office: 313A Information Sciences and Technology Building, University Park

Email: dongwon@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-0687

Research Focuses: Large-scale data management and data mining, scientific database management, digital libraries and information retrieval

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Eugene Lengreich

Lengerich

Eugene Lengerich

  • Professor of Health Evaluation Sciences
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Public Health Sciences

Office: A210 Public Health Sciences, Penn State Hershey

Email: ejl6@psu.edu

Phone: 717-531-7178

Research Focuses: Interventional epidemiology to test clinic- and population-based methods to reduce cancer risk and improve treatment outcomes

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Lengerich

Eugene Lengerich

  • Professor
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Public Health Sciences

Email: ejl6@psu.edu

Research Focuses: Dr. Eugene Lengerich is an epidemiologist with more than 25 years of experience in community- and clinic-based research to reduce the risk for acute and chronic diseases, especially among vulnerable populations. He has a special interest in translational research that addresses health disparities related to race, ethnicity or residence in a rural or Appalachian community. He has more than 90 peer-reviewed publications and helped to develop digital atlases and story maps that visualize and disseminate disease surveillance data so as to inform future health research, policy development, and program implementation.

 

Xiantao Li

Li

Xiantao Li

  • Professor of Mathematics
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Mathematics

Office: 219C McAllister Building, University Park

Email: xli@math.psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-9081

Research Focuses: Computational mechanics, bio-molecular models, approximation of stochastic models, quantum-mechanical calculations, molecular dynamics, electronic structure calculations, coarse-grained models for material and biological systems, data assimilation and uncertainty quantification, multiscale dynamical systems (multiple time-stepping), dynamics of fracture (boundary element), material interfaces

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Li Li

Li

Li Li

  • Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering

Office: 221A Sackett Building

Email: lili@engr.psu.edu

Phone: 814-867-0151

Research Focuses: Complex interactions between flow, transport, and multi-component biogeochemical reactions in natural systems, e.g. enhanced hydrocarbon and geothermal energy recovery, contaminant reactive transport and bioremediation, geological carbon sequestration, and water and biogeochemical cycles at the watershed scale

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Runze Li

Li

Runze Li

  • Verne M. Willaman Professor of Statistics
  • Professor of Public Health
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Statistics

Office: 413 Thomas Building, University Park

Email: ril4@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-1555

Research Focuses: High dimensional statistical modeling and algorithms for high dimensional/volume data

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John Liechty

Liechty

John Liechty

  • Professor of Marketing
  • Professor of Statistics
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Statistics, Marketing

Office: 409 Business Building

Email: jcl12@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-0621

Research Focuses: Large scale Bayesian computation with application in marketing and finance

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Darla Lindberg

Lindberg

Darla Lindberg

  • Professor of Architecture
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Architecture

Office: 421 Stuckeman Family Building, University Park

Email: dvl2@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-3289

Research Focuses: General systems theory principles and environmental influences that contribute to resilient and sustainable ecologies; the role of biodiversity in helping prevent disease spread in agricultural, ecological, and constructed/construed systems (social, economic and cultural); architecture and building physics; characterizing sustainable natural systems; game theoretic strategies

 

Chun Liu

Liu

Chun Liu

  • Professor of Mathematics
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Mathematics

Office: 321 McAllister Building, University Park

Email: liu@math.psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-3611

Research Focuses: Applied mathematics, partial differential equations, complex fluids, multiscale modeling

 

Yanxi Liu

Liu

Yanxi Liu

  • Professor of Computer Science and Engineeringand Electrical Engineering
  • Co-Director of the Lab for Perception, Action and Cognition
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering

Office: 338B IST Building, University Park

Email: yul11@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-7495

Research Focuses: Computational symmetry and group theory, discriminative subspace exploration for reduction and selection

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Zi-Kiu Liu

Liu

Zi-Kui Liu

  • Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
  • Director, Center for Computational Materials Design
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Materials Science and Engineering

Office: 201 Steidle Building

Email: liu@matse.psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-1934

Research Focuses: First-principles calculations, computational thermodynamics, cystem materials design, aluminum alloys, hydrogen storage materials, magnesium alloys, nickel alloys, perovskites, steels

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Xiaofeng Liu, Asst. Prof. CEE

Liu

Xiaofeng Liu

  • Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • ICDS Co-hire

Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering

Office: 223B Sackett, University Park

Email: xliu@engr.psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-2940

Research Focuses: Computational fluid dynamics (CFD), environmental fluid mechanics, sediment transport and erosion control, land surface process and morphodynamics, multiphase flow, water quality modeling

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Xiao Liu

Liu

Xiao Liu

  • Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
  • ICDS Co-hire

Department: Biomedical Engineering

Office: 315 Hallowell Building, University Park

Email: xxl213@engr.psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-4419

Research Focuses: Multi-modal neuroimaging techniques, computational neuroscience, brain activity and consciousness, network dynamics of the brain, neural basis of resting-state fMRI connectivity

 

Peng Liu

Liu

Peng Liu

  • Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Information Sciences and Technology

Office: 301F IST Building, University Park

Email: pliu@ist.psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-0641

Research Focuses: Systems security, privacy, smartphones, cloud computing, cyber-physical systems

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Jonathan Lynch

Lynch

Jonathan Lynch

  • University Distinguished Professor of Horticulture
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Plant Science

Office: 221 Tyson Building, University Park

Email: jpl4@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-2256

Research Focuses: Biological simulation, geometric modeling, fractal geometry

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Lynch

Stephen Lynch

  • Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Mechanical Engineering

Email: spl11@psu.edu

Research Focuses: My group performs experimental and computational research on cooling technologies for gas turbine engines, including enhanced convective heat transfer and film cooling. We also have expertise in designing and fabricating advanced heat exchangers using novel manufacturing technologies.

 

Ma

Fenglong Ma

  • Assistant Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
  • ICDS Co-hire

Department: College of Information Sciences and Technology

Email: ffm5105@psu.edu

Research Focuses: Data mining and machine learning, including healthcare data mining, deep learning, truth discovery, and probabilistic graphical models.

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Jennifer Macalady

Macalady

Jennifer Macalady

  • Associate Professor of Geosciences
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Geosciences

Office: 210 Deike Building, University Park

Email: jlm80@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-6330

Research Focuses: Bioinformatics, microbiomes, omics

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Alan MacEachren

MacEachren

Alan MacEachren

  • Professor of Geography
  • Director, GeoVISTA Center
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Geography

Office: 310 Walker Building, University Park

Email: maceachren@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-7491

Research Focuses: Geovisual analytics, geographic visualization, cartography, exploratory spatial data analysis, geosemantics, geographical information retrieval, environmental cognition, geographic information science

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Mackenzie

Sally Mackenzie

  • Lloyd and Dottie Huck Chair for Functional Genomics Professor for Biology and Plant Science
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Biology

Office: 361 N. Frear

Email: sam795@psu.edu

Phone: (814) 863-8324

Research Focuses: Plant Science

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Greg Madden

Madden

Greg Madden

  • Senior Advisor for Research Computing and Cyberinfrastructure
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Office of the Vice President for Research

Office: N311B Millennium Science Complex

Email: gem19@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-2536

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Kamesh Madduri

Madduri

Kamesh Madduri

  • Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Office: W312 Westgate Building, University Park

Email: madduri@cse.psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-0883

Research Focuses: Combinatorial scientific computing; scalable scientific data analysis and management, parallel graph algorithms, applications to computational biology, social network analysis

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Shaun Mahony

Mahony

Shaun Mahony

  • Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Office: 404 South Frear Laboratory, University Park

Email: sam77@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-3008

Research Focuses: Computational biology, machine learning approaches for understanding gene regulation

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Kateryna Makova

Makova

Kateryna Makova

  • Pentz Professor of Biology
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Biology

Office: 310 Wartik Lab, University Park

Email: kdm16@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-1619

Research Focuses: Molecular evolution, population genetics, evolutionary genomics, bioinformatics, human genetics

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Evangelos Manias

Manias

Evangelos Manias

  • Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Materials Science and Engineering

Office: 325D Steidle Building, University Park

Email: manias@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-2980

Research Focuses: Molecular modeling of polymers, nanostructures, soft materials

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Costas Maranas

Maranas

Costas Maranas

  • Donald B. Broughton Professor of Chemical Engineering
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Chemical Engineering

Office: 126 Land and Water Research Building, University Park

Email: costas@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-9958

Research Focuses: Reconstruction analysis and redesign of metabolic networks, computational protein enzyme and antibody design, synthetic biology

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Janna Maranas

Maranas

Janna Maranas

  • Professor of Chemical Engineering
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Chemical Engineering

Office: 132C Fenske Laboratory, University Park

Email: jmaranas@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-6228

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

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Markowski

Paul Markowski

  • Professor of Meteorology
  • ICS Affiliate
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Meteorology and Atmospheric Science

Office: 520 Walker Building

Email: pmarkowski@psu.edu

Phone: 8148659736

Research Focuses: Atmospheric convection, mesoscale meteorology, applying basic research findings to operational meteorology problems

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Stephen Matthews

Matthews

Stephen Matthews

  • Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Demography
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Sociology and Criminology

Office: 507 Oswald Tower, University Park

Email: matthews@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-9721

Research Focuses: Spatial demography, population health, health inequality, access to healthcare

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Mauro

John Mauro

  • Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Materials Science and Engineering

Office: 333 Steidle Building

Email: jcm426@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-2130

Research Focuses: Analysis and Characterization Ceramics Chemistry Computational Materials Glass Nanomaterials Optical Materials Physics Synthesis

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Christopher McComb

McComb

Christopher McComb

  • Assistant Professor of Engineering Design and Mechanical Engineering
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs; Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 213U Hammond Building, University Park

Email: uum209@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-2952

Research Focuses: Computer science, psychology, engineering design, human systems, computational agent-based systems

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Patrick McDaniel

McDaniel

Patrick McDaniel

  • William L. Weiss Professor of Information and Communications Technology
  • Director, Institute for Network and Security Research
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Office: W329 Westgate Building, University Park

Email: pdm12@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-3599

Research Focuses: Systems and network security; security policy; networking; distributed systems; public policy; telecommunications security; network management; applied cryptography; privacy

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Susan McHale

McHale

Susan McHale

  • Distinguished Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
  • Director, Social Science Research Institute
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Human Development and Family Studies

Office: 114-H Henderson Building, University Park

Email: x2u@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-2663

Research Focuses: Family relationships, family roles in childhood and adolescence, differential socialization of siblings

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McKenna

Anne Toomey McKenna

  • Distinguished Scholar of Cyber Law and Policy, Dickinson Law
  • Professor in Practice, Penn State Institute for CyberScience
  • ICDS Co-hire

Department: Dickinson Law

Email: atm19@psu.edu

Phone: 717-241-3508

Research Focuses: Cyberlaw, cybersecurity, data security, data privacy, data breaches, data laws, privacy law, electronic surveillance, federal and state legislation, surveillance technologies, drones (UAVs), body cameras, stingrays (cell site simulators), social media, online data gathering, behavioral targeted advertising, online speech

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Paul Medvedev

Medvedev

Paul Medvedev

  • Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
  • Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Computer Science and Engineering; Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Office: 517 Wartik Lab ; 343J Westgate Building, University Park

Email: pashadag@cse.psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-0193

Research Focuses: Computational genomics, genome assembly and variation detection, phylogenetics, graph theory, computational complexity, on-line algorithms, networking

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Sascha Meinrath

Meinrath

Sascha Meinrath

  • Palmer Chair in Telecommunications
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Telecommunications

Office: 211 Carnegie Building, University Park

Email: sascha@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-1395

Research Focuses: Intersection of vanguard technologies and public policy, distributed communications, digital feudalism, digital craftsmanship, telecommunications and spectrum policy, cybersecurity and privacy, disruptive technology

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Merzari

Elia Merzari

  • Associate Professor
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Nuclear Engineering

Office: 228 Hallowell Building

Email: ebm5351@psu.edu

 

John Messner

Messner

John Messner

  • Professor of Architectural Engineering
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Architectural Engineering

Office: 104 Engineering Unit A, University Park

Email: jim101@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-4578

Research Focuses: Building information modeling, virtual prototyping, building level data with geographic Information systems (GIS), advanced visualization and virtual realty, project-based and head mounted virtual reality solutions

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Douglas Miller

Miller

Douglas Miller

  • Professor of Geography
  • Director of the Center for Environmental Informatics
  • Co-Director of the Office for Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Resources
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Geography

Office: 2217 Earth-Engineering Science Building, University Park

Email: miller@essc.psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-7207

Research Focuses: Remote sensing, geographic information science, land surface processes, soils, geomorphology

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Miller

Jodi Miller

  • Research and Development Engineer, Applied Research Laboratory
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Applied Research Laboratory

Office: 232B Applied Research Laboratory, University Park

Email: jodi@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-4077

Research Focuses: Cybersecurity, software assurance, embedded forensics, reverse engineering

 

Miller

Sonya  Miller

  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Meteorology and Atmospheric Science

Email: sck117@psu.edu

Research Focuses: Weather and climate risk assessment for private industry and government.  Statistical and dynamical downscaling of big weather/climate data problems.

 

Prasenjit Mitra

Mitra

Prasenjit Mitra

  • Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Information Sciences and Technology

Office: 313F Westgate Building, University Park

Email: pmitra@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-4454

Research Focuses: Information extraction, computational chemistry, data mining, social networks

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Peter Molenaar

Molenaar

Peter Molenaar

  • Distinguished Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Human Development and Family Studies

Office: 415 BBH Building, University Park

Email: pxm21@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-8373

Research Focuses: Application of mathematical theories to solve substantive psychological issues.

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Burt Monroe

Monroe

Burt Monroe

  • Professor of Political Science
  • Director of the Quantitative Social Science Initiative
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Political Science

Office: 230 Pond Lab, University Park

Email: blm24@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-9215

Research Focuses: 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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Felipe Montes

Montes

Felipe Montes

  • Research Associate, Cropping Systems Modeling
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Plant Science

Office: 245 ASI Building, University Park

Email: frm10@psu.edu

Phone: 814-867-4612

Research Focuses: Modeling of natural and engineered process in the environment, with focus on agricultural systems, including agricultural systems modeling for increased efficiency and sustainability, greenhouse gas emissions, water resources and quality, plant-based bioenergy production systems

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Arnab Mukherjee

Mukherjee

Arnab Mukherjee

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Chemistry

Office: 327 Chemistry Building

Email: axm632@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-8794

 

Munger

Kevin Munger

  • Assistant Professor
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Political Science and Social Data Analytics

Office: 225 Pond Lab

Email: kmm7999@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-0577

Research Focuses: Dr. Munger's research looks at social media and other contemporary internet technology has changed political communication. Kevin has published research on the subject using a variety of methodologies, including textual analysis, field experiments, longitudinal surveys and qualitative theory. Kevin's research has appeared in leading journals like the American Journal of Political Science, Political Behavior, Political Communication, and Political Science Research & Methods. His present interests include cohort conflict in American politics and developing new methods for social science in a rapidly changing world.

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Karen Murphy

Murphy

Karen Murphy

  • Professor of Education (Educational Psychology)
  • Harry and Marion Eberly Faculty Fellow
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Educational Psychology

Office: 102 Cedar Building, University Park

Email: pkm15@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-2278

Research Focuses: Processes underlying students' abilities to read and understand text and content, to critically examine and evaluate the information presented, and to make reasoned judgments as a result of reading

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Ram Narayanan

Narayanan

Ram Narayanan

  • Professor of Electrical Engineering
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Electrical Engineering

Office: 202 Electrical Engineering East, University Park

Email: ram@ee.psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-2602

Research Focuses: 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, covert communications systems and concepts

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Vijay Narayanan

Narayanan

Vijaykrishnan Narayanan

  • Distinguished Professor of Computer Science & Engineering
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Computer Science and Engineering

Office: 354D IST Building, University Park

Email: vxn9@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-0392

Research Focuses: Energy-aware and reliable systems, embedded Java, nano/VLSI systems, computer architecture

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Anton Nekrutenko

Nekrutenko

Anton Nekrutenko

  • Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Office: 505 Wartik Laboratory, University Park

Email: aun1@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-4752

Research Focuses: Genomics

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Thomas Neuberger

Neuberger

Thomas Neuberger

  • Director, High Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging Facility
  • ICDS Affiliate

Office: 113 Chandlee Lab, University Park

Email: tun3@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-7625

Research Focuses: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy (MRS), including MR - detector development, electro magnetic simulation software, data analysis

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Rob Nicholas

Nicholas

Rob Nicholas

  • Managing Director, Network for Sustainable Climate Risk Management (SCRiM)
  • Assistant Research Professor, Earth & Environmental Systems Institute (EESI)
  • ICDS Associate

Office: 2217 EES Building, University Park

Email: rob.nicholas@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-4484

Research Focuses: Climate dynamics, empirical downscaling, uncertainty quantification, earth system modeling, decision-relevant climate information

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William Noid

Noid

William Noid

  • Professor of Chemistry
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Chemistry

Office: 528 Chemistry Building, University Park

Email: wnoid@chem.psu.edu

Phone: 814-867-2387

Research Focuses: 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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Jennie Noll

Noll

Jennie Noll

  • Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
  • Director, Network on Child Protection and Wellbeing
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Human Development and Family Studies

Office: 209 Health and Human Development Building, University Park

Email: jgn3@psu.edu

Phone: 814-867-4751

Research Focuses: The bio-psycho-social consequences of childhood sexual abuse; teen pregnancy; high-risk sexual behaviors for abused and neglected youth; health outcomes for victims of sexual abuse; midlife reversibility of neurocognitive deficits in stress-exposed populations; high-risk internet and social media behaviors in abused and neglected teens

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Jeff Nucciarone

Nucciarone

Jeffrey Nucciarone

  • Cybersecurity Head, Applied Research Laboratory
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Applied Research Laboratory

Office: 1650J ARL West Iv-1, University Park

Email: nucci@arl.psu.edu

Phone: 814-867-3406

 

Edward O'Brien

O’Brien

Edward O’Brien

  • Associate Professor of Chemistry
  • ICDS Co-hire

Department: Chemistry

Office: 402 Chemistry Building, University Park

Email: epo2@psu.edu

Phone: 814-867-5100

Research Focuses: Ribosome-associated protein folding, macromolecular self-assembly and chaperone interactions in living cells

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Zita Oravecz

Oravecz

Zita Oravecz

  • Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
  • ICDS Co-hire

Department: Human Development and Family Studies

Office: 216 Health and Human Development Building, University Park

Email: zita@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-1546

Research Focuses: Individual differences, process modeling, state-of-the-art statistical approaches, emotion, cognition, Bayesian statistics

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Bing Pan

Pan

Bing Pan

  • Associate Professor of Commercial and Recreational Tourism
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management

Office: 704M Ford Building, University Park

Email: bingpan@psu.edu

Phone: 814-867-2900

Research Focuses: The use of big data, in the forms of GPS locations, social media content, search engine queries, to understand, monitor, and forecast behavior of tourists to destinations or visitors to parks

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Pan

Ying Pan

  • Assistant Professor of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Meteorology and Atmospheric Science

Office: 521 Walker Building

Email: yyp5033@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-8077

Research Focuses: Boundary Layer and Turbulence Turbulence and Dispersion Boundary Layer Theories and Experiments Fluid-Structure Interactions Large-Eddy Simulation

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Kostas Papakon

Papakonstantinou

Kostas Papakonstantinou

  • Assistant Professor of Engineering
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering

Office: 213C Sackett Building

Email: kpapakon@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-4010

Research Focuses: Autonomous optimum stochastic control; stochastic mechanics; risk assessment and management; inverse methods and optimization; Bayesian inference; structural health monitoring; reliability

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Christopher Parker

Parker

Chris Parker

  • Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Supply Chain and Information Systems

Office: 411 Business Building

Email: cdp18@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-3801

Research Focuses: Impact of new information technologies on business and market efficiencies

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David Passmore

Passmore

David Passmore

  • Distinguished Professor of Education
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Learning and Performance Systems

Office: 305D Keller Building

Email: dlp@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-2583

Research Focuses: Text mining of topics and themes in scholarly literature

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Andrew Patterson

Patterson

Andrew Patterson

  • Professor of Molecular Toxicology
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

Office: 322 Life Sciences Building, University Park

Email: adp117@psu.edu

Phone: 814-867-4565

Research Focuses: Metabolomics; microbiome; drug metabolism; metabolism; environmental contaminants

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Pavlak

Gregory Pavlak

  • Assistant Professor of Architectural Engineering
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Architectural Engineering

Office: 225 Engineering Unit A

Email: gxp93@psu.edu

Phone: 814-867-3323

Research Focuses: Building Mechanical Systems; Interdisciplinary Building Systems

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Chuck Pavloski

Pavloski

Chuck Pavloski

Office: 222C Computer Building

Email: cfp102@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-3094

 

Peco Regales

Christian Peco Regales

  • Assistant Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics
  • ICDS Associate

Email: cxp598@psu.edu

Phone: 814-867-0253

Research Focuses: Interdisciplinary research that explores problems in biomechanics and materials science with the long-term objective placed on the active control of soft materials, such as lipid bilayers, to create bioinspired soft nanomachinery.

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Peng

Wei Peng

  • Assistant Professor of International Affairs and Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • ICDS Associate

Department: International Affairs; Civil and Environmental Engineering

Office: 228 Katz Building

Email: wvp5117@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-9408

Research Focuses: environmental and socioeconomic impacts of energy policies in both emerging markets and advanced economies

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Daniel Perkins

Perkins

Daniel Perkins

  • Professor, Agricultural & Extension Education
  • Director, Penn State Cooperative Extension’s Children, Youth and Families are Resilient Initiative
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Agricultural Economics

Office: 107 Ferguson Building, University Park

Email: dfp102@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-6988

Research Focuses: 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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George Perry

Perry

George Perry

  • Associate Professor of Anthropology and Biology
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Anthropology; Biology

Office: 513 Carpenter Building, University Park

Email: ghp3@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-7654

Research Focuses: Anthropological genomics; paleogenomics; human body size evolution; human impacts on non-human evolutionary biology; parasites as proxies for human evolution

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Scott Pezanowski

Pezanowski

Scott Pezanowski

  • Geospatial Technology Lead, GeoVISTA Center, Department of Geography
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Geography

Office: 211 Walker Building, University Park

Email: scottpez@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-1625

Research Focuses: Geographic information storage, analysis, retrieval, and visualization

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Mary Poss

Poss

Mary Poss

  • Professor of Biology
  • Professor of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Biology, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

Office: W229B MSC, University Park

Email: mposs@bx.psu.edu

Phone: 814-867-1213

Research Focuses: Viruses as rapidly evolving markers of host population dynamics, emerging virus infections, viruses and innate immunity, pathogen interactions

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Virendra Puri

Puri

Virendra Puri

  • Distinguished Professor of Agricultural Engineering
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Office: 229 Agricultural Engineering Building, University Park

Email: vmpuri@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-3559

Research Focuses: Powder mechanics, including fundamental powder and powder mixture properties, multi-scale constitutive models, and computational models for powder processes; food processing, including engineering properties and integrated multi-scale computational and predictive models

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Robin Qiu

Qiu

Robin Qiu

  • Professor of Information Science
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Engineering and Information Science

Office: 220L Main Building, Penn State Great Valley

Email: robinqiu@psu.edu

Phone: 610-725-5313

Research Focuses: Big data, data and business analytics, smart service systems, service science, service operations and management, information systems, and supply chain management

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Radice

David Radice

  • Assistant Professor
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Physics

Office: 104 Davey Lab, Box 133

Email: david.radice@psu.edu

Research Focuses: My research interests span different areas of computational physics and astrophysics: from the development of new numerical methods to their application to the study of core-collapse supernovae and binary neutron star mergers, encompassing fundamental physics questions such as the nature of turbulence.

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Radovic Ljubisa

Radovic

Ljubisa Radovic

  • Professor of Energy and Mineral Engineering
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Energy and Mineral Engineering

Office: 205 Hosler Building, University Park

Email: lrr3@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-0594

Research Focuses: Surface chemistry of graphene-based materials

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Cibin Raj

Raj

Cibin Raj

  • Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Office: 319 Forest Resources Lab

Email: craj@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-5616

Research Focuses: Application of simulation models and optimization tools to develop environmentally and economically sustainable agricultural management practices; developing web-based tools to assist land owners, managers, and policy makers for sustainable management decision

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Nilam Ram

Ram

Nilam Ram

  • Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
  • Associate Professor of Psychology
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Human Development and Family Studies, Psychology

Office: 407 Biobehavioral Health Building, University Park

Email: nur5@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-7038

Research Focuses: Short-term changes over the course of the lifespan; intra-individual change and variability study designs; age differences in short-term dynamics at the cognitive/affective/temperament interface; cyclic patterns in the day-to-day progression of emotions; change in cognition and well-being over the lifespan, particularly in the oldest old

 

Bladimir Ramos Alvarado

Ramos-Alvarado

Bladimir Ramos-Alvarado

  • Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 301D Reber Building

Email: bzr52@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-7557

Research Focuses: Nanoscale interfacial phenomena of solid-liquid heat and momentum transfer; analysis of energy and momentum transport using atomistic simulations

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Clive Randall

Randall

Clive Randall

  • Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Director, Materials Research Institute
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Materials Science and Engineering

Office: N221 Millennium Science Complex, University Park

Email: randall@matse.psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-1328

Research Focuses: Piezoelectric materials; ferroelectric materials; ceramics; microwaves; capacitors; energy storage; thermoelectrics

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Rau

Matthew Rau

  • Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Mechanical Engineering

Office: 301B Reber Building

Email: mjr79@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-4590

Research Focuses: Heat and mass transport in turbulent multiphase flows, flow boiling enhancement, bubble dynamics, particle dynamics, aggregation and breakup of particulate matter, experimental technique development.

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Tim Reluga

Reluga

Tim Reluga

  • Associate Professor of Mathematics and Biology
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Mathematics and Biology

Office: 109 McAllister Building, University Park

Email: tcr2@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-7527

Research Focuses: Describing, understanding, and predicting the dynamics of biological systems, including work in ecology, epidemiology, immunology, evolution, and economics, using applied math

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Edward Reutzel

Reutzel

Edward Reutzel

  • Senior Research Associate
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Applied Research Laboratory

Office: 4420D Applied Science Building

Email: reutzels@gmail.com

Phone: 814-863-9891

Research Focuses: Additive manufacturing, sensing and process monitoring, finding patterns in large volumes of sensor data to link to build quality, microstructure, and final mechanical properties

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Richard

Tom Richard

  • Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Office: 219 Agricultural Engineering Building

Email: tlr20@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-3722

Research Focuses: Lignocellulosic biomass conversion, bioenergy, manure conversion, and sustainable agriculture

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Richard

Gabriela Richard

  • Assistant Professor of Education
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Learning and Performance Systems

Office: 314E Keller Building

Email: gbr5058@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-4364

Research Focuses: Learning, design, and technology

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Yvette Richardson

Richardson

Yvette Richardson

  • Professor of Meteorology
  • Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Meteorology and Atmospheric Science

Office: 515 Walker Building, University Park

Email: yrichardson@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-0791

Research Focuses: Atmospheric dynamics, mesoscale meteorology, synoptic meteorology, severe convective storms, tornadogenesis, numerical modeling

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Rigol

Marcos Rigol

  • Professor of Physics
  • ICDS Co-hire

Department: Physics

Office: 104 Davey Lab

Email: mrigol@phys.psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-6460

Research Focuses: Non-equilibrium quantum dynamics, strongly correlated systems, ultracold gases, magnetism, disorder, computational physics

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Rim

Donghyun Rim

  • Assistant Professor
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Architectural Engineering

Office: 222 Engineering Unit A

Email: drim@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-2041

Research Focuses: My research focuses on CFD modeling of airflow and pollutant transport. The study addresses issues with human health, building energy use, and building design for healthy and energy-efficient buildings.

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Ritter

Frank Ritter

  • Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Information Sciences and Technology

Office: 316G Information Sciences and Technology Building

Email: ritter@ist.psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-4453

Research Focuses: Cognitive modeling to improve human-computer interaction, testing theories of learning, interaction, and behavior moderators, developing stochastic learning and optimizing algorithms to model behavior and to improve other analyses

 

Rivière

Jacques Rivière

  • Assistant Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics, and Acoustics
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Engineering Science and Mechanics, and Acoustics

Office: 307C Earth and Engineering Sciences Building

Email: jvr5626@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-9654

Research Focuses: Dynamic Systems, Acoustics, and Vibrations; Structural and Human Health Monitoring, Ultrasonics, geophysics, nonlinear acoustics, vibrations, nondestructive testing of materials, structural health monitoring, material characterization and damage assessment, and friction

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Gavin Robertson

Robertson

Gavin Robertson

  • Professor of Pharmacology, Pathology, and Dermatology
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Pharmacology, Pathology, and Dermatology

Office: H078 Pharmacology, Penn State Hershey

Email: gpr11@psu.edu

Phone: 717-531-8098

Research Focuses: Linking drug responsiveness and resistance development to genetics

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Rotkin

Slava Rotkin

  • Frontier Professor
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: N332 Millennium Science Complex

Email: vvr5@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-3087

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Michael Russell

Russell

Michael Russell

  • Assistant Professor of Biobehavioral Health
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Biobehavioral Health

Office: 219 Biobehavioral Health Building

Email: mar60@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-7256

Research Focuses: Connections between stress, emotion regulation, and health behaviors like substance abuse

 

Howard Salis

Salis

Howard Salis

  • Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Chemical Engineering

Office: 210 Agricultural Engineering Building, University Park

Email: salis@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-1931

Research Focuses: Synthetic biology, genetic compilers, metabolic engineering, metabolic pathways, genetic circuits, genomes

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Robersy Sanchez

Sanchez Rodriguez

Robersy Sanchez Rodriguez

  • Associate Research Professor of Biology
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Biology

Office: 361 North Frear, University Park

Email: rus547@psu.edu

Phone: 814-895-9966

Research Focuses: Mathematical and computational biology; in particular, in the field of Epigenetics, decoding the epigenome

 

Sathyaprakash

B.S. Sathyaprakash

  • Elsbach Professor of Physics
  • Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Physics

Email: bss25@psu.edu

Phone: (814) 865-3062

Research Focuses: Gravitational wave sources and science, algorithms for their detection, data analysis and future detectors Strong field tests of general relativity Black holes and quasi-normal modes Cosmology and large-scale structure of the Universe Classical field theory, symmetry breaking and applications to cosmology

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Stephen Schaeffer

Schaeffer

Stephen Schaeffer

  • Professor of Biology
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Biology

Office: 208 Erwin W. Mueller Laboratory, University Park

Email: swschaeffer@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-3269

Research Focuses: Comparative genomics, genome rearrangement, population genetics

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Schiff

Steven Schiff

  • Brush Chair Professor of Engineering, Professor of Engineering Science & Mechanics, Professor of Neurosurgery, and Professor of Physics
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Physics

Office: W311 Millennium Science

Email: sschiff@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-4210

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Ann Schmiedekamp

Schmiedekamp

Ann Schmiedekamp

  • Professor of Physics
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Physics

Office: 214 Woodland Building, Penn State Abington

Email: ams@psu.edu

Phone: 215-881-7572

Research Focuses: Computational chemistry, QM/MM calculations, metalloproteins, bioinorganic, spin state, spin crossover

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Sven Schmitz

Schmitz

Sven Schmitz

  • Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Aerospace Engineering

Office: 232B Hammond Building, University Park

Email: sus52@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-0778

Research Focuses: Aerodynamics, wind energy, rotorcraft aeromechanics

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Schreiber

Jeremy  Schreiber

  • Assistant Research Professor at Penn State Applied Research Laboratory
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Metals and Ceramics Processing/Mechanical Systems and Design

Office: ARL

Email: jms5532@psu.edu

Research Focuses: My research interests are in high-strain-rate finite element modeling of the cold spray process. I also am interested in metallurgy and the development of coatings and fuel cells.

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Seybold

Cheryl Seybold

  • IT Director for Data Center Services for Enterprise IT
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Data Center Services

Office: 0206 Tower Road Data Center

Email: cys1@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-7926

 

Shafer 

Bob Shafer 

  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: IT

Email: rds37@psu.edu

Research Focuses:  I am an IT Consultant for research faculty in the college of science.

 

Shanbhag

Uday Shanbhag

  • Associate Professor Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Earth and Mineral Sciences Energy Institute

Office: 353 Leonhard Building

Email: vvs3@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-7266

Research Focuses: Initiative for sustainable electric power systems

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Cooduvalli Shashikant

Shashikant

Cooduvalli Shashikant

  • Associate Professor of Molecular and Developmental Biology
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Animal Science

Office: 323 Agricultural Sciences and Industries Building, University Park

Email: css13@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-0658

Research Focuses: Developmental and evolutionary aspects of regulation of patterning genes; bioinformatics; genomics

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Chaopeng Shen

Shen

Chaopeng Shen

  • Associate Professor of Engineering
  • ICDS Affiliate

Office: 206C Sackett Building

Email: cshen@engr.psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-5844

 

Siddaiah

Roopa Siddaiah

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Penn State Pediatric Pulmonary

Phone: 800-243-1455

Research Focuses: Lung inflammatory biomarkers; proteomic profile in exhaled breath condensate in various lung pathologies including pulmonary hypertension associated with BPD and congenital cardiac defects, cystic fibrosis aiway mileu, and RSV bronchiolitis; miRNAs

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Tim Simin

Simin

Timothy Simin

  • Associate Professor of Finance
  • Smeal Research Fellow in Finance Department
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Finance

Office: 345 Business Building, University Park

Email: tts3@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-3457

Research Focuses: Forecasting and estimation of asset pricing model for equities and econometric simulation

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Tim Simpson

Simpson

Timothy Simpson

  • Director of The Learning Factory
  • Professor of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering and Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 314D Leonhard Building, University Park

Email: twc8@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-7136

Research Focuses: Engineering design and design methodology, statistical approximations and design of experiments, and product family and product platform design

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Susan Sinnott

Sinnott

Susan Sinnott

  • Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Materials Science and Engineering

Office: 221A Steidle Building, University Park

Email: sinnott@matse.psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-3117

Research Focuses: Computational materials design; chemical modification of polymer and composite surfaces; the influence of grain boundaries, point defects, and heterogeneous interfaces on materials properties

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Sivasubramaniam

Anand Sivasubramaniam

  • Distinguished Professor of Computer Science & Engineering
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Computer Science and Engineering

Office: 354A Information Sciences and Technology (IST) Building

Email: anand@cse.psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-1406

Research Focuses: Computer architecture, evaluation and control of computer systems, operating systems, and application of these topics to the areas of Sustainable Computing

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Skladany

Martin Skladany

  • Associate Professor of Law
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Dickinson Law

Email: mus67@psu.edu

Phone: 717-241-3538

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Aleksanda Slavkovic

Slavkovic

Aleksandra Slavkovic

  • Professor of Statistics
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Statistics

Office: 412 Thomas Building, University Park

Email: sesa@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-4918

Research Focuses: 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

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Hal Smith

Smith

Hal Smith

  • Associate Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
  • Assistant Director of Academic Affairs
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Information Sciences and Technology

Office: 103A Administration Building, Penn State New Kensington

Email: hal.smith@psu.edu

Phone: 724-334-6036

Research Focuses: Component software architectures in the real-time systems domain, data mining, data quality, network science and peer assessment and team-based learning

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Erica Smithwick

Smithwick

Erica Smithwick

  • Professor of Geography
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Geography

Office: 323 Walker Building, University Park

Email: smithwick@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-6693

Research Focuses: Landscape and ecosystem ecology; disturbance ecology and 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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Linhai Song

Song

Linhai Song

  • Assistant Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Information Sciences and Technology

Office: E369 Westgate Building, University Park

Email: lus401@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-8173

Research Focuses: Software engineering; systems; security; programming languages; efficient, reliable, and secure software systems

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Song

Eunhye Song

  • Harold and Inge Marcus Early Career Assistant Professor
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 219 Leonhard Building

Email: eus358@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-2365

Research Focuses: Simulation uncertainty quantification and sensitivity analysis, simulation optimization under model risk, large-scale discrete optimization via simulation

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Soria Zurita

Nicolas Soria Zurita

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs

Email: nicosoria@psu.edu

Research Focuses: Design methods; engineering design; computational approaches to develop products and systems that include human needs, capabilities, and limitations during early design stages; machine learning; data mining; database management; manufacturing; and sustainable design

 

David Spencer

Spencer

David Spencer

  • Professor of Aerospace Engineering
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Aerospace Engineering

Office: 229A Hammond Building, University Park

Email: dbs9@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-4537

Research Focuses: Spacecraft dynamics and control; theoretical and applied astrodynamics; trajectory optimization; spacecraft systems engineering

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David Stauffer

Stauffer

David Stauffer

  • Research Professor of Meteorology
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Meteorology and Atmospheric Science

Office: 621 Walker Building, University Park

Email: drs8@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-3932

Research Focuses: Numerical weather prediction (NWP); 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); 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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Stephanie Stockar

Stockar

Stephanie Stockar

  • Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 136 Research Building East, University Park

Email: sus772@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-6276

Research Focuses: Internal combustion engines; advanced powertrain systems; energy systems; model order reduction; optimization and control

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Jeffrey Stone

Stone

Jeffrey Stone

  • Assistant Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Information Sciences and Technology

Office: 217G Lehigh Valley Building, Penn State Lehigh Valley

Email: stonej@psu.edu

Phone: 610-285-5003

Research Focuses: Computer and information science pedagogy; public policy and IT; gaming; technology skills and state standards

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Shyam Sundar

Sundar

Shyam Sundar

  • Distinguished Professor of Communications
  • Co-Director, Media Effects Research Laboratory
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Media Studies

Office: 122 Carnegie Building, University Park

Email: sss12@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-2173

Research Focuses: Social and psychological effects of online communication; websites; social and personal media; interactivity; navigability; multi-modality; agency (source attribution) in digital media interfaces upon online users' thoughts, emotions, and actions

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Moriah Szpara

Szpara

Moriah Szpara

  • Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Office: W208 Millennium Science Complex, University Park

Email: moriah@psu.edu

Phone: 814-867-0008

Research Focuses: Virology; neurobiology; herpes simplex virus; bioinformatics; neurovirology, genomics of pathogen variation; neuron-virus relationships

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Tak

Hyungsuk Tak

  • Assistant Professor of Statistics and Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • ICDS Co-hire

Department: Statistics; Astronomy and Astrophysics

Email: tak@psu.edu

Research Focuses: Astronomical time series and imaging data, developing practically motivated data analytic tools, time delay cosmography for the Hubble constant estimation, statistical computation (data augmentation/missing data/Markov chain Monte Carlo), robust inference on pulsar timing array for detecting gravitational waves, and Bayesian hierarchical modeling with frequency coverage evaluation.

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Gang Tan

Tan

Gang Tan

  • Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
  • ICDS Co-hire

Department: School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Office: W358 Westgate Building, University Park

Email: gxt29@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-7364

Research Focuses: Software security; programming languages; computer security; software engineering; formal methods; program verification

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Tapia

Andrea Tapia

  • Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Information Sciences and Technology

Office: E325 Westgate Building

Email: atapia@ist.psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-1524

Research Focuses: Crisis and disaster informatics, community and civic informatics, citizen science and crowdsourced informatics, social media and social data analytics, social theories and social methods of information

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Toews

David Toews

  • Assistant Professor of Biology
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Biology

Office: 619 Mueller Lab

Email: toews@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-0848

Research Focuses: evolutionary biology, genomics, molecular ecology

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Trusel

Luke Trusel

  • Assistant Professor
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Geography

Office: 212 Walker Building

Email: trusel@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-1175

Research Focuses: Dr. Trusel is an Earth system geographer whose research focuses on understanding the impacts of climate variability and change on the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets. Motivated by the potentially profound consequences of cryospheric change, his work seeks to better understand how the ice sheets are responding, and will continue to respond, to ongoing climate change.

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Anthony Tsai

Tsai

Anthony Tsai

  • Staff Physician, Pediatric Surgery, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Pediatric Surgery

Office: 100 Campus Drive, Entrance 2, Suite 400, Penn State Hershey

Email: atsai1@pennstatehealth.psu.edu

Phone: 717-531-8342

Research Focuses: Internet of Things for the hospital; pectus deformities; minimally invasive surgery

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Conrad Tucker

Tucker

Conrad Tucker

  • Associate Professor of Engineering Design and Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • ICDS Associate

Department: School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs; Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 213N Hammond Building, University Park

Email: cst14@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-2952

Research Focuses: Data mining-driven design; social network modeling; text mining; machine vision; systems design optimization

 

Tutt

James Tutt

  • Assistant Research Professor
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Astronomy and Astrophysics

Office: 128 Davey Lab

Email: jht12@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-6338

Research Focuses: X-ray, Spectrometry, Sub-orbital rockets, Finite element analysis

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Blair Tuttle

Tuttle

Blair Tuttle

  • Associate Professor of Physics
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Physics

Office: 116 Witkowski Building, Penn State Behrend

Email: brt10@psu.edu

Phone: 814-898-6311

Research Focuses: Computational materials physics; nano-electronics; multi-scale modeling

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Richard Tutwiler

Tutwiler

Richard Tutwiler

  • Senior Scientist Emeritus, Applied Research Lab
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Applied Research Lab

Office: 5310A ARL Building, University Park

Email: rlt1@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-2188

Research Focuses: 3D imaging systems; 2D imaging systems; spatio-temporal signal processing algorithms for 1D, 2D, and 3D signal sets; biomedical signal processing with emphasis on optics and acoustics, pattern recognition, and computer vision

 

Adri van Duin

van Duin

Adri van Duin

  • Professor of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 240 Research East Building, University Park

Email: acv13@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-6277

Research Focuses: Reactive force fields; computational methods in materials; hydrocarbons; all-carbon materials; nitramines; proteins; semiconductors; transition metals

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Ashton Verdery

Verdery

Ashton Verdery

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Sociology and Criminology

Office: 716 Oswald Tower, University Park

Email: amv5430@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-5385

Research Focuses: Social networks; computational sociology; quantitative methodology; social demography

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Viveiros

Luiz de Viveiros

  • Assistant Professor of Physics
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Physics

Office: Osmond 320E

Email: ldeviveiros@psu.edu

Phone: (814) 865-3628

Research Focuses: Particle Astrophysics

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James Wang

Wang

James Wang

  • Professor of Information Sciences & Technology
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Information Sciences and Technology

Office: E354 Westgate Building, University Park

Email: wang@ist.psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-7889

Research Focuses: Computational modeling of objects, concepts, aesthetics, and emotions; applications in biomedical informatics, art, photography, and weather forecasting

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Jianjun Wang

Wang

Jianjun Wang

  • Research Associate, Materials Science and Engineering
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Materials Science and Engineering

Office: N347 Millennium Science Complex, University Park

Email: jzw12@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-0389

Research Focuses: Computational modeling of materials microstructure evolution; properties prediction; functional oxides; ferromagnetic alloys

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Qian Wang

Wang

Qian Wang

  • Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 325 Leonhard Building, University Park

Email: quw6@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-8281

Research Focuses: 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 Ward

Ward

Annmarie Ward

  • Assistant Professor of Education
  • Director of the Penn State Center for Science and the Schools
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Curriculum and Instruction

Office: 182A Chambers Building, University Park

Email: arw192@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-5240

Research Focuses: Influence of science content knowledge on teaching practices of elementary student teachers; design of content courses that address problematic content-related teaching practices

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Christelle Wauthier

Wauthier

Christelle Wauthier

  • Assistant Professor of Geosciences
  • ICDS Co-hire

Department: Geosciences

Office: 311 Deike Building, University Park

Email: cuw25@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-6649

Research Focuses: Magma and volcanic processes; natural hazards; magma-tectonic interactions; remote-sensing and InSAR

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Mort Webster

Webster

Mort Webster

  • Professor of Energy Engineering
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Energy and Mineral Engineering

Office: 123 Hosler Building, University Park

Email: mort@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-1640

Research Focuses: Risk analysis; uncertainty analysis; decision-making under uncertainty; energy and environmental systems; environmental policy

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Kenneth Weiss

Weiss

Kenneth Weiss

  • Evan Pugh Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Genetics
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Anthropology

Office: 523 Carpenter Building, University Park

Email: kmw4@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-0989

Research Focuses: Simulation of genetic evolution; genetic control of complex traits; human polymorphisms; bioethics; history of evolutionary biology

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Don Welch

Welch

Don Welch

  • Chief Information Security Officer at Penn State
  • Affiliate Faculty of Information Sciences and Technology
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Office of Information Security

Office: 0029 Technology Support Building, University Park

Email: djw66@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-3684

Research Focuses: Information security; cybersecurity

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Douglas Werner

Werner

Douglas Werner

  • John L. and Genevieve H. McCain Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Office: 211A Electrical Engineering East, University Park

Email: dhw@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-2946

Research Focuses: Electromagnetics; antenna design; computational electromagnetics; fractal antennas; genetically engineered antennas; electromagnetic wave Interaction with materials; metamaterials

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Tim White

White

Tim White

  • Senior Scientist, Earth and Environmental Systems Institute
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Geosciences

Office: 222 Earth and Engineering Sciences Building, University Park

Email: tswhite@essc.psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-2213

Research Focuses: Field-based sedimentary geology; paleoclimatology; paleopedology; chemostratigraphy; organic petrology, hydrogeology

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Wilson

Shomir Wilson

  • Assistant Professor in the College of Information Sciences and Technology
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Information Sciences and Technology

Office: E310 Westgate Building

Email: shomir@psu.edu

Research Focuses: natural language processing, privacy, artificial intelligence

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Jason Wright

Wright

Jason Wright

  • Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Astronomy and Astrophysics

Office: 525 Davey Lab, University Park

Email: jtw13@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-8470

Research Focuses: Exoplanets; radio astronomy; the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI)

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Dinghao Wu

Wu

Dinghao Wu

  • Assistant Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Information Sciences and Technology

Office: E355 Westgate Building, University Park

Email: duw12@psu.edu

Phone: 814-867-3612

Research Focuses: Cybersecurity; software systems security; big data malware analysis; software engineering big data analytics; technology applications on environmental and societal issues

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Heng Xu

Xu

Heng Xu

  • Associate Professor of Information Sciences & Technology
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Information Sciences and Technology

Office: E324 Westgate Building, University Park

Email: hxu@ist.psu.edu

Phone: 814-867-0469

Research Focuses: Information privacy; impact of technology on individuals' privacy perceptions; strategic management of firms' information privacy practices; design and empirical evaluation of privacy-enhancing technologies

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Jinchao Xu

Xu

Jinchao Xu

  • Verne M. Willaman Professor of Mathematics
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Mathematics

Office: 314 McAllister Building, University Park

Email: jxx1@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-1110

Research Focuses: Optimization algorithms; deep learning

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Yuan Xuan

Xuan

Yuan Xuan

  • Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 106 Research Building East, University Park

Email: yux19@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-2165

Research Focuses: Energy systems; thermal/fluid sciences; computational fluid dynamics; turbulent combustion; soot formation; material growth; synthesis; numerical methods; uncertainty quantification

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Lingzhou Xue

Xue

Lingzhou Xue

  • Associate Professor of Statistics
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Statistics

Office: 318 Thomas Building, University Park

Email: lxx6@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-1290

Research Focuses: Statistical learning and data mining; high dimensional statistical inference; large scale convex/nonconvex optimization algorithms; statistical analysis of big data, high dimensional data and large scale networks; statistical modeling in health science, information engineering, business analytics and finance

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Qing Yang

Yang

Qing Yang

  • Professor of Radiology, Bioengineering, Engineering Sciences and Neurosurgery
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Radiology

Office: 500 University Drive, H066, Penn State Hershey

Email: qxy1@psu.edu

Phone: 717-531-5856

Research Focuses: High-field MRI; magnetic susceptibility effects on the static magnetic field; dielectric effects on the radio-frequency field; T2* contrast imaging

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Yang

Hui Yang

  • Associate Professor
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: Leonhard 221

Email: huy25@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-7397

Research Focuses: Complex Systems Monitoring, Modeling and Control Laboratory

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Yang

Liping Yang

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Geography

Office: 210 Walker Buidling

Email: luy51@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-7316

Research Focuses: Geographic information science, geovisualization, and machine learning

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Yang

Xiang Yang

  • Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Mechanical Engineering

Office: 132 Research Building East

Email: xzy48@psu.edu

Research Focuses: Computational fluid mechanics, reduced-order modeling, LES wall modeling, electro-convection, high speed flows, data-based turbulence modeling, drag reduction

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Tao Yao

Yao

Tao Yao

  • Associate Professor of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 349 Leonhard Building, University Park

Email: taoyao@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-8040

Research Focuses: 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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Savas Yavuzkurt

Yavuzkurt

Savas Yavuzkurt

  • Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 327 Reber Building, University Park

Email: sqy@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-3340

Research Focuses: 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 Yen

Yen

John Yen

  • University Professor of Information Sciences & Technology
  • Director, Strategic Research Initiatives, College of Information Sciences & Technology
  • Director, Laboratory for Intelligent Agents
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Information Sciences and Technology

Office: E359 Westgate Building, University Park

Email: jyen@ist.psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-6179

Research Focuses: Intelligent agents; artificial intelligence; soft computing; bioinformatics

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Yi

Hojae Yi

  • Assistant Research Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Department: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Office: 228 Agricultural Engineering Building

Email: huy1@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-2807

Research Focuses: Engineering Mechanics of Materials; Characterization of Physical and Mechanical Properties of Agricultural and Biological Materials; Powder Mechanics; Storage, Conveying, Mixing, Size Reduction, Flow, Segregation, and Compaction of Particulate Materials; Mathematical/numerical modeling, simulation and analysis of mechanical behavior of particulate materials and biological materials; Applying mechanical engineering theories to the problems involving biological and particulate materials including renewable energy and consumer products

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Junjun Yin

Yin

Junjun Yin

  • Research Associate, Social Science Research Institute
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Social Science Research Institute

Office: 802 Oswald Tower, University Park

Email: juy173@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-5552

Research Focuses: Geospatial big data analytics and its applications in the context of urban studies and population dynamics; mining and analyzing large-scale location-based social media (e.g., Twitter) data and movement (e.g., GPS recorded trajectories and traces) data; novel visual-analytics approaches to understanding dynamic urban structures (e.g., links and changes); human-environment interactions (e.g., human mobility patterns and neighborhood effects); demographic characteristics (e.g., age groups, gender and ethnicity) for population estimation

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George Young

Young

George Young

  • Professor of Meteorology
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Meteorology and Atmospheric Science

Office: 503 Walker Building, University Park

Email: young@meteo.psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-4228

Research Focuses: Observational and diagnostic studies of turbulence and mesoscale weather systems; forecast technique development and implementation

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Nicholas Zaorsky

Zaorsky

Nicholas Zaorsky

  • Radiation Oncologist
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Office: 500 University Drive, CH63, Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Email: nzaorsky@pennstatehealth.psu.edu

Phone: 717-531-8024

Research Focuses: Cancers of the prostate, breast, lungs, brain, and gastrointestinal tract; metastasis; multidisciplinary care of cancer patients; radiation therapy; personalized medicines; medical education; global healthcare; lifestyle factors (e.g. diet, exercise); biomarkers; innovation

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Zarzycki

Colin Zarzycki

  • Assistant Professor of Meteorology and Climate Dynamics
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Meteorology and Atmospheric Science

Office: 524 Walker Building

Email: czarzycki@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-6888

Research Focuses: simulating extreme atmospheric phenomena and bridging the gap between weather and climate, regional weather and climate prediction on timescales ranging from days to decades, the development of dynamical cores and sub-grid physical parameterizations, and software engineering on petascale computing systems

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Xiang Zhang

Zhang

Xiang Zhang

  • Associate Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
  • ICDS Co-hire

Department: Information Sciences and Technology

Office: E332 Westgate Building, University Park

Email: xzhang@ist.psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-1004

Research Focuses: Big data analytics; data mining; machine learning; database informatics; biomedical informatics

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Yu Zhang

Zhang

Yu Zhang

  • Associate Professor of Statistics
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Statistics

Office: 514B Wartik Laboratory, University Park

Email: yuzhang@stat.psu.edu

Phone: 814-867-0780

Research Focuses: Computational biology; disease association; genetics

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Linghao Zhong

Zhong

Linghao Zhong

  • Professor of Chemistry
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Chemistry

Office: 315 Sci-Tech Building, Penn State Mont Alto

Email: luz4@psu.edu

Phone: 717-749-6240

Research Focuses: Computer simulation of proteins; prion protein folding; cellulase catalysis; biodiesel process.

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Zihan Zhou

Zhou

Zihan Zhou

  • Assistant Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: Information Sciences and Technology

Office: E367 Westgate Building

Email: zuz22@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-8717

Research Focuses: Computer vision; machine learning; applied data sciences; 3D vision

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Tieyuan Zhu

Zhu

Tieyuan Zhu

  • Assistant Professor of Geosciences
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Geosciences

Office: 406 Deike Building

Email: tyzhu@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-7112

Research Focuses: Computational seismology; wave propagation; waveform inversion for Earth imaging

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Zhu

Minghui Zhu

  • Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering
  • ICDS Co-hire

Department: School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Office: 227E Electrical Engineering West, University Park

Email: muz16@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-5315

Research Focuses: Systems and control; multi-agent networks; distributed algorithms; robotics

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Zipp

Katherine Zipp

  • Assistant Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education

Office: 112-F Armsby

Email: kyz1@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-8247

Research Focuses: Environmental and resource economics; land economics; spatial modeling; non-market valuation

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