Computational Science and Engineering—PhD
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Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; Data Mining and Data Science; Applications of AI and ML to Energy (microgrids, power systems), Health, and other domains
Optimizing Compilers; High Performance Architectures; Cloud Computing
Digital technology adoption for older adults and other digital newcomers; K-12 computing education; Undergraduate software engineering and computer science education; Communication in software development; Lightweight formal methods; Agile software development
Theoretical atomic physics; Electrophysics
Computer Architecture; Programming Languages; Simulation
Atmospheric optics; Statistical optics; Quantum optics; Image and Signal Processing; Autonomous vehicles and vehicular networks; Industrial automation and controls
Cybersecurity; Computer Network; Green Computing; Computing Education
Modeling and control of hybrid electric vehicles; EV-smart grid integration; Distributed monitoring and control; Battery control for HEV and energy storage systems; IC engine management systems; Sensor information fusion
Software Engineering; Automated Analysis of Fault-Tolerance; Formal Methods
Inverse problems in partial differential equations; Numerical optimization; Mathematical software
Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning; Signal and Image Processing; Sensor and Data Fusion; Heterogeneous Data Mining; Explosive Hazard Detection
Cybersecurity; Medical/health informatics; Network engineering; Health care information systems security
Biomechanics; Automated control of ultrasound scanning including the use of 3D printing technology; Image and signal processing; Non-invasive assessment of biomechanical properties of soft tissues; Computer aided analyses of cardiovascular flow
Interfacial and Multiphase Flows; Fluid-Structure Interaction; Mechanics of Soft Matter; Biological and Bio-Inspired Fluid Mechanics; Flow Through Porous Media; Micro and Nano Fluidics
Planning and decision making in infrastructure system management; Develop models and implements simulations that can aid decision makers assess design alternatives and explore what-if scenarios
Gamma-ray bursts; Gravitational lensing; Smartphones as science sensors; Cosmology; Gravitation; Relativistic Illumination Fronts
VLSI information and multimedia processing; SoC design; Complex embedded electronic systems; Very Large Scale Intergradations (VLSI); Digital architectures; Computer engineering
Computational Mechanics; Computational Materials Science; Computational Chemistry
Scientific computing; Numerical PDEs; Parallel Computing; Plasma modeling and simulation; Dimension Reduction
Liquefaction susceptibility evaluation at local and regional scales using in-situ measurements and remote sensing observations; Estimating liquefaction induced damage such as lateral spread displacement; Transportation Geotechniques; Documenting earthquake induced damages, especially liquefaction using aerial/satellite images that are sensitive to surficial moisture; Geotechnical asset monitoring; Machine Learning
Modeling Molecular Electronics Devices
Medical Imaging Physics; Imaging Informatics
Control Systems; Programmable Logic Controllers; Signal and Image Processing; Instrumentation and Measurement; Sensors and Actuators; Industrial Robots; MATLAB
Social simulation; Agent-based modeling; Land-use modeling; Norm evolution; Survey design; International relations
Optics; Electrical machinery; Power systems; Electronic devices and circuits; Real-time robotics systems; Programmable logic controllers
Statistical Genetics; Applied Statistics
Algorithms that can be parallelized on GPUs; Applications of differential equations to science and engineering
Computer networking; Advanced programming; Medical information system; Medical image analysis
Computational fluid dynamics, especially the modeling of sprays and multiphase flows
Seismic source mechanisms of tectonic and volcanic earthquakes; Mantle and crustal-scale seismic tomography; The relationship of seismic anisotropy to fluids and strain; Active-source investigations of magmatic systems; Triggering of earthquakes by magmatic and hydrous fluid migration; Relationship between shallow syneruptive volcanic earthquakes and degassing
Identification of genes regulating complex traits via systems biology approaches; Gene expression data analysis; Gene network construction and decomposition; Developing software for mining large-scale biological data; Genomics of wood formation
Design, construction, and maintenance of pavements; Micromechanics for road materials; Discrete element modeling and finite element modeling techniques; Construction materials: asphalt, aggregate, asphalt concrete; Alternative materials for civil engineering; Recycled materials for civil engineering
Image Processing and Computer Vision; Machine Learning; Medical Image Analysis; Health Informatics; Text Mining 

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