College of Engineering & Computing Faculty

School of Computing & Information Sciences

  • Giri Narasimhan - Bioinformatics, Algorithms, Data Mining, and Information Retrieval. The Bioinformatics Research Group (BioRG) that he heads conducts research on comparative genomics of bacterial genomes, metagenomics, genomic databases, pattern discovery in sequences and structures, transcriptome analysis, prediction of regulatory elements, primer design, probe design, phylogenetic analysis, medical image processing, image analysis, data integration, data mining, information retrieval, knowledge discovery in electronic medical records, and more. Curriculum Vitae

Department of Biomedical Engineering

  • Anthony McGoron - Drug delivery and molecular imaging, primarily for cancer, and specifically the development of multimodal targeted drugs that simultaneously image and provide therapy. Curriculum Vitae
  • Joshua D. Hutcheson - Research focuses on the mechanisms through which tissues are built and maintained and the pathological changes that lead to disease. His work primarily targets cardiovascular diseases—the leading cause of death in Western societies—using advanced imaging, materials science, biomechanics, and molecular biology to connect cellular processes to tissue structure and function. The goal of this work is to better understand the mechanisms through which cells sense and respond to each other and to changes in their environment. Accomplishing this goal can lead to new ways to detect initiators of cardiovascular disease and to interventions that restore tissue to a normal state. Research in the Hutcheson lab requires an interdisciplinary effort with researchers working at the interface between bioengineering and molecular biology. Curriculum Vitae
  • Chenzhong Li - Nanobioengineering/Bioelectronics: Interface with analytical chemistry and cellular electronics, bio-nano conjugations, functional material synthesis and characterization, and device fabrication. Curriculum Vitae
  • Jessica Ramella - Development of novel and non-invasive technologies for the diagnosis of disease, with particular emphasis on retinal disease and conditions that are caused by diabetes. Curriculum Vitae
  • Nikolaos Tsoukias - Cardiovascular system. Experimental and theoretical approaches to link mechanisms at the molecular level to function at a macroscale level. Curriculum Vitae
  • Sharan Ramaswamy- Heart valve tissue engineering, cardiovascular mechanobiology and heart valve disease. Current translational projects including using engineered valvular tissues derived from bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells for valve repair and the use of decellularized bioscaffolds for valve replacement in pediatric patients. At a basic science level, we conduct experiments and build computational models to identify fundamental mechanisms by which mechanical regulation of cells of relevance to valve development can be delineated systematically at the molecular, cellular and tissue scales. One example in this area that we are currently working on is the effect that altered fluid-induced stresses have on valve endothelial cells, that may lead to valve pathologies. Curriculum Vitae

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Sakhrat Khizroev - Physics and Engineering of Nanomagnetics/Spintronics with applications in Medicine and Energy-efficient Information Processing, Nanomedicine, Medical Engineering, Cellular Neuroscience, Cancer Biology, Deep-brain Drug Delivery, Neurodegenerative Diseases (Parkinson’s Disease, Autism, and other dementias), Ophthalmology, Viral and Bacterial Identification/Treatment, Reverse Brain Engineering, Quantum Computing

Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

  • Arvind Agarwal - Carbon nanotube reinforced nanocomposites and coatings, nanomechanics and nanotribology, development of better surface materials for clinical applications such as bone implants. Curriculum Vitae