Tuesday, June 10, 2014

 

The University of Maryland College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences (CMNS) has announced the promotion of 14 faculty members, effective July 1, 2014.

Those promoted to Full Professor are:

    • Paulo Bedaque, physics, joined CMNS in 2006. His research interests include lattice field theory and quantum chromodynamics.
    • Ramani Duraiswami, computer science, joined CMNS in 1998. His research interests include audio and computational acoustics, scientific and statistical computing, and computer vision.
    • Jeff Foster, computer science, joined CMNS in 2003. His research interests include programming languages and software engineering.
    • Wolfgang Losert, physics, joined CMNS in 2000. His research interests include the dynamic properties of complex systems at the convergence of physics, materials science and biology.
    • Kevin McIver, cell biology and molecular genetics, joined CMNS in 2006. His research interests include molecular mechanisms by which pathogens regulate their virulence repertoire in response to host signals. 
    • Antoine Mellet, mathematics, joined CMNS in 2007. His research interests include the study of transport phenomena and the analysis of nonlinear partial differential equations of elliptic and parabolic types.
    • Garegin Papoian, chemistry, joined CMNS in 2010. His research interests include understanding complex biological phenomena based on fundamental physical and chemical principles, including DNA packing in cells and cellular cytoskeleton and motility.
    • Ning Zeng, atmospheric and oceanic science, joined CMNS in 2005. His research interests include climate change and climate variability on time scales ranging from seasonal-interannual to glacial-interglacial cycles. 

Those promoted to Associate Professor with tenure are:

    • Ki-Yong Kim, physics, joined CMNS in 2008. His research interests include the intense, ultrafast laser interaction with atoms, molecules, solids and plasmas.
    • Vincent Lee, cell biology and molecular genetics, joined CMNS in 2007. His research interests include host-pathogen interactions of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, an opportunistic pathogen.
    • Karen Melnick, mathematics, joined CMNS in 2009. Her research interests include differential-geometric aspects of rigidity, Lorentz geometry and conformal pseudo-Riemannian geometry.
    • Joshua Singer, biology, joined CMNS in 2012. His research interests include understanding how the output of a neural circuit reflects the behaviors of the individual synapses and neurons that compose it. 
    • Arpita Upadhyaya, physics, joined CMNS in 2006. Her research interests include understanding how cellular mechanics and physical forces enable a cell to sense and respond to its physical environment. 
    • YuHuang Wang, chemistry, joined CMNS in 2008. His research interests include new chemical and physical phenomena at the very small length scale and nanostructured interfaces.

 

Media Relations Contact: Abby Robinson, 301-405-5845, abbyr@umd.edu

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About the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences
The College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences at the University of Maryland educates more than 7,000 future scientific leaders in its undergraduate and graduate programs. The college’s 10 departments and more than a dozen interdisciplinary research centers foster scientific discovery, with annual sponsored research funding exceeding $150 million.