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AI, Computing & Data Science

Data scientists manage, mine, and analyze big data across multiple disciplines—and use computational thinking to gain new knowledge and solve real-world problems of high complexity. UMassD faculty focus on integrating mathematics and computer science with disciplines such as business, engineering, healthcare, planning, science, and sociology.

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Associate Dean / Professor

College of Engineering
Dion 326

Dr. Iren Valova’s Research Website

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Research

Research interests

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

Associate Professor

Chemistry & Biochemistry
Science & Engineering 311B

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Research

Research interests

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

Associate Professor

Computer & Information Science
Dion 303A

Machine Intelligence and Data analytics (MIND) Lab

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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
Photograph of Xiaoqin

Professor

Computer & Information Science
Dion 302C

Dr. Shelley Zhang’s Research Website

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

Research

Research interests

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

Assistant Professor

Computer & Information Science
Dion 317B

Dr. Yuchou Chang’s Research Website

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Research

Research interests

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

Professor / Chairperson

Decision & Information Sciences
Charlton College of Business 326

Research site

508-910-6434brai@umassd.edu

Research

Research interests

  • Business analytics & data mining
  • Big data research
  • Reliability prediction
  • Six-sigma
  • Quality & reliability engineering
Gokhan Kul

Assistant Professor

Computer & Information Science
Dion 307B

508-910-6484gkul@umassd.edu

Research

Research interests

  • Cybersecurity
  • Database Systems
Jiawei Yuan

Associate Professor

Computer & Information Science
Dion 308A

Research Website

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Lance Fiondella

Associate Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering
Science & Engineering 209B

Dependable Software and Systems Lab

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Research

Research interests

  • Autonomous systems
  • Software and system security
  • Software processes
  • Transportation network vulnerability
  • Prognostics and health management
Lance Fiondella

Director

Cybersecurity Center
Science & Engineering 209B

Dependable Software and Systems Lab

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Research

Research interests

  • Autonomous systems
  • Software and system security
  • Software processes
  • Transportation network vulnerability
  • Prognostics and health management
Ruolin Zhou

Assistant Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering
Science & Engineering 209A

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Research

Research interests

  • Software Defined Radio based Cognitive Radio/Radar
  • Security of Intelligent Embedded Systems
  • Wireless Embedded System on SoC-FPGA
  • Dynamic Spectrum Access
  • Data Analytics
Alfa Heryudono

Associate Professor

Mathematics
Liberal Arts 394H

Research Website

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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
Bo Dong

Associate Professor

Mathematics
Liberal Arts 394D

Research Website

508-910-6616`bmle>sk_qqb,cbs

Research

Research interests

  • Numerical analysis and scientific computing
  • Finite element methods, discontinuous Galerkin methods
Robert Fisher

Professor

Physics
Violette Research 2022

Fisher Computational Astrophysics Group

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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

Associate Professor

Mathematics
Liberal Arts 394E

Research Website

508-999-8281vilhogCxpdvvg1hgx

Research

Research interests

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

Chancellor Professor

Mathematics
Liberal Arts 394D

Research Website

508-999-8205rfnsskhda?tl`rrc-dct

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
Yanlai Chen

Professor

Mathematics
Liberal Arts 394A

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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
Firas Khatib

Associate Professor

Computer & Information Science
Dion 307A

Research Website

508-999-8265ejg`sha?tl`rrc-dct

Research

Research interests

  • Bioinformatics
  • Citizen Science
  • Computational Biology
  • Distributed Computing
  • Protein Structure Determination/Prediction & Design
Hua Fang

Professor

Computer & Information Science
Violette Research 220B

Computational Statistics and Data Science Lab Website

508-910-6411kidqj5Cxpdvvg1hgx

Research

Research interests

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

Professor

Mathematics
Liberal Arts 394A

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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