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Christine Alvarado, Lecturer with Security of Employment
Computer Science & Engineering
Photo of Christine Alvarado The conjunction of artificial intelligence and human-computer interaction; the technical challenges of building intelligent interfaces; the challenges of evaluating the effect and utility of these interfaces, and how these interfaces might provide a platform on which to enrich computer science education.
Ph.D., 2004, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Most recently: Associate Professor of Computer Science, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, Calif.
 
Carlos F. Coimbra, Associate Professor
Aerospace Engineering
Photo of Carlos F. Coimbra Solar energy, intelligent energy systems, stochastic modeling and forecasting, fractional and variable order methods, evolutionary methods, and multiphase flows/ unsteady flow phenomena.
Ph.D., 1998, University of California, Irvine
Most recently: Associate Professor and founding Chairman of the Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics graduate program at UC Merced
 
Todd Coleman, Associate Professor
Bioengineering
Photo of Todd Coleman A primary goal is to use tools from information theory, neuroscience, machine learning and bioelectronics to understand, and control, interacting systems with biological and computer parts. Projects include development of multi-functional, flexible bioelectronics as well as brain-machine interface research.
Ph.D., 2005, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Most recently: Assistant Professor, Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Neuroscience, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
 
Christian Metallo, Associate Professor
Bioengineering
Photo of Christian Metallo Systems biology approaches to the study of metabolic pathways in mammalian cells, with a focus on understanding metabolic regulation in cancer cells and stem cells. Goals include the identification of therapeutic targets for intervention in cancer and other diseases.
Ph.D., 2008, University of Wisconsin- Madison
Most recently: Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 
Gilberto Mosqueda, Associate Professor
Structural Engineering
Photo of Gilberto Mosqueda Structural dynamics and earthquake engineering; experimental evaluation of large-scale structural systems under extreme loads using hybrid simulation; seismic fragility of nonstructural components and building content, seismic isolation and energy dissipation devices.
Ph.D., 2003, University of California, Berkeley Most recently: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, State U. of New York at Buffalo
 
Geno Pawlak, Associate Professor
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Photo of Geno Pawlak Environmental fluid mechanics and coastal hydrodynamics, fluid flow over complex boundaries, generation and interaction of vortical structure in oscillatory flow across rough boundaries, near-shore water quality and its relation to physical forcing, coastal mixing processes, stratified flows and basic fluid dynamics.
Ph.D., 1997, University of California, San Diego
Most recently: Associate Professor and Director, Kilo Nalu Coastal Observatory, University of Hawaii at Manoa

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