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Beyond Algorithms

Faculty Members

Center Director

  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology

Research Interests

  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Industry 4.0
  • Human-robot-machine interaction
  • Physics-based/data-driven modeling
  • Manufacturing process monitoring
  • Industrial automation

Center Members

  • Assistant Professor, Communication and Media Technologies
  • Director of Communication, Culture, and Media
  • IPEC, Human Machine Culture Lead

Research Interests

  • Communication, Culture, and Technology
  • Human Machine Communication
  • Haptic Media Studies
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Sensory Studies
  • Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Faculty Advisor, Robotic Systems Enterprise

Links of Interest

Areas of Interest

  • Atmospheric optics
  • Statistical optics
  • Quantum optics
  • Image and Signal Processing
  • Autonomous vehicles and vehicular networks
  • Industrial automation and controls
  • Associate Professor, Computer Science
  • Associate Dean of Data Science Initiatives, College of Computing
  • Director, Data Science, M.S. and B.S. Programs

Area of Expertise

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Data Mining and Data Science
  • Applications of AI and ML to Energy (microgrids, power systems), Health, and other domains
  • Associate Dean, College of Business
  • Professor of Management Information Systems, College of Business
  • Affiliated Professor, Data Science

Teaching Interests

  • Information Systems/Technology Management
  • IT Project Management
  • Business Intelligence
  • User-Centered Design 

Research Interests

  • Impact of IS/IT change on end users
  • Management of IS/IT workers
  • Computer Anxiety and Computer Self-Efficacy
  • Mentoring using Information Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Various de facto Standards (i.e. Information Technology Infrastructure Library – ITIL)
  • Associate Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences
  • Witte Family Endowed Faculty Fellow in Mining Engineering

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Mine Planning and Design under Uncertainties
  • Production monitoring and automated control using image sensors
  • Multi-point and multi-scale geostatistics
  • Mine safety, reliability, and occupational risk modeling
  • Statistical and artificial intelligence modeling

Teaching Interests

  • Mine Planning and Design
  • Geostatistics and Mineral Resource Estimation
  • Systems Engineering
  • Reliability and Safety Engineering
  • Blasting and Fragmentation
  • Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Links of Interest

Areas of Interest

  • Legged Locomotion 
  • Applied Control
  • Rehabilitation Robotics
  • Collaborative Robots
  • Learning-based Control
  • Assistant Professor of Accounting Information Systems, College of Business
  • Richard and Joyce Ten Haken Faculty Fellow in Accounting/Finance

Teaching Interests

  • Accounting Systems
  • Accounting Analytical Methods
  • Business Database Management
  • Assistant Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering

Research Interests

  • Data-driven Infrastructure Management
  • Project Delivery and Procurement
  • Smart Construction
  • Risk Management
  • Equity and Diversity
  • Text Analytics and Natural Language Processing
  • Artificial Intelligence Modeling
  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Faculty member of Center for Data Sciences at the Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC)
  • Faculty member of the Center for Applied Mathematics and Statistics

Postdoctoral Research Experience

  • Duke University, Durham
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Technical University of Catalunya, Barcelona

Research Expertise

  • Bayesian Machine Learning and Uncertainty Quantification
  • Scientific Machine Learning
  • Computational Solid Mechanics
  • Materials Modeling
  • Biomedical Imaging and Inverse Problems
  • Assistant Professor, Physics

Research Interests

  • Cosmology
  • Neutrinos Cosmology
  • Large-scale structure and Cosmic Microwave Background radiation
  • Dark energy and dark matter models
  • Machine Learning applied on cosmological Challenges
  • Computer vision and deep learning
  • Bayesian analysis
  • Predictive Modeling
  • Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Advisor, Korean Student Association

Research Interests

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Research Interests

  • Mechanobiology
  • Traction force by a living cell
  • Cell adhesion and migration
  • Image data modeling
  • Machine learning
  • BioMEMS
  • Director, Great Lakes Research Center
  • Director, Institute of Computing and Cybersystems
  • William and Gloria Jackson Professor

Links of Interest

Areas of Interest

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Signal and Image Processing
  • Sensor and Data Fusion
  • Heterogeneous Data Mining
  • Associate Teaching Professor, Applied Computing
  • Program Director, BS in Mechatronics
  • Program Director, BS in Electrical Engineering Technology

Research Interests

  • Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
  • Single electron devices
  • Charging-effect-based tunneling devices
  • Quantum electronics
  • Circuit design

Teaching Interests

  • Electronics
  • Circuits and instrumentation
  • Physical electronics
  • Digital logic
Stefka Hristova
"The true picture of the past whizzes by. Only as a picture, which flashes its final farewell in the moment of its recognizability, is the past to be held fast."
—Walter Benjamin “On the Concept of History”
  • Associate Professor of Digital Media, Humanities
  • PEC Tech Forward/IPEC Director
  • Faculty in Communication, Culture, and Media

Specialties

  • Visual Studies
  • Algorithmic Culture
  • Photography
  • Critical Theory
  • Assistant Teaching Professor

Research Interests

  • Fiber-Optic Devices
  • Fiber Lasers
  • Photonics
  • Machine Learning
  • Research Scientist

Specialties

  • Language model watermarking

  • Social impacts of artificial intelligence

  • Text segmentation

  • Image enhancement

  • Neural radiance fields

  • 3D Gaussian splatting

  • Efficient computer vision

  • Associate Professor, Computer Science
  • Associate Chair, Computer Science
  • Undergraduate Program Director, Computer Science

Area of Expertise

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Automated Planning and Scheduling
  • Computer Science Education
  • Student Persistence in STEM
  • Associate Teaching Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Senior Design Coordinator, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Areas of Interest

  • Machine Learning
  • Signal and Image Processing
  • Data Fusion
  • Electronic Design
  • Assistant Professor, Applied Computing
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Member, Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC) and Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC)

Teaching Experience

  • Programmable Logic Control (PLC)
  • Digital Electronics
  • Analog Electronics
  • Image Processing
  • Automatic Control Systems
  • Instrumentation & Measurement
  • Mechatronics Senior Design
  • MATLAB Programming

Research Interests

  • Image Processing;
  • Autonomous Vehicles Perception;
  • Mobile Robot Applications;  
  • Mechatronics;
  • Applied Machine Learning.
  • Interim Chair, Social Sciences
  • Associate Professor, Social Sciences

Research Interests

  • Interdisciplinary studies
  • Social simulation (agent-based modeling)
  • Policy analysis
  • International relations
  • Sustainability assessment
  • Complex adaptive systems
  • Norm evolution and social influence
  • STEM education evaluation
  • Research design and methods
  • Assistant Professor, Applied Computing
  • Affiliated Faculty, Computational Science & Engineering

Teaching Interests

  • Data Acquisition and Signal Processing
  • Senior Design
  • Mechatronics system design and integration
  • Modeling and simulation of complex systems
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • Control system design
  • Instrumentation and measurements

Research Interests

  • UAV-based Remote Sensing 

  • Drone-based oil spill detection in Ocean
  • Artificial Intelligence Applications in Remote Sensing

  • Computer Vision and AI

  • Data acquisition and real-time control
  • Robotics system design and Integration

  • Control of Pneumatic Systems
Robert Schneider
"Each day we go to our work in the hope of discovering"
—Nikola Tesla
  • Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences

Areas of Expertise

  • Number Theory
  • Combinatorics
  • University Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Areas of Interest

  • Statistical signal processing
  • Professor, Applied Computing
  • Graduate Program Director, MS in Mechatronics
  • Director, FANUC Certified Industrial Robotics Training Center

Research Interests

  • Mechatronics Systems
  • Industrial Robotics
  • Industrial Robotic Vision Systems
  • Automation and Controls
  • Optics
  • Image Processing

Teaching Interests

  •  Real-Time Robotics
  • Industrial Robotic Vision Systems.
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
  • Electrical Machinery
  • Power Systems
  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Research Interests

  • Acoustic and Elastic Metamaterials
  • Cellular Structures
  • Advanced and Additive Manufacturing
  • Vibration and Modal Analysis
  • Elastic Wave Propagation
  • Multiphysics Modeling
  • Inflatable Structures
  • Assistant Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering

Research Interests

  • Pressure sensing
  • Non-destructive testing
  • Noninvasive characterization of construction materials and biological tissues
  • Visual sensing and Deep learning algorithms
  • Ultrasound and microbubble cavitation
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Associate Professor, UESTC, China (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China)

Areas of Expertise

  • Design under uncertainty
  • Uncertainty quantification
  • Model calibration and validation
  • Metamodeling

Research Interests

  • Design for reliability and system resilience
  • Prognostics and health management
  • Design of engineered material systems
  • Uncertainty management
Hairong Wei
"We are doing excellent job in describing how an individual gene functions, but not how life functions. Systems biology is to fill this gap."
  • Professor
  • Editor-in-Chief, Forestry Research (ForRes)
  • Affiliated Professor, Department of Computer Science & Department of Mathematics

Software developed by Wei group

 

    Research Interests

  • Bioinformatics tool and software development
  • Identification of genes regulating complex traits via systems biology approaches
  • Algorithms for gene network construction;
  • Genomics of wood formation
  • Functional genomics.
  • Genome Assembly and annotation

     

     

  • Assistant Professor, Health Informatics, Applied Computing
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mathematical Sciences

Teaching Interests

  • Medical Informatics
  • Medical Image Analysis

Areas of Expertise

  • Image Processing and Computer Vision
  • Machine Learning
  • Medical Image Analysis
  • Health Informatics
  • Text Mining 

Affiliated Members

  • Deep Learning Scientist, Sail Biomedicines
  • ICC Affiliated Member

Research Interests

  • Machine/Deep Learning (Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing)
  • Drug Discovery & Delivery, Cheminformatics, Lipids, RNA Therapeutics
  • Astrophysics, Cosmological Simulations