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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
Textiles 225

Research

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

Personal Website

Research

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

IRDS Analytics Lab

Research

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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Amit
Tandon

Professor

SMAST / Estuarine & Ocean Sciences
School for Marine Science & Technology East, New Bedford 234

Exploring the Upper Ocean: Tandon Laboratory at UMass Dartmouth

Research

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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Amit
Tandon

Professor

Mechanical Engineering
School for Marine Science & Technology East, New Bedford 234

Exploring the Upper Ocean: Tandon Laboratory at UMass Dartmouth

Research

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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Banafsheh
Seyedaghazadeh

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering
Science & Engineering 116C

Fluid-Structure Interactions Research Laboratory

Research

Research Interests

  • Fluid-Structure Interactions
  • Flow-Induced Vibration
  • Experimental Fluid Dynamics
  • Vibrations
  • Renewable Energy

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Caiwei
Shen

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering
Textiles 211

Research site

Research

Research Interests

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

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Cheng
Wang

Professor

Mathematics
Liberal Arts 394G

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David
Brown

Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering
Dion 319D

Research

Research Interests

  • Transducer modeling
  • Training of undergraduate and graduate students in engineering acoustics

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David
Brown

Professor

Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Fall River 123

Research

Research Interests

  • Transducer modeling
  • Training of undergraduate and graduate students in engineering acoustics

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David
Kagan

Full Time Lecturer

Physics
Science & Engineering 203D

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

Daniel
MacDonald

Professor

SMAST / Estuarine & Ocean Sciences
School for Marine Science & Technology East, New Bedford 233

Research Website

Research

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

Daniel
MacDonald

Professor

Civil & Environmental Engineering
Violette Research 107B

Research Website

Research

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

Associate Professor

Computer & Information Science
Dion 307A

Research Website

Research

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 Website

Research

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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Gavin
Fay

Associate Professor

SMAST / Fisheries Oceanography
School for Marine Science & Technology East, New Bedford 228

Fisheries & Ecosystem Management Lab Website

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Gokhan
Kul

Assistant Professor

Computer & Information Science
Dion 307B

Research

Research Interests

  • Cybersecurity
  • Database Systems

508-910-6484gkul@umassd.edu

Grant
O'Rielly

Associate Professor

Physics
Science & Engineering 306A

Research

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

Computational Statistics and Data Science Lab Website

Research

Research Interests

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

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Hangjian
Ling

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering
Violette Research 214

Research site

Research

Research Interests

  • Experimental fluid dynamics in turbulence, boundary layers, multiphase flows
  • Super-hydrophobic surfaces and the wetting dynamics
  • Collective behavior such as bird flocks, fish schools, human crowds and cell colonies
  • 3D Imaging technologies using digital holography and stereo-imaging

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Haiping
Xu

Professor / Chairperson

Computer & Information Science
Dion 302G

Research

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

Dr. Iren Valova’s Research Website

Research

Research Interests

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

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J.P.
Hsu

Chancellor Professor

Physics
Science & Engineering 306B

Research

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

Computational Mechanics & Materials Lab Website

Research

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

Professor / Chairperson

Physics
Science & Engineering 204B

Research

Research Interests

  • Atomic physics
  • Molecular physics
  • Optical physics
  • Computational physics

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Jiawei
Yuan

Assistant Professor

Computer & Information Science
Dion 308A

Research Website

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Kihan
Park

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering
Textiles 213

Research

Research Interests

  • Medical Robotics
  • Micro-scale Sensing/Actuation
  • Machine Learning
  • Biosignal Processing

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Lamya
Karim

Assistant Professor

Bioengineering
Textiles 214

Bone Biomechanics Lab Website

Research

Research Interests

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

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Maricris
Mayes

Associate Professor

Chemistry & Biochemistry
Science & Engineering 311B

Research

Research Interests

  • Quantum Chemistry
  • Computational Chemistry and Material Science
  • Machine Learning in Chemistry
  • Self-Assembly of Materials
  • Photochemistry

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Mehdi
Raessi

Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering
Textiles 226

Raessi Research Group

Research

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

Machine Intelligence and Data analytics (MIND) Lab

Research

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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Miles
Sundermeyer

Professor

SMAST / Estuarine & Ocean Sciences
School for Marine Science & Technology West, New Bedford 110A

Research Website

Research

Research Interests

  • Small-scale vertical and horizontal mixing processes
  • Dye release and Lagrangian drifter studies
  • Numerical modeling of two- and three-dimensional turbulent flows
  • Numerical modeling of physical and biological interactions

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Mazdak
Tootkaboni

Associate Professor

Civil & Environmental Engineering
Textiles 219A

Research

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

Associate Professor

Bioengineering
Textiles 215

Research

Research Interests

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

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

Ramprasad
Balasubramanian

Vice Provost for Research & Academic Affairs

Academic Affairs / Provost
Foster Administration 314A

Research

Research Interests

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

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Ryan
Beemer

Assistant Professor

Civil & Environmental Engineering
Violette Research 220A

Research

Research Interests

  • Offshore Geotechnical Engineering
  • Offshore Foundations and Anchors
  • Foundations for Offshore Wind Turbines
  • Calcareous Sediments

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Robert
Fisher

Associate Professor

Physics
Violette Research 2022

Fisher Computational Astrophysics Group

Research

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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Renuka
Rajapakse

Full Time Lecturer

Physics
Science & Engineering 203E

Research

Research Interests

  • Quantum Optics
  • Quantum Computation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics
  • Computational Physics

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Sankha
Bhowmick

Professor

Mechanical Engineering
Textiles 208

Research

Research Interests

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

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Scott
Field

Assistant Professor

Mathematics
Liberal Arts 394C

Research

Research Interests

  • gravitational wave data science
  • discontinuous Galerkin methods
  • Large-scale Scientific Computation
  • computational general relativity and fluid dynamics
  • Numerical Analysis

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Sigal
Gottlieb

Chancellor Professor

Mathematics
Liberal Arts 394D

Research Website

Research

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

Research Interests

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

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Sukalyan
Sengupta

Professor

Civil & Environmental Engineering
Violette Research 108C

Research

Research Interests

  • Adsorbents and Ion-Exchangers
  • Nutrient Removal and Recovery
  • Reuse of Solid Wastes
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Water Treatment

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Sukalyan
Sengupta

Director

Center for Indic Studies
Violette Research 108C

Research

Research Interests

  • Adsorbents and Ion-Exchangers
  • Nutrient Removal and Recovery
  • Reuse of Solid Wastes
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Water Treatment

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Tracie
Ferreira

Associate Professor / Chairperson

Bioengineering
Textiles 218

Research

Research Interests

  • Molecular Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Tissue Engineering

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Vijaya
Chalivendra

Professor / Graduate Program Director

Mechanical Engineering
Textiles 209

Research website

Research

Research Interests

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

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Wenzhen
Huang

Professor / Chairperson

Mechanical Engineering
Science & Engineering 116C

Research

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

Research Interests

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

508-910-9824wmogawer@umassd.edu

Shelley
Zhang

Professor

Computer & Information Science
Dion 302C

Dr. Shelley Zhang’s Research Website

Research

Research Interests

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

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

Yuchou
Chang

Assistant Professor

Computer & Information Science
Dion 317B

Dr. Yuchou Chang’s Research Website

Research

Research Interests

  • Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning / Pattern Recognition
  • Biomedical Imaging
  • Intelligent Robotics
  • Brain-Computer Interface
  • Statistical Signal Processing

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Yanlai
Chen

Associate Professor

Mathematics
Liberal Arts 394A

Research

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

Research Interests

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

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Yi
Liu

Associate Professor

Computer & Information Science
Dion 302E

Research

Research Interests

  • Software engineering with specific interests in software architecture, software frameworks, and software design patterns and secure software engineering
  • Geospatial data science

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Zheng
Chen

Assistant Professor

Mathematics
Liberal Arts 394E

Research

Research Interests

  • Numerical Analysis, Scientific Computing, High performance computing
  • Machine Learning, Image Processing, Neural Networks
  • Kinetic problems, Multi-scale Computational Methods
  • Numerical methods for problems with singularities
  • Uncertainty quantification, Fractional-order partial differential equations

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