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The PICS faculty consists of a cross-section of world class researchers from across the wide range of disciplines represented at the University of Pennsylvania. All PICS faculty members share an interest in the application of state-of-the-art computational tools and platforms to their individual disciplines.

Leadership:

Dave Srolovitz

Steering Committee:

Norm Badler
John Bassani
Daniel Hammer
Howard Hu
Ravi Radhakrishnan
Talid Sinno

 

Associated Faculty:

 

  • Professor

    Materials Science and Engineering
    LRSM 301
    215-573-3037

    Electronic Materials
    Nanostructured Materials
    Energy

  • Professor of Sociology

    Sociology
    581 McNeil Building
    215-898-6717

    Statistical Methods

  • Associate Professor

    Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering
    215-746-2174

    Biomechanics
    Fluid Mechanics
    Mechanics of Materials

  • Research Assistant Professor

    Radiology
    3600 Market Street, Suite 370
    215-870-0787

    Medical Image Registration
    Image-Based Analysis of Pediatric Brain Development
    Imaging and Clinical Effects of Frontotemporal Dementia and variants
    Imaging and Clinical Effects in Traumatic Brain Injury
    Lesion Analysis in the Brain
    Cortical Thickness Analysis
    Statistical Image Analysis
    Visualization and Computation
    Numerical Methods
    Diffeomorphisms

     

  • Asa Whitney Professor of Dynamical Engineering

    Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
    Towne 231
    215-898-8362

    Biomechanics
    Computational Mechanics
    Fluid Mechanics

  • Rachleff Professor

    Computer and Information Science
    Levine 304
    215-898-5862

    Virtual embodied human agents
    Fast motion generators
    Parameterized Action Representation
    Parameterized Behavior Trees
    Functional crowd simulation

  • Cathy and Marc Lasry Professor of Physics

    Physics and Astronomy
    DRL 2N3A
    215-573-0982

    Particle Physics
    Neuroscience

  • Assistant Professor of Genetics

    Genetics
    1409 Blockley Hall
    215-746-8683

    Machine learning
    Probabilistic graphical models
    Computational biology
    RNA splicing
    Post-transcriptional regulation
    Genomics
    High-throughput sequencing analysis

  • Class of 1965 Term Assistant Professor

    Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
    Towne 277
    216-746-4887

    Micro- and nanomechanics
    Thermial sciences and energy conversion
    Mechanics of materials

  • Richard H. and S.L. Gabel Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

    Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
    Towne 237
    215-898-5632

    Biomechanics
    Computational mechanics
    Mechanics of materials

  • Professor

    Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
    Towne 233
    215-898-8363

    Computational mechanics
    Fluid mechanics
    Mechanics of materials

  • Reese W. Flower Professor

    Physics and Astronomy
    DRL 4N1
    215-573-6252

    Weak gravitational lensing
    The Kuiper Belt
    SuperNova Acceleration Probe (SNAP)
    Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)

  • Professor

    Genetics
    528 Clinical Research Building
    215-898-0020

    Genetic dissection of complex behaviors in mice and humans
    Functional genomics
    Biopolar disorder
    Autism

  • The Liem Sioe Liong/First Pacific Company Professor

    Statistics
    Jon M. Huntsman Hall 471
    215-898-8236

    Data visualization
    Multivariate statistics
    Nonparametric statistics

  • Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

    Life Sciences Institute Room 5435, University of Michigan

    Human genetics
    Gene regulation

  • Research Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry

    Psychiatry
    3900 Chestnut Street
    215-222-3200
  • Professor of Linguistics

    Linguistics
    Williams 605
    215-898-2943

    Game theoretic pragmatics

  • Professor

    Bioengineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering
    LRSM 321
    215-898-4451

    Polymers
    Material interfaces
    Biomaterials

  • Professor

    Mathematics
    DRL 3E3
    215-898-7846

    Riemannian Geometry

  • Professor

    Computer and Information Science
    Levine 472
    215-898-8549

    Computer vision
    Robotics

  • Associate Professor

    Radiology
    3400 Spruce Street
    215-615-5476

    Cardiovascular imaging by MRI and CT

  • Arthur E. Humphrey Professor

    Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
    1042 Vagelos Research Laboratories
    215-573-5704

    Endothelial mechanobiology
    Blood clot dissolving therapies
    Blood systems biology
    Nonviral gene therapy
    High throughput drug discovery

  • Professor

    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    5 W. Gates
    215-662-3620
  • Elmer Holmes Bobst Professor of Pharmacology

    Pharmacology
    37 John Morgan
    215-898-0420

    Understanding functioning of individual neurons and subregions of neurons by using molecular biological tools

  • Thomas A. Scott Professor of Mathematics

    Applied Mathematics and Computation Science, Mathematics
    4E7 David Rittenhouse Lab
    215-898-8476

    Partial differential equations
    Maxwell's equations
    Population genetics
    Medical imaging
    Several Complex Variables
    Microlocal analysis and index theory
    Numerical analysis

  • Wilf Family Term Assistant Professor

    Bioengineering
    Skirkanich 240
    617-721-8180

    Computational neuroscience
    Experimental neuroscience
    Medical imaging
    Imaging instrumentation

  • Marie and Joseph Melone Professor of Statistics

    Statistics
    427 Huntsman Hall
    215-898-8233

    Statistical inference for stochastic processes
    Stochastic models for game theory
    Worst-case analysis of estimators
    Analysis of random algorithms

  • Associate Professor of Radiologic Science

    Radiology
    3600 Market Street, Suite 370
    215-662-7109

    Medical image analysis

  • Universal Furniture Professor of Statistics

    Statistics
    Jon M. Huntsman Hall 446
    215-898-8229

    Hierarchical modeling
    Modeling uncertainty
    Shrinkage estimation
    Treed modeling
    Variable selection
    Wavelet regression

  • Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Endowed Term Professor for Faculty Excellence

    Physics and Astronomy
    4N10 David Rittenhouse Laboratory
    215-898-7320

    Experimental high energy physics
    Cosmology

  • Associate Professor of Medicine

    Medicine
    Ralston Penn Center, Room 220
    215-349-5938

    Aging
    Sleep
    Complementary/alternative medicine
    Melatonin
    Patient-oriented research
    Translational research
    Catergorical data
    Clinical trials
    Multivariate analysis

  • Assistant Professor

    Medicine
    Wood Building

    Expansion of the electronic health record
    Repurposing of clinical data for secondary use in clinical and genomics research

  • Alfred G. and Meta A. Ennis Professor

    Bioengineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
    Towne 374
    215-573-6761

    Cellular engineering
    Bioengineered therapeutics
    Devices and drug delivery
    Cell mechanics

  • Assistant Professor

    Medicine
    3400 Spruce Street, Room 9022 East Gates
    215-662-2855

    Application of novel cardiac MRI and echocardiography techniques to understand atrial and ventricular mechanics/remodeling in pathological states and cardiac MRI imaging of fibrosis

  • Professor

    Pharmacology
    3400 Civic Center Blvd, Building 421
    484-842-4232

    Mammalian circadian clock
    Genomic and computational tools

  • Professor

    Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
    Towne 241
    215-898-8504

    Computational mechanics
    Fluid mechanics

  • Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology and Neck Surgery

    Otalaryngology
    34th Street and Civic Center Blvd
    215-590-4646

    Pediatric airway disorders

  • Associate Professor

    Statistics
    463 Huntsman Hall
    215-573-2211

    Statistical methodologies for a wide variety of application areas

  • Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Science

    Earth and Environmental Science
    240 Hayden Hall
    215-746-2823

    Theoretical and Experimental Geology

  • Professor of Computer and Information Science

    Computer and Information Science
    Levine 566
    215-898-9514

    Algorithms
    Program reliability
    Computational biology

  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry

    Psychiatry
    3900 Woodland Avenue
    215-823-5800

    Endocrine and metabolic aspects of mood and anxiety disorders
    Stress neurobiology
    Biomarkers of stress, allostatic load, innate function, and metabolic syndrome

  • Assistant Professor of Radiology

    Radiology
    3600 Market Street, Suite 360
    215-614-0266

    Biomedical image analysis
    Quantitative imaging biomarkers
    Pattern recognition

  • Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Endowed Term Professor in the Cognitive Sciences

    Linguistics
    614 Williams Hall
    215-898-3212

    Formal analysis of natural language syntax
    Historical syntax
    Syntax-semantics interface

  • Assistant Professor

    Physics and Astronomy
    David Rittenhouse Laboratory 4N2a
    215-898-9597
  • Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics

    Biochemistry and Biophysics
    Room 143 Anatomy-Chemistry Building
    215-898-6917

    Analysis of misfolding of signaling proteins upon loss of their obligatory small ligand. Role of misfolding in biological aging.
    Thermodynamics, kinetics and protein-protein contact mechanism of signal transduction proteins.
    Computational modeling, complex systems analysis of simultaneous actions of GTP'ase activator protein, phosducin, arrestin and receptor phosphorylation in signal transduction. 

  • Hepburn Professor of Physics

    Physics and Astronomy
    DRL 2N30
    215-573-7374

    Soft matter physics

  • Associate Professor

    Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
    Towne 247
    215-898-3254

    Thermal sciences and energy conversion
    Nanomaterials
    Computational mechanics

  • Professor

    Physics and Astronomy
    David Rittenhouse Laboratory 2N17a
    215-898-3135

    Quantum electronic phenomena in condensed matter

  • Professor

    Computer and Information Science
    462 GRW
    215-898-7909

    Robust fixed-geometry confidence regions for multivariate location parameters
    Algorithms for robust multisensor fusion
    Algorithms for set-valued state estimation with performance guarantees
    Applications of confidence sets in mobile robotics and computational vision

  • Professor of Sociology

    Sociology
    244 McNeil Building
    215-898-7831

    Hispanic population in the US and issues of immigrant adaptation and new areas of migrant settlement
    International migration
    Social and demographic change in Latin America

  • Reliance Industries Term Assistant Professor

    Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
    215-898-9682

    Molecular simulation and thermodynamics
    Soft matter and complex fluids

  • Raymond S. Markowitz Faculty Fellow

    Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
    Towne 235
    215-898-5046

    Mechanics of Materials
    Active Materials
    Homogenization

  • Associate Professor

    Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
    Towne 239
    215-898-3870

    Mechanics of materials
    Biomechanics
    Computational mechanics

  • Professor

    Bioengineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
    215-898-0487

    Computational biology
    Molecular systems biology

  • Professor

    Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering
    264 Cret
    215-898-8313

    Chemistry of materials
    Nanostructured materials
    Surfaces and interfaces

  • William K. Gemmill Term Assistant Professor

    Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
    Towne 275
    215-898-9258

    Computational Mechanics
    Mechanics of Materials
    Micro- and Nanomechanics

  • Assistant Professor

    Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
    215-898-2411

    Molecular modeling
    Statistical mechanics
    Polymer glasses

  • Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy

    Physics and Astronomy
    David Rittenhouse Laboratory 4N2
    215-898-8151

    Observational cosmology with supernovae

  • Associate Professor of Radiologic Science

    Radiology
    3400 Spruce Street
    215-662-6265
  • Associate Professor of Chemistry

    Chemistry
    266 Cret
    215-573-6062

    Theoretical chemistry

  • Computer and Information Science, Mathematics
    David Rittenhouse Laboratory 4W
    215-898-5983

    Logic
    Cybersecurity
    Information assurance
    Information privacy
    Computer security and privacy
    Cryptographic protocols
    Formal methods

  • Professor

    Bioengineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
    LRSM 309
    215-898-1558

    Physical properties and growth mechanisms of 2D materials, nanocrystals and nanowires
    Mechanics of biological systems and materials
    Materials for energy

  • Professor

    Electrical and Systems Engineering
    Hayden Hall 120
    215-573-8368

    Systems approach to organizational learning and knowledge management
    Intelligent software agents for human training and decision support
    Edutainment

  • Professor

    Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
    Towne 353
    215-898-2511

    Molecular simulation
    Transport process
    Chemical systems engineering

  • Professor

    Statistics
    464 Jon M. Huntsman Hall
    215-573-5241

    Applications of statistics to public health
    Design and analysis of experiments and observational studies for comparing treatments
    Longitudinal data
    Measurement error
    Medicine and economics

  • Boettner Professor

    Statistics
    1354 Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall
    215-898-9811

    Public economics
    Applied theory
    Finance

  • Joseph Bordogna Professor of Engineering and Applied Science Materials Science and Engineering

    Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
    LRSM 326
    215-898-6924

    Computational and Theoretical Materials Science; Defects; Growth; Evolution; Deformation of materials

  • C.F. Professor

    Statistics
    447 Jon M. Huntsman Hall
    215-898-9477

    Applications of probability
    Mathematical finance
    Modeling of price processes
    Statistical modeling

  • Professor

    Computer and Information Science
    Levine 474
    215-898-0376

    Image segmentation
    Anaysis of RGB-D imagery
    High resolution structured light

  • Gabel Family Term Associate Professor

    Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
    Towne 245
    215-573-7485

    Mechanics of materials
    Micro- and nano-mechanics

  • Harold Pender Professor

    Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
    LRSM 218
    215-898-7883

    Mechanics of Materials
    Nanostructured Materials
    Material Interfaces

  • Assistant Professor

    Pharmacology
    3400 Civic Center Blvd, Building 421
    215-746-8083

    Population genetics
    Statistical genetics
    Bioinformatics
    Computational biology

  • Associate Professor

    Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
    1424 Blockley Hall
    215-746-7015

    Neurodegenerative disorders
    Aging
    Psychiatric disorders, including autism and bipolar disorder

  • Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

    Psychiatry, Radiology
    3900 Chestnut Street
    215-222-3200 ext. 123

    MR image reconstruction, including parallel MRI
    Signal processing for BOLD fMRI and ASL perfusion fMRI
    Imaging in age-related diseases and drug addictions

  • Professor

    Radiology
    1 Founders Building, 3400 Spruce Street
    215-662-7951

    Tissue microarchitecture
    Metabolic bone disease
    Non-Cartesian imaging techniques for cancer staging

  • Research Associate Professor of Pediatrics

    Pediatrics
    34th and Civic Center, Room 1407
    215-590-5241

    Genomic contributors to disease risk for pediatric disorders, including ADHD, cardiac defects, and solid tumors

  • Research Associate Professor of Radiology

    Radiology
    3400 Spruce Street
    215-439-5295

    Development of micro-MRI and micro-CT hardware

  • Professor

    Statistics
    448 Jon M. Huntsman Hall
    215-898-2439
  • Adjunct Professor

    Materials Science and Engineering
    NIST Center for Neutron Research
    301-668-2794

    Nanotubes and nanowires
    Energy
    Materials theory and modeling
    Nanostructured materials
    Physics of materials
    X-Ray and neutron scattering

  • Research Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

    Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
    422 Curie Blvd
    215-573-5468

    Lymphomas and other hematologic malignancies