Professor Wilken works on compiler optimization, an important method for speeding up computer programs. Until recently finding exact solutions to important compiler optimizations such as instruction scheduling and register allocation was considered intractable. However our research has shown such optimizations can be solved exactly in reasonable time using methods from combinatorial optimization. The research is extremely practical (new techniques are built inside a real compiler) while being theoretically rigorous. The research includes an interesting blend of computer engineering and applied mathematics.
Jerry M. Woodall
He invented, developed and published a breakthrough global scale “green” energy storage technology in which bulk aluminum rich alloys split both fresh water and salt water into hydrogen gas on demand, thus obviating the need to store and transport hydrogen.
Felix S. Wu
Professor Wu’s research focuses on social computing, information search and analytics, cyber security, Internet architecture and protocols. The nature of his research is very “experimental”, meaning that he builds prototype systems and performs experiments to validate and evaluate new architectural concepts for the security of our Internet.
Cell-cell adhesion, cytoskeletal mechanics, tissue morphogenesis and cell motility in three-dimensional culture, high-resolution fluorescence microscopy, artificial cell membrane.
Mechatronics, microprocess control of machines, CNC machine tool design and control, 3-D coordinate measurement and probing, CAD/CAM, sculptured surface machining, plastic injection molding, powder sintering, network based manufacturing automation integration.
Diego R. Yankelevich
Intravascular Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Alternative Light Sources for Photoacustic Spectroscopy, Ultrashort Pulse Nonlinear Optical Microscopy, Sum Frequency Spectroscopy of Biological Compounds, Biological Imaging.
Design and construction of synthetic biomolecular networks. Protein and RNA engineering. Directed evolution. Biosensors.
S.J. Ben Yoo
Optical networks, heterogeneous networking, cognitive networking, optically-interconnected computing systems, optical networking systems, high-performance routers, photonic and electronic integration, integrated system on chip, nanophotonic devices, nanophotonic-electronic integration. Cyberinfrastructure, Future Internet, Computing of the Future, Healthcare Information Technology. Collaborative, interdisciplinary research interfacing nanotechnology and societal systems.
Thomas M. Young
Contaminant fate and transport; Physical/chemical treatment processes; Environmental chemistry; Remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater; Chemical alternatives assessment, Chemical lifecycle analysis
Computational and experimental hydraulics. Computational river mechanics. Turbulence modeling. Hydrodynamic loading on offshore structures. Water disinfection with UV light. Viscoelastic fluids in turbulent flows. Scalar transport in complex shear flows. Vortex shedding.
H. Michael Zhang
Transportation systems operations, traffic flow theory, traffic control, dynamic traffic assignment, intelligent transportation systems.
Bioenvironmental engineering. Treatment of agricultural and food wastes for pollution prevention and resource utilization; air quality control for animal and human environments; study of biological, physical, and chemical processing techniques for organic waste conversion and nutrient management; control of gaseous and particulate emissions from animal feedlots and food processing facilities.
Geotechnical earthquake engineering, constitutive modeling of soils, liquefaction effects, numerical modeling of soil-structure systems, laboratory testing.