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Govind P. Agrawal

Agrawal, Govind P.

James C. Wyant Professor of Optics
Professor of Physics
Senior Scientist at LLE | (585) 275-4846
515 Goergen Hall

Interests: Fiber Optics; Lasers; Optical Communications

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Allen, James F.

John H. Dessauer Professor of Computer Science
Professor of Linguistics
Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences | (585) 275-7263
3011 Wegmans Hall

Interests: Natural language understanding; Discourse; Knowledge representation; Common-sense reasoning; Planning


Segev BenZvi

BenZvi, Segev Y.

Assistant Professor of Physics | (585) 276-7172
405 Bausch & Lomb

Interests: experimental astroparticle physics


Mujdat Cetin

Cetin, Mujdat

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering | (585) 276-5061
715 Computer Studies Building

Interests: computational sensing and imaging as applied to radar and biomedical imaging; probabilistic methods for image and video analysis as applied to biomedical image analysis, microscopic neuroimaging, and computer vision; signal processing and machine learning for brain-computer/machine interfaces, with applications for alternative communication and rehabilitation for patients and monitoring of cognitive states

Jean Philippe Couderc

Couderc, Jean Philippe

Associate Professor of Department of Medicine, Cardiology Heart Research | (585) 275-1096
4322 Saunders Research Building

Interests: Electrocardiography ; Electrophysiological signals


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Demina, Regina

Professor of Physics | (585) 275-7357
367 Bausch & Lomb Hall

Interests: experimental elementary-particle physics

Rajiv Dewan

Dewan, Rajiv

Professor of Computers and Information Systems | (585) 275-3827
3-333B  Carol Simon Hall

Interests: Economics; Organizational and industrial organization issues in Information systems and technology area

Ray Dorsey

Dorsey, E. Ray

David M. Levy Professorship in Neurology
Director for Center for Human Experimental Therapeutics | (585) 276-6824

Interests: Movement disorders, neurological disorders

Zhiyao Duan

Duan, Zhiyao

Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and of Computer Science | (585) 275-5302
720 Computer Studies Building

Interests: Computer Audition; Audio Signal Processing; Machine Learning; Music Information Retrieval

Sandhya Dwarkadas

Dwarkadas, Sandhya

Albert Arendt Hopeman Professor and Chair of Computer Science
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering | (585) 275-5647
3403 Wegmans Hall

Interests: Parallel and distributed computing; Computer architecture and 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) | (585) 276-6953
255 Crittenden Blvd.

Interests: Applied public health, particularly within marginalized, isolated, and global; Social and cultural determinants of health


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Ellickson, Paul

Professor of Economics and Marketing | (585) 273-1491
3-110F Carol Simon Hall

Interests: quantitative marketing; industrial organization


Adam Frank

Frank, Adam

Professor of Physics and Astronomy | (585) 275-1717
417A Bausch & Lomb Hall

Interests: Theoretical Astrophysics; Hydrodynamic and magneto-hydrodynamic evolution of matter ejected from stars; Jets from Young Stellar Objects; Bipolar outflows from evolved stars such as Planetary Nebulae and Massive stars; Large scale numerical simulations; Plasma astrophysical research; Magnetic diffusion in interstellar clouds and the evolution of solar magnetic flux tubes


Gourab Ghoshal

Ghoshal, Gourab

Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy | (585) 276-7748
464 Bausch and Lomb Hall

Interests: Complex systems; Game theory; Econophysics; Non-equilibrium statistical physics; Dynamical systems

Daniel Gildea

Gildea, Daniel

Professor of Computer Science
gildea@cs | (585) 275-7230
3019 Wegmans Hall

Interests: Statistical approaches to natural language processing; Machine translation; Language understanding

Scott Grimm

Grimm, Scott

Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics
Director of Graduate Studies
Director of Quantitative Semantics Lab | (585) 275-5136
512 Lattimore Hall


Ralf Haefner

Haefner, Ralf

Assistant Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences | (585) 275-4801

Interests: Understanding how the brain forms percepts; Machine learning to construct mathematical models to explain neural responses and behavior

Gregory Heyworth

Heyworth, Gregory

Associate Professor of English and Textual Science; Director, Lazarus Project | (585) 275-2548
408 Morey Hall

Elaine Hill

Hill, Elaine

Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences | (585) 275-0165
265 Crittenden Blvd.

Interests: health impacts of pollution; health care utilization, quality and access; human capital formation

M. Ehsan Hoque

Hoque, M. Ehsan

Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Asaro-Biggar ('92) Family Fellow in Data Science

Interim Director for Goergen Institute for Data Science | (585) 275-1351
3013 Wegmans Hall

Interests: Human Computer Interaction; Artificial Intelligence ; Interactive machine learning; Ubiquitous Computing ; Assistive Technology

Thomas M. Howard

Howard, Thomas M.

Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering | (585) 275-3755
732 Computer Studies Building

Interests: Artificial Intelligence; Robotics; Machine Learning; Natural Language Understanding


Alex Iosevich

Iosevich, Alex

Professor of Mathematics | (585) 275-9419
909 Hylan Hall

Interests: Classical Analysis and Fourier Integral Operators; Geometric Combinatorics and Geometric Measure Theory; Additive and Analytic Number Theory; Convex Geometry and Probability Theory


Robert Jacobs

Jacobs, Robert A.

Professor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Computer Science, and the Center for Visual Science | (585) 275-0753
306 Meliora Hall

Interests: cognitive and perceptual learning; neural computation


Henry Kautz

Kautz, Henry

Professor of Computer Science
Founding director of the Goergen Institute for Data Science | (585) 520-1200
1211 Wegmans Hall

Interests: Artificial intelligence; Pervasive computing; Data science

Douglas H. Kelley

Kelley, Douglas H.

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering | (585) 275-7769
218 Hopeman

Interests: Mixing and transport in fluids; Liquid metal batteries; Geophysical fluid dynamics; Dynamical systems


Amanda Larracuente

Larracuente, Amanda

Assistant Professor | (585) 273-1693
343 Hutchison

Interests: Evolutionary genetics and genomics; Intragenomic conflict and the evolution of selfish DNA; Evolutionary and functional genomics of satellite DNA; Sex chromosome and dot chromosome evolution in Drosophila

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Li, Dongmei

Associate Professor, Clinical and Translational Research, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Public Health Sciences
Bioinformaticist, Clinical and Translational Science Institute | (585) 276-7285
1.303J Saunders Research Building

Interests: biostatistics; microarray data analysis; genomic data analysis especially in methylation and transcriptome data analysis; public health

Ji Liu

Liu, Ji

Assistant Professor of Computer Science
3015 Wegmans Hall

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Lovett, Mitchell J.

Associate Professor of Marketing | (585) 276-4020
3-208 Carol Simon Hall

Interests: quantitative marketing; targeted advertising; advertising content and schedule choices; online and offline word-of-mouth; branding; social media listening; consumer learning

Jiebo Luo

Luo, Jiebo

Professor of Computer Science | (585) 276-5784
3101 Wegmans Hall

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 | (585) 275-5930
413 Hopeman Engineering Building

Interests: Statistical Signal Processing; Networks; Machine Learning; Decentralized Optimization

Matthew McCall

McCall, Matthew

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and of Biomedical Genetics of University of Rochester Dept. of Biostatistics and Computational Biology | (585) 273-3177
4143 Saunders Research Building

Interests: Statistical genomics; Systems biology; Bioinformatics

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McDavid, Andrew

Assistant Professor | (585) 275-5983
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 630

Interests: Methods and applications of single cell gene expression assays

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Mitten, David

Associate Professor | (585) 275-5321
Building D 4901 Lac De Ville Blvd

Brendan Mort

Mort, Brendan

Director of Center for Integrated Research Computing | (585) 275-8289
418 Hutchinson Hall

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Mueller, Carl

Professor of Mathematics | (585) 441-5029
802 Hylan Hall

Interests: Probability and related parts of analysis

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Murray, Lee

Assistant Professor | (585) 275-2077
479 Hutchison Hall

Interests: Application and development of 3-D global models of atmospheric chemistry and climate to examine various couplings between atmospheric chemistry and the climate system in the past, present and future.


Steven Piantadosi

Piantadosi, Steven

Assistant Professor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences | (585) 275-8689
307 Meliora Hall

Interests: language learning, language processing, computational modeling


Rajeev Raizada

Raizada, Rajeev

Assistant Professor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences | (585) 275-8673
314 Meliora Hall

Interests: Multivoxel pattern analysis of fMRI; Language, semantics; Structure of neural representations; Computational modeling

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Rosero, Spencer

Associate Professor | (585) 275-2475
Box 679 601 Elmwood Ave

Huaxia Rui

Rui, Huaxia

Assistant Professor of Business Administration of Simon Graduate School of Business Administration | (585) 275-4278
3-318 Carol Simon Hall

Interests: Social media analytics; Online word of mouth; Online advertising

Jeff Runner

Runner, Jeffrey T.

Dean of the College in Arts, Sciences and Engineering
Professor of Linguistics and Brain & Cognitive Sciences | (585) 273-5000
317L Lattimore Hall

Interests: Experimental Syntax; Syntactic/Linguistic Theory; Binding Theory; Syntax Processing; Phrase Structure; Syntax/Semantics Interface


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Seidmann, Abraham

Xerox Professor of Computers and Information Systems and Operations Management | (585) 275-5694
3-333C Carol Simon Hall

Interests: medical informatics; electronic commerce; online auctions; information systems; health care management; business process design; project management and optimal resource allocation; strategic manufacturing systems; information economics; stochastic processes and performance modeling for capacity planning and pricing

Gaurav Sharma

Sharma, Gaurav

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor of Computer Science
Professor of Biostatistics and Computational Biology | (585) 275-7313
417 Hopeman Engineering Building

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Signorino, Curtis

Associate Professor of Political Science | (585) 273-4760
303 Harness Hall

Interests: statistical methods for structural estimation of strategic choice models; statistical methods for modeling temporal dependence in event history models; aggregation bias in indices of power and democracy

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) | (585) 275-6069
1-7285 300 Crittenden Blvd.

Interests: Social informatics; Machine learning; Network analysis to support public health and public policy needs

Scott Steele

Steele, Scott

Director of the Rochester Center of Excellence in Data Science | (585) 275-0708
Office 1-208 265 Crittenden Blvd.

Interests: Science, technology, and health policy; Regulatory science

Robert Strawderman

Strawderman, Robert

Donald M. Foster MD Distinguished Professor of Biostatistics
Chair for Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology (SMD) | (585) 275-6688
4122 Saunders Research Building

Interests: Statistical learning methods with applications to risk prediction and survival analysis; Statistical and computational modeling for high dimensional data; Semiparametric models; Statistical inference for stochastic processes; Collaborative research


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Temperley, David

Professor of Music Theory | (585) 274-1557
Computer Studies Building

Juilee Thakar

Thakar, Juilee

Assistant Professor of Department of Microbiology and Immunology (SMD) | (585) 276-6925
3-9611  Kornberg Medical Research Building

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 | (585) 273-1403
3-9631 Kornberg Medical Research Building

Interests: Virus infections of the respiratory tract; Influenza and immunity


John H. Werren

Werren, John H.

Nathaniel & Helen Wisch Professor of Biology | (585) 275-3694
306 Hutchison

Interests: Evolutionary genetics; Microbial-host interactions with emphasis on Wolbachia in arthropods, genetics of speciation and evolution of development; Genetics, genomics and evolution of Parasitoids (e.g. Nasonia and relatives); The role of "selfish" or "parasitic" DNA in evolution

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White, Andrew

Assistant Professor | (585) 276-7395
4001 Wegmans Hall

Interests: Materials Design; Self-Assembly; Computer Simulation ; Machine Learning

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White, Aaron

Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics | (585) 275-8053
511A Lattimore Hall

Interests: computational psycholinguistics, syntactic and semantic theory, first language acquisition.

David R. Williams

Williams, David R.

William G. Allyn Professor of Medical Optics
Professor of Optics
Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Professor of Ophthalmology
Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Dean for Research in Arts, Sciences and Engineering
Director of the Center for Visual Science | (585) 275-8672
270 Meliora Hall

Interests: The Human Visual System; Physiological Optics

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 | (585) 273-1689
2A218 Medical Center Annex Building

Interests: Innovative strategies for computational radiology; data exploration, pattern recognition, visualization, and machine learning methods for biomedical imaging


Chenliang Xu

Xu, Chenliang

Assistant Professor of Computer Science | (585) 275-5426
3005 Wegmans

Interests: Computer Vision; Video Analysis; Machine Learning; Deep Learning; Multimodal Modeling


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Yildiz, Nese

Associate Professor of Economics | (585) 275-5782
222 Harkness Hall

Interests: Econometric Theory


Martin Zand

Zand, Martin

Professor of Department of Medicine, Nephrology (SMD) – Primary | (585) 275-7753
601 Elmwood Ave.

Interests: Organ transplantation; B cell immunobiology, vaccine biology, and computational modeling of immune responses

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Zhang, Zhengwu

Assistant Professor of Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology (SMD) | (585) 276-6588
4.169 Saunders Research Building

Interests: Statistical Image and Shape Analysis, Bayesian Statistics, Network Analysis, Computational Neuroscience

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Zhu, Yuhao

Assistant Professor of Computer Science
3501 Wegmans Hall

Interests: Computer architecture; Mobile visual computing; Web technologies; Cognitive edge computing