Yi-Chieh (Jessica) Wu of EECS. Jessica studies computational biology focusing on domain evolution within the field of phylogenomics and develops models for evolution and algorithms for reconstructing gene histories across multiple species with a goal of discovering how genes form and function. In the bigger picture, she is interested in topics that apply engineering tools to biological problems. Advisor: M Kellis.
Chad Lieberman of AeroAstro. His research focuses on the development of scalable numerical algorithms for inferring unknown physical properties using data collected in the field. Applications for his work could include nuclear waste storage planning, medical imaging, and deep hydrocarbon exploration. His MS thesis (2009) was on Parameter and state model reduction for Bayesian statistical inverse problems. Advisor: K Willcox.
Brad is currently a postdoc researcher in the Electrical and Microsystems Modeling group at Sandia National Labs in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His research focus is on developing improved modeling and simulation tools for a variety of applications, including analog circuits, semiconductor devices, quantum dots, and renewable energy sources.