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Allen, James F.

John H. Dessauer Professor of Computer Science
Professor of Linguistics
Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Office: 721 CSB

Phone: (585) 275-7263

Email: james@cs.rochester.edu

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Research Interests
  • Natural language understanding
  • Discourse
  • Knowledge representation
  • Common-sense reasoning
  • Planning
Brisson, Jennifer

Assistant Professor of Biology

Office: 326B Hutchison

Phone: (585) 275-8392

Email: jennifer.brisson@rochester.edu

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Research Interests
  • Evolution of morphology
  • Molecular basis of phenotypic plasticity
  • Evolution and development in the pea aphid
  • The role of epigenetics in polyphenism
Jessica Cantlon
Cantlon, Jessica

Assistant Professor

Office: 321 Meliora Hall

Phone: (585) 276-5292

Email: jessica.cantlon@rochester.edu

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Robert Clark
Clark, Robert

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Office: 309 Lattimore Hall

Phone: (585) 275-4151

Email: rclark@rochester.edu

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Research Interests
  • Dynamic systems
  • Measurement and control
  • Single-molecule mechanics
  • Bio-nano-manufacturing
  • Scaffolds for tissue engineering
Jean Philippe Couderc
Couderc, Jean Philippe

Associate Professor of Department of Medicine, Cardiology Heart Research

Office: 4322 Saunders Research Building

Phone: (585) 275-1096

Email: jean-philippe.couderc@heart.rochester.edu

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Research Interests
  • Electrocardiography
  • Electrophysiological signals
Rajiv Dewan
Dewan, Rajiv

Professor of Computers and Information Systems

Office: 3-333B Carol Simon Hall

Phone: (585) 275-3827

Email: rajiv.dewan@rochester.edu

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Research Interests
  • Economics
  • Organizational and industrial organization issues in Information systems and technology area
Sandhya Dwarkadas
Dwarkadas, Sandhya

Professor and Chair, Computer Science
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Office: 717 CSB

Phone: (585) 275-5647

Email: sandhya@cs.rochester.edu

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Research Interests
  • Parallel and distributed computing
  • Computer architecture & networks
  • Interaction and interface between the compiler, runtime system, and underlying architecture
  • Software distributed shared memory
  • Integrated compiler and runtime support for parallelism
  • Simulation methodology
  • Uniprocessor and multiprocessor architectures
  • Parallel applications development
  • Performance evaluation
Timothy Dye
Dye, Timothy

Associate Chair, Research and Professor of Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology (SMD)

Office: 255 Crittenden Blvd.

Phone: (585) 275-8762

Email: timothy_dye@urmc.rochester.edu

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Research Interests
  • Applied public health, particularly within marginalized, isolated, and global
  • Social and cultural determinants of health
Cynthia Ebinger
Ebinger, Cynthia

Professor

Office: 206 Hutchison

Phone: (585) 276-3364

Email: cynthia.ebinger@rochester.edu

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Research Interests
  • Geodesy, seismology, structural geology, and geodynamics as applied to active and ancient plate boundary deformation, and thermo-mechanical properties of the crust and upper mantle on Earth and terrestrial planets.
Gourab Ghoshal
Ghoshal, Gourab

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Research Interests
  • Complex systems
  • Game theory
  • Econophysics
  • Non-equilibrium statistical physics
  • Dynamical systems
Daniel Gildea
Gildea, Daniel

Associate Professor of Computer Science

Office: 730 CSB

Phone: (585) 275-7230

Email: gildea@cs

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Research Interests
  • Statistical approaches to natural language processing
  • Machine translation
  • Language understanding
Ralf Haefner
Haefner, Ralf

Assistant Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences

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Elaine Hill
Hill, Elaine

Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences

Office: 265 Crittenden Blvd.

Phone: (585) 275-0165

Email: Elaine_hill@urmc.rochester.edu

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Research Interests
  • health impacts of pollution
  • health care utilization, quality and access
  • human capital formation
Hoque, M. Ehsan

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Office: 710 Computer Sciences Building

Phone: (585) 275-1351

Email: mehoque at cs.rochester.edu

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Research Interests
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Affective Computing
  • Interactive machine learning
  • Ubiquitous and mobile Computing
  • Assistive Technology
Thomas Howard
Howard, Thomas M.

Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Office: TBD

Email: thoward@cs.rochester.edu

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Research Interests
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Robotics
  • Machine Learning
  • Natural Language Understanding
Orna Intrator
Intrator, Orna

Professor of Department of Public Health Sciences (SMD)

Office: 400 Fort Hill Ave. Canandaigua VAMC

Phone: (585) 275-0624

Email: orna_intrator@urmc.rochester.edu

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Robert Jacobs
Jacobs, Robert A.

Professor

Office: 306 Meliora Hall

Phone: (585) 275-0753

Email: robbie@bcs.rochester.edu

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Research Interests
  • cognitive and perceptual learning
  • neural computation
Henry Kautz
Kautz, Henry

Professor of Computer Science
Affiliate Professor, University of Washington
Director of Institute for Data Science

Office: 709 CSB

Phone: (585) 275-5671

Email: kautz@cs.rochester.edu

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Research Interests
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Assistive technology
  • Statistical-relational reasoning
  • Logic and satisfiability testing
  • Language and social networks
Henry Kautz
Kautz, Henry

Professor of Computer Science
Affiliate Professor, University of Washington
Director of Institute for Data Science

Office: 709 CSB

Phone: (585) 275-5671

Email: kautz@cs.rochester.edu

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Research Interests
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Assistive technology
  • Statistical-relational reasoning
  • Logic and satisfiability testing
  • Language and social networks
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Liu, Ji

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Office: Computer Sciences Building

Email: jliu@cs.rochester.edu

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Coeil Lopes
Lopes, Coeli

Research Associate Professor of Department of Medicine, Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute

Office: A116D 211 Bailey Rd

Phone: (585) 276-9784

Email: coeli_lopes@urmc.rochester.edu

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Research Interests
  • Understanding the regulation of ion channels by diverse G-protein signaling pathways in normal and pathological states
  • Long QT syndrome
  • KCNE1
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Luo, Jiebo

Professor of Computer Science

Office: 611 Computer Sciences Building

Phone: (585) 276-5784

Email: jluo@cs.rochester.edu

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Research Interests
  • Computer Vision
  • Machine learning
  • Data Mining
  • Social Media
  • Biomedical Informatics
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Ubiquitous and Mobile Computing
Gonzalo Mateos
Mateos, Gonzalo

Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Office: 413 HPN

Phone: (585) 275-5930

Email: gmateosb@ece.rochester.edu

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Research Interests
  • Statistical Signal Processing
  • Networks
  • Machine Learning
  • Decentralized Optimization
Jude Mitchell
Mitchell, Jude

Assistant Professor

Office: 311 Meliora Hall

Email: jmitchell@bcs.rochester.edu

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Steven Piantadosi
Piantadosi, Steven

Assistant Professor

Office: 307 Meliora Hall

Phone: (585) 275-8689

Email: spiantadosi@bcs.rochester.edu

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Research Interests
  • language learning, language processing, computational modeling
Rajeev Raizada
Raizada, Rajeev

Professor

Office: 314 Meliora Hall

Phone: (585) 275-8673

Email: raizada@bcs.rochester.edu

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Research Interests
  • Multivoxel pattern analysis of fMRI
  • Language, semantics
  • Structure of neural representations
  • Computational modeling
Huaxia Rui
Rui, Huaxia

Assistant Professor of Business Administration of Simon Graduate School of Business Administration

Office: 3-318 Carol Simon Hall

Phone: (585) 275-4278

Email: huaxia.rui@simon.rochester.edu

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Research Interests
  • Social media analytics
  • Online word of mouth
  • Online advertising
Michelle Saile
Saile, Michelle

Administrator of Institute for Data Science

Office: 722 Computer Studies Building

Phone: (585) 275-5288

Email: michelle.saile@rochester.edu

Vincent Silenzio
Silenzio, Vincent

Associate Professor of Department of Psychiatry, Research (SMD) - Primary
Associate Professor of Department of Family Medicine (SMD)
Associate Professor of Department of Public Health Sciences (SMD)

Office: 1-7285 300 Crittenden Blvd.

Phone: (585) 275-6069

Email: v.m.silenzio@rochester.edu

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Research Interests
  • Social informatics
  • Machine learning
  • Network analysis to support public health and public policy needs
Scott Steele
Steele, Scott

Executive Associate Director of Institute for Data Science

Office: Office 1-208 265 Crittenden Blvd.

Phone: (585) 275-0708

Email: scott.steele@rochester.edu

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Research Interests
  • Science, technology, and health policy
  • Regulatory science
Robert Strawderman
Strawderman, Robert

Chair of Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology (SMD) - Primary Administrative
Dean’s Professorship of Deans's Office (SMD)
Professor of Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology (SMD) – Primary

Office: 4122 Saunders Research Building

Phone: (585) 275-6688

Email: Robert_Strawderman@URMC.Rochester.edu

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Research Interests
  • Survival analysis
Juilee Thakar
Thakar, Juilee

Assistant Professor of Department of Microbiology and Immunology (SMD)

Office: 3-9611 Kornberg Medical Research Building

Phone: (585) 276-6925

Email: juliee_thakar@urmc.rochester.edu

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Research Interests
  • Bioinformatics
  • Systems biology
  • Dynamic Modeling Tools
David Topham
Topham, David

Professor of Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Center for Vaccine Biology and Immunology (SMD) – Primary

Office: 3-9631 Kornberg Medical Research Building

Phone: (585) 273-1403

Email: david_topham@urmc.rochester.edu

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Research Interests
  • Virus infections of the respiratory tract
  • Influenza and immunity
Andrew White
White, Andrew

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

Office: 208 Gavett Hall

Email: N/A

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Research Interests
  • Materials Design
  • Self-Assembly
  • Computer Simulation
  • Machine Learning
Axel Wismueller
Wismueller, Axel

Professor of Department of Imaging Sciences (SMD) - Primary
Professor of Department of Biomedical Engineering (SMD)
Professor of Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Office: 2A218 Medical Center Annex Building

Phone: (585) 273-1689

Email: axel.wismueller@rochester.edu

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Research Interests
  • Innovative strategies for computational radiology
  • data exploration, pattern recognition, visualization, and machine learning methods for biomedical imaging
Martin Zand
Zand, Martin

Professor of Department of Medicine, Nephrology (SMD) – Primary

Office: 601 Elmwood Ave.

Phone: (585) 275-7753

Email: martin_zand@urmc.rochester.edu

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Research Interests
  • Organ transplantation
  • B cell immunobiology, vaccine biology, and computational modeling of immune responses