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Senior Lecturer, International Literary and Cultural Studies
Research Interests: Modern Arabic Literature, High school Arabic pedagogy and curriculum design, second language acquisition, high school political science and philosophy instruction
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Research Interests: Fluid Mechanics, Rheology, Electrohydrodynamics, Fluidic devices.
Associate Professor, Mathematics
Research Interests: Scientific computing and numerical analysis: Efficient computational methods for complex fluids, plasma physics, electromagnetism and other physical applications.
Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Interests: data science, statistical signal processing, inverse problems, compressed sensing, information theory, convex optimization, machine learning, algorithms for geophysical signal processing, compressed sensing architectures and evaluation, video and image data acquisition and processing
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Interests: Precision microwave, millimeter, terahertz, and submillimeter wave, far-infrared, and infrared wave measurement techniques and instrumentation; millimeter and submillimeter wave sources, detectors, and systems; solid, liquid, and gaseous state physics, spectroscopy, material characterization and studies, complex dielectric permittivity, and complex magnetic permeability measurements of dielectric and magnetic materials; and theoretical studies of polymeric, glassy, amorphous, and chemical vapor deposition (CVD) grown materials, ceramic, and semiconductor materials, thin films, liquids and fluids, electronic, biological, and magnetic materials.
Professor, Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning
Research Interests: Sustainability policy and planning; environmental and food justice; intercultural cities
Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning and Interim Chair, Fletcher Professor of Rhetoric and Debate, Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning
Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning
Sustainability policy and planning; environmental and food justice; intercultural cities
Professor, Fletcher School
-Economic development in Africa, with a primary focus on the impact of information and information technology on development outcomes, particularly in the areas of agriculture, agricultural marketing and education -The relationship between shocks and agricultural food market performance -The determinants of agricultural technology adoption -Technology and educational outcomes
Associate Teaching Professor, Computer Science
Research Interests: Artificial intelligence, machine learning, reinforcement learning.
Research Interests: American Literature Environmental Humanities U.S. Literature and Race Studies
Research Assistant Professor, Center for Engineering Education Outreach
Research Interests: learning sciences, engineering education, design practices, design discourse, project-based learning
Professor of the Practice, Gordon Institute
Research Interests: The influences of strategy, organizational design and capital formation on prolonged enterprise performance
Associate Professor, History
Research Interests: Modern Russia and Eastern Europe, the cultural Cold War, global communism, transnational history
Lecturer, International Literary and Cultural Studies
Research Interests: Twentieth Century, Women Writers, Russian film, literature, culture and language, Russian and Soviet Jewish cultural history
Research Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research Interests: Mathematical modeling, fate and transport of contaminants, remediation.
Associate Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Research Interests: membranes, polymer science, material science, separations, surface chemistry
Associate Professor, Physics & Astronomy
Research Interests: Condensed Matter Physics, Soft materials, Colloids, Liquid Crystals, Computational Physics, Physics Education Soft matter physics is the study of matter that is all around us in everyday life: soaps, oil, foods, sand, foams, and biological matter. All of these are readily deformable at room temperature and combine properties of both fluids and solids. Despite their ubiquity, these materials are extremely complicated. Unlike simple fluids like water, they have rich internal structure; unlike crystalline solids they are typically not periodically ordered. Moreover, they exist in long-lived metastable states far from equilibrium and respond to stimuli such as applied electric and magnetic fields, temperature and pressure. My work seeks to understand how these materials respond to shape: how they self-organize on curved surfaces or in complex geometries and how this knowledge can be used both to sculpt desirable shapes at the microscopic scale and create shape changing systems like soft robots. We use high performance computing to simulate and predict these behaviors and work closely with experimentalists at Tufts and beyond.
Senior Advisor, Office of the Provost and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Provost's Office
Fluid dynamics, turbulence, reduced modeling of complex systems, dynamical systems theory, chaotic mixing, microfluidics, electrohydrodynamics, manipulation and assembly of nanoscale particles in microfluidics, biofluids
Lecturer, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Interests: Photon-counting imaging, wavefront sensing, low-light passive imaging.
Research Interests: Music and technology, sound studies, Schoenberg and the Second Viennese School, turn of the century Paris and Vienna, and Weimar Berlin
Research Interests: Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Logic, Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Science
Senior Lecturer, Romance Studies
Research Interests: 20th-Century Italian Poetry; Italian Women Writers; Italian Literature of the Holocaust; Political Ideology in Italian Literature
Research Interests: Armenia and Cross-Cultural World Early Modern Europe
Assistant Professor, English
Research Interests: Black Studies Literary and Critical Theory Film and Media Studies Digital Humanities Gender and Sexuality
Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy
Research Interests: Musculoskeletal Health, Ergonomics, Evidence-Base Practice and Knowledge Translation Nancy Baker's research focuses on the musculoskeletal health disorders. Her research reflects a synthesis of preventing work related hand injuries (ergonomics), examining conservative treatments for work-related hand injuries, particularly carpal tunnel syndrome, and treating chronic pain. Her expertise in clinical hand biomechanics has also led to collaborations with others interested in the effect of disability on hand coordination, including glaucoma and rheumatic conditions. Baker's research is eclectic and uses a variety of tools and techniques to answer her research questions. She has experience with instrument development (Keyboard – Personal Computer Style [K-PeCS); motion capture analysis of upper extremity function; and has completed two randomized clinical trials, one on computer keyboard use, and one comparing conservative treatments of carpal tunnel syndrome. She has developed skills in large dataset analyses and is developing health systems intervention research to improve the care of people with carpal tunnel syndrome. She is developing methods to use Immersive Virtual Reality to treat chronic pain. From her experiences in work rehabilitation, Baker developed an interest in epidemiology and population level research. She obtained a Master's of Public Health in Epidemiology in 2009, and was a guest researcher at the Centers for Disease Control Division of Population Health: Arthritis, Epilepsy, and Well-Being Branch from 2014 to 2015. She is currently exploring how knowledge translation and implementation science can be used to increase the uptake of evidence-based treatments in occupational therapy.
Research Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: regulation, environment and pathology of megakarocytes to platelets
Lecturer, Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning
Research Interests: Natural Hazards, hazard mitigation, historical earthquakes and tsunamis
Lecturer, Occupational Therapy
Research Interests: Group Theory & Practice; Functional Group Model; Occupational Therapy Fieldwork, Mentoring My current and ongoing scholarship focus is on development of an instrument to measure outcomes of group leader training related to common leader behaviors. I continue to participate in research projects regarding occupational therapy fieldwork and community based program evaluation.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Research Interests: privacy-preserving analytics, federated databases, di erential privacy, private data sharing, secure computation, database performance, data science, trustworthy database systems
Research Interests: Feminism, Existentialism and Phenomenology, Philosophical Method, Philosophy and Film
Research Interests: Ethics, Aesthetics, Epistemology, Kant, Wittgenstein, Ordinary Language Philosophy
Senior Lecturer, Education
Research Interests: Linda's research interests include developing effective partnerships between higher education and public schools, training teachers to teach in urban settings, and integrating technology into classroom teaching. Her articles and book reviews have been published in Childhood Education, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, The Newslink, Helping Young Children Learn, and Massachusetts Department of Education publications.
Associate Professor, Physics & Astronomy
Research Interests: Experimental High Energy Physics My research focuses on the discovery of new fundamental particles of nature, as well as on the understanding of the behavior of the known particles. To do this, I participate in the ATLAS experiment, one of the two general-purpose detectors at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. My work currently consists in analyzing data in order to: Perform precision measurements leading to a better understanding of the strong interaction within the QCD theoretical framework; Search for new physics in events involving large amount of missing energy, typical signature of new particles that interact very weakly with normal matter such as dark matter candidate; Develop and estimate the performance of the ATLAS trigger system. This last aspect of my work also involves software development and a participation in the detector operation. I'm focusing my efforts on the Missing Energy trigger. The Standard Model of particle physics, despite being very successful, cannot be the end of the story. It contains a certain number of theoretical dissatisfactions. Of all the possibilities, I believe that dark matter is one of our best guess. Its existence is based on experimental facts, and the mass scale of dark matter particles, in the case where it is the right explanation, should be accessible at the LHC. Its existence would be inferred by the observation of missing energy in subset of all collected events. Looking for excesses of events involving large amount of missing energy over expectations is a promising way to look for dark matter at the LHC. My approach is to carry such search by performing precision measurements of Standard Model quantities, to optimize the sensitivity of the analysis to such new particles. Predictions using quantum chromodynamics (QCD) implies many approximations, assumptions or simplifications at various levels. These could lead to large systematic uncertainties on various Standard Model predictions, possibly leading to significant limits in our sensitivity to new phenomena. My research try to determine which of the simplifications and approximations are acceptable at the level of precision needed for a new physics discovery. To this end, I investigate events that contain a vector boson and jets, as they are sensitive to such physics and yet provide a clean enough environment to allow for high precision measurements. These are also the most important background to a wide range of new physics signature. As a side, I am also interested in the philosophy of physics, focusing on epistemological aspects of experiments and simulations as used in High Energy Physics.
Associate Professor, Classical Studies
Research Interests: Greek religion, Greek epigraphy, Medieval Latin, Digital Humanities
Professor, Occupational Therapy
Research Interests: Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation Science; Activity Performance and Participation of Children, Youth and Young Adults with Disabilities; Measurement and Intervention Development and Testing The ultimate aim of my research is to promote activity performance and participation of children, youth, and young adults with disabilities across the lifespan. I am particularly interested in assessment and intervention approaches that identify and build upon what individuals already know and do to manage their daily life routines and participate in meaningful activities. I have developed a number of measures as primary author such as the Child and Adolescent Scale of Participation (CASP) and as co-author such as the Participation and Environment Measure for Children and Youth (PEM-CY). My most recent project (Social participation And Navigation or SPAN) involves the development and testing of an app-based coaching intervention to promote social participation of teenagers and transition-age young adults with acquired brain injuries and other conditions. (See personal website for current and past work and resources).
Assistant Teaching Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Interests: Engineering education, embedded systems, camera systems and computational photography
Research Interests: Organic Synthesis, Carbohydrate Chemistry, Synthetic Methodology, Bioorganic Chemistry. Complex carbohydrates play critical roles in a number of biological processes including, protein folding, cellular adhesion and signaling. Despite their importance, very little is understood about the molecular basis of their activity. This is largely due to the fact that the only source of pure oligosaccharides is tedious multi-step synthesis, which can take months or even years to compete. Our research is focused on developing methodologies, based on asymmetric catalysis, to streamline complex oligosaccharide synthesis. Ultimately such methods will aid in the rapid and routine preparation of oligosaccharides for biophysical studies and drug discovery.
Professor, Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study & Human Development
Research Interests: learning technologies
Senior Lecturer, Romance Studies
Research Interests: Hispanic Linguistics, Language change, Heritage Language Teaching
Research Interests: Applied and Theoretical Economic Models and Empirics
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: cardiovascular tissue engineering, dynamic tissue mechanics and visualization, computational modeling, myocardial infarction, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, cardiogenesis
Professor, Fletcher School
-Agricultural development -Economic growth -Political economy -Development economics, particularly food and agricultural policy, growth, and political economy