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Zahra Ali

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Andre Archer

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Eric Autry

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My research involves models of nonlocal interactions in population dynamics.
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Albert Berahas

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My research interests are in the fields of Nonlinear Optimization and Machine Learning. More specifically, on Stochastic Newton and Stochastic Quasi-Newton methods. Currently, I am involved in one main project in the subfield of Derivative-Free Optimization (DFO).
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Colton Bryant

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Using a chimera grid scheme to study particles confined to fluid interfaces.
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Valerie Bullock

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Alexander Cao

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Shihan Chen

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Yuxin Chen

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Noise-induced tipping between metastable states in periodically forced systems
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Ho Jun Choi

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Joel Eliason

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Non-equilibrium fluctuations in (biological) membrane stuctures under electric fields, Quincke rotors under AC electric fields, and applying machine learning to condensed and active matter physics.
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Biyi Fang

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Shuang Fang

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Lionel Fiske

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Gradient detection and planar cell polarity in the Drosophila imaginal eye disc.
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Noah Ford

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I use High Performance Computing and Level Set Methods to model the growth of biofilm.
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Adam Fox

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Veronica Francisco

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Zuyue Fu

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Stephanie Kwang-Yu Ger

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Phone: 847-467-0512
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I am interested in developing algorithms for anomaly detection in time series data using deep neural networks.

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Mark Harmon

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Deep Learning focused on representation on the data, layer, and model levels.
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Xi He

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Bing Hu

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Xinyi Hu

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Yi Hu

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Simulations of particle structuring driven by electric fields on spherical drop surface
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Yiwen Hu

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Eric Johnson

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Using Multi-Objective Optimization to Agnostically Develop Genetic-Neuronal Models of Drosophila Clock Neurons.
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Joseph Johnson

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Avinash Karamchandani

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A minimal-model perpective of emergent phenomena in a network of coupled mixed-mode oscillators motived by a neural network in the mammalian olfactory system.
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Gregory Kirwin

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Joshua Levy

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Analysis of temperature processing and behavioral response in Drosophila
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Jiawei Li

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Boyi Liu

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Tianyu Liu

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Thomas Lynn

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Impact of non-orthogonal axes on the mixing of a hemispherical piecewise isometry representing the infinitely thin flowing layer approximation of a granular mixing system.
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Yuezhou Lyu

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Shiyi Ma

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Yanyi Mei

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Hongyu Meng

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Model study on how neurongenesis and synapse fluctuation improve distinguishing different odors in mice.
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Rebecca Gobel Menssen

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I use experimental data from fruit fly development to understand how DNA moves and how to extract transcription rates in real time.

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Alex Mercanti

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I study symmetry in complex networks.
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David Miller

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Nishant Nangia

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I currently research both optimality in aquatic locomotion and turbulent vehicle aerodynamics using immersed boundary method simulations.
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Phan Nguyen

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Gene network reconstruction methods, graph theory
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Taorui Peng

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Cody Reeves

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Studying dynamics of cells/vesicles with deformable membranes using phase field methods. Specifically substrate-based eukaryotic cell motility (autotaxis and galvanotaxis) and microrotors in electric field.
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Adam Sandler

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Decomposing biomedical data into components and groups for analysis. More specificly, using Bayesian statistics in order to compute the Tucker decomposition of tensors.
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Nathan Sanford

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I study errors and large deviations in nonlinear optical systems with stochastic perturbations. My current project is studying a mode-locked laser.

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Rayyan Sayeed

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Brita Schneiders

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I work on a computational model of the CA1 pyramidal cell, featuring calcium buffering dynamics and simulated GCaMP6 fluorescence throughout dendrites and spines.
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Narut Sereewattanawoot

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Adaptive Parallel (Domain Decomposition) Finite Differences Scheme for the Cahn Hilliard Equations.

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Sahil D. Shah

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Network-Based Identification of Driver Genes in Expression Data
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Brennan Sprinkle

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Exploring multi-physical fluidic phenomenon at the nano-scale

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Ashwin Sridhar

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Alexander Stec

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recurrent neural networks
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Hao Yu Sun

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Safaan Z Syed

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Angelia Wang

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A computational model of how reward-based training and granule cell inhibition enhance sensory decorrelation in the olfactory bulb.
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Lingxiao Wang

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Cangjie Xu

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The compound vesicle problem: Introduced a type of repulsion forces into the free energy of system, where the repulsion force can vary according to distance between each part of vesicle surface.
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Xize Xu

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Model of matching of orientation preference in the mouse visual cortex
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Chuqiao (Vicky) Yang

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Mathematical models applied to social systems. Applications include crime and patent rates in cities, and political elections.
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Zhen Yao

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Jia Yu

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Mengyi Yu

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Nir Yungster

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Huazhen Zhao

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Ying Zhao

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Yuqi Zheng

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Fangcheng Zhong

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Linqing Zhou

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Zhiwei Zhu

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