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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Chemical Engineering
BioMy research interests include computational mathematics, parallel algorithms, soft matter and stochastic calculus. During my PhD, using polymer field theory and level set methods, I developed shape optimization algorithms for predicting the phases of polymeric materials with a free surface. I recently developed parallel algorithms on distributed memory architecture for Accelerated Stokesian Dynamics (ASD) to simulate large-scale stochastic particle systems correlated through hydrodynamic interactions. I currently try to embed modern machine learning techniques to exploit the data generated by ASD simulations. I am also interested in stochastic calculus theory and applications.
Nicholas T. Ouellette
Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe Environmental Complexity Lab studies self-organization in a variety of complex systems, ranging from turbulent fluid flows to granular materials to collective motion in animal groups. In all cases, we aim to characterize the macroscopic behavior, understand its origin in the microscopic dynamics, and ultimately harness it for engineering applications. Most of our projects are experimental, though we also use numerical simulation and mathematical modeling when appropriate. We specialize in high-speed, detailed imaging and statistical analysis.
Our current research includes studies of turbulence in two and three dimensions, with a focus on coherent structures and the geometry of turbulence; the transport of inertial, anisotropic, and active particles in turbulence; the erosion of granular beds by fluid flows and subsequent sediment transport; quantitative measurements of collective behavior in insect swarms and bird flocks; the stability of ocean ecosystems; neural signal processing; and uncovering the natural, self-organized spatiotemporal scales in urban systems.
Leonard Bosack and Sandy Lerner Professor in the School of Engineering
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOusterhout's research ranges across a variety of topics in system software, software development tools, and user interfaces. His current focus is on large-scale datacenter storage systems. His past research projects include the Tcl scripting language and its companion GUI toolkit Tk, log-structured file systems, the Sprite network operating system, and integrated circuit design tools such as Magic and Crystal.
Ph.D. Student in Management Science and Engineering, admitted Spring 2016
BioJan Overgoor is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Management Science & Engineering at Stanford University.
Research Area: Computational Social Science
Research Abstract: My research interests include polarization, modeling culture, trust, and criminal justice.
Henry J. Kaiser, Jr. Professor, Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Professor, by courtesy, of Management Science and Engineering and of Health Research and Policy (Health Services Research)
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research uses decision analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, and meta-analysis to evaluate clinical and health policy problems.
Ayfer Ozgur Aydin
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
BioOzgur's research focuses on understanding the fundamental limits of communication in wireless networks and designing strategies that can approach these limits in practice. Her research combines tools and ideas from disciplines including information and coding theory, wireless communication, random matrix theory, graph theory, combinatorial and convex optimization.