Faculty

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Mark Kachanov

Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanics of materials; effective properties of heterogeneous materials; microstructure-property relationships; applications to material science
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Kiyomi Kagawa

Distinguished Senior Lecturer
International Literary and Cultural Studies
language pedagogy second language acquisition
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Mimi Kao

Associate Professor
Biology
Neural basis of vocal communication
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David Kaplan

Distinguished Professor, Stern Family Professor of Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
biopolymer engineering, biomaterials, material science, tissue engineering, bioengineering, cellular agriculture
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George Karamanis

Research Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering
1) Electromechanical and electronic devices. 2) FEA and CFD modeling. 3) Thermal management of electronic
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Milod Kazerounian

Assistant Teaching Professor
Computer Science
programming languages, type systems, dynamic languages
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Jess Keiser

Associate Professor
English
Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Literature History of Science History and Theory of the Novel Eighteenth-Century Aesthetics Philosophy and Literature
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Erin Kelly

Fletcher Professor of Philosophy
Philosophy
Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law
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Erica Kemmerling

Assistant Teaching Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Fluid mechanics, flow in the human body, hemodynamics, aneurysms, heart development, flow in tumors, cardiac assist devices
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Hassaan Furqan Khan

Assistant Professor
Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning
water systems analysis, urban water management, environmental justice and equity
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Usman Khan

Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Optimization and Control, Machine Learning, Signal Processing, Graph Theory, Decentralized Algorithms
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Stephanie Khoury

Lecturer
Music
Arts in post-colonial, post-war, migration and diasporic contexts; Music and dance in the formation of collective memory; Music and social justice; Intangible cultural heritage in relation to transnationalism and globalization; Digital humanities and digital sound archives; Soundscapes and the musical construction of place; Southeast Asian performing arts, and contemporary pop music.
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Kareem Khubchandani

Associate Professor
Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies
Performance Studies; queer studies; South Asian studies
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Misha Kilmer

William Walker Professor of Mathematics
Mathematics
Numerical Linear and Multilinear Algebra, Scientific Computing, Image Reconstruction and Restoration
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Monica Kim

Senior Lecturer
Philosophy
Ethics, Chinese philosophy
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Cynthia Kinnan

Associate Professor
Economics
Development Economics, Applied Microeconomics
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Matt Kirchman

Lecturer
Museum Studies
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Arkadz Kirshtein

Norbert Wiener Fellow
Mathematics
PDE analysis and computations, complex fluids, numerical analysis, mathematical modeling in physics and engineering, mathematical modeling in biology and medicine, bioinformatics, fluid dynamics, finite difference schemes.
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Michael Klein

William L. Clayton Professor of International Economic Affairs
The Fletcher School
World capital markets Exchange rate management Foreign direct investment Consequences of international capital controls Effects of international factors on United States labor market
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Theo Klimstra

Senior Lecturer
Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study & Human Development
Adolescence and young adulthood; identity development; personality development; narrative identity; quantitative methods (including structural equation models)
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Magaly Koch

Part-time Lecturer
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Geology and hydrology of arid lands, coastal environmental change, natural hazards
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Shiori Koizumi

Senior Lecturer
International Literary and Cultural Studies
Japanese Language
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Valencia Koomson

Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
design of silicon-based mixed-mode VLSI systems (analog, digital, RF, optical), analog signal processing, and optoelectronic system-on-chip modeling and integration for applications in optical wireless communication and biomedical imaging
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Milo Koretsky

McDonnell Family Bridge Professor in Chemical and Biological Engineering and Education
Chemical and Biological Engineering
engineering education research, learning and engagement in the university classroom, development of disciplinary practices, instructional design and technology development, instructional practices, organizational change, social practice theory
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Karen Kosinski

Senior Lecturer
Environmental Studies
Infectious diseases, global health, One Health, schistosomiasis, water infrastructure
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Samuel Kounaves

Professor
Chemistry
Planetary Chemical Analysis & Astrobiology - In the search for life in our solar system over the past several decades, it has become increasingly clear that there may be multiple worlds besides Earth that either once had or may still have environments capable of supporting microbial life as we know it. Our current research is focused on two aspects of this search: (1) In the search for life on Mars, one key question is; how are biologically-produced molecules (biomarkers) altered when exposed to solar ultraviolet radiation in the presence of oxychlorines and their intermediate formation products? To help answer this question we are investigating the "fragmentation" patterns of such altered biogenic compounds which could then be used to identify the original biomarker and thus provide evidence for life on Mars. (2) We are developing in-situ analytical instrumentation that is designed to unambiguously detect microbial life and determine the habitability of planetary environments that may be present at the surface or subsurface of Mars, and the oceans of icy-worlds such as Saturn's moon Enceladus or Jupiter's moon Europa.
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Hoda Koushyar

Assistant Teaching Professor
Mechanical Engineering
biomechanics, applied mechanics, materials characterization, engineering education
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Janet Krevolin

Professor of the Practice
Biomedical Engineering
medical device design and development
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Joshua Kritzer

Professor
Chemistry
Bioorganic, Biophysical, & Chemical Biology. Peptides and their mimetics can target protein surfaces in ways small molecules rarely do, making peptide libraries attractive for screening for nontraditional modes of action. The Kritzer research group takes advantage of peptide and peptidomimetic libraries to bypass many of the disadvantages of small molecule screening. They also explore how modifications such as substitution of peptide bonds with isosteres, amide N-methylation, and head-to-tail cyclization affect the activities, specificities, and bioavailabilities of functional peptides. By combining powerful techniques from organic synthesis, biophysical chemistry, molecular biology and genetics, they are developing new molecules and new strategies to attack cancer, inflammation, and autoimmune diseases.
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Sergiy Kryatov

Distinguished Senior Lecturer
Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry. Kinetics and mechanism of oxygen and hydrogen peroxide activation by metal complexes.
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Daniel Kuchma

Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
design, behavior, and modeling of concrete structures
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Margarita Kuleva

Visiting Scholar
School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts
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Krishna Kumar

Robinson Professor of Chemistry
Chemistry
Bioorganic Chemistry and Chemical Biology The research interests of the Kumar laboratory are centered on the (1) use of chemistry to design molecules to interrogate and illuminate fundamental mechanisms in biology, or be used as therapeutics; and (2) use of biology to "evolve" and "select" molecules that can perform chemistry in non-biological and medicinal settings. These are some questions we are trying to answer: (i) Is it possible to design and mimic natural proteins and other biological macromolecules by use of building blocks that nature does not use – and whether such constructs can be endowed with properties that are not found in biology?; (ii) How did the first enzymes arise in the imagined Darwin's pond – is there a way to recreate this scenario and in the process develop a fundamentally new method to create enzymes?; (iii) Biology uses phase separation, that is, clustering of different compounds in confined locations – a process that is key in orchestrating the daily activities of a cell – can we find methods that can predictably dictate where molecules are located in a given environment and thereby direct the phenotype that is generated?; (iv) Can we rationally design small molecules and peptides that can function against antibiotic resistant bacteria that are threatening the most basic tenet of modern medicine?
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Sunil Kumar

President, Tufts University and Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Performance evaluation and control of manufacturing systems, service operations, and communications networks, Optimization methods and control theory
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Gina Kuperberg

Dennett Stibel Professor of Cognitive Science
Psychology
Cognitive Neuroscience, Language (semantics), Clinical cognitive neuroscience
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Edward Kutsoati

Associate Professor
Economics
Applied Microeconomics
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Angela Lai

Assistant Teaching Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Medical Device Design, Biomedical Engineering, Engineering Education, Thrombosis, Blood-material Interactions
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Jonathan Lamontagne

Associate Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
water resources, decision making under uncertainty, hydrologic statistics, integrated global change assessment
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Susan Landau

Professor in Cyber Security and Policy
The Fletcher School
Cybersecurity policy, Privacy, Communications Surveillance
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Daniele Lantagne

Research Professor
Feinstein International Center
water, sanitation, hygiene, infectious diseases, developing countries, emergencies
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Yingjie Lao

Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
trusted AI, hardware security, electronic design automation, VLSI architectures for machine learning and emerging cryptographic systems, and AI for healthcare and biomedical applications.
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Ron Lasser

Professor of the Practice
Electrical and Computer Engineering
digital image processing, computer animation, swarm robotics, innovation, engineering method & design
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Melinda Latour

Associate Professor
Music
Expertise: Musicology; Research interests: 16th and 17th c. Music; the Cultural History of Philosophy; Stoicism and Neostoicism; Tone and Timbre; Mexican Music.