Meet the ICS Team

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee vets major ICS decisions and supports ICS leaders in engaging with Penn State’s administration.

 

Timothy Brick

Brick

Timothy Brick

  • Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
  • ICS 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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Guido Cervone

Cervone

Guido Cervone

  • Associate Professor of Geography
  • Associate Director, Institute for CyberScience
  • ICS 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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Guangqing Chi

Chi

Guangqing Chi

  • Associate Professor of Rural Sociology and Demography and Public Health Sciences
  • ICS 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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Jenni Evans

Evans

Jenni Evans

  • Professor of Meteorology
  • Director, Institute for CyberScience
  • ICS 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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Wayne Figurelle

Figurelle

Wayne Figurelle

  • Assistant Director

Office: 224D Computer Building

Email: wfigure@psu.edu

Phone: 814-777-2965

 

Chuck Gilbert

Gilbert

Chuck Gilbert

  • Technical Director and Chief Architect

Office: 224F Computer Building

Email: cjg23@psu.edu

Phone: 814-867-4575

 

Susan Hafenstein

Hafenstein

Susan Hafenstein

  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Microbiology, and Immunology
  • ICS 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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Haworth Daniel

Haworth

Daniel Haworth

  • Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  • ICS 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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Vasant Honavar

Honavar

Vasant Honavar

  • Professor and Edward Frymoyer Chair of Information Sciences and Technology
  • Associate Director, Institute for CyberScience
  • ICS 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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Kandermir Mahmut

Kandemir

Mahmut Kandemir

  • Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
  • Director of Graduate Affairs
  • ICS 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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Vivek Kapur

Kapur

Vivek Kapur

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

Leydig

Derek Leydig

  • ICS-ACI Client Engagement Manager

Office: 224E Computer Building

Email: dml129@psu.edu

Phone: 814-867-6078

 

Ping Li

Li

Ping Li

  • Professor of Psychology and Linguistics
  • Associate Director, Institute for CyberScience
  • ICS Associate

Department: Psychology

Office: 452 Moore Building, University Park

Email: pul8@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-3921

Research Focuses: Language acquisition, linguistic neuroscience, neuroimaging, neuroplasticity

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Li Li

Li

Li Li

  • Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering
  • ICS 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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Susan Sinnott

Sinnott

Susan Sinnott

  • Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
  • ICS 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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