Faculty Directory


Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

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Maruthi Akella

Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


512-471-9493
Office Location: ASE 3.224

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Autonomy and Robotics

Space and Aeronautics

Research Interests

Nonlinear and robust adaptive control; dynamics of networked systems and sensors; control applications for supersonic flows

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Aristotle Arapostathis

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-3265
Office Location: EER 7.824

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

Adaptive control and estimation techniques of stochastic systems; stochastic hybrid systems; adaptive control of nonlinear systems

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Francois Baccelli

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


Office Location: RLM 8.100

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Research Interests

Intersection of mathematics, telecommunications, and information theory

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Jonathan Bard

Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-471-3076, 512-471-1336
Office Location: ETC 5.126

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Computational Engineering/Science

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Design and analysis of manufacturing systems; large-scale hierarchical optimization; healthcare delivery improvement; workforce planning & scheduling

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Chandra Bhat

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-471-4535
Office Location: ECJ 6.810

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Energy and Environment

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Activity and travel behavior analysis; travel demand modeling; application of econometric, discrete choice and market research techniques in transportation planning; logistics and freight modeling; transportation energy and transportation air quality analysis; urban form and spatial data modeling

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J. Eric Bickel

Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-232-8316
Office Location: ETC 5.128D

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Decision making under uncertainty; value of information; economics; business strategy; energy and climate policy

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George Biros

Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-232-8248
Office Location: POB 5.234

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Bioengineering and Health

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

Parallel algorithms; numerical algorithms for integral and differential equations; inverse problems; data assimilation; computational statistics; biological complex fluids; blood rheology; soft tissue and cardiovascular mechanics; and medical image analysis

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Maura Borrego

Professor

Mechanical Engineering


(512) 471-3083
Office Location: EER

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Research Interests

Successful transfer of Hispanic engineering students from two-year to four-year institutions; engineering undergraduate student resistance to active learning; how engineering instructors make decisions about their teaching; learning in graduate engineering research groups; interdisciplinary education and teamwork

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Alan Bovik

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-5370
Office Location: EER 7.862

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Autonomy and Robotics

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

Digital and wireless video communication; image and video processing and quality assessment; computer vision; computational aspects of biological visual perception

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Constantine Caramanis

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-9269
Office Location: EER 6.820

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Computational Engineering/Science

Security

Research Interests

Robust and adaptive optimization and control; statistical learning; applications in telecommunications; applications in air traffic control

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Randall Charbeneau

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-471-0070
Office Location: CWR 25

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Hydraulics; stormwater management; groundwater hydrology; subsurface fate and transport of chemicals and radionuclides; radiological assessment; modeling

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Richard Crawford

Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-471-3030
Office Location: ETC 4.108

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Research Interests

Computer-aided mechanical design and manufacturing; geometric modeling; solid freeform fabrication

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Gustavo de Veciana

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-1573
Office Location: EER 6.874

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Autonomy and Robotics

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

Analysis and design of wireless and wireline telecommunication networks; architectures and protocols to support sensing and pervasive computing; applied probability, queueing and information theory

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Ashish D. Deshpande

Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-475-7773
Office Location: ETC 5.134

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Autonomy and Robotics

Bioengineering and Health

Research Interests

Design and building of robots for rehabilitation, prosthetic and assistive purposes; study of human movement control through experiments and mathematical modeling

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Georgios-Alex Dimakis

Associate Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


+1510-388 1905
Office Location: EER 6.816

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Computational Engineering/Science

Security

Research Interests

Information theory; coding theory; signal processing; networking

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Dragan Djurdjanovic

Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-232-0815
Office Location: ETC 5.122

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Bioengineering and Health

Computational Engineering/Science

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Advanced quality control in multi-station manufacturing systems; immunity inspired approaches to diagnosis and control of complex dynamic systems; maintenance decision-making in flexible and reconfigurable systems; applications of advanced signal processing in biomedical engineering

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Mattan Erez

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-7846
Office Location: EER 5.872

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

Computer architecture; high-performance computing; programming languages and models

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Brian Evans

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-232-1457
Office Location: EER 6.882

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Research Interests

Digital signal processing; image processing; communication systems; electronic design automation

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Kevin Folliard

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-232-3591, 512-232-7820
Office Location: ECJ 4.716, PRC 18B

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Research Interests

Portland cement concrete; concrete durability; high-performance concrete; controlled low-strength materials

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Andreas Gerstlauer

Associate Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-232-8294
Office Location: EER 5.882

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Autonomy and Robotics

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

Embedded system design; electronic system-level (ESL) design automation, modeling, languages, methodologies and tools; embedded hardware and software synthesis

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Omar Ghattas

Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-232-4304
Office Location: POB 4.236A

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Computational fluid, solid, bio, and geomechanics; inverse problems and optimization; uncertainty quantification; parallel numerical algorithms and large-scale supercomputing

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Joydeep Ghosh

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-8980
Office Location: EER 6.812

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Bioengineering and Health

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

Data mining; web mining; predictive analytics, machine learning; large-scale statistical analysis; high-performance computing

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Grani Hanasusanto

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-471-3078
Office Location: ETC 5.120

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

Optimization under uncertainty; stochastic, robust and distributionally robust optimization; data-driven optimization; applications in energy systems, machine learning, operations management and engineering

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Robert Heath

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-686-8225
Office Location: EER 6.878

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Computational Engineering/Science

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Wireless communication; signal processing; information theory; multiple input multiple output communication; millimeter wave systems; connected vehicles; cellular systems; machine learning for communications

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Zoya Heidari

Associate Professor

Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering


512-471-7218
Office Location: PGE 5.108

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Petrophysics; borehole geophysics; formation evaluation; rock physics; inverse problems; integrated reservoir characterization of carbonates and unconventional resources; completion petrophysics

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Jean Anne Incorvia

Assistant Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


(737) 808-4124
Office Location: EER 3.820

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Energy and Environment

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Nanotechnology, Spintronics, Magnetic Memory

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Brandon Jones

Assistant Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


(512) 471-4743
Office Location: ASE 3.230

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Computational Engineering/Science

Space and Aeronautics

Research Interests

Orbit state and uncertainty propagation; Multi-target, multi-sensor tracking and filtering; Space situational awareness; Satellite navigation; Numerical methods and modeling

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Sarfraz Khurshid

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-8244
Office Location: EER 7.880

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Computational Engineering/Science

Security

Research Interests

Software testing; specification languages; code conformance; model checking; heuristics in program analysis; data structure repair; program repair

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Jaydeep Kulkarni

Assistant Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


(512) 471-4802
Office Location: EER 4.882

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Computational Engineering/Science

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Integrated Circuits; Emerging Nano-technologies

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Fernanda Leite

Associate Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-471-5957
Office Location: ECJ 5.302

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Autonomy and Robotics

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Information technology for project management; building information modeling; life-cycle information integration; collaboration and coordination technologies; information technology-supported construction safety management

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Mia Markey

Professor

Biomedical Engineering


512-471-1711, 512-471-8660
Office Location: BME 5.202L, BME 5.108

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Bioengineering and Health

Research Interests

Biomedical informatics; decision support; biomedical image analysis; biometrics

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Bob Metcalfe

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


+1857-891 1252
Office Location: ECJ 10.332

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Autonomy and Robotics

Bioengineering and Health

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

Innovation; the network effect; internet protocols; distributed algorithms; network operating systems; local-area networks; modeling and simulation

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José Del Rocio Millán Ruiz

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


(512) 232-8111
Office Location: EER 7.822

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Autonomy and Robotics

Bioengineering and Health

Research Interests

Brain-computer interfaces (BCI); neuroengineering; neuroprosthetics; human-robot interaction; statistical machine learning; neuroscience; neurorehabilitation

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Aryan Mokhtari

Assistant Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


(512) 232-8112
Office Location: EER 6.826

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Autonomy and Robotics

Wireless and Network Science

Research Interests

Optimization; machine learning; data science; artificial intelligence and signal processing

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Zoltan Nagy

Assistant Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512- 232-6793
Office Location: ECJ 5.436

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Optimal control of low energy building systems

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Steven Nichols

Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-232-4102, 512-471-3565
Office Location: ETC 4.146C

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Research Interests

Product development and technology commercialization; entrepreneurial development of students; engineering professional responsibility; engineering design and engineering design education

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Michael Orshansky

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-1082
Office Location: EER 4.814

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Security

Research Interests

Statistical analysis and optimization algorithms for yield improvement; circuit design for manufacturability; robust low-power circuit design

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Michael Pyrcz

Associate Professor

Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering


(512) 471-3252
Office Location: CPE 4.186B

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Integrated Reservoir Characterization; Unconventional Resources; Petrophysics and pore-scale processes; Geologic Carbon Storage

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Sujay Sanghavi

Associate Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-475-9798
Office Location: EER 6.824

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Security

Research Interests

Algorithms for wireless, sensor and peer-to-peer networks and the Internet; machine learning and data mining; social networks; optimization

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Surya Santoso

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-3371
Office Location: EER 7.876

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Electromagnetic transient and electric power quality in power systems; development of intelligent systems for enabling self-healing and self-restoring power systems; wind power interconnection and integration

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Sanjay Shakkottai

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-5376
Office Location: EER 6.802

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Security

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Scheduling and QoS in wireless networks; ad-hoc and sensor networks; congestion control in the internet; resource allocation for heterogeneous networks

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Mark J.T. Smith

Dean, Graduate School and Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


(512) 232-3601
Office Location: EER 6.870

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Research Interests

Speech and image processing; object detection and recognition

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David Soloveichik

Assistant Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


Office Location: EER 7.814

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Bioengineering and Health

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

Molecular programming, including the engineering of complex molecular systems for synthetic biology, nanotechnology and bioengineering.

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Ahmed Tewfik

Department Chair and Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-6179, 512-232-7920
Office Location: EER 2.876

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Bioengineering and Health

Security

Research Interests

Medical imaging for minimally invasive surgery; programmable wireless networks; genomics and proteomics; neural prosthetics and audio signal separation

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Edison Thomaz

Assistant Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


Office Location: EER 7.818

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Research Interests

Modeling health-related behaviors, with specific focus on scalable computational methods and novel sensing approaches

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Ufuk Topcu

Assistant Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


Office Location: ASE 4.208

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Autonomy and Robotics

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

Design and verification of autonomous networked systems

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Carlos Torres-Verdin

Professor

Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering


512-471-4216, 512-471-3161
Office Location: CPE 5.182A

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Borehole geophysics; petrophysics; formation evaluation; well logging; rock physics; multi-physics geophysical detection and imaging; geophysical imaging of time-lapse subsurface phenomena; inverse problems; signal processing

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Eric van Oort

Professor

Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering


512-471-6262
Office Location: CPE 4.182A

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Rig automation; zonal isolation; borehole stability and lost circulation; frac optimization; frac water management, drilling and completion fluids

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Haris Vikalo

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-232-7922
Office Location: EER 7.810

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Bioengineering and Health

Research Interests

Statistical signal processing; bioinformatics and computational biology; wireless communications systems

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Daniel Wasserman

Associate Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-9818
Office Location: MRC 1.606

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Autonomy and Robotics

Bioengineering and Health

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Manufacturing and Materials

Security

Space and Aeronautics

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Optics; infared luminescence; fields and waves; solid state devices; nanophotonics

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Karen Willcox

Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


512-232-6259
Office Location: POB 4.102

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Research Interests

Data to decisions in engineering systems; computational models and methods for design, optimization, control and uncertainty quantification of engineering systems; reduced-order modeling and multi-fidelity modeling; future aircraft technologies; aircraft system optimization; aircraft environmental impact; multidisciplinary design; unmanned aerial vehicles; digital twins

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Hao Zhu

Assistant Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


(512) 471-1722
Office Location: EER 7.868

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Energy and Environment

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Cyber-physical power systems, Energy data analytics, Signal processing over networks