ICS@PSU: Institute for CyberScience

Our Faculty

  • Kofi Adu

    Associate Professor of Physics, Penn State Altoona
    ICS Associate

    Sheetz Family Health Center, 103C
    Penn State Altoona

    cxa269@psu.edu
    814-940-3335

    Research Interests:
    Computation and simulation at nanoscale of interfacial effects on the properties of composites. Using nanoscale interfacial engineering to enhance the properties of ultraconductors.

  • Reka Albert

    Distinguished Professor of Physics and Biology
    ICS Affiliate

    122 Davey Laboratory, University Park

    ralbert@phys.psu.edu
    (814) 865-6123

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

  • Brent Ambrose

    Smeal Professor of Risk Management , Director, Institute for Real Estate Studies , Director, PhD Program
    ICS Associate

    381 Business Building

    bwa10@psu.edu
    814-867-0066

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

  • Jay Amicangelo

    Associate Professor of Chemistry
    ICS Affiliate

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

    jca11@psu.edu
    (814) 898-6334

    Research Interests:
    Computational chemistry, Quantum chemistry, Ab initio methods, Density functional theory methods.

  • Charles Ammon

    Professor for the Department of Geosciences
    ICS Associate

    440 Deike Building

    charlesammon@psu.edu
    814-865-2310

    Research Interests:
    My research interest include both the earthquake process and Earth's interior using seismic observations.

  • Clio Andris

    Assistant Professor of Geography
    ICS Associate

    212 Walker Building

    clio@psu.edu
    814-865-1175

    Research Interests:
    Social Networks, GIS, Interpersonal Relationships, Institutions, Telecommunications, transportation, Urban Planning, Social Capital

    Additional Information:
    Clio’s site

  • Khai Chung Ang

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

    500 University Drive Hershey, PA 17033

    kca2@psu.edu
    717-531-4704

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

  • Antonio Armaou

    Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
    ICS Affiliate

    170 Fenske Laboratory, University Park

    armaou@engr.psu.edu
    (814) 863-1375

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

  • Asad Azemi

    Associate Professor of Engineering
    ICS Associate

    Penn State Brandywine

    azemi@psu.edu
    (610) 892-1421

    Research Interests:
    Signal modeling and estimation, Intelligent systems, Computational biology, Bioinformatics, Chaos.

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

  • Mark Ballora

    Associate Professor of Music Technology
    ICS Affiliate

    227 Theatre Building, University Park

    ballora@psu.edu
    814-863-3386

    Research Interests:
    Sonification of scientific datasets, music technology, sound design

  • Thomas Beatty

    Postdoctoral Researcher
    ICS Affiliate

    420 Davey Lab

    tbeatty@psu.edu
    (814) 863-7346

    Research Interests:
    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.

  • Scott Bennett

    Distinguished Professor of Political Science
    ICS Associate

    318 Pond Lab, University Park

    dsb10@psu.edu
    (814) 865-6566

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

  • Seth Blumsack

    Associate Professor of Energy and Mineral Engineering
    ICS Affiliate

    124 Hosler Building, University Park

    sethb@psu.edu
    (814) 863-7597

    Research Interests:
    Clean Fuels & Catalysis; Energy Economics; Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering; Stationary Power; Sustainable Energy; Transportation; Initiative for Sustainable Electric Power Systems

  • Ali Borhan

    Professor of Chemical Engineering
    ICS Affiliate

    122 Fenske Laboratory, University Park

    borhan@engr.psu.edu
    (814) 865-3509

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

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    Elizabeth Boyer

    Associate Professor of Water Resources
    Director, Pennsylvania Water Resources Research Institute
    ICS Affiliate

    304 Forest Resources Building, University Park

    ewb100@psu.edu
    (814) 865-8330

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

  • Niel Brandt

    Verne M. Willaman Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics
    ICS Affiliate

    507 Davey Laboratory, University Park

    wnb3@psu.edu
    (814) 865-3509

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

  • Susan Brantley

    Distinguished Professor of Geosciences
    Director of Earth and Environmental Systems Institute
    ICS Affiliate

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

    brantley@essc.psu.edu
    (814) 865-3191

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

  • Sean Brennan

    Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
    ICS Affiliate

    318 Leonhard Building, University Park

    sbrennan@psu.edu
    (814) 863-2430

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

  • Timothy Brick

    Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
    ICS Co-hire

    231 HHD Building, University Park

    tbrick@psu.edu
    (814) 865-4868

    Research Interests:
    I am interested in the way that humans interact with their environment, and more specifically with each other. I'm also interested in the statistics that we use to analyze these kinds of interactions, and the way we treat the data we collect to study it.

  • Nicole Brown

    Associate Professor of Wood Products
    ICS Affiliate

    202 Forest Resources Building, University Park

    nrb10@psu.edu
    (814) 865-7423

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

  • William Brune

    Distinguished Professor of Meteorology
    ICS Affiliate

    504 Wagner Building, University Park

    brune@meteo.psu.edu
    (814) 865-3286

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

  • Orfeu Buxton

    Associate Professor of Biobehavioral Health
    ICS Associate

    206 Biobehavioral Health Building, University Park

    omb104@psu.edu
    (814) 867-5707

    Research Interests:
    Causes of Sleep Deficiency, Health Consequences of Sleep Deficiency, Biomarkers

  • Zyad Carr

    Assistant Professor and Attending Anesthesiologist and Intensivist
    ICS Associate

    500 University Drive, H187
    Hershey, PA 17033

    zcarr@pennstatehealth.psu.edu
    717-531-6597

    Research Interests:
    Large scale outcomes in ICU patients, Sepsis, genetic phenotypes of multiple organ dysfunction, ICU delirium and Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction

  • John Carroll

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

    307H Information Sciences and Technology Building

    jmc56@psu.edu
    (814) 863-2476

    Research Interests:
    Methods and theory for human-centered design, particularly as applied to Internet tools for collaborative learning and problem solving, and to create and sustain community.

  • Jeffrey Catchmark

    Associate Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
    ICS Affiliate

    109 Agricultural Engineering Building, University Park

    jcatchmark@engr.psu.edu
    (814) 863-0414

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

  • Guido Cervone

    Associate Professor of Geography
    Associate Director, ICS
    ICS Co-hire

    205 Walker Buidling, University Park

    cervone@psu.edu
    (814) 863-0179

    Research Interests:
    Remote sensing, Environmental hazards, Geoinformatics, Social media

    Additional Information:
    Guido Cervone’s web site

  • Long-Qing Chen

    Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
    ICS Affiliate

    102 Steidle Building, University Park

    lqc3@psu.edu
    (814) 863-8101

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

    Additional Information:
    Crystals Within Crystals

  • Keith Cheng

    Professor of PathologyBiochemistry & Molecular Biology and Pharmacology
    ICS Associate

    Room C7866A, Penn State Hershey College of Medicine

    kcheng@psu.edu
    (717) 531-5635

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

  • Huanyu Cheng

    Dorothy Quiggle Professor in Engineering
    Assistant Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics
    ICS Affiliate

    307D Earth and Engineering Sciences Building

    huanyu.cheng@psu.edu
    814-863-5945

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

  • Guangqing Chi

    Associate Professor of Rural Sociology and Demography and
    Public Health Sciences
    ICS Associate

    112E Armsby

    gchi@psu.edu
    814-863-8245

    Research Interests:
    My research interests include climate change, land use, and community resilience; and critical infrastructure/transportation, population change, and population health within the smart cities framework. The two areas of research build upon his methodological strengths in computational and spatial analysis and spatial demography.

  • Francesca Chiaromonte

    Professor of Statistics
    ICS Affiliate

    518 Wartik Lab, University Park

    chiaro@stat.psu.edu
    (814) 865-7075

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

  • Sy-Miin Chow

    Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
    ICS Associate

    409 BBH Building, University Park

    symiin@psu.edu
    814-867-2131

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

  • Robert Collins

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

    354H IST Building, University Park

    rcollins@psu.edu
    (814) 863-1944

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

    Additional Information:
    Robert Collins’ Personal Homepage

  • David Conroy

    Professor of Kinesiology and Human Development & Family Studies
    ICS Affiliate

    268U Recreation Building

    dec9@psu.edu
    814-863-3451

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

  • Doug Cowen

    Professor of Physics
    Professor of Astronomy & Astrophysics
    ICS Affiliate

    104 Davey Laboratory, University Park

    cowen@phys.psu.edu
    (814) 863-5943

    Research Interests:
    Particle astrophysics, neutrinos, neutrino detection

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    Vincent Crespi

    Distinguished Professor of Physics and Materials Science and Engineering
    Associate Director, Penn State Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
    ICS Affiliate

    326 Davey Laboratory, University Park

    nanoprof@mac.com
    (814) 863-0163

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

  • Ismaila Dabo

    Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
    ICS Associate

    N-241 Millennium Science Complex, University Park

    dabo@matse.psu.edu
    (814) 867-4886

    Research Interests:
    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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    Kenneth Davis

    Professor of Meteorology
    ICS Affiliate

    512 Walker Building, University Park

    davis@meteo.psu.edu
    (814) 863-8601

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

  • Rebekah Dawson

    Assistant Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics
    ICS Associate

    525 Davey Lab

    rdawson@psu.edu
    (814) 863-9553

    Research Interests:
    Extra-solar planets, debris disks, dynamics of planetary and satellite systems, the Kuiper Belt, planet formation, signal processing, computing simulations,data analysis.

  • Michael DeGiorgio

    Assistant Professor of Biology
    ICS Co-hire

    502B Wartik Laboratory, University Park

    mxd60@psu.edu
    (814) 867-5366

    Research Interests:
    Statistical population genetics, Phylogenetics, Human evolutionary genomics

    Additional Information:
    Michael DeGiorgio’s web site

  • Enrique del Castillo

    Distinguished Professor of Industrial Engineering and Professor of Statistics
    Director, Engineering Statistics Laboratory
    ICS Affiliate

    310 Leonhard Building, University Park

    exd13@psu.edu
    (814) 863-6408

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

    Additional Information:
    Enrique del Castillo’s Website

  • Daniel DellaPosta

    Assistant Professor of Sociology
    ICS Affiliate

    503 Oswald Tower

    djd78@psu.edu
    (814) 865-8709

    Research Interests:
     I study social networks in the political and economic arenas. Most broadly, my research focuses on how interdependent actors collectively shape social structure.

  • Melik Demirel

    Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics
    ICS Affiliate

    205A Earth and Engineering Sciences Building

    mdemirel@engr.psu.edu
    (814) 863-2270

    Research Interests:
    My area of interest is programmable molecular materials, which bridges the interfaces among molecular biology, genomics, biotechnology, mechanics, large-scale computation, materials science, engineering design, and manufacturing.

  • Bruce Desmarais

    Associate Professor Political Science
    ICS Co-hire

    230 Pond Lab, University Park

    bbd5087@psu.edu
    (814) 863-8859

    Research Interests:
    Professor Desmarais' research focuses on the development and application of statistical methods in the study of Social and Political systems that are characterized by interdependence and structural complexity. Network analysis is the primary methodological approach in his research. Areas of application include 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, and the interconnectedness of scientific research and US regulatory policymaking. His current research agenda is generously supported by three grants from the US National Science foundation and one from the Russell Sage Foundation.

    Additional Information:
    Bruce Desmarais’ Web Site

  • John Domico

    Manager of Information Systems, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
    ICS Associate

    111H Information Science and Technology Building, University Park

    domico@cse.psu.edu
    814-865-3757

    Research Interests:
    Systems Planning, System and Network Administration, Directing Technical Staff, Project Management

  • Cheng Dong

    Distinguished Professor of Bioengineering
    ICS Affiliate

    233 Hallowell Building, University Park

    cxd23@psu.edu
    (814) 865-8091

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

    Additional Information:
    Cellular Biomechanics Laboratory

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    Corina Drapaca

    Associate Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics
    ICS Affiliate

    307D Earth-Engineering Sciences Building, University Park

    csd12@psu.edu
    (814) 867-2313

    Research Interests:
    Brain Biomechanics, Computational Mechanics, medical Image Processing, Elastography and Inverse Problems.

    Additional Information:
    Center for Neural Engineering

  • Patrick Drew

    Assistant Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics; Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
    ICS Affiliate

    W317 Millennium Science Complex

    pjd17@psu.edu
    814-863-1473

    Research Interests:
    The relationship between neural activity and hemodynamic signals in the brain, using a electrophysiology and imaging techniques, computer vision and signal processing.

  • Jing Du

    Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
    ICS Affiliate

    316B Leonhard Building

    jingdu@psu.edu
    (814) 863-1043

    Research Interests:
    Solid mechanics; Fracture mechanics; Contact adhesion; Biomechanics and Biomaterials; Bio-inspired design; Medical devices; Electronic devices

  • Edward Dudley

    Associate Professor of Food Science
    ICS Affiliate

    427 Rodney A. Erickson Food Science Building

    egd100@psu.edu
    814-867-0439

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

  • Derek Elsworth

    Professor of Energy and Geo-Environmental Engineering
    ICS Affiliate

    231 Hosler Building, University Park

    elsworth@psu.edu
    (814) 865-2225

    Research Interests:
    Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Finite Element Methods, Discontinuum Models.

    Additional Information:
    Derek Elsworth’s Homepage Center for Geomechanics, Geofluids, and Geohazards Publications

  • 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
    ICS Affiliate

    115 Hosler Building, University Park

    eur@psu.edu
    (814) 865-6082

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

  • Jenni Evans

    Director, Institute for CyberScience
    Professor of Meteorology

    509 Walker Building

    jle7@psu.edu
    (814) 865-3240

    Research Interests:
    Climate, Numerical Weather Prediction, Tropical Meteorology, Tropical Cyclones, Statistical Meteorology, Convection Studies

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    Darryl Farber

    Assistant Professor of Engineering
    ICS Affiliate

    201G Old Botany, University Park

    dlf112@psu.edu
    (814) 865-3042

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

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    Stephen Fast

    Cyber Innovation Strategy Lead, Applied Research Laboratory
    ICS Associate

    5300A ARL Building, University Park

    saf8@psu.edu
    814-865-2425

    Research Interests:
    Electromagnetic Propagation, Radio Meteorology, RF Modeling and Simulation, EM Computational Techniques, Numerical Modeling, Software Engineering

  • Eric Feigelson

    Distinguished Senior Scholar and Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics
    ICS Affiliate

    407 Davey Lab, University Park

    e5f@psu.edu
    (814) 865-0162

    Research Interests:
    Star Formation, X-Ray Astronomy, Astrostatistics

  • Kristen A. Fichthorn

    Merrell R. Fenske Professor of Chemical Engineering
    Professor of Physics
    I
    CS Associate

    164 Fenske Laboratory, University Park

    fichthorn@psu.edu
    (814) 863-4807

    Research Interests:
     Multi-scale materials simulation, molecular dynamics, density-functional theory, Monte Carlo, nanomaterials, growth processes, dynamics at interfaces.

  • Karen Fisher-Vanden

    Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics
    ICS Associate

    113 Armsby Building, University Park

    kaf26@psu.edu
    814-867-2752

    Research Interests:
    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.

  • Eric Ford

    Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics
    ICS Co-hire

    428A Davey Lab, University Park

    ebf11@psu.edu
    (814) 863-5558

    Research Interests:
    Extrasolar Planetary Systems, Planet Formation and Orbital Evolution, Detection & Characterization of Exoplanets, Astrobiology, Astrostatistics, Cyber-Science & High-Performance Scientific Computing

    Additional Information:
    Eric Ford’s Web Site

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    Charles Gaston

    Assistant Professor of Engineering
    ICS Affiliate

    Penn State York

    cag9@psu.edu
    (717) 771-4155

    Research Interests:
    Voting Technology, Election Systems, DRE Voting Machines.

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

  • Melissa Gervais

    Assistant Professor of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
    ICS Co-hire

    505 Walker Building

    mmg62@psu.edu
    (814) 863-3920

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

  • C. Lee Giles

    ICS Steering Committee
    Professor, Computer Science and EngineeringSupply Chain and Information Systems, and Information Sciences and Technology 
    ICS Associate

    311A IST Building, University Park

    giles@ist.psu.edu
    (814) 865-7884

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

    Additional Information:
    The Intelligent Information Systems Research Laboratory

  • Rick Gilmore

    Associate Professor of Psychology
    ICS Associate

    622 Moore Building, University Park

    rogilmore@psu.edu
    (814) 865-3664

    Research Interests:
    Computational neuroscience, Computer vision, Data visualization.

    Additional Information:
    What is Color Blindness? Brain Development and Cognition Laboratory at Penn State

  • Bruce Gluckman

    Associate Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics and Neurosurgery
    Associate Director of the Center for Neural Engineering
    ICS Affiliate

    212 Earth-Engineering Sciences Building, University Park

    bjg18@psu.edu
    (814) 865-0178

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

    Additional Information:
    Center for Neural Engineering

  • Enrique Gomez

    Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
    ICS Affiliate

    404 Steidle Building, University Park

    edg12@psu.edu
    814-867-3428

    Research Interests:
    Polymers, Organic Electronics, Organic Solar Cells, Electron Microscopy of Soft Materials

  • Russ Graham

    Professor of Geosciences
    Director, Earth & Mineral Science Museum and Art Gallery 
    ICS Affiliate

    14 Deike Building, University Park

    rgraham@ems.psu.edu
    (814) 865-6336

    Research Interests:
    Biogeography, GIS, Database Development, NEOTOMA Database, Data Mining, Computational Paleoecology, Ecosystem Modeling.

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

  • Steven Greybush

    Assistant Professor of Meteorology
    Associate Director, Center for Advanced Data Assimilation and Predictability Techniques
    ICS Co-hire

    618 Walker Building, University Park

    sjg213@psu.edu
    (814) 867-4926

    Research Interests:
    Data Assimilation, Numerical Weather Prediction, Weather and Climate of Mars, Atmospheric Modeling, Ensemble Forecasting Predictability, Statistical and Artificial Intelligence Applications

  • Michael Hallquist

    Assistant Professor of Psychology
    ICS Co-hire

    309 Moore Building, University Park

    michael.hallquist@psu.edu
    (814) 863-5756

    Research Interests:
    My research characterizes the developmental psychopathology of personality dysfunction in adolescence and young adulthood. I am interested in how personality traits, interpersonal relationships, and disrupted maturation of neurobehavioral systems are associated with the emergence of personality dysfunction, especially borderline personality disorder (BPD). Work in our laboratory spans clinical, behavioral, and neuroimaging assessments of personality and psychopathology. As a developmental psychopathologist, my research also focuses on the normative maturation of brain systems implicated in self-control, reward processing, and emotion regulation, which informs a better understanding of abnormal trajectories in BPD.

    Additional Information:
    Michael Hallquist’s Web Site

  • William Hancock

    Professor of Bioengineering
    ICS Affiliate

    229 Hallowell Building, University Park

    wohbio@engr.psu.edu
    (814) 865-0492

    Research Interests:
    Detailed workings of motor proteins and their role in intracellular transport and cell motility.

    Additional Information:
    Hancock Lab

  • Chad Hanna

    Assistant Professor of Physics
    ICS Co-hire

    104 Davey Lab #253, University Park

    crh184@psu.edu
    (814) 865-2924

    Research Interests:
    Gravitational-Wave Astrophysics, Multimessenger Astrophysics, Compact Binary Systems, Black Holes, Neutron Stars

  • Benjamin Hanrahan

    Assistant Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
    ICS Affiliate

    E383 Westgate Building

    bvh10@ist.psu.edu
    (814) 863-8856

    Research Interests:
    My research interests are in in how information and user interfaces structure and influence user agency. I have investigated this topic in various contexts, particularly how email conversations impact users' agency over their attention, how employer-employee relationships are mediated by the Amazon Mechanical Turk platform, and how communities can be strengthened by encouraging simple activities.

  • Murali Haran

    Professor of Statistics
    ICS Affiliate

    Center for Statistical Ecology and Environmental Statistics
    326 Thomas Building, University Park

    muh10@psu.edu
    (814) 863-8126

    Research Interests:
    Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods, Spatial Modeling.

  • Ross Hardison

    T. Ming Chu Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    ICS Affiliate

    304 Wartik Laboratory, University Park

    rch8@psu.edu
    (814) 863-0113

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

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

  • John Harlim

    Associate Professor of Mathematics and Meteorology
    ICS Co-hire

    214 McAllister Building, University Park

    jharlim@psu.edu
    (814) 863-9024

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

    Additional Information:
    John Harlim’s Web Site

  • Sue Ellen Haupt

    Senior Research Associate Applied Research Laboratory
    Associate Professor of Meteorology
    ICS Affiliate

    PO Box 30, State College, PA 16804

    seh19@psu.edu
    (814) 863-7135

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

    Additional Information:
    Sue Ellen Haupt’s Personal Web Site

  • Bernd Haupt

    Senior Research Associate, Earth and Environmental Systems Institute
    ICS Associate

    317C EES Building

    bjh18@psu.edu
    814-865-8188

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

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    Daniel Haworth

    ICS Steering Committee
    Professor of Mechanical Engineering
    ICS Associate

    232 Research Building, University Park

    dch12@psu.edu
    (814) 863-6269

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

  • Kathleen Hill

    Assistant Professor of Education
    ICS Associate

    182 Chambers Building

    kathyhill@psu.edu
    (814) 863-2275

    Research Interests:
    The development of science and engineering, involving preparing teachers to incorporate computer science and computational thinking into the K-12 classroom. Future proposals will include integrating supercomputer clusters in secondary schools.

  • Mike Hillman

    L. Robert and Mary L. Kimball Assistant Professor
    ICS Associate

    224A Sackett Building

    mzh226@psu.edu
    814-863-0623

    Research Interests:
    Computational solid mechanics; penetration mechanics and geomechanics modeling; method development for extreme event simulation; accelerated, stabilized and convergent meshfree and isogeometric numerical formulations; numerical methods for plates and shells, and fluid mechanics

  • Vasant Honavar

    Professor & Edward Frymoyer Chair of Information Sciences & Technology
    Associate Director, ICS
    ICS Co-hire

    301A IST Building, University Park

    vhonavar@ist.psu.edu
    (814) 865-3141

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

  • Chaofeng Hou

    Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
    ICS Associate

    319A Steidle Building

    cuh342@psu.edu
    (814) 826-9323

    Research Interests:
    High-performance computing of solid functional materials; prediction of thermodynamic properties of low-dimensional nanomaterials; construction of a materials simulation platforms; many-core and multi-core processors; GPUs

  • James Houck

    Distinguished Scholar in Residence
    ICS Associate

    0235 LEWIS KATZ BUILDING

    jwh32@psu.edu
    814 865 4294

    Research Interests:
    I am interested in international and domestic cyber law issues relating to U.S. national security and the international law of armed conflict.

  • Xuemei Huang

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

    500 University Drive, Hershey, PA

    xuh15@psu.edu
    717-531-1803

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

  • Peter Hudson

    Willaman Professor of Biology
    Director of The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences
    ICS Affiliate

    512 Mueller Laboratory, University Park

    pjh18@psu.edu
    (814) 865-9131

    Research Interests:
    Epidemiology and Population Dynamics, Heterogeneities, Parasite Interactions.

  • Rob Hume

    Evan Pugh Professor of English Literature
    ICS Associate

    19 Burrowes Building, University Park

    hb1@psu.edu
    (814) 863-2344

    Research Interests:
    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

  • Trent Jaeger

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

    346A IST Building, University Park

    tjaeger@cse.psu.edu
    (814) 865-1042

    Research Interests:
    Computer Security, Operating Systems, Security Policies, Source Code Analysis.

    Additional Information:
    Trent Jaeger’s Web Site

  • Michael Janik

    Professor of Chemical Engineering
    ICS Associate

    104 Fenske Laboratory, University Park

    mjj13@psu.edu
    (814) 863-9366

    Research Interests:
    Computational Chemistry, Catalysis, Electrocatalysis, Fuel Cells, Reaction Kinetics.

    Additional Information:
    Michael Janik’s Research Group

  • Jim Jansen

    Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
    ICS Affiliate

    329F Information Sciences and Technology Building, University Park

    jjansen@ist.psu.edu
    (814) 865-6459

    Research Interests:
    Data mining, N-grams, Markov Models, Tensors.

    Additional Information:
    Jim Jansen’s Personal Homepage

  • Kenneth Jenkins

    Professor of Electrical Engineering
    ICS Affiliate

    129 Electrical Engineering East, University Park

    jenkins@engr.psu.edu
    (814) 863-2788

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

  • Dezhe Jin

    Associate Professor of Physics
    ICS Associate

    123 Davey Laboratory

    dzj2@psu.edu
    (814) 863-6673

    Research Interests:
    Consisting of a large number of intricately connected neurons, the brain is one of the most sophisticated dynamical systems in nature. Understanding how the brain computes is at the forefront of current scientific research. Research in our group focuses on theoretical analysis of biological neural networks and computational models of neural systems. The modeling is done in close collaboration with experimental groups.

  • Sai Kakuturu

    Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, Science,
    Engineering, and Technology
    ICS Associate

    W236 Olmsted Building  

    spk14@psu.edu
    717-948-6084

    Research Interests:
    Studying the effect of flow on granular and porous materials. Soils, concretes and composite materials used in engineering. MicroCT imaging to quantitatively understand the internal structure. Image processing to convert microCT images into a form that is good for computer simulations. Use of software such as Avizo, Ansys Fluent, Particle Flow Code.

  • Mahmut Kandemir

    Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
    Director of Graduate Affairs
    ICS Associate

    354C Information Sciences & Technology Building, University Park

    kandemir@cse.psu.edu
    (814) 863-4888

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

    Additional Information:
    Mahmut Kandemir’s Homepage  Microsystems Design Laboratory

  • Timothy Kane

    Professor of Electrical Engineering and Meteorology
    ICS Affiliate

    121 Electrical Engineering East, University Park

    tjk7@psu.edu
    (814) 863-8727

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

  • Seogchan Kang

    Professor of Plant Pathology
    ICS Affiliate

    311 Buckhout Laboratory, University Park

    sxk55@psu.edu
    (814) 863-3846

    Research Interests:
    Bioinformatics, GIS, Evolutionary Biology of Plant Pathogens.

  • Vivek Kapur

    Associate Director for Strategic Initiatives, Huck Institutes of Life Sciences
    Professor of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
    Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
    ICS Associate

    205 Wartik Laboratory

    vkapur@psu.edu
    (814) 865-9788

    Research Interests:
    Microbial genomics and pathogenesis, bioinformatics, diagnostics and vaccine development for animal and human pathogens is the primary focus of our research programs. I am also interested in cross-disciplinary basic and translational research, as well as international "one-health” research and training.

  • Klaus Keller

    Professor of Geosciences
    ICS Associate

    436 Deike Building, University Park

    kzk10@psu.edu
    814-865-6718

    Research Interests:
    Climate Change; Bayesian Inference; Decision-making under Uncertainty; Climate Risk Management

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    Maurie Kelly

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

    356 Business Building

    mck4@psu.edu
    (814) 863-0104

    Research Interests:
    My research interests focus on managing and providing public access to data, supporting public access to government information, and the intersection of big data and citizen science.

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    Arshad Khan

    Professor of Chemistry
    ICS Affiliate

    305 Chemistry Building, University Park
    121 Swift Building, Penn State DuBois

    kub@psu.edu
    (814) 863-9295

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

  • Daniel Kifer

    Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
    ICS Associate

    360F IST Building, University Park

    dkifer@cse.psu.edu

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

  • Alexander Klippel

    Associate Professor of Geography
    ICS Associate

    204 Walker Building, University Park

    klippel@psu.edu
    814-865-2324

    Research Interests:
    3D Modeling; Virtual and Augmented Reality; Crowdsourcing; Landscape Concepts; Human Concepts; immersive technologies and their application in information science; decision making; digital humanities; geosciences.

  • Abdullah Konak

    Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
    ICS Associate

    212 Gaige Building
    Penn State Berks

    konak@psu.edu
    610-396-6310

    Research Interests:
    The modeling, analysis, and optimization of complex systems using computational intelligence combined with techniques from statistics, operations research, and machine learning.

  • Reuben Kraft

    Shuman Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
    ICS Co-hire

    320 Leonhard Building, University Park

    reuben.kraft@psu.edu
    (814) 867-4570

    Research Interests:
    Mechanical Sciences, Biomechanics/Bioengineering

    Additional Information:
    Penn State Computational Biomechanics Group

  • Akhil Kumar

    Professor of Information SystemsSupply Chain and Information Systems
    ICS Affiliate

    420 Business Building, University Park

    akhilkumar@psu.edu
    (814) 863-0034

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

    Additional Information:
    Akhil Kumar’s Homepage

  • Soundar Kumara

    Allen E. Pearce and Allen M. Pearce Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
    ICS Affiliate

    222 Leonhard Building, University Park

    skumara@psu.edu
    814-863-2359

    Research Interests:
    Intelligent Systems; Sensor Data Representation and Fusion; Process Data Monitoring and Diagnostics; Smart Manufacturing; Graph Analytics; Big Data Analytics

  • Robert Kunz

    Head, Computational Mechanics DivisionApplied Research Laboratory
    Professor of Aerospace Engineering
    ICS Associate

    Garfield Thomas Water Tunnel, University Park

    rfk102@psu.edu
    (814) 865-2144

    Additional Information:
    ARL Computational Mechanics

  • Phillip Laplante

    Professor of Software Engineering
    ICS Affiliate

    Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies

    plaplante@psu.edu
    (610) 725-5314

    Research Interests:
    Software Engineering, Open-source Software, Project Management.

    Additional Information:
    Software Engineering Group

  • Jesse Lasky

    Assistant Professor of Biology
    ICS Affiliate

    408 Life Sciences

    jrl35@psu.edu
    (814)863-5318

    Research Interests:
    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).

  • Adam Lavely

    Computational Scientist
    ICS Associate

    225A Computer Building

    adam.lavely@psu.edu
    814-867-6091

    Research Interests:
    To study the effect of atmospheric turbulence on wind turbines and wind farms. This involves various types of modeling both of the atmospheric turbulence and wind turbines and the numerical methods involved in both.

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    Dongwon Lee

    Associate Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
    ICS Affiliate

    313A Information Sciences and Technology Building, University Park

    dongwon@psu.edu
    (814) 865-0687

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

  • Eugene Lengerich

    Professor of Health Evaluation Sciences
    ICS Associate

    A210 Public Health Sciences- Hershey

    ejl6@psu.edu
    717-531-7178

    Research Interests:
    My research involves interventional epidemiology to test clinic- and population-based methods to reduce cancer risk and improve treatment outcomes.

  • Xiantao Li

    Professor of Mathematics
    ICS Affiliate

    219C McAllister Building, University Park

    xli@math.psu.edu
    814-863-9081

    Research Interests:
    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

  • Ping Li

    Professor of Psychology and Linguistics
    Associate Director, ICS
    ICS Associate

    452 Moore Building, University Park

    pul8@psu.edu
    (814) 863-3921

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

  • Li Li

    Associate Professor of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering
    ICS Associate

    221A Sackett Building

    lili@engr.psu.edu
    (814) 867-0151

    Research Interests:
    Understanding complex interactions between flow, transport, and multi-component biogeochemical reactions in natural systems. For example, enhanced hydrocarbon and geothermal energy recovery, contaminant reactive transport and bioremediation, geological carbon sequestration, and water and biogeochemical cycles at the watershed scale.

  • Runze Li

    Verne M. Willaman Professor of Statistics, Professor of Public Health Sciences
    ICS Associate

    413 Thomas

    ril4@psu.edu
    (814) 865-1555

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

  • John Liechty

    Professor of Marketing and Statistics
    ICS Associate

    409 Business Building

    jcl12@psu.edu
    814-865-0621

    Research Interests:
    Large scale Bayesian computation with application in Marketing and Finance.

  • Hangsheng Lin

    Professor of Hydropedology/Soil Hydrology
    ICS Affiliate

    415 Agricultural Sciences and Industries Building, 
    University Park

    henrylin@psu.edu
    (814) 865-6726

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

    Additional Information:
    Hydropedology Web Site

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    Darla Lindberg

    Professor of Architecture
    ICS Affiliate

    421 Stuckeman Family Building, University Park

    dvl2@psu.edu
    (814) 865-3289

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

    Additional Information:
    Darla Lindberg’s CIDD Page Darla Lindberg’s Personal Web Site

  • Chun Liu

    Professor of Mathematics
    ICS Affiliate

    321 McAllister Building, University Park

    liu@math.psu.edu
    (814) 865-3611

    Research Interests:
    Applied mathematics, Partial differential equations, Complex fluids, Multiscale modeling.

    Additional Information:
    Center for Computational Mathematics and Applications

  • Yanxi Liu

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

    338B IST Building, University Park

    yul11@psu.edu
    (814) 865-7495

    Research Interests:
    Computational Symmetry and Group Theory, Discriminative subspace exploration for reduction and selection.

    Additional Information:
    Yanxi Liu’s Personal Homepage College of Engineering

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    Zi-Kui Liu

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

    201 Steidle Building, University Park

    liu@matse.psu.edu
    (814) 865-1934

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

    Additional Information:
    Phases Research Lab Materials Computation and Simulation Environments Calculation of Phase Diagrams

  • Xiaofeng Liu

    Assistant Professor of Civil and Environment Engineering
    ICS Co-hire

    223B Sackett, University Park

    xliu@engr.psu.edu
    (814) 863-2940

    Research Interests:
    Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Environmental fluid mechanics, Sediment transport and erosion control, Land surface process and morphodynamics, Multiphase flow, Water quality modeling

    Additional Information:
    Xiaofeng Liu’s Web Site

  • Xiao Liu

    Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
    ICS Co-hire

    315 Hallowell Building, University Park

    xxl213@engr.psu.edu
    (814)-863-4419

    Research Interests:
    Multi-Modal Neuroimaging Techniques, Computational Neuroscience, Brain Activity and Consciousness, Network Dynamics of the Brain, Neural Basis of Resting-State fMRI Connectivity

  • Peng Liu

    Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
    ICS Affiliate

    301F IST Building, University Park

    pliu@ist.psu.edu
    814-863-0641

    Research Interests:
    Systems Security, Privacy, Smartphones, Cloud Computing, Cyber-Physical Systems

  • Jonathan Lynch

    Professor of Horticulture
    ICS Affiliate

    221 Tyson Building, University Park

    jpl4@psu.edu
    (814) 863-2256

    Research Interests:
    Biological simulation, Geometric modeling, Fractal geometry.

    Additional Information:
    Root Methodology Site  Publications The Art of Modeling – A 3D Plant Model

  • Jennifer Macalady

    Associate Professor of Geosciences
    ICS Affiliate

    210 Deike Building

    Jlm80@psu.edu
    814-865-6330

    Research Interests:
    Bioinformatics/Microbiomes/Omics

  • Alan MacEachren

    Professor of Geography
    Director of GeoVISTA Center
    ICS Associatee

    310 Walker Building, University Park

    maceachren@psu.edu
    (814) 865-7491

    Research Interests:
    Geovisual Analytics, Geographic Visualization, Cartography, Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis, Geosemantics, Geographical Information Retrieval, Environmental Cognition, Geographic Information Science.

    Additional Information:
    Alan MacEachren’s Web Site

  • Kamesh Madduri

    Assistant Professor, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
    ICS Affiliate

    343E IST Building, University Park

    madduri@cse.psu.edu
    814-865-0883

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

  • Kateryna Makova

    Pentz Professor of Biology
    ICS Associate

    310 Wartik Lab, University Park

    kdm16@psu.edu
    (814) 863-1619

    Research Interests:
    Molecular Evolution, Population Genetics, Evolutionary Genomics, Bioinformatics, Human Genetics

  • Evangelos Manias

    Professor of Polymers
    ICS Affiliate

    325D Steidle Building, University Park

    manias@psu.edu
    (814) 863-2980

    Research Interests:
    Molecular Modeling of Polymers, Nanostructures, and Soft Materials.

    Additional Information:
    Polymer Nanostructures Lab  Evangelos Manias Publications

  • Costas Maranas

    Donald B. Broughton Professor of Chemical Engineering
    ICS Associate

    126 Land and Water Research Building

    costas@psu.edu
    814-863-9958

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

    Additional Information:
    Chemical and Biological Systems Optimization Lab

  • Janna Maranas

    Professor of Chemical Engineering
    ICS Affiliate

    132C Fenske Laboratory, University Park

    jmaranas@psu.edu
    (814) 863-6228

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

    Additional Information:
    Janna Maranas Research Group

  • Paul Markowski

    Professor of Meteorology
    ICS Affiliate

    503 Walker Building, University Park

    pmarkowski@psu.edu
    (814) 865-9736

    Research Interests:
    Numerical Modeling of Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, Convection.

    Additional Information:
    Paul Markowski’s Personal Homepage

  • Stephen Matthews

    Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Demography
    ICS Affiliate

    507 Oswald Tower, University Park

    matthews@psu.edu
    814-863-9721

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

  • Patrick McDaniel

    Distinguished Professor of Computer Science & Engineering
    Co-Director, Systems and Internet Infrastructure Security Laboratory
    ICS Associate

    360A IST Building, University Park

    mcdaniel@cse.psu.edu
    (814) 863-3599

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

    Additional Information:
    Patrick McDaniel’s Web Site

  • Susan McHale

    Distinguished Professor of Human Development
    Director of Social Sciences Research Institute
    ICS Affiliate

    601 Oswald Tower, University Park

    x2u@psu.edu
    (814) 865-2663

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

  • Paul Medvedev

    Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
    Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    ICS Affiliate

    517 Wartik Lab and 343J IST Building, University Park

    pashadag@cse.psu.edu
    814-865-0193

    Research Interests:
    Computational Genomics, Genome Assembly and Variation Detection, Phylogenetics, Graph Theory, Computational Complexity, On-line Algorithms, Networking

  • Sascha Meinrath

    Palmer Chair in Telecommunications
    ICS Associate

    211 Carnegie Building

    sascha@psu.edu
    814-865-1395

    Research Interests:
    The intersection of vanguard technologies and public policy. Specifically focuses on distributed communications, Digital Feudalism, Digital Craftsmanship, telecommunications and spectrum policy, cybersecurity and privacy, and disruptive technology.

  • John Messner

    Professor of Architectural Engineering
    ICS Associate

    104 Engineering Unit A

    jim101@psu.edu
    814-865-4578

    Research Interests:
    Building Information Modeling (BIM), virtual prototyping, information standards for representing information regarding the built environment, integrating building level data with Geographic Information Systems (GIS).  applying advanced visualization and virtual realty to the built environment, project-based and head mounted virtual reality solutions.

  • Douglas Miller

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

    2217 Earth-Engineering Science Building, University Park

    miller@essc.psu.edu
    (814) 863-7207

    Research Interests:
    Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Science, Land Surface Processes, Soils, and Geomorphology.

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    Jodi Miller

    Research and Development Engineer, Applied Research Lab
    ICS Affiliate  

    232B Applied Research Laboratory, University Park

    jodi@psu.edu
    (814) 863-4077

    Research Interests:
    Cybersecurity, Software Assurance, Embedded Forensics, Reverse Engineering

  • Prasenjit Mitra

    Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
    ICS Affiliate

    313F Information Sciences and Technology Building, University Park

    pmitra@psu.edu
    (814) 865-4454

    Research Interests:
    Information Extraction, Computational Chemistry, Data Mining, Social Networks.

    Additional Information:
    The Intelligent Information Systems Research Laboratory

  • Peter Molenaar

    Distinguished Professor of Human Development
    ICS Affiliate

    S113B Henderson Building, University Park

    pxm21@psu.edu
    (814) 863-8373

    Research Interests:
    The Application of Mathematical Theories to Solve Substantive Psychological Issues.

    Additional Information:
    College of Health and Human Development  Social Science Research Institute

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    Burt Monroe

    Professor of Political Science
    Director of the Quantitative Social Science Initiative
    ICS Affiliate

    230 Pond Laboratory, University Park

    blm24@psu.edu
    (814) 865-9215

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

  • Felipe Montes

    Research Associate in Cropping Systems Modeling
    ICS Affiliate

    245 ASI Building

    814-867-4612
    frm10@psu.edu

    Research Interests:
    My research interests center on modeling of natural and engineered process in the environment, with focus on agricultural systems. This include, agricultural systems modeling for increase efficiency and  sustainability, greenhouse gas emissions, water resources and quality, and plant-based bioenergy production systems

  • Karl Mueller

    Professor of Chemistry
    ICS Affiliate

    002 Chemistry Building, University Park

    ktm2@psu.edu
    814-863-8674

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

    Additional Information:
    Karl Mueller’s Research Group

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    Arnab Mukherjee

    Postdoctoral Researcher
    ICS Affiliate

    327 Chemistry Building

    axm632@psu.edu
    (814) 865-8794

    Research Interests:
    Develop inhibitors of proteins that are responsible for antibiotic resistance of bacteria.

  • Karen Murphy

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

    102 Cedar Building, University Park

    pkm15@psu.edu
    (814) 863-2278

    Research Interests:
    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.

  • Ram Narayanan

    Professor of Electrical Engineering
    ICS Affiliate

    202 Electrical Engineering East, University Park

    ram@ee.psu.edu
    (814) 863-2602

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

  • Vijaykrishnan Narayanan

    Distinguished Professor of Computer Science & Engineering
    ICS Affiliate

    354D IST Building, University Park

    vxn9@psu.edu
    (814) 863-0392

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

  • Anton Nekrutenko

    Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    ICS Affiliate

    505 Wartik Laboratory, University Park

    aun1@psu.edu
    (814) 865-4752

    Research Interests:
    Genomics.

    Additional Information:
    Galaxy

  • Thomas Neuberger

    Director, High Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging Facility
    ICS Affiliate

    113 Chandlee Lab

    tun3@psu.edu
    814-863-7625

    Research Interests:
    Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Spectroscopy (MRS). This includes MR - detector development (need electro magnetic simulation software and data analysis.

  • Rob Nicholas

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

    2217 EES Building, University Park

    rob.nicholas@psu.edu
    (814) 865-4484

    Research Interests:
    Climate Dynamics, Empirical Downscaling, Uncertainty Quantification, Earth System Modeling, Decision-Relevant Climate Information

  • William Noid

    Associate Professor of Chemistry
    ICS Associate

    528 Chemistry Building, University Park

    wnoid@chem.psu.edu
    (814) 867-2387

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

  • Jennie Noll

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

    209 Health and Human Development Building, University Park

    jgn3@psu.edu
    814-867-4751

    Research Interests:
    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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    Jeffrey Nucciarone

    Cybersecurity Head, Applied Research Laboratory
    ICS Associate

    1320L ARL Science Park Building, University Park

    nucci@psu.edu

    Additional Information:
    High Performance Computing and Visualization Group

  • Edward O’Brien

    Assistant Professor of Chemistry
    ICS Co-hire

    402 Chemistry Building, University Park

    epo2@psu.edu
    (814) 867-5100

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

  • Zita Oravecz

    Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
    ICS Co-hire

    407 BBH Building, University Park

    zita@psu.edu
    (814) 865-1546

    Research Interests:
    My primary research interest lies in studying individual differences from a process modeling perspective. The general goal is to develop and apply state-of-the-art statistical approaches to particular areas of substantive research (in my case emotion and cognition) that would be difficult or impossible to study without novel methods of analysis.

    Additional Information:
    Zita Oravecz’s Web Site

  • Bing Pan

    Associate Professor, Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management
    ICS Associate

    704M Ford Building

    bingpan@psu.edu
    814-867-2900

    Research Interests:
    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.

  • Kostas Papakonstantinou

    Assistant Professor of Engineering
    ICS Affiliate

    213C Sackett Building

    kpapakon@psu.edu
    814-863-4010

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

  • Chris Parker

    Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management
    ICS Associate

    411 Business Building

    cdp18@psu.edu
    814-863-3801

    Research Interests:
    How new information technologies impact business and market efficiencies.

  • David Passmore

    Distinguished Professor of Education
    ICS Affiliate

    305D Keller Building

    dlp@psu.edu
    (814) 863-2583

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

  • Andrew Patterson

    Associate Professor of Molecular Toxicology
    ICS Affiliate

    322 Life Sciences Building, University Park

    adp117@psu.edu
    814-867-4565

    Research Interests:
    Metabolomics; Microbiome; Drug Metabolism; Metabolism; Environmental Contaminants

  • Chuck Pavloski

    R&D Engineer for Earth Systems, Institute for CyberScience
    ICS Affiliate

    222C Computer Building, University Park

    chuckp@psu.edu

    Research Interests:
    Computational meteorology, atmospheric radiative transfer, remote sensing techniques, numerical weather analysis and prediction

  • Daniel Perkins

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

    107 Ferguson Building, University Park

    dfp102@psu.edu
    (814) 865-6988

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

  • George Perry

    Associate Professor of Anthropology and Biology
    ICS Associate

    513 Carpenter Building

    ghp3@psu.edu
    (814) 863-7654

    Research Interests:
    Anthropological genomics, paleogenomics (ancient DNA)

  • Scott Pezanowski

    Geospatial Technology Lead at the GeoVISTA Center, Department of Geography
    ICS Affiliate

    211 Walker Building

    scottpez@psu.edu
    814-865-1625

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

  • Mary Poss

    Professor of Biology and Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
    ICS Affiliate

    618 Mueller Laboratory, University Park

    mposs@bx.psu.edu
    (814) 867-1213

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

  • Virendra Puri

    Distinguished Professor of Agricultural Engineering
    ICS Affiliate

    229 Agricultural Engineering Building, University Park

    vmpuri@psu.edu
    (814) 865-3559

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

  • Robin Qiu

    Professor of Information Science
    ICS Affiliate

    220L Main Building, Engineering & Information Science, Penn State Great Valley

    robinqiu@psu.edu
    (610)725-5313

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

  • Ljubisa Radovic

    Professor of Energy and Mineral Engineering
    ICS Associate

    205 Hosler Building

    lrr3@psu.edu
    (814) 863-0594

    Research Interests:
    Surface chemistry of graphene-based materials

  • Cibin Raj

    Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
    ICS Associate

    319 Forest Resources Lab

    craj@psu.edu
    814-865-5616

    Research Interests:
    MApplication 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 decisions.

  • Nilam Ram

    Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies and Psychology
    ICS Affiliate

    407 BBH Building, University Park

    nur5@psu.edu
    814-865-7038

    Research Interests:
    Short-term changes over the course of the lifespan; intraindividual 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

    Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
    ICS Associate

    301D Reber Building

    bzr52@psu.edu
    814-865-7557

    Research Interests:
    Nanoscale interfacial phenomena: solid-liquid heat and momentum transfer. Analysis of energy and momentum transport using atomistic simulations.

  • Clive Randall

    Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
    Director, Materials Research Institute
    ICS Affiliate

    N-221 Millennium Science Complex, University Park

    randall@matse.psu.edu
    (814) 863-1328

    Research Interests:
    Piezoelectric Materials; Ferroelectric Materials; Ceramics; Microwaves; Capacitors; Energy Storage; Thermoelectrics

  • Sofya Raskhodnikova

    Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
    ICS Affiliate

    343F IST Building, University Park

    sofya@cse.psu.edu
    (814) 863-0608

    Research Interests:
    Randomized Algorithms, Computational Complexity, Private Data Analysis.

    Additional Information:
    Sofya Raskhodnikova’s Web Site

  • Tim Reluga

    Associate Professor of Mathematics and Biology
    ICS Affiliate

    109 McAllister Building, University Park

    tcr2@psu.edu
    (814) 865-7527

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

  • Edward Reutzel

    Senior Research Associate
    ICS Associate

    4420D Applied Science Building

    reutzels@gmail.com
    814-863-9891

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

  • Thomas Richard

    Professor of Agricultural & Biological Engineering
    Director, Institutes of Energy and the Environment
    I
    CS Affiliate

    225 Agricultural Engineering Building, University Park

    trichard@psu.edu
    (814) 863-1031

    Research Interests:
    Biomass, bioenergy, sustainable agriculture, composting, manure management, lignocellulose, carbon, greenhouse gas emissions, water quality

  • Gabriela Richard

    Assistant Professor of Education
    ICS Affiliate

    314E Keller Building, University Park

    gbr5058@psu.edu
    (814) 863-4364

    Research Interests:
    Inclusive learning; bidirectionally responsive design; game design; e-crafting; wearable electronics; game culture; inclusivity and alternative entry points to engineering; online gaming and gender, ethnicity, and sexuality

  • Yvette Richardson

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

    515 Walker Building, University Park

    yrichardson@psu.edu
    (814) 863-0791

    Research Interests:
    Atmospheric dynamics; mesoscale meteorology; synoptic meteorology; severe convective storms; tornadogenesis; numerical modeling

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    Frank Ritter

    Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
    ICS Affiliate

    316G Information Sciences and Technology Building

    ritter@ist.psu.edu
    (814) 865-4453

    Research Interests:
    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.

  • Gavin Robertson

    Professor of Pharmacology, Pathology, and Dermatology
    ICS Associate

    H078 Pharmacology
    500 University Drive
    Hershey PA 17033

    gpr11@psu.edu
    717-531-8098

    Research Interests:
    Linking drug responsiveness and resistance development to genetics.

  • Michael Russell

    Assistant Professor of Biobehavioral Health
    ICS Associate

    219 Biobehavioral Health Building  

    mar60@psu.edu
    814-863-7256

    Research Interests:
    My research interests focus on the connections between stress, emotion regulation, and health behaviors like substance abuse.

  • Howard Salis

    Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
    ICS Affiliate

    210 Agricultural Engineering Building, University Park

    salis@psu.edu
    (814) 865-1931

    Research Interests:
    Synthetic Biology, Genetic Compilers, Metabolic Engineering, Metabolic Pathways, Genetic Circuits, Genomes

  • Robersy Sanchez

    Associate Research Professor of Biology
    ICS Associate

    361 North Frear

    rus547@psu.edu
    (814) 865-9966

    Research Interests:
    Mathematical and Computational Biology. In particular, in the field of Epigenetics, where my current goal is decoding the epigenome.

  • Stephen Schaeffer

    Professor of Biology
    ICS Affiliate

    208 Erwin W Mueller Laboratory, University Park

    swschaeffer@psu.edu
    (814) 865-3269

    Research Interests:
    Comparative Genomics, Genome Rearrangement, Population Genetics.

  • Steven Schiff

    Director, Penn State Center for Neural Engineering, Brush Chair Professor of Engineering, Professor of Neurosurgery, Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics
    ICS Associate

    W311 Millennium Science Complex, University Park

    sjs49@psu.edu
    (814) 863-4210

    Research Interests:
    Control of Biological Systems, Epilepsy, Hydrocephalus, Infectious Disease and Climate Dynamics, Sustainable Health Engineering and Global Health.

    Additional Information:
    Center for Neural Engineering New Neural Engineering PhD Track in Engineering Sciences and Mechanics

  • Ann Schmiedekamp

    Professor of Physics
    ICS Affiliate

    214 Woodland Building
    Penn State Abington

    ams@psu.edu
    (215) 881-7572

    Research Interests:
    Computational Chemistry, QM/MM Calculations, Metalloproteins, Bioinorganic, Spin state, Spin Crossover.

  • Sven Schmitz

    Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering
    ICS Affiliate

    232B Hammond Building, University Park

    sus52@psu.edu
    814-863-0778

    Research Interests:
    Aerodynamics, Wind Energy, Rotorcraft Aeromechanics

  • Benjamin Shaby

    Assistant Professor of Statistics
    ICS Co-hire

    313 Thomas Building, University Park

    bshaby@psu.edu
    (814) 865-3557

    Research Interests:
    Extreme value theory, Spatial statistics theory and computing, Markov chain Monte Carlo, Citizen science, Neuroscience

    Additional Information:
    Ben Shaby’s web site

  • Uday Shanbhag

    Associate Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
    ICS Affiliate

    353 Leonhard Building, University Park

    udaybag@psu.edu
    814-865-7601

    Research Interests:
    Development of analytical tools and scalable computational schemes for optimization and equilibrium problems, with a focus on addressing uncertainty, nonsmoothness and nonconvexity; power systems and markets; strategic interactions in multi-settlement markets under uncertainty; the location of electrical substations; dynamic competitive equilibrium models

  • Uday Shanbhag

    Associate Professor for the Earth and Mineral Sciences Energy Institute
    ICS Associate

    353 Leonhard Building

    udaybag@psu.edu
    (814) 865-7266

    Research Interests:
    My main research interests lie in the development, analysis, and implementation of algorithms for the solution of large-scale optimization, variational, and game-theoretic problems, complicated by uncertainty, nonsmoothness, and nonlinearity.

  • Shaun Mahony

    Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
    ICS Associate

    404 South Frear Laboratory

    sam77@psu.edu
    (814) 865-3008

    Research Interests:
    Computational biology, Machine learning approaches for understanding gene regulation.

  • Chaopeng Shen

    Assistant Professor of Engineering
    ICS Affiliate

    206C Sackett Building

    cshen@engr.psu.edu
    814-863-5844

    Research Interests:
    Deep learning, high performance computation in hydrology

  • Roopa Siddaiah

    Staff Physician, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
    ICS Associate

    H085 500 University Drive
    Hershey, PA 17033

    rsiddaiah@pennstatehealth.psu.edu
    717-531-5338

    Research Interests:
    Biomarkers for new born babies with pulmonary hypertension secondary to chronic lung disease of prematurity, mass spectrometry for proteomics.

  • Timothy Simin

    Associate Professor of Finance, Smeal Research Fellow in Finance Department
    ICS Associate

    345 Business Building

    tts3@psu.edu
    814-865-3457

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

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    Timothy Simpson

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

    314D Leonhard Building, University Park

    tws8@psu.edu
    (814) 863-7136

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

    Additional Information:
    Engineering Design & Optimization Group

  • Anand Sivasubramaniam

    Professor of Computer Science & Engineering
    Director of Embedded and Mobile Computing Center
    Co-Director of Microsystems Design Lab and Computer Systems Lab
    ICS Affiliate

    354A IST Building, University Park

    axs53@psu.edu
    (814) 865-1406

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

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    Aleksandra Slavkovic

    Professor of Statistics
    ICS Affiliate

    412 Thomas Building, University Park

    sesa@psu.edu
    (814) 863-4918

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

  • Adam Smith

    Associate Professor of Computer Science & Engineering
    ICS Associate

    338K IST Building, University Park

    ads22@psu.edu
    (814) 863-0076

    Research Interests:
    Cryptography, Database Privacy, Information Theory, Quantum Computing, Security and Privacy in Data-Driven Systems, Machine Learning, Statistics.

  • Hal Smith

    Associate Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
    Assistant Director of Academic Affairs
    ICS Associate

    103A Administration Building, Penn State New Kensington

    hal.smith@psu.edu
    (724) 334-6036

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

  • Erica Smithwick

    Associate Professor of Geography
    Director, Landscape Ecology at Penn State
    ICS Affiliate

    318 Walker Building, University Park

    smithwick@psu.edu
    (814) 865-6693

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

  • Linhai Song

    Assistant Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
    ICS Affiliate

    E369 Westgate Building

    lus401@psu.edu
    814-865-8173

    Research Interests:
    My research interests span the areas of systems, security, and software engineering. The goal of my research is to help developers build more efficient, reliable, and secure software systems.

  • David Spencer

    Aerospace Engineering Professor
    ICS Affiliate

    229 Hammond Building

    dbs9@psu.edu
    (814) 865-4537

    Research Interests:
    Spacecraft Trajectory Optimization, Space Situational Awareness, Spacecraft Engineering, Astrodynamics

  • David Stauffer

    Professor/Senior Research Associate of Meteorology
    ICS Affiliate

    621 Walker Building, University Park

    stauffer@meteo.psu.edu
    (814) 863-3932

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

  • Stephanie Stockar

    Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
    ICS Affiliate

    136 Research Building East

    sus772@psu.edu
    814-863-6276

    Research Interests:
    Internal combustion engines, advanced powertrain systems, energy systems, model order reduction, optimization and control.

  • Jeffrey Stone

    Assistant Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
    ICS Affiliate

    217G Lehigh Valley Building
    Penn State Lehigh Valley

    stonej@psu.edu
    (610) 285-5003

    Research Interests:
    Computer and Information Science Pedagogy, Public Policy and IT, Gaming, Technology Skills and State Standards

  • Shyam Sundar

    Distinguished Professor and Co-director, Media Effects Research Laboratory
    ICS Associate

    122 Carnegie Building, University Park

    sss12@psu.edu

    Research Interests:
    Prof. Sundar’s research investigates social and psychological effects of technological elements unique to online communication, ranging from websites to newer social and personal media. In particular, his studies experimentally investigate the effects of interactivity, navigability, multi-modality, and agency (source attribution) in digital media interfaces upon online users’ thoughts, emotions, and actions.

  • Moriah Szpara

    Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
    ICS Affiliate

    W-208 Millennium Science Complex, University Park

    moriah@psu.edu
    (814) 867-0008

    Research Interests:
    Virology, Neurobiology, Herpes Simplex Virus, Bioinformatics, Neurovirology, Genomics of Pathogen Variation, Neuron-Virus Relationships

  • Gang Tan

    James F. Will Career Development Associate Professor Computer Science & Engineering
    ICS Co-hire

    346C IST Building, University Park

    gxt29@psu.edu
    (814) 865-7364

    Research Interests:
    Software security, programming languages, computer security, software engineering, formal methods, program verification.

    Additional Information:
    Gang Tan’s Web Site

  • Anthony Tsai

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

    100 Campus Drive, Entrance 2, Suite 400
    Hershey, PA 17033

    atsai1@pennstatehealth.psu.edu
    717-531-8342

    Research Interests:
    Internet of Things for the Hospital, pectus deformities, minimally invasive surgery

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    Blair Tuttle

    Associate Professor of Physics
    ICS Affiliate

    1 Prischak Building
    Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

    brt10@psu.edu
    (814) 898-6311

    Research Interests:
    Computational Materials Physics, Nano-electronics, Multi-scale Modeling.

  • Richard Tutwiler

    Senior Scientist Emeritus,  Applied Research Lab
    ICS Associate

    5310A ARL Building, University Park

    rlt1@psu.edu
    814-863-2188

    Research Interests:
    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

    Professor of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
    ICS Associate

    240 Research East Building, University Park

    acv13@psu.edu
    814-863-6277

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

  • Ashton Verdery

    Assistant Professor of Sociology
    ICS Affiliate

    716 Oswald Tower, University Park

    amv5430@psu.edu
    (814) 863-5385

    Research Interests:
    Social Networks, Computational Sociology, Quantitative Methodology, Social Demography

    Additional Information:
    Ashton Verdery’s web site

  • James Wang

    Professor of Information Sciences & Technology
    ICS Associate

    313C IST Building, University Park

    wang@ist.psu.edu
    (814) 865-7889

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

  • Qian Wang

    Professor of Mechanical Engineering
    ICS Affiliate

    325 Leonhard Building, University Park

    quw6@psu.edu
    (814) 865-8281

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

  • Jianjun Wang

    Research Associate, Materials Science and Engineering
    ICS Affiliate

    N351 Millennium Science Complex, University Park

    jzw12@psu.edu
    814-865-0389

    Research Interests:
    Computational modeling of materials microstructure evolution, properties prediction, functional oxides, ferromagnetic alloys.

  • Annmarie Ward

    Assistant Professor of Education 
    Director of the Penn State Penn State Center for Science And The Schools
    ICS Affiliate

    182A Chambers Building, University Park

    arw192@psu.edu
    (814) 863-5240

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

  • Christelle Wauthier

    Assistant Professor of Geosciences
    ICS Co-hire

    311 Deike Building, University Park

    cuw25@psu.edu
    (814) 863-6649

    Research Interests:
    Magma and volcanic processes, Natural Hazards, Magma-tectonic interactions, Remote-sensing and InSAR

    Additional Information:
    Christelle Wauthier’s web site

  • Mort Webster

    Associate Professor of Energy Engineering
    ICS Associate

    123 Hosler Building, University Park

    mort@psu.edu
    814-863-1640

    Research Interests:
    Risk Analysis, Uncertainty Analysis, Decision-making Under Uncertainty, Energy and Environmental Systems, Environmental Policy

  • Kenneth Weiss

    Evan Pugh Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Genetics
    ICS Associate

    523 Carpenter Building

    kmw4@psu.edu
    (814) 865-0989

    Research Interests:
    Simulation of genetic evolution and genetic control of complex traits.

  • Don Welch

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

    0029 Technology Sppt Building

    djw66@psu.edu
    814-865-3684

    Research Interests:
     I am interested in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of information security professionals.

  • Douglas Werner

    Professor of Electrical Engineering
    Senior Scientist, ARL
    ICS Affiliate

    211A Electrical Engineering East, University Park

    dhw@psu.edu
    (814) 863-2946

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

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    Tim White

    Senior Research Associate, Earth and Environmental Systems Institute
    ICS Affiliate

    2217 Earth-Engineering Sciences Building, University Park

    tswhite@essc.psu.edu
    (814) 865-2213

    Research Interests:
    Field-based Sedimentary Geology, Paleoclimatology, Paleopedology, Chemostratigraphy, Organic Petrology, Hydrogeology.

  • Jason Wright

    Associate Professor of  Astronomy and Astrophysics
    ICS Associate

    424 Davey Lab

    jtw13@psu.edu
    (814) 863-8470

    Research Interests:
    SETI Radio astronomy

  • Dinghao Wu

    Assistant Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
    ICS Associate

    313E Information Sciences and Technology Building

    duw12@psu.edu
    (814) 867-3612

    Research Interests:
    Cyber security, software systems security, big data malware analysis, software engineering big data analytics, technology applications on environmental and societal issues

  • Heng Xu

    Associate Professor of Information Sciences & Technology
    ICS Affiliate

    307C IST Building, University Park

    hxu@ist.psu.edu
    (814) 867-0469

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

    Additional Information:
    Heng Xu’s Web Site

  • Jinchao Xu

    Verne M. Willaman Professor of Mathematics
    ICS Associate

    314 McAllister Building

    jxx1@psu.edu
    814-865-1110

    Research Interests:
    Optimization algorithms and deep learning

  • Yuan Xuan

    Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
    ICS Associate

    106 Research Building East

    yux19@psu.edu
    814-865-2165

    Research Interests:
    Energy Systems, Thermal/Fluid Sciences, Computational fluid dynamics, turbulent combustion, soot formation, material growth, synthesis, numerical methods, uncertainty quantification.

  • Lingzhou Xue

    Assistant Professor of Statistics
    ICS Associate

    318 Thomas Building

    lxx6@psu.edu
    (814) 865-1290

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

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    Tao Yao

    Associate Professor of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering
    ICS Affiliate

    349 Leonhard Building, University Park

    taoyao@psu.edu
    (814) 865-8040

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

    Additional Information:
    Tao Yao’s Personal Homepage

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    Savash Yavuzkurt

    Professor of Mechanical Engineering
    ICS Affiliate

    201B Reber Building, University Park

    sqy@psu.edu
    (814) 865-3340

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

  • John Yen

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

    316B IST Building, University Park

    jyen@ist.psu.edu
    (814) 865-6179

    Research Interests:
    Intelligent Agents, Artificial Intelligence, Soft Computing, and Bioinformatics.

    Additional Information:
    John Yen’s Web Site

  • Junjun Yin

    Research Associate, Social Science Research Institute
    ICS Associate

    802 Oswald Tower

    juy173@psu.edu
    814-865-5552

    Research Interests:
    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, developing novel visual-analytics approaches to understanding the dynamic urban structures (e.g., links and changes), human-environment interactions (e.g., human mobility patterns and neighborhood effects), and exploring the demographic characteristics (e.g., age groups, gender and ethnicity) for population estimation.

  • George Young

    Professor of Meteorology
    ICS Affiliate

    503 Walker Building, University Park

    young@meteo.psu.edu
    (814) 863-4228

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

    Additional Information:
    George Young’s Personal Homepage

  • Nicholas Zaorsky 

    Radiation Oncologist
    ICS Associate

    500 University Drive, CH63 – Hershey

    nzaorsky@pennstatehealth.psu.edu
    717-531-8024

    Research Interests:
    My research has focused on cancers of the prostate, breast, lungs, brain, and gastrointestinal tract; as well as cancers that have spread to different parts of the body (i.e. metastasis). The research has several themes. The first theme is the multidisciplinary care of patients with cancer, including finding a personalized treatment approach for each individual patient and comparing treatment options. The second theme is the investigation of  techniques to deliver radiation therapy, including ideal radiation doses and fraction sizes and medical devices. The third theme is the use of personalized medicines in conjunction with radiation therapy to increase damage to cancer cells while minimizing damage to the normal tissues.  Additionally, research interests include medical education, global healthcare, lifestyle factors (e.g. diet, exercise), biomarkers, and innovation.

  • Yu Zhang

    Associate Professor of Statistics
    ICS Associate

    514B Wartik Laboratory, University Park

    yuzhang@stat.psu.edu
    (814) 867-0780

    Research Interests:
    Computational Biology, Disease Association, Genetics.

    Additional Information:
    Yu Zhang’s Personal Homepage

  • Xiang Zhang

    Associate Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
    ICS Co-hire

    301C Information Sciences and Technology Building, University Park

    xzhang@ist.psu.edu
    (814) 865-7004

    Research Interests:
    Big data analytics, data mining, machine learning, database informatics, biomedical informatics

  • Fuqing Zhang

    Professor of Meteorology
    ICS Affiliate

    627A Walker Building, University Park

    fzhang@psu.edu
    (814) 865-0470

    Research Interests:
    Atmospheric dynamics, tropical cyclones, baroclinic waves, winter storms, mesoscale meteorology, numerical weather prediction, data assimilation, ensemble forecasting

  • Siyang Zheng

    Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering
    ICS Associate

    N238 Millennium Science Complex

    sxz10@psu.edu
    814-865-8090

    Research Interests:
    Developing innovative micro and nano technologies, applying these technologies to study complicated biological systems, and providing engineering solutions to current and future healthcare.

  • Linghao Zhong

    Associate Professor of Chemistry
    ICS Affiliate

    6240 Sci-Tech Building, Penn State Mont Alto

    luz4@psu.edu
    (717) 749-6240

    Research Interests:
    Computer Simulation on Proteins: Prion Protein Folding, Cellulase Catalysis; Biodiesel Process.

  • Zihan Zhou

    Assistant Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
    ICS Affiliate

    E367 Westgate Building

    zuz22@psu.edu
    (814) 865-8717

    Research Interests:
    Computer vision, machine learning, and applied data sciences, focusing on 3D vision.

  • Minghui Zhu

    Dorothy Quiggle Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
    ICS Co-hire

    227E Electrical Engineering West, University Park

    muz16@psu.edu
    (814) 865-5315

    Research Interests:
    Systems and control, multi-agent networks, distributed algorithms, robotics.

    Additional Information:
    Minghui Zhu’s Web Site

  • Tieyuan Zhu

    Assistant Professor of Geoscience
    ICS Associate

    406 Deike Building

    tyzhu@psu.edu
    814-863-7112

    Research Interests:
    Computational Seismology, wave propagation, waveform inversion for Earth imaging

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    Materials Day 2017: Hot Topics in Materials

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  • Oct 4, 2017 - Oct 6, 201712:00 pm

    COMPASS Science Communication Seminars

    COMPASS and the Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IE…

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    ICS-ACI Training Series – Intro to HPC

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    ICS-ACI Training Series – Intro to HPC

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    CyberScience Seminar: Using Machine Learning to Forecast Student Outcomes

    For a variety of reasons, some college students are likely …

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    COMPASS Science Communication Plenary

    COMPASS and the Institutes of Energy and the Environment (I…

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    XSEDE HPC Workshop: MPI

    This workshop is intended to give C and Fortran programmers …

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    Social Data Analytics Workshop Series: Data Structures and Subsetting in R

    In this workshop, we will finally move beyond the basic func…

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    Stochastic Computations Working Group: “Parameter estimation using linear response statistics: Theory and numerical scheme”

    Join ICS Associate John Harlim and Xiantao Li for their bi-w…

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