Faculty

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Rana Abdul-Aziz

Senior Lecturer
International Literary and Cultural Studies
Modern Arabic Literature, High school Arabic pedagogy and curriculum design, second language acquisition, high school political science and philosophy instruction
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James Adler

Professor
Mathematics
Scientific computing and numerical analysis: Efficient computational methods for complex fluids, plasma physics, electromagnetism and other physical applications.
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Shuchin Aeron

Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
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
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Julian Agyeman

Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning and Fletcher Professor of Rhetoric and Debate
Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning
Sustainability policy and planning; environmental and food justice; intercultural cities
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Jenny Aker

Professor
The 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
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Aerielle Allen

Assistant Professor
Psychology
Social Processes, Intergroup Relations, Psychology of Racism and Social Equity
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Marty Allen

Associate Teaching Professor
Computer Science
Artificial intelligence, machine learning, reinforcement learning.
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Temor Amin-Arsala

Lecturer
Occupational Therapy
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Kwasi Ampene

Professor and Department Chair of Music
Music
Intersections between historical/lived experience, music, and social values; music ethnography; compositional conventions and theories in Akan music; Akan heritage of tangible and intangible stool regalia; music and social change, and Popular music.
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Chelsea Andrews

Research Assistant Professor
Center for Engineering Education Outreach
learning sciences, engineering education, design practices, design discourse, project-based learning
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Frank Apeseche

Professor of the Practice
Gordon Institute
The influences of strategy, organizational design and capital formation on prolonged enterprise performance
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Rachel Applebaum

Associate Professor
History
Modern Russia and Eastern Europe, the global Cold War, global communism, transnational history
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Marina Aptekman

Senior Lecturer
International Literary and Cultural Studies
Twentieth Century, Women Writers, Russian film, literature, culture and language, Russian and Soviet Jewish cultural history
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Emma Armstrong-Carter

Assistant Professor
Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study & Human Development
child development; research practice partnerships; prosocial development; children's caregiving for family; school policies educational success
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Ayse Asatekin

Associate Professor and Steve and Kristen Remondi Fellow
Chemical and Biological Engineering
membranes, polymer science, material science, separations, surface chemistry
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Timothy Atherton

Associate Professor
Physics & Astronomy
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.
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Nadine Aubry

Professor and Senior Advisor to the Dean of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Fluid dynamics, turbulence, reduced modeling of complex systems, dynamical systems theory, chaotic mixing, microfluidics, electrohydrodynamics, manipulation and assembly of nanoscale particles in microfluidics, biofluids
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Brian Aull

Professor of the Practice
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Photon-counting imaging, wavefront sensing, low-light passive imaging.
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Joseph Auner

Austin Fletcher Professor of Music and Dean of University College
Music
Music and technology, sound studies, Schoenberg and the Second Viennese School, turn of the century Paris and Vienna, and Weimar Berlin
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Jody Azzouni

Professor
Philosophy
Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Logic, Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Science
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Stephanie Badde

Stibel Family Assistant Professor of Brain and Cognitive Science
Psychology
Perception
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Chaewon Baek

Assistant Professor
Economics
Macroeconomics, Macro-labor, Macroeconometrics
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Laura Baffoni-Licata

Senior Lecturer
Romance Studies
20th-Century Italian Poetry; Italian Women Writers; Italian Literature of the Holocaust; Political Ideology in Italian Literature
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Ina Baghdiantz-McCabe

Professor and Darakjian Jafarian Chair of Armenian History
History
Armenia and Cross-Cultural World Early Modern Europe
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Nancy Baker

Professor
Occupational Therapy
Chronic Pain, Virtual Reality, Musculoskeletal Health, Ergonomics Nancy Baker's research focuses on ways to mitigate musculoskeletal pain, so people with chronic pain can increase their participation in everyday life. She focuses on three pain mitigation pathways: 1) workstation ergonomics to address work environment properties that propagate pain; 2) improving care delivery in CTS; and 3) virtual reality (VR) as a therapeutic medium for pain. Baker's research is eclectic and uses a variety of tools and techniques to answer her research questions. A new area for her, her current research examines how to implement VR into clinical practice. Here pilot work has looked at what types and dosages of VR are most effective, how different diagnoses, such as chronic back pain or osteoarthritis, respond to VR, and she has partnered with rehabilitation centers to trial different implementation practices. So far, her research consistently demonstrates that VR has a significant effect on pain and that it can be feasibly done by practicing therapists. Some results found a carryover of effect past the immediate VR session. Baker is also working with colleagues to examine new paradigms in carpal tunnel treatment and is completing a trial looking at dosage for standing desk use.
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Alessandra Balduini

Research Associate Professor
Biomedical Engineering
regulation, environment and pathology of megakarocytes to platelets
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Susan Barahal

Senior Lecturer
Education
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Aggeliki Barberopoulou

Lecturer
Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning
Natural Hazards, hazard mitigation, historical earthquakes and tsunamis
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Mary Barnes

Lecturer
Occupational Therapy
Group Theory & Practice; Functional Group Model; Occupational Therapy Fieldwork, Mentoring My scholarship has focussed on development of an instrument to measure outcomes of group leader training related to common leader skills and functions and occupational therapy fieldwork. I currently participate in research projects regarding professional development, occupational therapy education, and community based program evaluation.
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Maritsa Barros

Lecturer
DEIJ Leadership
Organizational Leadership Lived Experiences of CDOs
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Johes Bater

Assistant Professor
Computer Science
privacy-preserving analytics, federated databases, differential privacy, private data sharing, secure computation, database performance, data science, trustworthy database systems
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Denise Bates

Dean, University College
Provost's Office
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Nancy Bauer

Professor
Philosophy
Feminism, Existentialism and Phenomenology, Philosophical Method, Philosophy and Film
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Avner Baz

Professor and Department Chair of Philosophy
Philosophy
Ethics, Aesthetics, Epistemology, Kant, Wittgenstein, Ordinary Language Philosophy
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Linda Beardsley

Distinguished Senior Lecturer
Education
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.
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Pierre-Hugues Beauchemin

Associate Professor
Physics & Astronomy
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.
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Marie-Claire Beaulieu

Associate Professor
Classical Studies
Greek religion, Greek epigraphy, Medieval Latin, Digital Humanities
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Steven Bell

Assistant Teaching Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Engineering education, embedded systems, camera systems and computational photography
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Clay Bennett

Professor
Chemistry
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.
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Marina Bers

Affiliate
Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study & Human Development
learning technologies