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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, Associate 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.

 

laura-gomez Laura Gomez Consarnau, Assistant Professor (Research), Biological Sciences
Contact: gomezcon@usc.edu 
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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.

 


Biological Sciences, Molecular & Computational Biology

 

Le A. Trinh, Associate Professor (Research), Biological Sciences
Office: RRI 324D
Contact: letrinh@usc.edu

 

 

Biological Sciences, Neurobiology

 


Chemistry

 


Earth Sciences

 


Mathematics

 


Physics and Astronomy

 

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

Cynthia Bir, Professor (Research), Emergency Medicine and Biomedical Engineering
Office:  MMR 116 1333 San Pablo St.
Contact:  cbir@usc.edu
Research Interests: 

Bo Han, Associate Professor (Research), Surgery and Biomedical Engineering
Office: 1333 San Pablo St.
Contact:  bohan@usc.edu
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Radha Kalluri, Assistant Professor (Research), Otolaryngology and Biomedical Engineering
Office:  CHP 204M
Contact:  radha@usc.edu
Research Interests: The biophysical mechanisms by which the inner ear encodessensory information, and how these functions degrade with damage or injury

 

Natasha Lepore, Assistant Professor (Research), Radiology and Biomedical Engineering
Office: CHL
Contact:  bohan@usc.edu
Research Interests: Mathematical and numerical methods to study brain anatomy and function through magnetic resonance imaging

Tishya Wren, Associate Professor (Research), Orthopaedics, Radiology and Biomedical Engineering
Office: CHLA
Contact:  twren@chla.usc.edu
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Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

 


Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

 

 


Computer Science

 

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.

 Kallirroi Georgila, Assistant Professor (Research), Computer Science and Assistant Director, Science Automation Technologies, USC Information Sciences Institute
Office: ICT 4000
Contact: kgeorgila@usc.edu
Research Interests: Natural language processing and artificial intelligence with a particular interest in spoken dialogue processing

 

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.

 

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.

 

Gale Lucas, Assistant Professor (Research), Computer Science
Contact: lucas@ict.usc@edu
Research Interests: Human-computer interaction, affective computing, and trust-in-automation.

 

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.

 

Nanyun Peng, Assistant Professor (Research), Computer Science
Office: ISI 940
Contact: nanyunpe@usc.edu
Research Interests: Natural language processing and machine learning, with focuses on low-resource information extraction, creative language generation, and computational linguistically inspired modeling.

Nin Wang, Assistant Professor (Research), Computer Science
Office: Biegler Hall of Engineering
Contact: nwang@ict.usc.edu
Research Interests: Artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction and intelligent tutoring systems.

 


Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

 


Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering