Center for Computational Innovations (CCI)

James Hendler

Director of the Institute for Data Exploration and Applications and the Tetherless World Senior Constellation Professor of Computer and Cognitive Science
Computer Science

Ravishankar Sundararaman

Materials Science and Engineering
Research Interests: computational material science
electronic properties
solid-liquid interfaces
energy conversion and storage applications
Emphasis on collaboratively developing new theoretical and computational methods in open-source software

William Henshaw

Margaret A. Darrin Distinguished Professor in Applied Mathematics
Mathematical Sciences
Numerical methods for PDEs
adaptive and overlapping grids
incompressible and compressible flows, fluid-structure interactions, solid mechanics and electromagnetics
high-order accurate methods
Overture framework

Bolek Szymanski

Claire & Roland Schmitt Distinguished Prof. of Computer Science and Director, Network Science and Technology Center (NeST)
Computer Science
network science
computer networks
Energy and the Environment
Computation & Information Technology

Catalin R. Picu

Professor and Associate Head for Undergraduate Studies
Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering
Mechanics of Solids
Micro- and Nano-Mechanics of Crystalline Defects
Atomistic Simulations

Bulent Yener

Associate Director, IDEA. Director, Data Science Research Center
Computer Science
Machine Learning
Data Science
medical informatics and bioinformatics
cyber security
complex networks
combinatorial optimization

Suvranu De

J Erik Jonsson '22 Distinguished Professor of Engineering, Department Head and Director, Center for Modeling, Simulation and Imaging in Medicine (CEMSIM)
Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering
Virtual surgery
Computer modeling and simulation
Health care technology

Georges Belfort

Institute Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Member, National Academy of Engineering
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Membrane separation processes
Transport phenomena
Interfacial phenomena and rheology
Bioseparations and sensors
Protein misfolding and aggregation
Intein technology

Theodorian Borca-Tasciuc

Professor and Associate Department Head for Graduate Affairs
Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering
Heat conduction in nanomaterials
Prototyping and testing advanced refrigeration/heat pump and heat transfer systems
Metrology for fast, accurate, and high spatial resolution of thermal and thermoelectric properties
Thermal transport across interfaces
Thermoelectric energy conversion

Daniel Lewis

Associate Professor
Materials Science and Engineering
Mesoscopic Modeling
Microstructure Science and Microscopy
Image Driven Machine Learning
Solidification and Phase Transformations

Rick Relyea

David M. Darrin ’40 Senior Endowed Chair; Director of the Darrin Fresh Water Institute and The Jefferson Project (2014-2022)
Biological Sciences
Disease ecology
Animal behavior

Onkar Sahni

Associate Professor
Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering
Fluid Mechanics
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Turbulence Simulations
Computational Mechanics
High-Performance and Parallel Computing

Curt Breneman

Dean of the School of Science, Professor and Director, Rensselaer Exploratory Center for Cheminformatics Research (RECCR)
Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Materials Informatics
Drug Discovery Software
Computational ADME/Tox
Data Analytics