Faculty

A set of core faculty, here referred to as the Data Science Program Review Board, will oversee the offering of the program and its growth, including:

Elke Angelika Rundensteiner

Elke Angelika Rundensteiner

Contact Information:

Fuller Laboratories, 238
Phone: +1-508-831-5815
Fax: +1-508-831-5776
rundenst@wpi.edu
Website

Elke Angelika Rundensteiner

My research focuses on how to make use of data and information in an effective manner - for achieving goals in business, scientific discovery, health services, or personal endeavors. I love every moment of working with students and colleagues at WPI. Read more...

Mohamed Eltabakh

Mohamed Eltabakh

Contact Information:

Fuller Laboratories, 235
Phone: +1-508-831-6421
Fax: +1-508-831-5776
meltabakh@wpi.edu
Website

Mohamed Eltabakh

Professor Eltabakh’s research is in the area of database management systems and information management, currently exploring possible extensions to database management systems and Hadoop framework to support scientific applications and health-care systems. Read more...

Xiangnan Kong

Xiangnan Kong

Contact Information:

Fuller Laboratories, 147
xkong@wpi.edu
Website

Xiangnan Kong

Professor Kong’s research interests focus on data mining and big data analysis, with emphasis on addressing the data variety issues in biomedical research and social computing. Read more...

Eleanor Loiacono

Eleanor T. Loiacono

Contact Information:

Washburn Shops, 209
Phone: +1-508-831-5206
Fax: +1-508-831-5720
eloiacon@wpi.edu

Eleanor T. Loiacono

Eleanor T. Loiacono encourages her students to challenge themselves beyond the comfort of the classroom and was awarded the Moruzzi Award for Innovation in Undergraduate Education for the development of an externally sponsored design competition requiring students to develop a comprehensive network plan based on a "real" Request for Proposal (RFP). Students find the competition a challenging and valuable exercise in preparing for the future. Read more...

Randy Paffenroth

Randy Paffenroth

Contact Information:

Stratton Hall, 105c
Phone: +1-508-831-6562
rcpaffenroth@wpi.edu

Randy Paffenroth

I am looking forward to working with students at all levels and backgrounds who share an interest in mathematics, software, or data. Some problems that have captured my interest include network analysis for cyber defense; signal processing and inference for arrays of chemical sensors; and compression and analysis of geospatial data. Read more...

Joseph Petruccelli

Joseph D. Petruccelli

Contact Information:

Stratton Hall, 105C
Phone: +1-508-831-5362
Fax: +1-508-831-5824
jdp@wpi.edu

Joseph D. Petruccelli

Recently, I have focused my energies more on statistics education as well as collaborations with researchers in other fields, primarily the biomedical sciences. I enjoy teaching statistics courses at all levels, both undergraduate and graduate. Read more...

Carolina Ruiz

Carolina Ruiz

Contact Information:

Fuller Laboratories, 232
Phone: +1-508-831-5640
Fax: +1-508-831-5776
ruiz@wpi.edu
Website

Carolina Ruiz

Carolina Ruiz's research interests are in data mining, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. In addition to being a faculty member in cs, she is a founder and active member of the bioinformatics and computational biology program at WPI. Read more...

Diane Strong

Diane M Strong

Contact Information:

Washburn Shops, 205
Phone: +1-508-831-5573
Fax: +1-508-831-5720
dstrong@wpi.edu

Diane M Strong

My teaching focuses on how organizations use computing technologies such as databases and enterprise systems. Students in my classes and on my MQP teams learn to design computing applications that address organizational needs. My research complements my teaching. For example, I am working with healthcare organizations using electronic health records systems to improve healthcare delivery. Read more...

Andrew Trapp

Andrew C. Trapp

Contact Information:

Washburn Shops, 207
Phone: +1-508-831-4935
Fax: +1-508-831-5720
atrapp@wpi.edu
Website

Andrew C. Trapp

I love the art of teaching because it provides an opportunity to give back from all that I've received. I enjoy the back-and-forth interplay with students, with alternative questions and answers, because these connections foster learning on both sides. One of my goals is to make the course content relevant through proper integration of technology as well as aspects of my research. Read more...

Domokos Vermes

Domokos Vermes

Contact Information:

Stratton Hall
dvermes@wpi.edu

Domokos Vermes

His current research includes Analysis & modeling of financial volatility and of volatility-based instruments using theory and massively parallel computing. Read more...

Jian Zou

Jian Zou

Contact Information:

Stratton Hall, 102
Phone: +1-508-831-6428
Fax: +1-508-831-5886
jzou@wpi.edu
Website

Jian Zou

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Affiliated Faculty Department / Program
Emmanuel O. Agu Computer Science Department, Bioinformatics & Computational Biology Program
Ivon Arroyo Social Science and Policy Studies Department, Learning Sciences and Technologies Program
Joseph Beck Computer Science Department, Learning Sciences and Technologies Program
Marcel Y. Blais Mathematical Sciences Department
Donald Brown Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Luca Capogna Mathematical Sciences Department
Ki H. Chon, Biomedical Engineering Department
Soussan Djamasbi School of Business
Jim Doyle Social Science and Policy Studies Department
Thomas Eisenbarth Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Michael Elmes School of Business
Brenton Faber Humanities & Arts Department
Patrick Flaherty Biomedical Engineering Department, Bioinformatics & Computational Biology Program
Janice Gobert Social Science and Policy Studies Department, Learning Sciences and Technologies Program
Adrienne Hall-Phillips School of Business
Neil T. Heffernan Computer Science Department, Learning Sciences and Technologies Program
Micha Hofri Computer Science Department
Xinming Huang Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Mayer Humi Mathematical Sciences Department
Sharon Johnson School of Business
Chickery Kasouf School of Business
Renata Konrad School of Business
Lifeng Lai Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Yehia Massoud Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Fabienne Miller School of Business
Sarah D. Olson Mathematical Sciences Department
Michael Radzicki Social Science and Policy Studies Department
Elizabeth Ryder Biology & Biotechnology Department, Bioinformatics & Computational Biology Program
Marcus Sarkis Mathematical Sciences Department
Randy Paffenroth Mathematical Sciences Department
Gabor Sarkozy Computer Science Department
Stephan Sturm Mathematical Sciences Department
Berk Sunar Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Dalin Tang Mathematical Sciences Department
Steven Taylor School of Business
Bengisu Tulu School of Business
Bogdan Vernescu Mathematical Sciences Department
Homer F. Walker Mathematical Sciences Department
Justin Wang School of Business
Matthew O. Ward Computer Science Department, Bioinformatics & Computational Biology Program
Suzanne L. Weekes Mathematical Sciences Department
E. Vance Wilson School of Business
Zheyang Wu Mathematical Sciences Department, Bioinformatics & Computational Biology Program
Amy Zeng School of Business
Joe Zhu School of Business
 
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  • Kong

    Faculty Profile

    Name: Xiangnan Kong
    Department: Computer Science
    Title: Assistant Professor

    Xiangnan Kong’s research involves both data mining and analysis, as he works to discover meaningful patterns in vast amounts of data and extract those patterns to make predictions.

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  • Randy Paffenroth

    Faculty Profile

    Name: Randy Paffenroth
    Department: Mathematics
    Title: Visiting Associate Professor

    Bridging mathematics, computer science, and software engineering, he tackles large scale data analytics from multiple angles—proving theorems and using those theorems to find solutions.

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  • Andrew Trapp

    Faculty Profile

    Name: Andrew Trapp
    Department: School of Business
    Title: Assistant Professor

    Trapp focuses on optimization over large data sets—designing and refining algorithms that find optimal solutions to complex problems using large, and at times incomplete, sets of data.

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