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Faculty

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

Alfa Heryudono
Alfa Heryudono

Associate Professor

Mathematics
Liberal Arts 394H

508-999-8516
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Research

Research interests

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

Professor

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

508-999-8357
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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
Amit Tandon
Amit Tandon

Professor

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

508-999-8357
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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
Banafsheh Seyedaghazadeh
Banafsheh Seyedaghazadeh

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering
Science & Engineering 116C

508-999-8567
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Research

Research interests

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

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering
Textiles 211

508-999-8449
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Research

Research interests

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

Professor

Mathematics
Liberal Arts 394G

508-999-8342
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Research

Research interests

  • Numerical analysis
  • Numerical PDEs
David Brown
David Brown

Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering
Science & Engineering 214F

508-999-8479
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Research

Research interests

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

Professor

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

508-910-9852
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Research

Research interests

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

Assistant Teaching Professor

Physics
Science & Engineering 203D

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

Daniel MacDonald - professor - SMAST, College of Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Daniel MacDonald

Professor / Co-Chairperson

Civil & Environmental Engineering
Violette Research 107B

508-910-6334
dmacdonald@umassd.edu

Research

Research interests

  • Environmental Fluid Mechanics
  • Turbulence and Mixing
  • River Plume Dynamics
  • Marine Renewable Energy
  • Environmental Data Collection with Autonomous Vehicles
Daniel MacDonald - professor - SMAST, College of Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Daniel MacDonald

Professor

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

508-910-6334
dmacdonald@umassd.edu

Research

Research interests

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

Associate Professor

Computer & Information Science
Dion 307A

508-999-8265
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Research

Research interests

  • Bioinformatics
  • Citizen Science
  • Computational Biology
  • Distributed Computing
  • Protein Structure Determination/Prediction & Design
Geoffrey Cowles
Geoffrey Cowles

Associate Professor

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

508-910-6397
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Research

Research interests

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

Professor

Mathematics
Liberal Arts 394E

508-999-8739
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Research

Research interests

  • Memory systems
  • DEs
  • Time series
  • Mathematics education
Gavin Fay
Gavin Fay

Associate Professor

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

508-910-6363
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Gokhan Kul
Gokhan Kul

Assistant Professor

Computer & Information Science
Dion 307B

508-910-6484
gkul@umassd.edu

Research

Research interests

  • Cybersecurity
  • Database Systems
Grant O'Rielly
Grant O'Rielly

Associate Professor

Physics
Science & Engineering 306A

508-999-8483
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Research

Research interests

  • Few-body nuclear physics
  • Nuclear detectors
  • Photonuclear Physics
  • Pion physics
Hua Fang
Hua Fang

Professor

Computer & Information Science
Violette Research 220B

508-910-6411
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Research

Research interests

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

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering
Violette Research 214

508-999-8540
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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

508-910-6427
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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
Iren Todorova Valova
Iren Valova

Associate Dean

College of Engineering
Dion 326

508-999-8502
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Research

Research interests

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Brain modeling
  • Data mining
  • Expert Systems
  • Image processing
Jong-Ping Hsu
J.P. Hsu

Chancellor Professor

Physics
Science & Engineering 306B

508-999-8363
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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
Jianyi Jay Wang
Jay Wang

Professor / Chairperson

Physics
Science & Engineering 204B

508-999-9136
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Research

Research interests

  • Atomic physics
  • Molecular physics
  • Optical physics
  • Computational physics
Jiawei Yuan
Jiawei Yuan

Associate Professor

Computer & Information Science
Dion 308A

508-999-8299
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Kihan Park
Kihan Park

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering
Textiles 213

508-999-8549
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Research

Research interests

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

Associate Professor

Bioengineering
Textiles 214

508-999-8560
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Research

Research interests

  • Biomechanics
  • Mechanobiology
  • Orthopedics
  • Skeletal aging & osteoporosis
  • Skeletal aging & osteoporosis
Maricris Mayes
Maricris Mayes

Associate Professor

Chemistry & Biochemistry
Science & Engineering 311B

508-999-8420
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Research

Research interests

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

Professor / Graduate Program Director

Mechanical Engineering
Textiles 226

508-999-8496
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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
Ming Shao
Ming Shao

Associate Professor

Computer & Information Science
Dion 303A

508-910-6893
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Research

Research interests

  • Predictive modeling
  • Adversarial machine learning
  • Continual and incremental machine learning
  • Robust and multi-view representation learning
  • Health informatics
Ming Shao
Ming Shao

Assistant Director of the Marine & UnderSea Technology Research Program (MUST)

Computer & Information Science
Dion 303A

508-910-6893
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Research

Research interests

  • Predictive modeling
  • Adversarial machine learning
  • Continual and incremental machine learning
  • Robust and multi-view representation learning
  • Health informatics
Mazdak Tootkaboni
Mazdak Tootkaboni

Associate Professor

Civil & Environmental Engineering
Textiles 227

508-999-8465
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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
Milana Vasudev
Milana Vasudev

Associate Professor

Bioengineering
Textiles 215

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

Research

Research interests

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

Provost / Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Academic Affairs / Provost
Foster Administration 315

508-999-8069
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Research

Research interests

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

Assistant Professor

Civil & Environmental Engineering
Violette Research 220A

508-999-8416
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Research

Research interests

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

Professor

Physics
Science & Engineering 208A

508-999-8455
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Research

Research interests

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

Assistant Teaching Professor

Physics
Science & Engineering 203E

508-999-8360
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Research

Research interests

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

Professor / Chairperson

Mechanical Engineering
Textiles 208

508-999-8619
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Research

Research interests

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

Associate Professor

Mathematics
Liberal Arts 394E

508-999-8281
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Research

Research interests

  • Gravitational wave data science
  • Discontinuous Galerkin methods
  • Large-scale Scientific Computation
  • Computational general relativity and fluid dynamics
  • Numerical analysis
Sigal Gottlieb
Sigal Gottlieb

Chancellor Professor

Mathematics
Liberal Arts 394D

508-999-8205
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Research

Research interests

  • My research interests are numerical analysis and scientific computing. Specifically, I am interested in high-order numerical methods for simulation of hyperbolic PDEs with shocks.
  • WENO, spectral, and pseudo spectral methods, as well as strong stability preserving time discretizations.
  • Reduced basis methods for solving PDEs with many parameters.
  • Weighted essentially non-oscillatory methods
Saeja Kim
Saeja Kim

Professor / Chairperson

Mathematics
Liberal Arts 395A

508-999-8325
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Research

Research interests

  • Computational algebra
  • Edge detection
  • Topological Data Analysis (TDA)
  • Inverse problems
  • Mathematics education
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Sukalyan Sengupta

Director

Center for Indic Studies
Violette Research 108C

508-999-8470
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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

Professor

Civil & Environmental Engineering
Violette Research 108C

508-999-8470
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Research

Research interests

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

Associate Professor / Chairperson

Bioengineering
Textiles 218

508-910-6537
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Research

Research interests

  • Molecular Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Tissue Engineering
Vijaya B. Chalivendra
Vijaya Chalivendra

Professor

Mechanical Engineering
Textiles 209

508-910-6572
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Research

Research interests

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

Professor


Science & Engineering 116C

508-910-6568
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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

Commonwealth Professor

Civil & Environmental Engineering
Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Fall River 131A

508-910-9824
wmogawer@umassd.edu

Research

Research interests

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

Assistant Professor

Computer & Information Science
Dion 317B

508-999-8475
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Research

Research interests

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

Chief Research Officer

Academic Affairs / Provost
Foster Administration 008B

508-999-8827
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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
Yong Kim
Yong Kim

Chancellor Professor

Bioengineering
Textiles 216

508-999-8452
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Research

Research interests

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

Associate Professor

Computer & Information Science
Dion 302E

508-910-6692
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Research

Research interests

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

Assistant Professor

Mathematics
Liberal Arts 394C

508-999-9236
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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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