Faculty in the interdisciplinary Engineering and Applied Science (EAS) program represent a variety of academic fields and research interests.

Alireza
Asadpoure

Assistant Professor

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Research interests
  • Computational Design of Architected and Multifunctional Materials, Metamaterials
  • Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization
  • Robust-based and Reliability-based Optimization
  • Data-driven Optimal Design
  • Uncertainty Quantification and Stochastic Mechanics

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Alfa
Heryudono

Associate Professor

Mathematics
Liberal Arts 394H

Research interests
  • Radial basis function methods
  • Spectral and pseudospectral methods
  • Tear film dynamics
  • Numerical conformal mapping
  • Mathematical problems in industry

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Arghavan
Louhghalam

Assistant Professor

Civil & Environmental Engineering
Textiles 210

Research interests
  • Quantitative Engineering Sustainability, Design, Development and Maintenance of Sustainable Civil Infrastructures
  • Fracture Mechanics and Material Durability
  • Risk and Reliability Assessment of High-Performance Structural Systems
  • Dynamics and Random Vibrations
  • Application of Data Mining and Machine Learning Techniques to Civil Engineering Pro

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Amir
Taghavy

Assistant Professor

Civil & Environmental Engineering
Violette Research 108A

Research interests
  • Computational Hydrogeology
  • Fate and Transport of Emerging Contaminants in the Subsurface
  • Nanotechnology Applications in Subsurface Engineering Problems
  • Numerical Methods – Hybrid Eulerian-Lagrangian Models
  • Environmental Statistics

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Amit
Tandon

Professor

SMAST / Estuarine & Ocean Sciences
Science & Engineering 208A

Research interests
  • Fluid dynamics and heat transfer of the ocean, and the engineering tools needed to study them
  • Oceanic sub-mesoscale frontal gradients and mesoscale eddies, and their role in setting up the circulation and the air-sea interaction
  • Theory, simulations, and observational analysis of sub-mesoscale features in the ocean

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Caiwei
Shen

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering
Textiles 211

Research interests
  • Multifunctional composites
  • Energy storage materials
  • Nanomaterials
  • Sensors
  • Electrochemistry

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Cheng
Wang

Assistant Professor

Mathematics
Liberal Arts 394G

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David
Kagan

Full Time Lecturer

Physics
Science & Engineering 203

508-910-6604david.kagan@umassd.edu

David
Koop

Assistant Professor

Computer & Information Science
Dion 302E

Research interests
  • Visualization
  • Computer Provenance
  • Data Science

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Daniel
MacDonald

Professor

Civil & Environmental Engineering
Violette Research 107B

Research interests
  • Environmental Fluid Mechanics
  • Turbulence and Mixing
  • River Plume Dynamics
  • Marine Renewable Energy
  • Environmental Data Collection with Autonomous Vehicles

508-910-6334dmacdonald@umassd.edu

Firas
Khatib

Assistant Professor

Computer & Information Science
Dion 307A

Research interests
  • Bioinformatics
  • Citizen Science
  • Computational Biology
  • Distributed Computing
  • Protein Structure Determination/Prediction & Design

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Geoffrey
Cowles

Associate Professor

SMAST / Fisheries Oceanography
School for Marine Science & Technology East, New Bedford 218

Research interests
  • Marine Renewable Energy
  • Ocean Modeling
  • Shape Optimization and Design
  • High Performance Computing
  • Coupled Marine Bio-Physical Models

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Gary
Davis

Professor

Mathematics
Liberal Arts 394E

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Gaurav
Khanna

Professor

Physics
Science & Engineering 204A

Research interests
  • Astrophysics
  • Black Holes
  • Computational Physics
  • Cosmology
  • Gravitation

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Grant
O'Rielly

Associate Professor

Physics
Science & Engineering 306A

Research interests
  • Few-body nuclear physics
  • Nuclear detectors
  • Photonuclear Physics
  • Pion physics

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Hua
Fang

Associate Professor

Computer & Information Science
Dion 317A

Research interests
  • Machine learning/ statistical learning/ pattern recognition
  • Computational statistics
  • Behavioral trajectory pattern recognition in longitudinal studies
  • Wireless health

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Heather
Miller

Professor

Civil & Environmental Engineering
Modular Unit #1 004

Research interests
  • Geotechnical Engineering

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Haiping
Xu

Associate Professor

Computer & Information Science
Dion 302E

Research interests
  • Electronic Commerce, Internet Security, Web Services
  • Formal Methods, Model-Based Software Development
  • Mobile Agent Systems, Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Multi-Agent Systems (MAS), Intelligent Agents
  • Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Computing, Ubiquitous Computing

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Iren
Valova

Professor

Computer & Information Science
Dion 302D

Research interests
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Brain modeling
  • Data mining
  • Expert Systems
  • Image processing

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J.P.
Hsu

Chancellor Professor / Chairperson

Physics
Science & Engineering 306B

Research interests
  • Quantum Yang-Mills gravity with space-time trans. gauge symmetry
  • Big Jets model with CPT invariance
  • Dynamics of cosmo-expansion with YM gravity
  • Generalized gauge symmetry, quark confinement & accelerated cosmic expansion
  • Limiting 4-dim symmetry and accelerated space-time transformations

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Jun
Li

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering
Violette Research 219

Research interests
  • Composite materials
  • Hierarchical materials and lightweight structures
  • Random heterogeneous materials
  • Inverse problems and optimization methods
  • Image-based multiscale modeling

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Jay
Wang

Associate Professor

Physics
Science & Engineering 204B

Research interests
  • Atomic physics
  • Molecular physics
  • Optical physics
  • Computational physics

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Lamya
Karim

Assistant Professor

Bioengineering
Textiles 214

Research interests
  • Biomechanics
  • Mechanobiology
  • Orthopedics
  • Skeletal Aging & Osteoporosis
  • Diabetes & Obesity

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Mehdi
Raessi

Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering

Research interests
  • Interfacial flows
  • Multi-phase flows with phase change
  • Energy systems (renewable/conventional)
  • Computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer
  • Scientific and High-Performance Computing

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Ming
Shao

Assistant Professor

Computer & Information Science
Dion 303A

Research interests
  • Transfer learning, and multi-modality recognition
  • Social media analytics: kinship verification, occupation recognition
  • Auto-encoder and deep feature learning
  • Graph approximation and clustering
  • Outlier detection and analysis

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Mazdak
Tootkaboni

Associate Professor

Civil & Environmental Engineering
Textiles 219A

Research interests
  • Stochastic computational mechanics and uncertainty quantification
  • Construction of consistent data-driven stochastic models
  • Stochastic multi-scale modeling of heterogeneous materials
  • Design topology optimization under uncertainty
  • Stochastic non-linear analysis of thin-walled structures

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Milana
Vasudev

Assistant Professor

Bioengineering
Textiles 215

Research interests
  • Nano Materials
  • Vapor deposition of nano materials
  • Biosensors
  • Drug Delivery

508-999-9284milana.vasudev@umassd.edu

Marguerite
Zarrillo

Professor

Physics
Science & Engineering 203B

Research interests
  • Highway Capacity
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Traffic Flow Modeling

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Ramprasad
Balasubramanian

Associate Provost for Decision Support & Strategic Initiatives

Academic Affairs / Provost
Foster Administration 326

Research interests
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Autonomous Mobile Robotics
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Motion Detection and Tracking
  • Pattern Recognition

508-999-8024r.bala@umassd.edu

Robert
Fisher

Associate Professor

Physics
Violette Research 2022

Research interests
  • Fundamental Physics of Turbulent Flows
  • Scientific Computing
  • Star Formation and the Physics of the Interstellar Medium
  • Type Ia Supernovae

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Raymond
Laoulache

Interim Associate Dean / Professor

College of Engineering
Dion 326

Research interests
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Turbomachinery
  • Renewable Energy

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Renuka
Rajapakse

Full Time Lecturer

Physics
Science & Engineering 205

508-999-8354rrajapakse@umassd.edu

Sankha
Bhowmick

Professor

Mechanical Engineering
Science & Engineering 116C

Research interests
  • Bioengineering
  • Cell and Tissue Engineering
  • Heat and mass transfer
  • MEMS
  • Thermal Sciences

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Sigal
Gottlieb

Professor

Mathematics
Liberal Arts 394D

Research interests
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Scientific Computing
  • Strong stability preserving methods
  • weighted essentially non-oscillatory methods

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Saeja
Kim

Professor / Chairperson

Mathematics
Liberal Arts 395A

Research interests
  • Computational Algebra
  • Edge Detection
  • Topological Data Analysis (TDA)
  • Inverse Problems
  • Mathematics Education

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Tracie
Ferreira

Associate Professor

Bioengineering
Textiles 212

Research interests
  • Molecular Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Tissue Engineering

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Vanni
Bucci

Assistant Professor

Bioengineering
Textiles 227

Research interests
  • Microbiome engineering
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Systems biology
  • Synthetic biology

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Vijaya
Chalivendra

Professor

Mechanical Engineering

Research interests
  • Composite Materials
  • Experimental Mechanics
  • Dynamic Characterization of Materials
  • Damage Sensing
  • Nano-mechanical Characterization

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Wenzhen
Huang

Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering

Research interests
  • Computer Aided Tolerance Analysis and Optimization (NSF & UMASSD Chancellor's Fund)
  • Diagnostics in Manufacturing (ATP/NIST)
  • MEMS and NANOManufacturing
  • Modeling, Simulation, and Optimization of Manufacturing Systems (ATP/NIST)
  • Quality Engineering and Applied Statistics

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Walaa
Mogawer

Professor

Civil & Environmental Engineering
Violette Research 108B

Research interests
  • Asphalt materials and mixtures
  • Pavement Design and Management
  • Superpave
  • Traffic and transportation Engineering

508-910-9824wmogawer@umassd.edu

Shelley
Zhang

Assistant Professor

Computer & Information Science
Dion 302C

Research interests
  • Agent control and reasoning under uncertainty
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Distributed systems
  • e-commerce
  • Intelligent agent architecture designing

508-999-8294shelley.zhang@umassd.edu

Yanlai
Chen

Associate Professor

Mathematics
Liberal Arts 394A

Research interests
  • Numerical Analysis, Scientific Computing, Computational Partial Differential Equations
  • Dimension reduction, Model order reduction, Reduced order modeling
  • Uncertainty quantification, Fractional-order partial differential equations
  • Data mining, Machine Learning, Image Processing, Neural Networks
  • High performance computing

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Yong
Kim

Chancellor Professor

Bioengineering
Textiles 216

Research interests
  • Composite Materials
  • Digital Printing
  • Medical/Tech Textiles
  • Nano Materials
  • Textile Manufacturing

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Sukalyan 
Sengupta

Associate Professor

Violette Research 108C

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David 
Brown

Professor

Dion 319D

508-910-9852
dbrown@umassd.edu