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Advisory Board

WiSE Advisory Board 2018-2019




Judith Hirsch, Professor, Biological Sciences
Office: HNB 328
Phone: (213) 821-2210
Research Interests: Early stage visual cortical processing. Specifically, how thalamocortical connections and circuits within the striate cortex itself resolve basic features of the visual scene.




Linda Duguay, Associate Professor (Research), Biological Sciences and Director, USC Sea Grant Program
Office: AHF 209
Phone: (213) 821-1335
Research Interests: Ctenophores, foraminfera, symbiotic associations, benthic ecology of dredge spoil sites, water quality, beach health and status.


DZD 2016

David D’Argenio, Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Office: DRB 154
Phone: (213) 740-0341
Research Interests: development of advanced modeling and computational methods for studying the absorption, distribution and elimination of therapeutic drugs (pharmacokinetics – PK), understanding how drugs produce their effects (pharmacodynamics – PD) and identifying the genetic basis for differences in drug action (pharmacogenomics – PG).


Raffaella Ghittoni, Lecturer, Biological Sciences 
Office: ZHS 256
Phone: (213) 740-8352



Leana Golubchik, Professor, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, WiSE Program Director, (Ex-Officio)
Office: SAL 226
Phone: (213) 740-4524
Research Interests: Internet-based computing, multimedia systems, and computer systems modeling and performance evaluation.


Sandeep Gupta, Professor, Electrical Engineering-Systems
Office: SAL 226
Phone: (213) 740‑2251
Research Interests: Design for testability, test, and validation of high speed systems.


Julie Higle, Professor and Chair, Industrial and Systems Engineering
Office: GER 240B
Phone: (213) 740-6785
Research Interests: Development of models and solution methods for decision making under uncertainty; stochastic programming models and algorithmic methods for their solution; stochastic modeling for health-care applications.


Susan Montgomery, Professor, Mathematics
Office: DRB 240
Phone: (213) 740-2419
Research Interests: Non-commutative algebras: in particular, Hopf algebras, their structure and representations, and their actions on other algebras.


Michelle Povinelli, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering-Electrophysics and Physics and Astronomy
Office: PHE 614
Phone: (213) 740‑8682
Research Interests: Nanophotonics and nanophotonic structures such as photonic crystals, microresonators, and nanowires for applications in optical communications, energy, and biology.


Hanna Reisler, Professor, Chemistry and Lloyd Armstrong Jr. Chair in Science and Engineering
Office: SSC 622
Phone: (213) 740-7071
Research Interests: Detailed mechanisms of chemical reactions in the gas and condensed phases by using laser and molecular beam techniques.


Gary Rosen, Professor, Mathematics 
Office: KAP 104B
Phone: (213) 740‑1717
Research Interests: Modelling, estimation, control, and optimal design of systems governed by infinite dimensional systems, and in particular partial differential equations.


Shangua Teng

Shang-Hua Teng, Professor, Computer Science and Seeley G. Mudd Professor of Engineering
Office: RTH 402
Phone: (213) 740-3667
Research Interests: smoothed analysis of algorithms, computational economics and game theory, spectral graph theory, mathematical board games, scientific computing, mathematical programming, combinatorial optimization, computational geometry and computer graphics.