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Affiliated Faculty

Craig Bina

Wayne V. Jones II Professor of Geological Sciences
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
Professor Earth and Planetary Sciences
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Phone: 847-491-3238

Thermodynamics; thermoelasticity; phase transitions; structure, composition, and dynamics of planetary interiors; body wave seismology; subduction processes; networks and complex systems.

Rex L. Chisholm

Dean for Research
Adam and Richard T. Lind Professor of Medical Genetics
Director of the Center for Genetic Medicine
Feinberg School of Medicine

Phone: 312-503-3209

Cell motility; cell movement during morphogenesis; molecular genetics of motor molecules; myosin; dyein ; molecular motors and disease.

Brady Clark

Assistant Professor
Department of Linguistics
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Phone: 847-491-5778

Syntactic variation and change, semantics, pragmatics.

Matt Goldrick

Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Phone: 847-491-8053

Psycholinguistics, cognitive neuropsychology, computational modeling, phonology.

Agnes Horvat

Assistant Professor
School of Communication, Northwestern University
NICO Post Doctoral Fellow, 2013-2015

Professor Horvat's research in computational social science focuses on understanding the collective behavior of networked crowds in large-scale sociotechnical systems like peer-to-peer platforms and social media. Her work uses an interdisciplinary data-driven approach and builds on techniques from network science, machine learning, statistics, and exploratory visualization.

Mitra Hartmann

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Phone: 847-467-4633

Neurobiology and biomechanics of active sensing behaviors, the development of bio-inspired computational models and hardware to test candidates neurobiological algorithms.

Yun Huang

Research Scientist

Phone: 847-467-2563

Individual behavior, interactions, and virtual teams in digital-enabled environments such as scientific collaboration, online communities, and virtual worlds; analyzing the dynamic and evolution of individual relations using data mining, social network analysis, and economics approaches.

Benjamin Jones

Gordon and Llura Gund Family Professor of Entrepreneurship Professor of Strategy
Faculty Director, Kellogg Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative (KIEI)
Kellogg School of Management

Phone: 847-491-3177

My research focuses largely on innovation and creativity, with recent work investigating the role of teamwork in innovation and the relationship between age and invention. I also study global economic development, including the roles of education, climate, and national leadership in explaining the wealth and poverty of nations.

Lynne Kiesling

Senior Lecturer of Economics
Senior Lecturer of Social Enterprise
Faculty Affiliate, Kellogg School of Management

Phone: 847-491-8250

Regulatory reform and restructuring, particularly of network industries.

Richard M. Lueptow

Professor of Mechanical Engineerin
Co-Director of the Master of Product Development Program
Senior Associate Dean for Operations and Research
McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Phone: 847-491-3553

Rick Morimoto

Bill and Gayle Cook Professor of Biology
Director, Rice Institute for Biomedical Research
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Phone: 847-491-3714

Regulation and function of molecular chaperones.

Gary Morson

Frances Hooper Professor of Slavic Languages and Literature
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Phone: 847-491-3651

Literacy theory (especially narrative); the history of ideas, both Russian and European; literary genres (especially satire, utopia and the novel); Chekhov, Gogol, Dostoevsky and Tolstoy.

Takashi Nishikawa

Research Associate Professor
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Phone: 847-467-2493

Complex networks, nonlinear dynamics, and chaos. Structure-dynamics relation in networks of dynamical systems. Synchronization of coupled oscillators, with application to power grids.

Mark Ratner

Professor of Engineering Science and Applied Science
Fellow of the American Physical Society
McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Phone: 847-491-5652

Nonlinear optical response properties of molecules'electron transfer and molecular electronics, dynamics of polymer electrolyte transport'self-consistent field models for coupled vibration reaction dynamics; mean-field models for extended systems, including proteins and molecular assemblies' photonics in nanoscale systems; energetics of DNA/protein binding.

Hermann Riecke

Professor of Engineering Science and Applied Mathematics
Fellow of the American Physical Society
McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Phone: 847-491-8316

Computational Neuroscience: dynamics of neuronal networks with heterogeneous connectivity, information processing by neuronal networks in the olfactory bulb, and adaptive neural networks. Pattern formation: spatially extended dynamical systems, bifucation theory with symmetry, complex patterns, spatio-temporal chaos.

George Schatz

Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Phone: 847-491-5657

Using theory and computation to describe physical phenomena in a broad range of applications relevant to chemistry, physics, biology, and engineering.

Michael Schnabel

Research Associate (Assistant Professor)
Chicago Harris, University of Chicago

Application of methods from theoretical physics to the modeling of collective decision making in biological and social systems. Statistical mechanics of spin systems on general network topologies. Self-organization/pattern formation of neuronal preferences in the mammalian brain.

Sara Solla

Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Feinberg School of Medicine

Phone: 312-503-1408

Application of statistical mechanics to the analysis of complex systems, the study of neural networks.

Bruce Spencer

Professor and Chair of Statics
Fellow of the American Statistical Association Institute for Policy Research
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Phone: 847-491-5810

Statistics and public policy with a special focus on the design and evaluation of large-scale statistical data programs.

Jan A. Van Mieghem

Senior Associate Dean of Curriculum and Teaching
Harold L. Stuart Distinguished Professor of Managerial Economics
Professor of Operations Management
Kellogg School of Management

Phone: 847-491-5481

Operations management (capacity, inventory and supply chain management: queuing news vendor and heavy traffic theory and optimization), operations strategy (capacity investment, network design, strategic sourcing, pricing)

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