Institute for Data Exploration and Applications (IDEA)

Robert Hull

Henry Burlage Jr. Professor of Engineering and Director of Center for Materials, Devices, and Integrated Systems
Materials Science and Engineering
Electronic Materials

Donald Schwendeman

Professor, Department Head
Mathematical Sciences
Numerical methods for PDEs
Fluid-structure interaction problems
Gas dynamics and wave propagation
Multi-scale and multiphase reactive flow
Adaptive and parallel algorithms
Mathematics for industrial applications

T. Ravichandran (Ravi)

Irene and Robert Bozzone '55 Distinguished Chair, Professor of Information Systems, Associate Dean for Research
Lally School of Management
Information Technology Management
Supply Chain Management
Business Strategy
Networks and Value Creation
IT Strategy

Bulent Yener

Director, Data Science Research Center
Computer Science
complex networks
medical informatics
security and privacy
computer networks
combinatorial optimization

Mei Si

Cognitive Science
Embodied Conversational Agent
Interactive Narrative
Emotion Modeling
Emotion Detection
Virtual/Augmented Reality
Multi-agent System

Jennifer Pazour

Industrial and Systems Engineering
supply chains
operations research
service systems
sharing economy
peer-to-peer resource sharing systems
material handling
on-demand systems
facility logistics
collaborative logistics

Francine Berman

Edward P. Hamilton Distinguished Professor of Computer Science
Computer Science
Data Policy and Cyberinfrastructure
Data Preservation and Stewardship
High Performance Computing
Grid Computing

Lirong Xia

Assistant Professor
Computer Science
computational social choice
game theory
mechanism design
machine learning
decision making under uncertainty
prediction markets

Johnson Samuel

Associate Professor
Mechanical Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering
Micro-manufacturing Processes: Micro-milling/drilling, Micro-EDM and Micro-ECM
Biomedical manufacturing: Patient-specific bone surgery, Carie removal, surgeon training
Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing): Fiber-reinforced soft composites, Surgeon training phantoms
Electrospinning: Multi-material fibers, yarns, coatings and textiles
Engineering education

Jim Hendler

Director, Institute for Data Exploration and Applications and Tetherless World Chair of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences
Computer Science
Semantic Web
Artificial Intelligence
World Wide Web / Web Science

Peter Fox

Tetherless World Constellation Chair
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Environmental informatics
Data Science
Semantic eScience
Materials Informatics
Data Analytics

Deepak Vashishth

Director of Center for Biotechnology & Interdisciplinary Studies and Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Tissue Engineering
Regenerative Medicine

Rick Relyea

David M. Darrin ’40 Senior Endowed Chair; Director, Darrin Fresh Water Institute; Director, Jefferson Project
Biological Sciences
Disease ecology
Animal behavior

Kristin Bennett

Associate Director of the IDEA
Mathematical Sciences
Machine Learning, Data Mining, Data Science
Bioinformatics and Cheminformatics
Combining operations research and artificial intelligence problem solving methods.
Mathematical programming approaches to problems in artificial intelligence such as machine learning, neural networks, pattern recognition, and planning.
Application of these techniques to medical, financial and scientific problems.
Mathematical programming approaches to other areas in computer sciences such as genetic algorithms and database query optimization.
Innovative pedagogy in data analytics education.

Curt Breneman

Dean of the School of Science, Professor
Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Materials Informatics
Drug Discovery Software
Computational ADME/Tox
Data Analytics