Yaser S. Abu-Mostafa
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Machine learning applies to any situation where there is data that we are trying to make sense of, and a target function that we cannot mathematically pin down. The spectrum of applications is huge, going from financial forecasting to medical diagnosis to industrial inspection to recommendation systems, to name a few. The field encompasses neural networks, statistical inference, and data mining.
Jess F. Adkins
Professor of Geochemistry and Global Environmental Science
Professor Adkins focuses on geochemical investigations of past climates using corals, sediments and their interstitial waters; Rate of deep ocean circulation and its relation to mechanisms of rapid climate changes; Metals as tracers of environmental processes; Radiocarbon and U-series chronology. Chemical oceanography.
José E. Andrade
Professor of Civil and Mechanical Engineering
Professor Andrade's research focuses on developing fundamental understanding of the multiscale and multiphysical behavior of porous media, with especial application to geologic and engineered infrastructure materials.
Harry A. Atwater, Jr.
Howard Hughes Professor of Applied Physics and Materials Science; Director, Resnick Sustainability Institute
Professor Atwater focuses on electronic and photonic materials and devices, photovoltaics, and materials for micromechanical devices.
Alan H. Barr
Professor of Computer Science
Professor Barr's research involves (1) mathematical simulation methods for computer graphics (2) developing new types of mathematical and computational methods for the study of biophysical behaviors and structures and (3) technological leveraging for medical health care and new medical devices.
James (Jim) L. Beck
George W. Housner Professor of Engineering and Applied Science
Professor Beck focuses on the development of theory and algorithms for stochastic system modeling, uncertainty propagation and Bayesian updating of dynamic systems, treating both modeling and excitation uncertainty. The primary computational tools are advanced stochastic simulation algorithms based on Markov chain Monte Carlo concepts. Some applications of current interest are the stochastic prediction of performance of structural systems under earthquakes, fast automated decision making for mitigation actions based on earthquake early warning systems, earthquake source inversions from seismic sensor networks, damage detection and assessment from structural sensor monitoring networks, and a stochastic mechanics approach to quantum mechanics.
Paul M. Bellan
Professor of Applied Physics
Professor Bellan focuses on experimental and theoretical plasma physics.
Howell N. Tyson, Sr., Professor of Mechanics and Professor of Materials Science; Executive Officer for Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Professor Bhattacharya focuses on mechanics of materials, continuum mechanics, active materials, and thin films.
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Guillaume Blanquart focuses on modeling the interactions between combustion processes and turbulent flows. At the center of the work are fundamental problems such as the formation of pollutants, the effects of turbulence on the dynamics of nano-particles and liquid droplets, and various hydrodynamic and flame instabilities.
Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering
Professor Bordoni is interested in the dynamics of important atmospheric processes that influence weather and climate. Her work specifically focuses on the dynamics of monsoon systems, and aims at understanding fundamental dynamical mechanisms which are implicated in their existence, their location and different geographical features, and which might help understand how monsoons change with changing climates.
John F. Brady
Chevron Professor of Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering; Executive Officer for Chemical Engineering
John Brady focuses on fluid mechanics and transport processes, and complex and multiphase fluids.
Jehoshua (Shuki) Bruck
Gordon and Betty Moore Professor of Computation and Neural Systems and Electrical Engineering
Professor Bruck focuses on distributed computing, fault-tolerant computing, wireless systems, computation in neural and biological systems.
Oscar P. Bruno
Professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics
Prof. Bruno's work focuses on development of accurate, high-performance numerical PDE solvers capable of modeling faithfully realistic scientific and engineering configurations. Major theoretical and computational difficulties arise in associated areas of PDE theory, numerical analysis and computational science as a result of intricate and/or singular geometries as well as solution singularities, resonances, nonlinearities, high-frequencies, dispersion, etc. Recently developed Fourier Continuation (FC) and integral-equation techniques, which can successfully tackle such challenges, have enabled accurate solution of previously intractable PDE problems of fundamental importance in science and engineering.
Joel W. Burdick
Richard L. and Dorothy M. Hayman Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering
Professor Burdick focuses on robotics, kinematics, mechanical systems and control. Active research areas include: robotic locomotion, sensor-based motion planning algorithms, multi-fingered robotic manipulation, applied nonlinear control theory, neural prosthetics, and medical applications of robotics.
Assistant Professor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences and Electrical Engineering
Chandrasekaran’s research interests lie in mathematical optimization and its application to problems in the information sciences. In particular his focus is on the development of convex optimization methods for challenging tasks in statistics and signal processing, with high-dimensional convex geometry playing a prominent role in the analysis of these algorithms.
Kanianthra Mani Chandy
Simon Ramo Professor and Professor of Computer Science
Professor Chandy builds and analyzes systems that sense and respond to changes. He is currently working on systems that sense and respond to: (a) seismic events, (b) threat events such as the introduction of nuclear radiation material, (c) medical events such a fetal distress, and (d) events in the power grid. The systems use sensor networks, cloud computing and event-driven architecture. The theory is based on optimization, control, machine learning and game theory.
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
Professor Choo studies micro-/nanoscale optics, micro-/nanofabrication, advanced microscopy/nanoscopy, and their applications to optical communication and biomedical imaging/sensing.
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Professor Colonius develops and uses algorithms for simulation of complex, multiscale flow phenomena. Simulations can provide key insights into the mechanics of unsteady flows, including understanding of local and global instabilites, sources of sound, shock dynamics, and interactions with a disperse phase such as cavitaiton bubbles. The simulations also provide important data for reduced-order modeling efforts and control.
John O. Dabiri
Professor of Aeronautics and Bioengineering
Professor Dabiri focuses on mechanics and dynamics of biological propulsion, and fluid dynamic energy conversion.
Bio-inspired design of propulsion devices; in-situ flow diagnostics.
Professor of Aeronautics and Applied Physics
Professor Daraio focuses on materials science, condensed matter physics, and solid mechanics.