Ke Chen joins the College from Penn State University where he served as a postdoctoral fellow. He received his PhD in Condensed Matter Physics from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. His research interests are in high-temperature superconductor thin films. Chen is the author or co-author of 27 publications, and has given 2 invited talks and 9 conference presentations.
Vasiliy Dolgushev joins the College from University of California at Irvine where he was an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics. His research interests are in noncommutative geometry, homological algebra, category theory, and mathematical physics. Dolgushev received his PhD in Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Tonia Hsieh joins the College from the University of Florida where she was an assistant professor. She received her PhD in Biology from Harvard University and has held positions as postdoctoral research associate at Brown University and at Harvard University. Her research interests include integrating the disciplines of ecology, evolution, morphology, and animal behavior, how unstable or unpredictable environmental surfaces affect locomotor behavior and control, and how ecology and habitat structure influence morphological evolution.
Maria Iavarone joins the College from the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois where she was as a research fellow, visiting scholar, researcher, distinguished scholar, assistant physicist, and physicist. She received her PhD in Physics from the University of Naples Federico II, Italy. Her research interests include strongly correlated electron systems, mesoscopic complex systems and nano-scale superconductivity.
Rob Kulathinal joins the College from the Genetics Institute at the University of Florida. He received his PhD in Biology from McMaster University and was a postdoctoral research and teaching fellow at Harvard University. His research interests span the domains of evolutionary biology, genomics, and bioinformatics.
Shan Lin joins the College from the University of Virginia where he received his PhD in Computer Science. His research interests include feedback control based design in cyber physical systems, wireless networks, wireless sensor networks, cognitive networking systems, and networked information systems.
Xifan Wu joins the College from Princeton University where he was a research scholar and postdoctoral research associate. He received his PhD in Computational Physics from Rutgers University. His research interests include the applications and algorithms of first-principles computational methods