PICS Associated Faculty


  • Professor Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: 

  • Electronic Materials
  • Nanostructured Materials
  • Energy

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Paul Allison

  • Professor of Sociology

Research Interests: 

  • Statistical Methods

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  • Professor, and MEAM Associate Chair for Undergraduate Affairs, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM), Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE)

Research Interests:

  • Biomechanics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Materials

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  • Research Assistant Professor Radiology

Research Interests: 

  • 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

Contact: 

  • Email: stnava@gmail.com
  • Phone Number: 215-870-0787
  • Office Location: 3600 Market Street, Suite 370

  • Cathy and Marc Lasry Professor of Physics
Research Interests: 
  • Particle Physics
  • Neuroscience

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  • Assistant Professor of Genetics

Research Interests: 

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

Contact:

  • Email:  yosephb@upenn.edu
  • Phone: 215-746-8683
  • Office Location: 1409 Blockley Hall

  • Class of 1965 Term Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
Research Interests: 
  • Micro- and nanomechanics
  • Thermial sciences and energy conversion
  • Mechanics of materials
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  • Professor Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Research Interests:

  • Computational mechanics
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Mechanics of materials
Contact:
  • Email Haim
  • Phone: 215-898-8363
  • Office Location: Towne 233

Gary Bernstein

  • Reese W. Flower Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Research Interests: 
  • Weak gravitational lensing
  • The Kuiper Belt
  • SuperNova Acceleration Probe (SNAP)
  • Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)
Contact:
  • Email Gary
  • Phone: 215-573-6252
  • Office Location: DRL 4N1

  • Professor of Genetics
Research Interests:
  • Genetic dissection of complex behaviors in mice and humans
  • Functional genomics
  • Biopolar disorder
  • Autism
Contact:
  • Email Maja
  • Phone: 215-898-0020
  • Office Location: 528 Clinical Research Building

  • The Liem Sioe Liong/First Pacific Company Professor of Statistics
Research Interests: 
  • Data visualization
  • Multivariate statistics
  • Nonparametric statistics
Contact:
  • Email Buja
  • Phone: 215-898-8236
  • Office Location: Jon M. Huntsman Hall 471

  • Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Research Interests:
  • Human genetics
  • Gene regulation
Contact:
  • Email Vivian
  • Office Location: Life Sciences Institute Room 5435, University of Michigan

  • Research Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry
Research Interests:
  • Psychiatry
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  • Professor of Linguistics
Research Interests:
  • Linguistics
  • Game theoretic pragmatics
Contact:
  • Email Robin
  • Phone: 215-898-2943
  • Office Location: Williams 605

  • Professor Bioengineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering
Research Interests:
  • Polymers
  • Material interfaces
  • Biomaterials
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  • Professor of Mathematics
Research Interests:
  • Riemannian Geometry
Contact:
  • Email Chris
  • Phone: 215-898-7846
  • Office Location: DRL 3E3

  • Ruth Yalom Stone Professor Computer and Information Science
Research Interests: 
  • Computer vision
  • Robotics
Contact:
  • Email Kostas
  • Phone: 215-898-8549
  • Office Location: Levine 472

  • Associate Professor Of Radiology At The Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
Research Interests: 
  • Cardiovascular imaging by MRI and CT
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  • Founding director of the Penn Center for Molecular Discovery & Arthur E. Humphrey Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
Research Interests: 
  • Endothelial mechanobiology
  • Blood clot dissolving therapies
  • Blood systems biology
  • Nonviral gene therapy
  • High throughput drug discovery
Contact: 
  • Email Scott 
  • Phone: 215-573-5704
  • Office Location: 1042 Vagelos Research Laboratories

Timothy Dillingham

  • William J. Erdman, II, Professor Of Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation Department: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Research Interests:

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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  • Elmer Holmes Bobst Professor of Pharmacology
Research Interests:
  • Understanding functioning of individual neurons and subregions of neurons by using molecular biological tools
Contact:
  • Email James
  • Phone: 215-898-0420
  • Office Location: 37 John Morgan

  • Thomas A. Scott Professor of Mathematics Graduate Group Chair, AMCS
Research Interests: 
  • Partial differential equations
  • Maxwell’s equations
  • Population genetics
  • Medical imaging
  • Several Complex Variables
  • Microlocal analysis and index theory
  • Numerical analysis
Contact: 
  • Email Charles
  • Phone: 215-898-8476
  • Office Location: 4E7 David Rittenhouse Lab

  • Wilf Family Term Assistant Professor BioEngineering
Research Interests:
  • Computational neuroscience
  • Experimental neuroscience
  • Medical imaging
  • Imaging instrumentation
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  • Marie and Joseph Melone Professor of Statistics
Research Interests:
  • Statistical inference for stochastic processes
  • Stochastic models for game theory
  • Worst-case analysis of estimators
  • Analysis of random algorithms
Contact: 
  • Email Dean
  • Phone: 215-898-8233
  • Office Location: 427 Huntsman Hall

  • Associate Professor of Radiologic Science

Research Interests:

  • Medical image analysis
  • Radiology
Contact: 
  • Email James
  • Phone: 215-662-7109
  • Office Location: 3600 Market Street, Suite 370

  • Universal Furniture Professor of Statistics

Research Interests:

  • Statistics
  • Hierarchical modeling
  • Modeling uncertainty
  • Shrinkage estimation
  • Treed modeling’
  • Variable selection
  • Wavelet regression

Contact: 

  • Email Ed
  • Phone: 215-898-8229
  • Office Location: Jon M. Huntsman Hall 446

  • Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Endowed Term Professor for Faculty Excellence and Associate Dean for Natural Sciences
Research Interests: 
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Experimental high energy physics
  • Cosmology
Contact: 
  • Email Larry
  • Phone: 215-898-7320
  • Office Location: 4N10 David Rittenhouse Laboratory

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
Research Interests:
  • Medicine
  • Complementary/alternative medicine
  • Melatonin
  • Patient-oriented research
  • Translational research
  • Catergorical data
  • Clinical trials
  • Multivariate analysis
  • Aging
  • Sleep
Contact:
  • Email Nalaka
  • Phone: 215-349-5938
  • Office Location: Ralston Penn Center, Room 220

  • Director, Clinical Informatics
Research Interests:
  • Expansion of the electronic health record
  • Repurposing of clinical data for secondary use in clinical and genomics research
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  • Associate Professor Of Medicine At The Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
Research Interests: 
  • Application of novel cardiac MRI and echocardiography techniques to understand atrial and ventricular mechanics/remodeling in pathological states and cardiac MRI imaging of fibrosis
Contact:
  • Email Yuchi
  • Phone: 215-662-2855
  • Office Location: 3400 Spruce Street, Room 9022 East Gates

  • Adjunct Professor Of Pharmacology

Research Interests:

  • Mammalian circadian clock
  • Genomic and computational tools
Contact: 
  • Email John
  • Phone: 484-842-4232
  • Office Location: 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Building 421

  • Medical Director of the Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders in the Division of Otolaryngology, Associate Professor of Otorhinolaryngology
Research Interests:
  • Otalaryngology
  • Pediatric airway disorders
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  • Associate Professor Department of Statistics

Research Interests:

  • Urban Analytics: The quantitative analysis of the functioning of local areas within large cities
  • Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • Statistics in Sports
  • Bayesian Nonparametrics
  • Economics and Marketing

Contact:

  • Email Shane 
  • Phone: 215-573-2211
  • Office Location: 463 Huntsman Hall

  • Professor, Graduate Chair, Graduate Group member, Physics and Astronomy and Applied Mathematics and Computational Science
Research Interests: 
  • Theoretical and Experimental Geology
Contact: 
  • Email Doug 
  • Phone: 215-746-2823
  • Office Location: 240 Hayden Hall

SAMPATH KANNAN
  • Henry Salvatori Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science
Research Interests: 
  • Program reliability
  • Computational biology
  • Algorithms
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Mitchel Allan Kling

Mitchel Kling

  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Research Interests:
  • Endocrine and metabolic aspects of mood and anxiety disorders
  • Stress neurobiology
  • Biomarkers of stress, allostatic load, innate function, and metabolic syndrome
Contact:
  • Email Mitchel
  • Phone: 215-823-5800
  • Office Location: 3900 Woodland Avenue

  • Associate Professor of Radiology
Research Interests:
  • Biomedical image analysis
  • Quantitative imaging biomarkers
  • Pattern recognition
Contact:
  • Email Despina
  • Phone: 215-614-0266
  • Office Location: 3600 Market Street, Suite 360

  • Professor, Department of Linguistics
Research Interests:
  • Linguistics
  • Formal analysis of natural language syntax
  • Historical syntax
  • Syntax-semantics interface
Contact:
  • Email Anthony
  • Phone: 215-898-3212
  • Office Location: 614 Williams Hall

  • Associate Professor Physics and Astronomy

Research Interests:

  • Theoretical Astrophysics
  • Cosmology
Contact:
  • Email Adam
  • Phone: 215-898-9597
  • Office: David Rittenhouse Laboratory 4N2a

  • Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Research Interest:

  • 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.
Contact:
  • Email Paul
  • Phone: 215-898-6917
  • Office Location: Room 143 Anatomy-Chemistry Building

  • Hepburn Professor of Physics

Research Interests:

  • Soft matter physics
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  • Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Physics
Research Interests:
  • Quantum electronic phenomena in condensed matter
Contact:
  • Email Eugene
  • Phone: 215-898-3135
  • Office Location: David Rittenhouse Laboratory 2N17

  • Professor of Computer and Information Science

Research Interests:

  • 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
Contact:
  • Email Max
  • Phone: 215-898-7909
  • Office Location: 462 GRW

Yoichiro Mori

  • Visiting Professor, Calabi-Simons Chair in Mathematics and Biology

Research Interests:

  • Mathematical modeling of biophysical systems
  • Numerical and applied analysis, scientific computing

Contact:

  • Email Yoichiro
  • Phone: 215-898-8472
  • Office Location: 4N67 DRL

  • Dorothy Swaine Thomas Professor of Sociology and Chair, Department of Sociology
Research Interests:
  • 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
Contact:

  • Raymond S. Markowitz Faculty Fellow Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
Research Interests:
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Active Materials
  • Homogenization
Contact:
  • Email Pedro
  • Phone: 215-898-5046
  • Office Location: Towne 235

  • Professor Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests:

  • Chemistry of materials
  • Nanostructured materials
  • Surfaces and interfaces
Contact:
  • Email Andrew
  • Phone: 215-898-8313
  • Office Location: 264 Cret

  • Associate Professor and Undergrad Chair of Physics and Astronomy
Research Interests:
  • Observational cosmology with supernovae
Contact:
  • Email Masao
  • Phone: 215-898-8151
  • Office Location: David Rittenhouse Laboratory 4N2

  • Associate Professor of Radiologic Science

Research Interests:

  • Radiology
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  • Associate Professor of Chemistry, Biological and Theoretical Physical Chemistry
Research Interests: 
  • Theoretical chemistry
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  • Chair of the Mathematics Department, Professor of Mathematics  & Professor of Computer and Information Science
Research Interests: 
  • Logic
  • Cybersecurity
  • Information assurance
  • Information privacy
  • Computer security and privacy
  • Cryptographic protocols
  • Formal methods
Contact:
  • Email Andre
  • Phone: 215-898-5983
  • Office Location: David Rittenhouse Laboratory 4W

  • Professor Electrical and Systems Engineering
Research Interests: 
  • Systems approach to organizational learning and knowledge management
  • Intelligent software agents for human training and decision support
  • Edutainment
Contact:
  • Email Barry
  • Phone: 215-573-8368
  • Office Location: Hayden Hall 120

  • Class of 1965 Wharton Professor of Statistics
Research Interests:
  • Applications of statistics to public health
  • Design and analysis of experiments and observational studies for comparing treatments
  • Longitudinal data
  • Measurement error
  • Medicine and economics
Contact: 
  • Email Dylan
  • Phone: 215-573-5241
  • Office Location: 464 Jon M. Huntsman Hall

  • Boettner Professor, Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy
Research Interests:
  • Public economics
  • Applied theory
  • Finance
Contact: 
  • Email kent
  • Phone: 215-898-9811
  • Office Location: 1354 Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall

  • C.F. Koo Professor of Statistics
Research Interests: 
  • Applications of probability
  • Mathematical finance
  • Modeling of price processes
  • Statistical modeling
Contact:
  • Email Michael
  • Phone: 215-898-9477
  • Office Location: 447 Jon M. Huntsman Hall

Joe Subotnik

Joe Subotnik

  • Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Endowed Term Professor of Chemistry

Research Interests:

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Intersection of static quantum chemistry methods (especially for excited states) with nonadiabatic dynamics methods (specifically surface hopping).
  • Quantifying electron transfer, energy transfer, and electronic relaxation.

Contact: 

  • Email
  • Phone: 215-746-7078
  • Office Location: 268 Cret wing

Dave Srolovitz

David Srolovitz 

  • Founding Director of PICS
  • Former Joseph Bordogna Professor Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, Computer and Information Science

Research Interests:

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

Contact:

Email Dave


  • Professor Computer and Information Science
Research Interests:
  • Image segmentation
  • Anaysis of RGB-D imagery
  • High resolution structured light
Contact:

  • Professor, and MEAM Associate Chair for Graduate Affairs and Graduate Group Chair, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM) , Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)
Research Interests:
  • Mechanics of materials
  • Micro- and nano-mechanics
Contact: 
  • Email Kevin
  • Phone: 215-573-7485
  • Office Location: Towne 245

  • Harold Pender Professor Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
Research Interests:
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Nanostructured Materials
  • Material Interfaces
Contact:
  • Email Vaclav
  • Phone: 215-898-7883
  • Office Location: LRSM 218

  • Associate Professor Pharmacology
Research Interests:
  • Population genetics
  • Statistical genetics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Computational biology
Contact:
  • Email Ben
  • Phone: 215-746-8083
  • Office Location: 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Building 421

Li-San Wang

Li-San Wang

  • Associate Professor Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Research Interests:
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Aging
  • Psychiatric disorders, including autism and bipolar disorder
Contact:
  • Email Li-San
  • Phone: 215-746-7015
  • Office Location: 1424 Blockley Hall

  • Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering,  Psychiatry, Radiology
Research Interests: 
  • MR image reconstruction, including parallel MRI
  • Signal processing for BOLD fMRI and ASL perfusion fMRI
  • Imaging in age-related diseases and drug addictions
Contact: 

  • Professor of Radiologic Science in Radiology
Research Interests:
  • Tissue microarchitecture
  • Metabolic bone disease
  • Non-Cartesian imaging techniques for cancer staging
Contact:
  • Email Felix
  • Phone: 215-662-7951
  • Office Location: 1 Founders Building, 3400 Spruce Street

  • Research Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Research Interests:
  • Genomic contributors to disease risk for pediatric disorders, including ADHD, cardiac defects, and solid tumors
Contact:
  • Email Peter 
  • Phone: 215-590-5241
  • Office Location: 34th and Civic Center, Room 1407

  • Professor of Statistics, Director of Undergraduate Program in Statistics
Research Interests:
  • Boosting
  • Data compression
  • Entropy
  • Information theory
  • Probabilistic modeling
  • Temperature reconstructions
Contact:
  • Email Abraham
  • Phone: 215-898-2439
  • Office Location: 448 Jon M. Huntsman Hall

  • Adjunct Professor Materials Science and Engineering
Research Interests:
  • Nanotubes and nanowires
  • Energy
  • Materials theory and modeling
  • Nanostructured materials
  • Physics of materials
  • X-Ray and neutron scattering
Contact:
  • Email Taner
  • Phone: 301-668-2794
  • Office Location: NIST Center for Neutron Research

  • Research Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Research Interests:
  • Lymphomas and other hematologic malignancies
Contact:
  • Email Qian
  • Phone: 215-573-5468
  • Office Location: 422 Curie Blvd