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## Abed, Eyad Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering

**Email:**

**Webpage:**www.isr.umd.edu/~abed

**Research:**Control theory especially problems involving nonlinear dynamics (bifurcation, chaos), design of stability monitoring algorithms, and control of large networks such as power grids and computer and social networks.

## Agrawala, Ashok K. Professor

Computer Science

**Email:**

**Webpage:**http://www.cs.umd.edu/~agrawala/

**Research:**Design and evaluation of systems and networks.

## Akin, David L. Associate Professor

Aerospace Engineering

**Email:**

**Webpage:**http://spacecraft.ssl.umd.edu/

**Research:**Space systems, space robotics, space human factors, extravehicular activity/space suit design.

## Albert, Victor V.Adjunct Assistant Professor

Physics; Institute for Advanced Computer Studies

**Email:**

**Webpage:**https://sites.google.com/site/victorvalbert/home

Research: Quantum science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, especially error correction, topological quantum computation, and continuous-variable systems.

## Alexander, Millard Distinguished University Professor

Chemistry

Email: Webpage: http://www2.chem.umd.edu/groups/alexander/

## Antman, Stuart S.Distinguished University Professor Emeritus

Mathematics, Institute for Physical Science &Technology; Institute for Systems Research

Email: Webpage: http://www.math.umd.edu/~ssa/

Research: Professor Antman studies a variety of dynamical problems for rods, shells, and three-dimensional solid bodies. The bodies are composed of nonlinearly elastic, viscoelastic, plastic, viscoplastic, or magnetoelastic materials. In each case, properly invariant, geometrically exact theories encompassing general nonlinear constitutive equations are used. In some cases, the solids interact with fluids or electromagnetic fields. The goals of these studies are to discover new nonlinear effects, determine thresholds in constitutive equations separating qualitatively different responses, treat control problems involving ""smart"" materials, examine important kinds of instabilities, contribute to the theory of shocks and dissipative mechanisms in solids, and develop new methods of nonlinear analysis and of effective computation for problems of solid mechanics.

## Austin, Mark A. Associate Professor

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Email: Webpage: http://www.isr.umd.edu/~austin/

Research: Systems engineering and integration- How do we build systems engineering tools that can take advantage of semantic web technologies? Systems engineering for sensor-based supply chains. Human-computer interfaces for system-level engineering design. Formal models for validation/verification of networked engineering systems. Computer-aided design of bridge and building structures. Earthquake engineering and structural dynamics.

## Ayyub, Bilal Professor

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Email: Webpage: http://ctsm.umd.edu/

Research: Dr. Ayyub’s main research interests are risk, uncertainty and decision analysis, and systems engineering applied to civil, infrastructure, energy, defense and maritime fields.

## Azarm, Shapour Professor

Mechanical Engineering

Email: Webpage: https://enme.umd.edu/

Research: (i) Design Optimization: Single- and multi-objective optimization; optimization under uncertainty; multiple coupled subsystems (system of systems) optimization; approximation assisted optimization with computationally expensive simulations; (ii) Decision Support Systems: Multi-attribute decision analysis strategies for selection; capturing decision maker’s preferences under risky conditions; integration of business and engineering decisions; (iii) Design for Market Systems: Design of competitive single products, product lines, bundled (multi-category) products with upstream (part/subassembly/assembly) and/or downstream supply chain (manufacturers, retailers, service providers) considerations under uncertainty; (iv) Applications: Consumer electronics (e.g., smart phones, tablet computer); heat exchangers; power tools; power electronics; data centers; oil refineries; oil/gas pipelines; unmanned vehicles (walking robots, unmanned aerial vehicles, unmanned underwater vehicles); network infrastructure, and numerous others.

# B

## Babadi, Behtash Associate Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Email: Webpage:https://user.eng.umd.

Research: statistical and adaptive signal processing; neural signal processing; computational neuroscience; auditory neuroscience

## Baeder, James Professor

Aerospace Engineering

Email: Webpage: http://www.agrc.umd.edu/facstaff/james_baeder.html

## Balachandran, Balakumar Professor

Mechanical Engineering

Email: Webpage: http://www.enme.umd.edu/faculty/chair

Research: His research interests include nonlinear phenomena, dynamics and vibrations, and control, and his recent efforts have focused on the following: i) taking advantage of nonlinear phenomena for the benefit of a system, ii) data-driven nonlinear dynamics, iii) interplay between noise and nonlinearity, and iv) systems with delays.

## Balan, Radu Professor

Mathematics

Email: Webpage: http://www2.math.umd.edu/~rvbalan/

Research: Applied harmonic analysis, signal processing, machine learning, modeling.

## Ball, Michael Professor

Department of Decision, Operations, & Information Technologies

Email: Webpage: http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/faculty/mball/

Research: Dr. Ball's research interests are in network optimization and integer programming particularly as applied to problems in transportation systems and supply chain management.

## Baras, John S. Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Email: Webpage: http://www.isr.umd.edu/~baras/

Research: Dr. Baras' research interests include scaleable multicast security; integrated management of hybrid communication networks; modeling and performance evaluation of large broadband hybrid networks; fast internet over heterogeneous (wireless-wireline) networks; manufacturing process selection for electromechanical products; intelligent control; wavelets; robust speaker identification; low complexity, high fidelity, low rate speech coding; image processing and understanding; learning clustering algorithms and classification; distributed control (or decision) systems; stochastic dynamic model building; stochastic control and scheduling; real-time sequential detection and estimation; computer-aided control systems design; queuing systems; quantum communications; nonlinear systems; and radar systems modeling and performance evaluation and distributed parameter systems.

## Barg, Alexander Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Email: Webpage: http://www.ece.umd.edu/~abarg/

Research: Combinatorics, Geometry, Coding Theory, Information Theory, Cryptography, Applied problems in Communications, Storage, and Data Protection

## Benedetto, John J. Professor Emeritus

Mathematics

Email: Webpage: http://www2.math.umd.edu/~jjb/

Research: Harmonic analysis and applications

## Bentley, William Distinguished University Professor

Bioengineering

Email: Webpage: https://bentley.umd.edu/

Research: Recent interests are on deciphering and manipulating signal transduction pathways, including those of bacterial communication networks, for altering cell phenotype. To enable discovery, his lab develops new strategies for opening ‘communication’ between devices and biological systems by the creation and facile assembly of biologically functional interfaces. These concepts are emerging as a field of ‘biofabrication’ that exploits biological components and processes for assembly.

## Bernard, Peter S. Professor Emeritus

Mechanical Engineering

Email: Webpage: http://terpconnect.umd.edu/~bernard/

Research: Professor Bernard's primary research interests lies in gridfree methods for turbulent flow simulation, including heat and mass transfer and natural convection. Lagrangian analysis of turbulent transport.

## Bhatele, AbhinavAssociate Professor

Computer Science

Email: bhatele@cs.umd.eduWebpage: http://www.cs.umd.edu/~bhatele

Research: Dr. Bhatele's research interests are broadly in systems and networks, with a focus on parallel computing and big data analytics. He has published research in programming models and runtimes, network design and simulation, applications of machine learning to parallel systems, and on analyzing, modeling and optimizing the performance of parallel software and systems.

## Bjarnadóttir, MargrétAssociate Professor

Decision, Operations & Information Technologies

Email: Webpage: https://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/directory/margret-bjarnadottir

Research: Dr. Bjarnadóttir specializes in Operations Research methods focusing on data informed decision making, typically combining optimization modeling with machine learning approaches. Her work spans applications in health care, finance, people analytics and sports.

## Blankenship, Gilmer L. Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Email: Webpage: http://robotics.umd.edu/faculty/blankenship

Research: Robotics, nonlinear dynamics, stochastic systems, software systems for real-time control

## Brill, Dieter Professor

Physics

Email: Webpage: http://www.physics.umd.edu/grt/people/dieter.html

Research: Black Hole Physics, Cosmology, (2+1)-dimensional model theories

## Bruck, Hugh A. Professor

Mechanical Engineering

Email: Webpage: http://www.enme.umd.edu/~bruck/WAM-pub/main.html

Research: Processing, thermomechanical characterization, and computational design of multifunctional and functionally graded materials, energetic materials, nanocomposite materials, smart structures, and thin films; experimental methods for microscale and nanoscale materials characterization.

## Butts, Daniel Associate Professor

Biology

Email: Webpage: http://neurotheory.umd.edu/

Research: Systems and computational neuroscience; visual and auditory processing; application of statistical and machine learning approaches to interpret neurophysiological data with a focus on large-scale recordings.

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## Calabrese, Richard V. Professor

Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Email: Webpage: http://www.ench.umd.edu/faculty/calabrese

Research: Dr. Calabrese's research interests are in turbulent mixing and multiphase flow, with emphasis on drop dispersion and coalescence, prediction and measurement of particle size distribution and prediction and measurement of velocity fields in stirred vessels, high shear mixers and other process equipment.

## Cameron, Maria Professor

Mathematics

Email: Webpage: http://www2.math.umd.edu/~mariakc/

Research: Scientific computing, development of numerical and graph algorithms, methods for the study of rare events and transition paths in stochastic systems, and applications to natural sciences, in particular to chemical physics.

## Carpuat, Marine Associate Professor

Computer Science

Email: Webpage: http://www.cs.umd.edu/~marine/

Research: Natural Language Processing and Machine Translation. Current research targets computational modeling of language with the goal of enabling communication and access to information across language barriers.

## Carton, James A. Professor

Atmosphere and Oceanic Science

Email: Webpage: http://www.atmos.umd.edu/~carton/

Research: Ocean dynamics and the role the ocean plays in climate variability. Current interests include tropical climate variability; exchange processes between the North Atlantic and Arctic (and their relationships to sea ice loss); the changing geochemistry of the oceans; and techniques for reconstructing historical variability of ocean climate.

Keywords: Meteorology, Oceanography, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Climate

## Cerrai, Sandra Professor

Mathematics

Email: Webpage: http://www2.math.umd.edu/~cerrai/

Research: probability theory, stochastic partial differential equations

## Chen, ShuoAssociate Professor

Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Email: Webpage: https://www.medschool.umaryland.edu/profiles/Chen-Shuo/

Research: biostatistics, neuroimaging statistics, imaging-genetics, statistical graph/network modeling, clinical trials, Bayesian methods, machine learning

## Childs, Andrew Professor

Computer Science

Email: Webpage: http://cs.umd.edu/~amchilds

Research: Theory of quantum information processing, especially quantum algorithms. Particular topics of interest include quantum walk, quantum simulation, quantum algorithms for algebraic problems, and quantum query complexity

## Coughlin, Peter J. Associate Professor

Economics

Email: Webpage: https://www.econ.umd.edu/facultyprofile/Coughlin/Peter

Research: Dr. Coughlin's research interests are in the areas of social choice, voting theory and applied game theory.

## Cummings, Michael Professor

Biology

Email: Webpage: http://biology.umd.edu/michael-cummings.html

Research: Molecular evolution, bioinformatics, computational biology, machine learning, genotype-phenotype relationships, GPU-computing, high performance computing.

## Czaja, Wojciech Professor

Mathematics

Email: Webpage: http://www2.math.umd.edu/~czaja/

Research: Applied and theoretical harmonic analysis; signal and image processing; machine learning.

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## Dankowicz, Harry Professor and Chair

Mechanical Engineering

Email: Webpage: https://danko.enme.umd.edu/

Research: Dynamical systems and control, computational mathematics, networks and complex systems, design optimization, robotics, and task scheduling; applications to renewable energy technologies, collective behavior of social insects and humans, constrained uncertainty quantification, microelectromechanical sensors.

## Davis, Larry S. Professor Emeritus

Computer Science

Email: Webpage: http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/~lsd/

Research: computer vision, homeland security, visual surveillance.

## De Rosa, Antonio Associate Professor

Mathematics

Email: Webpage: https://sites.google.com/view/antonioderosa/home

Research: My research is focused on the mathematical analysis of geometric PDEs arising from geometric variational problems. My work lies at the interface between geometric analysis, PDEs, geometric measure theory and calculus of variations. Part of my research is devoted to optimal transport. Recently I have become also interested in the interplay between geometric measure theory and mathematics of data science.

## Daume, Hal Professor

Computer Science

Email: Webpage: http://hal3.name/

Research: Natural language processing and machine learning, with an emphasis on building algorithms and models that learn from limited data and natural feedback, as well as understanding and mitigating the potential social harms produced by such systems.

## Deane, Anil Research Associate Professor

Institute for Physical Science & Technology

Email: Webpage: http://terpconnect.umd.edu/~deane/

Research: Dr. Deane's research is in the area of computational fluid dynamics and parallel computing, with funded projects in space physics, microgravity fluid physics and high performance computing. Over time he has worked on large-scale simulations of thermal convection, wake flows, compressible turbulence, and magnetohydrodynamics. The numerical techniques used for these simulations include spectral methods, spectral-element methods, finite volume schemes for compressible flows, and shock-capturing methods (particularly flux-corrected transport).

## Dickerson, John Associate Professor

Computer Science

Email: Webpage: http://jpdickerson.com/

Research: Dr. Dickerson's lab works at the intersection of computer science, economics, and operations research. Their current research focuses on the principled design and practical implementation of matching markets (organized markets that match, e.g., organ donors to patients, potential roommates, or students to universities). The lab has extensive experience designing and fielding such markets in healthcare, TV and online advertising, and talent sourcing, and recently in formally addressing the division of labor between ethically-minded policymakers and ethically-neutral market designers.

## Dorland, William D. Professor

Physics

Email: Webpage: http://umdphysics.umd.edu/about-us/people/faculty/126-dorland.html

Research: Development of kinetic (phase space) algorithms for high performance computing, with an emphasis on Eulerian schemes and closure theory. Direct numerical simulation of collisionless, magnetized plasma turbulence for first-principles simulation of:

-Turbulent transport in magnetic confinement fusion devices

-Turbulent heating and particle acceleration in astrophysical plasmas

Development of lightweight, portable, high-performance components for practical high performance parallel computing.

Keywords: Turbulence in magnetized plasma; computational physics.

## Dubayah, Ralph Distinguished University Professor

Geography

Email: Webpage: http://www.geog.umd.edu/facultyprofile/Dubayah/Ralph

Research: ecosystem characterization for carbon modeling, habitat and biodiversity studies, land surface energy and water balance modeling, spatial analysis and remote sensing science

## Duncan, James Professor

Mechanical Engineering

Email: Webpage: http://hydro.umd.edu/index.htm

Research: Experimental research in water surface waves including wave breaking, wave impact on structures, droplet and bubble generation, and solitary gravity capillary waves.

## Duraiswami, Ramani Professor & Associate Chair for Graduate Education

Computer Science

Email: Webpage: http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/~ramani/

Research: Audio and Computational Acoustics: Acoustics for perceptual reality, microphone arrays, auditory user interfaces

Scientific Computation: Fast multipole methods, computational statistics and learning methods, randomization, data fitting and modeling, boundary element methods

Computer Vision: Vision aware audio, tracking, pose

Keywords: Computer audition, fast multipole methods, machine learning

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## Einstein, Theodore L. Professor

Physics

Email: Webpage: https://umdphysics.umd.edu/people/faculty/current/item/141-einstein.html

Research: Physics of surfaces and complex interfaces, Properties of vicinal surfaces, Statistical mechanics of lower dimensions.

## Elman, Howard C. Professor

Computer Science

Email: Webpage: http://www.cs.umd.edu/~elman/

Research: My research concerns various topics in Numerical Analysis, including numerical linear algebra, computational methods for partial differential equations, computational fluid dynamics, uncertainty quantification, and machine learning.

## Ephremides, Anthony Distinguished University Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Email: Webpage: http://www.ece.umd.edu/faculty/ephremides

Research: Research interests include all aspects of Communications Systems (Information Theory, Communication Theory, Multi-user Systems, Communication Networks, Satellite Systems) with focus on Energy Efficiency and Cross-Layer Approaches to Design. He is also interested in Systems Theory, Stochastic Systems, Optimization, Signal Processing, Wireless Communications.

## Estes, AlexanderAssistant Professor

Department of Decisions, Operations, & Information Technologies

Email: Webpage: https://www.isr.umd.edu/clark/faculty/1708/Alexander-Estes

Research: Research interests include stochastic optimization, data driven optimization, areas in the interface of statistics and optimization, and applications to air traffic management.

## Evans, Michael Professor

Geology

Email: Webpage: https://www.geol.umd.edu/directory.php?id=12

Research: High resolution multiproxy paleoclimatology of the late Holocene, with special emphasis on tropical processes, hydrometeorological variations, and global climate change

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## Fagan, William F. Distinguished University Professor

Biology

Email: Webpage: http://www.clfs.umd.edu/biology/faganlab/

Research: I use analytical and computational approaches to understand aspects of population dynamics and species interactions. I focus on problems in spatial ecology using systems of PDEs, integrodifference equations, stochastic processes, and network modeling. Much of my current research involves the mathematics and statistics of animal movement problems (e.g., migration, home ranges, memory-based movement), often involving tight integration of mathematical theory with animal tracking data. I also study aspects of extinction risk and parameter estimation from noisy time series using stochastic population models. Some of my models are 'pure theory' in nature whereas others are tightly tied to data from particular field systems (e.g., Mount St. Helens).

## Forni, Giovanni Professor

Mathematics

Email: Research: Dynamical systems and smooth ergodic theory of zero entropy systems, Renormalization methods in dynamical systems, KAM theory, Teichmueller dynamics, Homogeneous Dynamics and Number Theory, Billiards in Polygons and related systems, Unipotent Flows (horocycle flows, nilflows) and their Time-Changes.

## Freidlin, Mark I. Distinguished University Professor Emeritus

Mathematics

Email: Webpage: http://www2.math.umd.edu/~mif/

Research: asymptotic problems in stochastic processes and PDE's

## Fu, Michael C. Professor

Department of Decision, Operations, & Information Technologies

Email: Webpage: https://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/directory/michael-fu

Research: Simulation modeling and analysis, production/inventory control, applied probability, and queueing theory; stochastic derivative estimation, simulation optimization of discrete-event systems, Markov decision processes; with application to supply chain management and financial engineering.

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## Gabriel, Steven A. Professor

Mechanical Engineering

Email: Webpage: http://www.stevenagabriel.umd.edu/

Optimization/Game Theory Courses:

ENME 741: Operations Research Models in Engineering (

ENME 725: Probabilistic Optimization (offered alternating spring semester, Spring 2025 next)

ENME 722: Equilibrium Programming in Engineering (

Research: Modeling of critical infrastructure using optimization, equilibrium/game theory, and statistical methods, machine learning. Algorithm development for solving optimization and equilibrium/game theory models

## Gasarch, William Professor

Computer Science

Email: Webpage: http://www.cs.umd.edu/~gasarch/

Research: combinatorics, graph theory

## Girvan, Michelle Professor

Physics

Email: Webpage: http://networks.umd.edu/

Research: My research focuses the theory of complex networks as well as applications to biological systems. Much of the theoretical portion of my work involves studies of community structure (e.g. modularity) in complex networks – how it arises, different ways to quantify it, algorithms to detect it, etc. In terms of applying abstract concepts from network theory to experimental systems, I am broadly interested in high-throughput biological networks, and have recently been focused on gene interaction networks. In particular, my collaborators and I have been studying structural and dynamical features of cancer in experimentally-derived gene interaction networks. In an effort to connect empirical results back to theory, we are investigating the utility of Boolean models of genetic control for understanding the diverse patterns of gene expression observed in cancer cells.

## Golden, Bruce L. Professor

Decision, Operations & Information Technologies

Email: Webpage: https://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/directory/bruce-l-golden

Research: Some of my interests are network optimization, genetic algorithms, evolutionary computation, heuristic search, applied operations research, operations research/operations management in healthcare, logistics & distribution.

## Goldman, William M. Professor

Mathematics

Email: Webpage: http://www2.math.umd.edu/~wmg/

Research: I am interested in the deformation theory of geometric structures on manifolds. Such structures are modeled on geometris on homogeneous spaces of Lie groups. They include hyperbolic geometry, projective geometry, inversive geometry, constant curvature Lorentzian geometry and many others. The study closely relates to discrete subgroups of Lie groups, gauge theory, low-dimensional topology and mathematical physics. Of particular interest is the action of the topological symmetry group (the mapping class group) on the deformation space (generalizing Teichmueller space), which opens up many questions in dynamical systems.

The Experimental Geometry Lab provides a community of mathematicians working on examples of these structures using technology. In particular we are interested in visualization and computation for geometric structures, discrete group actions, and dynamical systems on moduli spaces. Participants in the lab have included senior researchers, postdocs, graduate students, undergraduate students and high school students.

Keywords: manifold, geometry, homogeneous space, Lie group, symmetry, geometric structure, mapping class group, uniformization, moduli space, dyanmical system.

## Goldstein, Tom Volpi-Cupal Endowed Professor

Computer Science

Email: Webpage: https://www.cs.umd.edu/~tomg/

Research: My research lies at the intersection of machine learning and optimization, and targets applications in computer vision and signal processing. I work at the boundary between theory and practice, leveraging mathematical foundations, complex models, and efficient hardware to build practical, high-performance systems. I design optimization methods for a wide range of platforms ranging from powerful cluster/cloud computing environments to resource limited integrated circuits and FPGAs.

## Greenberg, Oscar W. Professor Emeritus

Physics

Email: Webpage: http://www.umdphysics.umd.edu/index.php/about-us/people/faculty/138-greenberg.html

Research: I am interested in the relation of discrete symmetries, locality of various types and Lorentz invariance. I am presently studying the spacetime dependence of the relative spin-spin correlation function connected with tests of the Bell inequalities. More generally, I am interested in quantum information and related issues.

## Grillakis, Manoussos Professor

Mathematics

Email: Webpage: http://terpconnect.umd.edu/~mggrlk/

Research: Nonlinear waves and stability, Nonlinear partial differential equations, Harmonic Analysis

## Gu, YuAssociate Professor

Mathematics

Email: Webpage: https://www.math.umd.

Research: Random dynamics, Non-equilibrium statistical physics, Stochastic PDE

## Guo, XiaojiaAssistant Professor

Decision, Operations, and Information Technologies

Email: Webpage: https://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/directory/xiaojia-guo

Research: Xiaojia’s research interests lie in predictive analytics and decision analysis. Specifically, her current research projects focus on probabilistic forecasting and combining predictions from experts or models, employing Bayesian statistics and machine learning techniques as primary methods.

## Gumel, AbbaProfessor, Michael and Eugenia Brin Endowed E-Nnovate Chair

Mathematics

Email: Webpage: https://math.umd.edu/~agumel/

Research: Mathematical Biology; Applied Dynamical Systems and Computational Mathematics. Dr. Gumel uses mathematical modeling approaches and analysis, backed by data analytics and computation, to gain insight into the transmission dynamics and control of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases of major public health significance. The main theme of his work is using mathematics to contribute to the

*One Health*approach to public health (at the human-environment-animal nexus).

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## Hahn, Jin-Oh Professor

Mechanical Engineering

Email: Webpage: http://www.enme.umd.edu/clark/faculty/545/JinOh-Hahn

Research: Mathematical Modeling, System Identification, Closed-Loop Control, Health Monitoring, Fault Diagnostics and Accommodation in Dynamic Systems with Emphasis on Challenges in Health and Medicine; Physiological Monitoring and Closed-Loop Control; Medical Cyber-Physical Systems

## Hajiaghayi, Mohammad Taghi Minker Professor

Computer Science

Email: Webpage: http://www.cs.umd.edu/

Research: Mohammad Taghi Hajiaghayi is a computer scientist known for his work in algorithms, game theory, social networks, network design, graph theory, and big data. See more info regarding him at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammad_Hajiaghayi.

## Harring, Jeffrey Professor

Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation

Email: Webpage: https://www.education.umd.edu/directory/jeffrey-r-harring

Research: Finite mixture modeling, Models for repeated measures data, Latent variable modeling, and Statistical computing

## Hassam, Adil B. Professor

Physics

Email: Webpage: http://terpconnect.umd.edu/~hassam/

Research: Controlled Thermonuclear Fusion, Solar-Terrestrial Plasma Physics, Industrial Plasmas.

Keywords: Theoretical Plasma Physics

## He, Xin Associate Professor

Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Email: Webpage: https://www.sph.umd.edu/people/xin-he

Research: longitudinal data analysis, time-to-event data analysis, nonparametric and semiparametric methods, as well as applications in epidemiology, environmental health, and biomedical studies

## Herrmann, Jeffrey Professor

Mechanical Engineering

Email: Webpage: http://www.isr.umd.edu/~jwh2/jwh2.html

Research: Developing risk-based methods for planning and optimizing unmanned systems operations.

Keywords: Operations Research, Decision Making, Risk Management

## Horiuchi, Timothy K. Associate Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Email: Webpage: http://www.isr.umd.edu/Labs/CSSL/horiuchilab/horiuchilab.html

Research: Bat Echolocation, Computational Neuroscience, Learning Systems, Neuromorphic VLSI Design,Constrained Optimization Circuits, Mobile Robotics, Neural Recording and Spike-Sorting Techniques and Tools

## Hu, Bei-Lok Professor

Physics

Email: Webpage: http://www.umdphysics.umd.edu/index.php/about-us/people/faculty/153-hu.html

Research: Quantum Field Theory in Curved Spacetime, Stochastic Semiclassical Gravity, Early Universe Quantum Processes, Nonequilibrium Quantum Field Theory. Fluctuation Phenomena. Foundational Issues of Quantum Mechanics, Relevance to Quantum Computing. Theoretical Aspects of Quantum and Atom Optics.

## Huang, Furong Assistant Professor

Computer Science

Email: Webpage: http://www.furong-huang.com/

Research: Furong Huang's research focuses on machine learning, high-dimensional statistics and distributed algorithms --- both the theoretical analysis and practical implementation of parallel spectral methods for latent variable graphical models. Some applications of her research include developing fast detection algorithms to discover hidden and overlapping user communities in social networks, learning convolutional sparse coding models for understanding semantic meanings of sentences and object recognition in images, healthcare analytics by learning a hierarchy on human diseases for guiding doctors to identify potential diseases afflicting patients, and more. She has made significant contributions in non-convex optimization for spectral methods (matrix and tensor decomposition) and learning latent variable graphical models on distributed systems with large-scale data. She has also worked on distributed spectral decomposition techniques for topic modeling and mixed membership detection for large-scale networks with extension to temporally evolving networks. Her work is characterized by the development and application of sophisticated novel numerical methods to diverse problems in social networks, natural language processing, image processing, and computational biology --- and the delivery of research results through open-source software. She was a keynote speaker at the Tensor Workshop at ICCV'17, and organized the Matrix Factorization Workshop at the 2017 Heidelberg Laureate Forum. She serves on the Program Committee of the SysML'18 conference, bridging the Machine Learning and Computer Systems research communities. Prof. Huang was a recipient of the Adobe Research Award 2017.

## Hunt, Brian R. Professor Emeritus

Institute for Physical Science & Technology

Email: Webpage: http://terpconnect.umd.edu/~bhunt/

Research: Weather Forecasting and State Estimation for Spatiotemporal Chaos. Prevalence, Projection, and Dimension. Fractals and Dimension in Dynamical Systems. Optimal Orbits and Invariant Measures of Chaotic Systems. Dynamics on Networks. Dynamics near Invariant Manifolds: Intermingled Basins, Bubbling, and Synchronization. Bifurcations and Periodic Windows. Other Dynamical Systems Papers. Computational Genomics.

Keywords: Chaotic Systems, Applied Dynamics

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## Ide, Kayo Associate Professor

Atmospheric & Oceanic Science

Email: Webpage: http://www.atmos.umd.edu/~ide/

Research: Dr. Ide's research interests concern dynamics of atmosphere and oceans from interdisciplinary perspective, in particular: data assimilation as scientific monitoring and prediction, observing system design, and study of transport and mixing from perspectives of dynamical and control systems.

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## Jacobs, David Professor

Computer Science

Email: Webpage: http://www.cs.umd.edu/~djacobs/

Research: object recognition in images, computational and psychological study of perceptual organization

## Jose, AntonyAssociate Professor

Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics

Email: Webpage: https://science.umd.

Research: I am interested in understanding how regulation is made heritable. Living systems display this property with a bewildering array of different types of regulation. Abstracting such regulation into networks and determining the features that ensure their heritability is an ongoing theoretical and practical challenge. Experimental work in my lab uses the nematode

*C. elegans*to implement networks to examine their behavior across generations, providing unique opportunities to test mathematical ideas in an animal.

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## Kalnay, Eugenia E. Distinguished University Professor

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science

Email: Webpage: http://www.atmos.umd.edu/~ekalnay/

Research: Predictability and ensemble forecasting, numerical weather prediction, data assimilation, coupled ocean-atmosphere modeling, climate change, and coupling with feedbacks the human and the natural systems.

## Katz, Jonathan Professor

Computer Science

Email: Webpage: http://www.cs.umd.edu/~jkatz/

Research: I work on problems in theoretical computer science, mainly in the area of cryptography. I am interested in problems both of a combinatorial and an algebraic/number-theoretic nature. If you are interested in research in this area, please consult the list of publications on my web page or send me an email.

## Kedem, Benjamin Professor Emeritus

Mathematics

Email: Webpage: http://www2.math.umd.edu/~bnk//

Research: I have done work in time series analysis, space-time statistical problems, and combination of information from several sources.

## Kishek, Rami Alfred Research Professor

Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics

Email: Webpage: http://www.umer.umd.edu/ramiak/

Research: Kishek's research is in applied electromagnetics (beams, plasmas, microwaves) and the nonlinear dynamics of many-body systems, with specific interest in space charge effects, computation, and multipactor. Broad applications include high-intensity particle accelerators and space-based communication systems. Nearly 25 years experience as a researcher and educator.

## Krishnaprasad, Perinkulam Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Email: Webpage: http://www.isr.umd.edu/~krishna/

Research: Krishnaprasad's interests lie in the broad areas of geometric control theory, filtering and signal processing theory, robotics, acoustics, and biologically-inspired approaches to control, sensing and computation. He has made contributions to system identification, geometric mechanics, actuation based on smart materials, and control of collectives. His current work is focused on pursuit and cohesion in nature and in engineered systems. Key words: geometric methods, collective behavior, Lie groups, stability and control, pursuit phenomena, bio-inspiration, statistical physics, evolutionary games.

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## La, Richard J. Associate Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Email: Webpage: http://www.ece.umd.edu/~hyongla/

Research: Richard J. La's research interest are i) mathematical analysis of communication networks, ii) design and evaluation of resource allocation algorithms for communication networks, and iii) application of game theory and mechanism design. In particular, his past research activities focused on congestion control in the Internet, wireless scheduling, mobile ad-hoc network routing, disruption tolerant networks, network pricing, and dynamic spectrum trading.

## Lahiri , Parthasarathi Professor

Joint Program in Survey Methodology

Email: Webpage: http://www.statconsortium.umd.edu/facultymembers/plahiri.html

## Larsson, Johan Professor

Mechanical Engineering

Email: Webpage: http://larsson.umd.edu/

Research: Computational turbulence, grid-adaptation for chaotic PDEs, and uncertainty quantification applied to problems in fluid mechanics

## Lathrop, Dan Professor

Physics

Email: Webpage: http:/http://complex.umd.edu/

Research: Research in the Nonlinear Dynamics group at Maryland focuses on turbulent fluid flows, geomagnetism, and experiments on superfluid helium.

## Lee, Mei-Ling Ting Professor

Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Email: Webpage: https://sph.umd.edu/people/

Research: Analysis of genomic data; analysis of time-to-event data; rank tests for clustered data; statistical applications in environmental and occupational health studies, epidemiology studies, microbiology and pharmaco epidemiology; applied probability models; multivariate distributions

## Lee, Sung W. Professor

Aerospace Engineering

Email: Webpage: http://www.aero.umd.edu/facstaff/fac-profiles/lee-sung.html

Research: Structural mechanics, finite element analysis, and composite structure

## Lekić, Ved Professor

Geology

Email: Webpage: http://www.geol.umd.edu/facilities/seismology/

Research: I seek to understand the state, dynamics, and dominant processes of the solid Earth, as well as other planets and satellites. Accurate seismic imaging -- with reliably quantified uncertainties -- is often a crucial first step toward this goal. Therefore, my research focuses on analysis of large datasets (primarily of seismic wave recordings) and the application of inverse methods that enable optimal extraction of information and quantification of uncertainty. You can find out more about my research and that of my students and postdocs here: https://www.geol.umd.edu/facilities/seismology/

## Levermore, Charles D.Professor Emeritus

Mathematics

Email: Webpage: http://www2.math.umd.edu/~lvrmr/

Research: Much (but not all) of my research has revolved around the central theme of understanding how large-scale behaviors emerge from dynamics or structures on small-scales. This includes the classical question of statistical physics about the macroscpic desciption of systems of large numbers of particles given known microscopic physics. It also includes studies of semiclassical limits of nonlinear wave equations, convergence of numerical schemes, turbulence modeling, derivations of shallow water systems, derivations of fluid dynamical systems from kinetic theories, radiation transport through random media, and many other areas. These problems all fall into the what is now called the class of "multiscale" problems.

Keywords: Multiscale problems, Boltzmann Equations, Nonlinear Wave Equations

## Levy, DoronDistinguished Scholar-Teacher

Mathematics

Email: Webpage: http://www2.math.umd.edu/~dlevy/

Research: Mathematical Biology and Medicine, Cancer Dynamics, Immunology, Disease Modeling, Imaging, Nonlinear Dynamics.

## Li, YanProfessor

Joint Program in Survey Methodology

Email: Webpage: https://jointprogram.umd.edu/content/yan-li

Research: Dr. Yan Li is a Professor in the Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM) and in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Maryland, College Park. A primary research goal of Dr. Li is to combine her background in computer sciences, genetics, statistics and survey methodology with her research experience in Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics to develop statistical methods for efficiently designing and analyzing complex samples in social and biomedical settings. Particularly she is interested in the area of nonprobability sample analysis, health disparity, mediation analysis, statistical genetics, involving drawing statistical inferences using case-control, cohort and cross-sectional studies and surveys with complex survey designs.

## Lin, MingDistinguished University Professor

Department of Computer Science

Email: Webpage: http://www.cs.umd.edu/~lin

Research: Her research interests include AI/ML/robotics, XR, computer graphics, and HCI, with focuses on learning-based algorithms, physically-based modeling, sound rendering, haptics, algorithmic robotics, VR, interactive techniques, geometric and scientific computing, and distributed interactive simulation.

## Liu, K.J. Ray Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Email: Webpage: http://www.cspl.umd.edu/kjrliu/

Research: Dr. Liu is Director of Communications and Signal Processing Laboratories and leads the Maryland Signals and Information Group (SIG) with research contributions that encompass broad aspects of wireless communications and networking; multimedia communications and signal processing; information forensics and security; biomedical imaging and bioinformatics; and signal processing algorithms and architectures, in which he has published over 400 refereed papers, books, and book chapters.

## Losert, Wolfgang Professor & Associate Dean

Physics

Email: Webpage: http://ireap.umd.edu/~wlosert/

Research: The dynamical properties of Complex Systems at the convergence of physics, materials science, and biology.

## Lovell, David Professor

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Email: Webpage: http://www.eng.umd.edu/~lovell/

Research: Surface and air transportation, systems engineering. Geometric design, optimization, and controls applied to civil infrastructure systems.

## Lyubchich, Vyacheslav Associate Research Professor

Center for Environmental Science

Email: Webpage: http://www.umces.edu/vyacheslav-lyubchich

Research: Time series analysis, forecasting, applied statistics, non-parametric inference, bootstrap, environmental modeling, and random networks, machine learning, artificial intelligence.

## Lyzinski, Vince Associate Professor

Mathematics

Email: Webpage: http://www.math.umd.edu/~

Research: Random graph inference, statistical machine learning, graph matching algorithms, Markov chains, probability, combinatorics

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## Machedon, MateiProfessor

Mathematics

Email: Webpage: https://www.math.umd.edu/~matei/

Research: Analysis and Partial Differential Equations

## Madan, Dilip B. Professor Emeritus

Finance

Email: Webpage: http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/faculty/dmadan/

Research: I am particularly fascinated by how mathematical analysis, economic theory, and statistical methodology may be employed to extract interesting information from financial market data. My particular area of expertise is Mathematical Finance with its wide array of theoretical, applied and innovative concerns that range from issues of formulating and testing our understanding of market price determination to the more detailed aspects of pricing particular claims, like the wide range of equity and fixed income derivatives now traded, and improving the quality of risk management through the development innovative financial products and better methods for processing financial information.

Keywords: Mathematical Finance

## Makowski, Armand M. Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Email: Webpage: http://www.isr.umd.edu/People/faculty/Makowski.html

Research: Traffic characterization and modeling in communication networks, Resource allocation issues in wireless networks, Queueing systems and asymptotic methods for performance evaluation in communication networks, Stochastic systems and adpative algorithms

## Manocha, DineshPaul Chrisman Iribe Professor; Distinguished University Professor

Computer Science; Electrical & Computer Engineering

Email: Webpage: https://www.cs.umd.edu/people/dmanocha

Research: I work in robotics, AI, virtual environments and their applications to scientific and engineering domains.

## Marcus, Steven I.Professor Emeritus

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Email: Webpage: http://www.isr.umd.edu/~marcus/

Research: Dr. Marcus' research interests lie in the areas of control and systems engineering, analysis and control of stochastic systems, Markov decision processes, stochastic and adaptive control, learning, fault detection, and discrete event systems, with applications in manufacturing and communication networks.

## Margetis, Dionisios Professor

Mathematics

Email: Webpage: http://www2.math.umd.edu/~diom/

Research: Prof. Margetis' research interests lie broadly in the mathematical modeling and applied analysis for materials and physical phenomena across several scales.Recently, he has placed particular emphasis on the following topics: (i) The coupling of Maxwell's equations (electromagnetism) with kinetic descriptions (e.g., hydrodynamic equations and Boltzmann-like equations) for electrons in two-dimensional materials such as graphene. A goal is to mathematically model and analyze the viscous hydrodynamic behavior of electrons in these systems; as well as possible transitions from this regime to the ohmic and ballistic regimes. (ii) The modeling, analysis and simulation of the evolution of surfaces and interfaces in solid structures. Of particular interest are the derivation and analysis of macroscopic PDEs from atomistic or discrete mechanical systems (e.g., moving atomic defects), and germane issues of boundary conditions or variational approaches. (iii) The quantum dynamics of ultra cold, dilute atomic gases under the influence of external potentials, in relation to the "Bose-Einstein condensation" phenomenon. A goal is to understand mathematical aspects of the excitation energy spectrum in these atomic systems by use of nonlocal PDEs.

## Mayergoyz, Isaak Distinguished University Professor, A. Ward Chair Professor and Distinguished Scholar-Teacher

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Email: Webpage: http://www.ece.umd.edu/meet/faculty/mayergoyz.php3

Research: Power, Electromagnetic theory, Semiconductor device modeling

## Miller, Carl A.Adjunct Associate Professor

Institute for Advanced Computer Studies

Email: Webpage: camiller.iacs.umd.edu

Research: Quantum information science, with a focus on quantum cryptography and communication. Applications of concepts from pure mathematics to theoretical computer science.

## Miyoshi, Takemasa Assistant Professor

Atmospheric & Oceanic Science

Email: Webpage: http://data-assimilation.riken.jp/~miyoshi/

Research: fundamental problems about data assimilation theories and methods, with particular focus on ensemble-based data assimilation

## Molloy, ErinAssistant Professor

Computer Science

Email: Webpage: https://www.cs.umd.edu/people/ekmolloy

Research: Algorithms for comparative genomics

## Montesi, Laurent G.J. Associate Professor

Geology

Email: Webpage: http://www.geology.umd.edu/~montesi/index.shtml

Research: Our research group studies how the Earth and other planets are deforming and evolving over geological time scales. This research involves the development of Finite Element models of mantle flow, fault development and melt migration, with a fundamentally multidisciplinary approach. For example, we couple rheological evolution and deformation to produce localized shear zone, or couple thermodynamic and thermal models. Numerical challenge include multiphysics and multiscale processes, large deformation, adaptive mesh refinement, and the adoption of a Bayesian statistics framework for assimilation of many types of observations into our models.

## Mount, David M. Professor

Computer Science

Email: Webpage: http://www.cs.umd.edu/~mount/

Research: I am a member of the Algorithms and Theory Group at the University of Maryland. I do research on the design, analysis, and implementation of data structures and algorithms for geometric problems, particularly problems with applications in areas such as image processing, pattern recognition, information retrieval, and computer graphics.

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## Narayan, Prakash Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Email: Webpage: http://www.ece.umd.edu/~prakash/homepage.html

Research: Multiuser information and coding theory, Communication theory and Digital communication, Communication networks, Data security and private function computation, Information theory and statistics.

## Neustadtl , Alan Associate Professor

Sociology

Email: Webpage: https://sites.google.com/site/alanneustadtl/

## Newcomb, Robert W. Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Email: Webpage: http://www.ece.umd.edu/~newcomb/

Research: Analog VLSI, biomedical engineering especially ear type systems and heart models), circuit and systems theory (especially semistate theory and multiport synthesis), microsystems, neural networks (hardware & biologically motivated), robotics

## Nochetto, Ricardo H. Professor

Mathematics

Email: Webpage: http://www2.math.umd.edu/~rhn/

Research: PDE and Nonlinear Analysis: geometric partial differential equations, free boundary problems, fractional diffusion; Numerical Analysis: variational methods for linear and nonlinear partial differential equations, adaptivity, nonlinear approximation

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## Oard, Douglas William Professor

College of Information Studies

Email: Webpage: http://terpconnect.umd.edu/~oard/

Research: My research interests include cross-language information retrieval, speech-based information retrieval, and information filtering.

## Oruc, Yavuz A. Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Email: Webpage: https://user.eng.umd.edu/~

Research: Combinatorics, computer architecture, graph theory, interconnection network theory, parallel computing, quantum information processing

## Ott, Edward Distinguished University Professor

Physics

Email: Webpage: http://www.chaos.umd.edu/personnel/ott.html

Research: Dynamics of large networks of coupled systems, Wave chaos, State estimation of large spatiotemporally chaotic systems

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## Paley, Derek Willis H. Young Jr. Professor of Aerospace Engineering Education

Aerospace Engineering and the Institute for Systems Research

Email: Webpage: http://cdcl.umd.edu/

Research: Dynamics, estimation, and control; mobile sensor networks; biocomplexity and bioinspiration

## Pecht, Michael Professor

Mechanical Engineering

Email: Webpage: http://www.calce.umd.edu/

Research: Professor Michael Pecht’s research focuses on the use of AI methods for prognostics and systems health management (PHM). PHM is an approach that is used to evaluate the health / reliability of a system in its actual life-cycle conditions, determine the initiation of failure, and mitigate system risks. Prognostics of a system can yield an advance warning of impending failure in a system and thereby help in maintenance and corrective actions. The outputs of a prognostic assessment of a product are the failure risk, time to failure, remaining useful life, and a prognostic distance within which time specific maintenance and repair actions can be taken to extend the life of the product. The U.S. Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program requires PHM. NASA uses the Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM) program for its fleet. Consumer electronics companies, including computer companies such as Dell, are investing a lot of money in prognostics research so that they can harness the benefits of PHM for reducing warranty costs and cutting product qualification time. Google, Microsoft, Amazon and others are using these techniques to ensure reliable and safe operation of there products. The data-driven and fusion approaches stand among the three main approaches to implementing prognostics for a system (along with model-based). The data-driven prognostics methods use current and historical data to statistically and probabilistically derive decisions, estimates, and predictions about the health and reliability of products. Data-driven approaches are useful to monitor the health of large multivariate systems and are capable of intelligently detecting and assessing correlated trends in the system dynamics to estimate the current and future health of the system. Areas of interest for data-driven approaches include anomaly detection, fault identification, fault isolation and prediction of remaining useful life (prognostics). Machine learning is highly used in the data-driven approach since it incorporates statistical and probability theory in addition to data preprocessing, dimensionality reduction by compression and transformations, feature extraction, and cleaning (de-noising) of data. Fusion methods for prognostics offer the benefits of model-based and data-driven methods.

## Penny, Stephen G. Assistant Research Professor

Atmospheric & Oceanic Science

Email: Webpage: http://www.aosc.umd.edu/~spenny/

Research: Data Assimilation of the Ocean and Coupled Earth System, Mathematical foundations of data assimilation

## Prucha, Ingmar R. Distinguished University Professor

Economics

Email: Webpage: http://econweb.umd.edu/~prucha/

Research: Dr. Prucha's research interests are in theoretical and Applied Econometrics. A focus of his current research is on the econometric analysis of spatial and social networks. His applied work focuses on the determinants of dynamic factor demand (including investment in physical and R&D capital) and productivity.

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## Raghavan, Subramanian Professor

Decision, Operations & Information Technologies

Email: Webpage: http://terpconnect.umd.edu/~raghavan/

Research: Dr. Raghavan's research primarily focuses on three areas---network design (e.g., telecommunications, logistics), data mining, and auctions. The unifying feature to these various research areas is the network and combinatorial optimization techniques he applies to these problems.

Keywords: Network Design, Combinatorial Auctions, Data Mining

## Ray, DeepAssistant Professor

Mathematics

Email: Webpage: https://deepray.github.io/index.html

Research: Dr. Ray’s research focuses on two aspects of computational mathematics. The first involves the design of mathematically-sound high-fidelity numerical solvers for partial differential equations (PDEs), with a special emphasis hyperbolic systems and fluid flow problems. The second involves the judicious integration of machine learning techniques with traditional numerical algorithms, with the objective of overcoming computational bottlenecks. He develops deep learning-based algorithms for problem areas such as computational fluid dynamics, PDE-constrained optimization, uncertainty quantification and reduced order modeling.

## Reggia, James A. Professor Emeritus

Computer Science

Email: Webpage: http://www.cs.umd.edu/~reggia/

Research: Our research group focuses on studying and understanding

1) the underlying principles of biological computation, and how these principles can be adopted or modified to extend contemporary computer science methods, and

2) automated causal reasoning, such as abductive inference and Bayesian/belief networks.

## Reynolds, Chris Professor

Astronomy

Email: Webpage: http://www.astro.umd.edu/~chris/

Research: astrophysics of black holes (both stellar and supermassive), the physics of relativistic jets, and the properties and evolution of intracluster and intergalactic plasma

## Riaz, Amir Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering

Email: Webpage: http://www.enme.umd.edu/faculty/Riaz

Research: DNS of multiphase flows. Bubble Dynamics. Perturbation methods. Stability and Transition. Porous Media flows. Boiling and Evaporative Heat Transfer.

## Robinson, MichaelAssociate Professor

Mathematics & Statistics

Email: Webpage: http://www.drmichaelrobinson.net/

Research: I am interested in signal processing, dynamics, and applications of topology. My current projects involve topological approaches to tracking, communication network analysis, sonar target recognition, software analysis, and data fusion.

## Rosenberg, Jonathan M. Professor

Mathematics

Email: Webpage: http://www2.math.umd.edu/~jmr/

Research: Topology and geometry, especially of manifolds and singular spaces, non-commutative topology, index theory, C*-algebras, Lie group representations, K-theory, applications to mathematical physics, especially string theory and other field theories.

## Ryzhov, Ilya Associate Professor

Decision, Operations & Information Technologies

Email: Webpage: http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/faculty/iryzhov/

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## Sanner, Robert Associate Professor

Aerospace Engineering

Email: Webpage: http://www.aero.umd.edu/facstaff/fac-profiles/sanner-robert.html

Research: Research interest include nonlinear control, spacecraft dynamics and control, aircraft dynamics and control.

## Shamma, Shihab Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Email: Webpage: http://www.ece.umd.edu/meet/faculty/shamma.php3

Research: Dr. Shamma's research interests include biological aspects of speech analysis and neural signal processing.

## Shroff, HariAdjunct Assistant Professor

Physics

Email: Webpage: https://www.nibib.nih.gov/

Research: Development of new imaging tools to study fast 3D cellular processes at high resolution; super-resolution microscopy; neurodevelopment; light sheet fluorescence microscopy; two photon microscopy; minimally invasive microscopy; inverse imaging problems; deep learning

## Slud, Eric V. Professor

Mathematics

Email: Webpage: http://www2.math.umd.edu/~slud/

Research: Survival data analysis, Census statistics, large-scale data problems with emphasis on cross-classified data, Stochastic processes.

Keywords: Mathematical statistics and probability

## Smith, Paul J.Professor Emeritus

Mathematics

Email: Webpage: http://www2.math.umd.edu/~pjs/

Research: Categorical data analysis. Robust and nonparametric statistical methods. Applications of statistics, particularly in the biomedical sciences

## Song, Jiuzhou Associate Professor

Animal & Avian Sciences

Email: Webpage: http://ansc.umd.edu/Labs/Song/

Research: Dr. Song's current research interests are on bioinformatics, statistical genomics, biopathway analysis and gene regulatory network. Specifically, he works in novel computational methodologies for molecular biology and genetics, e.g., temporal gene expression analysis and biological information extraction from high throughput gene expression data.

Keywords: Statistical genomics and bioinformatics

## Srinivasan, AravindDistinguished University Professor

Computer Science

Email: Webpage: https://www.cs.umd.edu/~srin/

Research: Prof. Srinivasan's research interests are in randomized algorithms, networking, social networks, and combinatorial optimization, as well as in the growing confluence of algorithms, networks, and randomness, in fields including the social web, machine learning, public health, biology, and energy.

## Swistak, Piotr T. Associate Professor

Government and Politics

Email: Webpage: https://gvpt.umd.edu/facultyprofile/Swistak/Piotr

Research: Game theory, social choice theory, decision theory, methodology and philosophy of the social science.

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## Tadmor, Eitan Distinguished University Professor

Department of Mathematics and IPST

Email: Webpage: https://www.math.umd.edu/~

Research: Research is concerned with theory and computation of Partial Differential Equations with diverse applications to shock waves, convection-diffusion, image processing, and self-organized dynamics. In particular, research is focused on the development of high-resolution methods for nonlinear conservation laws, including those associated with the notions of central schemes, entropy stability, and spectral viscosity methods; on transport models and their relation to kinetic theories, and on critical thresholds phenomena in such models; on multi-scale descriptions in image processing associated with the notion of hierarchical decompositions; and on modeling and analysis of collective (hydro-)dynamics with applications of swarming to optimization and neural networks.

## Tits, Andre L. Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Email: Webpage: http://www.ece.umd.edu/~andre/

Research: Dr. Tits' main research interests lie in various aspects of numerical optimization, optimization-based system design and robust control with emphasis on numerical methods. In addition to carrying out fundamental research work in these areas, researchers in Dr. Tits' group have developed several software packages. Especially popular is FSQP, a tandem of sophisticated software suites for nonlinear constrainted optimization, in use at over 1000 sites around the world.

## Tiwary, Pratyush Assistant Professor

Chemistry and Biochemistry & Institute for Physical Science and Technology

Email: Webpage: https://sites.google.com/site/pratyushtiwary/

Research: We are interested in modeling rare events in biology and materials science while maintaining femtosecond time resolution and all-atom or even all-electron spatial resolution. These include problems such as drug unbinding, protein folding and crystallization which can easily takes minutes, days or longer in real time. To simulate such processes, we develop the next generation of computational chemistry tools, grounded in statistical mechanics and artificial intelligence, and made available to the broad scientific community in an open-source manner.

## Trivisa, Konstantina Professor

Mathematics

Email: Webpage: http://www2.math.umd.edu/~trivisa/

Research: Trivisa’s research lies on the interface between nonlinear partial differential equations and continuum physics and focuses on applications in fluid dynamics, multiphase flows, continuum mechanics, materials science and math biology. Her research is an interplay of mathematical modeling, analysis and simulations for the investigation of nonlinear systems governing physical models.

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## Valliant, Richard Research Professor

Joint Program in Survey Methodology

Email: Webpage: http://jointprogram.umd.edu/all/our-faculty#cbp=https://jointprogram.umd.edu/content/richard-valliant

Research: Survey sample design, calibration estimation, price index estimation, statistical software development, statistical education

## Vishkin, Uzi Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Email: Webpage: http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/~vishkin/index.shtml

Research: Parallelism in computing: Parallel algorithmics; Synergy of algoithms, progamming and architecture for an easy-to-program general purpose parallel computer platform; Machine learning as well as other potential "killer applications" for parallel computing. Design and analysis of algorithms. Pattern matching. Theory of computing.

## Von Petersdorff, Tobias Associate Professor

Mathematics

Email: Webpage: http://www2.math.umd.edu/~petersd/

Research: Elliptic and parabolic boundary value problems; numerical methods. Nonsmooth domains like polygons and polyhedra:

Singular behavior of the solution near edges and vertices, Efficient numerical approximation using Finite Element Methods, Boundary Element Methods and nonuniform meshes. Multigrid and Wavelet techniques for Boundary Element Methods

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## Wallace, StephenProfessor Emeritus

Physics

Email: Webpage: https://umdphysics.umd.edu/people/faculty/emeritus/item/556-stevewal.html

Research: Dr. Wallace is a member of the Theory Group for Quarks, Hadrons, and Nuclei. The group conducts research in quantum chromodynamics, lattice QCD, hadron and nuclear physics.

## Washington, Lawrence C. Distinguished Scholar-Teacher

Mathematics

Email: Webpage: http://www2.math.umd.edu/~lcw/

Research: Number theory, cyclotomic fields, elliptic curves, cryptology

## Wedel, Michel Distinguished University Professor

Marketing

Email: Webpage: https://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/directory/michel-wedel

Research: The application of Bayesian statistical and econometric methods to further the understanding of consumer behavior and to improve marketing decision making

## Weitz, Joshua Professor of Biology and Clark Leadership Chair in Data Analytics

Biology

Email: Webpage: https://biology.umd.edu/

Research: Prof. Weitz leads a multidisciplinary research team whose central goal is to understand how viruses transform human and environmental health.

## Wenegrat, Jacob Assistant Professor

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science

Email: Webpage: http://wenegrat.github.io

Research: Ocean and atmosphere geophysical fluid dynamics, turbulence, high-resolution numerical modeling.

## Wu, XiaodiAssistant Professor

Computer Science

Email: Webpage: https://www.cs.umd.

Research: End-to-end quantum applications by investigating both the theoretical study of quantum information and computation and the software tool-chain and system of quantum computers.

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## Yang, Haizhao Associate Professor

Mathematics

Email: Webpage: https://haizhaoyang.github.io/

Research: Professor Yang is an applied analyst and a computational scientist in machine learning and scientific computing. His previous research focused on applied and computational harmonic analysis and fast randomized algorithms for large-scale data science with applications in data processing and imaging, e.g., clinical data processing, learning, and imaging; machine learning-based functional materials design. His recent research covers a broad range of topics bridging machine learning and scientific computing to create intelligent computing. Current projects include new developments in physics-informed neural networks, learning algorithms and regularization techniques for deep networks, the theoretical foundation of deep learning, with applications in designing efficient solvers for nonlinear or high-dimensional PDEs, inverse problems, and data science.

## Yorke, James A. Distinguished University Research Professor

Mathematics

Email: Webpage: http://www.chaos.umd.edu/~yorke/

Research: chaos theory and genome research and the population dynamics of the HIV/AIDS epidemic

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## Zachariah, Michael R. Professor

Mechanical Engineering

Email: Webpage: http://www.enme.umd.edu/facstaff/fac-profiles/zachariah.html

Research: Microcombustion, Energetic Materials and Reacting Flows (Combustion and Thermal CVD Processes). Fundamentals of Gas-Phase Chemical Kinetics: Measurement and Theory. Ab-Initio Computational Chemistry and Classical Molecular Dynamics. Numerical Simulation of Reacting Flows with Complex Chemistry Molecular-Beam and Single Particle Mass-Spectrometry.

Keywords: NanoParticle Science, Manufacturing and Measurements.

## Zhang, Da-Lin Professor

Meteorology

Email: Webpage: http://www.atmos.umd.edu/~dalin/

Research: Prof. Zhang works on the modeling and understanding of fundamental processes taking place in squall lines, mesoscale convective complexes, hurricanes and heavy rain- (or snow-) storms, tropical and extratropical cyclones, gravity waves, frontal circulations and topographically generated weather phenomina. His research involves simulating a variety of different severe convective systems and cyclones; examining the meso-beta-scale structures and evolution as well as the mechanism(s) whereby they develop; testing theories, hypotheses and various model physical representations; and finally interpreting, to the extent possible, the observed behaviors of these weather systems. His research interests also include the development and improvement of the planetary boundary layer and cumulus parameterization techniques, cloud representations in mesoscale numerical models, and the improvement of warm-season quantitative precipitation forecasts and severe weather warnings.

Keywords: Mesoscale Convective Systems, Tropical and Extratropical Cyclones, Mesoscale Modelling, Regional Climate, Air Pollution Meteorology

## Zhang, KaiqingAssistant Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Email: Webpage: http://kzhang66.

Research: Prof. Zhang’s research interests lie in the intersection of Control Theory, Machine Learning, and Game Theory, especially with applications in multi-agent and safety-critical systems, e.g., robotics, smart grid, and transportation systems. He resorts to mathematical tools from the areas of Optimization, Statistics, Operations Research, and Control Theory to develop provably convergent and efficient algorithms in (Multi-agent) Reinforcement Learning and Robotics. Broadly speaking, the primary goal of his research is to lay theoretical foundations for the learning algorithms and systems that address (data-driven) sequential-decision-making problems in Game Theory and Control Theory, particularly in the presence of multiple and strategic decision-makers, toward large-scale and reliable autonomy.

## Zhang, KunpengAssociate Professor

Decision, Operations & Information Technologies

Email: Webpage: https://kpzhang.github.io/

Research: Machine learning; Network analysis; Computational social science; Big data

## Zhu, Wenlu Professor

Geology

Email: Webpage: https://www.geol.umd.edu/~wzhu/

Research: Experimental rock deformation; Dynamic microtomography; Digital rock physics; Transport properities of partially molten rocks; Serpentinization and Carbonization of ultramafic rocks; fluid induced seismicity; Mechanics of slow slip events

## Zimin, Aleksey Research Associate Professor

Institute for Physical Science & Technology

Email: Webpage: http://www.ipst.umd.edu/researchandfaculty/alekseyz.php