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USC Dornsife College
 
Biological Sciences, Marine Environmental Biology

 

Linda_Dugay.jpg Linda Duguay, Associate Professor (Research)Director, USC Sea Grant Program
Office: AHF 209
Contact: (213) 821-1335, duguay@usc.edu 
Research: Ctenophores, foraminfera, symbiotic associations, benthic ecology of dredge spoil sites, water quality, beach health and status. 

 

Feixue_Fu1.jpg Feixue Fu, Assistant Professor (Research), Biological Sciences
Office: AHF 137
Contact: (213) 740-3188, ffu@usc.edu
Research Interests: N2 fixation, cyanobacteria, harmful alga bloom, global climate change, nutrient limitation. 

 

Julliette_Hart_thumbnail.jpg Julliette Hart, Assistant Professor (Research), Biological Sciences and Regional Research and Planning Specialist, USC Sea Grant Program
Office: AHF 253
Contact: (213) 740-1937, jahart@usc.edu 
Research Interests: Coastal marine policy, regional ocean governance, and sustainable ecotourism. 

 

Myrna_Jacobson1.jpgMyrna Jacobson, Assistant Professor (Research), Biological Sciences
Office: AHF 139 
Contact: (213) 740-5145, myrnaj@wrigley.usc.edu 
Research Interests: Biogeochemistry, Environmental EctoEnzymes, Nutrient imbalances, Communicating science through words and cartoons.

 

Roberta_Marinelli.jpg Roberta Marinelli, Director USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies and Adjunct Professor, Biological Studies
Office: AHF 410 
Contact: (213)740-6780, rmarinel@usc.edu 
Research Interests: Biological oceanography and sedimentary ecology; human-environment interactions; mathematical modelling of ecological processes. 

 


Biological Sciences, Molecular & Computational Biology

 

Xuelin_Wu1.jpg Xuelin Wu, Assistant Professor (Research), Biological Sciences
Office: RRI 304B
Contact: (213) 740-2165, xuelinwu@usc.edu 
Research Interests: Developmental biology, transcription regulation, plant stem cell regulation. 

 

Biological Sciences, Neurobiology

 


Chemistry

 


Earth Sciences

 


Mathematics

 


Physics and Astronomy

 

Rosa di Felice thumbnailRosa Di Felice, Associate Professor (Research), Physics and Astronomy
Office: SGM 410
Contact: (213) 740 – 1124, defelice@usc.edu
Research Interests: Theoretical biophysics, electronic structure of DNA and proteins, conformational flexibility and thermodynamics, charge transfer in biological systems, molecule/surface interactions, biomolecular nanostructures, hybrid materials and bio-nano-systems, Density Functional Theory, Molecular Dynamics.

 

Gerrie_Peters.jpg Gerrie Peters, Professor (Research), Physics and Astronomy
Office: SSC 271
Contact: (213) 740-6336, gjpeters@mucen.usc.edu 
Research Interests: Stellar Astrophysics, including Binary Stars, Stellar Abundances, Circumstellar Material About Hot Stars. 

 


USC Viterbi School of Engineering

Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

  


Biomedical Engineering

 

eun_jin1.jpgEun Jin “Grace” Lee, Assistant Professor (Research), Biomedical Engineering
Office: 140 Denny Research Center 
Contact: (213) 821-2074, eunjinl@bmsrs.usc.edu
Research Interests: Neurobiological basis of sensory and neurodegenerative disorders. 

 


Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

 


Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

 

Hanh_Dam_Le.jpg Hanh Dam Le Griffin, Associate Professor (Research), Civil and Environmental Engineering
Office: KAP 210
Contact: (213) 740-0603,  hdle@usc.edu
Research Interests: Transportation Engineering Analysis, Transport Demand Forecasting (Transportation Modeling), Transportation Project Evaluation (Cost-Benefit Analysis). 

 

Maria_Todorovska.jpg Maria Todorovska, Professor (Research), Civil Engineering
Office: Kaprielian Hall 216A
Contact: (213) 740-0616, mtodorov@usc.edu 
Research Interests: Synthesizing knowledge and technology from Engineering, Earth Sciences, Applied Mathematics and Social Sciences, advanced problems in Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Mechanics. 

 


Computer Science

 

Ann_Chervenak.jpg Ann Chervenak, Associate Professor (Research), Computer Science
Office: Information Sciences Institute, Marina del Rey, CA 
Contact: (310) 448-8225, annc@isi.edu 
Research Interests: Issues of replicated data management and resource discovery in high performance distributed computing environments. 

 

Ewa_3 Ewa Deelman, Associate Professor (Research), Computer Science and Assistant Director, Science Automation Technologies, USC Information Sciences Institute
Office: Information Sciences Institute, Marina del Rey, CA 
Contact: 310 448-8408,  deelman@isi.edu
Research Interests: Distributed systems, cloud computing, scientific workflows, large-scale applications. 

 

Yolanda_Gil.jpg Yolanda Gil, Professor (Research), Computer Science and Associate Division Director for Research of the Intelligent Systems Division, USC Information Sciences Institute
Office: Information Sciences Institute, Marina del Rey, CA 
Contact: (310) 448-8794, gil@isi.edu
Research Interests: Intelligent interfaces for knowledge capture, information analysis and assessment of trust, semantic annotation tools, agent and software choreography, and community-wide development of knowledge bases. 

 

Jihie_Kim.jpg Jijie Kim, Assistant Professor (Research), Computer Science
Office: Information Sciences Institute, Marina del Rey, CA 
Contact: (310) 448-8769, jihie@isi.edu 
Research Interests: Intelligent technologies for teaching and learning. Online discourse analysis, forum and wiki mining, mixed-initiative interfaces, workflow systems, and interactive knowledge capture. 

 

Lerman.jpg Kristina Lerman, Associate Professor (Research), Computer Science
Office: Information Sciences Institute, Marina del Rey, CA  
Contact: (310) 448-8714, lerman@isi.edu
Research Interests: Applying network- and machine learning-based methods to problems in social computing. 

 

Jelena_Mirkovic.jpg Jelena Mirkovic, Assistant Professor (Research), Computer Science
Office: Information Sciences Institute, Marina del Rey, CA 
Contact: (310) 448-9170,  sunshine@isi.edu
Research Interests: security, privacy, routing, quality of service and protocols, botnets, denial-of-service attacks, and IP spoofing. 

 

 


Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

 


Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

 

 

Jo_Ann_Lane.jpg Jo Ann Lane, Assistant Professor (Research), Industrial and Systems Engineering
Contact: (858) 945-0099, jolane@usc.edu 
Research Interests: SoS engineering cost models, SoS engineering process models, analysis of SoSE with respect to lean principles, SoS test and evaluation, and innovation in systems engineering.