Complex networks, percolation, cascades, systems of complex systems.
Yannis F. Dafalias
Development and implementation of constitutive models for engineering materials and biomaterials.
Jeannie L. Darby
Machine learning and data mining algorithm development with a focus on human in the loop style learning.
We work on a variety of different learning settings such as learning to rank, clustering, transduction as well as data simplification. Most of our formulations are in typical mathematical programming frameworks but a growing interest is in formulations in constraint programming frameworks.
With collaborators I work on applications of my work to areas of social importance such as Neuroscience as well as demonstrative applications in text, social networks and images.
Turbomachinery using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).
Turbomachinery using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), High Performance Computing, Turbomachinery Design, Propulsion Systems.
Prof. DeJong directs research in the areas of bio-mediated soils processes, integrated site characterization, behavior of intermediate and gravelly soils (iBPT), earthquake engineering, sustainable geotechnical practice, and deep foundations.
Multiscale modeling and numerical simulation of complex processes and systems. Applications are interdisciplinary in nature, crossing the boundaries between Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Materials Science. Examples of specific projects range from the strain-assisted microstructural development of polycrystalline materials to the dynamics and condensation of exhaled aerosols.
Premkumar T. Devanbu
Professor Dienes’ research interests are in quantum electronics, dye lasers, ultra short pulses and nonlinear optics. Current activities are (1) femtosecond pulse propagation in nonlinear gain media; (2) ultrashort pulse amplification in semiconductor optical amplifiers; and (3) nonlinear optics with ultrashort pulses and novel organic materials.
Digital Wireless Communications; Cross-Layer Wireless Network Design and Optimization; Statistical Signal Processing Methods; Digital and Array Signal Processing, Cyclostationary and Higher Order Statistics, Adaptive Signal Processing, System Identification and Spectrum Estimation.
Postharvest engineering, handling (storage, drying, etc.), traceability, and processing of agricultural commodities with a goal of reducing energy consumption while ensuring food quality and safety. These are critical issues for the fresh market fruit and vegetable, dried fruit, tree nut, and rice industries in California and the World.
Richard C. Dorf
Design and construction of synthetic biomolecular networks. Protein and RNA engineering. Directed evolution. Biosensors.
Colloidal Systems, Food Engineering, Interfacial Phenomena, Mass Transfer-Food, Separation Processes.