PI/Department | Collaborator ^{†} : CS student/postdoc
| Synopsis of Project |
---|---|---|

Dr. Moshe Adrian/Mathematics | Dr. Geo Kam-Fai Tam / McMaster University | Computing Gauss sums over finite fields. Formulate a conjecture on the distribution of Gauss sums over finite fields. |

Dr. Jose Anadon/Biology | Dr. Andrés Giménez/ Universitat Miguel Hernández Dr. Eva Gracia Dr. Pedro Abellan Rodenas Roberto Rodriguez | Impact of habitat loss and fragmentation on viability and genetic structure of animal populations. An individual-based model is used to simulate the functioning of animal populations on both real and simulated landscapes to assess how habitat fragmentation impacts the genetic structure of populations and their probability of extinction. Funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology. |

Dr. Jose Anadon/Biology | Marlen Acosta | Impact of climate change on the distribution of tree species at regional scales. We will model the impact of climate change on the distribution of >1000 species in Mexico. Our goal is to identify those novel assemblage of species emerging from climate change (i.e. combinations of species that do not exist in present time) as well as those species assemblage that are more likely to disappear. |

Dr. Jeff Beeler/Psychology | Dr. Nathaniel Daw/NYU | Modeling mouse adaptive behavior using temporal difference algorithms. Fitting data from semi-naturalistic foraging studies with mice to temporal difference models to understand how reinforcement learning mechanisms mediate allocation of energy and decision-making that underlie adaptive behavioral strategies to different environmental conditions. |

Dr. Jeff Beeler/Psychology | Dr. Jakob Kisbye Dreyer/ University of Copenhagen | Using a simulation model of dopamine cell activity that is based on physiological parameters, this project is taking an information theory perspective to investigate how dopamine encodes information and how that information is decoded by different receptor populations. |

Dr. Jeff Beeler/Psychology | Danielle Aloicius ^{†}Alex White ^{†}
| Development of an immersion virtual reality system for mouse behavioral studies. Primary development objective includes the development of a domain specific language for scripting and operating the mouse virtual reality. |

Dr. Jin Fan/Psychology | Processing and modeling of fMRI data. | |

Dr. Jin Fan/Psychology Dr. Changhe Yuan/Computer Science | Dr. Tingting Wu Dr. Xiaoyuan Zhu ^{†}Cong Chen ^{†}
| Developing advanced Bayesian learning algorithms for in-depth understanding of the mechanisms underlying the functional connectivity of the human brain, which is one of the best ways to elucidate the neural pathways that underlie brain function and behavior. The current study would have a major breakthrough in brain imaging study theoretically and methodologically and would have important implications for clinical diagnosis and treatment. |

Dr. Christopher Hanusa/Mathematics | Miriam Striks ^{†}
| Study of discrete mathematical objects such as permutations, symmetry group elements, lattice point configurations, and core partitions. Computer generation of the set of objects under question gives exact data about the structure of these objects. Data analysis informs conjectures and proof techniques leading to new theorems. |

Dr. Christopher Hanusa/Mathematics |
Tamar Ehrenreich ^{†}Nick Catalano | Research in Combinatorics - Efficient search for mathematical sequences related to combinatorial questions. |

Dr. William Hersh/Chemistry | Eric Chan | Computer modeling of complex organic compounds, energy minimization of solution structures, and modeling of NMR spectra, particularly phosphorus NMR, as a means of identifying novel compounds that cannot be isolated and subject to standard analytical methods such as X-ray crystallography. |

Dr. Seogjoo Jang/Chemistry | Dr. Daniel Montemayor Dr. Eva Rivera Hiroko Ajiki Murali Devi | Simulation of exciton transfer in natural and synthetic light harvesting systems in order to examine and effectively manipulate important factors involved in determining the rate and efficiency of energy transfer. |

Dr. Seogjoo Jang/Chemistry | Eric Steimetz ^{†}Ester Aziz | Computer modeling of the molecular structure and thermodynamics/quantum mechanics of biological receptors, mainly the ones involved in photosynthesis and/or the smell receptors in the olfactory bulb. |

Dr. Adam Kapelner/Mathematics | Rebecca Katz ^{†}
| An Experiment to Detect Gender Bias in Book Sales and Preferences. |

Dr. David Lahti/Biology | Nikki Hanson ^{†}Ja-Ying Teresa Wu ^{†}Stacy Wang ^{†}
| Online bibliography of environmental thought. |

Dr. David Lahti/Biology Dr. Jose Anadon/Biology | Eric Roginek | Large-scale spatially explicit analysis of learned bird song. Songbird vocalizations are socially learned and thus can diverge across time and space like any other cultural trait. The object of this study is to quantify the variation in an extensive dataset of complex songs of the house finch (Haemorhous mexicanus), with a particular eye to understanding how these songs vary across space. |

Dr. Andrea Li/Psychology | Gideon Glass ^{†}Yuqian Zhang ^{†}
| Spatial vision under simulated visual impairment - Examination of how basic human visual perception is affected by simulated forms of visual impairment (e.g. blurring resulting from uncorrected refractive error, contrast reduction resulting from cataracts). Experiments are implemented to systematically present simple spatial patterns onscreen about which human subjects make perceptual judgments. |

Dr. Larry Liebovitch/Physics | Aisha Javid | Further development of a computational model (coupled non-linear ordinary differential equations) of how therapists and clients interact in psychotherapy, in particular, to understand how "ruptures" in the therapeutic relationship can be "repaired" by the therapist. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11571-011-9157-x |

Dr. Larry Liebovitch/Physics | David Futran ^{†} Devin Lee ^{†}
| Simulation of interacting small world networks. |

Dr. Larry Liebovitch/Physics | Ammad Khan ^{†}Javier Mucia ^{†}
| Data science analysis of factors in different cultures leading to sustainable peace as determined by machine learning analysis of published & on-line data sources. |

Dr. Larry Liebovitch/Physics | Mohamad Salimi^{†}
| Analysis of text and database inofrmation. |

Dr. Lev Murokh/Physics | Davneet Kaur | Computational solutions to equations that provide new insight on factors affecting the optical properties of quantum dot, which is one of the most important building blocks of novel electronic and photonic devices. |

Dr. Lev Murokh/Physics | Dr. Vasiliy Znamenskiy | Molecular dynamics simulation. |

Dr. Yoko Nomura/Psychology | Serena Schauer ^{†}
| A longitudinal study of female participants through their pregnancy including creation of the front-end and back-end of a database. |

Dr. Alexey Ovchinnikov/Mathematics | Richard Gustavson | In this project, we give upper and lower bounds on the number of differentiations one has to apply to a system of polynomial PDEs to verify whether it is consistent. This would immediately lead to a complexity estimate. For the lower bound, we are constructing a series of examples, and testing them on a high-performance computer. |

Dr. Alexey Ovchinnikov/Mathematics | Peter Thompson | Investigates upper bounds on degrees to algorithmically verify whether a system of polynomial differential equations is integrable. |

Dr. Alexey Ovchinnikov/Mathematics | Esha Sawant | Parameter identification in models. |

Dr. Alexey Ovchinnikov/Mathematics | Gleb Pogudin/NYU & CUNY | Theory and algorithms for symbolic and symbolic-numeric techniques for systems of polynomial differential and difference equations and applications to the sciences, including parameter identification problems in biology and chemistry. |

Dr. Alex Ryba/Computer Science | Richard Parker | Matrices over finite fields. https://meataxe64.wordpress.com/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_A._Parker |

Dr. John Terilla/Mathematics | Neural networks. | |

Dr. Luat Vuong/Physics | Joseph Hui ^{†}
| We investigate energy transfer and heat flow in nanofluids, or nanoparticles in liquids, via particle tracking and improved models of the optical propagation. |

Dr. Luat Vuong/Physics | Benjamin Kusin ^{†}
| We study the mechanical forces and voltages that arise via the presence of chiral hybrid surface plasmons on nanoparticles. http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?uri=ome-4-11-2355 |

Dr. Luat Vuong/Physics | Andy Rivas ^{†}
| Data-scraping the ISI citation networks. |

Dr. Chuixiang Yi/SEES | Xiyan Xu | 3D numerical simulations of wind vector, temperature, CO2 around a eddy-flux tower in complex terrain. |

Dr. Chuixiang Yi/SEES | Kat Jensen Suhua Wei | Climate change and terrestrial ecosystem performance. |

Dr. Chuixiang Yi/SEES | Christine Ramadhin | Nonlinear dynamics of paleoclimate transition. |

Dr. Chuixiang Yi/SEES | David Kim ^{†}Derek Mu Mike Taubman ^{†}
| A database for research in climate-ecosystem interactions. |

Dr. Chuixiang Yi/SEES | Dr. Shoichi Furuyama/ Toyama National College of Technology | Computational fluid dynamics. |